Monthly Archives: August 2011

Clinical Medicine NetPrints

Here is a site that provides a full-text archive for medical researchers to post their completed clinical studies. It is called Clinical Medicine & Health Research NetPrints. Go to http://clinmed.netprints.org. Be careful, though. There is a clear warning on entering … Continue reading

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Keeping Up-to-Date on Health Information

Three web services offer e-mail alerts on subjects that you specify. Pubcrawler, at http://pubcrawler.gen.tcd.ie is a free “alerting” service that scans daily updates to the NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases. PubCrawler can keep scientists informed of the current contents … Continue reading

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Gray Literature

One type of resource that is hard to find on the World Wide Web is called “Gray Literature.” The term refers to the thousands of technical reports, working papers, business documents, and conference proceedings that are produced by governments, companies, … Continue reading

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BRIT

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Inc. (BRIT) is an international botanical resource center based in Fort Worth, Texas. BRIT has a larger mission than being just a repository of specimens and books. Its aim is to expand the knowledge … Continue reading

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One of the Best Websites Ever! “Where Stats Come Alive”

NationMaster.com is an Australian site that takes data from the CIA World Factbook and other sources, such as the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, and generates materials that allow users to compare countries based on … Continue reading

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Why Are Kids So Sick?

CHILDREN TODAY Why are kids so sick? Researchers concerned about the rise in childhood illnesses and the growing costs to families, schools, and society are undertaking a $2.7 billion study, the largest study of children in U.S. history. It’s called … Continue reading

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New MedlinePlus Websites

Cancer in Children : MedlinePlus Health Topic http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerinchildren.html  The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health offer general consumer health information on childhood cancer. Cancer and Pregnancy : MedlinePlus Health Topic http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerandpregnancy.html   The National Library of Medicine … Continue reading

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