Update: The BuzzCloud for 2010

February 4, 2011

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.
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