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Waltteri Hosia · 2 August 2016 - 14:37
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Seems to be down. Other sites work, does not. Keep getting some DNS -type of errors.

Tobi Bö · 2 August 2016 - 12:54
· · Safari 9.1.2 on Mac


Lila Koumandou · 2 August 2016 - 09:49
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

ncbi site not working off and on for the last couple of hours, from different browsers and different computers...

Beth Brint · 18 June 2016 - 12:54
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

It might be a broadband DNS problem - I couldn't access on either laptop in my home (landline broadband from Eir), but I could access it on my iPhone (3G Mobile broadband from Vodafone). When I tethered my iphone to the laptop, and accessed the site through my phone, I was able to connect to the website. I contacted my landline broadband provider, and they changed my DNS router from theirs (Eir) to Google, and now I can access the site. Simple, right? :-)

Sonja Howell · 15 June 2016 - 09:44
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

I am experiencing the same issue - can also not access Pubmed. I cleared cookies and cleaned browser data. I think it might be a service provider issue. I cannot access on fibre, but I can on 3G and Telkom...BAZAAR! Anyone woth a possible solution?

Amelia Van Graan · 13 June 2016 - 19:52
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

I have been having issues accessing papers for the past 5 days. It seems to be working intermittently. This is very frustrating as I have an assignment due on Thursday.

Michael Black · 30 May 2016 - 01:27
· · Chrome 50.0 on Mac

BLAST working fine, but "GenBank" and "Graphics" links in alignment results appear to be down. Each time I follow one these links, I keep getting "Oops! We encountered an unexpected error. Please try again." This happens with every search and each of the hits - not linked to query or subject sequence.

Jonni Koia · 18 May 2016 - 00:21
· · Firefox 46.0 on Windows

cant access. been down for last 3 days

Jamie Mells · 11 May 2016 - 12:34
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

pubmed is down

Sarah Petryszyn · 5 May 2016 - 03:59
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

pubmed is down for me. can't access it. not even on my laptop, my cellphone etc. All the other websites are fine... keeps happening those last days.

Shastika Angdembe · 22 April 2016 - 16:34
· · Safari 9.1 on Mac

can't access

Dan Hill · 20 April 2016 - 07:39
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Cant access this!!

Framesti Frisma Sriarumtias · 18 April 2016 - 18:27
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows say it's up but i can't access it (again) :(

Omid Safa · 17 April 2016 - 14:41
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

can't access pubmed...."server DNS cannot be found"....what is the solution for this????

Hassan Ahmed · 12 April 2016 - 19:14
· · Chrome 49.0 on Mac

PubMed hasnt worked for me for about a week. As a PhD student about to hand in my thesis in less than 2 weeks, this is very frustrating. What agrivates the situation further is this site suggesting PubMed is up and running. Clearly there are issues which need to be addressed.

Emily Burns · 30 March 2016 - 10:59
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Down completing or really slow to respond.

Ysobel Cowles · 21 March 2016 - 15:56
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Not working for me, comes up saying the server has been reset but having no trouble with any other website

Merhawi Teklezgi · 20 March 2016 - 15:33
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Can't access pubmed...."server DNS cannot be found"....what is the solution for this????

Renuka Subramaniam · 15 March 2016 - 00:47
· · Firefox 44.0 on Windows

Pubmed webpage not accessible since two days, says server not found, tried with 2 different browsers and laptops, what to do?

Arvind Negi · 15 February 2016 - 18:49
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Everytime I am search anything on NCBI protein search it shows to me failed

Osama Dessouky · 27 January 2016 - 16:40
· · Safari 9.0.2 on Mac

is down? thats pubmed?

Osama Dessouky · 27 January 2016 - 16:39
· · Safari 9.0.2 on Mac

Is down? thats pubmed?

Mai Mohammed · 28 November 2015 - 21:46
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Don't working for me, keeps giving me message page cannot be displayed

Christiane Raig · 17 November 2015 - 13:08
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

Ncbi always tells me server not found...anyone else had this problem in the last two days?

Charles Martel · 6 October 2015 - 17:12
· · Chrome 45.0 on Mac

Pubmed is down!

Adi Caspi · 30 September 2015 - 17:12
· · Chrome 45.0 on Windows

why is it down ??? and who knows why and / or when will it be up again?

Paul Chris Jones · 11 September 2015 - 21:41
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

it's been down for me all day...

Nevine Sherif · 4 September 2015 - 22:23
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

not working for me, keeps giving me message page cannot be displayed

Ivo Soliman · 11 June 2014 - 07:51
Netherlands · Academic Hospital Utrecht · Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows

I keep receiving error 502 when trying to export citations. Never had the problem before. Haven't found a solution yet

Corban N Swain · 4 June 2014 - 08:32
United States · Merit Network · Chrome 35.0 on Windows

its down for me as well, University of Michigan WiFi

Justin Matt Canlas · 29 May 2014 - 07:04
United States · Time Warner Cable · Safari 7.0.3 on Mac

I am unable to reach access to pubmed both mac and pc.

Esra Marka · 5 May 2014 - 07:44
Turkey · Turk Telekom

down now.

Kat 'Kitty' Edwards · 1 May 2014 - 07:47
United Kingdom · Verizon UK Limited

Not working for me or my colleague but all other websites are working! :(

Laurie Rivera · 26 April 2014 - 10:19
United States · Verizon FiOS

It's been down at least two days and is down currently.

Zachary Cochrane · 25 February 2014 - 19:04
United States · Iowa State University

I cannot access Pubmed right now either

Maria Stuifbergen · 25 February 2014 - 06:17
Norway · UNINETT, The Norwegian University & Research Netwo

cannot see that pubmed works right now?

Ritu Saxena Seth · 12 February 2014 - 10:22
United States · Comcast Cable

I cannot access pubmed down? I cannot access it via chrome, firefox or internet explorer!

Alice Stewart · 27 January 2014 - 14:25
United States · Arizona State University

I cant reach PubMed, or BLAST or genome data base no one my bacterial lab can.

Kathleen O'Connor · 8 January 2014 - 11:32
United States · University of Texas at El Paso is down for the last couple of hours. Both firefox and explorer. the weather?

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