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Biology

The Cell

What is Adaption?

https://www.britannica.com/science/adaptation-biology-and-physiology

Cool Stuff:
"...It was so big that Russell suspected it had been faked, a concern that was dispelled through X-rays of its skeleton. Comparison with living geckos led to the surprising conclusion that it likely came from New Zealand, a country about 19,000 kilometres from France."
Read on here...


Spore-forming bacteria
   see also Endospores.
Natural and Artificial Selection
https://www.learnalberta.ca/content/kes/pdf/or_cf_sci_gr09_uA_03_natural.pdf

Cell Organelles
Quizlet (by Volunteers)


Cells and Systems 2.0


https://quizlet.com/ca/349448934/cells-systems-20-flash-cards/
Cells (on Khan Academy)

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat#cells

Multicellular versus Unicellular Organisms
   
Diffusion Through a Membrane Lab - Part 1 making the model cell

Microscope Parts and Functions https://quizlet.com/ca/349443813/microscope-parts-functions-diagram/

Your Body's Molecular Machines

 

Lab Reports

Lab Report Tutorial

https://people.ucalgary.ca/~biolcore/biol233/Lab_Report_Tutorial.pdf
How to Write a Lab Report for 8th Graders PDF download

 

 

Research

Trichoplax Adhaerens
(Tplax)

Looking beyond classical system...

Tplax has the smallest known genome in the animal kingdom, no neurons, no muscles, goes directly from cells to organisms, makes no tissues, no tissues.
Reproduces by tearing itself into pieces.

   

University Courses

Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology
Lesson 1
Prof. Robert Sapolsky
Stanford University

Click here for full lecture collection (25 lessons).
Neuronal Dynamics This course gives an introduction to the field of theoretical and computational neuroscience with a focus on models of single neurons. Neurons encode information about stimuli in a sequence of short electrical pulses (spikes). Students will learn how mathematical tools such as differential equations, phase plane analysis, separation of time scales, and stochastic processes can be used to understand the dynamics of neurons and the neural code.
https://www.edx.org/course/neuronal-dynamics
 


Computational Neuroscience: Neuronal Dynamics of Cognition This course explains the mathematical and computational models that are used in the field of theoretical neuroscience to analyze the collective dynamics of thousands of interacting neurons.
https://www.edx.org/course/computational-neuroscience-neuronal-dynamics-of-cognition-0
 
 
     

Biology in Space

https://www.livescience.com/64230-worms-spacex-launch.html

"Thousands of microscopic worms will be launched into space — wriggling around in SpaceX's next cargo shipment to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon."

 

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms

Do you want to prepare for medical school, study a STEM field, become a research scientist, or transition to a career in the booming biotechnology industry? Or maybe you just want to understand the chemical reactions that govern life itself. Join Professor Yaffe, an MIT professor and practicing surgeon, as he guides you through the science that inspires countless doctors, researchers, and students alike.

https://www.edx.org/course/biochemistry-biomolecules-methods-and-mechanisms

 

Introduction to Genetics

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/biomolecules/mendelian-genetics/v/an-introduction-to-mendelian-genetics

 

Graph Algorithms in Genome Sequencing

In this course, part of the Algorithms and Data Structures MicroMasters program, you will learn how graph algorithms are used in two fundamental problems in modern biology:

https://www.edx.org/course/graph-algorithms-genome-sequencing-uc-san-diegox-algs206x

 

Molecular Biology - Part 1: DNA Replication and Repair (MIT)

An in-depth adventure through DNA replication and repair to strengthen your scientific thinking and experimental design skills.

https://www.edx.org/course/molecular-biology-part-1-dna-replication-and-repair

 

 

Genetics: Editing RNA

Trying out change, experiment with RNA so not to mess with future generations.

What you need to know about CRISPR

 

 
Did you know? Mature red cells do not contain DNA. The inability to carry out protein synthesis due to lack of DNA means that no virus can evolve to target mammalian red blood cells.

   
   

 

 

 

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