The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the introduction of dbGaP, a new database designed to archive and distribute data from genome wide association (GWA) studies. GWA studies explore the association between specific genes (genotype information) and observable traits, such as blood pressure and weight, or the presence or absence of a disease or condition (phenotype information). Connecting phenotype and genotype data provides information about the genes that may be involved in a disease process or condition, which can be critical for better understanding the disease and for developing new diagnostic methods and treatments.
Archive for December, 2006
Now you can bulk order copies of the MedlinePlus Magazine! Minimum number of copies is 25 at a cost of $1 per copy. Order now!
A recent online ABC News column urging patients to educate themselves regarding their condition recommends MedlinePlus as one place to start. Read the article
Attention all NN/LM Members: Renew Your Full Member or Affiliate Member Agreement for 2006-2011 Today!Monday, December 4th, 2006
- eligibility for grant-funding for health information access and other projects
- invitations to training and information sessions
- membership in DOCLINE, the interlibrary loan system used by health sciences libraries
- access to posters, brochures, bookmarks, and other publications
- and much more!
Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced that the NLM is awarding 18 five-year grants, totaling more than $75million, for research training in biomedical informatics, the discipline that seeks to apply computer and communications technology to the field of health.
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The site’s goal is to ease access to information on Federal HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and research programs, policies, and resources. AIDS.gov contains links to guide you to information on those topics.