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.
PA EASY is now PA EXAM Prep, with several new and upcoming features. Note, that to create an individual account you must be on campus and working from an IP authenticated computer.
Here are some updates from the PA Exam Prep Team:
- A full-length 300-question PANCE mock examination mapped to the latest (2019) PANCE blueprint in terms of medical content and task area category weight
- To access students will go to the main menu at the top left of their dashboard and go down to “Full Length Test”
- Practice questions in the new PANCE Professional Practice category
- To access students will go to “Create Your Own Quiz”à “Select Learning Objective”à “Task Area” à “Professional Practice”
A mobile app version of PA Exam Prep will also be available shortly, so students can practice questions at home or on-the-go. Students will be notified when the app is available.
We’ve got Dental Decks, Parts 1 and 2! Each section can be checked out separately at the Circulation Desk on the 4th floor of the Sackler Building.
Dental Decks is a great study resource designed for students to retain the biomedical and dental science information they have learned. Use this easy-to-use flash card series to review all areas covered in the National Board of Dental Examination (NBDE) and National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). Each deck contains more than 1,000 flash cards with a question on the front and a detailed, comprehensive answer and topic review on the back, PLUS a test booklet that contains case studies, which can help students familiarize themselves with the exam format. (Oakstone.com)
The library has recently acquired a new journal, Nature Reviews Disease Primers, which you can now access electronically through the catalog. Here’s some information about this resource from the publisher’s website:
“Each Primer provides a global overview of the field and outlines key open research questions. Primers have a modular structure, covering epidemiology; disease mechanisms; diagnosis, screening and prevention; management; and quality of life.
Authored by an international panel of academic scientists, translational researchers and clinicians, new Primers are published every week.”
Happy reading and researching!
Taking the dental boards this summer? Get up to speed with Board Vitals!
The Hirsh Library has recently licensed a study tool for Parts I & II of the National Dental Board Examination. Its question bank is comprised of questions with answers (this many) in the following sections:
- Anatomy, Embryology & Histology (199)
- Biochemistry (110)
- Dental Anatomy & Occlusion (247)
- Microbiology (103)
- Pathology (131)
- Physiology (123)
- Endodontics (97)
- Operative Dentistry (154)
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pain Control (158)
- Oral Diagnosis (137)
- Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry (171)
- Patient Management, Behavioral Science, Dental Public Health & Occupational Safety (85)
- Periodontics (63)
- Pharmacology (120)
- Prosthodontics (103)
- Select categories or specialties to cover
- Set a timer (or not)
- Display questions randomly or ranked by question difficulty.
- If your answer is incorrect, you can guess again until you click Show Explanation.
- Your account will keep track of your scores for each category, so you can focus on your weaknesses.
- You can search for questions by keywords.
- You can flag and rank questions for further study.
- Its explanations refer to chapters in textbooks we license or hold, so you can study in more depth.
- Its Exam Review shows the explanation, your answer, the correct answer, and the percentage of exam takers who got each question right.
- Go to http://www.boardvitals.com/
- Click Sign Up and register with your Tufts email.
- Check your email for its activation link.
- Board Vitals should launch with Go buttons for NBDE I & II above trials you can ignore.
Faculty may request administrative accounts by contacting elizabeth . richardson @ tufts . edu. Elizabeth Richardson will also be presenting this resource to D’18 students at the Board Review session this Friday, 5/8/15, at 12pm in Merritt Auditorium.
Have a question about the Boston campus or library? Try searching our new collection of frequently asked questions!
Browse by topic to see all questions and answers related to that category, or type a question in the box. The system will automatically try to map you to a Q&A pair if it has already been asked and answered.
If your question does not already exist, you will be presented with a submission form. A librarian will receive your question via email and answer as soon as possible, but please keep in mind that it is not an immediate response.
You can always chat, call or visit us at the library if you require immediate assistance.
Join the Hirsh Health Sciences Library as we say goodbye to MD Consult on February 28th and welcome the next generation of searching with ClinicalKey today!
Want a smarter search with faster answers to all your clinical questions? Try Elsevier Publishing’s newest database, ClinicalKey. It brings you access to the largest collection of published medical resources in every medical and surgical specialty, allowing you to search all of them in one place.
ClinicalKey offers continually updated medical information through over 500 journals, over 1000 textbooks, “First Consult” point-of-care clinical consults, “Procedures Consult,” drug monographs from Clinical Pharmacology, over 13,000 medical and surgical videos, millions of images, and over 2,000 practice guidelines.
You can use Clinical Key through the library here: http://bit.ly/PckZ0B We would love to hear your feedback.
Interested in how Clinical Key works? Check out this ClinicalKey Guided Tour and contact the Library Service Desk!
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