With about one month delay relative to the release of the new baseline of PubMed, here is the updated BuzzCloud visualization for what was hot and up-coming 2010 (click image for larger interactive version):
Here is a quick overview of some of the trends that I found interesting:
- Geoepidemiology. A bit of searching in PubMed reveals this to be a buzzword primarily due to the journal Autoimmunity Reviews, which for some reason decided to publish 19 papers with this word in the title in 2010.
- Network pharmacology and systems pharmacology. Due to my personal interests, these buzzword caught my eye although they were mentioned in only 7 and 11 papers from 2010, respectively. I would have been more pleased of one of those had not been in a journal with a history of publishing pseudoscience.
- Metatranscriptomics and viral metagenomics. With metagenomics becoming reality rather than mere buzz, related and derived terms are predictably following suit.
- Orbitrap technology and iTRAQ proteomics. Like metagenomics, large-scale proteomics has become an established field. This is well reflected by two of the best-known proteomics technologies appearing in the 2010 BuzzCloud.
- Astrology. Falling firmly in the “dislike” category, I can only hope that it will be gone in next year’s BuzzCloud.