Month: June 2016

Case Files Collection on AccessMedicine

Richard Saldivar Front Page, Library News, New Resources

The Case Files® Collection on AccessMedicine® features a wide range of popular Case Files® series books. The collection delivers close to 1,175 real-life cases spanning the basic biomedical sciences and clinical medicine. Designed to help students and residents learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts. Includes real-life scenarios foster better understanding of frequently encountered cases as well as physician-patient interaction.” Faculty can use this collection as a valuable resource for coursework, clinical rotations and to enhance preparation for shelf exams and the USMLE. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls and references, definitions of…

DynaMed Plus is Now Available!

Richard Saldivar Front Page, Library News, New Resources

PCOM now has access to DynaMed Plus! Get answers to your clinical questions fast! DynaMed Plus presents critically appraised evidence from more than 500 medical journals in a quick, easy-to-read format designed for use at the point of care. With DynaMed Plus, you will get: Concise Overviews and Recommendations – accurate overviews for the most common conditions as well as evidence-based recommendations for action. Micromedex® Clinical Knowledge Suite* drug content –includes medication management and lab recommendations, including IV screening, medication advisory screening and summary drug info. Graphics and Images – includes over 2,500 medical graphics and images with over 1000 images…

Detyrosinated microtubules buckle and bear load in contracting cardiomyocytes

PJ Grier Cardiology, Hot Topics in Research, June

Detyrosinated microtubules buckle and bear load in contracting cardiomyocytes The microtubule (MT) cytoskeleton can transmit mechanical signals and resist compression in contracting cardiomyocytes. How MTs perform these roles remains unclear because of difficulties in observing MTs during the rapid contractile cycle. Here, we used high spatial and temporal resolution imaging to characterize MT behavior in beating mouse myocytes. MTs deformed under contractile load into sinusoidal buckles, a behavior dependent on posttranslational “detyrosination” of α-tubulin. Detyrosinated MTs associated with desmin at force-generating sarcomeres. When detyrosination was reduced, MTs uncoupled from sarcomeres and buckled less during contraction, which allowed sarcomeres to shorten…

ILLiad – InterLibrary Loan

Richard Saldivar Front Page, Library News, New Resources

Can’t find the full-text journal article in one of our many collections? The PCOM Library is proud to announce  24/7 delivery for articles with this new update for ILLiad! ILLiad is the electronic system that allows PCOM faculty, students, and staff to request articles, books and book chapters not owned or licensed by the PCOM Library. ILLiad improves service for students, faculty, and staff by giving them the ability to initiate and track their Interlibrary Loan requests every step of the way through a personal ILLiad account. 24/7 delivery of electronic articles direct to your desktop! First time users will now need to create an account before accessing ILLiad….