Donate Your Time Mentoring Children for Careers in the Medical Field

submitted by: mdanderson
Mentors talk about their experiences working with students and introducing them to careers in the medical field through the Health Adventures at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. During this field trip to MD Anderson's Rehabilitation Services center, the children experience first-hand the challenges patients face, and the role that doctors, nurses and other staff play in caring for people. When students leave the program, they leave with a desire to learn, excel in school...

Video Tip of the Week – The Cell: An Image Library

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For more information about this resource, se our post at URL http://blog.openhelix.com/?p=11799 . For my video tip this week I decided to check out the images available from "The Cell: an Image Library", which is brought to you by the The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The library contains thousands of images, time series and groups of images, videos and animations of cells in a variety of organisms.

High School Football and Risk of Neurodegeneration: A Community-Based Study

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which finds no increased incidences of Dementia, ALS, or Parkinson's disease in persons who played high school football from the mid-1940's to the mid-1950's. Although this is excellent news for that population, further studies are needed to corroborate results in more recent high school sports participants, given the...

Brain Cancer Basics and Hope through Research

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Amy Heimberger, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, history and the incidence of brain cancer. She is joined by Gail Goodwin, MD Anderson employee and brain cancer survivor, and Lanie Rose, founder of Run for the Rose (annual run raising funds for brain cancer research) for an engaging discussion about new advances in brain cancer research and how there is hope for more long-term brain cancer...

Video Tip of the Week: New Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) Resource

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For more information, see our blog post at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=11439. In this movie we compare the new GTR resource from NCBI to other clinical resources that you may already be using, to answer why you may want to use the GTR.

ADHD After Early Exposure to General Anesthesia and Surgery

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. David Warner, Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealing an association between ADHD ) and exposure to multiple procedures and surgery requiring general anesthesia in young children. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00072-3/fulltext