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A feed is a collection of research articles and preprints that updates automatically as science happens. Feeds are the mechanism by which Meta users organize and receive real-time updates, view recommended content and expand their research.

To get started, researchers can create their own feeds and/or follow feeds curated by Meta's team of experts. Feeds are built by following one or more terms, specifically, Concepts, Researchers, or Journals. Concepts is a broad category that includes diseases, genes, proteins, cells, sequences, organisms, and other terms based on standard biomedical vocabularies. Concepts include additional context: a concise definition, external links for more information, and details of how many papers, authors, and journals in Meta contain the concept, as well as how many papers are ingested per day containing the concept.


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As papers matching your terms are published, they will automatically appear in your feeds, ranked by predicted relevance. Papers may be viewed by time period (e.g., day, month, year), article type (e.g., reviews, clinical trials, case report, retraction, preprint), or Matched to You (see What is Matched to You feed sorting?).

Scroll down through a feed to view all relevant papers published over time. New papers that have been added to your feed since the last time you logged into Meta are flagged in purple with the word NEW: 
New-icon.PNG. Open Access papers are tagged as such: OAtag.PNG.