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View Resource AlphaGalileo

AlphaGalileo is designed for science journalists, but anyone with an itch for breaking academic news will enjoy this research-rich site. Readers may browse by region, including Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Oceania, and this Scout Editor’s favorite: Extraterrestrial. Next, try trawling the site by Science, Health, Society, Humanities, Arts, Applied...

View Resource National Institutes of Health: Research Matters

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) generates thousands of pieces of important research every year, and even the most dedicated individual would be hard pressed to keep track of all these items. The Research Matters site from NIH makes this all a snap, as users can peruse the latest news releases from their many different research divisions. To get started, first-time visitors may want to look...
View Resource Research!America

The website of this "not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority" has links to tools expressly for visitors who are the "Public," "Researchers," members of "Congress," or from the "Media." Visitors can find the "Tools For" menu on the right side of any page. Visitors to the site shouldn't leave here without...
View Resource CTSciNet: The Clinical and Translational Scientist Career Network

Are you interested in talking with other scientists about their work? Well then you might check out the Clinical and Translational Scientist Career Network (CTSciNet) website, which is a great resource for activities such as professional development and timely information about genome research and cardiac electrophysiology. First-time visitors should look over the "Recent Articles" area to get a...
View Resource Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Science Education News Index

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers a wide range of educational programs. Part of its work is getting out the word about its own research projects and outreach efforts. On this site, visitors can read short news articles exploring everything from the nature of human evolution and natural selection to fellowship programs. Visitors can browse throughout the offerings chronologically...
View Resource Better Data, Better Health

As of late, there has been extended discussion about the ways in which better data can improve public health problems such as obesity, rising health care costs, and other areas of concern. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is intimately concerned with the possible applications of "big data", and this site offers some fine commentary and reporting on this situation. A good place to start is the...

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View Resource Biofrontiers Institute

The goal of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado is to "advance human health and welfare by exploring critical frontiers of unknown biology and translating new knowledge to practical applications." The Institute's work includes educating new teams of interdisciplinary scientists and expanding Colorado's leadership in biotechnology. Visitors can browse through eight primary...

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View Resource Futurity

The Futurity website features "the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada and Australia." Currently, some of the participating universities include Boston University, Duke University, McGill University, and the University of Sheffield. Visitors to the homepage will note that there are four areas on the site: Earth & Environment, Health & Medicine,...

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View Resource National Bureau of Economic Research: Bulletin on Aging and Health

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) produces a staggering array of working papers, research documents, and policy briefs for use by people in the public and private sectors. Since the fall of 2002, they have published over 40 installments of their "Bulletin on Aging and Health". Visitors to the site can take advantage of their research and insights by browsing around this archive....

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View Resource University of California Research

The University of California system has many research institutes spread across campuses like Davis, Berkeley, Irvine, and others. This helpful website brings together timely news stories about their work, along with multimedia presentations, personal profiles, links to external media coverage, and so on. On the homepage, visitors can look over recent profiles or look through the "Science Today"...

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