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Happy First Birthday, NICHSR ONESearch!

NICHSR ONESearch is now one. For the past year, NICHSR OneSearch has helped people get answers to questions concerning health policy, health care costs, ongoing research, socioeconomic issues in health, disparities and inequalities, and more. NICHSR ONESearch helps you search for ongoing projects, grey literature, datasets, indices, reliable websites, meetings, training, grant opportunities, and more.…

A zebrafish (danio rerio)

A Zebrafish Can’t Change Its Stripes

But NCBI can—and did—produce an updated zebrafish (Danio rerio) genome annotation. The annotation used NCBI’s Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline and the new and improved zebrafish genome assembly (GRCz11). In releasing the genome annotation, the National Center for Biotechnology Information is making it possible for researchers and scientists all over the world to download more genetic…

MedlinePlus celebrates its 1,000th health topic

MedlinePlus.gov Reaches 1,000th Topic Milestone!

With the addition of “eye health” and “tonsillitis,” NIH’s website for patients, families, and consumers now covers 1,000 topics. Created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus.gov provides reliable, up-to-date health information on conditions, symptoms, diseases, and medications. Each health topic page provides a description of a condition or issue and directs users…

MEDLINE 45th Anniversary, 1971-2016

MEDLINE Marks Its 45th Year

We’ve gone from 22 users to 601 million and from thousands to billions of searches. Check out what else has changed over the last 45 years. Notable MEDLINE Events, 1971-2016 1971 2006 (Fiscal Year 2005 Statistics) 2016 (Fiscal Year 2015 Statistics) 236 indexed journals 1,222 indexed journals by September 1972 4,928 indexed journals 5,618 indexed…

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OSIRIS Prolonging Life

A software tool named after the god of the dead in Egyptian mythology and that began as a way to identify the dead is now, ironically, helping to prolong life. In the NIH Clinical Center, OSIRIS, or the Open Source Independent Review and Interpretation System, is being used to computationally assess the quality of DNA…