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Archive for October, 2010

Plagiarism Sleuths Tackle Full-text Biomedical Articles

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

From the press release: In scientific publishing, how much reuse of text is too much? Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and collaborators have shown that a computer-based text-searching tool is capable of unearthing questionable publication practices from thousands of full-text papers in the biomedical literature. The first step in the process […]

Journal of Molecular Biology Introduces Protein Viewer

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The Journal of Molecular Biology (JMB) now offers Protein Viewer, a new interactive feature that can expand and rotate molecules within the actual article.  Features of the World Protein Database and Jmol are merged and embedded into the article, so the information is convenient and user-friendly.   It requires Java Runtime Environment, a free plug-in for […]

Wiley Journal Maintenance 10/30

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

On Saturday, October 30, the publisher Wiley-Blackwell will be doing maintenance on its servers.  ALL Wiley-Blackwell online journals will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Your access to JEFFLINE’s other journals will not be affected.

10/25: National Health Care Forum IV – A Half Year Later: Panel Discussion on Federal Health Care Laws

Monday, October 25th, 2010

AMA, FUNCTIONAL, and PHS present: National Health Care Forum IV – A Half Year Later: Panel Discussion on Federal Health Care Laws October 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Location:  Foerderer Auditorium College Building, 2nd floor 1025 Walnut ALL Jeffersonians:  Please join us Monday evening (10/25) for a discussion of how last Spring’s health care legislation will affect […]

Open Access Week 2010 Launches, Leaders Recount Positive Impact of OA

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Open Access Week 2010 takes place October 18-25, as thousands of scholars, faculty and students from nearly 90 countries worldwide participate in events to raise awareness and advance understanding of the benefits of open access (OA). The week features the voices of top researchers who have stepped forward with first-hand accounts of how Open Access […]

Jefferson Digital Commons Celebrates 3,000th Record

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Just in time for Open Access Week, the Jefferson Digital Commons has reached its 3,000th deposit.  Congratulations to Alex V. Levin, MD, MHSc, for his article “Spontaneous disconnection of glaucoma tube shunt extenders,” deposited in the Wills Eye Institute Papers ( Open Access Week, October 18-24, 2010, celebrates free, immediate, online access to the results […]

Library Displays Nobel Laureates’ Books

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Every year the Nobel Prize Committee honors a selected few for outstanding achievements in their fields.  If you’d like to see some of the winners’ work, stop by Scott Memorial Library to see some of their books.   You’ll find the display on the 2nd floor, next to the Circulation Window. Robert G. Edwards The 2010 […]

Elsevier Introduces Article-Based Publishing to Increase Publication Speed

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Publisher Elsevier is now offering a new model for publishing in some of its journals:  “Article-Based Publishing.”   The new model releases articles as soon as they are final and citable without needing to wait until a full journal issue is complete.  This is very similar to the model which has been used successfully by BioMed Central and other […]

Hospital Performance Report Released

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released its annual Hospital Performance Report, this one for 2009 data. The report includes information about risk-adjusted mortality, readmissions, lengths of stay, and hospital charges for patients admitted to 158 Pennsylvania hospitals (including Jefferson Hospital) from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.  The new report […]

NLM Offers Monographs on Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies

Monday, October 4th, 2010

MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has published 100 new English and Spanish monographs on a broad range of dietary supplements and herbal remedies.  Written for consumers, it’s a free and reliably authoritative resource for patient information.  Monographs include: Descriptions of herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and how they work Effectiveness ratings […]

NLM Launches New Digital Collections Program for History of Medicine

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, has launched a new digital repository, Digital Collections, at  The new service currently houses monographs and films from NLM’s History of Medicine Division, but other content and format types will be added over time.  It is fully searchable by […]