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NNLM Resource Picks Webinar on January 31 Will Feature Genetics Home Reference!

Posted by on January 5th, 2018

Registration is available for the next NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31st at 12:00 PM PST. It will feature a presentation by the National Libary of Medicine’s Stephanie Morrison, who will provide an introduction and exploration of Genetics Home Reference, the NLM website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education & Training, NLM Resources, Rare Diseases



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NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine Spring 2016 Issue Available Online!

Posted by on April 21st, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine features topics including women and heart disease, health disparities, robotic innovations, drug-induced hearing loss, rare diseases, and fibromyalgia. The cover features Ta’Rhonda Jones, star of Fox TV’s Empire, who shares her message about cardiovascular disease among women. She describes her experience with a heart condition and… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Rare Diseases



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New Specialized Database Added to NCBI Zika Virus Resource Page

Posted by on March 31st, 2016

The NCBI Zika virus resource page has been updated with a specialized database. This database uses pipelines to annotate genes, proteins and mature peptides, and standardize sample metadata. Using this database, you can: Find sequences easily using standardized annotations and normalized metadata terms. Construct alignments and phylogenetic trees using a suite of online tools. Download… Read More »

Posted in: Data, NCBI, Public Health, Rare Diseases



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February 2016 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016

Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue: Technologies Enhance Tumor Surgery: Helping Surgeons Spot and Remove Cancer For surgeons, removing a tumor is a balancing act. Cut out too much and you risk… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Rare Diseases



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Selected Zika Virus Health Information Resources Compiled by NLM

Posted by on January 27th, 2016

For decades, the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus was mainly seen in equatorial regions of Africa and Asia, where it caused a mild, flu-like illness and rash in some people. About ten years ago, Zika outbreaks spread to the Pacific islands. Then, last spring, Zika appeared in South America, where it has so far infected more than… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Rare Diseases

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