Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe how signaling pathways direct protein expression, cellular metabolism, and cell growthIdentify the function of PKC in signal transduction pathwaysRecognize the role of apoptosis in the development and maintenance of a healthy organism
Biotechnology is one of the largest and fasted growing science-based industries in North Carolina. In this lesson students will have an opportunity to research some different Biotech companies in North Carolina. Secondly, students will grow live yeast cultures to model the cell culture development essential to the success of biotech companies. Students will manipulate different limiting factors such as temperature and the amount of media to measure the impact on cell growth/viability. The third part of this lesson will have students graphing, performing data analysis, and comparative analysis to modeled-data from Biogen Idecs cell culture development.
- Life Science
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- North Carolina State University
- Provider Set:
- Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
- Julie-Anne Thomasch
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Help Me Understand Genetics presents basic information about genetics in clear language and provides links to online resources.
This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:
"In endocytosis, the cell plasma membrane folds inward and pinches off to form intracellular vesicles. Originally, endocytosis was thought to primarily facilitate feeding and pathogen neutralization, but it is now known to regulate numerous processes in eukaryotic cells, such as signaling, membrane composition, mitosis, movement, and morphogenesis. Endocytosis also plays many roles in T cells through both clathrin-dependent and clathrin-independent mechanisms. For example, clathrin-mediated endocytosis regulates the receptors on the plasma membrane and internalizes α/β-type T cell antigen receptors (TCRs). Through clathrin-independent pathways, endocytosis internalizes TCRζ and the IL-2Rβ complex and recycles TCRαβ. Clathrin-independent endocytosis also helps T cells bind to antigen-presenting cells of the immune system and ingest pathogens and other foreign materials to aid in host defense and immune surveillance..."
The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.
Welcome to the Teachers' Corner of Small Things Considered. In this section, we include the posts we deem most adequate for teaching purposes. We have reorganized them into subject areas geared for a typical microbiology course. To date, this material has been used for various forms of intellectual enrichment, e.g., suggested readings, class presentations, a source of topics for term papers. You can also find here our Talmudic Questions, which we characterize as those whose answers cannot be found in Google. We are told that some of these questions have been used in exams ranging from tests for undergraduate courses to qualifying/prelims for graduate students.