Join us for an in-depth look into “The Microbiome: Your 2nd Genome” presentation by Dr. Robert Genco, DDS, PhD, is a State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology,Microbiology,Immunology and Periodontology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and he directs the University at Buffalo Periodontal Disease Research Center.
The microbes in and on us, our “microbiome”, constitute a second genome, contributing 100 times more genetic material than is in our own cells. This startling find resulted from remarkable advances in sequencing a very distinctive portion of the bacterial gene in the “16S” region. Using this technique, we have found that the microbiota inhibit all of our surfaces, internal and external, and contribute to our well-being including helping us digest food, train our immune system, and fighting off pathogenic bacteria that cause infectious diseases. The discussion will include the composition and function of the human microbiome as well as alterations in the microbiome which lead to infectious diseases and contribute to other conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory local disease. The microbiome also influences our mood. The program will finish with a conversation about what we can do to change our microbiome to maintain health.
This event is free and open to the public.
DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6 PM – 9 PM
LOCATION: Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection
Need to collect the literature and data on a specific human mutation at a specific amino acid position? Need to collect the literature on what disease a specific mutation will cause? Need a list of published journal articles on what diseases are associated with mutations in a particular gene? Or with a gene’s promoter? Clinicians, need to locate the information on all the mutations associated with a specific phenotype or vice versa? Or collect all mutations associated with disease at a particular chromosomal position or translocation?
The Human Gene Mutation Database manually curates from the peer-reviewed published literature nuclear gene lesions responsible for causing human inherited disease along with any associated polymorphisms. As of March 2017, there are over 203,855 mutations cataloged in HGMD. Established in 1996, HGMD is updated quarterly. An average of 15,000 new mutation entries from the published literature have been added each year for the past six years.
HGMD is UB ONLY – users must authenticate using a UBIT name and password, through the UB Libraries website. Visit the HDMD Product Description Page for details including special instructions, how to get help, related databases, and searching options. Contact Diane Rein, Bioinformatics & Molecular Biology Information Resources Liaison, 829-5749 for more information.
AIDS Therapy(Dolin, Raphael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780443067525; Package/Collection: Infectious Disease; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Volberding: Sande’s HIV/AIDS Medicine, 2e.
Kline & Hudson’s Nerve Injuries: Operative Results for Major Nerve Injuries, Entrapments, and Tumors(Kim, Daniel) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780721695372; Package/Collection: Neurosurgery; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Kim: Atlas of Peripheral Nerve Surgery, 2e.
Levin and O’Neal’s The Diabetic Foot(Bowker, John) 7th ed; ISBN: 9780323041454; Package/Collection: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Azar: Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, 13e.
Mechanical Ventilation: Clinical Applications and Pathophysiology(Papadakos, Peter) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780721601861; Package/Collection: Critical Care Medicine; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Murray and Nadel’s Textbook of Respiratory Medicine.
Ophthalmic Clinical Procedures(Eperjesi, Frank) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780080449784; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Elliott: Clinical Procedures in Primary Eye Care, 4e.
Practical Guide to the Care of the Gynecologic/Obstetric Patient(Danakas, George) 2nd ed; ISBN: 9780323047081; Package/Collection: Obstetrics and Gynecology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Hacker: Hacker & Moore’s Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 6e.
Putterman’s Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery(Fagien, Steven) 4th ed; ISBN: 9780721602547; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Long: Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology: Oculoplastic Surgery.
Roy and Fraunfelder’s Current Ocular Therapy(Roy, F. Hampton) 6th ed; ISBN: 9781416024477; Package/Collection: Ophthalmology; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Yanoff & Duker: Ophthalmology, 4e.
Surgery of the Anus, Rectum and Colon(Keighley, Michael) 3rd ed; ISBN: 9780702027239; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended; Out of print, no new edition. Recommended alternative – Fleshman: Atlas of Surgical Techniques for Colon, Rectum and Anus.
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The National Patient Safety Foundation initiative to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public (because everyone is a patient at some point) is ongoing, but culminates in Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12-18. Health care consumers can get involved by spreading the word, advocating for patients that are friends and family, or sharing a memorial of someone who was harmed or died as a result of medical error. Health care professionals can advocate at their institutions and use campaign materials to educate colleagues.
The Center for Patient Safety also has a handy toolkit of templates and materials to use in the patient care facilities.
AccessMedicine (for UB HUBNET patrons) offers some links with related content:
Patient Safety Module – This is an interactive module that takes users through a series of courses with videos and questions covering the core competencies of patient safety.
Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history, and will continue to change. The six banner traveling exhibition Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace.
A “Digital Gallery” offering a selection of digitized, historical texts from the History of Medicine Division’s diverse collections can be found as part of the online version of the exhibition.
Stop by and view the six panels through March 18, 2017.
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the National Museum of American History.