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Jefferson Book Club Choice for April: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The next Jefferson Book Club meeting will be: Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Noon – 1 p.m. 200B Scott (behind the fish tank) Our book:  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot Henrietta Lacks died at a young age, but her cells lived on as the HeLa cell line.  The availability of the first […]

R2Library Exports Directly to RefWorks

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Did you know? Many databases now export bibliographic data directly to RefWorks, making your research and publication processes smoother and easier. R2Library, supplier of electronic textbooks, recently enabled direct export to RefWorks.  The JEFFLINE resources that currently support direct export include: Elsevier ScienceDirect, BioMed Central, EBSCO/CINAHL, Google Scholar, Ovid, and HighWire Press journals. Check our […]

New Study Recommends Blanket Ban on Medical Ghostwriting

Monday, February 8th, 2010

PLoS Medicine, a peer-reviewed online journal from the Public Library of Science (PLoS), has published a study that proposes a strict ban on medical ghostwriting.  Any scientist who claims credit as an author on an article secretly written by a pharmaceutical company should be deemed guilty of academic misconduct, it states. Medical ghostwriting refers to […]

PubMed Interface Updates

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

PubMed has introduced several new changes in its search interface to improve usability. The new features include: a new Limits page, and additional limits for dates and search field tags; link to Clipboard on the homepage, when in use; and a streamlined Advanced Search page. New PubMed Limits Page and Options The Limits page is […]

Natural Standard Launches Sports Medicine Database

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

This may be the time of year when we all look forward to the Super Bowl, but Natural Standard’s new Sports Medicine database will help to meet the unique needs of athletes, coaches, trainers and healthcare providers year-round.  Now, readers have quick access to information about common sports injuries, such as fractures and sprains. The review […]

ClinicalTrials.gov Includes Expanded Access Trials

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Did you know? ClinicalTrials.gov, the database that tracks controlled clinical trials, now also tracks “expanded access” protocols.    Expanded access is a means by which manufacturers make investigational new drugs available, under certain circumstances, to treat patients with a serious disease or condition who cannot participate in a controlled clinical trial. You can find expanded access […]

How to Publish Raw Clinical Data: Guidelines

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Respected journals BMJ and Trials have co-published guidelines  about how personal information from clinical trials should be shared to help minimize risks to patient privacy. Many peer-reviewed journals now require authors to be prepared to share their raw, unprocessed data with other scientists, or to state the availability of raw data in published articles.  However, it […]

New Drug Discovery Database Launches

Monday, February 1st, 2010

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and its European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) unit have launched a new open-access drug discovery database, containing over half a million bioactive compounds and expected to grow.  Known as  ChEMBLdb (pronounced “kembal”),  the database contains information about the properties and activities of drugs and drug-like molecules and their targets. ChEMBLdb […]