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Virtual Microscope Slides Show Readers Exactly Where the Author is Looking

By: , Posted on: July 11, 2014

Pathobiology of Human DiseaseWith most researchers now accessing articles and even book chapters online, the nature of research transmission – along with the nature of research publication itself – is changing rapidly from the classically static monograph to multiform works capable of much richer digital expression.

Under the leadership of Editors-in-Chief Linda McManus (UTHSCSA) and Rick Mitchell (Harvard), Elsevier’s uniquely e-only resource Pathobiology of Human Disease (publishing August 2014 on ScienceDirect) has been built to actively respond to this true opportunity and great challenge of the Internet age.

Virtual Microscopy (VM) functionality provides novel, keystone, never-before-seen ultra-high resolution digital slides for many ‘Normal’ and ‘Disease’ states brought to life from the worlds of anatomy and histology – all native to ScienceDirect and without the need for any custom software or plugins.

These images are useful for undergraduate and graduate students who may have limited experience with ‘disease’ and medical students who don’t always have exposure to ‘normal’ images when exploring the 40+ disciplines that underpin the 328 chapter work.

Virtual Microscopy provides users with access to novel imagery that simply was not possible in a print work.

Here’s an example of Virtual Microscopy in action:

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Pathobiology of Human Disease launches on ScienceDirect in August 2014. Sneak Peek

Find out more about this new feature on ScienceDirect.


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