March 12, 2007
7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons
Read 7 Things You Should Know About Creative Commons to learn about this alternative to traditional copyright. It's only two pages, and is written with educators in mind.
March 09, 2007
Blind Mice See Again (UM researchers involved)
Blind mice see again after cell transplants
British and American scientists have restored vision in blind mice by transplanting light-sensitive cells into their eyes in a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments of human eye diseases.
March 08, 2007
International Women's Day: Women's Health
International Women's Day: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
"Celebrated on 8 March, International Women's Day (IWD) is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future."
International Women's Day is celebrated as a major holiday in many countries around the world. In honor of International Women's Day, many organizations are presenting special information or resources on women's health in the field of public health. Here are a few samplings.
World Health Organization: Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General:
Department of Gender, Women and Health: http://www.who.int/gender/en/index.html
WHO: Europe: Gender and Health - International Women's Day: Ending impunity for violence against women and girls: http://www.euro.who.int/GEM/20070306_1
PAHO: Make Every Girl Count: Improving Cervical Cancer Detection: http://www.paho.org/english/ad/ge/int_women_day.htm
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism: Inside PCIJ: International Women's Day - Status of Women in the Phillipines: http://www.pcij.org/blog/?p=704
United Nations: International Women's Day: Resources: http://www.un.org/events/women/iwd/2007/resources.shtml
United States: Department of State: Condeleeza Rice: Remarks on International Women's Day: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2007/mar/81518.htm
Women's Global Health Imperative: http://www.wghi.org/
March 01, 2007
From the National Library of Medicine
This blog post gives a quick outline of the issue and links to the audiofiles. Great gift idea for family members interested in consumer health - especially since subscriptions are free.