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Biology: BIO Web Sites

Subject Research Guide

BIO Resources on the Internet -- Explore

Resources and Websites

General Biology

iBioSeminars

The Biology Project, the University of Arizona

Educational resources at BioEd Online, produced by the Baylor College of Medicine

Anything and everything biology at Kimball’s biology pages

The UCSD's television show website, Science Matters

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute BioInteractive, with video, animation, virtual labs, and other tools that teach ahead of the textbook


Cells

Cells Alive!

The University of Arizona's Biology Project's section on cells


Genetics

Online DNA workshop from PBS with interactive functions and information about the molecules and the people involved with it.

The Human Genome Project Website

Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah - Beautiful site with a clear and visual presentation of information

Two-hour NOVA episode on genetics divided into digestible video segments.

Scitable by Nature Publishing Group - A comprehensive resource with a wealth of information, learning tools, and interactive activities on genetics, cell biology, and ecology

GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery Helpful resource for the teaching and learning of genetics. Includes labs and experiments, fact sheets, and teacher resources on topics including DNA forensics, genetic conditions, evolution, and biostatistics, articles, video clips, and webcasts.


Diversity

Tree of Life Web project, best place to go for an understanding of the diversity of life on Earth and the relatedness of species

The University of Michigan’s Animal Diversity Web

Endangered species

Action Bioscience -- peer reviewed articles on issues related to environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and science policy

The Encyclopedia of Life, seeks to document each of the 1.8 million species currently identified


Plants

Botany.com, an online encyclopedia of plants and flowers

The Smithsonian Institution’s Index Nominum Genericorum


Body Systems

Gray’s Anatomy

A virtual anatomy textbook

Human Body Maps from Healthline. - Interactive anatomy program providing access to high-quality medical images.

Anatomy Corner - Informative website brings together a wide range of resources designed to help students learn about anatomy.

Anatomical Sciences Image Library - The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) has created a collection of links to high-quality resources covering five topical areas, including the brain, histology, and development.


Developmental Biology

A website associated with Scott F. Gilbert’s excellent Developmental Biology textbook, online

The Virtual Embryo offers another comprehensive at developmental biology, including in-depth information on different animal models

The Visible Embryo

Dynamics of Development, Videos of real development 2.0, Jeff Hardin at the University of Wisconsin, Madison


Ecology

The Ecological Society of America offers up a comprehensive website of facts, publications, and information about actual ecologists

Ecosystems present and future, brought to you by PBS and Bill Moyers in association with the Earth on the Edge series


Microbiology

MicrobeWorld

GeneEd: Genetics, Education, Discovery - Helpful resource for the teaching and learning of genetics. Includes labs and experiments, fact sheets, and teacher resources on topics including DNA forensics, genetic conditions, evolution, and biostatistics, articles, video clips, and webcasts.

Biomedical Images

Open-i An Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine

U. S. National Library of Medicine
This open-access biomedical image search engine has good retrievals for most major biomedical topics. Open-i helps users retrieve not only the MEDLINE citation information, but also the outcome statements in the article and the most relevant figure from it. Further, it is possible to use the figure as a query component to find other relevant images or other visually similar images.

Bioethics

Fogarty International Center: Bioethics Resources for Teachers and Students

From the Fogerty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, this page of resources designed for teachers of bioethics and is useful to educators of high school and college students. There are also links to several bioethics career sites, such as the one maintained by the University of Virginia's Undergraduate Bioethics Program. The page links to a number of bioethics courses, some of which may be taken freely, and others of which may require registering for an account with the National Institute of Health or other organizations.

  Open CourseWare Site

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.