NLM Celebrates Fair Use

Guest post by NLM Associate Fellow Gabrielle Barr and NLM Copyright Group co-chairs Christie Moffatt and Rebecca Goodwin. It’s Fair Use Week 2018, an annual event coordinated by the Association for Research Libraries (ARL) to celebrate the opportunities of fair use, including the many ways it supports biomedical research and the work we do at here at … Continue reading “NLM Celebrates Fair Use”

What does a glioblastoma look like?

Guest post by James G. Smirniotopoulos, MD, chief editor for MedPix®. Arizona Senator and former Vietnam POW John McCain was recently diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer: glioblastoma.  This is the same type of tumor that killed Vice President Joe Biden’s son Beau and Senator Ted Kennedy. Glioblastoma originates in the brain. … Continue reading “What does a glioblastoma look like?”

ClinicalTrials.gov Moves Toward Increased Transparency

Guest post by Kevin M. Fain, JD, MPH, DrPH, Senior Advisor for Policy and Research, ClinicalTrials.gov. ClinicalTrials.gov is the largest public clinical research registry and results database in the world—and  the most heavily used. As of today, it contains registration information for more than 260,000 studies in 202 different countries and results information on more … Continue reading “ClinicalTrials.gov Moves Toward Increased Transparency”

There Is an Internet in Space

Guest post by Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google. In a recent blog, Dr. Brennan correctly identified a future issue: access to medical information from a Mars colony, should one be established. In her summary, she said there was no internet in space. Actually, there is. It uses a protocol suite … Continue reading “There Is an Internet in Space”