NIDDK Central Repository: Facilitating Scientific Research for Over Ten Years

August 1st, 2013

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Central Repository provides information on studies funded by the NIDDK. Currently, data are available from 45 studies by request, including 40 sample types and over 6 million biospecimens. There are 49 ongoing studies being tracked or curated, and the Study Inventory List indicates whether samples can be shared. There are three sites which constitute this repository: Fisher BioServices, Inc. (Biosample Repository), Rutgers Lab (Genetics Repository), and RTI International (Central Data Repository). “These Repositories enable scientists not involved in the original study to test new hypotheses without any new data or biospecimen collection, and they provide the opportunity to pool data across several studies to increase the power of statistical analyses.”

Selecting PQT: Search for NIDDK Studies and Samples will result in displaying the list of search tools.

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FindZebra

March 11th, 2013

A search engine for rare diseases is a research project from the Technical University of Denmark, DTU Informatics and the University of Copenhagen, Department of Computer Science. Documents indexed for retrieval consist of medical articles on the topic of rare diseases. As 80% of rare diseases are of genetic origin, medical articles on the topic of genetic diseases are also indexed.

Search options include: Search on rare and genetic disease resources, Restrict to rare disease resources, and Search with UMLS medical concepts.

Articles are focused on rare and genetic diseases that are freely available on the internet, e.g. Orphanet: an online rare disease and orphan drug data base, Wikipedia: Category Rare Diseases, NORD Rare Disease Database and Organizational Database, The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), etc.

If Write-N-Cite Isn’t Showing Up After Installation

February 28th, 2013

We’ve had several reports from people who installed Write-N-Cite version 4 on their PCs running Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 that the tool wasn’t showing up in the ribbon. This screen shot (File > Options > Add-Ins) shows that Write-N-Cite was listed as an Inactive Application Add-In.

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The helpful folks at RefWorks support provided these instructions:

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PubMed Access Denied

November 14th, 2012

Update 11/15/12: This issue was resolved.

We’ve had several reports of Jeffersonians seeing “Access Denied” messages this morning.  We are working with the vendor to resolve the issue.

In the meantime, consider using OvidSP to search MEDLINE. Login from the JEFFLINE homepage.

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Configuring Mekentosj Papers iPhone App for Off-Campus Article Access

October 11th, 2012

Mekentosj Papers is a popular program for researchers to organize their personal library of journal articles. Here are instructions for configuring the iPhone app to work with JEFFLINE’s journal collection.

In your Papers app, please add the following under Settings:

Proxy Settings: https://login.proxy1.lib.tju.edu/login?url=%@

Use EZproxy: ON

 

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