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Women in Dental Research - This video illustrates exciting career possibilities in dental research by following three amazing women at work in their laboratories. Travel to three different cities to meet scientists who banded together to fight the AIDS epidemic, to see how molecular researchers study oral disease and cancer, and to watch dental researchers provide free dental care to children in their local community. All of these special women are making a difference in the field of dental research. You can, too! (Office of Research on Womens Health and Office of Science Education)
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Women Scientists with Disabilities - This video depicts three women scientists with disabilities who followed their dreams and, despite physical challenges, forged unique paths into their chosen specialties. Meet a clinical psychologist, a neurosurgeon, and a geneticist who is also a psychiatrist. All these remarkable women are successful medical professionals. Be inspired by them and their stories! (Office of Research on Womens Health and Office of Science Education)
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Understanding the Human Genome Project: Online Education Kit - An award-winning, multimedia education kit that includes a film describing the Human Genome Project and an animated video illustrating the basics of molecular biology. (National Human Genome Research Institute)
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms and Illustrations - The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms is intended to help people without scientific backgrounds understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. The glossary includes the term's pronunciation, audio information, images and additional links to related terms. (National Human Genome Research Institute)
3-D Brain Maturation Video - A time-lapse 3-D movie that compresses 15 years of human brain maturation, ages 5 to 20, into seconds. It shows gray matter — the working tissue of the brain's cortex — diminishing in a back-to-front wave, likely reflecting the pruning of unused neuronal connections during the teen years. (National Institute of Mental Health)
A Video Journey Into Nanotechnology - An animated video describing the promise of nanotechnology in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases, including cancer. To view this video you will need Windows Media Player or Apple Quicktime installed on your computer, which you can download for free for either a PC or a Macintosh. A text version of this video is also available. (National Cancer Institute)
NIEHS Kids Page - Includes a wide variety of fun activities designed to help children learn about the impact of the environment on human health, the NIEHS mission, and possible careers in health, medicine, science, mathematics, and the environment. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
Changing the Face of Medicine (Exhibit) - Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers. (National Library of Medicine)
Addiction to Medications: What Are the Risks and Who Is Vulnerable? (Webcast) - Nora D. Volkow, M.D., discusses how non-medical use of certain prescription drugs can lead to abuse and dependence, characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and use. (November 9, 2004) To view this videocast you will need RealPlayer, which you can download for free for either a PC or a Macintosh.” Download RealPlayer (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Alzheimer's Disease: Advances and Hopes (Webcast) - Trey Sunderland, M.D. describes the rationale behind, and progress to date, of a comprehensive study to examine the spinal fluid of Alzheimer's patients during the course of their illness compared to healthy patients. The research study also involves an extended view of a special group of normal subjects perceived to be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. The hope is to isolate specific biological traits which may aid in the early identification of the disease. (September 16, 2003) To view this videocast you will need RealPlayer, which you can download for free for either a PC or a Macintosh.”Download RealPlayer (NIH Clinical Center)

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