Population Health Sciences Portal

by on March 29, 2017 9:32 am
A new Population Health Sciences portal has been added to Lane’s website for researchers, faculty, and students interested in the quickly growing field of population health sciences.  The guide focuses on where to look for population health related data-sets and also organizes resources by the three Center for Population Health Sciences working groups: Across the Lifespan,… Read more Population Health Sciences Portal

8 New Browsers

by on March 28, 2017 12:46 pm
PC Magazine has an overview of 8 web browsers that provide an alternative to the “Big 4” that most people use (FireFox, IE, Chrome and Safari). Each of the 8 browsers has different sets of attributes that make it a viable or an even better alternative to what you’re using now. Concerned about malware? Try… Read more 8 New Browsers

Suggest a Purchase

by on March 16, 2017 3:38 pm
Do you know of a great book, an important journal or a very useful database? Please let us know. Go to the Lane Library Home Page, click on the red “Contact us” button on the right side, select “Suggest a Purchase.” The librarians consider every suggestion carefully. The more you can tell us about how… Read more Suggest a Purchase

Repeal & Replace Watch

by on March 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Repeal & Replace Watch from the Kaiser Health News site tracks “the new administration’s plans to revamp the health care system. With analysis, explanation, investigation and data, Repeal & Replace Watch follows the new politics of health care.” For a non-partisan, fact-based primer on the most recent legislative effort see the post: Say What? Fact-Checking… Read more Repeal & Replace Watch

Usefulness of useless knowledge

by on March 14, 2017 11:23 am
A reprinting of The Usefulness of useless knowledge, Abraham Flexner’s seminal essay about the value of primary research remains relevant today given “a forty-year tightening of funding for scientific research has meant that resources are increasingly directed toward applied or practical outcomes, with the intent of creating products of immediate value.” In his companion essay… Read more Usefulness of useless knowledge

Publishing Research Data

by on March 3, 2017 9:04 am
We find publishing research data becoming increasingly prevalent. Springer Nature recently updated their research data policies, which probably impacts many authors at the School of Medicine. To learn more about these policies and to see a list of Springer Nature journals that have adopted one of these policies we suggest researchers take a look at… Read more Publishing Research Data

Open Access Update

by on March 1, 2017 5:10 pm
GATES FOUNDATION AND AAAS Starting January 1, 2017 all Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded research published will be accessible immediately upon publication. The Foundation has formed a partnership with The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to ensure open access to research funded by the Gates Foundation and published in the Science… Read more Open Access Update

Hearing Aids

by on March 1, 2017 3:08 pm
Hearing Aids The library received a print copy donated by Stanford author Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Also an e-book, part of the series: Springer handbook of auditory research. … the first Handbook of its kind in the area of hearing aid research, often the least-defined, least-understood, part of the… Read more Hearing Aids

Featured Data Sets

by on February 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Project Tycho from the University of Pittsburgh provides free data sets on diseases. Science Magazine, editorial Feb 17 2017: “Analyses of these data revealed that vaccine development and systematic vaccination programs have led to dramatic reductions in the number of cases.” — Data in Public Health, by Jeremy Berg Contains information corresponding to nearly 88… Read more Featured Data Sets

New Book - The Truth in Small Doses

by on February 21, 2017 3:30 pm
The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer—and How to Win It by Clifton Leaf, Deputy Editor of Fortune Magazine, and recent speaker at the Dean’s Lecture Series. A decade ago, Clifton Leaf … a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress in fighting this… Read more New Book - The Truth in Small Doses