Predatory Open Access: Part 1 – A Sting Op and Indictment of the OA Model

In the last couple of days, an article from Science has literally gone viral in the scientific circles. It is yet another indictment of what Jeffrey Beall has termed as Predatory Open Access. In a series of posts, I shall comment on this issue. In the first post of this series, I talk about briefly regarding the Science article that is making such waves. In the subsequent posts, … Continue reading Predatory Open Access: Part 1 – A Sting Op and Indictment of the OA Model

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Rapid Revision: Serum Sickness Like Reactions

Background: Serum sickness like reaction is a rare but well-recognized adverse effect with certain drugs, especially antibiotics, amongst which Cefaclor is particularly famous for this. The condition mimics typical serum sickness, which is a type III Hypersensitivity reaction but has not been associated with a similar pathophysiology. In fact the pathogenesis of serum sickness like reactions is still unknown for the best part. The main … Continue reading Rapid Revision: Serum Sickness Like Reactions

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At-Taq of the Clones: @ZDoggMD Beware!

So you thought that science communication was all droll and boring lectures by nerdy looking professors who spout big words which work better than any sleeping pills man has made till date? Well, I am sure your fears had been dispelled by the awesome ZDoggMD and crew. I was also limited to his brand of awesomeness, until, cruising around the interwebs, I stumbled onto the … Continue reading At-Taq of the Clones: @ZDoggMD Beware!

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Science 3.0 Blogging Contest #WIN!

Thanks to the wonderful folks over at Science 3.0 for selecting my blog post as the winner for the Open Science themed contest for May! It is an especially gratifying win because this is a topic that I feel about strongly. Open Access and Open science are the way forward if we have to make science accessible to all. I get some gifts from F1000, … Continue reading Science 3.0 Blogging Contest #WIN!

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Cochrane Students’ Journal Club: An Introduction

Why this Journal Club? Three simple reasons.. To provide students with an opportunity to critically read literature outside their key area of study: To provide students with an opportunity to critically discuss scientific papers. To sensitize them to EBM. Okay. So this is how it goes… A clinical scenario asking a question on the potential management of the case will be posted on the 1st … Continue reading Cochrane Students’ Journal Club: An Introduction

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