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Center for Science and Social Science Information

5 January 2012 - 11:24am by Lynn Sette

We are pleased to announce the opening of the new Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), a collaboration between the University Library and Information Technology Services (ITS). The Center is located on the concourse level of the Kline Biology Tower, 219 Prospect Street.

To help our community of investigators, scholars, educators, and students keep pace with the most advanced practices in information technology, the Center offers an expanded array of services in a state-of-the-art facility, incorporating the Kline Science Library, the Social Science Library and the StatLab. This technology-rich environment was designed to increase access to digital information and support and to encourage greater collaboration and discourse.  

The Center will host an Open House for the Yale Community on Wednesday, January 11 from 4-6 p.m., and we invite all community members to explore the facility and its services. For further information about the Center, please visit: http://csssi.yale.edu.

 

A Busy Day in the Cushing Center

16 December 2011 - 5:46am by Lynn Sette

The Cushing Center is an exciting place.  One day in November, 3 groups were using the center simultaneously: a class of middle school students, visiting Medical School applicants, and a group in the conference room.  The photograph shows one of the many school groups we have toured this fall, this group is from Foote School.  Whether the group is here to further their studies on Phineas Gage or to learn about the functions of the left and right hemispheres and how they are used in writing, it is an exciting field trip for the class.

We have also hosted lighting tours for Yale architectural students and college students furthering their studies of behavioral neuroscience.

Some comments from the teachers:

“Thank you so much for another great visit.   Our tours of the Cushing Center are invaluable ...  young minds are tapped and one never knows where such exposure will lead them....our future scientists, teachers, doctors, artists.”

“I wish you could have joined us for the bus ride back to school today -- the brain talk was contagious. It was remarkable for me as an educator to see my students so excited about their learning, and I know they'll be riveted by Phineas Gage when we pick him back up tomorrow. Thanks for the amazing opportunity you provided for our kids.”

New Subscription: Medical*Online-E

2 December 2011 - 4:02pm by Lynn Sette

The Medical Library has purchased a new subscription to Medical*Online-E

Articles from over 400 medical journals published in Japan are now available for PDF download.

Medical*Online-E provides access to and retrieval of medical journal articles, technical papers, academic association publications, and abstracts with the option of accessing the full article

Oxford Medicine Online Trial through mid-February

2 December 2011 - 3:53pm by Lynn Sette

Try Oxford Medicine Online for access to handbooks, medical textbooks, and medical specialty libraries from Oxford University Press including such titles as the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Psychiatry Library, and the Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery.

In addition to the full-text of the print counterpart, each resource contains all images and figures presented in full color and downloadable into PowerPoint, and links to references and further reading.

Science Classic: the Digital Archives of Science

16 November 2011 - 4:00pm by Lynn Sette

Science Classic provides access to the digitized full text archives of Science from its first issue in 1880 through 1996.

Key articles in the history of science from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries are now at your fingertips. The full-text articles available in the Science Classic archive are available in high resolution PDF format. References are available in HTML and dynamically linked to the full text when available.

Medical*Online-E

16 November 2011 - 3:33pm by Lynn Sette

Medical*Online-E provides access to and retrieval of medical journal articles, technical papers, academic association publications, and abstracts with the option of accessing the full article.
The English beta version of Medical*Online-E site was introduced in mid-September.  Articles from over 400 medical journals published in Japan are now available for PDF download including articles on eastern medicine.

Give it a try – on trial through December.

Clinical Alert from the NIH

25 October 2011 - 11:40am by Lynn Sette

Clinical Alert:
Commonly Used Three-drug Regimen for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Found Harmful
NIH Stops One Treatment Arm of Trial; Other Two Treatments to Continue

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped one arm of a three arm multi-center, clinical trial studying treatments for the lung-scarring disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) for safety concerns. The trial found that people with IPF receiving a currently used triple-drug therapy consisting of prednisone, azathioprine, and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) had worse outcomes than those who received placebos or inactive substances.

"These findings underscore why treatments must be evaluated in a rigorous manner," said Susan B. Shurin, M.D., acting director of the NHLBI. "This combination therapy is widely used in patients with IPF, but has not previously been studied in direct comparison to a placebo for all three drugs."

The interim results from this study showed that compared to placebo, those assigned to triple therapy had greater mortality (11 percent versus 1 percent), more hospitalizations (29 percent versus 8 percent), and more serious adverse events (31 percent versus 9 percent) and also had no difference in lung function test changes. Participants randomly assigned to the triple- therapy arm also remained on their assigned treatment at a much lower rate (78 percent adherence versus 98 percent adherence).

"Anyone on some combination of these medications with questions or concerns should consult with their health care provider and not simply stop taking the drugs," said Ganesh Raghu, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle and a co-chair of this IPF study. "It is important to realize that these results definitively apply only to patients with well-defined IPF and not to people taking a combination of these drugs for other lung diseases or conditions.”

In the Know: Medical Resources @ Your Fingertips

19 October 2011 - 1:37pm by Lynn Sette

Ever wonder how to manage your research articles or what medical apps are available for your mobile device?  Come to a walk-up help session on Thursday, November 10th and librarians will answer these questions and many more.  Drop by to hear about new resources and tools to manage research articles and format your references.   Bring your iPad or smart phone for hands-on learning. 

For more information, contact Lynn Sette (737-2963) or Denise Hersey (785-6251) at the Medical Library.

Date: Thursday, November 10

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Place: YNHH second floor octagon

Sponsored by: The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

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