The interdisciplinary nature of modern science calls for collaborations across the campus, across the country, and even across the globe. Computer networks are ideally suited to assist researchers in this regard and this month a brand new release of the BioCoRE collaborative environment for biomedicine has taken a huge step towards getting researchers working together over small and large distances. BioCoRE sports a new, beautiful, and very responsive web interface and BioCoRE's control panel now has integrated Google® searches as well as mathematical expression solving, and private conversations with collaborators are intuitively displayed. To ensure further improvements, BioCoRE's programming interface and computer code have been redesigned to permit development of instant messaging and easier programming by third parties. All of this promises to make BioCoRE the next best thing to doing research together in the same room.