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Find the fun in immunology

To build appreciation for the science of immunology, we need to find the fun in it. Many thousands of people spend their lives in windowless laboratories, standing day in and day out, barely speaking to their silent lab mates, often working in a 4°C room, or holding their arms up for hours while they conduct [...]

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Students at Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix, AZ Recommend Immune Attack

Wonder whether your students will like Immune Attack? Wonder whether it is game enough to hold their attention? Well watch this video. And oh, if you work for a AAA video game company you can reach me by email! Thank you to Debbie Kovesdy, her students and the biology teachers who participated in our evaluation. [...]

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Making science video games: Spore and the misrepresentation of science.

A friend said to me, “I am trying to make a video game to create interest in engineering.  Someone told me Spore taught a lot about evolution.  What do you think?” I did play Spore and I was very disappointed.  I was angry, actually, because the things that are so cool about evolution were not [...]

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Immune Attack in the press.

Cell Article on Video games 2010 Amy Maxmen wrote an article about Immune Attack for Cell!  Maxmen keeps you up to date about the push from the President and First Lady to make sure we are using video games and all learning technology to their fullest potential.   And then Maxmen summaries what scientists think of [...]

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Cellcraft puts you in the driver seat of a cell

So, how do cells avoid viruses? If you wonder, try playing the game CellCraft.  It is a terrific game for middle school students or anyone.   Check it out, give the Cellcraft team some props on their forum, and then tell me what you like about the game. cellcraftgame.com www.kongregate.com Play Cellcraft here! Immune Attack [...]

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