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Microbiome lecture! Thursday, November 16, 6-9 pm

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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

Refreshments and Beverages: 6 PM – 7 PM
Presentation: 7 PM – 8 PM
Coffee and Dessert: 8 PM – 9 PM

RSVP by MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2017 to LINDA LOHR at: (716) 829-5737 Email: lalohr@buffalo.edu

Image: A mosaic of the diverse and pervasive microbiomes of the human body. Illustration: Charis Tsevis

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Therapy Dog Rose, a charming Bichon, visits on Tues. November 14 from 10:30 am – 1 pm

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Be sure to stop downstairs to room B7!

Schedule for future visits this semester:

During Exams:

Monday, Dec. 11 – 11:-00 am – 2:00 pm – Winnie (Yellow Lab) and Sooky (GoldenDoodle)
Tuesday, Dec. 12 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Murphy (Terrier Mix) and Louie (Bearded Collie)

 

 

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Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) – featured resource!

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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.

 

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ClinicalKey content update for October 2017

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Updates: October 9, 2017

Journal Added – CK Global

Pediatric Dental Journal; Years of Coverage: 2014 to present; ISSN: 0917-2394; Package/Collection: Dentistry; https://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/journalIssue/09172394

Books Added – CK Global

Books Removed – CK Global

  • 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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Featured Resource: JAMAevidence

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JAMAevidence provides guidance for the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims in the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.   Access JAMAevidence through HSL’s description page – it is full-text, and UB only.

JAMAevidence uses a foundation of three texts:

  • Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3rd ed, focuses on the fundamental concepts of evidence-based medicine (EBM)
  • The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis covers cases and statistics associated to those cases
  • Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience describes patient cases in the use of palliative care

JAMAevidence also provides the following to support the learning and understanding of EBM concepts:

  • Powerpoint slides with greater detail on various concepts
  • Calculators to assist with understanding statistical concepts seen in case studies
  • Monthly podcasts that go into greater detail about concepts found in core text material
  • Custom learning tools for critical appraisal and synthesizing information

To access the critical appraisal worksheets, it is necessary to create a free account within JAMAevidence.

A brief tutorial for new users is available at: JAMAevidence Demo – check it out!

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Biomedical & Life Sciences Lectures, Henry Stewart Talks – Updates August 2017

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All University at Buffalo members can view the complete collection of Biomedical & Life Sciences Lectures at https://hstalks.com/biosci/

Authentication should be automatic. If needed, you may use the login credentials:  Username: BUFFALO Password: MEMBER

In format, each lecture is similar to one provided by a guest speaker and ideally should be promoted as such. Lectures are easy to integrate and embed in courses to further enrich the teaching and learning experience.  They are all compatible with Moodle, Blackboard, and other online learning management systems.

Recent releases:

In Immunotherapy of Cancer:

Immunotherapy of hepatocellular carcinoma
Dr. Md. Tim Greten – Bethesda, USA

In Statistical Genetics:

An introduction to statistics for statistical genetics: general statistical concepts
An introduction to statistics for statistical genetics: models and techniques common in statistical genetics
Dr. Paul O’Reilly – King’s College London, UK

In Gene-drives and active genetics/Topical Talks:

Gene-drives and active genetics: introduction to gene-drives and their implications for health and society
Prof. Ethan Bier – University of California, San Diego, USA

In Drug Metabolizing Enzymes:

General factors affecting drug metabolism: effect of physiological factors and disease 1
General factors affecting drug metabolism: effect of physiological factors and disease 2Prof. Edward T. Morgan – Department of Pharmacology, Emory University of Medicine, USA

In Protein Epidemiology:

Perspectives on biological catalysis
Prof. Stephen Benkovic – The Pennsylvania State University, USA

In Aging:

DNA damage, mutations and aging 1

DNA damage, mutations and aging 2
Prof. Jan Vijg – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

In Speech Dysfluency:

What makes a good therapist?
Prof. Walt Manning – The University of Memphis, USA

In Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine:

Chronic orofacial pain (COPF) disease or symptom? 1
Chronic orofacial pain (COPF) disease or symptom? 2Dr. Theresa Gonzales – The Medical University of South Carolina, USA
White lesions – oral leukoplakia, a premalignant lesion
White lesions – oral lichen planus, a premalignant conditionProf. Palle Holmstrup – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

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Summer Hours through August 27

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Paper copies of the Libraries’ Summer Schedule of Hours are available at the Information Desk on the first floor.     You can always check the hours online for HSL  and APL for any changes.

Enjoy the Summer!

 

 

 

 

July 1 – August 27

Mon – Thu     8a-9p
Friday           8a-5p
Saturday      12a-5p
Sunday        12a-8p

Exceptions

8/19 Saturday      Closed
8/20 Sunday        Closed

 

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Quickly and easily cite your sources with Explore in Google Docs

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googlelogo_colorFor anyone looking to credit their sources while searching Google, you now have the ability to insert citations as footnotes with the click of a button in Explore in Docs on the web.  You can even change the format of your citation, switching between the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. For more information on how to use citations in Docs Explore, check out the Help Center.

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Patient Safety Awareness Week

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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:

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Pick Your Poison: new exhibit in the HSL Lobby

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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.

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