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August 27, 2008

Open Access Makes Good: BMC Cancer Publishes 1000th Article!

BMC Cancer Celebrates 1000th Article: http://blogs.openaccesscentral.com/blogs/bmcblog/entry/bmc_cancer_celebrates_1000th_article

"BMC Cancer announces a major achievement – the publication of its 1,000th article. BMC Cancer is the second medical journal in the BMC-series to achieve this milestone in 2008, after BMC Public Health, and follows in the footsteps of BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Genomics, which surpassed one thousand publications in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

The 1,000th article ‘Importance of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in potentially curable colorectal cancer liver metastases’ by Birgit Gruenberger and colleagues from the Medical University Vienna reports that oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy can reduce the risk of recurrence after liver resection in patients treated for liver metastases arising from colorectal cancer. The article has already been accessed over 900 times."

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August 20, 2008

PubMed indexing videos in life sciences

August 20, 2008

PubMed Now Indexes Videos of Experiments and Protocols in Life Sciences

PubMed Central, the National Library of Medicine’s online database, is now indexing videos from The Journal of Visualized Experiments. According to the publication’s official blog, JoVE is "the first video-journal to ever be accepted for publication in PubMed."

The online, open-access journal publishes videos of experiments and protocols in the biological and life sciences and offers its video-articles to science bloggers to illustrate their posts.

The journal managers say that PubMed’s decision is an "official acceptance" of the scientific community of new forms of communication.

"Overall, it will increase the interest of the scientists to communicate their findings in video, making biological sciences more transparent and efficient," Moshe Pritsker, the co-founder of JoVE, told Wired.
—Maria José Viñas

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August 15, 2008

New Resource: AGS' Geriatrics Review Syllabus 6th Edition Online

The UM Health Sciences Libraries has started a new campus subscription to the online edition of the American Geriatrics Society's Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, Sixth Edition (GRS6).

The GRS6 contains the latest developments in geriatric medicine. It includes:

- 59 chapters covering the prevailing management strategies and recent findings in five broad areas of geriatric medicine
- Annotated references that allow the interested reader to pursue topics in greater depth
- An appendix with assessment instruments and practical resources 263 case-oriented multiple-choice questions with answers, critiques, and references, providing a self-assessment tool

Geriatrics Review Syllabus: http://www.geriatricsreviewsyllabus.org

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August 13, 2008

iGoogle Tab and HSL Beta Projects

Guus van den Brekel, a librarian in the Central Medical Library at the University of Groningen, mentioned the UM HSL iGoogle tab in a recent post. He also kindly noted the HSL Beta Projects page, which lists some of the ongoing emerging technology projects the HSL are currently working on. Be sure to check it out (along with Guus's blog).

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August 12, 2008

Second Life and Public Health Video

The University of Michigan's Health Sciences Libraries have produced a video highlighting Second Life and Public Health. Second Life is a virtual world through which an active public health community is simulating disaster scenarios, creating interactive health games, offering people with disabilities a place for support and social networking, and providing a space for professionals to view presentations and attend international conferences. This video showcases the potential of this new media.

Click here to view the high quality Quicktime video version in a browser window.

Alternatively, you can watch the low resolution version from YouTube below.

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August 05, 2008

Anatomy Through the Ages: pre-Vesalian to 1800

The Taubman Medical Library is pleased to host an exhibit, "Anatomy Through the Ages: pre-Vesalian to 1800," in conjunction with the North American Congress on Biomechanics. Print treasures in the Taubman Medical Library Rare Book Room trace the history of anatomy from the 15th through the 18th centuries.

UM HSL: Anatomy Exhibit

UM HSL: Anatomy Exhibit UM HSL: Anatomy Exhibit

UM HSL: Anatomy Exhibit
Exhibit open Tuesday, August 5, 9 am 4 pm, August 6-8, 11 am 1:30 pm, or by appointment.

For more information, contact Barbara Shipman, bshipman@umich.edu, 936-1398.

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