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Use of World Health Organization and CDC Growth Charts for Children Aged 0--59 Months in the United States
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In April 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new international growth ...

In April 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new international growth charts for children aged 0--59 months. Similar to the 2000 CDC growth charts, these charts describe weight for age, length (or stature) for age, weight for length (or stature), and body mass index for age. Whereas the WHO charts are growth standards, describing the growth of healthy children in optimal conditions, the CDC charts are a growth reference, describing how certain children grew in a particular place and time. However, in practice, clinicians use growth charts as standards rather than references.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Reading Informational Text
Biology
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Reading
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Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
Remember the Rainforest 1
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An Eco ed resource based on the rainforest explorers of the 19th ...

An Eco ed resource based on the rainforest explorers of the 19th C. They went to the forest to record and classify the plants, animals and people. The site has lessons for Eco events like Earth Day as well as 10,000 rare images and the explorers' journals. Within the 700 pages of text, all locations, plant and animal names are linked to their images. Exploring even one page of the text will raise Eco awareness. There is an extensive index for reports and projects. This is a family project that was approved by the British govt. for Curriculum OnLine, by the National Wildlife Federation and the Da Vinci Science Center.

Comments about Remember the Rainforest:
Rob Fox, education director Da Vinci Science Center : “ Fantastic !”

Ken Higgins, regional director and founder of Green Schools Alliance :
“I did open the link, and it is very impressive. I passed it along to our lower school and middle school science teachers, and have posted it with my sustainability educators group in New York.”

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Arts and Humanities
History
Life Science
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2009 Maize Genome Collection
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The authors of the research presented in this special collection used the ...

The authors of the research presented in this special collection used the first description of the B73 maize genome to probe some of the most intriguing questions in genetics and plant biology. Read about maize centromeres, new insights into transposon types and distribution, the abundance of very short FLcDNAs encoding predicted peptides, and many other "genetic jewels" contained herein.

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Biology
Genetics
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Data Set
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Public Library of Science
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Biology and Life Sciences
The Genome Network Project/FANTOM3 Collection
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The Genome Network Project/FANTOM3 collection features articles describing findings that redefine the ...

The Genome Network Project/FANTOM3 collection features articles describing findings that redefine the landscape of the mammalian transcriptome by introducing an extensive collection of novel cDNAs and millions of sequenced tags corresponding to 5'- and 3'-ends of mRNAs. The high-resolution cDNA collection and its analysis represent an important world resource for discovery, and demonstrate the value of large-scale transcriptome approaches toward understanding genome function.

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Biology
Genetics
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Public Library of Science
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Biology and Life Sciences
About My Lab
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This collection was launched with the mission to share knowledge about lab ...

This collection was launched with the mission to share knowledge about lab organization and scientific management. Each Perspective article represents an interview with a Principal Investigator, who shares his or her experience of running a lab by discussing selected topics in an informal and personal style. By creating this collection at PLOS Computational Biology, a journal committed to open knowledge, the collection editors hope to create a dialog through which we all can learn from each other.

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Information Science
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Public Library of Science
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Computer & Information Sciences
Ad Access
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The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements ...

The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Business and Communication
Education
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
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Duke University
Internet Scout Project
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Duke University Libraries
Internet Scout Project
Advances in HIV Mucosal Immunology: Challenges and Opportunities
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Without reliable methods to evaluate how the mucosal immune system responds to ...

Without reliable methods to evaluate how the mucosal immune system responds to an experimental HIV vaccine, important information about how well that vaccine worked is missed. The HIV Mucosal Immunology Group (MIG) was established to address the challenge of assessing the impact of potential HIV vaccines on the mucosal immune system. The MIG comprises of expert scientists who are coordinating their efforts to improve mucosal sampling, specimen storage and assay technologies. This collection reports the results of those efforts, providing important, practical details on studying immune responses in the genital and rectal mucosa.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Public Library of Science
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Medicine and Health Sciences
Aging: Bench to Bedside
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This collection focuses on a rapidly evolving field in which the study ...

This collection focuses on a rapidly evolving field in which the study of both species-specific and ubiquitous aging mechanisms informs the biological process of aging. Yet the field is not without substantial controversy, differing views arise as we come to understand aging across model systems - from bacteria to humans.

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Biology
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Data Set
Primary Source
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Public Library of Science
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Biology and Life Sciences
Banned Books of the Scientific Revolution
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This OER explores the issue of Banned Books during the Scientific Revolution. ...

This OER explores the issue of Banned Books during the Scientific Revolution. It includes links to high-quality primary sources from the Scientific Revolution. It is a product of the OU Academy of the Lynx, developed in conjunction with the Galileo's World Exhibition at the University of Oklahoma.

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Arts and Humanities
History
Physical Science
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Case Study
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Reading
Student Guide
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Brent Purkaple
Kerry Magruder
Big Food
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The PLOS Medicine series on Big Food aims to examine and stimulate ...

The PLOS Medicine series on Big Food aims to examine and stimulate debate about the activities and influence of the food industry in global health. We define “Big Food” as the multinational food and beverage industry with huge and concentrated market power. The series adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and includes critical perspectives from around the world. It represents one of first times such issues have been examined in the general medical literature.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Public Library of Science
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Medicine and Health Sciences
Biodiversity of Saba Bank
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Saba Bank is the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent ...

Saba Bank is the largest submarine atoll in the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to the nearby island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles. The submerged platform is ~2200 sq km, with a 50 km fringing reef crest. Large vessels traveling to and from an oil terminal on nearby St. Eustatius Island routinely anchor on Saba Bank, damaging benthic habitats. Marine biodiversity research was necessary to help inform any national and international protective measures. This collection of articles represents an international collaboration to characterize the richness, diversity, and habitat affinities of marine taxa on Saba Bank. Multibeam bathymetry, satellite imagery, scuba transects, roving surveys, remotely operated vehicles, and fish traps were used to study the biotic assemblages. This poorly studied region was found to have unusually high biodiversity, including several undescribed species.

Subject:
Biology
Oceanography
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Data Set
Primary Source
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Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Biology and Life Sciences
Biogeography of Deep-Water Chemosynthetic Ecosystems - The ChEss Collection
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This collection presents some of the recent advances in biogeography and taxonomy ...

This collection presents some of the recent advances in biogeography and taxonomy within deep-sea chemosynthetic environments: patterns, processes, and synthesis resulting from the Census of Marine Life ChEss Program (2002-2010). Over 110 ChEss researchers have studied various elements of the biogeography of species from deep-water hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, and whale falls, to oxygen minimum zones. Through their concerted efforts our knowledge of these extraordinary habitats and their faunal composition has been greatly expanded. An overall synthesis paper by the ChEss Office summarises the program and the collection contributions.

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Biology
Oceanography
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Data Set
Primary Source
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Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Biology and Life Sciences
Bioinformatics: Starting Early
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Bioinformatics is being introduced into the school curriculum earlier and earlier as ...

Bioinformatics is being introduced into the school curriculum earlier and earlier as the field matures. PLOS Computational Biology's Education section introduces a new collection, Bioinformatics: Starting Early, which is devoted to teaching bioinformatics in secondary schools.

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Information Science
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Public Library of Science
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Computer & Information Sciences
Blue Marble Health: the mismatch between national wealth and population health
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'Blue marble health' is a recent concept that recognizes a paradoxical disease ...

'Blue marble health' is a recent concept that recognizes a paradoxical disease burden among poor people living in G20 and other wealthier countries. Socioeconomic disparities caused by income, ethnicity and relative poverty constitute a major and growing determinant of health to at-risk populations regardless of the average income of their country of residence. Neglected Tropical Diseases found among poor people in wealthy countries contribute substantially to health disparities, whilst non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and coronary artery disease, urgently require action as increasingly prevalent causes of illness and death in lower-and middle-income countries.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Data Set
Primary Source
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Public Library of Science
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Medicine and Health Sciences
Butterflies of Turkey
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AdaMerOs is a photographical collections of the butterflies species distributed in Turkey. ...

AdaMerOs is a photographical collections of the butterflies species distributed in Turkey. It contains thousands of photos of 384 butterflies species including to various monitoring reports from the field that have been formed for many provincial areas.

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Arts and Humanities
Biology
Ecology
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Diagram/Illustration
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AdaMerOs - Butterflies Monitoring Society of Adana, Mersin and Osmaniye
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Individual Authors
Author:
Zeynel Cebeci
The Celestial Globe: Ecliptic
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This OER explores the organization of the Ecliptic. It contains both an ...

This OER explores the organization of the Ecliptic. It contains both an activity as well as resources for further exploration. It is a product of the OU Academy of the Lynx, developed in conjunction with the Galileo's World Exhibition at the University of Oklahoma.

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Arts and Humanities
History
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Primary Source
Student Guide
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
Brent Purkaple
Kerry Magruder
Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin
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Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin creates wide accessibility to a rare collection of ...

Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin creates wide accessibility to a rare collection of historic aerial photographs acquired by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1937-1941.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Child Mortality Estimation Methods
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Millennium Development Goal 4 calls for a reduction of two-thirds in the ...

Millennium Development Goal 4 calls for a reduction of two-thirds in the under-5 mortality rate between 1990 and 2015. Reliable estimates of child mortality are critical to the monitoring of progress toward this important goal. The UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) annually reports on country, regional and global trends in child mortality. In this collection of research articles and reviews the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the UN IGME introduces the group's methodological innovations in estimating child mortality.The Collection is produced with support from UNICEF and the TAG of the UN IGME.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
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Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Medicine and Health Sciences