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ScienceOnline2012 – #scio12 across social media – is the sixth annual international meeting on science and the Web.
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Thursday, January 19 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
The basic science behind the medical research: where to find it, how and when to use it

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Sometimes, a medical story makes no sense without the context of the basic science--the molecules, cells, and processes that led to the medical results. At other times, inclusion of the basic science can simply enhance the story. How can science writers, especially without specific training in science, find, understand, and explain that context? As important, when should they use it? The answers to the second question can depend on publishing context, intent, and word count. This session will involve moderators with experience incorporating basic science information into medically based pieces with their insights into the whens and whys of using it. The session will also include specific examples of what the moderators and audience have found works and doesn't work from their own writing.


Thursday January 19, 2012 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 3

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