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Access Excellence - http://www.accessexcellence.org/

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Edna Kleinbaum 404-377-8807 ednakleinbaum@mindspring.com

ActivEpi Web, an electronic textbook for teaching epidemiology, available free on-line ATLANTA ….ActivEpi Web, a multimedia electronic textbook that provides an interactive resource to learn the fundamentals of epidemiology, is now available on-line at no cost. David Kleinbaum, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, originally developed ActivEpi in 2001 as a CD Rom. Because many computers no longer have CD capability, Kleinbaum converted it to a Web format. “I consider this text an important educational gift to anyone, anywhere in the world and hope it has a major impact on education in the health, medical and mathematical/statistical fields,” said Kleinbaum who has written seven epidemiology textbooks and won numerous teaching awards during his 40-year career. “I hope it provides a clear understanding of how epidemiology links the health and medical sciences with mathematics and statistics.”

ActivEpi includes 15 lessons with narrated instructional expositions that use video and animation; interactive study questions and quizzes; and homework exercises. Topics covered include study designs, measures of frequency and effect, potential impact, overview of validity, selection information and confounding bias, effect modification, analysis of 2x2 tables, options for control of variables, stratified analysis, matching and introduction to logistic regression. Health professionals and students in the United States and abroad have used ActivEpi for standard lecture courses, online courses and individualized learning. A CD Rom version has been translated into Spanish for the Pan American Health Organization. ActivEpi Web can be accessed at http://activepi.herokuapp.com. The author’s website atwww.activepi.com provides further details about ActivEpi Web and includes free Power Point instructional materials.

Allergies and Scientific Inquiry - http://allergies.bscs.org/
BSCS is pleased to announce the availability of a free digital resource aimed at helping middle school students learn important concepts related to food allergies and scientific inquiry.
As Many Exceptions As Rules - http://biologicalexceptions.blogspot.com
Exceptions to natural and biological rules as well as amazing stories of adaptation and diversity are used to illustrate and reinforce the core concepts of biology.Each post includes definitions and etymology of vocabulary, links to additional information, and classroom activities.
CDC Home Page - http://www.cdc.gov/
Double Helix: 50 Years of DNA - http://www.nature.com/nature/dna50/
How the mouse became the most commonly tested species - http://www.transnetyx.com/mouse-became-commonly-tested-species/
An infographic by Transnetyx describing how the mouse became the most commonly tested species.
Line Drawings of Aquatic Plants - http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/482
List of World Bumblebees - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/bombus/index.html
The Natural History Museum, London indexes bumblebees (genus Bombus) of the world at List of World Bumblebees. The list is searchable by biogeographic region or species name. There is a map showing bumblebee densities of the world, a scatterplot showing the relationship between date of first description, taxonomic synonymies and range size, links to references. There is also a clickable cladogram with links to biogeographic maps and information. There are colorful images of bumblebees, too (.gif).
ScienceProfOnline.com - Free Biology Education Resource - http://www.scienceprofonline.org/index.html
SPO features completely developed and classroom-tested secondary school and college-level microbiology, cell biology, general biology, and soon anatomy & physiology course materials, including PowerPoint lectures, laboratory exercises, homework assignments, practice test questions, study guides, sample syllabi, as well as a science photos and video library. The site also has a Home School and Classroom Science section for primary school-age children. This part of the site offers fun scientific activity ideas, methods and results of experiments, as well as science coloring pages, word searches, photos and videos.
Spider Pharm - http://www.spiderpharm.com/
Spider Pharm and have developed a technique to remove venom from spiders (much of the venom is used in neuroscience research).
SR Education Group, and online education publisher with Bio resources - http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/degrees/liberal-studies/biology
We recently compiled a complete guide to online biology programs. It covers everything from degree levels to career opportunities to accreditation. We believe it's the most comprehensive guide out there and we'd love for you to take a look... Kimberly Wetter SR Education Group Kim@sreducationgroup.org Tel: (425) 605-8898
The National Association of Biology Teachers - http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=1
The Whole Brain Atlas - http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html

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