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Archive for November, 2006

Jefferson Vascular Surgery Research Lab Reports on Stem Cell Discovery

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

At the recent American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions and news conference, Jefferson researcher Paul DiMuzio, MD, presented results from experiments comparing stem cells derived from the abdominal fat of different age groups. The stem cells harvested from the elderly patients turned out to be as viable as those harvested from younger patients. “A major problem […]

New Scientist Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Scientific current affairs magazine New Scientist is celebrating its 50th year with a special anniversary issue. The issue features top scientists’ predictions for the next 50 years and the best scientific breakthroughs covered by the journal over the past 50 years. New Scientist covers news, ideas and innovations from every field of science. The magazine […]

LANGE Case Files New on AccessMedicine

Monday, November 27th, 2006

AccessMedicine now includes more than 50 clinical cases from the LANGE Case Files  in the following subjects: РAnatomy РEmergency medicine РMicrobiology РPathology РPhysiology РPharmacology Each case includes Q&A, clinical correlations, and pearls.

SAGE KE, Science of Aging Knowledge Environment Archive Now Available

Monday, November 20th, 2006

The AAAS/Science Online resource SAGE KE (Science of Aging Knowledge Environment) stopped publishing new content on June 28, 2006, but now its full text archive has been opened for AAAS members and institutional subscribers. To access it, you must register individually for a personal user name and password.¬† Registration is free, but individually tracked — […]

MD Consult Changes Drug Information Providers, Now Includes Herbal and Nutritional Products

Monday, November 20th, 2006

MD Consult now presents drug information provided by Gold Standard Media (GSM), dropping Mosby’s Drug Consult. In addition to standard pharmaceutical coverage, GSM data covers a wide range of herbal and nutritional products, and includes: Enhanced coverage of off-label uses Extensive coverage of specialty dosage for patients with renal impairment and hepatic impairment Extensive coverage […]

New Hospital-Acquired Infection Report Published

Monday, November 20th, 2006

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released a new hospital-specific report. Hospital-acquired Infections in Pennsylvania is the first of its kind in the nation; the report identifies the actual number of infections reported during 2005 in each of Pennsylvania’s 168 general acute care hospitals, as well as other related quality of care […]

Over 2 Million Chemical Structures Added to PubChem

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Thomson Scientific has announced the deposit of 2.2 million chemical structures from Thomson Pharma into PubChem, the freely accessible database that provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help biomedical researchers identify chemical structures […]

200 Topics Added to UpToDate

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

UpToDate has released version 14.3, including more than 200 new topics, and revisions of 41% of existing topics. Graphics have been improved to enhance on-screen readability and the quality of print-outs. Read more about these graphics and other news at UpToDate in their online newsletter at

ACGME Approves Major Revisions to Psychiatry and Pediatric Program Requirements

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

The GME E-letter reports that the ACGME approved major revisions to the following program requirements, effective July 1, 2007: Psychiatry Child Psychiatry Pediatric Surgery Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In addition, proposed major revisions to the following sets of program requirements are now available for review/comment: Endovascular Neuroradiology Neuroradiology Pathology Surgery Thoracic Surgery Common […]

Changes to MD Consult

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

MD Consult has a new look and new features: The home page has a simpler search interface that lists the most popular MD Consult books and journals in your self-designated specialty. Book search results include a snapshot of your search terms in context. A new option allows you to look for images within the dozens […]

Online Health Search 2006: A New Report

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has issued a report on consumer behavior when searching for health information on the Internet. Based on surveys conducted in August 2006, it found that 80% of American Internet users had searched for health information, and that on a typical day about 10 million Americans seek health information […]