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Biochemistry Laboratory, Spring 2009
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" The course, which spans two thirds of a semester, provides students ...

" The course, which spans two thirds of a semester, provides students with a research-inspired laboratory experience that introduces standard biochemical techniques in the context of investigating a current and exciting research topic, acquired resistance to the cancer drug Gleevec. Techniques include protein expression, purification, and gel analysis, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, kinase activity assays, and protein structure viewing. This class is part of the new laboratory curriculum in the MIT Department of Chemistry. Undergraduate Research-Inspired Experimental Chemistry Alternatives (URIECA) introduces students to cutting edge research topics in a modular format. Acknowledgments Development of this course was funded through an HHMI Professors grant to Professor Catherine L. Drennan."

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Chemistry
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Taylor, Elizabeth Vogel
Clippy Island: An Investigation into Natural Selection
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In this activity, leaners will observe the process of natural selection on ...

In this activity, leaners will observe the process of natural selection on a population of birds called 'Springbeaks' over four seasons of breeding on an isolated environment called 'Clippy Island.' Learners will simulate feeding in a timed exercise to illustrate how a limited food supply and the introduction of genetic variants can lead to natural selection and adaptation. Learners will examine whether or not beak size affects the ability of a Springbeak to gather food and how this variation can affect successive generations in the population. This activity is designed for large groups of 30 learners but can work for smaller groups of at least 16 learners.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Anthropology
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Dr. Amanda Bamford
Dr. Susan Bulleid
Hannah Chalk
Henry McGhie
Lauren Furness
Louise Sutherland
The Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester
Innovation in Military Organizations, Fall 2005
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" This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes ...

" This seminar has three purposes. One, it inquires into the causes of military innovation by examining a number of the most outstanding historical cases. Two, it views military innovations through the lens of organization theory to develop generalizations about the innovation process within militaries. Three, it uses the empirical study of military innovations as a way to examine the strength and credibility of hypotheses that organization theorists have generated about innovation in non-military organizations."

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Political Science
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Posen, Barry
Sapolsky, Harvey