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EKG Self Study Guide | MEDICAL PPT|Collection of Free Online Medical Powerpoint Presentations

EKG Self Study Guide | MEDICAL PPT|Collection of Free Online Medical Powerpoint Presentations | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
MEDICAL PPT:MEDICAL POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS AND POST GRADUATES
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A High-Tech Prescription for Training Doctors Campus Technology

A High-Tech Prescription for Training Doctors  Campus Technology | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Tech-enabled programs aim to give med students more practical, hands-on experience.

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This is a good review of updated and modified, blended learning with competency-based assessment.

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IndexCat™: Search It, Read It, Download It

IndexCat™: Search It, Read It, Download It | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Today, the NLM’s historical collections include millions of items that span the centuries in a wide variety of formats: books, journals, photographs, motion picture films, film strips, video tapes, audio recordings, pamphlets, ephemera, and portraits.


These collections stand among others that consist of more modern formats: born digital materials and rich databases such as IndexCat™, a searchable presentation of the unique and staggeringly useful research tool initiated by Billings, theIndex-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General’s Office. 

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U.S. National Library of Medicine is a world class medical teaching, learning and research data base for any medical resource library. Now made easier to access with Indexcat.

 

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16 THINGS YOU’LL ONLY UNDERSTAND IF YOU’RE A MEDICAL STUDENT

And now for something completely different...

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On the lighter side of medicine...

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Interactive Health Tutorials: MedlinePlus

Interactive Health Tutorials: MedlinePlus | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

MedlinePlus presents interactive health tutorials from the Patient Education Institute.

 

Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness.

 

Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.

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Excellent supplemental Medical English resources to use in your 21st century teaching and learning environment.

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These Are The Best And Worst Countries To Be Elderly

These Are The Best And Worst Countries To Be Elderly | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

The United States ranks eighth in the world for the wellbeing of the elderly, according to a new study that looks at the welfare of people aged over 65 in 91 different countries.


Sweden ranks first, followed by Norway and Germany. At the bottom of the list are Pakistan, Tanzania and Afghanistan.


The United States, which typically ranked near the bottom of developed nations on these sorts of human welfare indices, performs unusually well here.

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Interesting perspective with the largest growing segment in the world.

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World map of vaccine-preventable outbreaks

World map of vaccine-preventable outbreaks | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

There's a new world map of current vaccine-preventable outbreaks . AND, closer to home, a new PLOS Blogs post from Public Health Perspectives blogger Beth Skwarecki "H1N1 is Back, What You Need to Know.

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These are great teaching and learning resources for medical education.

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Almost Three Times the Risk of Carrying MRSA from Living Near a Mega-Farm | Wired Science

Almost Three Times the Risk of Carrying MRSA from Living Near a Mega-Farm | Wired Science | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

In the long fight over antibiotic use in agriculture, one of the most contentious points is whether the resistant bacteria that inevitably arise can move off the farm to affect humans.


Most of the illnesses that have been associated with farm antibiotic use — resistant foodborne illness, for example — occur so far from farms that opponents of antibiotic control find them easy to dismiss. So whenever a research team can link resistant bacteria found in humans with farms that are close to those humans, it is an important contribution to the debate.

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One of my key medical educators focuses is on MRSA. Hopefully, more with awareness and prevention, it will reduce occurrence issues.

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New Look Inside Cell Nucleus Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics | UANews

New Look Inside Cell Nucleus Could Improve Cancer Diagnostics | UANews | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Researchers have sequenced the entire messenger RNA – the "genetic photocopies" – contained in the nucleus of a single cell, a long-anticipated step toward better cancer diagnostics and other medical applications.

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The future is looking brighter in the fight in Cancer and cancer related diagnostics.

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2013 Research Highlights - NIH Research Matters - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2013 Research Highlights - NIH Research Matters - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

With NIH support, scientists across the country and the world conduct wide-ranging research to improve the health of the nation. Groundbreaking NIH-funded research often receives top scientific honors. In 2013, all 3 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, and all 3 awardees of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, received NIH funding at different times in their careers. Four NIH-funded scientists also won awards from the Lasker Foundation in 2013. Here's just a small sampling of the research accomplishments made by NIH-supported scientists in 2013:

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This is an excellent overview of 21st century research, teaching and learning for the year 2013.

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a Psychology Today article "The Art of Resilience":

 

"Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art of living…

At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself--yet also a belief in something larger than oneself. Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs."

 

She argues that it is possible to strengthen your inner self and your belief in yourself, to define yourself as capable and competent. It's possible to fortify your psyche. It's possible to develop a sense of mastery.

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This article is a series of papers review aspects of Ethos, Pathos and Logos.

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Alzheimer's risk before symptoms: Do you want to know?

Alzheimer's risk before symptoms: Do you want to know? | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Is it useful or meaningful to know that you could be 15 years away from developing Alzheimer's disease?

 

It's not just that she watched her father's mental faculties deteriorate over the past 20 years or that her aunt and grandmother also succumbed to the disease.

 

Kolesar participated in a clinical trial that revealed to her that she has one copy of the APOE-4 genetic variant. This gene has been linked to up to 25% of Alzheimer's cases, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

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This is current medical education in regards to Alzheimers disease for review.

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Microenvironmental regulation of tumor progression and metastasis : Nature Medicine

Microenvironmental regulation of tumor progression and metastasis : Nature Medicine | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Cancers develop in complex tissue environments, which they depend on for sustained growth, invasion and metastasis. Unlike tumor cells, stromal cell types within the tumor microenvironment (TME) are genetically stable and thus represent an attractive therapeutic target with reduced risk of resistance and tumor recurrence.

 

However, specifically disrupting the pro-tumorigenic TME is a challenging undertaking, as the TME has diverse capacities to induce both beneficial and adverse consequences for tumorigenesis.

 

Furthermore, many studies have shown that the microenvironment is capable of normalizing tumor cells, suggesting that re-education of stromal cells, rather than targeted ablation per se, may be an effective strategy for treating cancer.

 

Here we discuss the paradoxical roles of the TME during specific stages of cancer progression and metastasis, as well as recent therapeutic attempts to re-educate stromal cells within the TME to have anti-tumorigenic effects.

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UC Develops Intelligent Nano Carrier to Target Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells

UC Develops Intelligent Nano Carrier to Target Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed the first-of-its-kind nanostructure which is unusual because it can carry a variety of cancer-fighting materials on its double-sided (Janus) surface and within its porous interior.

 

Because of its unique structure, the nano carrier can do all of the following:

 

• Transport cancer-specific detection nanoparticles and biomarkers to a site within the body, e.g., the breast or the prostate. This promises earlier diagnosis than is possible with today’s tools. 

 

• Attach fluorescent marker materials to illuminate specific cancer cells, so that they are easier to locate and find for treatment, whether drug delivery or surgery. 

 

• Deliver anti-cancer drugs for pinpoint targeted treatment of cancer cells, which should result in few drug side effects. Currently, a cancer treatment like chemotherapy affects not only cancer cells but healthy cells as well, leading to serious and often debilitating side effects.

 

This recently developed Janus nanostructure is unusual in that, normally, these super-small structures (that are much smaller than a single cell) have limited surface. This makes is difficult to carry multiple components, e.g., both cancer detection and drug-delivery materials. The Janus nanocomponent, on the other hand, has functionally and chemically distinct surfaces to allow it to carry multiple components in a single assembly and function in an intelligent manner.
 
“In this effort, we’re using existing basic nano systems, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, iron oxides, silica, quantum dots and polymeric nano materials in order to create an all-in-one, multidimensional and stable nano carrier that will provide imaging, cell targeting, drug storage and intelligent, controlled drug release,” said UC’s Shi, adding that the nano carrier’s promise is currently greatest for cancers that are close to the body’s surface, such as breast and prostate cancer.


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Adrian Vallejo Blanco's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:16 AM

Una nanoestructura como nave nodriza para vehiculizar drogas y marcadores contra células tumorales. Esta estructura posee una superficie de doble cara y un espacio interior hueco donde alberga la droga.

 

En su superficie, puede transportar anclados varios complejos como marcadores fluorescentes junto con receptores específicos para señales características de un tipo concreto de tumor, de modo que cuando la molécula se ancla a la célula cancerígena sea capaz de liberar la droga y no solo eso, sino emitir fluorescencia marcando y delimitando la masa tumoral facilitando tanto el diagnóstico como hasta una posible cirugía.

 

Una gran ventaja aparte de que la masa tumoral pueda ser delimitada y señalizada con fluorescencia, es que la droga contra las células cancerosas sea liberada justo en esas células cancerosas afectando así minimamente a las células sanas. Actualmente con la radio y quimioterapia se ataca a las células tumorales pero las sanas son gravemente debilitadas.

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DALCAME

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Ten Study Methods That Work | FOM

Ten Study Methods That Work | FOM | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Studying effectively is not a matter of chance. Educators and psychologists have researched study methods for years. Some of the best studies come from the top universities: Stanford, Indiana, and Chicago where precise experiments with student groups have shed light on the most effective study methods.


Students who follow these methods learn more easily, retain material for longer periods of time, and save themselves hours of study time. The ten study methods researchers have found that work are:

Read more at: http://forum.facmedicine.com//threads/ten-study-methods-that-work.17657/

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The methods of study listed here are used in all teaching and learning environment throughout the world.

 

Be sure to include Evernote and use one of the three note taking methods; Outline, Cornell or Mind Mapping.

 

I also promote the use of flash cards and use www.studystack.com

 


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The Best 15 Free Android Medical apps for Doctors and Medical Students | FOM

The Best 15 Free Android Medical apps for Doctors and Medical Students | FOM | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
1. Medscape


One of the most anticipated apps to hit Android, Health care professionals had been waiting eagerly for this comprehensive medical...
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These are good medical education resources to add to your mobile device.

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InnerBody.com | Your Interactive Guide to Human Anatomy

InnerBody.com | Your Interactive Guide to Human Anatomy | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Online since 1997, InnerBody is your go-to resource for accurate and easy-to-use information about human anatomy.
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Excellent supplemental Medical English resources to use in your 21st century teaching and learning environment.

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CDC: 5 ways diseases in other countries can kill you

CDC: 5 ways diseases in other countries can kill you | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The U.S. joins other nations, organizations to launch the Global Health Security Agenda, an effort to work toward a world free of infectious disease.

 

The world is smaller and people are more mobile than at any time in history. This makes it easier than ever for what's happening anywhere on the globe to harm Americans' health.  

 

Listed are five ways diseases in other countries pose a threat.

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This is a good review for those who travel abroad to check out what is happening in the region prior to travel.

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Tropical Medicine Mystery: Something is Killing Young Men in Central America | Speaking of Medicine

Tropical Medicine Mystery: Something is Killing Young Men in Central America  | Speaking of Medicine | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Over the last decade drug trafficking and violence have taken the lives of thousands of people, most of them young men, in Guatemala, Honduras, and elsewhere in Central America.
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...More than just a travel warning...

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EKG Self Study Guide | MEDICAL PPT|Collection of Free Online Medical Powerpoint Presentations

EKG Self Study Guide | MEDICAL PPT|Collection of Free Online Medical Powerpoint Presentations | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
MEDICAL PPT:MEDICAL POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS AND POST GRADUATES
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Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels | TechCrunch

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels | TechCrunch | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

This isn’t Google Glass in a contact lens, but it may just be Google’s first step in this direction. The company’s Google X lab just teased a smart contact lens on its blog that is meant to help diabetics measure their glucose levels.

 

The company says it is currently testing prototypes of this contact lens that use a tiny wireless chip and a miniaturized glucose sensor. These chips are embedded in between two soft layers of lens material.

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What a cool and painless technology development for diabetics.

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EdTech 10: Favorite Blog Posts of 2013 | Getting Smart

EdTech 10: Favorite Blog Posts of 2013 | Getting Smart | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
2013 had no shortage of great blog content. We were thrilled, humbled and amazed by the content shared and thoughtful feedback from readers. Below our team compiled a list of the top 10 blogs we enjoyed this year.
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Great list ! The list is worth reviewing as many topics are my favorites too and worth sharing.

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Neuroscience For Kids

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Intended for elementary and secondary school students and teachers who are interested in learning about the nervous system and brain with hands on activities, experiments and information.
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The Cell: An Image Library | Free High Quality, World Class Medical Education Resources.

The Cell: An Image Library | Free High Quality, World Class Medical Education Resources. | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

The Cell: An Image Library™ is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.


The purpose of this database is to advance research, education, and training, with the ultimate goal of improving human health.

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The Cell: An Image Library provides free high quality, world class medical education resources.

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A Bio-Patch Regrows Bone Inside the Body : DNews

A Bio-Patch Regrows Bone Inside the Body : DNews | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Iowa have developed a remarkable new procedure for regenerating missing or damaged bone. It's called a "bio patch" -- and it works by sending bone-producing instructions directly into cells using microscopic particles embedded with DNA.

 

In experiments, the gene-encoding patch has already regrown bone fully enough to cover skull wounds in test animals. It has also stimulated new growth in human bone marrow stromal cells. Eventually, the patch could be used to repair birth defects involving missing bone around the head or face. It could also help dentists rebuild bone in areas which provides a concrete-like foundation for implants.

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This is exciting news along with embedded nano technology.

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ITER, the multibillion-euro international nuclear-fusion experiment = goal to generate

ITER, the multibillion-euro international nuclear-fusion experiment = goal to generate | 21st Century Medical English Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Delays in the installation of key parts of ITER, a multibillion-euro international nuclear-fusion experiment, are forcing scientists to change ITER’s research programme to focus exclusively on the key goal of generating power by 2028. As a result, much research considered non-essential to the target, including some basic physics and studies of plasmas aimed at better understanding industrial-scale fusion, will be postponed. A 21-strong expert panel of international plasma scientists and ITER staff, convened to reassess the project’s research plan in the light of the construction delays. The plans were discussed at a meeting of ITER’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC). The meeting is the start of a year-long review by ITER to try to keep the experiment on track to generate 500 MW of power from an input of 50 MW by 2028, and so hit its target of attaining the so-called Q ≥ 10,where power output is ten times input or more.

 

ITER, which will be the world’s largest tokamak thermonuclear reactor (see ‘A fusion of ideas’), is being built in St-Paul-lez-Durance in southern France by the European Union, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States at a cost of €15 billion (US$20.3 billion). Q ≥ 10 is seen as its raison d’être, and achieving it would be likely to revitalize public and political interest in fusion. Crucial to that is getting to the point, scheduled for 2027, when the first nuclear fuel would be injected into the reactor. The fuel will be a plasma of two heavy hydrogen isotopes, deuterium and tritium (DT).

 

The original 2010 research plan foresaw the entire reactor being built by 2020, when ITER was also scheduled to produce its first plasma, using hydrogen as a test fuel. But cost-cutting and cash-flow problems in member states mean that while the reactor is likely to be operating by then, the delivery of some parts is being deferred until several years later. These include some diagnostics devices for analysing the physics of plasmas at the very large scales of ITER, and elements of the heating system that will eventually take the plasmas to 150,000,000 °C.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, November 4, 2013 5:11 PM

Less than 15 years away

odysseas spyroglou's curator insight, November 5, 2013 7:28 AM

Will such a project recharge our energy sources ?