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Archive for April, 2009

Primal Pictures – trial now on…

By Lisa K Flint, on 20 April 2009

UCL has a trial of Primal Pictures until 15 May 2009.

Primal Pictures features more than 6,500 three-dimensional anatomy models that focus on individual organs, regions of the body and anatomical systems. The models are derived from medical scan data and adapted by graphic specialists. Animations illustrate accurate anatomical function, biomechanics and movement, as well as treatments and surgical procedures.

Please send your feedback on this trial to ejournals@ucl.ac.uk, or post a comment, below. Primal Pictures contains a number of different modules (each one appears with a green tick on the Primal Pictures home page.) Please let us know which modules are useful to you.

  • Access the Primal Pictures trial (scroll down and select Primal Pictures Anatomy Premier Library Package)
  • Trial ends: 15 May 2009

Henry Stewart talks – new talks added

By Lisa K Flint, on 15 April 2009

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‘Microarrays: their design and use’ is the title of the new series of talks in the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection of the Henry Stewart talks. They include

1. Microarrays: their design and use
Dr. Craig Tomlinson – Dartmouth Medical School, USA

2. How to design a successful microarray experiment
Dr. Rainer Breitling – University of Groningen, The Netherlands

3. The use of statistics in microarray studies
Dr. Ernst Wit – University of Groningen, The Netherlands

4. The bioinformatics of microarrays
Dr. Maureen Sartor – National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics, USA

5. Simultaneous microarray measurement of nuclear and whole cell changes in gene expression reveals overlapping but distinct patterns of transcriptional regulation
Dr. Chris Cheadle – JHBMC Genomics Core, Johns Hopkins University, USA

6. Genome-wide mapping of estrogen: receptor binding sites and activity
Dr. Jason Carroll – Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute, UK

7. Global analysis of gene translation
Prof. Philip Tofilon – Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, USA

8. Single nucleotide polymorphism microarrays in the analysis of cancer
Dr. Rameen Beroukhim – Dana-Faber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, USA

9. Genome-wide profiling of microRNAs: from scientist benchside to patient bedside
Dr. George Calin – MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

10. Microarrays in the study of the basic mechanisms of evolution
Dr. Greg Gibson – University of Queensland, Australia

11. The use of microarrays to understand the biology and toxicology of low dose arsenic
Prof. Joshua Hamilton – Marine Biological Laboratory, USA

Upcoming series include ‘The cell division cycle’ and ‘Innate immunity’, I’ll keep you posted when they go live.

I’d be interested to hear what you think of the Henry Stewart talks, and how you use them here at UCL. Please leave any comments.

Extended library opening hours

By Lisa K Flint, on 3 April 2009

The Science library has extended its opening hours so that everyone can make the most of resources, especially important at this time with exams looming. There will be 24 hour opening from 30th March until the 30th May, with a break for the Easter holidays. For a full list of opening times see:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/science.shtml