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Now Available: NCBI Insights Blog!

Monday, January 28th, 2013

NCBI has just released a new blog called NCBI Insights at ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. We created NCBI Insights to provide an insider’s perspective to help you better understand us and our resources, explore issues of scientific interest that drive our resource development, and demonstrate how you can use our resources to help enhance your research.

We will post articles in four categories:

* NCBI Explained – provides an insider’s perspective on our resources and policies to help you better understand us and avoid some common misconceptions and misunderstandings.
* What’s New – introduces our new and updated resources and include specific examples that demonstrate how you can use these to enhance your research.
* Quick Tips & Tricks – explain hows to perform specific tasks using our website. Selected topics will be chosen based on questions you have asked and suggestions you have provided.
* Science Features – explores current topics in science and demonstrate how you can find relevant data or resources on our website for further exploration.

This blog is a complement to our existing education and outreach efforts, such as News and Social Media publicity, Webinar and Workshop training programs, and Help Desk user support.

Be sure to check in to the NCBI Insights Blog every week or so and let us know what you think!

New Version of REMM Website Released

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, has released new versions of the REMM Web site (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) and REMM Mobile app.

New features and resources include:

New sections for Other Audiences:

Redesigned Home Page for Division of Specialized Information Services

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) released a refreshed home page on Monday, January 7, 2013. The new design includes a carousel highlighting SIS resources. All functions will remain the same.

SIS produces information resources on a range of topics covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, drug and consumer product information, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response. View the new home page at: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Friday, December 28th, 2012

While those are indeed MeSH terms, they are not new. Find out what is new for MeSH 2013 by visiting this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd12/nd12_mesh.html

NLM Resources Especially for Toxicologists

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services(SIS) has released “Especially for Toxicologists,” (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/especiallytoxicologists.html) a guide to NLM resources on environmental health, toxicology, and chemical information for toxicologists.

A new Enviro-Health Links page, “Laboratory Safety” (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/labsafety.html) offers links to information for clinical, academic and school laboratories, including resources for handling chemical, biological and nanotechnology safely. Also included are links to regulations and policy, hazard analysis, MSDS, waste management, and pre-formulated TOXNET and PubMed searches.

Tox Town Releases a New Drought Location Page

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Did you experience drought conditions where you live this summer? Has your health been affected because of the drought? Do you wonder if droughts are related to climate change? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should visit Tox Town’s new Drought location page. Information is provided on why drought is a concern, how it is related to climate change, and possible health affects related to drought.

http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/locations.php?id=173

ALTBIB Portal Updated

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine ALTBIB portal provides access to PubMed® and MEDLINE® citations relevant to alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing.

This collection provides citations from published articles, books, book chapters, and technical reports published from 1980 to 2000. The bibliography features citations concerning methods, tests, assays, and procedures that may prove useful in establishing alternatives to the use of intact vertebrates. Many citations provide access to free full text.

Visit the site at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/altbib.html

 

New Genetics Education Resource from NLM

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics. GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.

Visit the new site at: http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov

Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text from NHRGI help to enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts.

Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom. Specialty pages including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments highlight those tools that teachers may find particularly helpful. Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics along with links to different careers related to the science of Genetics.

To stay up to date with all of NLM’s K-12 resources subscribe to the K12NLMRESOURCES listserv: https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=K12NLMRESOURCES&A=1

New Style and New Content for ClinicalTrials.gov

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

ClinicalTrials.gov is the NLM-developed Web-based registry and results database of clinical research studies. This article introduces the new site navigation features, new appearance, and new content for the public, patients and families, clinicians, researchers and study record data providers:  Huston M, Williams RJ, Bergeris A, Fun J, Tse T. New Style and New Content for ClinicalTrials.gov. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Jul-Aug;(387):e5.

What’s New in PMC: Another Facelift

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

PMC (also known as PubMed Central) recently updated its look and feel, to conform to NCBI’s new standards for page design. This redesign allows for a cleaner and more uniform presentation across PMC’s site as well as its article, issue and journal archive pages.

For more information, see Fogelman M. What’s New in PMC: Another Facelift. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Jul-Aug;(387):e4.