1. John Marshall says

    YEAH! A new search engine. Great. Screw Cuil. Oh wait, I’m not a biologist. Dammit.

  2. says

    It failed my test. I searched for ‘influenzae’ (as in the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae) and, except for a couple of hits to genome databases, all the hits in every category were to ‘influenza’ (as in the flu virus).

    The cartoons are also pretty lame compared to PhD (and have very few women scientists).

  3. Divalent says

    Wow! WOW!

    What a resource for biology students and teachers. (and others)

    Check out database of powerpoint presentations on different topics.

  4. says

    Our experiment at Hannon University evolving morality in Fruit Flies is not even MENTIONED, goddam science fascists.

    OT- McCain and Spears in 08

  5. Louis Irving says

    Well, I’m huffed; it didn’t list me when I searched my own name. Still, apparently “biology” is only animals, not plants, even to a lot of biological scientists….

  6. Sili says

    For those with a hankering for science cartoons, I’d recommend “Lab Initio”, but it seems it’s disappeared down the memoryhole. A great loss.

  7. Terry Small says

    Ah, I guess “biology” doesn’t include much microbiology. No luck searching for stuff on HERVs.

  8. LisaJ says

    Oooh, thanks for the info on this search engine. I looked up Chip-on-chip, which I am doing in full force right now, and it gave me lots of good stuff.

  9. says

    Thanks, I use SCIRUS, but I am always interested in new engines. Using this one and searching “Henle’s loop” ( I think this is one of the newer poster children of irreducible complexity) turns up only two links with vadlo. Scirus turns up way too many. There has to be a happy medium.

  10. Terry Small says

    @ #9

    Now that’s odd. I was getting no hits for the search term when I made my post.

  11. raiko says

    I have to agree here with some people… my research didn’t turn up anything useful, either.

    #10 Pubmed doesn’t give you protocols or ppts or software, I think. At least I only know it for research articles, sequences and proteins (but it has many nice functions concerning that).

  12. Divalent says

    It seems like the database has a lot of stuff in the “powerpoints” section, which is also known as the “seminar” section. (why they use a different term is a mystery; it sure is confusing). It’s not wikipedia (clearly they are meant to illustrate a talk, not be the whole presentation), and there isn’t any quality filtration, but for any major topic (e.g. meiosis) you get lots of hits on PPTs which appear to be college and HS teacher PPTs on specific topics.

    It would appear to be a pretty good starting point for developing your own PPT on a topic, as you can get your hands on any number of useful graphics, and a variety of “angles” on presentation format.

  13. Karen says

    Yay- finally an alternative to that actually gives me the information about protocols I am looking for. Exhausted research students awake at 3am around the world rejoice! ^__^

  14. Peter Ashby says

    Thanos I got 9 hits in the database section for ‘Loop of Henle’. Note that vadlo seems to display the top two results, you have to click the show all link for the rest.

  15. Craig says

    Cool. I just did a search for “turtle” and came across a Turtle necropsy manual! Further proof that everything is on the internet!