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BME440: Biomedical engineering technology & investigation

Scenario 1: MeSH

Using PubMed, determine the MeSH term for transfection. 

When was it introduced as a MeSH concept? 

Is there anything below it in the MeSH hierarchy? 

When was it introduced as a MeSH concept?

When was it introduced as a MeSH concept?
1978: 36 votes (55.38%)
1975: 14 votes (21.54%)
1968: 3 votes (4.62%)
1974: 12 votes (18.46%)
Total Votes: 65

Is there anything below it in the MeSH hierarchy?

Is there anything below it in the MeSH hierarchy?
yes: 50 votes (46.3%)
no: 58 votes (53.7%)
Total Votes: 108

Scenario 2: Find articles

While discussing your research with your advisor, she mentions a useful article from 2005 by Gothelf & LaBean.  She doesn’t remember the title exactly, just that it was about DNA and nanostructures.  You’d like to find the article to read more.

 

Use the Document Search in Scopus to find it.

     What is the name of the article?

     How many references does it cite?

     Do we have this available online?

 

 

What is the title of the article?

What is the title of the article?
Design and synthesis of DNA four-helix bundles: 1 votes (3.57%)
Increased anticoagulant activity of thrombin-binding DNA aptamers by nanoscale organization on DNA nanostructures: 0 votes (0%)
DNA-programmed assembly of nanostructures: 27 votes (96.43%)
Design and Construction of Double-Decker Tile as a Route to Three-Dimensional Periodic Assembly of DNA: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 28

Do we have it available online?

Do we have it available online?
Yes: 24 votes (34.78%)
No: 45 votes (65.22%)
Total Votes: 69

How many references does it cite?

How many references does it cite?
209: 4 votes (5.06%)
109: 72 votes (91.14%)
22: 0 votes (0%)
75: 3 votes (3.8%)
Total Votes: 79

Journal Citation Reports

Use Web of Science to look up the top journals in biomedical engineering. 

What is the highest ranked journal for 2016 (by impact factor)?
Biomaterials: 5 votes (16.13%)
Acta biomaterialia: 1 votes (3.23%)
Annual review of biomedical engineering: 21 votes (67.74%)
Journal of biomechanics: 4 votes (12.9%)
Total Votes: 31
What journal has the most total cites for 2016?
Biomaterials: 20 votes (52.63%)
Acta biomaterialia: 0 votes (0%)
Annual review of biomedical engineering: 1 votes (2.63%)
Journal of biomechanics: 17 votes (44.74%)
Total Votes: 38