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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Open Access News of interest this week

Several stories from Open Access News that may be of interest this week:

PubChem now contains structures from LipidMAPs, a total of over 4.2 million structures and 3.2 million compounds.

The U.K. Green Party endorses mandated Open Access

Quick Thinking, OA, and Google save a life - from google blog.


  1. The Google Blog is kind of funny. Score one for Open Access!!



    The period during which a developing fetus is carried within the uterus. In humans, pregnancy
    averages 266 days (38 weeks) from conception to childbirth. Traditionally, pregnancy duration
    is counted from the woman's last menstrual period, which adds roughly 2 weeks to gestational
    age. This is how physicians arrive at a pregnancy length of 40 weeks (280 days).


    the most popular of a class of games called vying games, in which players with
    fully or partially concealed cards make wagers into a central pot, which is awarded
    to the player or players with the best combination of cards or to the player who makes
    an uncalled bet. Poker can also refer to video poker, a single-player game seen in
    casinos much like a slot machine, or to other games that use poker hand rankings.


    In modern times, people have sought ways to cultivate, buy, wear, or just be around
    flowers and blooming plants, partly because of their agreeable smell. Around the world,
    people use flowers for a wide range of events and functions that, cumulatively, encompass
    one's lifetime