Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
The following websites cover a variety of medical, scientific, reference, and educational topics. Browse the list or search for terms that appear in the website descriptions.
Provider: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
Description: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.
Keywords: biomedical research, cell biology, disease, education, genetics, grants, images, news, pharmacology, research, RSS feed, U.S. Government
Provider: Society for Neuroscience
Description: Brainfacts.org is a resource for the public that reports on advances in brain research with short, informative, illustrated articles. Topics are presented in the broadest of ranges- from neurons to the role of neuroscience in a court of law. The Society for Neuroscience presents this resource in partnership with two foundations- Gatsby, and the Kavli Foundation. Links to their interesting websites are provided.
Keywords: aging, brain, cognitive disorders, consumer health, disease, education, neurology, neuroscience, news
Provider: Research Imaging Center, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Description: From the website: "BrainMap is an online database of published functional neuroimaging (fMRI and PET) experiments with coordinate-based (x,y,z) activation locations in Talairach space. The goal of BrainMap is to provide a vehicle to share methods and results of studies in specific research domains, such as language, memory, attention, emotion, and perception. BrainMap can also be used to perform meta-analyses of similar research studies."
Keywords: brain mapping, cognition, medical imaging, neurology, neuroscience
Provider: U.S. Department of Labor
Description: This is the authoritative source of monthly and annual economic and employment/unemployment data, ranging from trade price indexes to workplace injury data, for the United States.
Keywords: business, data, demographics, economics, general health, industry, reports, statistical, trend, U.S. Government, workforce, workplace
Provider: Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Description: "We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved." The CAAT website also provides educational materials to download, links to related sites, most notably to its own ALTWEB, "the global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing."
Keywords: animal welfare, biomedical ethics, biomedical research, education, laboratory, research, toxicology
Provider: CNIA (Canadian Nursing Informatics Association)
Description: "The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) exists to help nurses across Canada to learn, share, research, and create informatics-related projects and experiences that can help to boost the competencies, theory, and practice of informatics on a national level." We start you at the Resources section, which links to nursing and allied health informatics sites, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and to educational institutions internationally offering online courses in informatics. Full text articles from the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics are also available here.
Keywords: Canada, education, informatics, journal, nursing
Provider: National Cancer Institute
Description: This is a section of the National Cancer Institute website designed specifically for researchers. "The goal of the NCI's Cancer Genome Anatomy Project is to determine the gene expression profiles of normal, precancer, and cancer cells, leading eventually to improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the patient. By collaborating with scientists worldwide, CGAP seeks to increase its scientific expertise and expand its databases for the benefit of all cancer researchers. Interconnected modules provide access to all CGAP data, bioinformatics... and biological resources, allowing the user to find "in silico" answers to biological questions in a fraction of the time it once took in the laboratory."
Keywords: biomedical research, cancer, federal agencies, genetics, genome, oncology, research, scientist, tutorial, U.S. Government
Provider: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Description: This comprehensive website from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) links the user to detailed information on cancer types, clinical trials, cancer statistics, and funding and research. An agency of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NCI conducts and supports cancer research as well as providing in-depth information on all aspects of these diseases to the public, including rehabilitation and ongoing care. NCI has launched several programs like the pilot Community Cancer Centers Program with the purpose of bringing improved care to more Americans and promoting international collaboration and cooperation among practitioners and researchers.
Keywords: cancer, clinical trials, consumer health, news, oncology, patient education, research, statistical, U.S. Government
Provider: Macmillan.org (UK)
Description: This British cancer website provides information for patients, caregivers and physicians on all aspects of cancer: types, treatments, coping with treatment side effects, pain, etc. Visitors may also communicate about their questions with oncology nurses. Free publications written by expert healthcare providers are available to order in print or to download, and a forum/chat website called "What Now?" is also featured, in which patients share their experiences and provide support to each other.
Keywords: cancer, consumer health, drugs, education, healthcare professional, oncology, patient education
Provider: U.S. General Services Administration/U.S. Government Printing Office
Description: This is a primary starting point for locating appropriate federal grant funding. This website, in addition to being the primary format of the Catalog, also offers an FAQ and guidance on writing grant applications.
Keywords: biomedical research, federal agencies, grants, research, U.S. Government
Provider: Creative Commons
Description: ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons (see also) dedicated to the licensing support of open courseware.
Keywords: courseware, education, faculty, mashups, modular, multidisciplinary, open access, textbooks
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Description: The CDC's home page is a well-organized portal to the wealth of resources it provides for the public, practitioners and first responders. Along the top of the page is a very complete index of the information CDC provides, with cross-referenced terms. Links to the Diseases and Conditions index and Emergency Preparedness, along with other frequently-sought resources, including MMWR, are posted prominently here on the CDC home page.
Keywords: disease, emergency preparedness, environmental, epidemiology, general medical reference, health statistics, infectious disease, special populations, statistical, toxins, travel medicine, trend, wellness
Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Description: This page of the CDC's Emergency Preparedness section contains planning tips, lists supplies needed for survival, and provides or links to recovery information specific to hurricanes and similar major storms. Common health and safety concerns surrounding the aftermath of hurricanes are addressed. Information compiled for the benefit of specific groups-- health care professionals, citizens with chronic conditions or disabilities, shelters (housing humans or pets), response and cleanup workers, evacuees, schools and pregnant women is also provided here. Public Service Announcements are also available, as podcasts or videos.
Keywords: animal welfare, consumer health, disaster, federal agencies, healthcare professional, hurricane, public health, social services