Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Emerging Infectious Diseases

The latest issue (February 2007) of the journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases" is now available on tht CDC website.

PHIL - Public Health Image Library

An excellent searchable image database of photographs, illustrations and multimedia files on infectious diseases from the CDC - largely public domain.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Copyright Basics

US Copyright Office

For more information on copyright, note the following articles available in full text through our licensed EBSCO databases:

Wyatt, N., & Schlosser, M. (2005). Fair use in the digital environment: A research guide. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 46(1), 11-17.

Salomon, K. D., & Goldstein, M. B. (2004). Copyright issues and technology – Mediated instruction. New Directions for Community Colleges, 125(Spring), Chapter 6, 65-74.

O’Donnell, M. L. & Parker, C. W. (2005). How colleges can navigate the thicket of federal regulations. Chronicle of Higher Education, 51(38), B5-B8.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Black Men in Focus in US HIV Drug Trial

Reuters Health
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
By Matthew Bigg

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Much of the early AIDS research in the United States focused on gay white men because they were the first group affected and subsequently developed an effective lobbying voice.

Now a clinical trial by the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta is focusing on gay black men, who are not as well organized but who have a higher incidence of the disease.

The trial aims to determine whether an AIDS drug is safe for people who are negative for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. It has stirred debate among participants and researchers about gay sexuality within the black community and its attitude to safe sex.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

HIV Replication Video

A 5 minute video called
Targeting HIV Replication.

Via YouTube