Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Presenter: Emmanuel Onwuachi
Location: Second Floor Temporary Classroom
This class focuses on using PubMed tags (filters) to narrow and add specificity to one’s PubMed searches.
Provider: Whole Brain project - UC-San Diego
Descriptions: The Whole Brain Catalog is the flagship project of the Whole Brain Project at the University of California - San Diego. It is an open source, downloadable, multi-scale virtual catalog of the mouse brain and its cellular components, providing zoomable 3D views of structures and their surroundings deep inside the mouse brain. The data is also brought to life with simulation and animation. "In providing open source and collaborative tools, the Whole Brain Project allows neuroscience researchers to make new connections with collaborators and newly discovered data. Combining previously unconnected databases across a single network make possible new and exciting insights about the brain."
Keywords: animal, animation, biomedical research, brain, life sciences, mouse, neurology, neuroscience, open access, open source, research, software
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
Keywords: animal, biohazard, chemicals, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, environmental, federal agencies, general health, law, legal, licensing, products, public affairs, public health, research, toxicology, U.S. Government, veterinary medicine, wellness
Provider: ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Descriptions: This part of the ASPCA's website provides advice on providing for your pets in the context of planning and preparing for emergencies- facilities, food, routine and medical supplies, designated caregivers, etc.
Keywords: animal, disaster, emergency preparedness
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/NIH
Descriptions: "The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training..."
Keywords: animal, laboratory, standard of care
Provider: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: NPIC provides comprehensive, objective scientific information on pesticides and related topics to enable citizens to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. The website provides links to many resources, including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets); product label information; fact sheets from various government agencies; contact information for manufacturers; EPA regulations; and emergency resources.
Keywords: animal, chemicals, consumer health, current events, diagnosis, emergency medicine, environmental, federal agencies, general health, industry, multidisciplinary, pesticides, products, toxicology, U.S. Government
Provider: Gene Ontology Project
Contents: datasets, open-source, standards, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: "The Gene Ontology project is a major bioinformatics initiative with the aim of standardizing the representation of gene and gene product attributes across species and databases. The project provides a controlled vocabulary of terms for describing gene product characteristics and gene product annotation data from GO Consortium members, as well as tools to access and process this data." The Ontologies describe three aspects of molecular biology- biological processes, cellular components, and molecular functions. Gene Ontology's collected tools list includes hundreds from all over the world: specialized browsers, search engines, statistical analysis and visualization tools, and many other kinds. This project began as a collaboration between three model organism databases, FlyBase (Drosophila), the Saccharomyces Genome Database and the Mouse Genome Database in 1998. Since then, the GO Consortium has grown to include many other databases, including several of the world's major repositories for plant, animal and microbial genomes. See the GO Consortium page for a full list of member organizations.
Keywords: animal, bioinformatics, collaborative, genetics, genome, genomics, ontologies, plants, taxonomy