The Hirsh Health Sciences Library offers full online access to The CRISPR Journal, a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to cutting-edge research in the field of gene editing. The bimonthly journal features research articles, perspectives and commentaries, editorials, and more written by experts in the field.
Topics covered by The CRISPR Journal include:
- Cancer immunotherapy
- Embryonic development
- Gene drives
- Gene therapy
- Genetic diseases
- Genetically modified foods
- IP and patenting
- Microbial immunity
- Organ transplantation
- Synthetic biology
Recent articles discuss the ongoing ethical debate around editing the genomes of human embryos, the merits of genetically modifying fish to meet food supply demands, and the development of a breed of hypoallergenic cat.
If you are interested in submitting an article to be published by CRISPR, you can find more information here.
You now have full access to the following two physiotherapy collections from McGraw-Hill Medical: the AccessPhysiotherapy and F.A. Davis PT Collection. These collections include clinical textbooks, cases, and review preps:
“AccessPhysiotherapy (APT) is an online medical resource that provides students with the tools they need to excel in basic and advanced studies and crucial test prep. APT provides students and residents with interactive content, self-assessment, and leading medical texts to enhance decision-making at the point-of-care. It allows for practicing physical therapists to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure best patient outcomes.”
“The F.A. Davis PT Collection on AccessPhysiotherapy is the most comprehensive digital subscription product on the market for educators and physical therapy students. This partnership between F.A. Davis and McGraw-Hill Education brings you a comprehensive online PT resource that covers the entire spectrum of physical therapy–for viewing on any device.”
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has recently created a topic page which highlights select articles dealing with race and medicine. The articles have been pulled together with the hope of improving research, public health, patient care and professional training:
“The Race and Medicine collection reflects NEJM’s commitment to understanding and combating racism as a public health and human rights crisis. Our commitment to antiracism includes efforts to educate the medical community about systemic racism, to support Black and other minority physicians and aspiring physicians, and ultimately to improve the care and lives of Black and other minority patients” (NEJM, 2020, para. 1).
Additionally, the NEJM is cosponsoring four webinars in the virtual series, The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research, which will run from October 28–December 2. The topic of the first webinar is Structural Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine, and will take place on Wednesday, October 28 from 1:00-2:15 PM ET. Registration is available here.
The Case Files Collection from Access Medicine has recently had a number of updates, which makes this a good time to review this useful resource. With cases from Basic Science, Clinical Rotation, and Post-Graduate, the collection now includes Case Files Podcasts found in the global navigation bar under “Podcasts/Audio.” They are produced by the primary author of the series, Dr. Eugene C. Toy, MD and highlight key concepts from the cases found in the collection in short downloadable episodes.
Here are the direct links to our catalog for each subject in the collection:
- Case Files: Anatomy
- Case Files: Anesthesiology
- Case Files: Biochemistry
- Case Files: Cardiology
- Case Files: Critical Care
- Case Files: Emergency Medicine
- Case Files: Family Medicine
- Case Files: Geriatrics
- Case Files: Gynecologic Surgery
- Case Files: High-Risk Obstetrics
- Case Files: Internal Medicine
- Case Files: Medical Ethics and Professionalism
- Case Files: Microbiology
- Case Files: Neurology
- Case Files: Neuroscience
- Case Files: Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Case Files: Orthopaedic Surgery
- Case Files: Pathology
- Case Files: Pediatrics
- Case Files: Pharmacology
- Case Files: Physiology
- Case Files: Psychiatry
- Case Files: Surgery
Here is a quick update on newly acquired eBooks that are now ready for use. A mixed bag of valuable and important titles which needed to be highlighted. Hope there is one that interests you. As always, if there is a book we don’t have that you think should be in our collection, please let us know by recommending a purchase.
Did you know that PubMed has just undergone a major “facelift” as of January 1, 2020? Is this news to you? Not sure where to begin? Please come to one of our “Introducing the *New* PubMed” workshops and learn more about how changes to PubMed will impact the way you search it. This workshop will discuss both what’s new to PubMed and what has remained unchanged. If you are a long-time PubMed user, this workshop is for you!
Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hirsh Library 510
Thursday, January 30, 2020
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hirsh Library 510
Lexis-Nexis is now NEXIS UNI, featuring new and improved updates to visuals, search, and other functional components like collaboration and personalization.
Some updates include:
-The ability to create, schedule, and share alerts
-New Discipline Pages where you can discover relevant topics, sources, and news related to your area of study
-New organizational features such a favorites, history, folders, and annotations
-No document retrieval limitations
“NEXIS UNI delivers unmatched depth and quality when it comes to content. With more than 15,000 news, legal and business sources, NEXIS UNI helps students find credible sources including: Print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs; Local, regional, national and international newspapers with deep archives; Extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790; Unparalleled business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives.”
Looking for additional EBD learning opportunities to help you with your PICO assignment or your BaSiCSsss presentation? Want to brush up on your techniques? Have we got the Research Guide for you!
This past summer, our Dental Librarian put a team together to enrich the Evidence-Based Dentistry Research Guide. The Guide, which includes tutorials you can watch, provides an outline of the process and includes a brand new Evidence Pyramid!
Still have questions? Ask us! Use one of the methods below to contact a librarian, schedule a consultation or stop by the desk.
For those working on BaSiCSsss presentations, don’t forget to reach out to your group librarian.
Studying abroad or plan to travel overseas for research or vacation? The Tufts University community has access to Mango Languages, which you can use to learn over 70 different languages! You can complete lessons on the website or download the free app on your mobile device to practice on the go.
To access, log in here with your Tufts credentials, then choose quick start to use the web interface as a guest, or create your own personal profile with a separate Mango login to save your customized language tutorials.
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