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Henry Stewart Talks New Releases

October 7th, 2015 by Deanna Johnson

The Henry Stewart Talks is a collection of biomedical and life sciences specially prepared animated audio visual presentations with synchronized narration. It is regularly updated and growing, with over 1,500 talks; and a new series, Cancer Genetics, has just been added. Here’s a sampling of new talks:

Play '1. Chromosome translocations and cancer		 (45 mins)'       Play '4. Role of molecular markers in guiding therapy in cancer (31 mins)'       Play '3. Respiratory Mycoplasmas'       Play '4. Nanomedicine: promises and pitfalls - part 1 of 3'       Play '9. Ischemic heart disease - part 1 of 2'       Play '7. Bacterial vaccines in development - part 1 of 2'

Chromosome translocations and cancer by Prof. Felix Mitelman, Lund University, Sweden

Role of molecular markers in guiding therapy in cancer by Prof. Joe Duffy, St Vincent’s University Hospital and University College Dublin, Ireland

Respiratory Mycoplasmas by Prof. Stephen Gillespie, University of St. Andrews, UK

Nanomedicine: promises and pitfalls – part 1 of 3 by Prof. Thomas Webster, Northeastern University, USA

Ischemic heart disease – part 1 of 2 by Dr. Vivek Lal, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Bacterial vaccines in development – part 1 of 2 by Dr. Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer Vaccine Research & Development, USA

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

September 12th, 2013 by Amy Studer

Want to find out more about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?

Video about the Affordable Care Act

Video from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Libraries have developed resource guides about various aspects of the law, including policy and implementation:


A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in California, 2013

February 8th, 2013 by Bruce Abbott

A new report presenting the latest data on the Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population has been made available by The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian Law Caucus (ALC); it provides data on population, population growth, and key social and economic data including income, poverty, education and language.

The site requires that you register to download the report, but it is freely available.

“How and Why US Health Care Differs From That in Other OECD Countries”

January 23rd, 2013 by Ferguson Mitchell

Sign at Seattle's March and Rally for Health Care Reform on May 30, 2009.

Earlier this month, JAMA published a viewpoint article by Victor R. Fuchs, PhD, about the differences between the United States and other countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

In it, he highlights key differences between the US and other OECD members:

“US health care is very different from health care in other countries. Potential reasons for the differences are discussed, leading to the conclusion that future efforts to control cost, provide universal coverage, and improve health outcomes will have to consider the United States’ particular history, values, and political system.”

Read the full article – JAMA.

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