New recreational reading

April 29, 2011

We just received a small batch of recreational reading: Marcia Clark writes fiction, Betty White writes her memoirs, and zombies get romantic (yes.  really.  zombie romance.)  Also, for you Charlaine Harris/Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood fans, we have the brand new Sookie novel, Dead Reckoning.  It will be on the shelf in a couple of days — as soon as I finish reading it 🙂

Here’s the list:

Guilt by association : a novel.
Marcia Clark.
New York : Mulholland Books, c2011.

Dead reckoning.
Charlaine Harris.
New York : Ace Books, c2011.

Warm bodies : a novel.
Isaac Marion.
New York : Atria Books, c2011.

If you ask me : (and of course you won’t).
Betty White.
New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2011.


Interview with Dr. Edmond Fischer, Nobel laureate

April 28, 2011

The Western Front, official newspaper of Western Washington University, has published a brief interview with Dr. Edmond Fischer. Fischer and his longtime research partner, Dr. Edwin Krebs, received the 1992 Nobel Prize in medicine for their work on phosphorylation.  In the interview, Dr. Fischer talks about his career and his observations of the scientific community.

New dissertations from City of Hope students!

April 21, 2011

We just received three new dissertations from City of Hope students. You can find them in the locked case in the Graduate School Reading Room.

Congratulations to Yuelong Ma, Jun Wang, and Cynthie Sara Wong!

Ma, Yuelong.
Anticancer activities of ageladine A and analogs and antibody based siRNA delivery. Part I. Synthesis and anticancer activities of ageladine A and analogs. Part II. Antibody based siRNA delivery: humanized Lewis-Y specific antibody hu3S193 based delivery of Dicer substrate siRNA (D-siRNA) against STAT3.

Wang, Jun.
Gene expression and signal transduction in neural progenitor cells and brain tumor.

Wong, Cynthie Sara.
Heat shock protein 90 inhibitors : a new approach to overcome aromatase inhibitor resistance in breast cancer.

Scientific Reports – new open access journal from Nature Publishing

April 19, 2011

Nature Publishing has announced a new open access publication, Scientific Reports.  The mission of this new publication, according to the web site, is “to process and publish research as quickly as possible.”  According to various parts of the web site, Scientific Reports will:

  • cover all areas of the natural sciences — biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences
  • offer rapid peer review and publication
  • publish “original articles on the basis that they are technically sound, and papers are peer reviewed on this criterion alone.”

They are currently accepting submissions, with the first papers to be published in June, 2011.  All papers will incur an article processing charge.  The usual charge will be $1700, but they are offering a 20% discount for papers submitted before January 2012 (discounted price is $1350).

Free ebook: The prevention and treatment of missing data in clinical trials

April 18, 2011

National Academies Press has made the following electronic book available free:

The prevention and treatment of missing data in clinical trials.

You can download the PDF from

Some more recreational reading

April 18, 2011

We have a few new recreational reading books, including Tina Fey’s autobiography, Bossypants, which is getting lots of press.

Room : a novel.
Emma Donoghue.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2010.

The sixth man.
David Baldacci.
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2011.

Tina Fey.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2011.

New recreational reading

April 5, 2011

We just got a few new recreational reading books in:

Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
When the killing’s done
New York : Viking, c2011.

Briggs, Patricia.
River marked.
New York : Ace Books, c2011.

Clark, Carol Higgins.
New York : Scribner, c2011.

Clark, Mary Higgins.
I’ll walk alone.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011.

Conant, Jennet.
A covert affair : Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011.

Connelly, Michael, 1956-
The fifth witness : a novel.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2011.

Domscheit-Berg, Daniel.
Inside WikiLeaks : my time with Julian Assange at the world’s most dangerous website.
New York : Crown, c2011.

Graham, Heather.
Phantom evil.
Don Mills, Ont. : Mira, c2011.

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
The Saturday big tent wedding party.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.

McEuen, Paul.
Spiral : a novel.
New York : Dial Press, c2011.

Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Sing you home : a novel.
New York : Atria Books, c2011.

Robison, John Elder.
Be different : adventures of a free-range Aspergian with practical advice for Aspergians, misfits, families & teachers.
New York : Crown Archetype, c2011.

Rothfuss, Patrick, 1973-
The wise man’s fear : the kingkiller chronicle : day two.
New York : DAW Books, c2011.

Sahadi, Lou.
Affirmed : the last triple crown winner.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2011.