May 29, 2013
Biomarkers in Oncology: Prediction and Prognosis (QZ 241 B615 2013) has been added to Norris Library’s book collection. Edited by Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, FACP, Professor at the Keck School of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology and with contributions by USC faculty and others, “This integrated book covers the entire spectrum of cancer biomarkers in development and clinical use. Predictive and prognostic markers are explored in the context of colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and GIST. International experts provide insight into toxicity markers and surrogate markers. Attention is also given to biomarker assay development, validation, and strategies. A powerful tool for determining decisions on therapy, selecting drug regimens, monitoring the efficacy of treatment, and performing individualized surveillance, biomarkers represent the forefront of cancer research and treatment.”*
* Blog article adapted from Amazon’s product description.
May 23, 2013
Data and statistics are often the perfect tools in research and grant proposals. We often use them to provide context or to prove a need for research and services. Read the rest of this entry »
May 14, 2013
Searching for images to use in your paper or Powerpoint presentation? UpToDate’s new graphics search feature is the latest addition to Norris Library’s Images subject guide. Use the graphics search for quick access to over 23,000 authoritative graphics, including: pictures, tables, figures (illustrations and diagrams), graphs, algorithms and movies. All UpToDate graphics can be exported, printed and emailed. Read the rest of this entry »
May 6, 2013
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. Information on all NLM mobile resources are available through this app. To explore the app on a mobile device, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile-app/.
Users can find NLM Mobile resources by:
- Type: Web site or Application
- Device: Android, Apple iOS, or Blackberry
- Tags: Descriptive tags
- Each mobile resource is represented by an entry which includes:
- Brief description
- Descriptive tag(s)
- Link to install App or launch Web site
The index of NLM mobile resources is available for offline browsing. Users can save the app to their device’s home screen for those times when they have no wireless connection or cell signal. The app is automatically updated with the latest information when the device is later connected to the Internet.