New resources on obesity


This month’s releases to the Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection of the Henry Stewart Talks database include a significant expansion of the Obesity: science, medicine and society series to include talks discussing the definition of obesity, its epidemiology and multiple aspects of its physiology. The new lectures cover adipose tissue biology, the link between obesity and the hedonistic response, and the metabolic interplay between a host and the gut microbiota.

The Henry Stewart Talks database can be accessed from our Biomedical sciences library guide or the A-Z list of databases on the library website.

New Releases From The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Henry Stewart Talks NewBeth Cohen, Senior Account Manager and E-Learning Advisor at Henry Stewart Talks writes:

“This month’s releases to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection include a new mini-series on Future Directions in Therapeutic Intervention, Diagnostics and Prophylactics. As the development of new treatments and diagnostic tools requires a lot of effort and a lot of money, it is important to consider numerous factors before choosing to pursue a specific research path. This new series, containing five lectures delivered by experts from the pharmaceutical industry, presents a range of future directions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, their promises and pitfalls. I believe this will be of great interest to researchers and practitioners in many fields as it provides a glimpse into cutting-edge therapeutic approaches.

Furthermore, five existing series were supplemented with new talks, among them is the Obesity: science, medicine and society series launched last month, which was augmented by two lectures discussing the genetics of monogenic obesity and obesity management. Our Cancer Genetics series was added with a talk on glioblastoma and the Vaccines series now includes a lecture on relevant preclinical studies. Another talk, which is series-independent, deals with immunotherapy for head and neck cancer”


New genetic map of the UK


You may have seen today’s press coverage of the map on the BBC and in newspapers. As the Independent reports, a new study in the magazine Nature “shows how the nation was forged by successive waves of immigration from continental Europe over 10,000 years since the end of the last Ice Age.”

Want to read the study? It can be accessed by RGU students and staff via the library’s subscription to Nature.  Just login with your usual RGU details.

Interested in human population genetics?  Why not check out our Henry Stewart Talks.

New resources on wound healing


We are pleased to announce that a collection of 10 specially prepared animated online lectures on wound healing is now available in the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection of our Henry Stewart Talks database. The lectures provide an overview of the current state of knowledge in this area and a glimpse into potential future advances.

The Henry Stewart Talks database can be accessed from our Biomedical sciences library guide or the A-Z list of databases on the library website.