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Discovering Medicines, Using Robots and Computers
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Scientists who are working to discover new medicines often use robots to prepare samples of cells, allowing them to test chemicals to identify those that might be used to treat diseases. Students will meet a scientist who works to identify new medicines. She created free software that ''looks'' at images of cells and determines which images show cells that have responded to the potential medicines. Students will learn about how this technology is currently enabling research to identify new antibiotics to treat tuberculosis. Students will complete hands-on activities that demonstrate how new medicines can be discovered using robots and computer software, starring the student as ''the computer.'' In the process, the students learn about experimental design, including positive and negative controls.

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
Anne Carpenter
Date Added:
05/24/2019
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Hot Job: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading? If you are interested in these questions then being an “Illness investigator” or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) might be the right career path for you. 

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Allison Couillard
Date Added:
02/27/2020
Hot Job: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading? If you are interested in these questions then being an “Illness investigator” or a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) might be the right career path for you. 

Subject:
Cross-Curricular
STEM/STEAM
CTE
Career Connections
Health and Medical Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Trish Reed
Allison Couillard
Timothy Couillard
Date Added:
01/23/2020