Library Resource Updates:
NEJM Institutional Remote Access: NEW!
The NEJM.org remote access feature promises a seamless experience. Go to NEJM.org and sign in for your free account while connected to a networked PC; this enables Talbot’s site license to sync with your personal account for 60 days. You must log back in via a networked PC every 60 days.
Journal Citation Reports Updated
The 2019 edition of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) has been recently released. The 2019 edition reflects citations from literature published in 2018. Access it by going to Talbot’s page and then searching for Journal Citation Reports in the All Databases list. Alternatively, click on Web of Science, and then Journal Citation Reports along the top in the black line.
Tools and News from the NCI:
2019 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer
Overall cancer mortality continues to decline; however, in age group 20 to 49 cancer incidence and mortality is higher in women than men. A link to the release has also been added to our Guide https://libguides.foxchase.org/cancerwebsites/reports
The BRCA Exchange is a global database that aggregates data on inherited variants in theBRCA1 / BRCA2 genes. Itis available to the public via a website as well as a smartphone app. I’ve added a link to the Database as well as more information on our breast cancer guide at this link: https://libguides.foxchase.org/breastcancer/databases
National Repository of Cancer Cell Models
The National Cancer Institute is developing a national repository of cancer cell models derived from patients in NCI-sponsored clinical trials. It’s called PDMR (Patient Derived Models Repository). Read more about it here: https://pdmr.cancer.gov/
Other tools and news of interest
EurekAlert: A new tool for data scientists and biologists and more. “A new computational tool developed in the lab of USC Viterbi School Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Paul Bodgan in collaboration with Ming Hsieh professor Edmond Jonckheere, is able to quickly identify the hidden affiliations and interrelationships among groups/items/persons with greater accuracy than existing tools.”s
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research: IBBR Researchers Release New Database to Support Immunology Research. “IBBR Fellow Dr. Brian Pierce (Assistant Professor, UMCP Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics) and postdoctoral associate Dr. Ragul Gowthaman recently released a new tool for researchers who study immune system proteins. The TCR3d database contains all known T cell receptor (TCR) structures and is updated weekly.”
Inside Higher Ed: Making Monographs Open. “The University of North Carolina Press is leading an experiment to significantly lower the cost of producing scholarly books — an important step toward a sustainable open-access publishing model for monographs. Many university presses have experimented with open-access monographs, but few have transitioned away from charging fees for most work, as they are unable to do so sustainably, said John Sherer, director of UNC Press.”s
PR Web: Nonprofit Launches National Network to Track All Drug Diversion Within Hospitals and Health Systems to Combat Opioid Crisis (PRESS RELEASE). “The Healthcare Diversion Network, a nonprofit association dedicated to preventing drug diversion, today announced the launch of HealthCareDiversion.org, a first-of-its-kind forum that aims to compile all known healthcare diversion incidents into a single national database. The new online forum is the first step in building national dialogue and transparency around one of the most critical, yet often unspoken, risks associated with the opioid crisis.” It is expected that eventually the database will be opened to the public.s
Fierce Healthcare: AMA teams up with biotech incubator to connect physicians with startups. “The AMA and Sling Health, a student-run biotechnology incubator, launched the clinical problem database on the AMA’s Physician Innovation Network, an online forum that connects physicians and health technology companies looking for clinician feedback.”s
Search Engine Journal: The 10 Best Image Search Engines. “These days, image search engines are more advanced than ever. No matter what kind of image you want to find, chances are, with the right keywords, search filters, and tools, you’ll find it. That’s not all, though. Need to find a source for an image? Do a reverse image search.”s
EurekAlert: Springer Nature publishes its first machine-generated book . “Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book in chemistry. The book prototype provides an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion batteries. The content is a cross-corpus auto-summarization of a large number of current research articles in this discipline. Serving as a structured excerpt from a huge set of papers, the innovative pipeline architecture aims at helping researchers to manage the information overload in this discipline efficiently.”s
TechSpot: Security researchers fake cancerous nodes in CT scans with machine learning. “We expect that when we have a CT or MRI scan that the results are accurate. After all we are talking about equipment that can cost millions of dollars and radiologists with years of training and sometimes decades of experience. However, hospital security can be lax and researchers have now shown they can fake CT and MRI scans using a generative adversarial network (GAN).”s
EurekAlert: New Metascape platform enables biologists to unlock big-data insights . “… scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) and the University of California, San Diego have revealed an open-access, web-based portal that integrates more than 40 advanced bioinformatics data sources to allow non-technical users to generate insights in one click. Called Metascape, this tool removes data analysis barriers–allowing researchers to
Now this is cool!
The Pitch: A Kansas State grad student has reconstructed a piece of Vatican music that’s not been heard since 1542. “[Patrick] Dittamo came to the project after learning that the Kansas City Chorale was looking to perform a piece that hadn’t been done in modern times. He started researching underserved composers and came across Escobedo. Only a handful of his pieces had survived, but ‘Missa Ad te levavi’ was one of them, and it had been digitized in the Vatican’s online library. Despite the damage to the document, Dittamo was confident he could transcribe the manuscript. (Last summer, Dittamo completed Yale and Cornell University’s Historical Notation Bootcamp, and he’s currently wrapping up his master’s in music history and compositions.) Still, Dittamo says he underestimated the difficulty of the undertaking.”