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Basics

Read a good research. Add an essence as a biolink statement. Visualise as a mindmap.
BioMindmap let's you organise such statements, integrate with others, be reviewed, get news and insights.

Biolink is a statement

Statement from the research and it's essence.
A logical relation between drugs, symptoms, etc.
Example: «Vitamin C downregulates Cortisol.» Surely this predicate is supported by proof-links.
Now researches become Mindmaps of arrows.
Each arrow is a Biolink forming signaling pathways.
Easy to organize, understand and visualize.
Page of the Biolink — is the best place in the internet to gather body of evidence for specific statement.

Rules of Thumb

The BioMindmap Pioneer's Only Rule: leave biolink clearer than it was before!
We do not have strict rules. Just do your best to make biolinks by analogy. Here are the hints for adding quality data:
  1. Clarifying Note — the full sentence, what you mean, if the way how object 1 affects object 2 may be misinterpreted.
    (Allows others to understand quicker what did you mean.)
  2. Relevant Citation mentions both objects. Preferably dose and intervention protocol too. Citations in «quotes»!
    (Easier for others to double-check your submit; saves them time to grasp the design of the research.)
  3. Specify Quality of the Research. Important to refer to good sources — PubMed and similar. But class of evidence and model organism — are the most important properties of biolink.
Avoid adding non-proven biolinks, but if you still would like to quickly point out the connection, then:
  • Add excessive Clarifying Note. (Will be easier to continue later.)
  • Remove Citation if it is not relevant. (BioMindmap will remind to fill it later.)
  • Flag biolink as «Needs Review». Or submit it as a «Proposal» to leave in pre-moderation queue.
This guideline is helping all of us to collaborate as a swarm intelligence and build the most quality database all together.

Hints

Adding Biolink

Support your Biolink with Proof URL — BioMindmap organised Evidences for you.
A Source could even be a page number of the book.
«Use quotes for citations!» Everywhere. It separates interpretations from actual findings.
If you add same Biolink, but with different note/proofs, they will be merged! Easy!

Easy to support statements with proof-links!

Wow! Pasting NCBI url makes its text/title/year/author automatically filled in for you.
Wow! You can filter biolinks and map by a URL. See, search results for Biolinks of PubMed publication by URL.

Experience

+12 exp You get Experience when you add a Biolink — a proven statement from scientific research.
+64 exp You get Better Experience for researches from the Good Sources list.
Google publications at PubMed/NCBI these are best sources for proofs.
By getting experienced you Level Up. See your Level title and badges in Profile.

Reputation

You increase Reputation while adding valid Biolinks, leveling up and by passing Skills Validation.
Reputation affects the weight of your data and opinions (Biolinks and Votes).
3.5 ValidityScore of Biolinks is affected by class of evidences and also by its adder's Reputation.
9.9 is the max score. It hints that Biolink's statement is highly proven by researches.
Reputation tells others how much influence you made. and quality of your Biolinks.

Search

The Search field can accept Node names or Source URLs.
thumb_up See FAQ how to make Google Chrome quick-search, by typing b in the address bar, and then a node or url. Wow!

Map

Now, if you made enough of Biolinks, you may see a them from the eagle-eye view.

On the same big Map, you see Biolinks added by other community members.

Map Shortcuts:
Alt+DoubleClick opens map.
DoubleClick opens details.

H hides Node.

L toggles Loops/Loose Edges.

S toggles Secondary Edges (non proteins/metabolites).

Demonstration

Check our Introduction page with the Videos:
  • How to find paths between two objects?
  • How to organise own findings?
  • How to find all promoters of specific symptom?
  • Usage Video: Watch over the shoulder.
Videos in Other Languages
English is the language of science. Additionally we have an Introduction in Russian containing videos and live presentation.

FAQ — the Frequently Asked Questions

When can I add/edit Biolinks?

You can propose Biolinks. You receive Write Access, when an admin manually approves you, depending on your knowledge.

Why only English?

English is an international scientific language for knowledge exchange.

How to translate?

In Google Chrome browser you can right click and select Tanslate. Evidences should be from reliable resources. Currently you get ×4 times more experience for adding Proofs URLs to articles on these websites:
  • ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • cochranelibrary.com
  • sciencedirect.com
  • cell.com
  • https://doi.org
  • http://doi.org
  • aging-us.com
  • sciencemag.org
  • onlinelibrary.wiley.com
  • nature.com
  • academic.oup.com
  • jneurosci.org
  • springer.com
  • frontiersin.org
  • thelancet.com
  • jofamericanscience.org
  • apa.org
  • aacrjournals.org
  • physiology.org
  • who.int
  • acs.org
  • elsevier.com
  • tandfonline.com
In case it is difficult to use current functionality to add what you think should be added contact us so we can implement the new feature that would resolve the issue.

Is this service beta or public?

We constantly evolve and add more functionality. So call it beta. We have quite big Biolinks database already. Right click the Address Bar on top of the Chrome browser. Click 'Edit Search Engines...'. Click 'Add' button and add the following url: http://biomindmap.com/search?%s Now you can quick search, by typing b Fisetin to search for Fisetin. Or even type a URL for a research, to be searched within Biolinks:

Is current Biolinks database valid?

Most of the data entered is considered of Good quality. As far as our community, researchers and analysts think it is valid. There are thousands and thousands of researches. We add only those that might affect your health; lifespan; or might lead to a more pronounce findings in future.

How to earn credits?

5 Credits after an invited friend validates himself with facebook login. Invite now
50 Credits if invited user becomes an active user. 100 Credits if he gets Ranked .
Visit once a day to get 5 Credits and get 10 Credits for adding Good Biolinks with NCBI sources. (Bonuses for activities are delayed for anti-spam check.)
You can get PRO account to get weekly credits and have some CPU-intensive functionality for free.

PRO Account

Support development of new features and extend your functionality. Currently we do not 'sell', but give you opportunity to 'donate' and get PRO.

security How Access Rights are given?

To add Biolinks, you need to be approved by an admin. See Profile for details. Initially can only Propose Biolink. It is enough for anyone, unless you want to add proper Biolinks. Moderators going to check everything anyway, so it is safe.

Can I find all the existing interactions of one protein?

No. It is nearly impossible to track all the relations, connections and interactions for your chemical. You may research and add more. Service provides most useful Biolinks for health and biohacking related goals. But at the same time only known to the service. Most likely there are something else. That's the point of BioMindmap.com — if one researcher finds and adds — instantly everyone can see it.

Can I use Biolinks to make health-related conclusions?

Partially. Whenever you see a supportive proof-link to NCBI, in most cases you have a citation from there. It is your responsibility to double-check information sources by yourself or with a specialist. Always consult with a doctor. Anyways, we are working on improving the data we have, adding new and assuring all the Biolinks are looking good — with proofs.

How do I get experience and Level Up?

↑ Scroll to Experience section

How much does it cost to use?

It is FREE. Access to public biolinks is free and most of the functionality is free to use.
For extended functionality and PRO account, see functionality comparison.
Sharing is caring! Isn't it cool to see how data aggregates and becomes more complex?

Can I have BioMindmap Software on dedicated server?

Check this page: BioMindmap Engine — as Dedicated Server, B2B, SaaS, Integration, and contact us.

What if I don't know how to enter a complex set of Biolinks?

In case it is difficult to use current functionality to add what you think should be added contact us so we can implement the new feature that would resolve the issue.

In general you can use extra field called «IF condition» where you can be more precise when this biolink is true.
Moreover you may specify «deficiency»/«excess» in the type of connection and «may» keyword.
So Biolink may look like: «LDL» «deficiency may cause» «Hemorrhagic stroke»

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