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Comparative Toxicogenomics Database: Info on environmentally influenced diseases

The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD) elucidates molecular mechanisms by which environmental chemicals affect human disease. It CTD includes manually curated data describing cross-species chemical?gene/protein interactions and chemical? and gene?disease relationships to illuminate molecular mechanisms underlying variable susceptibility and environmentally influenced diseases.

Search the CTD by/for:

  • Gene
  • Chemical
  • Disease
  • Gene Oncology
  • Organisms
  • Pathways
  • References

Here is a sample record for benzene.

As stated in the press release; the CTD "is an attempt to map the complex ways in which chemicals are related to diseases." CTD is now one of the databases in TOXNET, a cluster of databases covering information on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and other related areas. You can also search the CTD from the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory site, CTD was developed at the MDIBL.

CTD is listed on the Public Health Library's Indexes and Databases and our Toxicology/Occupational Health Resources web pages.

Tell me what you think about this new resource!

Feb 02, 2011 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

February is Black History Month

Did you know that the Journal of the National Medical Association has been published since 1909? The NMA is the nation?s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in the United States, and was established in 1895.

The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) was founded in 1986. They've published the journal Ethnicity and Disease for about 20 years. Some articles available online at their site; the Public Health Library has the journal in print in our UNCL section.

Some books of interest, with links to the OskiCat record:

Do you know of an important book that should be on this list? Check OskiCat to see if it's in the library.

Jan 31, 2011 | Categories: News | msholinb

What's New? New online public health resources

All these and more appear on the Public Health Library web site.

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (Note: Access limited to UCB faculty, staff, and students.) "Everything you need to produce well-organized, clear, and readable manuscripts." The complete guide is available online.

Data.CA.gov "was designed to provide a single source of raw data in the state. The centralized data repository allows the public to find, use, and repackage the volumes of data generated by the State. The data is provided in variety of formats including CSV, XLS, KML, TXT, and XML."

Healthy People 2020 focuses on 39 topic areas, each of which has an overview, objectives, and interventions and resources detailed for them on this website.

SciVee: Making Science Visible "With thousands of videos in its library, SciVee promotes knowledge discovery and collaboration, creates interest and broadens the audience for science. Working with the world?s top journals, societies, universities and research institutions, SciVee?s mission is to promote science in all subjects and levels."

Jan 27, 2011 | Categories: New Resources, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

Welcome to Spring 2011! Some cool stuff for you (Part 2 of 2)

Here's some more cool library stuff for you

Publish in an Open Access Journal; We Will Help Pay Author Fees

The University strives both to maximize the benefits of Berkeley's research for the scholarly community and to advance knowledge in ways that improve the quality of life in local and global communities. The Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) supports faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

Details available at the BRII web site.

New Online Public Health Books from Oxford Scholarship

We have recently acquired access to the Public Health and Epidemiology collections of Oxford Scholarship Online: dozens of full-text electronic books covering many subjects within Public Health and Epidemiology

Like us? Then ?Like? us!

The Public Health Library is on Facebook! The first 6 new "likers" will receive a free, very spiffy PLoS mousepad (see them in our display case in the library) (provided you tell us and come pick it up...)

Jan 18, 2011 | Categories: News, New Resources, Scholarly Communication | msholinb

Welcome to Spring 2011! Some cool stuff for you (Part 1 of 2)

Hello, everybody, and welcome to the Spring 2011 semester! Here's a few cool library things; some new-ish, some not.

Borrow a USB flash drive

Forget yours? Need to fetch some online articles? You can borrow a USB flash drive (1 MB or 2 MB) for a one-day loan period.

Edit and/or print MS Office files at the library

New edit/print PC in the library allows you to make those last-minute changes to your term paper or presentation before printing it out or saving it to your flash drive.

Free scanning!

The Bioscience/Natural Resources Library in Valley Life Sciences Building has a free scanner for you to scan books, journals, etc. to your flash drive. It's located near their Reference section.

Forget your laptop? Borrow one of ours!

MS Office and EndNote are installed.

Borrow a document holder

Avoid neck strain! Borrow a document holder from our Circulation Desk.

Jan 18, 2011 | Categories: News, New Resources | msholinb

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