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."
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
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
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).
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.
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.
For more information, contact Barbara Shipman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 936-1398.