The RSS feeds available on the NIGMS Web site are indicated by the icon.By default Google Chrome does not display/render XML content on the browser.Web site publishers create an XML or RSS file containing, for example, updated headlines, along with the URLs to the specific Web pages and a description of the updated content.Users can then access an RSS reader--a program to collect and monitor their favorite Web sites or feeds in one centralized location. RSS benefits organizations that update their content and users who want frequent updates to news, calendars or text they select. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It is one of the information technology formats being used today by news and data Web sites to distribute "feeds"--lists of headlines, update notices, and sometimes content--to a wide number of people.
Web-based and e-mail client readers let you read RSS feeds from any computer.RSS is based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), a language designed to store, carry and exchange data over the Web.Information is placed into a file (usually with an or file extension) that is stored on a Web server.If you are not sure which RSS reader to choose, you can find extensive lists of RSS readers on Wikipedia .To assist you in finding the reader that is best for you, both sites organize their list of RSS readers by readers that are Web-based, PC-based, Macintosh-based, e-mail-based, handheld-based, etc.Instead, you see the RSS feed source code displayed on the page.This is because, Chrome does not have a proper XML parser yet.For example, if you would like to receive the latest NIGMS news releases, simply visit the News section on the NIGMS home page and you will notice an orange RSS button on the right-hand side.You can add an RSS feed to your favorite personal Web site portal, like My Yahoo, My MSN or Google, so when you call up that personalized page you will always see the latest news from NIGMS. Simply copy the URL and paste it into your particular news reader/aggregator to subscribe.The process may be slightly different for other browsers.Refer to your browser's help files for more information.