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Q&A: James Ostell Maps the Future—and Present—of Biotechnology

Today’s feature is posted with permission from HealthTech magazine. Emerging technology, such as the cloud, help to push the boundaries of genomics, viral surveillance and other biomolecular medicine, says the director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Biotechnology—which harnesses cellular or biomolecular processes to improve care—is helping healthcare reach new heights as novel collaboration…

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New Issue of NIH MedlinePlus Now Available

The latest quarterly issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine is now available online and in print. Actor Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” shares his experience with NIH’s Clinical Center, also known as America’s House of Hope. Parsons recently produced and narrated “First in Human,” a documentary about the NIH Clinical Center that aired on the…

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Mine the Gaps? 2018 Competition Challenges Students to Identify Research Gaps in Health Services Research

Sound intriguing? Here are the basics. AcademyHealth and the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of the National Library of Medicine are hosting the second annual HSRProj Research Competition. Graduate and undergraduate students will identify missing or under-represented topics in funded health systems and services research. The students will…

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RML Grantee Honored by Library of Congress

When Mary Beth Riedner’s husband, Steve, was diagnosed with young-onset dementia, she naturally turned to the library for support. Riedner, a librarian, found lots of information that helped her, but she didn’t find support services for Steve, so she explored ways to help her husband. One way Riedner helped him was by focusing on two…