Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Các website có ích
Tôi sưu tầm một số website và lời giới thiệu của AmSci rất có ích cho những ai ham thích khoa học như tôi:
The James Lind Library This site celebrates the work of James Lind, whose 1753 "Treatise of the Scurvy" was the first book to take a systematic look at all the treatments available for the deadly disease, thereby demonstrating that lemons and oranges were the most effective means of treating it. Lind’s Library is devoted to documenting the history of "fair tests" in medicine. Recognizing that medical testing is a difficult process, given to biases and inconsistencies, the site meticulously addresses just what "fair" means in medical research. The Library includes a comprehensive, sortable database of results from such fair tests as 1907’s "Rice and Beri-Beri" experiments in Kuala Lumpur, more recent clinical trials for common cold treatments and a whole host of research beyond.
About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products Finally, a one-stop destination for all your questions regarding the efficacy and safety of herbal remedies, brought to you with the trustworthy stamp of approval of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Working with oncology-trained pharmacists who are also botanicals experts, the Center has compiled an exhaustive database on every possible agent, from Shark Cartilage to Slippery Elm, that may be employed in Integrative Medicine. The site is updated daily, or as often as relevant news is released on the topic, so patients can stay up to date on clinical trials, FDA alerts and other developments in the field.
The Virtual Body Welcome to gross anatomy—without the mess. This corporate site reveals the inner workings of the human body to those of us who aren’t in med school, or the operating room. Take a narrated tour of the skeleton, thumb through the brain book, behold the beating of an animated heart, inspect at close range the intricacies of the digestive tract. When you’re done you’ll have a new appreciation for the extraordinary machine that is your body.
Image: DNA Interactive
DNA interactive This year marks the 50th anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, and what better way to celebrate than by creating an ultra-sophisticated web site commemorating that historic event. The site’s centerpiece is an interactive timeline of the events leading up to and following the eureka moment, starting with Mendel’s 1860s work on heredity and ending with the recent sequencing of the human genome. Other features explain how DNA works and how scientists can manipulate it. The folks at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the brains behind this site, are to be congratulated for giving the fabric of our lives the rich treatment it deserves.
Genetic Science Learning Center Everything you ever wanted to know about chromosomes, mutations and biowarfare, and even a few things you didn’t! If your Bio 101’s a little rusty, have no fear—the University of Utah’s got you covered with more than enough info to transform you into a budding Watson or Crick in no time. To start, brush up on genetic basics through their Flash-technology-enhanced interactive tour. The site’s crowning jewel? "Click and Clone," wherein you, via the wonders of animation, actually replicate your own mouse.