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TOXNET: The NLM Toxicology Databases

As part of living in the modern world, we are regularly exposed to chemicals. How do we discover more about these chemicals? How can researchers better understand the impact of chemicals on the environment or the interactions of chemicals with the human body? How can industry ensure it’s managing exposure to hazardous substances? How can…

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Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives — Why NLM Is Hosting This Important Show

On September 17, the National Library of Medicine officially opened its latest special display, Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives. The project, which will be on display in the History of Medicine Division until August 19, 2016, details the history and impact of nurses addressing domestic violence. These nurses not only conducted groundbreaking research on the…

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NLM Interns Sign On for an Active Summer

Every summer, interns flock to the NIH campus, eager for a chance to work side-by-side with professionals and experts in their fields. These enthusiastic college and high school students don’t come to take it easy, and they definitely don’t want only to make copies and fetch coffee. They want practical experience, exposure to real-world challenges,…

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Spanish Flu Focus of NEH Summer Seminar

Some people like to take a leisurely vacation in the summer. Not this group of lifelong learners. Instead, participants in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar on the Spanish Influenza embarked on a journey of discovery, which included a visit to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division. The…