Food Deserts and Childhood Obesity

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on "Food Deserts and Childhood Obesity" by Dr. Pedro A. Alviola IV, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, during a special seminar at the College of Economics and Management Lecture Hall on April 15, 2013.

Diagnostic testing before cancer treatment

submitted by: mdanderson

Before starting cancer treatment, breast cancer patient Doris Thomas went through a series of tests at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all in one day. Since MD Anderson is a multidisciplinary hospital, it is typical for tests to be scheduled and completed under one roof in one day. Tests performed include an echocardiogram, lung CT scan, lab work and brain MRI.

Variant Visualizer Tutorial

submitted by: RGD.Videos

The examination of SNPs has undergone a recent change, and in response to this change, RGD has released the new Variant Visualizer tool (VarVis), taking the place of the old SNPlotyper tool. VarVis is a visualization and analysis tool for sequence variation. The data currently contains 22 rat strains sequenced by 4 independent labs.

Atrial Fibrillation in the 21st Century

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Arthur Menezes from the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Center in New Orleans, LA, examines the risk factors of atrial fibrillation in an article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, most notably involving metabolic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, alcohol consumption, extreme exercise, increased vitamin D, and possibly Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Available at:

Newly Diagnosed Symptomatic Multiple Myeloma: (mSMART) Consensus Guidelines 2013

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Joseph Mikhael, a Hematologist from Mayo Clinic in Arizona shares results of a consensus guideline appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides a rational, safe, and effective update to the changing field of multiple myeloma treatment. Available at:

Computerized Bar Code–Based Blood Identification System and Near-Miss Transfusion Episodes

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Gregory Nuttall, a Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which describes a computerized system for the matching and verification of blood transfusions to enhance patient safety. Available at: