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Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY

NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Library Resource Outreach Center / Health Central Health Central office space Homelessness is a public health issue according to the CDC. Central is the daytime shelter for Rochester’s homeless. In response, Central created the Library Resource Outreach Center (LROC) and Health Central (HC); no eligibility standards, no appointments necessary. LROC is a collaboration between the library and human service agencies to assist the homeless, those in danger of becoming homeless, those in need of access to resources including housing, food, clothing, shelter, income, case management, legal assistance, or employment. HC provides screenings, referrals to free clinics, flu vaccines, and dental care. Both strive to eliminate or lessen barriers to other services. To complete this project, the Central Library of Rochester &Monroe County partnered with Rochester Regional Health Care, the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Person Centered Housing Options, MC Collaborative, the Volunteer Legal Services Project, as well as volunteers and student interns from a variety of local colleges and universities who are studying social work or public health. LROC brochure in Spanish, and HC flyer introducing Nurse Barb Want to learn more about this project? V...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

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Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
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Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
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Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Haque A Abstract Typhoid is a major global disease. The causative agent, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) has a capsular antigen called Vi antigen which is traditionally considered to be the main cause of virulence. All the current vaccines are based on Vi antigen. However, the realization of the fact that there are S. Typhi strains which lack Vi antigen but still exist naturally and can cause disease has stirred great scientific interest. It is also interesting to note that their relative prevalence is affected by climatic conditions. Now it is established that Vi positive and Vi negative S. T...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Smith GL Abstract Vaccinia virus (VACV) is the prototypic member of the Orthopoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae. It is also the live vaccine that was used to eradicate smallpox. Like other poxviruses, VACV replicates in the cytoplasm and has a large double-stranded (ds)DNA genome and a complex virion. Approximately, half of the VACV genes are nonessential for virus replication in cell culture but encode a remarkable array of immunomodulators that antagonise the innate immune response to virus infection. This short review concerns one such protein, C6, that is a multifunctional inhibitor of interferon. C6 can...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Bioinformatics and Biology Insights - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bioinform Biol Insights Source Type: research
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