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The Science Behind Foldit | Foldit Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. What is a protein? What are amino acids? What shape will a protein fold into? Why is shape important? What do proteins do? Amylase starts the process of breaking down starch from food into forms the body can use.Alcohol dehydrogenase transforms alcohol from beer/wine/liquor into a non-toxic form that the body uses for food.Hemoglobin carries oxygen in our blood.Fibrin forms a scab to protect cuts as they heal.Collagen gives structure and support to our skin, tendons, and even bones.Actin is one of the major proteins in our muscles.Growth hormone helps regulate the growth of children into adults.Potassium channels help send signals through the brain and other nerve cells.Insulin regulates the amount of sugar in the blood and is used to treat diabetes. What big problems is this game tackling?

Medical Animation Library ©Copyright 2009 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. Genes are Us - Home Staff Picks: Sports Science Staff Picks: Sports Science Staff Picks: Sports Science Collisions on Ice What happens when two hockey players collide? Try our hockey collision calculator! Putting Something on the Ball When you pick up a baseball, it immediately suggests its purpose: to be thrown fast and with considerable accuracy. Girls of Summer In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. Reaction Time Measure your reaction time with just a meter stick and some help from a friend. Human Power Why is the bicycle the most efficient way to travel? Fastball Reaction Time Are you quick enough to hit a 90 mph fastball? Baseball Time Machine Send your favorite baseball player on a journey through time. Frontside Forces and Fakie Flight The Physics of Skateboarding Tricks Styro Curveball Learn to throw a curveball, a slider, or even a screwball by throwing a Styrofoam ball. Bike Frame Materials Explore the important engineering concepts of yield strength, ultimate strength, and elasticity as they relate to building a better bicycle.

Code Fred - A Game for Learning About Circulation and Respiration Code Fred is a free online game developed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. The game helps players learn about the human body's responses to trauma. The object of the game is to help "Fred" escape from the woods while he is chased by a wolf. To keep Fred running players have to pump blood, increase the flow of oxygen, and send adrenaline through Fred's body. If a player doesn't respond to the needs of Fred's body fast enough, he will get caught by the wolf that is chasing him. Applications for Education Playing Code Fred could be a fun way for students to review a lesson they have learned about circulation and respiration.

NASA eClips™ NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. Full Site Located: Grades K‑5 The Our World program supplements existing elementary learning objectives not only in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but also in reading, writing, and visual and performing arts. Grades 6‑8 Real World video segments connect classroom mathematics to 21st century careers and innovations and are designed for students to develop an appreciation for mathematics through real-world problem-solving. Grades 9‑12 Launchpad video segments support project-based and problem-based learning experiences in science, mathematics, and career and technical education classrooms. General Public The NASA 360 thirty-minute magazine style program highlights NASA's impact on daily lives, showcasing some of the 30,000 inventions developed by NASA over the past 50 years. Moonbase Alpha on Steam About This Game NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha. Key features: Team up with your friends...

Disability Football Development Officer - South Yorkshire Sport This exciting new post is part funded by Barnsley FC, Doncaster Rovers FC, Rotherham United FC, Sheffield United FC and Sheffield Wednesday FC - and the Disability Football Development Fund (DFDF) which is a national partnership between The Football Association, The Premier League and The Football League Trust. Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA would like to invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced applicants to increase football participation for people with a disability aged 12 years plus, through the creation of recreational opportunities with clear exit routes into sustainable affiliated structures delivered in partnership with local stakeholders. As part of this exciting new opportunity you will be at the forefront of developing and delivering the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA DFDF plan. The key areas of work for the Football Development Officer (Disability) will be as follows: Interviews will take place on: Friday the 27th February 2015