Outreach & Education
Courses & Tutorials
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Basic Immunology Overview
[Siberian State Medical University] A multimedia course in basic immunology with links to immunological sites worldwide containing quizzes, tests, reading material, images, and animations.
[University of Ottowa] A database of freely available images for use in Biology education. The images are divided into three categories: Zoology, Biology, and Histology.
[Quill Graphics] Quill Graphics represents over 20 years of experience capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. Several volumes of quality stock clips are available that include immune cells, bacteria, parasites, and aquatic organisms.
Computer Visualizations of Viruses
[Univ. of Wisconsin] This site contains computer generated images and movies of actual viruses made using electron microscopy and x-ray crystallography information. These files contain a large amount of information, so they load slowly.
Evidence: The True Witness
[ThinkQuest] An interactive site exploring forensic science. The site allows users to become a detective and solve the crime through analysis of evidence found at the crime scene. Evidence: The True Witness requires Shockwave for Director plugin, Apple Quicktime 3, and Real Player 5.
[Oak Ridge Natl. Lab] A variety of online Science related simulations, including a mouse genetics simulator.
Hearing, Seeing, and Smelling the World
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute] A colorful, animated online journal. Articles and illustrations present new information about our senses and how they work.
Image Library of Biological Macromolecules
[IMB Jena] The JENA library provides access to all structure entries deposited at the Protein Data Bank (PDB) or at the Nucleic Acid Database (NDB). It is aimed at a better dissemination of information on three-dimensional
biopolymer structures with an emphasis on visualization and analysis.
The Interactive Web
[Howard Hughes Medical Institute] A series of excellent multimedia lectures, experiments, and demonstrations. Topics include "A Primer on Electrocardiogram," "Movement across Membranes," and virtual labs on Neurophysiology, Electroreception, and the ELISA assay.
The Learning Studio
[The Exploratorium] A site with lots of general science topics and multimedia demonstrations. Many of the exhibits require Shockwave.