Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Basically each institution is given a unique number. I am not sure you can search for this, but there is an "affiliation" search available. I tried this, putting in Leicester. This found eleven institutions:
University of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary
De Montfort University
Leicester General Hospital
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
MRC Toxicology Unit
National Space Centre
Leicester Medical School
University College of Leicester
Under each, the variant names are listed.
You can choose to see the references associated with any of these names, the idea being that every reference from that institution will be found, regardless of the form of name used in the reference.
This seems to work well, although you can't go that extra stage and search for departments using standardised names. This is always a tricky sort of search, but I guess standardising it would be too tricky?
Scopus is at www.scopus.com (logging in will be necessary off campus), and the Affiliation search is under the Search button. You can also do Affiliation searches from the Basic and Advanced Search screens, using the drop down box.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Have now found things about this in the Jakarta Post and on Radio Australia, as well as on Flutrackers. (I couldn't find anything earlier).
Have tested my Google Custom Search engine (see http://www.le.ac.uk/library/clinical/influenza/index.html) on this to no avail. I did wonder if this was because there was nothing there at all, but now that there is, I think it is because I am not searching the right kind of site. The CSE only searches specifically flu related sites.
The BBC website reports it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7369740.stm.
The trial itself is reported in the New England Journal of Medicine - an editorial is here, linking to two reports, one of the effect of the therapy, and one on the safety.
There is information about Leber Congenital Amaurosis in Gene Reviews.
Friday, April 25, 2008
I have done a very librarian-y list of resources, which I suspect is not going to be easy to use, as it isn't apparent what exactly each site is good for (although I have tried to say). A colleague has recently set up a del.icio.us account for us to experiment with, and I thought this was a good excuse to do just that. I have added all the sites, tagged them with "meningitis" and various other things. Splendidly, the meningitis sites all appear together at http://del.icio.us/csllibrarians/meningitis, and the "related tags" list means you can then click to find the sites that are tagged "patientinformation", "healthprofessionals", "signs", and so on. Neat.
Several things on malaria, too, which, given the Lancet's good coverage of global health, and the fact that it is World Malaria Day, is not surprising. And an article on global health websites for students.
University of Leicester members can access the Lancet through www.sciencedirect.com - then search for Lancet, vol. 371, no. 9622.
The BBC "One Show" on Wednesday night had a good piece on him, including a visit to the Royal College of Surgeons (of England - the bit the English media always miss out*), which is mounting an exhibition about the book, and which has some of the original illustrations. The illustrations were done not by Gray, but by Henry Van Dyke Carter.
More on this later, perhaps!
* Spot the person who has worked in Scotland, which has its own Royal College of Surgeons (of Edinburgh)....
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Drug company accused of using ghost writers to write clinical trial papers (referring to a paper published in JAMA);
Evolvability and hierarchy in rewired bacterial gene networks (E. coli);
Link to the paper using the DOI here.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
We were driving from Fleckney (Leicestershire) to Kibworth (ditto) on Saturday, after dancing at the Fleckney School Fun Day. We had gone over the canal near Wistow and saw two swifts, the first of the year. And then, right over the road, quite low down, a kestrel. We slowed down - we brake for kestrels, and, rather affronted, it flew over to the side of the road.
Have not found a way to tell the bat group (they want to know about grounded bats, but not obviously about every sighting). Perhaps they will read the blog!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Bert flew around the busy road for ages we had to leave him flying around.
We will inform the local bat group.
One tree might be an elder, the other a rowan. But I am not convinced yet.
Watch this space.
1) Croatian Medical Journal involved in discussions about its future, in light of various allegations of plagiarism published in its pages, or by its editors: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/320/5874/304a
2) A paper on the circulation of seasonal influenza viruses: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/320/5874/340
And a yellow wagtail (or a grey one), by the side of the river.
This was in addition to the usual wrens, thrushes, ducks (including one sitting on an ivy covered fence), moorhens, dunnocks, robins.
In garden -sparrows, starlings.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Bit in Guardian too - http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/apr/17/darwinbicentenary.evolution
2009 is 200th anniversary of birth of Darwin, and there do seem to be a lot of books about him appearing.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
wrens, several, including one really quite cross sounding one (on a branch very close to river);
blackbird bathing in river;
moorhen looking for things in weeds around piece of detritus in river (actually a signpost from the national cycle network...).
Thought last night on way home that there are more blackbirds around in the evening.
And, on late-ish drive from Foxton Locks to home, an owl.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
One place in the press is here: http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,2273675,00.html
Sunday, in garden, a large number (well, 15-20?) sparrows, including two attempting to mate, in the tree which houses the bird feeder. We are trying to encourage the sparrows, endangered as they are, so this is very good!
Friday, April 11, 2008
BBC Health - http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/subarachnoid2.shtml
Patient UK - http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40000757/
MedlinePlus - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000701.htm
The story is covered in the Guardian and on the BBC.
A Forensic Science Service factsheet about the technique is available from here: http://www.forensic.gov.uk/forensic_t/inside/news/fact_sheets.htm
I can't currently find the forensic science regulator report.
In the park this morning - something flying along the riverbank, but probably not a kingfisher. Otherwise, the usual. On Wednesday night, son and I saw a fox, in the playing field that adjoins the park.
In the park on the way home this evening, what I am fairly sure was a blackcap - audio recording (on rather old BBC Bristol webpage) here.
In the garden after tea (or is that supper?) this evening - a lot of starlings. Lots of blackbirds on the verges of the road, too.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
iPS are created from adult cells.
There is a piece in Clinical Infectious Diseases, referred to in Nature, which is here: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/528853. It includes a petition signed by 240 or so people, asking for an enquiry into how this happened.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Today, two robins, on a fence either side of the path in the park. One sat within feet of me and sang, for a little bit. I told it my news, as my father always does when robins come to watch him gardening. Is that a Norfolk habit, I wonder?
Also, two very soggy pigeons sitting in a puddle, and what seem to be the usual wrens and thrushes.
I would never have thought of this in a long time! Most grateful to John for his help.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Just updated the links in our avian and pandemic flu pages. Have not done this for some time, so a few to change. Can't get the PubMed RSS feed to work. Also discovered that if I edit the page generated by MyIntute, using Contribute, and then try to publish it, it has terrible trouble. I ended up creating all sorts of rubbish with variant filenames. Fortunately, none of this junk actually seems to have been published. Have made mental note not to edit that page again!
This is a posting written in Word 2007 (which I have installed in an effort to fulfil the requirements of an "expert user" at the University). I noticed you could create a blog posting if you make a new document. Turns out that you are asked to register your blog, and away you go, hopefully. Don't know what happens if you have more than one (as I haven't).
Realised when viewing this that it had no title - have just added one in Blogger. Don't yet know how to do it from Word.
Local link resolver expert, RefWorks on case so far. RefWorks indicate it is an issue with Scopus, so I will go there next.
Update: Scopus report that Scopus sends only the first author's name to the link resolver, so that is why there is only one name to export into RefWorks. Better then not to export from link resolver to RefWorks, I say.
Our local IT services, EndNote and Ovid have all been pestered, to no avail.