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
December 29th, 2014 by Mary Wood
Elsevier is retiring MD Consult as their delivery platform for electronic medical texts, including medical textbooks, Clinics of …, and some clinically oriented journals. The UC health sciences libraries representatives (UC Davis health sciences librarians are involved) has been negotiating for an alternative product with limited success, and continue to explore other options. With the Elsevier titles previously accessed through MD Consult unavailable starting January 2015, paper copies and/or alternative electronic versions may be possible.
For further information or guidance about how to access books and journals previously available from MD Consult, consult the “Farewell to MD Consult” guide or Harvest catalog.
We encourage you to contact us with your questions or concerns.
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December 15th, 2014 by Mary Wood
… A researcher profile system for all individuals who apply for, receive or are associated with research investments from federal agencies.
SciENcv is a feature in My NCBI that helps you create online professional profiles that can be made public to share with others.
eRA Commons and ORCID account holders who have linked their accounts to My NCBI can have their SciENcv profiles automatically populated with the information stored in their biographical records.
Library Guide on Author IDs and ORCID
Earlier blog post re beta version, November 7th, 2013
SciENcv – Science Experts Nework
NIH Notice, NOT-OD-13-114
December 12th, 2014 by Mary Wood
Understanding systematic reviews and levels of evidence is challenging, and relating it to clinical decisions difficult.
JAMA since 1994 has attempted to further understanding and help clinicians by publishing Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature.
The effort continues, 20 years later.
The most recent article :
Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature July 09, 2014
How to Read a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis and Apply the Results to Patient Care: Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature
Murad; Montori; Ioannidis; et al
JAMA. 2014; 312(2):171-179. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.5559
Three options for finding the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature articles:
for UC Davis affiliates
PubMed (use VPN if off campus)
Search: users guides to the medical literature
Select interesting title, click on gold UCeLinks button to get full text
purchase 2008 edition
limited open access to 1994-2005 articles
Users’ Guides to Evidence-Based Practice
University Alberta, Center for Health Evidence, provide access to a 2005 set of Users’ Guides originally published as a series in the JAMA: the full text pre-publication version of the series on behalf of the Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group with permission from the journal.
December 9th, 2014 by Mary Wood
Wiley has a new open access journal : Veterinary Medicine and Science
Veterinary Medicine and Science is an international open access journal which publishes original, high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of Veterinary Medicine and Science relating to companion, production and zoo animals.
Publish for free : they are waiving the APC for the first 15 accepted articles
Publicity cites the following as reasons to publish with Veterinary Medicine Science :
High standard, rigorous peer review
Quality and reputation, supported by Wiley’s network of prestigious journals and societies
Immediate open access
Fully compliant with all open access mandates
Authors retain copyright. Articles published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License
Editor: Ed Hall MA VetMB, PhD, Dip-ECVIM-CA, MRCVS
Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Bristol Veterinary School
December 5th, 2014 by Mary Wood
As reported in the December 5 NIH Record, seven drawings of the Spanish scientist-artist Santiago Ramon y Cajal are now on exhibit at NIH, Porter Neuroscience Research Center.
Photographic “tiles” that reproduce details of tissue slides that Cajal prepared
Comparison of competing ideas about the composition of the nervous system.
“These drawings by Cajal, who was an artist, anatomist and is considered the father of modern neuroscience, will be inspiring to the scientists who work here.”
His advances in neuroanatomy, brain pathology and developments defining the nervous system led Cajal to provide evidence of “neuron doctrine,” which is the basis for modern neuroscience. Cajal shared (with Italian pathologist Camillo Golgi of “Golgi stain” renown) the 1906 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
“Cajal was able to show beautiful, elegant structures of individual neurons and link the structure of those neurons to their function.”
The Cajal exhibit, developed and sponsored by Office of NIH History in the Office of Intramural Research, will be open through April.
November 24th, 2014 by Mary Wood
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Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm