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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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January 15, 2009

The Blogroll

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Posted by Derek

This is long, long, overdue, but I've finally gone through the blogroll and cleared out the dead sites, of which there are (were) many. Stage Two will be adding news ones. I already have a list going, with an eye on getting them in this weekend, but I'd be glad to hear about others that I might have missed. Chemistry / biology / pharma / science blogs that I don't yet link to, anyone? Add 'em to the comments if you have some, and thanks!

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1. Ben on January 15, 2009 11:51 AM writes...

Bench Press!

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2. Zemyla on January 15, 2009 12:16 PM writes...

Chemical Musings seems to be dead.

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3. Anonymous on January 15, 2009 2:07 PM writes...

Biofind Rumor Mill?

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4. ggs on January 15, 2009 2:35 PM writes...

Pharmalot was the site I looked-up for day -to day news on the pharma industry. Since it is no more, any site which can replace will be very useful.

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5. Jim H on January 15, 2009 2:36 PM writes...

FredCoBio: it's only about biotech happening in my little biosphere, but I do get some good insider information, at times!

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6. Stiv on January 15, 2009 2:45 PM writes...

Kinase Pro is still there, isn't it? perhaps not as active as it used to be, but still, there have been sporadic postings, even two in the last month.

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7. Stiv on January 15, 2009 2:50 PM writes...

Also, although it is from a commercial site, the Sigma-Aldrich chemblog is updated several times a month and has some decent reviews in it:

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9. Benchslave on January 15, 2009 4:22 PM writes...

This one is quite interesting to read.

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10. Anonymous on January 15, 2009 4:49 PM writes...

A link to Fierce Pharma alongside Fierce Biotech seems appropriate. There is a lot of overlap, but some distinction between the news services / blogs.

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11. Urcher on January 15, 2009 5:22 PM writes...

It's more a technology and gadgets blog with a science twist than a science blog, but it's where I learned about this blog, so it can't be all bad.

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12. China Bonding on January 15, 2009 7:07 PM writes...

An american chemist's experience in a chinese CRO

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13. Nathan on January 15, 2009 7:33 PM writes...

Here's one - it's rather "antipharma", but it makes for an interesting read. The author posts almost daily about Schering-Plough related news topic and pharma related topics.

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14. Andres Heuberger on January 15, 2009 9:58 PM writes...

A look at drug and device issues from a language and technology perspective.

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15. eugene on January 15, 2009 11:37 PM writes...

Looks like "Young Female Scientist" still hasn't found a job. And now the economy is in a really bad shape and her fellowship is running out. It's starting to look like a bad re-run of that "Living the Scientific Life" blog from a few years ago. Except that the bird scientist is still posting pretty pictures while being unemployed so I'm starting to read that more than YFS these days.

I just don't know if I could bear it if YFS didn't get a job... I'd be seriously depressed even though it's a complete anonymous stranger. Oh, the drama!

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16. Chemjobber on January 16, 2009 1:06 AM writes...

I would certainly appreciate a link. I promise to provide only the best in quantitative and qualitative analysis of the chemistry job market.

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17. Anthony on January 16, 2009 8:19 AM writes...

On fragment-based drug design

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18. Zsolt Zsoldos on January 16, 2009 10:27 AM writes...

I would appreciate if you find the SimBioSys blog worthy of inclusion:


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19. Sili on January 16, 2009 5:56 PM writes...

I'm sure you'll disagree with Ben Goldacre on many issues, but I love him

And David Colquhoun knows what he's talking about

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20. Jeffrey Seguritan on January 16, 2009 10:36 PM writes...

To ring in the new year, I acted on a latent passion by launching a blog on all things healthcare, including the pharma industry and biotech research:

Hope you find it worth a perusal!

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21. Sally Church on January 17, 2009 4:48 PM writes...

Derek, you may (or may not) be interested in my Pharma Strategy Blog:

It's most about the science and biology of cancer and new R&D developments in the oncology field.

I was sorry to see Pharmalot go, that has been one of my favourites on the Pharma world since it started.

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22. Patrick Clinton on January 19, 2009 8:37 AM writes...

Derek --

We'd be delighted if you included the Pharmaceutical Executive blog --

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23. Nir London on January 20, 2009 6:25 AM writes...

The "Macromolecular Modeling Blog" - everything that has to do with computational structural biology

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24. C. Bailey on January 24, 2009 9:21 PM writes...

I don't know if you're interested in linking this up, but I felt that undergrads were an under-represented bunch in the science blogging world so I decided to take a stab at it. A lot posts are random musings about my courses, science education, my ever changing academic interests, and my reactions papers that I take a stab at reading, but in any case here it is:

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25. Jeffrey Clark on January 26, 2009 5:24 PM writes...

Beaker's Blog for Life Sciences Professionals

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