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Archive for May, 2010

ASM Launches New Open Access Journal, mBio

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has published the inaugural issue of mBio, a new open access online journal designed to make microbiology research broadly accessible. The focus of the journal is on rapid publication of cutting-edge research spanning the entire spectrum of microbiology and related fields. As new articles complete the review process, they will be posted […]

New Anatomy Videos on MEDLINEPlus

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINEPlus service has added over 75 new videos to its anatomy center.   Intended for use by the public, these animated videos are excellent additions to any patient education program.   The videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.  Audio narration accompanies […]

Scopus iPhone App Delivers Alerts

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The Scopus database now offers alerts via an iPhone application, Scopus Alerts (Lite), to help researchers stay up-to-date while on the go.  The app is also compatible with iPod Touch and iPad. The new app allows users to find and display abstracts and reference information from the Scopus database while travelling, attending conferences or commuting to […]

Council of Medical Specialty Societies Releases Voluntary Code for Interactions with For-Profit Health Sector

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), representing over 30 member organizations, has recently adopted a Code for Interaction with Companies.  The voluntary code is intended to ensure that medical society interactions with industry meet the highest ethical standards as they relate to transparency and independence. Many of the principles covered in the Code define the […]

Traveling Exhibit Visits Library

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Scott Memorial Library is hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, May 16 – June 26th:  The Literature of Prescription:  Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wallpaper.” In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the role of women in the middle and upper classes was heavily circumscribed, but the narrow span […]

CHDB Academic Roundtable, May 18th

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)  is holding an academic roundtable for instructors who use the Community Health Database (CHDB) in teaching – or would like to. The roundtable will take the form of informal discussion over lunch, provided by PHMC, at 260 S. Broad Street, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on May 18. This […]

PubMed Central Celebrates 10 Years

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The National Institute of Health’s PubMed Central (PMC) is celebrating 10 years of open access service to the biomedical community. It opened its online doors in early 2000, with the archives of just 2 online journals and a lot of big plans.  From that small start, PMC has parlayed its mandate to serve as a […]

New Database for Chemical Hazards, Exposure and Toxicity Launched by EPA

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

EPA’s new ToxRefDB  allows scientists and the public to search and download thousands of toxicity testing results on hundreds of chemicals. ToxRefDB captures 30 years and $2 billion of animal testing results. ToxRefDB is a part of ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource), an online data warehouse that collects data from about 500 public sources on tens […]