Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Resources

Anyone interested in bioinformatics can now analyze genetic sequences from swine flu isolates and make new discoveries and own conclusions:

The swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is is an RNA virus coding for 8 genes. The sequences of these genes from strains isolated in Texas, California, New York and Kansas can be downloaded from GenBank:

Another collections of sequences with bioinformatics tools can be found at http://www.flugenome.org, but this resource is not updated with the current data and can't be used for genotyping of the latest sequences.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Educational Games

iDNAfication game

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Genetics Resources
Space Doctor Game Tools of the Trade

Evaluation Beginning!

The FAS Learning Technologies Program seeks to demonstrate that the learning tool Immune Attack helps students learn concepts in cellular biology and immunology. Teachers of 7th-12th grade students, of any subject, are invited to participate.

Our protocol requires two 40-minute class periods for playing Immune Attack, a PC for each student with internet connection, and a third day on which students are required to take a 20 minute online survey. .

Register here to participate in the evaluation. The whole protocol and the link for the detailed survey will be mailed to you after you register. You may also request a CD (no cost) for use in your classroom, so you won't need to download the file.

If you have any questions, please contact me by replying to this email.


Melanie Stegman

Project Manager FAS Learning Technologies

Beta Testers Needed

Sign Up now to register yourself, and give this link to your students to let them register to be Beta Testers for ImmuneAttack 2.0

register here to be a beta tester!

Here is a Sneak Preview of our new interface.....



For more information about Immune Attack, its use in classrooms and what it presents, please see our website, FAS.org/immuneattack.

QuickStartGuide to playing Immune Attack efficiently in your classroom

Immune Attack: One page project summary

FAS, Learning Technologies:
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Selected Health and Wellness Polls

@AurametrixMost people are interested in wellness for career more than in wellness for body, in healthy looks more than in health, in holistic medicine and changing lifestyle more than in drugs, in social advice more than in a physician’s advice. What about you?

Does social media have a greater impact in patient's health practise compared to the physician advice?

See results: http://twtpoll.com/r/1639wo

By anonymous | Twtpoll created more than 3 months ago


See results: http://twtpoll.com/r/9986lp

By @cateked | Twtpoll created more than 3 months ago

See results: http://twtpoll.com/r/sk27e8

By @RichHealth | Twtpoll created more than 2 months ago


See results: http://twtpoll.com/r/nf3x7e

By @nyhto | Twtpoll created more than 4 months ago

See results: http://twtpoll.com/r/835nya

By @worldmedcard | Twtpoll created more than 4 months ago

See results: http://twtpoll.com/r/4wrdxl

By @marketintellnow | Twtpoll created more than 4 months ago

See all Health polls See all Diet and Fitness Polls

How do you record your workouts and eats?
  • Digitally: Online, iPhone apps, Blackberry...the higher the tech the better!
  • Pen and paper: It's cheap. It's easy. It works.
  • A combo of both: I'm multi-talented when it comes to documentation.
  • Brain: It's all up here [point to head].
Created on Mar 28, 2009 View Results

  • Yes and I go all the time
  • Yes but I only go sometimes
  • Yes but I go rarely
  • No but I wish I did
  • No but I sometimes consider it
  • No; I find it completely unnecessary
  • Some other answer Fig didn't think of
Created on Apr 13, 2009 View Results
  • Yes
  • No
  • Sometimes
Created on Mar 24, 2009 View Results

  • Omega-3’s up the optimism
  • Vitamin D: Sunshine in a bottle
  • Vegan chocolate cheesecake
Created on Jan 25, 2009 View Results
  • Yes. Whether it's in miles per week, weight lifted or weight lost, I set it and don't forget it.
  • Yes. I don't fret about numbers, but I always have "eat better" and "get more fit" on my to-do list.
  • No. I find that I work out whether or not I'm trying to meet a specific goal.
  • No. I don't set goals or work out. Eek! Maybe that's the problem!
Created on Mar 22, 2009 View Results

  • Breasts
  • Tummy
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Bum/Butt
  • Feet
  • Arms
  • Back
Created on Jan 1, 2008

Closed, Total Votes: 14

  • Morning - I sing the Sound of Music as I run laps in my nun's habit
  • Afternoon - I pump iron and watch Oprah. What?!
  • Evening - Gotta sweat off that dirty feeling my job leaves me with
  • All the time - I'm a compulsive exerciser
  • Exercise? I just read this blog for the pictures
Created on Dec 15, 2008

Closed, Total Votes: 172

  • It's all about my health and how I feel, love handles be darned
  • It's for my looks and why is that a bad thing?
  • Yeah, I say it's primarily about my health but I love that it makes me look better too.
  • It's mostly about my looks - the health benefits are just an added bonus.
  • I'm an exercise addict so whatever. Just move out of the way of my fan already!
  • How did we get off topic? Shouldn't we be lambasting Men's Health for their rampant misogyny??
  • I'm a man & I'd just like to say your dryer analogy is lame. I'll leave a better one in the comment
Created on Jan 28, 2009

Closed, Total Votes: 741

Aurametrix is working on personal health management systems, for a healthier world

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