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May 2011

By: Debbie | May 24 2011 | Category: NIH Resources, Tidbits for Teachers

NHGRI LogoThe | National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)External Web Site Policy has officially launched its Facebook page. If you're looking to get more in-depth information about genomics, run over and like them!

And while you're visiting Facebook, don't forget to visit NHGRI's National DNA DayExternal Web Site Policy page too.
By: Dave | May 17 2011 | Category: NIH Resources, Tidbits for Teachers

Brain Basic web siteOur buddies at the NIH National Institute of Mental Health have just released a super cool animated tutorial on the brain.

Brain Basics shows how the brain works, develops, and how changes in function can lead to mental disorders. You can enjoy the tutorial online or download and print the PDF.

While you're on the NIMH website you can also find tons of information on mental health, publications, and the latest research findings.
By: Dave | May 6 2011 | Category: NIH Resources, Tidbits for Teachers

Cover of Evolution and Medicine bookOn Tuesday, May 10, NIH and the National Science Teachers AssociationExternal Web Site Policy will hold a live webinar "Evolution and Medicine - a New Approach to High School BiologyExternal Web Site Policy." This featured activities from a new curriculum supplement for grades 9 -12.

Details and registration info are at the NSTA Learning CenterExternal Web Site Policy.
In this web seminar we will enliven concepts in evolution, such as natural selection and genetic variation, by using current examples in human health and medicine. The discussion will provide you with a new and engaging approach to teaching evolution in the classroom.

This web seminar supports the lessons in the NIH curriculum supplement “Evolution and Medicine,” which was developed by BSCSExternal Web Site Policy and will soon be available for free online.

Other NIH/NSTA web seminars are also archivedExternal Web Site Policy for your enjoyment whenever.
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