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Literature

PubMed

PubMed® comprises more than 37 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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LiverTox

Clinical and Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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Literature databases

Bookshelf

Books and reports

MeSH

Ontology used for PubMed indexing

NLM Catalog

Books, journals and more in the NLM Collections

PubMed

Scientific and medical abstracts/citations

PubMed Central

Full-text journal articles

Data

Genes

Gene sequences and annotations used as references for the study of orthologs structure, expression, and evolution

Gene

Collected information about gene loci

GEO DataSets

Functional genomics studies

GEO Profiles

Gene expression and molecular abundance profiles

HomoloGene

Homologous genes sets for selected organisms

PopSet

Sequence sets from phylogenetic and population studies

Proteins

Protein sequences, 3-D structures, and tools for the study of functional protein domains and active sites

Conserved Domains

Conserved protein domains

Identical Protein Groups

Protein sequences grouped by identity

Protein

Protein sequences

Protein Family Models

Models representing homologous proteins with a common function

Structure

Experimentally-determined biomolecular structures

BLAST

A tool to find regions of similarity between biological sequences

blastn

Search nucleotide sequence databases

blastp

Search protein sequence databases

blastx

Search protein databases using a translated nucleotide query

tblastn

Search translated nucleotide databases using a protein query

Primer-BLAST

Find primers specific to your PCR template

Genomes

Genome sequence assemblies, large-scale functional genomics data, and source biological samples

Assembly

Genome assembly information

BioCollections

Museum, herbaria, and other biorepository collections

BioProject

Biological projects providing data to NCBI

BioSample

Descriptions of biological source materials

Genome

Genome sequencing projects by organism

Nucleotide

DNA and RNA sequences

SRA

High-throughput sequence reads

Taxonomy

Taxonomic classification and nomenclature

Clinical

Heritable DNA variations, associations with human pathologies, and clinical diagnostics and treatments

ClinicalTrials.gov

Privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world

ClinVar

Human variations of clinical significance

dbGaP

Genotype/phenotype interaction studies

dbSNP

Short genetic variations

dbVar

Genome structural variation studies

GTR

Genetic testing registry

MedGen

Medical genetics literature and links

OMIM

Online mendelian inheritance in man

PubChem

Repository of chemical information, molecular pathways, and tools for bioactivity screening

BioAssays

Bioactivity screening studies

Compounds

Chemical information with structures, information and links

Pathways

Molecular pathways with links to genes, proteins and chemicals

Substances

Deposited substance and chemical information

News

Research news

NPR News JUNE 11, 2024

Wild elephants may have names that other elephants use to call them

Nell Greenfieldboyce

Forget names like "Dumbo"—wild elephants appear to have their own unique names that other elephants use while talking to them in low rumbles.

The Washington Post JUNE 10, 2024

Pharmacists cite highest number of drug shortages since 2001

Ian McMahan

The Drug Information Service’s definition of a drug shortage is broader than the one used by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Washington Post JUNE 6, 2024

Whooping cough cases double in the U.S., a potential legacy of the pandemic

Mark Johnson, Sabrina Malhi

Whooping cough cases have more than doubled so far in 2024, raising concerns for infants and older adults, the two groups at highest risk.

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MLA ‘24: Embracing the Future of Health Information Together

This year’s Medical Library Association annual conference, themed “Stronger Together,” gathered health information professionals from around the country for community and partnership. During the conference, NLM hosted an engaging AI Summit and discussed the role of AI in health sciences information… plus much more.

NIH Director's Blog JUNE 6, 2024

Study Suggests Computerized Brain Implant Could One Day Decode Internal Speech for Those Who Can No Longer Speak

The ability to communicate using only the thoughts in your mind might sound like the stuff of science fiction. But for people who’ve lost the ability to speak or move due to injury or disease, there’s now great hope that it may one day be possible using brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that can “read” the relevant brain signals and translate them directly into written or spoken words. An NIH-supported team has now made an important but preliminary advance in this direction by showing for the first time that a computer can decode silent, internal speech with little training.

NLM Musings JUNE 5, 2024

Marking a Milestone: The Modernized ClinicalTrials.gov Becomes the Singular Website Experience

The modernized ClinicalTrials.gov will soon become the singular website that improves the user experience and efficiencies for clinical trials. But the retirement of the classic version of the website does not mark the end of modernization! Learn more about additional upcoming enhancements…