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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The setup of an European internetsite on Ethical Legal and Social Aspects (ELSA) of
Wageningen Projects, a dutch consultant in the field of Internet and Agribusiness, is
taking up the initiative of preparing
the realisation of an Internet site aimed to concentrate European research, discussion and
policy on the Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects (ELSA) of biotechnology.
Companies, persons and companies interested to join this Concerted Action are invited to
visit the info-site at the above URL and make themselves known Email or response-form.
2/Aug/1997 | WWW
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is an non-profit international job listing developed and maintained by the Division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- THE LARGEST ACADEMIC JOB LISTING IN CANADA and is the official job listing of the
Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology.
YOU WILL FIND:
- Ph.D., Post-Doc and Faculty Positions
- A large collection of Career Resources
- A comprehensive list of meta-indexes and other job listings for academia
- Job listings for INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS from Australia to Europe and the United States.
- An easy form based listing system
- Regular updates and a 48 hour turn around on your job listing
- Simply one of the best ways to post your job vacancy
SEE WHO IS LINKING TO
EMJL RIGHT NOW!
Visit EMJL today,
maybe you will find exactly the job or the person you are looking for!
26/Jul/1997 | WWW
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Announcing "Human Genetic Disease: A
a new area of the "Rare Genetic Diseases In Children"
website. Written by Dr. Kelley Moremen, of the University of Georgia's Complex
Carbohydrate Research Center, it is detailed explanation of inheritance directed to those
affected by Lysosomal Storage Diseases. However, it will prove valuable and educational
for those affected by other genetic diseases, as well. This online manual was written with
the assistance of Dr. Dag Malm, of the University of Tromso in Norway. Please visit and
send us your comments/suggestions.
20/Jul/1997 | WWW Home Page | E-mail:
Information about apolipoprotein E may be found on the Web review about this
protein in HotMolecBase
at the Weizmann Institute. This protein is especially interesting for those trying
to understand the biological basis of disease because it seems to play a major role
in some common disorders that include
- Alzheimer's disease (sporadic and late-onset familiar)
- other types of dementia
- disorders of cholesterol metabolism
- coronary heart disease
Anybody who thinks that some particular information should be included/omitted should
In general, you will find similar new additions to our Web server at this URL: http://bioinfo.weizmann.ac.il/news.html
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just opened a website at the address
http://www.ihe.be:eurocat/ EUROCAT is a program
supported by the EC for the epidemiologic surveillance of congenital anomalies. A total of
4,350,000 births per year are surveyed. The website includes informations on the programme
and data on the prevalence of the major malformations in Europe.
10/Jun/1997 | WWW Home
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BioMedNet adds free Evaluated MEDLINE
* 8.5 million abstracts from 8,000 journals, expert evaluations, links to
full text articles, and the most sophisticated search and retrieval system, all available
to BioMedNet's 75,000 members
BioMedNet today announced the debut of its Evaluated MEDLINE - the most powerful version
of the National Library of Medicine's biological and medical abstract database. All
biologists and clinicians can access Evaluated MEDLINE for free just by joining BioMedNet.
Availability of this facility has been aided by R&D Systems.
Unique features of Evaluated MEDLINE include:
* links from MEDLINE records to the full text of articles in the BioMedNet library
* authoritative reviews which cite the article in question
* expert evaluations of these cited MEDLINE records
* browseable tables of contents for all 8,000+ journals
* a hierarchy of MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) terms, and much more
BioMedNet membership is free and also gives access to a full text library, job
exchange, online bookshops, and a host of other resources. The library contains journals
from many different publishers, with free access to all abstracts.
Since its launch last year more than 75,000 researchers have joined BioMedNet, and
membership is growing by 3,000 every week.
* Try Evaluated MEDLINE at http://biomednet.com/db/medline
* Contact Ellen Spernagel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barbara Sullivan (email@example.com)
for more information
29/May/1997 | WWW Home Page
The American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) is considering developing an examination
to certify persons capable of directing molecular diagnostic laboratories. Persons
interested in taking such an examination can respond to the ABCC's inquiry by
participating in an informal survey posted on the American Association for Clinical
Chemistry's home page, http://www.aacc.org.
Alternatively, inquiries can be sent to Theodore E. Mifflin, Ph.D., DABCC (firstname.lastname@example.org) who chairs a
task force for ABCC on this topic. Unless otherwise requested, all responses will be kept
26/May/1997 | WWW Home Page | E-mail:
A Congressional decision on cancer research funding is imminent
Make your feelings known using OncoLink's automatic letter generator to
contact your state representative:
The U.S. House of Representatives is currently debating a bill that will
affect the funding for the National Cancer Institute. This bill, the 1997/98 Bypass
Budget, has been submitted by Dr. Richard Klausner, the NCI's Director. If passed, it will
provide the level of funding needed for the NCI to fulfill its mission. A summary of the
proposed Bypass Budget may be found at: http://www.nci.nih.gov/admin/fmb/bypass.htm
Production Editor, OncoLink
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Cancer Institute
National Human Genome Research Institute
A directory of genetic counselors, physicians, geneticists, and nurses who
have expertise in counseling about familial risk for cancer and testing for genetic
susceptibility is available on CancerNet(tm). CancerNet is an online cancer information
service developed and maintained by the National Cancer Institute's International Cancer
Information Center (ICIC). The Internet URL for CancerNet is: http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov.
"The directory will help health care professionals who are increasingly in need of
locating qualified cancer counseling and testing referral resources for their
patients," said Susan Molloy Hubbard, R.N., M.P.A., ICIC director. "There is
widespread agreement among health care providers," added genetic counselor June
Peters, M.S., "that individuals who are considering genetic testing for cancer
susceptibility should receive education and counseling so that they may fully understand
the appropriateness and implications of these tests." Peters, who helped develop the
directory, is with the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute.
The Family Cancer Risk Counseling and Genetic Testing Directory is for use for persons
who have a family history of cancer or other risk factors that may indicate heritable
cancers. The directory is searchable by name, city, state, country, and type of cancer or
cancer gene. The resource provides information on the degrees, institutional affiliation,
professional licenses, and certification of the counselors. It also specifies the gene or
disease sites for which the health care professional provides counseling and gives the
context in which service is provided. For example, it explains whether the counseling is
designed to answer specific scientific
questions in cancer genetics and whether there is a fee for clinical services.
More than 200 health professionals are currently listed in the directory. To be
eligible for listing, applicants must be in an oncology or genetics profession; licensed,
certified or eligible for board certification in their profession; a member of a
recognized health profession organization; and willing to accept referrals. Listing in the
directory, however, does not constitute an endorsement by NCI. Initially, four
professional organizations queried their membership to identify qualified candidates: the
National Society of Genetic Counselors, Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors,
Oncology Nursing Society, and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
All information on CancerNet is continually reviewed and revised by oncology experts
and will be updated annually. The directory is located in the Health Professionals section
of CancerNet, under Cancer Genetics. Qualified health care professionals who wish to be
added to the directory may send an e-mail query to email@example.com, or fax a
request to the Genetic Counseling Directory at (301) 402-6728.
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You are interested in Bioinformatics, but you
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Have a look at our new Web interface for the BioNews list.