October is a good time to highlight some of the more unusual items in our collection. It doesn’t get much more unusual than medicinal cannibalism, which is exactly what it sounds like: the practice of using human body parts as an ingredient in medicinal recipes.
Becker Medical Library is happy to announce that a site license and local mirror for the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) is available to all in the Washington University community for academic use, free of charge.
Olin Library pays for a site license for ChemOffice version 15.0 from PerkinElmer, and makes it available to all in the Washington University community at no additional cost.
“There has been sin in the universe ever since Satan tore Heaven asunder and hell was born, and hand to hand with sin, down through the aisle of time, both in sacred and profane history, has stalked ‘The Scarlet Woman’ – at once man’s creation, man’s sorrow and man’s curse.”
– "Missouri Republican", December 29, 1872
From October 13th to October 23rd, NCBI will present the first iteration of NCBI Next generation sequencing Online Workshop (NCBI NOW), a free online experience aimed at those new to next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis.
In 1982, after seven people in Chicago died of Tylenol that had been tampered with cyanide; my neighbors stopped handing out homemade candy apples and popcorn balls and went to all store-bought, prepackaged candy. This has always seemed an odd response to me since the Tylenol that had been tampered with had been purchased that [Read more]