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.