IgBLAST (1.14.0) is now available with several improvements
IgBLAST is a popular NCBI package for classifying and analyzing immunoglobulin (IG) and T cell receptor (TCR) variable domain sequences. We’ve released a new version (1.14.0) of IgBLAST with three new improvements / bug fixes: Adaptive Immune Receptor Repertoire (AIRR) … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - May 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New BLAST IgBLAST Source Type: news

RefSeq release 94 with MANE and RefSeq Select markup, protein name evidence, and improved [Candida] auris assembly
RefSeq release 94 is now available through NCBI web services, FTP and through NCBI’s Entrez programming utilities, E-utilities. This full release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available, as of May 13, 2019 and contains 200,311,267 records, including 141,839,334 proteins, 26,534,602 RNAs, … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - May 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New MANE RefSeq Source Type: news

UC Davis features micropublications
microPublication.org publishes brief, novel findings, negative and/or reproduced results, and results which may lack a broader scientific narrative. Each article is peer reviewed and assigned a DOI. Included data is curated and, upon publication, deposited in third party referential databases (when available). Recently UC Davis featured an article, ‘Small Science Snippets: Micropubs Help Share Discoveries‘ about how one of their researchers used a micropublication to publish their results. Micropublish your results today! (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - May 17, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication community external website news micropublication Source Type: news

Express Scripts service to provide clarity to increasingly crowded health tech market
Express Scripts on Thursday said it has built a first-of-its-kind database designed to help health insurers cut through the clutter to determine which digital health innovations are safe and effective for their members. In producing the new digital formulary, the St. Louis-based prescription benefit management firm created a list of technology and software-enabled applications and devices approved for patients. It worked with pharmacists, physicians and industry experts to vet new products to include… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Machine-Learning Classifier Cuts Unnecessary CT in Kids After Head Trauma Machine-Learning Classifier Cuts Unnecessary CT in Kids After Head Trauma
A machine-learning model correctly identifies more children with head trauma who could avoid CT imaging than does the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head-trauma decision rules, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The Gap Between Male and Female Youth Suicide Rates is Narrowing in the U.S.
For decades, U.S. boys have died by suicide far more frequently than girls, even though girls attempt suicide and report contemplating it more often. In the suicide prevention world, the phenomenon is known as the gender paradox. The paradox still persists today—but new data published in JAMA Network Open suggest the gap between male and female youth suicide deaths is narrowing. “What we’re seeing is alarming,” says study co-author Donna Ruch, a researcher with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio. “On top of the fact that females are thinking about suicide mo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized embargoed study Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, New Video: PubMed Update: MLA 2019
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a recording of a presentation given at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting on May 5, 2019, PubMed Update: MLA 2019. In this 45-minute presentation, Marie Collins and Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information present the upcoming new PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDALabel: Full-Text Search of Drug Labeling
FDALabel Database is a web-based application that allows users to perform customizable searches of a database containing over 100,000 labeling documents for FDA-approved drug products, including human and animal prescription and over-the-counter drugs, biological products, and medical devices. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Hypoalbuminemia Linked to Worse Outcomes After IBD Surgery Hypoalbuminemia Linked to Worse Outcomes After IBD Surgery
Hypoalbuminemia is associated with worse mortality and complication rates after major abdominal surgery related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, API Access to the Public Access Compliance Monitor
For institutions that use the Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) for monitoring the status of publications associated with their NIH awards, API access is now available to the downloadable CSV data. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Novel mobile device-based tool to document sideline evaluation of athletes - Apple RP, Karpinos AR, Bellamy DM.
We describe the implementation of the Athletic Injury Database (AID), a mobile device-based tool for documenting sideline encounters with athletes. Primary measures of the implementation process were: 1) patterns of AID use, 2) nature of sideline encounter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cochrane expresses thanks to Professor Prathap Tharyan for leading Cochrane South Asia for over 14 years
After leading Cochrane South Asia since 2005, first as a Branch of the Australasian Cochrane Centre, and from 2008 as a standalone Cochrane South Asia Centre, Professor Prathap Tharyan is retiring from his role as Director.Under Prathap ’s leadership, Cochrane South Asia, based at the Prof BV Moses Centre for Evidence Informed Health Care and Health Policy at CMC, Vellore, has contributed enormously to Cochrane's global efforts to increase the uptake of reliable evidence to inform health decisions. In the early years of the Centre, Prathap organized several very successful annual conferences on evidence-based health ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Fund U.S. veteran toxic exposure database
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Small, D. S. Tags: letters Source Type: news

A Resource For Global Health Innovators
Innovations are critical to tackle some of the biggest challenges in global health. The World Health Organization has just launched the Health Product Profile Directory, a free-to-use online, searchable database of target product profiles for various health products global health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden celebrates its 2nd anniversary
Cochrane Sweden is celebrating their 2nd anniversary. The Centre was established on the 16th May 2017 and is located in the city of Lund. It is affiliated with the Department of Research& Development / Section for HTA Analysis, Sk åne University Hospital, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University and with the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen led by Karsten Juhl Jørgensen.Over the last two years, Cochrane Sweden has been busy promoting-evidence based decision making in healthcare in Sweden. Some accomplishments, so far, have been providing learning tools on how to conduct, edit an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2019, LinkOut Consolidation Webinars [Editor's Note Added]
A recording of the Webinar is available. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Semi-monthly new journal report by journal title (05/15/2019)
LinkOut journals added since 05/01/2019, arrangedby journal title.​ (Source: Library-LinkOut Announcements)
Source: Library-LinkOut Announcements - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

WormBase updated to the WS270 release
Alliance orthologs Starting from WS270 we are using the Alliance of Genome Resources for orthologs between model organism genes. This should be more comprehensive and include the latest data from our sister databases. VC2010 genome An assembly and geneset of the VC2010 C.elegans strain has been added and work is ongoing to improve the integration and display of strain specific data. Additionally more mappings of N2 annotation will be included in future releases. (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - May 15, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Michael Paulini Tags: news release notes Alliance of Genome Resources WS270 Source Type: news

Mayo Mindfulness: Change your mind to grow
Can you change the way you think about yourself and your mindset? Or improve how you feel just by altering your thoughts? Yes, you can. Your brain is malleable and constantly adjusting. This (thankfully) gives you the ability to learn and adapt throughout life. But, sometimes, your thought patterns get the better of you. These [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infographic: Pancreas and kidney transplant for diabetics
Learn more about pancreas and kidney transplants. Other health tip infographics:mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Approval Extends Impella ’s Support Time
Abiomed has received a nod from FDA to expand the Impella 5.0 and Impella LD PMA’s labeling for the treatment of cardiogenic shock. The agency has approved the Danvers, MA-based company’s Impella to provide support 10 to 14 days. Prior to the expansion, the pump was only at six days. Abiomed’s Impella 5.0 and the Impella LD are forward flow heart pumps that deliver up to 5 L/min, stabilizing a patient’s hemodynamics, unloading the left ventricle, and perfusing the end organs, allowing for the potential of native heart recovery or return to heart functi...
Source: MDDI - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Disability, Life Insurance Plan Not Exempt From ERISA, Federal Judge Says
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A disability and life insurance plan provided to employees of a public library is not exempt under the governmental agency exception in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the library does not qualify as an agency of the government of New York City or the borough of Brooklyn, a New York federal judge said April 18 in denying the disability claimant's motion to remand (Brian J. Skornick v. Principal Financial Group, et al., No. 18-4324, S.D. N.Y., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66124). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline (PGAP) now produces results suitable for submission to GenBank
We are happy to announce that you can now submit your genome sequences annotated by  your own local copy of the standalone Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline (PGAP) to GenBank. How does it work? Download PGAP from GitHub, provide some basic … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - May 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New GenBank genome prokaryotic genome annotation submissions Source Type: news

11th Croatian Cochrane Symposium (CroCoS)
 The 8th May was a hub of excitement at the University of Split School of Medicine as members ofCochrane Croatia were getting ready to host their 11th Annual Croatian Cochrane Symposium. This year ’s CroCoS was co-organised with the Social Sciences and Humanities Faculty of the University of Split, represented by Assist. Prof. Darko Hren.Thanks to collaboration between Prof. Ana Maru šić, Research Coordinator for Cochrane Croatia, and member of Cochrane’s Scientific Committee, and Howard White, CEO ofCampbell Collaboration, the 11th Croatian Cochrane Symposium was dedicated to systematic reviews in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Spinal cord injury and polypharmacy: a scoping review - Cadel L, C Everall A, Hitzig SL, Packer TL, Patel T, Lofters A, Guilcher SJT.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this scoping review was to map the scope of the literature on polypharmacy among individuals with spinal cord injury or dysfunction (SCI/D). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five electronic databases were searched for literature published betw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, New CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT Available for Download
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce a new Clinical Observations Recordings and Encoding (CORE) Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is now available for download by UMLS Licensees. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 13, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Databases Can Help Control Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Data and data science may help in the fight against one of the WHO's 10 threats to global health in 2019 (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Study: Elderly Mesothelioma Patients Denied Valuable Survival Time
Almost two-thirds of the elderly patients being diagnosed with mesothelioma are dying without receiving any cancer-related treatment that could significantly extend survival. Median survival is just 4.1 months, according to the first extensive study of mesothelioma patients 80 years or older. The Annals of Surgical Oncology published the recent study, authored by mesothelioma specialists at five highly rated medical facilities. “Too many elderly patients are being denied valuable survival time,” Dr. Charles B. Simone II, chief medical officer at the New York Proton Center and co-author of the study, told The M...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 13, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

New data platform illuminates history of humans' environmental impact
(Florida Museum of Natural History) Animal remains found at archaeological sites tell the millennia-long story of how humans have hunted, domesticated and transported wildlife, altered landscapes and responded to environmental changes such as shifting temperatures and sea levels.Now, that story is available digitally through a new open-access data platform known as ZooArchNet, which links records of animals across biological and archaeological databases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are Barriers and Facilitators of Transitioning Youth to an Adult Health Care Provider?
Discussion Transitioning patients within or across health care facilities is a complex process. It is not a single step or point in time. For many patients the transition from pediatric to adult health care can be uncomplicated as patients and health care providers are ready for the transition and are seeking it. It should be a part of “developmental milestone” for adolescent visits. Asking adolescents about their future plans especially after high school or college often easily segues into this discussion easily. For other patients and families, there is anxiety and fear about the transition process. For yout...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 13, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Science Saturday: The newest building block for understanding rare disease
One of the basic building blocks of understanding disease is epidemiologic research. In this science, researchers seek to understand how often a condition occurs in a particular population, and to identify successful ways to treat or prevent disease. In a study published April 8 in Arthritis& Rheumatology, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers led by rheumatologist Ali Duarte-Garcia, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Upstate hosts Voice Library to help ALS patients who have lost ability to speak
The library has 13 iPads to be loaned to patients. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - May 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

An intersection database facilitates access to complex signalized intersections for pedestrians with vision disabilities - Guth DA, Barlow JM, Ponchillia PE, Rodegerdts LA, Kim DS, Lee KH.
A growing number of intersections and crosswalks pose barriers to pedestrians with vision disabilities. This project investigated the effects of providing verbal descriptions of intersections and crosswalks on the performance of street-crossing subtasks by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Risk for cervical herniated intervertebral disc in dentists: a nationwide population-based study
ConclusionYounger dentists had a trend of higher risk of developing C-HIVD than members of the general population. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

An approach for data mining of electronic health record data for suicide risk management: database analysis for clinical decision support - Berrouiguet S, Billot R, Larsen ME, Lopez-Castroman J, Jaussent I, Walter M, Lenca P, Baca-Garcia E, Courtet P.
BACKGROUND: In an electronic health context, combining traditional structured clinical assessment methods and routine electronic health-based data capture may be a reliable method to build a dynamic clinical decision-support system (CDSS) for suicide preve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

New database helps local systems find support
NHS England has created a system transformation “support offer” database to identify different types of support currently offered by NHS England, NHS Improvement and other national bodies such as Health Education England and the Local Government Association. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What to do if you are stung by a jellyfish
Jellyfish can be found in most coastal waters of the U.S. Fortunately, most jellyfish that people will encounter in the U.S. can cause symptomatic and problematic skin irritation but not the severe, potentially life-threatening consequences seen in other parts of the globe. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist, has guidance on what [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Well Living Lab Introduces New Alliance Member Program
ROCHESTER, Minn. --? The Well Living Lab today announced a new alliance member program for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to transforming health and well-being in the indoor environment. The Well Living Lab, a collaboration of Delos? and Mayo Clinic, is the first research center dedicated exclusively to integrating health and building science to discover [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees elects Nancy Peretsman as public trustee
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees elected Nancy Peretsman as public trustee at its quarterly meeting on Friday, May 10. Nancy Peretsman Peretsman is managing director of Allen& Company LLC, a private investment bank based in New York City. She has served as an advisor to many of the world's leading [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Your diet and your heart -- 8 steps to prevent heart disease
Heart-healthy diet: 8 steps to prevent heart disease A diet that's high in fat, salt, sugar and cholesterol can contribute to the development of heart disease. Eating habits can be hard to change, though. From controlling portion sizes and choosing food that are healthier to allowing yourself the occasional indulgence, here are eight tips that [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Stop cleaning your ears: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ears. The advice you may have first heard from your mom has gotten a fresh thumbs-up from America's ear, nose and throat doctors. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, a Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist, explains why you are likely doing more harm than good when you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding thyroid cancer
Thyroid cancer Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Thyroid cancer isn't common in the U.S., and there may be no signs or symptoms early in the disease. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Measles vaccine takes effect within weeks, also safeguards health of others
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long does it take to become immune from measles once one has gotten the measles vaccine? And given the current outbreak, would it be beneficial for me to get a booster vaccine even though I was vaccinated against measles as a child? ANSWER: The measles vaccine takes effect within weeks of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, UMLS 2019AA Release Available
The 2019AA release of the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Knowledge Sources is available for download as of May 6, 2019. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2019, RxNorm May 2019 Release Available
The RxNorm May full monthly release is available for download as of Monday, May 6, 2019. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - May 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Academics Raise Concerns About Predatory Journals on PubMed
The National Library of Medicine has quality control procedures in place, but some researchers believe additional scrutiny is necessary. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Love your library? Tell us about it
UNISON is carrying out important research into the impact that the use of volunteers is having on our public library service, and is asking all members working in a public library to complete a short survey. We need as many UNISON members as possible who work in a public library to fill out the survey, so that our findings reflect what’s really happening in the service. All responses will be confidential and anonymous. The survey should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. None of the questions are compulsory, but the more people who answer the full survey, the more powerful the findings. We know our members in li...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 9, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article austerity libraries library and culture service local government love your libraries Save Our Local Services save our services Source Type: news

Multiplatform evaluation of global trends in wind speed and wave height
In this study, global satellite data were analyzed to determine trends in oceanic wind speed and significant wave height over the 33-year period from 1985 to 2018. The analysis uses an extensive database obtained from 31 satellite missions comprising three types of instruments—altimeters, radiometers, and scatterometers. The analysis shows small increases in mean wind speed and significant wave height over this period, with larger increases in extreme conditions (90th percentiles). The largest increases occur in the Southern Ocean. Confidence in the results is strengthened because the wind speed trends are confirmed ...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Young, I. R., Ribal, A. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics r-articles Source Type: news

Liver transplant gives hockey player a new power play in life
She was an elite athlete who faced many opponents on the ice as a women's hockey player. But Julianne Vasichek's (VAH-sih-check) biggest battle occurred in 2015 in the fight for her life. And thanks to a lifesaving organ donation, she is alive today to share the message that one person can make a difference. Reporter [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news