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Books of Secrets: Alchemy, Medicine, and Magic

November 15, 2013 - 11:47am by Lei Wang

Opening Reception: November 18 6:00 -7:30 p.m.Cushing/Whitney Medical Library RotundaOn view: November 18, 2013 to January 17, 2014This is a student-curated exhibit from Professor Paola Bertucci’s undergraduate seminar, Spies, Secrets, and Science.Books of secrets divulged medicinal, alchemical, artisanal, and other kinds of “secrets” of nature and the arts. These “cheap” books, mostly written as books of recipes or how-to manuals, met with extraordinary success around the 16th century; they were also translated into several languages and reprinted until the 19th century.Whether real or imaginary, their authors achieved a remarkable level of authority among the reading public. The legendary “Isabella Cortese” and “Alessio Piemontese” revealed much about nature and its hidden ways of operating, just as their better known contemporaries Francis Bacon and René Descartes.Selections from the Medical Historical Library's collections will be on display.

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5

November 4, 2013 - 4:54pm by Mark Gentry

The new edition of the DSM-5 is now available via PsychiatryOnline.    Also, use Orbis to find the online book or the print copy in the Medical Library. The Medical Library has a print copy in the Reserve Room Ref 21 RC455.2 C4 D536 2013.  The Yale School of Nursing also has a copy in the Commons for nursing students shelved under RC455.2 C4 D536 2013. If you need assistance locating or using DSM-5, please contact your personal or liaison librarian.

FirstConsult: point-of-care App for your iPhone or iPad

November 1, 2013 - 12:07pm by Mark Gentry

First Consult, a point-of-care resource included in the popular ClinicalKey online resource, is availble for mobile download to Apple iOS devices. First Consult is a clinical decision support resource that leverages evidence-based medical information to provide clinicians, librarians and others with the easy access to the latest on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis and prevention. No data connection is needed to access the mobile version after the initial download.  You will need to register for a personal account on ClinicalKey.  Details on the First Consult App are available on the Mobile Device Applications page. 

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) BioSystems Database

October 28, 2013 - 10:18am by Lynn Sette

A biosystem or biological system is a group of molecules that interact in a biological system. One type of biosystem is a biological pathway, which can consist of interacting genes, proteins, and small molecules. Another type of biosystem is a disease, which can involve components such as genes, biomarkers, and drugs. The NCBI BioSystems Database was developed to (1) serve as a centralized repository of data; (2) connect the biosystem records with associated literature, molecular, and chemical data throughout NLM’s Entrez system; and (3) facilitate computation on biosystems data. This is a remarkable resource for researchers interested in the biological sciences. Help is available in 4 areas: Using BioSystems. A great place to get started. The About area provides a nice introduction to the records contained within this database along with some great examples, such as "find the pathways in which a given gene or protein is involved" and "retrieve 3D structures for proteins involved in a biosystem." BioSystem Tools. Features primers on some very powerful statistical tools including FLink, which handles large quantities of input and output data. Other Resources. Includes links to other databases, such as PubChem and BioAssay. NCBI BioSystems Database Help.

UpToDate Anywhere

October 13, 2013 - 11:15pm by Mark Gentry

The UpToDate Anywhere mobile app is available for Apple iOS, Android and Windows 8 phones and tablets.  Free individual access is available to all affiliates of Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital.  Initial registration must be done either on the network or from a remote connection to Yale or YNHH.  Individual login also allows accumulation of free CME/CE credits gained by reading UTD topics.  An Internet connection is required to use UpToDate Anywhere.  In order to keep your individual account active, logon to your account from a Yale or YNHH computer (or remote connection) at least once every 30 days. Consult the mobile device page for more information on UpToDate Anywhere app. UpToDate is linked from EPIC along with two other popular resources AccessMedicine and Micromedex.  By linking your individual account withUpToDate with your EPIC ID you can accumulate CME whenever you access UpToDate from within EPIC.  For details on UpToDate in Epic ...

James Rothman, 2013 Nobel Prize Winner

October 7, 2013 - 12:58pm by Mark Gentry

James E. Rothman, ’71 B.S., the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, and professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on how molecular messages are transmitted inside and outside of our cells, the Royal Swedish National Academy announced today (Oct.7). Rothman, who is also professor of chemistry at Yale, shares the prize with Randy Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley and Thomas Südhof of Stanford University. See the YaleNews item for more information on James Rothman and his research. To learn more about Rothman’s research and to see the impact of his scientific discoveries, follow the articles links below: Sollner, T., Whiteheart, S. W., Brunner, M., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Geromanos, S., Tempst, P., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). SNAP receptors implicated in vesicle targeting and fusion. Nature, 362(6418), 318-324.  Rothman, J. E. (1994). Mechanisms of intracellular protein transport. Nature, 372(6501), 55-63  Weber, T., Zemelman, B. V., McNew, J. A., Westermann, B., Gmachl, M., Parlati, F.,Rothman, J. E. (1998). SNAREpins: Minimal machinery for membrane fusion. Cell, 92(6), 759-772. Sollner, T., Bennett, M. K., Whiteheart, S. W., Scheller, R. H., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). A protein assembly-disassembly pathway in vitro that may correspond to sequential steps of synaptic vesicle docking, activation, and fusion. Cell, 75(3), 409-418.   Miesenbock, G., De Angelis, D. A., & Rothman, J. E. (1998). Visualizing secretion and synaptic transmission with pH-sensitive green fluorescent proteins. Nature, 394(6689), 192-195.  Rothman, J. E., & Wieland, F. T. (1996). Protein sorting by transport vesicles. Science, 272(5259), 227-234. 

Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière: The Physician and the Hysterical Women

September 27, 2013 - 8:39am by Lei Wang

The Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière (1876-80), a landmark publication in medical photography, is on view in the Rotunda of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library through November 15th, 2013. This collection of texts and photographs represents the female patients of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot at the Salpêtrière hospital and asylum during the years of his tenure as director. The patients, diagnosed primarily with hysteria or epilepsy, were treated at the asylum even as they acted as experimental subjects for Charcot’s development of the hysteria diagnosis. This collection represents a transformative moment in the history of the diagnosis, treatment, and representation of mental illness. The exhibit was organized by Courtney Thompson, doctoral student in the Program in the History of Medicine, and Susan Wheeler, Curator for Prints and Drawings at the Medical Library. 

Nursing at 90

September 19, 2013 - 4:05pm by Lynn Sette

A celebration of the Yale School of Nursing Alumni. The exhibit highlights the contributions of the Nursing program and its graduates to Yale, the profession, and the world. Curated by Janene Batten with the help of Melissa Grafe.  On view in the Medical Library foyer until January 10, 2014. In addition, as part of the 90th Anniversary of the Yale School of Nursing the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has digitized the large collection of historical YSN alumni newsletters, memorabilia, and class photos dating from 1926. The class photos speak for themselves, but as you will see, the alumni publications evolve in title and format, and provide a fascinating look into the school's equally proud and rich history. The newsletters cover the first years after the inaugural graduating class, and lead the reader through wars and peacetime, school relocations and new deans, societal changes and ideals, to the present-day YSN. There are currently 294 items in the collection.

Grant Forward

September 16, 2013 - 12:39pm by Lynn Sette

Need funding?  Get acquainted with a new funding opportunities search engine, Grant Forward.  Use the Researcher Profiles feature to upload your research interests, publication history, and CV. The Profile feature will then search sources that match your interests and provide you with relevant funding opportunities.  You can edit, update, and export information in seconds. Create a user account to save favorites, set alerts, and access Grant Forward remotely.  Sample results page

Clinical Evidence

August 16, 2013 - 1:14pm by Lynn Sette

Clinical Evidence is an international database of high-quality, rigorously developed systematic overviews assessing the benefits and harms of treatments,  a suite of EBM resources. What is EBM? Simply put, evidence-based medicine (EBM) means applying current best evidence to clinical decision making.  In practice, this means integrating that evidence with individual clinical expertise and the needs and values of patients. Clinical Evidence(CE)summarizes the current state of knowledge - and uncertainty - about interventions used to prevent and treat important clinical conditions. CE does it by searching and appraising the literature to create rigorous systematic reviews of evidence on the benefits and harms of clinical interventions. Search CE by condition or topic.  Review the efficacy, GRADE evaluation of interventions, key points, latest guidelines, latest citations and systematic reviews.
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