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Amedeo: Medical Literature Guide

This Web site from Amedeo, a medical information service, provides convenient literature updates free of charge via email. The registration process is quick and easy: simply select a research area of interest from an extensive list of options, choose from a list of relevant pre-selected journals, and fill out the contact information form. You will then receive a weekly email newsletter that lists...
MEDLINEplus Informacion de Salud de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina

MEDLINEplus, the National Library of Medicine's free health Web site is now available in Spanish. Spanish-speaking Americans can now access real-time health information from the National Institutes of Health and other credible medical agencies. Current features include interactive health tutorials covering medical procedures, surgeries, and disease, a full-color medical encyclopedia, and more....
Human Anatomy Label Me! Printouts

This Web site from Enchanted Learning (last mentioned in the June 28, 2002 Scout Report) contains elementary-level human anatomy diagrams, which may be printed out and labeled for practice. The diagrams come with a word bank, complete with definitions printed on the same page. Many of the diagrams lend themselves to coloring-in. A number of diagrams are available, including the human eye, ear,...
Fact Monster: Science

Fact Monster, the online reference and fun fact Web site, has some new and old features that kids interested in science will enjoy. The Almanac Section contains a wealth of information on everything from the environment, stars and planets, and weather, to other life science subjects. Special features include a daily weather fact, games and quizzes, a box to input a year to get interesting science...
The Lab

The Lab is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online gateway to science information. Visitors will find a daily science news service (with articles from Australia and around the world), special learning features such as the interesting exploring dinosaurs and fossils link, Karl's great moments in science section, various science games for kids of all ages, and more. As a layperson-friendly...

This link, off the main Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) site, provides users with information on the most recent developments in science. The Current Stories section covers headline subjects while the Week in Review section allows users to quickly browse stories from previous weeks. First-time users must register (free) for one year of limited access.
Office of Science Education: LifeWorks: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers

The National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education presents LifeWorks, an online guide to exploring careers in the health and medical sciences. LifeWorks offers a number of features such as Career Finder -- a searchable database of over 100 career descriptions. Details include required education and average salary. The site also features interviews with people working in the health and...
Stanford Health Library

The Stanford Health Library is a "free and open-to-the-public consumer health information library that provides scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care." Users will find a mountain of health-related resources, including an extensive collection of links to informative Web pages from hospitals, research foundations,...

MedBioWorld, originally established as Science.komm (reported on in the October 27, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) in Austria by Dr. Mark Brownlow, is now operated by U.S.-based Healthnostics, Inc. MedBioWorld is an expansive information resource and reference website, providing "access to medical and bioscience journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with more...
Computing Life: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Computers are embedded in much of what we do, whether it's a form of instant communication or the navigation of city streets via a GPS unit. Computers have also proved to be extremely useful to scientific researchers, a fact not lost on the people at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The NIGMS has created this virtual online booklet titled "Computing Life" in order to...