Science Nation - Mind Mappers

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Neuroanatomist Jacopo Annese is looking for 1,000 brains. The Director of the Brain Observatory at the University of California, San Diego is on a quest to collect, dissect, and digitize images of the human brain for the Digital Brain Library, which was launched with support from the National Science Foundation. Annese and his team look for connections, mapping brain structure and connecting it to human behavior. He believes that with a large enough catalog of brains preserved as virtual...

Science Nation - Teens and Stress

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Ever wonder what is going on in the mind of a teenager, especially one who is stressed out? UCLA Psychologist Adriana Galvan is on a quest to find out. With support from the National Science Foundation, she's investigating the effects of daily stress on a teen's cognition and brain function. She is monitoring the daily stress of teens by having them carry a personal digital device that provides daily measures of stress over two weeks. She is also scanning their brains and measuring their...

Science Nation - Music and Creativity

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Georgia Tech's Parag Chordia believes music is a universal part of human culture, and his research shows music education can inspire greater interest in math, physics, and computer science. Chordia heads Georgia Tech's "Music Intelligence Group." With support from the National Science foundation, his goals are to program computers to understand music the way humans do naturally - anticipating what is coming next. He's also studying changes in the brains of professional musicians as they play...

Science Nation - Sleep Deprived Kids

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Getting enough shut-eye really matters for children, and those who are poor need it the most - We all know kids, especially, need a good night's sleep in order to thrive. After studying thousands of children, psychologist Mona El-Sheikh, a professor of child development, says children who don't get enough shut-eye suffer serious consequences. For more on this topic and more Science Nation reports, visit http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Coagulation Pathway

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How to study the coagulation cascade

Donate Your Time Mentoring Children for Careers in the Medical Field

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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...