The May 28 issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.
Just released, “1999–2008 United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report”May 24, 2012
Released late last week, the 1999–2008 United States Cancer Statistics (USCS): Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report was produced in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. The report includes incidence and mortality data from CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program and CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, respectively.
Featured sections include:
- Cancer rates by race and ethnicity (all cancers combined)
- Cancer rates by state (all cancers combined)
- Cancer among men
- Cancer among women
- Racial or ethnic variations
- Geographic variations
Check out the Interactive Cancer Atlas (InCA). It is a dynamic and visual way to display the 1999-2008 USCS data.
Two new PubMed features were rolled out earlier this month:
Filters Sidebar Replaces Limits Page
When you do a search in PubMed, you will see a new sidebar with options for filtering your search result by date, article type, language, and more. Just click on the filter you wish to use, and PubMed will display only those articles that match the filter. The sidebar replaces the Limits page. Here’s a screenshot (taken from an NLM document describing the new feature) showing the sidebar:
Computed Author Sort Display (a/k/a separating authors with similar names)
Some authors have the same or similar names, making it difficult to identify which paper is associated with which person. PubMed has introduced a new feature that will attempt to separate papers by different authors with similar names, based on the terms used in the citations and abstracts for the papers. More information is available from a recent NLM Technical Bulletin explaining the new feature.
Effective immediately, we are canceling our Library Office Hours in the cafeteria on Wednesdays. Though the cafeteria is a high-traffic area, most people don’t stop to talk about the library, probably because they’re hungry. We will continue our office hours in Brawerman on Mondays from2-3, and we are planning a new outreach effort to replace our visits to the cafeteria. More information coming soon.