January 27th, 2015 by Mary Wood
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is home to the National Toxicology Program (NTP).
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is the health arm of the National Academy of Science.
NIEHS announces IOM Workshop on the
Interplay Between Environmental Exposures and Obesity
March 2-3, 2015
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
The workshop will explore the role of chemical exposures in the development of obesity through sessions focused on a life span view, possible biologic pathways and environmental influences, and effects of food additives and antibiotics. Speakers will make links between exposure to environmental chemicals and increased incidence of weight gain, glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, inflammation, and aspects of metabolic syndrome in animal models and human studies. Two panels at the end of the workshop will provide a chance to discuss opportunities for new research and possible policy actions to address exposure to chemicals associated with the development of obesity.
Check the workshop page for registration information, an updated agenda and other workshop materials.
Previous IOM Workshop
March 19, 2014
Principles and Best Practices for Sharing Data form Environmental Health Research
January 22nd, 2015 by Deanna Johnson
BioMed Central publishes 274 open access journals in biology and medicine.
More than 60 subject-specific journals are in the BMC series
A number of the titles in BioMed Central’s portfolio are journals that transferred and converted from the subscription model to open access.
Review articles in the following journals will no longer require a subscription to read; they will be open access like the rest of the BioMed Central portfolio.
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy
Arthritis Research & Therapy
Breast Cancer Research
Stem Cell Research & Therapy
January 22nd, 2015 by Deanna Johnson
UC Davis University Library has licensed the Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection for 2015. This collection currently contains 1800 lectures, of various lengths, by leading world experts.
Additional lectures are added monthly, a running list of which may be viewed here.
Recent lectures include:
January 14th, 2015 by Mary Wood
ILAR Journal Volume 55(3): Experimental Design and Statistics
The review articles in this issue discuss current methods of animal research to address what can be done to improve the quality of animal experiments, choice of animal model, and the systematic review and meta-analysis of animal experiments.
Design and Statistical Analysis of Animal Experiments: Introduction to this Issue
Bailoo, Reichlin, Würbel
Refinement of Experimental Design and Conduct in Laboratory Animal Research
Animal Husbandry and Experimental Design
Evidence Should Trump Intuition by Preferring Inbred Strains to Outbred Stocks in Preclinical Research
Critical Appraisal of Studies Using Laboratory Animal Models
Hooijmans, IntHout, Ritskes-Hoitinga, Rovers
Meta-Analyses of Animal Studies: An Introduction of a Valuable Instrument to Further Improve Healthcare
de Vries, Wever, Avey, Stephens, Sena, Leenaars
Usefulness of Systematic Reviews of Animal Experiments for the Design of Preclinical and Clinical Studies
Significance of Meaning: Why Do Over 90% of Behavioral Neuroscience Results Fail to Translate to Humans, and What Can We Do to Fix It?
Teaching Experimental Design
Randomized Block Experimental Designs Can Increase the Power and Reproducibility of Laboratory Animal Experiments
Place of Experimental Design and Statistics in the 3Rs
Making the Most of Clustered Data in Laboratory Animal Research Using Multi-Level Models