Bispecific Antibodies Close in on Cancer
Plotting Molecular Pincer Movements, Denying Cancer Room to Maneuver
Resolving Nonspecific Binding, Regeneration and Other Problems
Researchers Turn to Cloud Computing as Genomic Sequencing Data Threatens to Overwhelm Traditional IT Systems
Seeking Young Scientists for Research in Space
Sounds of Science Podcasts
We all know that getting a vaccine is no fun but, fortunately, reading about vaccines is much less painful. One must credit the people behind VIOLIN (Vaccine Investigation and Online Information Network) at the University of Michigan Medical School for making the mining of vaccine-related information so pain-free, as they have created a wonderfully thorough site for all things vaccine. VIOLIN places at your fingertips information about vaccine research at all stages of development, whether the potential vaccine is preclinical, clinical, or already on the shelf as a commercially available product. The only cringe-worthy aspect of this site is the gross overuse of hybrid words in the menu bar. Given that the menu bar is supposed to give visitors to the site direction to various resources, I did not find terms like “Vaxpresso, Vaxign, Vaxgen,” and “Vaxjo” to be helpful at all. I appreciate a portmanteau as much as the next person, but I found the sheer number on this site simply Vax-nnoying.