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Darwin - Celebration 2009

Discover Darwin all over Pittsburgh in 2009, as we celebrate Darwin's 200th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the "Origin of the Species" in 2009!
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Darwin 2009: Exploration is Never Extinct!

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Latest movie: "Our Cells, Our Selves," a science bedtime story about the immune system and diabetes.
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11/30/2009 - New PTEI exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center

The RegMed project collaborated on a new interactive exhibit now on display at the Carnegie Science Center. Headed by the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), "If a Starfish Can Grow a New Arm, Why Can't I?" explores the science of regenerative medicine through a series of fun, engaging installations.

Working with PTEI, RegMed developed “Dr. Allevable’s Laboratory,” a kiosk of three video games that lets visitors interact with stem cells inside the body. Also available to view upon request are the planetarium shows “Dr. Allevable’s Unbelievable Laboratory: Bone and Heart” and “Regenerobot and the Robot Science Fair,” both created by PTEI and the RegMed project.

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11/15/2009 - Darwin SI at the American Philosophical Society Museum

Recently the Darwin Synthetic Interview was installed as a part of a unique exhibit at the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia, home to the second largest collection of Darwin manuscripts in the world.

The exhibit, "Dialogues with Darwin," presents a history of the principle of evolution and the dialogue that surrounded it, through original documentation and interactive installations. Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to respond to the exhibit by engaging in their own dialogue about evolution and its supporting/opposing ideas.

11/12/2008 - "Grey Matters: Brain Show" featured in NERVE

NERVE - Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual EncycloportalThe Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual Encycloportal (NERVE) is showcasing the movie "Grey Matters: Brain Show" as a tool to teach brain biology. The Brain Show was originally developed as an interactive planetarium show that broke ground on how audiences could be engaged in a planetarium experience.

NERVE is a part of the Society for Neuroscience. NERVE gives access to information and tools for teaching about the nervous system and related health issues, targeted at K-12.

9/29/2008 - New Chapters: Evolution and Darwin

Two new chapters have been added to our growing Regenerative Medicine library.
- Most people have heard of Charles Darwin, but he used to be better known as Bobby the Rat Catcher!
- Discover what evidence led Darwin and scientists after him to put together the field of evolutionary biology, and how evolution helps us understand the variety of life in the Evolution chapter

09/14/2008 - Artists Wanted

Calling all talented students in illustration, vector art, for part-time jobs!
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08/20/08 - Fall'08 Internships Calling all talented students for internships in animation, web and print design, illustration and science visualization and communication.
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July 2008 - Darwin Celebration - A Pittsburgh Partnership

RegMed project is collaborating with Duquesne University to celebrate the life and intellectual impact of Charles Darwin in Pittsburgh with a citywide series of events for children, teachers, students, and the general public.

Discover all lectures and events at the new web site here, and the free educational materials currently being developed here.

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