Monday, July 28, 2014

28 July 2014: More surveys

We continue to add more surveys to our Surveys and Buyers guide pages.  Check out what is new in products and services for Pathologists.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

17 July 2014: July updates

Our Feature page for July is Digital / Imaging / Photography, and highlights Leica Biosystems, Milestone Medical, OPTRONICS and Photodyne Technologies.  It also contains an original short article, "Digital Pathology in Microscopy: Looking Beyond the Slide", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. 
Don't forget to check out the Books of the Month on the left side of the Home Page, and the  Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

17 July 2014: Working on new website infrastructure

We have not had many Blog entries, but we are working on a new website infrastructure.  The advantages will be:

- New topic search feature
- More consistent templates for each chapter and topic
- Cleaner look to Home Page and Topics
- Easier process to update topics, with an anticipated faster turn around time
- Easier to add new features to website

We will keep you advised.

- Nat

Thursday, June 5, 2014

5 June 2014: Special rates for Job-Other ads

We are pleased to announce 2 special rates for Jobs-Other ads.  These are ads for positions other than Pathologist / PhD, which appear on our Jobs-Other page.  Through August 2014, the cost to post one of these ads (up to 300 words) is only $325 for up to 6 months.  If you post a Job-Other ad within 2 days of posting a Pathologist / PhD ad, the cost is ZERO.  Contact us at 248/646-0325 with any questions.

Monday, June 2, 2014

2 June 2014: New Feature Page, Mystery Case

Our Feature page for June is Diagnostic Testing / Reagents, and highlights Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD)bioTheranostics, Cell Marque, Leica Biosystems and Ventana Medical.  It also contains an original short article, "Diagnostic Reagents: The Potential Role of microRNAs", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. 
Don't forget to check out the Mystery Case on the right side of the Home Page.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

1 June 2014: Record traffic in May

In May 2014, we had record traffic of 623,482 visits, with a daily record of 25,244 visits on May 14.  Thanks for your support, as we continue to improve the website.

We are fixing the problems with thumbnails (the links work fine).  The thumbnails are links to their images, and apparently were generating excessive traffic to their website, because every time a page loads with the thumbnails, it accesses their site to load each thumbnail.  The solution is for us to copy the thumbnails (with their permission), so their website is only accessed when a visitor clicks the link.  Of course, this should cause the same issue for our website, but for some reason, it does not (we have a dedicated server and may be configured differently).  So, we will gradually be solving this problem.

This may have been the problem with the Nature thumbnails and links.  The difference was that the owner of, Dr. Dharam Ramnani, was willing and able to discuss the issue with us, and we could work out a solution within a few days.  With Nature, they denied that there was a problem for a year, and although I did talk to several individuals there, was never able to penetrate their bureaucracy.  Theoretically we could copy their thumbnails (see Perfect 10 vs. Google), but we don't like to do that without explicit permission.

Friday, May 30, 2014

30 May 2014: Webpathology links still work

The links to still work, although we are having problems with the thumbnails.  We have been discussing this with the owner of Webpathology, and are implementing a "fix" that we think will work.