Saturday, October 31, 2009

DHEA-Ovaries- Library Research in Science

---Under development---

I thought some readers might be interested in this patent:

CHR is awarded DHEA patent
Our Medical Director, Norbert Gleicher, MD, and our Clinical Director, David Barad, MD, MS, were recently awarded an important patent in the use of dehyeroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the treatment of infertility.

I haven't reviewed the treatment and I am not a medical doctor, so, anyone interested in this topic for medical reasons would have to consult a health professional.

However, it provides a popular topic for further literature research, and, is an example of going from advertisements or press releases to journal articles. Some students might be hooked into a lifelong passion in science because they get started reading the technical literature. While this topic might not be one for young people, the website is geared to adults and can illustrate the way one might go about finding more information. It also shows the use of a science skill in library research could help keep people current as they go through life. Students should pick topics of interest to them, and go from there. If one is interested in trains, one might link train travel to the spread of disease, or, to invasive species, or to whatever captures the students interest. But, now, back to the example of the DHEA for old ovaries...

One could start with news articles. Here is an example:

Or, one could start with a patent search,

or, with the name of of the doctors or DHEA, related journal articles.

If the topic is of interest to you, try to see what you can find.

(more soon)

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