Congratulations to NYCOM Graduates-Class of 2012

NYCOM is honoring the class of 2012 by hosting its 31st annual hooding ceremony. The event will be held at the LIU Tilles Center on Monday May 21, 2012. We congratulate each and every one of you and wish you the best of success.

NYCOM Hooding Ceremony - Graduating the Class of 2011

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

" Osteopathy believes that all parts of the human body act on chemical compounds, and the general supply manufactures the substances for local wants."

"By chemistry we learn to comprehend some of the laws of union in Nature which we can use with confidence."

Truhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. P. 31.



Databases Review for Researchers

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.

OMIM gives the details of the disease and some information on the mutation, and it is intended for use primarily by physicians and other professionals concerned with genetic disorders, by genetics researchers, and by advanced students in science and medicine. To access the database click here.

Did you know..

An Apple a day!

In the most recent issue of "The DO" an article is posted about mobile technology and it's effect on health care. Dr. Cole A. Zanetti, DO a family medicine resident at Concord (N.H.) Hospital says: "Mobile health is creating a digital revolution in health care which is partly due to convergence of mobile technology, the digitalization of human beings through big data and artificial intelligence. This convergence is creating a perfect storm for more effective individualized patient care.” To read the entire article click here.



Database Review

The Human Gene Mutation Database

HGMD is used clinically by: diagnosticians, clinical geneticists and genetic counselors. The database is derived from screening for mutational events in: PubMed literature and Online public databases for “locus-specific mutations” from HGVS.
This resource includes mutation databases for specific genes. Submissions are by individual researchers. Both human and computational screening are performed.
The results of a search is a link to the PubMed article for that particular mutation. The public version of this database is freely available to registered users from academic institutions/non-profit organizations.

HGMD Professional is only available by subscription.

To view a demo for the HGMD professional version click here.

To search the HGMD public version and registration click here.

Two New Features

Pubget has added two new features to help users find papers in a timely fashion. The new features are called: Author and Article Suggest.

Article Suggest indicates similar articles like the one you're currently reading.

Author Suggest can help focus your searches by listing similar authors based on the search query. For example if you are trying to find an article by Paul P. Smith but you only searched "Paul Smith?" Pubget will save you time scrolling through the results by asking you if you wanted to search "Paul P. Smith" instead.

Pubget is like PubMed, except you get your PDFs right away! To begin your search click here.



HuGE Navigator

HuGE Navigator provides access to a continuously updated knowledge base in human genome epidemiology, including information on population prevalence of genetic variants, gene-disease associations, gene-gene and gene- environment interactions, and evaluation of genetic tests.

To learn more about the content of this resource click here.

Pharm GKB: The Pharmacogenomics Knowledgebase

PharmGKB is a comprehensive resource that curates knowledge about the impact of genetic variation on drug response for clinicians and researchers.

To learn more and search within PharmGKB click here.

Trail of the Magic Bullet

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to be a part of a multi-media exhibition on view at Yeshiva University Museum in NY City until August 12, 2012. NLM lends historical collections, Trail of the Magic Bullet. The exhibition examines the modern Jewish experience through the lens of medicine. Featured in Trail of the Magic Bullet are several items from the NLM's historical collections, including selected papers of Dr. Joseph Goldberger, the eminent Hungarian Jewish physician and epidemiologist who studied the connections between disease and poverty. His research as a physician in the US government's Hygienic Laboratory, the predecessor of the NIH, led to the discovery of the cause of the pellagra in diet, not germs.

To learn more about the exhibition click here



Stress Management: Approaches for Preventing and Reducing Stress

Is it possible to dismantle negative stress cycles? This report can help you identify your stress warning signs and learn how to better manage stressful situations.

It is prepared by the editors of Harvard Health Publications in consultation with Herbert Benson, M.D., and Aggie Casey, M.S., R.N., both professionals at Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate in Medicine, Harvard Medical School. It is 47 pages with the ISBN 978-1-935555-60-5.

Best of Luck!

We wish you the best of luck on your finals and board exams as you embark on your preparation process.



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