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BACKGROUND Biomedical research is changing due to the rapid accumulation of experimental data at an unprecedented scale, revealing increasing degrees of complexity of biological processes. Life Sciences are facing a transition from a descriptive to a mechanistic approach that reveals principles of cells, cellular networks, organs, and their interactions(More)
Since its founding, NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and space science. The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) program plays a key part in helping NASA maintain this important role. The NASA STI Program operates under the auspices of the Agency Chief Information Officer. It collects, organizes, provides for archiving,(More)
BACKGROUND Online medical knowledge repositories such as MEDLINE and The Cochrane Library are increasingly used by physicians to retrieve articles to aid with clinical decision making. The prevailing approach for organizing retrieved articles is in the form of a rank-ordered list, with the assumption that the higher an article is presented on a list, the(More)
Ensuring the toxicological safety of fragrance ingredients used in personal care and cosmetic products is essential in product development and design, as well as in the regulatory compliance of the products. This requires an accurate estimation of consumer exposure which, in turn, requires an understanding of consumer habits and use of products. Where(More)
Background: Biomedical research is changing due to the rapid accumulation of experimental data at an unprecedented scale, revealing increasing degrees of complexity of biological processes. Life Sciences are facing a transition from a descriptive to a mechanistic approach that reveals principles of cells, cellular networks, organs, and their interactions(More)
With many types of financial investments, the hospital financial community has long-established, and relatively straightforward, practices for projecting and measuring returns. Not so with health IT investments, however, where returns can be difficult to identify and quantify and even harder to track. Yet the success of such an investment depends on(More)
Electronic health records (EHR) gained a huge boost with the introduction of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in 2009. Eligible hospital and provider organizations are implementing certified EHRs with an understandable focus on complying with Meaningful Use (MU) criteria to qualify for the sizeable incentive(More)