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Bacterial Polygamy
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Balloon Bugs
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Balloon Bugs

In this activity, learners make balloon models of disease-causing bacteria. This activity ... (more)

In this activity, learners make balloon models of disease-causing bacteria. This activity provides a fun and hands-on way of learning about the shape and structure of bacteria and also introduces the concept of bacteria as disease-causing organisms. This activity is supported by an educator's presentation and presentation notes. Safety note: before running the activity, check whether any of the learners have latex allergies. If there are any learners with latex allergies provide alternative craft materials such as cotton wool balls, large polystyrene balls or toilet rolls and craft paper. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Life Science
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Activities and Labs
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Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Alex Bennett
Christine Hale
Francesca Gale
Preeti Deshpande
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Biobarcodes
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Biobarcodes

In this activity/demo, learners investigate biobarcodes, a nanomedical technology that allows for ... (more)

In this activity/demo, learners investigate biobarcodes, a nanomedical technology that allows for massively parallel testing that can assist with disease diagnosis. Learners define antibodies and learn how each antibody binds to a unique protein. Learners also discover how biobarcoding uses nanoparticles, antibodies, DNA and magnetism to detect diseases earlier than we could detect before. Learners assemble a jigsaw puzzle that models how biobarcodes work. (less)

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Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
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Nanoscience Informal Science Education
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NISE Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
National Science Foundation
NISE Network
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Bioethics, Spring 2006
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Bioethics, Spring 2006

Many difficult ethical questions have arisen from the explosive growth of biomedical ... (more)

Many difficult ethical questions have arisen from the explosive growth of biomedical research and the health-care industry since World War II. When and how should doctors be allowed to help patients end their lives? Should embryos be cloned for research and/or reproduction? Should parents be given control over the genetic make-up of their children? What sorts of living things is it appropriate to use as research subjects? How should we distribute scarce and expensive medical resources? While some of these questions are genuinely new, products of rapid changes in biomedical technology, others have been debated for centuries. Drawing on philosophy, history, and anthropology, this course will show students how problems in bioethics can be approached from a variety of perspectives, with the aim of understanding how we have gotten where we are, and how we should decide where to go next. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hare, Caspar
Bioethics, Spring 2009
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Bioethics, Spring 2009

" This course does not seek to provide answers to ethical questions. ... (more)

" This course does not seek to provide answers to ethical questions. Instead, the course hopes to teach students two things. First, how do you recognize ethical or moral problems in science and medicine? When something does not feel right (whether cloning, or failing to clone) ‰ŰÓ what exactly is the nature of the discomfort? What kind of tensions and conflicts exist within biomedicine? Second, how can you think productively about ethical and moral problems? What processes create them? Why do people disagree about them? How can an understanding of philosophy or history help resolve them? By the end of the course students will hopefully have sophisticated and nuanced ideas about problems in bioethics, even if they do not have comfortable answers." (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hare, Caspar
Jones, David
Biology of Human Aging Web Site
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Biology of Human Aging Web Site

Support for instructors and students in courses on human aging, especially with ... (more)

Support for instructors and students in courses on human aging, especially with the text book Human Aging: Biological Perspectives by A.G. DiGiovanna, McGraw-Hill, 2nd edition, (2004) (less)

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Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
PhD Augustine G DiGiovanna (Salisbury University Biological Sciences)
Biomedical Discovery Using Microarrays
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Biomedical Discovery Using Microarrays

Powerpoint presentation from the 2002 APS Refresher Course on Neuroscience.

Subject:
Life Science
Education
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Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
PhD David Murphy (University of Bristol Research Centre for Neuroendocrinology)
Blood Pressure Basics
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Blood Pressure Basics

Students study how heart valves work and investigate how valves that become ... (more)

Students study how heart valves work and investigate how valves that become faulty over time can be replaced with advancements in engineering and technology. Learning about the flow of blood through the heart, students are able to fully understand how and why the heart is such a powerful organ in our bodies. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
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Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Carleigh Samson
Janet Yowell
Michael Duplessis
TeachEngineering.org
Victoria Lanaghan
VU Bioengineering RET Program,
Blood Safety in the Age of AIDS
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Blood Safety in the Age of AIDS

FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience article. "Blood Safety in the Age of AIDS" ... (more)

FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience article. "Blood Safety in the Age of AIDS" examines the effects of the AIDS epidemic on the safety of the blood supply. Just as a pebble tossed in a lake sends out ripples that last long after the pebble sinks, the discovery more than a decade ago that the AIDS virus was in the blood supply is still having repercussions on research and transfusion practices. New screening tests for blood and new ways of using one's own blood during surgery are among the steps that have made transfusions much safer. Meanwhile, researchers continue tracking down new threats and devising ways to circumvent them. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
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Reference
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Shauna S. Roberts (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Office of Public Affairs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) and Thrombogenic Factors in Newly Menopausal Women
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Body Mass Index (BMI) and Thrombogenic Factors in Newly Menopausal Women

Press Release. Although having a high body mass index (BMI) is a ... (more)

Press Release. Although having a high body mass index (BMI) is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, researchers are only beginning to understand how BMI affects the physiological processes involved in the development of the disease. Now, a study of a subset of women in the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS), suggests that as BMI increases, so do platelet reactivity and thrombogenic microvesicles and activated protein C in the blood퉌„all of which contribute to the formation of atherothrombosis and associated cardiovascular events. Moreover, as BMI increases, so do traditional established cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure, blood glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and high-sensitive C-reactive protein. Muthuvel Jayachandran, Assistant Professor of Physiology in the Mayo Clinic퉌Ís Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering in Rochester, Minn., is the lead author of the study which is entitled, 퉌ńBody Mass Index and Thrombogenic Factors in Newly Menopausal Women.퉌î He will present his team퉌Ís findings at the 2010 American Physiological Society (APS) conference, Inflammation, Immunity, and Cardiovascular Disease, in Westminster Colorado, August 25-28. The full conference program can be found at http://the-aps.org/meetings/aps/inflammation/. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
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Instructional Material
Readings
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
APS Communications Office (American Physiological Society Communications Office)
Bubonic Plague
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Bubonic Plague

In this video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey, learn about bubonic ... (more)

In this video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey, learn about bubonic plague and how city officials in San Francisco tried to contain its spread in the early 1900s.. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Lawrence Hall of Science
WGBH Educational Foundation
Calisphere Themed Collection - California Local History Mapped - Disasters
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Calisphere Themed Collection - California Local History Mapped - Disasters

Historical images on a map of California show disasters--flood, earthquake, fire, and ... (more)

Historical images on a map of California show disasters--flood, earthquake, fire, and disasease--throughout the state. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Readings
Other
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
University of California
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Calisphere - California Digital Library
Cardiovascular Disease and the Endothelium
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Cardiovascular Disease and the Endothelium

FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience article. Millions of Americans are counting cholesterol, spending ... (more)

FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience article. Millions of Americans are counting cholesterol, spending more time on the stairmaster and less in front of TV, and trading their burgers for broiled fish퉌„all in an effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Doctors and scientists are doing their part, too. Their biomedical research is unraveling the complex causes of these deadly disorders, which kill almost half the people who die every year in the United States,Japan, and Europe.Some of the most important progress has been in research on a disease called atherosclerosis. Doctors know atherosclerosis all too well as the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. In the last decade, researchers investigating what causes the disease have discovered that the endothelium, an extremely thin lining of the walls of the body퉌Ís arteries, plays a crucial role. Recent discoveries about how that lining operates are providing doctors new tools for preventing atherosclerosis, diagnosing it if it occurs,and treating it effectively. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Physics
Education
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Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Jeffrey Porro (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Office of Public Affairs)
Cardiovascular System: Gender Differences in Normal Function and Disease
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Cardiovascular System: Gender Differences in Normal Function and Disease

Recorded presentation from the 2006 APS Refresher Course on Gender Differences in ... (more)

Recorded presentation from the 2006 APS Refresher Course on Gender Differences in Physiology. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
PhD Virginia H. Huxley (University of Missouri School of Medicine Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology)
Cardiovascular System: Gender Differences in Normal Function and Disease
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Cardiovascular System: Gender Differences in Normal Function and Disease

Powerpoint presentation from the 2006 APS Refresher Course on Gender Differences in ... (more)

Powerpoint presentation from the 2006 APS Refresher Course on Gender Differences in Physiology. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
PhD Virginia H. Huxley (University of Missouri School of Medicine Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology)
The Case of Billy Bob
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The Case of Billy Bob

Being a medical doctor is a difficult and challenging task, especially in ... (more)

Being a medical doctor is a difficult and challenging task, especially in this day and age where there are so many disorders to diagnose. You, along with your team members, will get an opportunity to see just how difficult it can be. As a team of three members, you will assume the role of a family physician. You will have an adolescent patient presenting certain medical complaints. You will view the medical record and history with the patient. From this information, along with Internet resources listed and a few simple tests, your team will make a diagnosis of the patient퉌Ís illness and plan a course of treatment. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Ms. Mary Alice Thomas (Polson High School)
Cell Biology of the Glomerular Podocyte
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Cell Biology of the Glomerular Podocyte

This review integrates our recent physiological and molecular understanding of the role ... (more)

This review integrates our recent physiological and molecular understanding of the role of podocytes during the maintenance and failure of the glomerular filtration barrier. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Dr. Hermann Pavenst퀌_dt (University Hospital Freiburg Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine)
Dr. Matthias Kretzler (University of Munich)
Dr. Wilhelm Kriz (University of Heidelberg)
Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Fall 2002
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Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Fall 2002

Covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure ... (more)

Covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, lymphocyte activation, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. Consists of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors. Details of the case covering a number of immunological issues in the context of disease are posted on a student Web site. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
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Assessments
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Shiv Pillai