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Archive for October, 2009

Stem Cell Gateway Complements New Journal

Monday, October 26th, 2009

From the BioMed Central blog: BioMed Central has recently launched the Stem Cell Gateway, providing easy access to all the latest stem cell related research published across BioMed Central’s journals.  The Gateway complements the new journal  Stem Cell Research & Therapy – the major forum for translational research into stem cell therapies – which is now […]

Jefferson Book Club Reads “Purple Hibiscus” for November

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The next Jefferson Book Club meeting will discuss the book “Purple Hibiscus: A Novel” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.   About the book: Fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is […]

Visit the Kraft Art Exhibit Online

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Did you miss Scott Library’s exhibit of artworks by Trudy Kraft? Though the physical exhibit is gone, the online exhibit is now OPEN for all to view, at  Visit the Garden of Delights any time of day or night – the garden gates never close.

AAAS Launches Social Networking Sites for Scientists

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of  Science, has launched a pair of online social networking sites to accompany the journal: CTSciNet is a community for people pursuing careers in clinical and translational research. MySciNet supports aspiring scientists from diverse backgrounds. From the news release: Both sites are expected to help scientists […]

The Scientific Basis of Rheumatology: A Decade of Progress

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Arthritis Research and Therapy (AR&T) is celebrating 10 years of publishing with a new collection of reviews.  The collection of 38 articles provides an in-depth overview of the current status of basic and clinical research in rheumatology, and focuses particularly on developments in the past decade, during which there has been an explosion of new […]

PLoS ONE Adds 3D Molecular Animation Technology to Articles

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS) has introduced 3D molecular animation technology in its flagship journal, PLoS ONE.   Starting with a kernel of 5 articles in structural biology, this represents a new collection within PLoS ONE:   “Structural Biology and Human Health: Medically Relevant Proteins from the SGC” (Structural Genomics Consortium). The SGC is an international public-private […]

Health Care Reform Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The health care reform debate has been grabbing headlines – here is a opportunity for Jeffersonians to participate in the debate! FUNCTIONAL (Free UNiversal Care In Our Nation At Last),  AMSA and BLHO present: “Health Care Reform 2009: The System is Sick, How Do We Fix It?”  —  A Panel Discussion Thursday, November 5th 6:00 […]

BioMed Central Adds Case Report Journals

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

From the press release: BioMed Central is once again publishing the Journal of Medical Case Reports (JMCR) and Cases Journal.   Since their inception both these journals, which currently provide over 2000 freely accessible case reports, have received widespread recognition and high quality submissions from across the medical community.  Through their innovative approach, both these journals […]

Registration Opens for Medical Film Symposium

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Registration is now open for the Medical Film Symposium, a four day event that will take place in Philadelphia, PA from January 20th-23rd, 2010. The symposium will examine the history, aesthetics, ethics and preservation of medical film production and exhibition, with one full day of presentations at the Mutter Museum and four evenings of film […]

New Networking Site:

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Well-known publisher Springer has announced the launch of a FREE, multidimensional professional networking site, at TheNeuroNetwork is an online community and networking site for all who study neural activities in the brain (invertebrate to human), including brain-like systems and networks.  More than 1,300 individual members and 40 interest groups representing over 70 countries have […]

Public Library of Science Releases Online Usage Data for Journal Articles

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS) now includes article-level online usage data on all 7 of  its scientific and medical journal articles (about 14,000 articles). Look for the new data on the “Metrics” tab of every article. With the latest expansion of the program initiated in March 2009, PLoS seeks to transparently provide […]

Nature Sponsors Forums on Data Sharing

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Sharing knowledge is essential for the progress of science, but researchers do not always release data and research materials, even after publication of work.  Earlier this year, two research communities held meetings with a broad range of stakeholders to discuss this issue, and they reported their proposals to promote data sharing in biology in two […]

NLM Releases Beta Version of New Pharmaceutical Tool, Invites Comment

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), with support from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has released a beta version of Pillbox, a resource intended to enhance patient safety via an identification and reference system for solid dosage medications. View Pillbox at From the news release: Pillbox combines pharmaceutical data from the FDA […]

Preview the New PubMed Design

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The National Library of Medicine has been working on a redesign of PubMed to improve its usability.  The new site will be released shortly, but you can preview it NOW. Want to know what went into the design planning, or some of the details about how it works? Read an article:  PubMed® Redesign. Attend a […]