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Archive for June, 2007

PHC4 Releases Hospital Financial Profile

Friday, June 29th, 2007

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has posted its latest report:  Financial Analysis 2006, Volume One. Volume One presents a profile of the financial health of Pennsylvania’s general acute care hospitals. Among its findings: Costs are shifting to offset Medicare underpayments Income is concentrated among fewer hospitals View and/or download the report at […]

Congressional Panel Favors Access to Publicly Funded Research

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Seems like such a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Taxpayers ought to have free access to the results of research that has been funded by their tax dollars. Now a Senate Committee has agreed that the NIH should be able to REQUIRE that its funded research be made publicly available on the Internet via deposit in PubMed […]

Global Science Gateway Now Open: Opens Public Access to More Than 200 Million Pages of International Research Information

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

From the press release: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the British Library, along with eight other participating countries, today opened an online global gateway to science information from 15 national portals. The gateway,, gives citizens, researchers and anyone interested in science the capability to search science portals not easily accessible through popular […]

PubMed Central Reaches One Millionth Article

Monday, June 25th, 2007

PubMed Central (PMC), NLM’s free digital archive of full-text journal articles, reached the one million-article mark the week of June 18. The millionth article came from the American Journal of Pathology. Now in its seventh year, PMC adds new articles each week from over 350 important life sciences journals whose publishers have agreed to deposit […]

BioMed Central Announces High Growth in Impact Factors

Monday, June 25th, 2007

From the press release: BioMed Central, the world’s largest publisher of open access scientific journals, today announced that its Malaria Journal is the most highly cited journal in the field of Tropical Medicine, according to the latest impact factors in the newly published 2006 Journal Citation Report (by Thomson Scientific Institute for Scientific Information). The […]

New Computers in LRC and Beyond

Monday, June 25th, 2007

AISR has upgraded 48 computers throughout campus, including all 30 stations in the Scott LRC classroom — representing about 1/5 of the computers available to students, faculty and staff at the Library and Learning Resources facilities. Our 307 Scott classroom has been outfitted with new Optiplex 745s with 1GB RAM. This ensures that we are […]

Scott LRC Adds Adobe Creative Suite 3

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

All 30 computers in the Scott Learning Resources Center classroom (Room 307) now provide the Design Premium Edition of Adobe’s Creative Suite 3. This edition includes both applications and utilities. Applications: InDesign for page layout Photoshop Extended for image editing Illustrator for vector graphics creation Flash Professional for interactive design Dreamweaver for web design and […]

Possible New Tool for Managing Content in Pulse Courses

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

June 20: AISR and JeffIT have a 30 day evaluation copy of the ClassTop content management system available for testing by teaching faculty. This software functions very similar to the student product, BackPack. It will allow you to manage the content in your courses from a much easier-to-use program on your PC. The program then […]

New Nature Reports Series – Stem Cells and More

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Nature Publishing Group has been busy. The publisher analyzed all of the searches done on in 2006, identified the most popular topics and has now released free websites to track developments in those fields. This is the Nature Reports series, available at The sites will report “the science behind the news, the news […]

Science and Nature Refuse Submissions in Office 2007

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Here’s another reason not to jump into Office 2007 just yet:  Academic journals Science and Nature have recently revised their publication guidelines to warn that Office 2007 file format documents will not be accepted for initial review or revision. It turns out that the latest version of Word is no longer compatible with Mathematical Markup […]

Nature Publishing Group Launches New Science Portal, Scintilla

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Scientific publisher NPG has been experimenting again with social computing software. Following its blogs, Connotea, and specialty local websites, Nature Publishing Group has announced the launch of a new website, Scintilla ( The portal is an aggregator of science blogs, news stories and publication databases. Scintilla works a little differently from the existing online RSS […]

PHC4 Releases Cardiac Surgery Report

Monday, June 18th, 2007

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) recently announced the release of its new report: Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania 2005. The new report is an expansion of PHC4’s coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery report, which now includes additional information about valve procedure cases. Cardiac Surgery in Pennsylvania 2005 includes information on 17,331 CABG […]