Tag Archives: Biomedical Sciences

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells – taken without her knowledge in 1951 – became  one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.

Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

This New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

If you’re interested to read a copy of this book, you can find it as an e-book on the OverDrive platform which NTU Libraries subscribes to. You can also borrow the physical copy from the Lee Wee Nam Library level 4 (Call number RC265.6.L24S628 ). You can view more details about it on the library catalogue.

SBS Advanced Research Seminar cum EndNote Workshop- 13 May 2015

SBS Advanced Research Seminar aims to take you through the literature review process. The process is useful in your FYP as it helps you to:

1)     Explore the works of other researchers
2)     Look at relevant works in your area
3)     Identify important variables from other studies
4)     Identify gaps, misconceptions and contradictions
5)     Assist in formulating your research design

We would also be conducting a full EndNote workshop to help you manage your references. EndNote is a software that makes your research easy. With EndNote, you can create a list of references by exporting them from databases for writing your final year projects. You can start citing while you write your reports and instantly EndNote generates and formats your references to your choice of citation styles (i.e. APA, MLA, etc.).

You will also gain experience using Web of Science and SciVerse Scopus to source for useful journals/articles for your project.

SBS Advanced Research Seminar cum EndNote Workshop

 Workshop Outline:       

  1. The Literature Review Process
  2. Resources at NTU Library
  3. Citation databases: Web of Science and Scopus
  4. EndNote workshop

 Time: 13 May 2015, Wed, 9.30 am to 2.30pm

 Outline:
9.30am to 10.30am: Library resources
10.30am to 10.45am: Break
10.45am to 11.45am: Citation databases
11.45am to 12.30pm: Lunch
12.30pm to 2.30pm: EndNote workshop

 Venue:  Alexandria Room, Library Instructional Commons, Blk N2-B3a-01 (one level below Business Library)

Who should attend:         3rd year BMS students of SBS

Registration period:        29 Apr 2015 to 13 May 2015

Please click on the link below to register:
https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/pls/webexe/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA15042912194981

SBS Advanced Research Seminar cum EndNote Workshop- 27 May 2014

SBS Advanced Research Seminar aims to take students through the literature review process. The process is useful to your research project as it helps you to:
1) Explore the works of other researchers
2) Look at relevant works in your research area
3) Identify important variables from other studies
4) Identify gaps, misconceptions and contradictions
5) Assist in formulating your research design

We would also be conducting a full EndNote workshop to help you manage your references. EndNote is a software that makes your research easy. With EndNote, you can create a list of references by exporting them from databases for writing your final year projects. You can start citing while you write your reports and instantly EndNote generates and formats your references to your choice of citation styles (i.e. APA, MLA, etc.).

You will also gain experience using Web of Science and SciVerse Scopus to source for journals/articles with their corresponding impact factor relevant to your research area.
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Chinese Medicine Treatment of Some Common Ailments Exhibition at LWNL

Chinese Medicine Treatment of Some Common Ailments Exhibition is now on in LWNL. The Exhibition is a collaboration between NTU Chinese Medicine Clinic and Science Library. Besides posters to explain facts about common ailments such as acne and constipation, the Exhibition also features herbal remedies to relieve these common complaints! Also on display are books on wellness and longevity.

Do drop by at LWNL to view the Exhibition; it ends on 20 Oct 2013.

Chinese-medicine-Exhibition

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

This is a very inspiring story of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young and neuroplasticity.

If you would like to read more about her story and work, here are the resources:

李时珍 Li Shizhen’s 495th birthday

Google has chosen Li Shizhen for the image on its search page, in celebration of Li Shizhen’s 495th birthday. According to the information provided, Li was born on 3 July 1518 and is one of the greatest Chinese doctors, polymaths, scientists, herbalists and acupuncturists in history.

Li-Shizhen

Li Shizhen’s famous work 本草纲目 is available in Library:

SBS Advanced Research Seminar cum EndNote Workshop- May 2013

SBS Advanced Research Seminar aims to take you through the literature review process. The process is useful in your Final Year Project as it helps you to:
1)     Explore the works of other researchers
2)     Look at relevant works in your research area
3)     Identify important variables from other studies
4)     Identify gaps, misconceptions and contradictions
5)     Assist in formulating your research design

We would also be conducting a full EndNote workshop to help you manage your references. EndNote is a software that makes your research easy. With EndNote, you can create a list of references by exporting them from databases for writing your final year projects. You can start citing while you write your reports and instantly EndNote generates and formats your references to your choice of citation styles (i.e. APA, MLA, etc.).

You will also gain experience using Web of Science and SciVerse Scopus to source for journals/articles with their corresponding impact factor relevant to your research area.
 
Title:  SBS Advanced Research Seminar cum EndNote Workshop

Workshop Outline:      
1.     Citation databases: Web of Science and SciVerse Scopus
2.     Resources at NTU
3.     EndNote workshop
 
Time: 17 May 2013 (Fri), 9.30 am to 2.00pm (Snacks will be provided!)

Venue:  Alexandria Room, Library Instructional Commons, Blk N2-B3a-01 (one level below Business Library)

Who should attend: 3rd year BMS students

Registration period: 6 May 2013 to 17 May 2013

Please click on the link below to register.

1) SBS Advanced Research Seminar cum EndNote Workshop; 17 May 2013 (Fri), 9.30 am to 2.00pm
https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/pls/webexe/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER?EVENT_ID=OA13050609220555