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3D Gene Expression
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3D Gene Expression

Like all brains, insect brains have different structures that accomplish specific tasks. ... (more)

Like all brains, insect brains have different structures that accomplish specific tasks. Dr. Josh Dubnau introduces a technique for examining gene expression in the brains of fruit flies. (less)

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Life Science
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
APP Gene
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APP Gene

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is expressed in the synapses of neurons and ... (more)

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is expressed in the synapses of neurons and is thought to be responsible for forming and repairing synapses. (less)

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Life Science
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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:
Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
Adolescent Slowdown
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Adolescent Slowdown

This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, focuses on one reason why puberty ... (more)

This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, focuses on one reason why puberty is such a notoriously difficult time for kids. It's a time when the world feels like it's speeding up. According to new research, part of that feeling may come from the fact that adolescents' brains are actually slowing down. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLink lessons and other related resources. (less)

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Animal Behavior Experiments Using Arthropods
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Animal Behavior Experiments Using Arthropods

This exercise is designed to familiarize the student with ethology, the study ... (more)

This exercise is designed to familiarize the student with ethology, the study of animal behavior, by observing the behavior of several different arthropods. (less)

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University of Illinois
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Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Danielle M. Meyer (University of Illinois;)
Joseph R. Larsen (University of Illinois;)
BIOMEDICINE: A Cargo Receptor Mystery APParently Solved?
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BIOMEDICINE: A Cargo Receptor Mystery APParently Solved?

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. ... (more)

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. It is still not clear what causes the deposition of sticky amyloid b peptides in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. In a Perspective, Sangram Sisodia offers a provocative look at a new theory that postulates the involvement of defective axonal transport of cargo-laden membrane vesicles in the etiology of this neurodegenerative disease. (less)

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Life Science
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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:
Sangram S. Sisodia (Center for Molecular Neurobiology;)
Baroreceptor Reflex Role Play
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Baroreceptor Reflex Role Play

In this activity about the baroreceptor reflex (BR) arc (page 123 of ... (more)

In this activity about the baroreceptor reflex (BR) arc (page 123 of the PDF), learners discover the importance of maintaining adequate arterial blood pressure through a role playing exercise. This activity will model how the brain processes information and sends out signals to the heart and arteries. Learners can also consider how this affects astronauts in the microgravity environment of space. The lesson guide, part of NASA's "The Brain in Space: A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Neuroscience," includes background information and evaluation strategies. Note: this activity requires 9 learners per group. (less)

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Chemistry
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
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Baylor College of Medicine
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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BioEdOnline
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Bernice R. McLean
Marlene Y. MacLeish
NSBRI
Biochemicals - Excitation and Inhibition
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Biochemicals - Excitation and Inhibition

Doctor Josh Dubnau explains that the genes active in different neurons can ... (more)

Doctor Josh Dubnau explains that the genes active in different neurons can make them excitatory (e.g. glutamate) or inhibitory (e.g. GABA). These neurotransmitters are critical to learning. (less)

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Chemistry
Life Science
Physics
Education
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Instructional Material
Video Lectures
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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:
Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
The Brain Rewad System - Brain Structures
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The Brain Rewad System - Brain Structures

Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses the key structures underlying the brain reward system, ... (more)

Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses the key structures underlying the brain reward system, a complex neural network that includes the nucleus accumbens and hippocampus. (less)

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Life Science
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Instructional Material
Video Lectures
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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:
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I, Fall 2002
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The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I, Fall 2002

Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, ... (more)

Survey of principles underlying the structure and function of the nervous system, integrating molecular, cellular, and systems approaches. Topics: development of the nervous system and its connections, cell biology or neurons, neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission, sensory systems of the brain, the neuroendocrine system, the motor system, higher cortical functions, behavioral and cellular analyses of learning and memory. First half of an intensive two-term survey of brain and behavioral studies for first-year graduate students. Open to graduate students in other departments, with permission of instructor. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Graybiel, Ann
Miller, Earl Keith
Wilson, Matt
Wilson, Matthew
Cell Culture as a Model System for Teaching: Using PC12 Cells
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Cell Culture as a Model System for Teaching: Using PC12 Cells

This Teaching Resource provides an introduction to the use of cultured cells ... (more)

This Teaching Resource provides an introduction to the use of cultured cells as an experimental approach in undergraduate laboratory research and the study of neuronal differentiation in PC12 cells. In addition, a thought experiment with answers is provided that can be used to assess student understanding of (i) the scientific method, (ii) signaling processes involved in cellular differentiation, and (iii) the use of pharmacological agents to manipulate a cell culture system. (less)

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Life Science
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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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:
Elizabeth M. Adler (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Associate Editor of Science's STKE REV)
Cellular Neurobiology, Spring 2012
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Cellular Neurobiology, Spring 2012

This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of ... (more)

This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis is placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells. Topics covered include the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, synaptic transmission, neurochemistry, neurodevelopment, and the integration of information in simple systems and the visual system. (less)

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Life Science
Education
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Internet Scout Project
M.I.T.
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Internet Scout Project
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Troy Littleton
William Quinn
A Clinical Approach to the Human Brain, Fall 2006
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A Clinical Approach to the Human Brain, Fall 2006

This course is designed to provide an understanding of how the human ... (more)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease, and is intended for both the Brain and Cognitive Science major and the non-Brain and Cognitive Science major. Knowledge of how the human brain works is important for all citizens, and the lessons to be learned have enormous implications for public policy makers and educators. The course will cover the regional anatomy of the brain and provide an introduction to the cellular function of neurons, synapses and neurotransmitters. Commonly used drugs that alter brain function can be understood through a knowledge of neurotransmitters. Along similar lines, common diseases that illustrate normal brain function will be discussed. Experimental animal studies that reveal how the brain works will be reviewed. Throughout the seminar we will discuss clinical cases from Dr. Byrne's experience that illustrate brain function; in addition, articles from the scientific literature will be discussed at each class. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Case Study
Full Course
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Byrne, Thomas
The Cockroach Beatbox
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The Cockroach Beatbox

By dissecting a cockroach ... yes, live on stage ... TED Fellow ... (more)

By dissecting a cockroach ... yes, live on stage ... TED Fellow and neuroscientist Greg Gage shows how brains receive and deliver electric impulses -- and how legs can respond. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 6-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Video Lectures
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TED-Ed
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TED-Ed
Author:
Gage, Greg
Computer Simulations of Basic Neuronal Function
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Computer Simulations of Basic Neuronal Function

This laboratory utilizes two user-friendly computer programs from Neurosim (Biosoft, Cambridge, U.K.) ... (more)

This laboratory utilizes two user-friendly computer programs from Neurosim (Biosoft, Cambridge, U.K.) that demonstrate various aspects of electrophysiological functions of neurons without sacrificing experimental animals. One program simulates passive conduction in a long length of axon while the second program simulates the Hodgkin-Huxley equations for the production of an action potential. While these programs allow students to try experimental manipulations that parallel those done in real electrophysiological experiments (changing ionic concentrations or voltage stimulus, effects of various drugs, etc.) it also allows them to change some of the inherent properties of neurons, such as membrane resistance and axon resistance. This enables one to see how neurons of different physical characteristics differ in their electrical behavior. This laboratory is suitable for students of varying backgrounds. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of Alberta
Provider Set:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Maggie Haag
Coping with Changes
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Coping with Changes

The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to understand how the ... (more)

The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to understand how the nervous system allows us to learn, remember, and cope with changes in the environment. In grades 3-5, students start viewing the body as one whole system, as one whole organism. In the 6th grade and up, students should start to understand how organs and organ systems work together. For instance, the brain is part of the nervous system and works in conjunction with neurons (cells). The nervous system works with all other body systems, such as the musculoskeletal system. The activities in this lesson introduce the nervous system, both in parts and as a whole. By learning about the whole system, students will understand that the brain, spinal cord, and nerve cells are at the root of all other body functions. (less)

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Science and Technology
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AAAS
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The Cytoskeleton
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The Cytoskeleton

Professor David Van Vactor describes the structure of the cytoskeleton, which acts ... (more)

Professor David Van Vactor describes the structure of the cytoskeleton, which acts as a scaffold for the cell. (less)

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Mathematics
Engineering
Life Science
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Instructional Material
Video Lectures
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:
Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
Developing Mirror Neurons
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Developing Mirror Neurons

Mirror neurons provide an important shortcut to learning new movements.

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Life Science
Physics
Education
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Reference
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:
Amy Nisselle REV
Caren Gough TITLE
Danielle Sixsmith NOTE;ENCODING=QUOTED-PRINTABLE
David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
John Connolly (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Laura Maitland (Mepham High School TITLE)
Mary Colvard TITLE
Developmental Neurobiology, Spring 2005
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Developmental Neurobiology, Spring 2005

Considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of ... (more)

Considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function. Topics include: neural induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nedivi, Elly
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