What is hot in biomedical field? Scientific and public interest analysis.

by Alexey Bersenev on April 19, 2008 · 4 comments

in web tools

I was trying to answer this question using a couple of web-tools.
Firstly, I looked at relative research interest to particular topic using GoPubMed tools. This result is based on number of publications per year, indexed in PubMed.

I decide to compare: Gene Therapy:

Stem Cell:



Next, I analyzed public interest, using Google Trends

Google Trends analyzes a portion of Google web searches to compute how many searches have been done for the terms you enter, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. We then show you a graph with the results — our search-volume graph — plotted on a linear scale.

1. Stem Cell (red) vs Gene Therapy (blue)

2. Embryonic Stem Cell (blue) vs Adult Stem Cell (red)

Finally, fun stuff – Google Fight!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

cc April 19, 2008 at 6:32 pm

I didn’t know there was such tools. Interesting!


Alex April 19, 2008 at 9:20 pm

there are too many!
stay tuned!


Toni August 26, 2008 at 3:20 pm

thanks for sharing the information.

how far “scientific research” and “application”, still remains unclear


Lei February 2, 2009 at 6:52 pm

it seems that you don’t need to go to NIH to get “official” annual report anymore. And very user-friendly. THX for sharing.


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