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National Institutes of Health: 52 Resources

Brain: Our Sense of Self helps middle school students understand basic scientific principles related to the brain and nervous system. Five lessons examine the structure and specialized regions of the brain...  (National Institutes of Health)
CancerNet is a gateway to the most recent cancer information from the National Cancer Institute. It contains sections on types of cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, genetics, causes...  (National Institutes of Health)
Cell Biology and Cancer features five activities for helping students understand key concepts about cancer -- that "cancer" is a group of more than 100 diseases, that it develops due to loss of control of...  (National Institutes of Health)
Chemicals, the Environment, and You provides lessons for learning about the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health. Topics include the science of toxicology, dose-response relationships...  (National Institutes of Health)
ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about the location of clinical trials, their design and purpose, criteria for participation, and information about the disease and treatment under study. It...  (National Institutes of Health)
Computing Life looks at ways physicists, biologists, and even artists are harnessing the power of computers to advance our understanding of biology and human health. Learn how computers are used to...  (National Institutes of Health)
Curiosity Creates Cures: The Value and Impact of Basic Research introduces the work of basic biomedical scientists -- scientists who seek answers to key biological questions like how cells talk to each other, how biological machines fold into their...  (National Institutes of Health)
DNA Microarray is a "virtual lab" of a DNA microarray experiment. Compare samples of healthy tissue and cancerous tissue as a scientist would. Learn the basics about DNA and gene expression...  (National Institutes of Health)
Doing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry helps students understand the basics of scientific inquiry. Lessons progress from what students already know about scientific inquiry, or think they know, toward a more complete and...  (National Institutes of Health)
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases explores factors associated with disease emergence and re-emergence and considers the human activities that can increase or decrease the likelihood of outbreaks of infectious diseases...  (National Institutes of Health)
Environmental Health Perspectives is a monthly journal of peer-reviewed research and news on the impact of the environment on human health. Learn about dengue, modifiers of health effects of air pollution, World Trade...  (National Institutes of Health)
Environmental Health Science Education aims to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental health sciences so that they are aware of science career opportunities, and to increase public awareness about...  (National Institutes of Health)
Exploring Bioethics helps students grapple with ethical issues posed by advances in the life sciences. For Grades 9-12, this curriculum supplement (one of dozens from NIH) focuses on real life cases --...  (National Institutes of Health)
Genetic Basics looks at how genes work, exceptions to Mendel's rules, how DNA gets replicated, genes and disease, current research and recent discoveries, and how applications of genetic research...  (National Institutes of Health)
Genetic Science Learning Center features animations and activities for learning about DNA, cells, and other topics in genetics and bioscience. Build a DNA molecule. Transcribe and translate a gene. See why a...  (National Institutes of Health)
Genetic Science Learning Center features animations and activities for learning about DNA, cells, and other topics in genetics and bioscience. Build a DNA molecule. Transcribe and translate a gene. See why a...  (National Institutes of Health)
Genetics: Tour the Basics uses animations to answer six questions: What is DNA? What are genes? What are chromosomes? What is a protein? What is heredity? What is a trait...  (National Institutes of Health)
History of Medicine Homepage features all book-length material in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) printed before 1914, thousands of later pamphlets and dissertations, and all pre-1871 journals. It includes...  (National Institutes of Health)
How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears helps students learn how audio and visual cues can help communication, how loudness is measured, how changes in the "hearing pathway" may affect hearing, and how to prevent hearing...  (National Institutes of Health)
Human Genetic Variation offers activities exploring how genes and the environment influence human diversity, what role DNA sequences play in genetic differences, and more. Students are invited to assume the...  (National Institutes of Health)
Images from the History of Medicine is a collection of nearly 60,000 images that illustrate the social and historical aspects of medicine. The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre...  (National Institutes of Health)
Inside Cancer uses animations and videoclips of experts to reveal what is known about cancer. Learn about kinds of cancer, how they start (cell mutations), and their distribution worldwide. Explore...  (National Institutes of Health)
Inside the Cell explores the smallest form of life: the cell. Discover what's happening inside your body. See basic structures that let your cells accomplish their tasks. Learn about functions...  (National Institutes of Health)
LifeWorks explores careers in health and medical sciences. See interviews with more than 70 professionals -- a chemist, dentist, dietician, epidemiologist, lab technologist, medical illustrator...  (National Institutes of Health)
Looking Good, Feeling Good: From the Inside Out explores bone, muscle, and skin. Through seven lessons, students learn how the musculoskeletal and skin systems work, how cells contribute to each system, how the structure of bone...  (National Institutes of Health)
Medicines by Design explains how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. The booklet examines the science of...  (National Institutes of Health)
MEDLINEplus enables users to find information about hundreds of diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. It includes links to information resources of the National Institutes of Health, as well...  (National Institutes of Health)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Diseases and Conditions Index provides information about heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Learn how the heart works. Find out about aneurysms, angioplasty, electrocardiograms, heart attacks...  (National Institutes of Health)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids' Pages teach children about the connection between their health and the environment and encourage the pursuit of careers in health, science, and the environment. The site includes...  (National Institutes of Health)
National Library of Medicine is the entry point to the largest medical library in the world. Find answers to health questions, abstracts from 4300 biomedical journals, information about clinical research studies...  (National Institutes of Health)
Neuroscience for Kids explores the brain and nervous system. Learn about brain development, brain lobes, the cerebral cortex, the skull, blood supply, brain fitness, neurons, the autonomic nervous system...  (National Institutes of Health)
New Genetics explains the process by which all living things pass genes to their offspring. Discover how genes serve as "instruction books" for making molecules (such as RNA and proteins) that...  (National Institutes of Health)
NIH Curriculum Supplement Series offers web-based instructional modules based on cutting-edge scientific discoveries. Topics include cell biology and cancer, infectious diseases, human genetic variation, sleep...  (National Institutes of Health)
Online Health Science Curriculum provides over 300 interdisciplinary activities designed to help students learn about blood, bones, the brain, cardiovascular system, diabetes, forces and motion, health careers...  (National Institutes of Health)
Open Wide and Trek Inside examines the mouth and its various purposes, different types of teeth and their functions, bacteria that live in the mouth, and the processes of tooth decay and oral disease. The site...  (National Institutes of Health)
Profiles in Science presents the archival collections of prominent 20th century biomedical scientists such as Julius Axelrod, Martin Rodbell, Joshua Lederberg, and Oswald T. Avery. The collections...  (National Institutes of Health)
Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers building an online archive of all documented human languages. The Rosetta Archive provides nearly 100,000 pages of...  (National Institutes of Health)
Science Education includes booklets on cells, genes, health, chemistry, and medicines. The booklets explore advances in the development and delivery of drugs, links between genes and diseases, how...  (National Institutes of Health)
Science Education Partnership Lessons is a database of selected hands-on science lessons developed by the partnership. Browse by grade and subject -- biology, chemistry, physical science, earth science, science skills...  (National Institutes of Health)
Science of Energy Balance: Calorie Intake and Physical Activity helps us strive toward energy balance. Lessons and activities reveal what energy is, how our bodies use it, how we spend our time, how serving sizes on food labels compare with the...  (National Institutes of Health)
Science of Mental Illness provides six lessons that help students understand what mental illnesses are. PET images show changes in the brain and how treatment can change activity levels and restore...  (National Institutes of Health)
Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms helps students understand basic scientific principles related to the nature and function of sleep and its effects on human health. Lessons focus on the biology of sleep and its...  (National Institutes of Health)
Students and Teachers, Make This Your Summer of Science is designed to help teachers and students find summer research opportunities in biomedical laboratories that are supported by the National Institutes of Health. The site lets you...  (National Institutes of Health)
Talking Glossary of Genetics focuses on 256 terms related to genetics. Listen to scientists define and describe each term. See illustrations and 3-D animations of cells, chromosomes, genes, mitosis, protein, and...  (National Institutes of Health)
The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction helps students discover the fundamentals of neurobiology and how drugs change the brain. Among the topics: functions of specific brain areas; anatomy of the neuron...  (National Institutes of Health)
The Chemistry of Health tells how chemistry and biochemistry are increasing our understanding of human health. Learn how biochemical relays keep our organ systems operating, how food is broken down and used...  (National Institutes of Health)
The Office of Science Education features free educational materials and outreach programs at the NIH, a video and slide program of speakers discussing Hollywood movies that have a medical science theme, original...  (National Institutes of Health)
The Science of Healthy Behaviors introduces middle school students to the scientific study of behavior. Lessons focus on defining "behavior," what influences it, surveys, and behavioral specialists in health care...  (National Institutes of Health)
The Structures of Life takes us into the world of "structural biology" -- a branch of molecular biology that focuses on the shape of nucleic acids and proteins (the molecules that do most of the work in our...  (National Institutes of Health)
The Visible Human Project offers comprehensive databases of three-dimensional images of the human body. The long-term goal is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will link visual knowledge forms to...  (National Institutes of Health)
Understanding Alcohol: Investigations into Biology and Behavior provides simulations, videos, and lessons on the pharmacokinetics of alcohol, the biological and behavioral effects of alcohol, youth and alcohol, the consequences of alcohol abuse and...  (National Institutes of Health)
Using Technology to Study Cellular and Molecular Biology introduces students to the concepts of scale, resolution, and probe size in cellular and molecular biology. Students play the role of a medical team that has discovered a...  (National Institutes of Health)
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