Quick Start Guide


  1. Register and Login
  2. chrome_reader_mode Read a related Research — Google the topic of interest at respected sources (i.e. ncbi).
  3. remove_red_eye Look for its essence — signaling pathways or valuable connections between chemicals, supplements or symptoms.
  4. Add it as a Biolink
  5. See it integrated into the Biolinks Database.
  6. visualize it as a Mindmap

Usage Video Examples

See this 8 minutes short video, to have introduction to all features without any efforts.

Usage Overview (English)

How to add Biolink (English)

We also have the Introduction in Russian. (Thanks to Alexander for translation.)

Basic Usage (Russian)

Advanced Example (Russian)

Presentation; Функции; Сценарии использования (Russian)

What is Biolink?

Biolink is a relation between two Nodes.

Something affects something.

«Node1 affects Node2». Nodes are drawn on Mindmap as data points. Their relation is drawn as an arrow.

Biolink = Node1 + relation + Node2 + Proofs of course!


Adding Biolink

If you add a new Node, you may write its Abbreviation and a Full Name in parentheses. Examples:
  • ADH (Antidiuretic Hormone)
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
  • AMPK (Adenosine Monophosphate-Activated Protein Kinase)
Later you may use any of the names or aliases. Note: for words without spaces, having parentheses will not trigger this functionality. For example, 25(OH)D3 will be treated as a single word name. Add Source URL — this is the main goal of this Service.
A Source could even mean a page number of the book.
«Use quotes for citations!»

Add 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, Biolinks of an article from selfhacked.

PubMed/NCBI Sources are a Good Proof!

Google the article by title with added word "ncbi".
thumb_up Good Biolinks give ×5 extra experience. Check the list of Good Proofs here.


thumb_up You get Experience when you add Good Biolinks. +64 exp
By getting experienced you Level Up, get a Rank and a Star in your profile.
Level tells others how much influence you made; and quality of your Biolinks.

Press <TAB> from field for Quick Search

At the Add screen look right! Pressing <TAB> from Node input fields, will list all existing Biolinks: If you add same Biolink, but with different note/proofs, they will be merged! Easy!


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!


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).

security Access Rights

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.

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
  • 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
  • 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.)

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 a specialist. And always consult with your doctor. In any way, 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?

  • You get Experience points for adding properly formed Biolinks. +40 exp
  • After getting enough Experience, you Level Up. 2 lvl You promote your title and get a badge star.
  • Level influences what can you access, your reputation.
  • You receive Biolink Aging Bonus — a bonus of +1% exp for every Biolink posted after your's. Up to +30% bonus exp!

Are you going to pay me?

We spent quite a lot of our spare time/money to develop this project for you. Months and months of work, and years of experience. Our initial goal was to be useful to humankind. If you are keen on digging the medical researches and you do it only for yourself, without sharing, then why do you expect others will share with you? We share Biolink findings in exchange for other Biolink findings. Those who are in the beginning of our project, anyway going to be honored. 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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