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dc.contributor.authorCoderre, Raymond W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorUekermann, Kristen A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Youngeunen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, William J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-02T17:00:30Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citationCoderre, Raymond W., Kristen A. Uekermann, Youngeun Choi, and William J. Anderson. 2016. “Creating Critical Consumers of Health and Science News: Teaching Science to the Non-Scientist Using Newsworthy Topics in the Life Sciences†.” Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 17 (1): 107-109. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1023.en
dc.identifier.issn1935-7877en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:26860133
dc.description.abstractScientists constantly make groundbreaking discoveries, some of which receive attention from the press. We designed a course intended for a lay audience that provides the scientific background to appreciate these reports more fully. We discuss three topics in the life sciences: stem cells, cancer, and infectious disease. The course is structured to blend relevant scientific background and evaluation of primary literature with the coverage of these advances by the media and popular press. In short, lectures emphasize exposure to basic biological concepts and tools as a means of informing understanding of prominent biological questions of public interest. The overall goal of the course is not only to expose students to the media’s coverage of scientific progress, but also to hone their critical thinking skills to distinguish hope from hype.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Microbiologyen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1023en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4798789/pdf/en
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dc.titleCreating Critical Consumers of Health and Science News: Teaching Science to the Non-Scientist Using Newsworthy Topics in the Life Sciences†en
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
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dc.relation.journalJournal of Microbiology & Biology Educationen
dash.depositing.authorCoderre, Raymond W.en_US
dc.date.available2016-05-02T17:00:30Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.1023*
dash.contributor.affiliatedChoi, Youngeun
dash.contributor.affiliatedUekermann, Kristen A.
dash.contributor.affiliatedCoderre, Raymond W.
dash.contributor.affiliatedAnderson, William


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