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Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either...  (National Science Foundation)
ABCs to Public Health focuses on the critical role of public health laboratories in protecting the public against diseases and other health hazards. This Centers for Disease Control tool is designed to...  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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 Cancer Institute, supported by 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)
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 Library of Medicine, supported by 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)
EXCITE (Teaching Epidemiology) is a collection of teaching materials for teaching students about public health and epidemiology. Materials focus on principles and practices of epidemiology, including the scientific...  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The Most Dangerous Woman in America is a companion website for a film that examines the case of Typhoid Mary, a cook who was quarantined for life against her will in the early 1900s. The site includes a history of...  (NOVA, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
National Science Digital Library provides access to resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. From video clips teaching cell division to simulations demonstrating plate...  (National Science Foundation)
BEN: BiosciEdNet provides access to more than 4,000 reviewed resources covering 76 biological science topics: agriculture, anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology, botany...  (American Association for the Advancement of Science, supported by National Science Foundation)
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)
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 Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by 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 Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by 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 Center for Research Resources, supported by 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 Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by 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 Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by 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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Bioed Online features lessons on the water cycle and global warming, the X chromosome, sleep and daily rhythms, muscles and bones, and food and fitness. Experts offer presentations (streaming...  (Baylor College of Medicine, supported by Multiple Agencies)
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)
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)
The Great Pandemic tells the story of the 1918 outbreak of the Spanish flu, which killed an estimated 675,000 Americans and 30 to 50 million people worldwide. Learn about life in the U.S. in 1918, the...  (Department of Health and Human Services)
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 Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by 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 Cancer Institute, supported by 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 Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, supported by 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)
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)
Life Sciences at Science360 features 120+ videos on bats, bed bugs, bird wings, butterflies, brain mapping, evolution, football science, genetics, gorillas, jellyfish, mitochondria, orangutans, red-eyed tree...  (National Science Foundation)
Biotechnology Education Program offers lessons and learning activities on acids and bases, diffraction, DNA fingerprinting and criminal evidence, electrophoresis (a tool molecular geneticists use to separate DNA...  (Department of Energy)
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...  (University of California, San Francisco supported by the National Institutes of Health, supported by 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 Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by National Institutes of Health)
Case Method of Teaching Science features case studies for use in teaching anatomy, chemistry, environment, evolution, medicine and health, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, physics and engineering, plant...  (State University of New York, supported by National Science Foundation)
Infectious Diseases offers fact sheets on diseases and selected prevention and program areas. It also provides information on emerging infectious diseases, travelers' health, and more...  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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)
Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 provides photos, letters, and other documents from the flu outbreak that attacked one fifth of the world's population and killed an estimated 50 million people...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Water-Borne Illnesses helps students learn about water pollution, water-related illnesses, and sanitation procedures. They then draft a simulated plan to submit to the World Health Organization to deal with...  (Peace Corps)

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