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Nov

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NLM’s ToxMystery Resource Retiring on December 31, 2018!

Posted by on November 20th, 2018

NLM has announced that ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. Although the game has provided years of fun and entertainment, the decision was made to retire… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources

Nov

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NNLM Resource Picks Recordings of July & September 2018 Sessions Now Available!

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities.  If you missed the July and September sessions, the recordings are now available! On… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

Oct

11

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NLM’s Tox Town Website Gets a New Look!

Posted by on October 11th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce a new design for the Tox Town website, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. Enhancements of the new design, informed by extensive user research, include: Enhanced search optimization Improved readability New Tox Town features reflecting consumers’ frequently… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Sep

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NLM’s ToxTutor Resource Adds New Content!

Posted by on September 11th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine’s ToxTutor has added new content and topics: Section 3 (Toxic Effects): “Microbiome” topic added Section 5 (Toxicity Testing Methods): Additional “Finding Information about Alternatives to Animal Testing” content Microphysiological Systems as used in “tissue chip” and “Organs-on-chips” models added “Human-on-a-Chip” content added Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) as an emerging… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

Jun

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NLM Announces New Version of TOXMAP!

Posted by on June 21st, 2018

A new version of TOXMAP is now available from the National Library of Medicine. It does not require browser plug-ins and provides improved usability on mobile devices. The new TOXMAP has several updated datasets, including: NCI SEER cancer and disease mortality data (2011-2015); Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) data (2016); U.S. commercial nuclear power… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Data, Environmental Health and Toxicology, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

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