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  1. The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin

    The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin

    2020-06-14 21:14:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/N5JP-1P96

    This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved.

  2. Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model

    Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model

    2020-06-14 17:36:08 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Glenn Ledder, Michelle Homp | doi:10.25334/4H67-PT17

    This web page contains materials created by faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mathematics to teach basic fundamentals of mathematical epidemiology.

  3. COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics

    COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics

    2020-06-14 17:04:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Glenn Ledder | doi:10.25334/AV62-AV86

    This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed experiments.

  4. Nicholas' Story

    Nicholas' Story

    2020-06-13 19:17:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nik Tsotakos | doi:10.25334/DW94-1869

    This 3 part case on sickle cell disease focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of its cause, symptoms, complications, management, treatment, and possible cures.

  5. COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine

    COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine

    2020-06-13 18:56:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nik Tsotakos | doi:10.25334/R16F-A553

    This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus origins, the molecular basis of the infection, the development and severity of symptoms, and treatment.

  6. A tale of two globins: hemoglobin and myoglobin and oxygen transport

    A tale of two globins: hemoglobin and myoglobin and oxygen transport

    2020-06-13 13:26:28 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alice Tarun | doi:10.25334/1X7A-AY06

    Hemoglobin and myoglobin are two related proteins important in oxygen binding and transport to cells. However, unlike myoglobin, hemoglobin exhibits positive cooperativity in oxygen binding. Oxygen saturation curves and cooperative binding by hemoglobin i

  7. How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

    How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

    2020-06-12 20:28:27 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Courtney Campany | doi:10.25334/408M-CC06

    This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles and plant-fungal relationships to complete the assignment.

  8. Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

    Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

    2020-06-12 18:13:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith Johnson, Didem Vardar-Ulu, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/DNC7-8581

    This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, replication, and treatment. Additional worksheets introduce students to bioinformatics tools of 3-D protein visualization and BLAST searches.

  9. COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection

    COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection

    2020-06-12 14:56:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Didem Vardar-Ulu, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/HQCA-QD59

    This case was written in Spring 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on understanding the structure and interaction of the SARS-Cov-2 viral spike protein that facilitates infection in human cells.

  10. A Case of Severe Insulin Resistance

    A Case of Severe Insulin Resistance

    2020-06-12 10:55:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Melanie Lenahan, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/DTTA-WW18

    This case focuses on understanding how a mutation in a cell signalling protein (a kinase) can prevent insulin function and lead to diabetes.

  11. Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis Enzymes

    Evolution of Caffeine Biosynthesis Enzymes

    2020-06-12 10:52:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brian Sullivan, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/225Z-KR22

    This case focuses on exploring why plants make secondary metabolites like caffeine and how the enzymes required for making caffeine evolved.

  12. Piwi Matters

    Piwi Matters

    2020-06-12 10:40:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Laurel Lorenz, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/ZM3H-4149

    This case focuses on understanding structure and function relationships in Piwi, a protein that is critical for germline stem cell function and development of eggs in the fruit fly ovary.

  13. Waking up Anna

    Waking up Anna

    2020-06-12 03:29:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kate K. O'Toole, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/Y88F-9279

    This case focuses on understanding the molecular basis of Anna's sleeping disorder and its treatment.

  14. Happy Blue Baby

    Happy Blue Baby

    2020-06-12 03:11:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/2R67-W933

    This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved on its own in a few months.

  15. Nicholas' Story

    Nicholas' Story

    2020-06-12 03:04:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Shuchismita Dutta, Kimberly Linenberger Cortes, Henry Vincent Jakubowski, Melanie Lenahan, David Marcey, Pat Marsteller, Cassidy Terrell | doi:10.25334/H82J-3C28

    This 3 part case on sickle cell disease focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of its cause, symptoms, complications, management, treatment, and possible cures.

  16. Vertebrate Clade Race

    Vertebrate Clade Race

    2020-06-11 20:36:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Baum, Kristin Jenkins | doi:10.25334/D9GX-PC46

    This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic terminology and how to "read" a phylogenetic tree.

  17. Remote sensing data processing – NEON airborne data

    Remote sensing data processing – NEON airborne data

    2020-06-10 20:20:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Yingying Xie | doi:10.25334/CPFG-B331

    Concepts of remote sensing and data logistics, and NEON remote sensing data are introduced. Students learn how to apply spatial data processing and visualization skills using R coding program to process NEON airborne data to address scientific questions.

  18. Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

    Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

    2020-06-09 19:58:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Spera | doi:10.25334/JK60-TQ48

    This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses (correlation analysis s, t-test), and graphing techniques.

  19. Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA

    Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA

    2020-06-09 18:15:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rebecca North | doi:10.25334/SFP1-1C96

    We discuss what tests are appropriate to analyze the data from nutrient simulation experiments. They will conduct one-way ANOVAs and a post hoc test using a dummy dataset and interpret the results.

  20. Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl

    Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl

    2020-06-09 16:22:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rachel Hartnett | doi:10.25334/SKPR-CB95

    The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is designed specifically to deal with missing data.