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Trypanosomiasis Life Cycle

Two animations, from the Wellcome Trust, illustrate the life cycle of the trypanosomiasis protozoan parasite. They illustrate the journey of these single celled parasites, which cause human African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness, from the gut of the tsetse fly into the human bloodstream. If left untreated,...

Tuberculosis - Infection and Transmission

From the Wellcome Trust, this animation shows how the human immune system attempts to contain a tuberculosis infection and how the bacteria are transmitted to new people.

Tuberculosis usually affects the respiratory system but it can develop in any part of the body. The human immune system commonly contains...

Zoom in on Your Genome

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, this animation helps to illustrate where and how the human genome is stored within our cells and bodies. It takes a journey which starts with the whole human body before looking into a liver cell and then the cell's nucleus. The animation shows the arrangements of chromosomes within...

Beyond the Visible: One Hundred Years of X-Rays

Written for the Association for Science Education (ASE) in 1995 to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of X-rays by Röntgen, this book contains units of study for Post-16 students on subjects such as the applications of X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.

Some units are also suitable for Key...

Climate Change Activities

This interactive animation from BP Educational Service looks at the impact of global warming.
By moving the slider on the thermometer to increase the global mean temperature, students can see a different set of hot spots appear on the interactive map. Clicking on each hot spot reveals the possible impact of...

Medical Physics

This text, produced by both the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), gives information on the development and uses of medical physics.

The book covers a wide range of topics and includes chapters on:

* history

* ionising radiation

*...

Solar System Image and Information Set

From NASA, this is a set of high quality images and information about the solar system. The set of materials features the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, asteroids, comets, meteors and meteorites, the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud, and moons of the solar system...

TRUMP Part 1: Introduction to Astrophysics

This introductory part of the TRUMP Astrophysics package gave an overview of the current picture of the Universe. It provided some information relating to telescopes and observations, and ended with two examples of physics in astronomy:
*the use of line spectra to estimate the age of the Universe and
*the...

Stem Cells - Science and Ethics

From the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), this booklet looks at stem cell science and the legal and ethical issues of research using stem cells. Designed primarily for post-16 students to use themselves, the resource also contains classroom activities.

Teachers notes support...

Stem Cells

This booklet focuses on research funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) into stem cells, including the exciting potential these have for repairing damaged body tissues and replacing them with healthy new cells. It also discusses challenges surrounding stem cell research and what the MRC is doing to address...

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