GeneEd http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov is a new educational resource from the Division of Specialized Information Service.
Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI) (http://www.genome.gov/) and with teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a useful resource of trusted information which helps students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 learn genetics.
GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.
Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments.
3D images, illustrations and text from the NHRGI help enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, making this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom.
Specialty pages, including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments, highlight tools which teachers may find particularly helpful. Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics and provide links to careers related to the science of Genetics.
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Pages from the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)
The Hurricane Sandy page provides links to overviews, state specific sites, cleanup and recovery information, mental health information, multi-language resources, social media information, apps and widgets, and more.
Droughts and Health(http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/drought.html)
The page focuses primarily on human health effects of drought conditions as experienced in the United States. It is intended to grow as new materials become available on this topic.
Try the TOXMAP Widget, which allows you and your users to launch a TOXMAP search from your blog, wiki, or Web page. Enter a ZIP code into the widget to see a map of TRI facilities and Superfund NPL sites, or click “More info” to go to the TOXMAP home page. http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/widgets/toxmapWidget.html
To add the widget, you must be able to edit your Web page. (If you need help in adding a widget to your Web page, contact your Webmaster or service provider.) For the TOXMAP widget, copy and paste this code into your Web page:
<iframe frameborder=”0″ width=”170″ height=”100″ id=”toxmapwidget” scrolling=”no” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ src=”http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/widgets/toxmapWidget.html”> </iframe>
The TOXMAP Toolbar lets you search TRI releases, Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) sites by contaminant, or TRI facilities and Superfund NPL sites by ZIP code– all from your browser search box.
For installation help, see http://toxmap.mylibrarytoolbar.com/Help/ or contact us. http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/faq/toxmap-contact-information/
Tox Town now includes a Drought Location Page. http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/locations.php?id=173
This page has information on why drought is a concern, how it is related to climate change, and possible health affects related to drought.
Methane was added to the Tox Town chemical list.
Methane, a colorless, odorless gas is the primary component of natural gas. Methane is also a major greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. To learn more about methane and how it can affect your health, visit the new Tox Town Methane pages in English and Spanish. http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/espanol/chemicals.php?id=93
Tox Town’s Discovering the Connection: Your Environment, Your Health is an afterschool science club curriculum for middle school students.
Lessons and activities of the curriculum combine research on the Tox Town Web site with hands-on experiments and communication and social action activities. The objective is to introduce middle school students to environmental health issues in their everyday life, emphasizing the relevance of science to informed citizenship. The curriculum was developed as collaboration between NLM, University of Maryland College of Education, and an inter-disciplinary group of middle school teachers. It is based on National Science Education Standards and is grounded in problem-based learning approach that promotes in-depth understanding and critical thinking.
The Haz-Map site has been redesigned (http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/). The new design adapts to web browsers on desktop computers, laptops, and tablets, as well as mobile browsers on smart phones, such as iPhones, Android and Blackberry phones.
Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It currently covers over 5997 chemical and biological agents and 235 occupational diseases.
More information can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/hazmap.html
Drug Information Portal
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal is available for mobile devices. http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/m.drugportal
This mobile optimized web site covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams. Each record also features information links to 19 other resources including NLM PubMed, NLM LactMed, and Drugs@FDA. The mobile version of a resource is used when available.
Smart Phones accessing the main Drug Portal site will be taken the mobile site.
The Drug Information Portal (http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov) is a free Web resource from the NLM that provides an informative, user friendly entry-way to current drug information for over 32,000 drugs. Links to sources span the breadth of the NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies. Current information regarding consumer health, clinical trials, AIDS–related drug information, MeSH pharmacological actions, PubMed biomedical literature, and physical properties and structure is easily retrieved by searching on a drug name. A varied selection of focused topics in medicine and drug–related information is also available from displayed subject headings.
Comments and suggestions are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) for iOS 3.0, a universal app for Apple iOS devices, is now available.
This release adds native support for the iPad. Search WISER’s full set of known substances, employ WISER’s popular Help Identify Chemical capability, and leverage WISER’s protective distance mapping feature with an interface customized for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Check out what’s new in this release:
WISER for iOS 3.0 can be downloaded and installed directly from the Apple App Store:
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS), released new versions of the REMM Web site and Mobile REMM app. Key changes are noted below. Many more updates and changes appear throughout REMM. http://www.remm.nlm.gov
- Creation of REMM Multimedia Library
- Display of REMM multimedia items in carousel format
- Items accessible by content category
- New videos, illustrations, pictures, tables
- REMM YouTube channel: 4 new videos uploaded
- Improved REMM bibliography
- New table of contents improves access to listings
- Many new references and topics
- Updated Prototype for Medical Orders
- Now includes Pediatric information
- Updated information in many sections, including use of anti-microbial drugs
- New sections for “Other Audiences”
- Updates to key pages
- Print output from Dose Estimator for Lymphocyte Depletion Kinetics and Time to Onset of Vomiting
- Improved right navigation panel for accessing key items
What’s new on Mobile REMM?
- Interactive tool for radiation unit conversions, e.g. curie to becquerel, rad to gray
- Updates to Emergency Contacts
It is strongly suggested that you update any versions of REMM you have previously downloaded to your computer, USB drive, or mobile device.
As always, if you have comments or questions, please contact us directly. http://www.remm.nlm.gov/Aboutthissite.htm#feedback
Especially for Toxicologists (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/especiallytoxicologists.html) is a guide to NLM resources on environmental health, toxicology, and chemical information for toxicologists.
Laboratory Safety (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/labsafety.html) offers links to information for clinical, academic and school laboratories, including resources for handling chemical, biological and nanotechnology safely. Also included are links to regulations and policy, hazard analysis, MSDS, waste management, and pre-formulated TOXNET and PubMed searches.
NLM also offers other Enviro-Health Links on topics, including:
Developing and Using Medicines for Children http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/childrensdrugs.html
Education, Careers, and Outreach in Toxicology and Environmental Health http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/edcotox.html
Lead and Human Health http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/lead.html
Mercury and Human Health http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/mercury.html
Water Pollution http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/waterpollution.html
NLM Enviro-Health Links http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/envirohealthlinks.html