October 25th, 2013 by Mary Wood
October 23rd, 2013 by Mary Wood
PubMed Commons is a system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications. Researchers can comment on any publication indexed by PubMed, and read the comments of others. PubMed Commons is a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. It will thrive with high quality interchange from the scientific community.
PubMed Commons is currently in a closed pilot testing phase, which means that only invited participants can add and view comments in PubMed.
How to Join PubMed Commons
For the current pilot testing phase there is a limited facility for joining that may work for you. Several organizations have provided lists of approved author e-mail addresses. If you are included on the list, you can request an invitation to join. Additional options for joining will be provided in future releases.
In order to complete the process you will also need to have a My NCBI account.
Currently, author information has been compiled from:
NIH extramural programs
NIH intramural programs
PubMed Commons: Frequently asked questions
..such as Why can’t I see any comments in PubMed?
September 26th, 2013 by Bruce Abbott
Junos Pulse is a VPN app for iPhones or iPads and Android devices. Use Junos Pulse to log into the UC Davis network using either wifi or your telecommunication provider’s services. You will have network access to resources such as online journals and books, and other licensed resources, including UpToDate.
Junos Pulse is free. You may have network charges from your telecommunication provider, depending on your service plan. It may be downloaded from ITunes or from Android app providers.
How to install and use the client on Android (4.3)
How to install and use the client on iPhone (iOS 7)
September 24th, 2013 by Bruce Abbott
The library is offering a trial to PolicyMap–a mapping and data tool until November 30, 2013. Please evaluate it and compare it to our existing subscription to Social Explorer.
Access it directly here: http://ucdavis.policymap.com
Here’s a bit of info on Policy Map:
PolicyMap is an online (no software installation needed) US national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with varied applications for college students and faculty. It is used in undergraduate and graduate curriculums and research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others. In the academic environment, PolicyMap enables students to concentrate on their subject matter rather than having to spend time learning a GIS tool. PolicyMap is web-based and geared toward users who may not be GIS experts but want to be able to analyze large amounts of data quickly and produce maps, tables, charts and reports with a minimal learning curve for the application itself.
Please send any comments to email@example.com
September 23rd, 2013 by Mary Wood
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program Accepting Applications
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) for 2014–2015 will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1. The MRSP is a yearlong, mentored research training program for qualified medical, dental, and veterinary students in basic, clinical, or translational research at the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2014.
September 17th, 2013 by Ferguson Mitchell
As part of the Library’s response to the campus initiative to remove barcodes from the new AggieCards, students, staff and faculty can now also use their Kerberos ID and passphrase to log into their library account via the My Account links on the left bar of the Library home page. For older cards, both the 14 digit barcode numbers and 9 digit account numbers will work from the Other Accounts and Proxies login page. Please consult the Account FAQ for additional information.
September 12th, 2013 by Amy Studer
Want to find out more about the Patient Protection and 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:
September 12th, 2013 by Mary Wood
..Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
..U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Information and resources on a wide variety of topics related to laboratory animal science and welfare to scientists, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, laboratory animal veterinarians and pathologists, and regulators in the U.S. and around the world.
All back issues of the ILAR Journal can be found at the ILAR Journal homepage.
ILAR Journal 60th Anniversary Virtual Issue
The papers selected for this special e-issue come from issues of the ILAR Journal published in the last decade, and are meant to provide the reader with a taste of the depth and breadth of subjects covered by the journal.
Animal Models of Focal and Global Cerebral Ischemia<>Richard J. Traystman 44(2)
Use of the Göttingen Minipig as a Model of Diabetes, with Special Focus on Type 1 Diabetes Research<>Marianne O. Larsen and Bidda Rolin 45(3)
Stereotypies and Other Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors: Potential Impact on Validity, Reliability, and Replicability of Scientific Outcomes<>Joseph P. Garner 46(2)
Adjuvants and Antibody Production: Dispelling the Myths Associated with Freund’s Complete and Other Adjuvants<>
Harold F. Stils, Jr. 46(3)
Environmental Enrichment for Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits: Requirements of Rodents, Rabbits, and Research<>
Vera Baumans 46(2)
Animal Models of Huntington’s Disease<>Shilpa Ramaswamy, Jodi L. McBride, and Jeffrey H. Kordower 48(4)
Design and Statistical Methods in Studies Using Animal Models of Development<>Michael F. W. Festing 47(1)
Behavioral Phenotyping of Transgenic and Knockout Mice: Practical Concerns and Potential Pitfalls<>
Kathleen R. Bailey, Nathan R. Rustay, and Jacqueline N. Crawley 47(2)
Macaque Models of Human Infectious Disease<>Murray B. Gardner and Paul A. Luciw 49(2)
Noninvasive Bioluminescence Imaging in Small Animals<>Kurt R. Zinn, Tandra R. Chaudhuri, April Adams Szafran, Darrell O’Quinn, Casey Weaver, Kari Dugger, Dale Lamar, Robert A. Kesterson, Xiangdong Wang, and Stuart J. Frank 49(1)
Calorie Restriction and Aging in Nonhuman Primates<>Joseph W. Kemnitz 52(1)
Contributions of Bird Studies to Behavioral and Neurobiological Research<>Marc F. Schmidt 51(4)
August 23rd, 2013 by Amy Studer
As a student, clinician or researcher in medical or health sciences, you probably already know that illness and treatment can have different results depending on a person’s gender. But maybe you want to learn more about how gender differences impact research.
Watch this video to learn more about the free online courses you can take at The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health website, developed by the NIH and FDA.
Course offerings include:
- The Basic Science and the Biological Basis for Sex- and Gender-Related Difference
- Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior
Visit The Science of Sex and Gender Online Site at: http://sexandgendercourse.od.nih.gov/courses.aspx
Free CME credit is available.