Interesting Scientific and Medical Ontologies Being Developed

Two interesting ontologies have recently been developed: The first to assist with identifying possible adverse effects of medical interventions (the Ontology of Adverse Effects - OAE) and the second to econmpass data around tobacco smoke exposure and related diseases (the Cigarette Smoke Exposure Ontology - CSEO). Both are great examples of how ontologies are being widely used in scientific fields as tremendous information resources and learning aids.  

Taxonomy and Health - Using 'Big Data' approach to map relationships between human and animal diseases

Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens, which can be used to prevent and tackle disease outbreaks around the globe. Read the full ariticle here.

Mentoring Minds Wins 2014 REVERE Distinguished Achievement Award

Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of K-12 educational resources, is the winner of a REVERE Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), for its Depth of Knowledge – Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel in the Professional Development Category, Curriculum, Instruction and Classroom Practice.

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