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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.

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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.

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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:
Podcast: http://www.who.int/about/licensing/podcast/en/index1.html
Statement: http://www.who.int/entity/mediacentre/news/statements/2007/s05/en/index.html
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/

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March 01, 2007

From the National Library of Medicine

Clinical Evidence, Searching Tidbits, and Other Minutiae: New Medlineplus magazine issue

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.

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