What is a Web or RSS feed ?

A Web/RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) file format for web syndication used to disseminate content such as news and announcements. Feeds contain a list of summaries along with a link to the full version of the Web content.

How do I get a Web (RSS) feed reader?

There are many free readers available for download via the Web. They give you a variety of functions and each has its own advantages. NCBI does not endorse any particular reader or aggregator. To find one that fits your needs simply search the Web entering the key words "free rss reader".

How do I subscribe to an NCBI Web feed?

Click and drag the Web feed icon from the Web page or copy and paste the URL in to your Reader.

Technical Support for feed Readers

NCBI is unable to provide support for feed readers or to test this service with a specific reader. Users interested in using this technology or who need technical support should enlist the help of their computer support staff.

Where can I find other feeds from NCBI ?

NCBI maintains a directory of it's web feeds here - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/feed/

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