Stem Cell Research News, 2012 May 28

May 29, 2012

The May 28 issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.

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Cancer Letter, 2012 May 25

May 29, 2012

The May 25, 2012, issue of Cancer Letter 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:

Check out the Interactive Cancer Atlas (InCA). It is a dynamic and visual way to display the 1999-2008 USCS data.


New PubMed features: filters sidebar, separating authors with similar names

May 21, 2012

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:

Screen capture of PubMed results with default filter sidebar options

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.


Clinical Cancer Letter, 2012 through April

May 18, 2012

We are now posting issues of Clinical Cancer Letter online via this blog.  Below are links to the 2012 issues we have received so far:


Cancer Letter, 2012 May 18

May 18, 2012

We just posted the May 18, 2012, issue of Cancer Letter.


Canceled: Wednesday office hours in cafeteria

May 18, 2012

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.