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home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2017

Recent University of Missouri Publications in Medicine and Related Fields: January 2017

See below for University of Missouri authored articles added to Scopus in the last 30 days from medicine and related fields. Click here for an explanation on how these searches are run monthly to identify articles and how the lists are compiled.

View the list in Scopus, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome).


Recent University of Missouri Publications- Medicine and Related Fields

  1. Robinette, C., Saffran, L., Ruple, A., Deem, S.L.Zoos and public health: A partnership on the One Health frontier
  2. Kruse, S.G., Bridges, G.A., Funnell, B.J., Bird, S.L., Lake, S.L., Arias, R.P., Amundson, O.L., Larimore, E.L., Keisler, D.H., Perry, G.A.Influence of post-insemination nutrition on embryonic development in beef heifers
  3. Crim, J.Medial-sided Ankle Pain: Deltoid Ligament and Beyond
  4. Sun, X., Qian, M.-D., Guan, S.-S., Shan, Y.-M., Dong, Y., Zhang, H., Wang, S., Han, W.-W., Bush, C.Investigation of an “alternate water supply system” in enzymatic hydrolysis in the processive endocellulase Cel7A from Rasamsonia emersonii by molecular dynamics simulation
  5. Popescu, L., Gaudreault, N.N., Whitworth, K.M., Murgia, M.V., Nietfeld, J.C., Mileham, A., Samuel, M., Wells, K.D., Prather, R.S., Rowland, R.R.R.Genetically edited pigs lacking CD163 show no resistance following infection with the African swine fever virus isolate, Georgia 2007/1
  6. Gajaraj, S., Huang, Y., Zheng, P., Hu, Z.Methane production improvement and associated methanogenic assemblages in bioelectrochemically assisted anaerobic digestion
  7. Xiong, J., JiJi, R.D.Insights into the aggregation mechanism of Aβ(25–40)
  8. Curtis, A.K., Scharf, B., Eichen, P.A., Spiers, D.E.Relationships between ambient conditions, thermal status, and feed intake of cattle during summer heat stress with access to shade
  9. Cabandugama, P.K., Gardner, M.J., Sowers, J.R.The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System in Obesity and Hypertension: Roles in the Cardiorenal Metabolic Syndrome
  10. Michelin, E.C., Massocco, M.M., Godoy, S.H.S., Baldin, J.C., Yasui, G.S., Lima, C.G., Rottinghaus, G.E., Sousa, R.L.M., Fernandes, A.M.Carryover of aflatoxins from feed to lambari fish (Astyanax altiparanae) tissues. Article in Press.
  11. Segal, S.S.Enhanced functional sympatholysis through endothelial signalling in healthy young men and women
  12. Sanchez, N.Suitability of the National Health Care Surveys to Examine Behavioral Health Services Associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Article in Press.
  13.  Adhikari, B., Nowotny, J., Bhattacharya, D., Hou, J., Cheng, J.ConEVA: A toolbox for comprehensive assessment of protein contacts
  14. Cao, R., Bhattacharya, D., Hou, J., Cheng, J.DeepQA: Improving the estimation of single protein model quality with deep belief networks
  15.  Zheng, Y., Hivrale, V., Zhang, X., Valliyodan, B., Lelandais-Brière, C., Farmer, A.D., May, G.D., Crespi, M., Nguyen, H.T., Sunkar, R.Small RNA profiles in soybean primary root tips under water deficit
  16. Williams, A., Howenstine, D.Case report: Worsening of longstanding headaches, dizziness, visual symptoms · Dx
  17. Vuong, T.D., Walker, D.R., Nguyen, B.T., Nguyen, T.T., Dinh, H.X., Hyten, D.L., Cregan, P.B., Sleper, D.A., Lee, J.D., Shannon, J.G., Nguyen, H.T.Molecular characterization of resistance to soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi Syd. & Syd.) in soybean cultivar DT 2000 (PI 635999)
  18. Jia, G., Sowers, J.R.Targeting CITED2 for angiogenesis in obesity and insulin resistance
  19. Kwong, E., Burns, M.K.Preliminary study of the effect of Incremental Rehearsal with a morphological component for teaching Chinese character recognition
  20. Stiers, K.M., Lee, C.B., Nix, J.C., Tanner, J.J., Beamer, L.J.Synchrotron-based macromolecular crystallography module for an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory cours

View the rest of the list in Scopus, or view recent MU authored articles from other disciplines (in Firefox or Chrome).

Top ten journals by impact factor are:

JAMA Journal Of The American Medical Association 37.684
Science Translational Medicine 16.264
Annual Review Of Genetics 12.235
Diabetes 8.784
Frontiers In Immunology 5.695
JAMA Surgery 5.661
Advances In Nutrition 5.201
Annals Of Emergency Medicine 5.008
Journal Of Physiology 4.731
Journal Of Molecular Biology 4.517

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

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Libraries Budget Update: Journal Cancellations

3 May 2017

The University Libraries are finalizing the previously announced 1.2 million dollar reduction to our collections expenditures for FY17.

The May update to the University Libraries – FY17 Collections Budget page includes an list of titles recommended for cancellation from some of our main journal packages. It also includes a request for feedback on journals in our Chicago Complete package.

If you have any questions about the process or the titles recommended for cancellation, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Anderson

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Dr. Franz: Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus (Open Access)

Dr. Franz: Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus (Open Access)

Dr. Alexander Franz, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the department of Veterinary Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on mosquito-borne arboviruses and their interaction with the mosquito. Recently, his team became involved in studying Zika virus, i.e. developing an animal model, in collaboration with Dr. Jeff Adamovicz (Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology, MU), and Dr. Carl Gelhaus, (MRI-Global, Kansas City); in collaboration with Dr. R. Michael Roberts (Life Sciences Center, MU), [they] are taking part in the investigation of the mechanism allowing Zika virus to infect human placenta-derived cells. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Franz, click here,

Dr. Franz, along with Dr. Shengzhand Dong and their research team, published in Scientific Reports, an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group.. In August, a blog post on the Scholarly Kitchen, mentioned that the journal is likely to become the biggest one in the world, overtaking the open access journal, PLOS ONE. Their article, Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus in two New World laboratory-adapted Aedes aegyptistrains, discusses the mosquite-borne Chikungunya virus and its infection pattern.


Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access journal?

“We were interested in reaching a broad audience also in countries/institutions that may not be able to afford high-price journal subscriptions and therefore rely on open access articles to get informed about scientific developments/discoveries. This is especially useful when working on things like tropical disease agents, which often are a problem in countries that do not have a rich science infrastructure.”

Would you publish in an Open Access journal again?  If so, why?

“Yes, I would. I like the concept of open access even though it means that we (as authors) have to pay for the publication. But ususally, it also means that we (as authors) retain the copy rights of our work.”

New Veterinary Lib-X Plug-in

Download the Veterinay Medical LibX Plug-in for streamlined access to library resources!

As a plug-in for Firefox or Chrome, the Veterinary Medical LibX lets you quickly search the library catalog, PubMed, Scopus, CAB, journal titles, and more. It also connects to our proxy server for easier off-campus access to our electronic journals.

Download from the LibX Subject Editions page.

Welcome & Welcome Back!

Check out the Zalk Library guide for your first two years: https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/vm1.

Here, you'll find the basics of how the library operates and information on the resources we have available for you.

Most importantly, we are here to help you succeed in vet school. Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Team Zalk
Kate Anderson: Librarian IV & Head. Ask Kate about searching the literature.
Laura Buck: Library Specialist, Sr. Ask Laura about circulation and reserves.
Sue Giger: Library Information Assistant. Ask Sue about InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

Actually, ask any of us anything!

Friendly Reminders to Start Off the New Year:

  • The library is often the only quiet space in the building. Respect your classmate's need for a quiet study area…don't make us shush you.
  • Drinks in covered containers allowed. "Snack" foods allowed (think things that come out of a vending machine). "Meals"/messy/smelly/noisy food not allowed — really, eat your lunch in the Zou.
  • Keep it clean. If you do spill something, please let us know right away.
  • Don't leave your stuff unattended.
  • Always have your badge on you.


home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Seeking your input on Springer, Sage and Oxford journals

Seeking your input on Springer, Sage and Oxford journals

Faced with the prospect of cutting about 20% of our collections budget and having reviewed the subscriptions from the largest publishers, the campus libraries are beginning a  review our Springer, Sage and Oxford journal subscriptions, which account for close to $700,000/year of the library collection budget.

Based on past usage patterns and an analysis of alternate access to some of these titles, we will be trimming our subscription spending with these publishers by substituting article-based access and interlibrary loan for the  journals that are less used by our campus community, or duplicated elsewhere.

You’ve already “voted” with your usage, but if you wish to offer additional comments on these titles, you will find a list of low use titles in Health & Biological Sciences here.

Or, you can review the entire list of 2,600 titles if you prefer.

home Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs Now Online

Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs Now Online

You now have electronic access to Plumb's Veterinary Drugs!

URL: http://www.plumbsveterinarydrugs.com/auth

Note: this link will work on campus. For off-campus access, you will need to use VPN.

Plumb's Veterinary Drugs
Authoritative reference on veterinary drugs for a wide range of species, including dogs, cats, horses, large animals, and exotics. Includes indications and contraindications, dosages, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, drug interactions, and more.

home Hours, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Zalk Library Summer Hours: June 26 – Aug 20

Zalk Library Summer Hours: June 26 – Aug 20

Zalk Library Summer Hours Start on June 26th

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Monday, July 4th: Closed

MU Libraries Hours

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Zalk Library & the FY17 MU Libraries Budget

8 June 2016

Information on the MU Libraries FY17 budget and how these cuts will affect the veterinary collections

Summary: For the MU Libraries, the 5% campus-wide budget cut amounts to $877,000. About 70% of this cut ($627,000) will come from reductions in operational expenditures (e.g., staffing, services, etc.); 30% ($250,000) will be cut from the collections budget.

In addition to the 5% cut, the collections budget faces further and significant shortfalls due to increasing costs of materials, cuts to UM System library funds, and other funding shortages. For FY2017, the MU Libraries collection budget is facing a $1.2 million shortfall. This shortfall represents a nearly 20% cut to library collections.

Subject funds to be cut 20%: As mentioned in Ann Riley and Rabia Gregory’s communication dated May 26, subject-specific funds are facing a 20% reduction. I directly control approximately $50,000 for “veterinary” materials and will need to cut $10,000 from that fund. In order to protect online veterinary journals, I will be cutting low-use print only journals and severely curtailing book purchasing. If you need a book for your research or teaching, please let me know. Your input on book purchasing is extremely useful – I want to make sure I’m purchasing what you need and not what I think you need.

IMPORTANT: Many of the resources you use are included in our journal packages or are included in other science and biomedical subject funds. All of the science librarians will be working closely together to mitigate the impact of the severe collections cut as best we can.

Your additional feedback will be needed: Thanks for your comments on journals in our ScienceDirect and Wiley packages. This feedback is informing our negotiation process with these publishers. Over the summer, we will be soliciting feedback on additional journal titles.

Thank you: This is not an easy or pleasant task. If you have any questions or want additional detail, please contact me.

More information on the Libraries collections budget can be found at: http://library.missouri.edu/collectionsreviewupdate/

Kate Anderson
Head, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library