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Web Based Learning Modules: Diseases

page provides links to a number of multimedia resource that can be used in the online and classroom environments.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 Institute of General Medical Sciences, supported by 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)

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)

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)

Findings – profiles scientists doing cutting-edge medical research. Learn about the work of a biologist who is tracking thousands of genes in living cells, an anesthesiologist whose questions… (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)

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)

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)

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)

National Center for Infectious Diseases – provides information on infectious diseases. It includes journal articles, travelers' health information, updates on outbreaks and traveling with children, and more… (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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