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Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Descriptions: GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. The provider, the IHME, is an educational and research public health organization, and provides fellowships at the bachelor's and graduate levels. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here. Users should visit the Data Visualizations page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
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IMAIOS: e-Anatomy, e-Cases, e-Courses

Provider: IMAIOS
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Descriptions: This French company provides very good interactive online anatomy and imaging modules and case examples, some of which are freely available. Notably, a multi-unit online course on MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) physics is fully open-access. Intended for radiology residents, radiologists, MRI techs, medical physicists and students, its content includes interactive animations, experiments and quizzes designed to add fun while learning MRI physics. For individuals, a modest annual subscription fee affords full access to all materials. Mobile and iPad applications are available.
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Interactive Fly

Provider: Society for Developmental Biology
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Descriptions: "A cyberspace guide to Drosophila development and metazoan evolution." This database won a Scientific American Sci-Tech Web Award (2002) and has also been featured in the Internet Scout Report. Sections: Biochemical Pathways, Organs, cis-Decoder, Labs and References, and more. Includes a gene index with extensive information on each gene, and a section on tissue and organ development.
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Merck Manual Home Health Handbook for Patients and Caregivers

Provider: Merck
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Descriptions: This manual is a valuable medical resource for the layman, explaining medical conditions from every aspect, with introductions giving background information on the biology of body systems and organs, and providing supporting anatomical and 3-D visual aids. Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are defined. The Drugs section, with information on pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and adverse reactions, herbal supplements and over-the-counter drugs. The Special Subjects area contains information on medical decision-making, limb prosthetics, common imaging tests, travel health, women's health, alternative and complementary medicines, and more.
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Protein Data Bank: An Information Portal to Biological Macromolecular Structures

Provider: RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics)
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Descriptions:  "The RCSB (Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics) is dedicated to improving our understanding of the function of biological systems through the study of the 3-D structure of biological macromolecules. RCSB members work cooperatively and equally through joint grants and subsequently provide free public resources and publications to assist others and further the fields of bioinformatics and biology."  Protein Data Bank (PDB) curates and annotates data according to agreed-upon standards and is a member of the ww (world wide) PDB. Use this database to perform simple and advanced searches based on sequence, structure and function annotations, and to visualize, download, and analyze molecules. The database is primarily for researchers, but the site also includes an entire section (PDB101) of information quite accessible enough for educational purposes. Check out the "Molecule of the Month" feature. The extensive archive contains information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies.  As with many scientific databases, a personal log-in affords access to more features. The database is managed by Rutgers and University of California San Diego.
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Proteopedia: Life in 3-D

Provider: Weizmann Institute of Science
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Descriptions: Proteopedia is a free, collaborative (wiki) 3-D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules. The images can be reduced and restored by component with a toggle, or caused to rotate from any starting angle. Contains an introduction to structural biology and features sections on biomolecules, enzymes, metabolism, gene expression/replication, diseases, immune system, and methods of determining and analyzing structure and sequence. Contains a table of contents and a detailed structure index
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STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers)

Provider: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Descriptions: The STAR program team designs software exploring core scientific research concepts, innovative and intuitive teaching tools for classroom use, helping to close the gap between scientific research and the classroom. So far, STAR units include: STARBiochem, a protein visualization tool (structural biology); STARBiogene, a set of genomic visual and analytic tools; STARGenetics (analysis of genetic traits); STARHydro (hydrology visualization); STARMolSim (molecular dynamics simulations); and STARHPC (parallel programming education.)
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Whole Brain Atlas

Provider: Harvard Medical School
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Descriptions: This atlas is a neuroimaging educational tool, showing trans-axial, saggital and coronal views of the brain in cross-sectional MRI, CT and nuclear imaging techniques, with side-by-side navigation. Image series are provided for the normal brain and for its disease states: cardiovascular, neoplastic, degenerative and inflammatory/infectious. In disease states, clicking a link reading "clinical" will bring the user to a page of text explaining the case being viewed. The "Top 100 Brain Structures" feature is a study tool allowing the user to view structures individually, or to view a group of brain structures marked with pointers, labelled or unlabelled. The site is co-sponsored by the Departments of Radiology and Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, its Countway Library of Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.
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