Thank you to everyone who sent submissions for this edition, and especially to Bertalan Mesko for shepherding this project! Now on to new posts about the world of Medicine 2.0:
- thomas robey presents Who Is Sick? posted at Hope for Pandora, saying, "I think 'Who Is Sick' is a very interesting Web2.0 idea, and has the potential to be a useful tool for the public and health providers. (As I point out, it still needs some work though!)"
- Richard A. Schoor, also known as The Independent Urologist, offers a compelling post on why doctors should blog.
- Alvaro at SharpBrains offers 10 Questions to Find the Right Brain Fitness Program for You (which he conveniently makes available in printable one-sheet or bookmark form).
- Jamie Boyle of Duke Law School gave a fascinating TechTalk at Google on Science Commons and current innovations in tech IP law. Thanks to Deepak Singh at bbgm (business | bytes | genes | molecules) for pointing to this one.
- Would you allow your genetic material to be made public? Even if it revealed the details of your past sexual activity and drug use? Jason Bobe at The Personal Genome has an in-depth and excellent post exploring some of the personal privacy concerns around Web 2.0, titled Twittering Toilets and Phenomic Death Wishes.
- Manhattan Research has a new white paper, "Physicians and Web 2.0."
- R.W. Donnell of Notes from Dr. RW asks fellow physicians, "Are You UpToDate Dependent?" and discusses some of the dangers of over-reliance on "look up" tools as opposed to the physician's own knowledge and experience.
- Stephen Palter of Doc in the Machine is excited about the World's Highest Resolution HDTV Surgical Camera, which he used to help film an operation to be shown on National Geographic HD.
- The Clinical Cases blog looks at two algorithms for ranking medical blogs. I find it hard to believe that such blogs can or should be ranked electronically -- it takes a human to decide the questions of "is this worthwhile or trustworthy information?" and "does it satisfy the need I have right now?"
- Medical librarian/blogger David Rothman is encouraged by Nature Clinical Practice's new audio articles, which show promise for helping clinicians keep up to date on new research while driving or working out. He's also speaking out against the idea that patients who research their conditions online are necessarily "cyberchondriacs," and chiding Kosmix's RightHealth for building potentially useful technology with less-than-optimal results.
- Jean-Claude Bradley at Drexel University is blogging about his team's use of Second Life to teach chemistry mechanisms.
- Dr. Hsien-Hsien Li of Eye on DNA points to two interesting Web sites about personal genome technology.
- Walter at Highlight Health uses a Washington Post article as a jumping-off point for a discussion of physician profiling.
- On MedGadget, a first look at a new system making heart imaging available via iPhone.
- Pediatrician Uri Ginzburg at Medical 2.0 offers some potential medical uses for ning and other social networks.
- A University of Saskatchwan page offers a quick guide to medical blogs.
- MedSqod addresses the lawsuit-leery with useful guidelines for medical blogging and podcasting.
- Bertalan Mesko at Scienceroll (the founder of this carnival) has a great post on new tools for medical education, including "mind maps" for helping students remember their material for exams.
As you may have guessed from the length of this list, there is a LOT of great information out there, and the list of Medicine 2.0 bloggers is growing every day! It's an exciting time and I'm delighted to be part of it.