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"Chance is the very guide of life"

"In practical medicine the facts are far too few for them to enter into the calculus of probabilities... in applied medicine we are always concerned with the individual" -- S. D. Poisson

November 28, 2005

(The Official) NCBI Toolbar

Via Alberto

Much like the Google Toolbar and the Yahoo Toolbar, now there's NCBI Toolbar! There's a search box and you can designate the database to search in. Here is an example of a PubMed search:

Note that search terms can be highlighted, just like Google Toolbar. You can search in the Genes DB:

Here is a Flash-based demo.

Ok, while not revolutionary, this is certainly an encouraging sign. I have always been impressed by how technology-friendly NCBI is and how open they are about sharing their data. Another feature I find very useful for getting updates on topics of interest is the PubMed RSS feed:

I'm still getting updates on new articles about acetaminophen toxicity, a RSS feed I set up when when I was taking care of a 16yo girl during pediatrics rotation.

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