New Electronic Journals Added

January 31, 2011

Two new journals have been added to Norris’ electronic journal collection.

 The Journal of Graduate Medical Education (JGME) was created to improve the quality of graduate medical education and publish research and innovation about residency and fellowship education.  The journal is peer-reviewed and published quarterly, in March, June, September and December, and is intended to be a resource for graduate medical education training programs.  Read the rest of this entry »


World Tour of Genome Resources Scheduled

January 28, 2011

OpenHelix™ will present “World Tour of Genome Resources” on February 11, 2011 from 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm in the Aresty Auditorium on the USC Health Sciences Campus.  The seminar will discuss the number and breadth of publicly available bioscience resources available to researchers.   Examples of resources, organized by categories such as algorithms and analysis tools, expression resources, genome browsers (general, eukaryotic and prokaryotic/microbial), literature and text mining resources and others focused on nucleotides, proteins, pathways, disease and variation will be explored.  Read the rest of this entry »


NML to host Hands-On Bioinformatics Workshops

January 28, 2011

The Norris Medical Library Bioinformatics Service Program will host training workshops on the UCSC Genome Browser and ENCODE (the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements) on February 10 and February 11.  

Sponsored by the UCSC Bioinformatics Group and the Norris Medical Library Bioinformatics Service Program, Sessions 1-3 will offer a seminar and hands-on computer workshop on the Browser, a versatile sequence/data/annotation visualization and mining solution for 46 model organisms and Sessions 4 and 5 will introduce the ENCODE project, its background, data types and access from the UCSC Genome Browser. Read the rest of this entry »


Losing One's Head to Cranioklepty

January 11, 2011

Presented by Colin Dickey, Comparative Literature PhD candidate at USC

Talk followed by wine and cheese reception and a viewing of select rare books from the Norris Medical Library’s collection.

Monday, February 7 at 4pm
West Conference Room, Norris Medical Library

In the 19th century, the popular “New Science” of phrenology had a lot of famous geniuses lose their heads…quite literally. The skulls of Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Goya and others were stolen from their graves with the intention to discover how bumps on the skull point to signs of genius. Read the rest of this entry »


Book by School of Social Work Faculty Member Added to NML

January 10, 2011

Health Technology Literacy:  A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice (W 83.1 J82h 2011) by Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor in the USC School of Social Work was recently published and added to Norris Library’s book collection. Read the rest of this entry »


Resources and Training for miRNA Function Studies Workshop Scheduled

January 10, 2011

The Norris Medical Library Bioinformatics Service Program will offer a 2.5-hour training workshop entitled “Essential Resources for miRNA Function Studies”.

 Workshop Overview

In addition to surveying an array of best-of-breed miRNA functional study databases and tools, “Essential Resources for miRNA Function Studies” will provide side-by-side comparisons of methodology and usability of the most popular tools.  Through question-led presentation and live demos, users will identify bioinformatics tools relevant to their miRNA research and learn how to use them. Read the rest of this entry »


NML to Host Golden Helix’s SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) 7 Software Demo

January 8, 2011

The Norris Medical Library Bioinformatics Service Program will be hosting the following bioinformatics software demo presentation:

Presentation Title: Power Genetic Association Analysis for Complex Disease with Golden Helix’s SNP and Variation Suite 7

Presenter: Bryce Christensen, Ph.D. Director of Services Golden Helix Inc. Read the rest of this entry »