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Sep

01

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NNLM Reading Club Explores Environmental Health

Posted by on September 1st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

Your health is a product of your genetics, lifestyle and environment. This month the NNLM Reading Club examines the third component of that critical trio. Environmental health plays a role in a host of social issues facing our society, from how to ensure drinking water is safe, to what kinds of risks we should take… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Citizen Science, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News From NNLM PNR, PNR Weekly Digest, Public Libraries

Jul

16

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DataFlash – Citizen Science in the Academic Library

Posted by on July 16th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is hosting a two-part webinar series entitled “Citizen Science in the Academic Library” on July 24th and July 31st. The two webinars (July 24 and 31) will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources… Read More »

Posted in: Citizen Science, Public Health, Training & Education

Apr

27

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Citizen Science & Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on April 27th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Stall Catchers is an easy online game developed to help accelerate Alzheimer’s research. The game was created by the scientists at Cornell University to support their EyesOnAlz research project. According to the SciStarter.org project description, Stall Catchers focuses on one aspect of Alzheimer’s Disease: reduced blood flow in the brain. This symptom of Alzheimer’s has… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Citizen Science, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News From NNLM PNR, Public Libraries

Apr

20

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This Citizen Science Project Wants Your Dirt 

Posted by on April 20th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , ,

“Wouldn’t it be amazing if the cure for cancer is literally in our back yard?” asks Kathy M., a citizen scientist from Fort Myers, Florida. Through the University of Oklahoma’s What’s in Your Backyard?: Citizen Science Soil Collection Program, this could be possible. Fungi, used many antibiotics and other medicines, is found in soil. Researchers… Read More »

Posted in: Citizen Science, K-12

Apr

16

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Free Citizen Science Kits: Test the Waters

Posted by on April 16th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

In collaboration with Cornerstones of Science, NNLM is offering a new resource to public libraries to help library staff support citizen science outreach efforts in local communities through a fun, accessible and loanable kit for families. The Test The Waters Family Exploration Kit  is available now during Citizen Science month (April 2020). Within each kit… Read More »

Posted in: Accessibility, All of Us, Citizen Science, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News From NNLM PNR, Public Libraries

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