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Teaching medical students to use social media at John Hopkins U

Dr. Margaret “Meg” Chisolm is an advocate for use of Twitter in demystifying psychiatry, and connecting with patients. She is conducting a pilot study on using it in med school.

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Can texting be used to keep teens from becoming depressed?

New study shows promise that depression prevention programs delivered via text messages can be effective in reducing teenage depression and the challenges often associated with it.

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Research log: learning from experience

In a recent blog post, Meredith Farkas, author of Social Software in Libraries, points out that students doing research often do not take the time to reflect on their experience doing research — what did they learn from it, what can be done better next time, etc. Because this reflection is not usually written into […]

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MyRA Web Portal Project

My Research Assistant, or MyRA, is a portal-like website designed to connect researchers (especially translational scientists) to the resources needed to complete their research process.

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PubMed Central facelift

As reported Friday in the NLM Technical Bulletin, PubMed Central has an updated user interface. Specific improvements include: A revamped homepage, which offers better navigation through the site as well as direct access to resources such as the Users’ Guide and NIH Public Access information Redesigned Advanced Search and Limits pages An updated search results […]

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Help for unfunded research projects

As noted on the MidContinental Region News blog, the National Health Council has launched a new website called Health Research Funding. The site is “designed to bring researchers with peer-reviewed, worthwhile, unfunded projects together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources. Working together, we hope to foster the funding of new research that will […]

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Using mobile app in simulations

As noted in the iMedicalApps blog, researchers in the UK wanted to test whether a mobile app designed to educate health care providers on advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) protocols would improve performance in simulated emergencies. Low, Clark, Soar, et al (2011) performed a randomized control trial using the iResus app, and recently published their […]

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Good review of mobile apps for PubMed

The blog iMedicalApps took on the challenge of evaluating the various mobile applications for searching PubMed in detail, which took a whopping seven pages for the final report. The blog’s editors conclude: Of the reviewed apps, only two are worth considering, namely Pubmed Clip and Pubmed on Tap. Of these, Pubmed on Tap is the […]

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MeSH turns 50

MeSH, the NLM’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus, turns 50 in November. Watch the video cast by Robert Braude, PhD, on “The impact of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) vocabulary on access to biomedical information.”

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PubMed and finding citations

Today’s NLM Technical Bulletin offers a tip for those trying to find a specific citation using PubMed searching. Built into its search engine is a “citation sensor” which can “recognize combinations of search terms that are characteristic of citation searching” and match them to citations. By entering the entire title of a citation you are […]

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