BioEd Online is an “educational resource for educators, students, and parents” from the Baylor College of Medicine. This is an excellent place to find educational materials and current information in the field of biology. The “Hot Topics” section of this site focus on current events and issues in biology that are “receiving national attention.” The influenza virus has plagued humans for eons, and new strains of this virus are constantly in the news. This “Hot Topic” compiled by Sonia Clayton, PhD and Nancy Moreno, PhD, contains a brief discussion of the types of influenza, how influenza attacks and changes, and prevention measures. Also included are references and links for further reading at the bottom of the page. On the right hand side of the page related slide sets are available for viewing as well as a presentation on vaccination. Both the slide show and the presentation could easily be fit into a classroom lecture or student demonstration.