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  1. Cells of the Immune System

    Cells of the Immune System

    2019-07-02 03:50:54 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/VF0B-CE21

    This tutorial provides an overview of the immune system, concentrating on the roles played by B and T lymphocytes, and on the antigen-presentation system.

  2. Targeting Infected Cells for Immune Defense

    Targeting Infected Cells for Immune Defense

    2019-07-02 03:34:39 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/690H-9K80

    This animation shows how a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T cells to destroy itself.

  3. The p53 Gene and Cancer

    The p53 Gene and Cancer

    2019-07-02 03:25:35 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/2884-Q064

    This tutorial describes the structure and function of the p53 protein, how its activity is regulated in cells, and how mutant versions of p53 can lead to cancer.

  4. Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment

    Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment

    2019-07-02 03:00:01 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/3RFD-6T62

    This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop treatments for the disease.

  5. Sex Verification Testing of Athletes

    Sex Verification Testing of Athletes

    2019-07-02 02:51:09 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/WJSF-Q922

    This interactive module explores the biology of sex determination and development in humans, set against the backdrop of the different sex testing policies implemented throughout sports history.

  6. The Biology of Skin Color

    The Biology of Skin Color

    2019-07-02 02:33:44 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/94C4-AY97

    This film explores the hypothesis that different tones of skin color in humans arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world.

  7. Conference-based Undergraduate Experiences: Lowering the Barrier for Learning about Computational Biology

    Conference-based Undergraduate Experiences: Lowering the Barrier for Learning about Computational Biology

    2019-07-02 01:49:39 | Contributor(s): Anna Ritz | doi:10.25334/3BNP-BJ64

    Presentation on how attending conferences can enhance computational biology training for undergraduates at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference

  8. Natural Selection in Humans

    Natural Selection in Humans

    2019-07-01 18:59:39 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/FY71-6S86

    This film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia.

  9. Electrical Activity of Neurons

    Electrical Activity of Neurons

    2019-07-01 18:43:27 | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/1CTM-GJ51

    This tutorial describes how neurons generate action potentials, and how scientists measure neuronal activity and record the firing of individual neurons.

  10. Using IF-AT (Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique) Forms for Collaborative Activities

    Using IF-AT (Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique) Forms for Collaborative Activities

    2019-06-28 17:05:10 | Contributor(s): Kiersten Newtoff | doi:10.25334/N6S2-FF45

    Presentation on IF-AT Forms at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

  11. Introducing Students to Data Science

    Introducing Students to Data Science

    2019-06-28 16:35:17 | Contributor(s): Tyler Frazier | doi:10.25334/D71R-FM51

    Presentation on data science at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

  12. Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Building standards and resources for using collections data in the classroom

    Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Building standards and resources for using collections data in the classroom

    2019-06-26 18:03:19 | Contributor(s): Molly Phillips, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Natalie Douglas, Lisa White, Anna Monfils | doi:10.25334/WYMZ-1441

    Abstract for poster on using collections data presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

  13. Math Skills in Biology Education: A Principles Focused Evaluation (PF-E) of Community College Faculty Needs

    Math Skills in Biology Education: A Principles Focused Evaluation (PF-E) of Community College Faculty Needs

    2019-06-26 17:57:16 | Contributor(s): Sondra Marie LoRe, Stacey Kiser, Lisa A Corwin, Melissa Aikens, Jillian Marie Miller | doi:10.25334/SNXY-CB47

    Poster on math skill instruction in community colleges presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

  14. Predator-Prey Interactions: Selective foraging by wolf spiders

    Predator-Prey Interactions: Selective foraging by wolf spiders

    2019-06-20 19:24:35 | Contributor(s): Cindy Bennington | doi:10.25334/Q4VX6P

    This interactive case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) chapter entitled Predation, Herbivory and Parasitism.

  15. Leaping Lemur Life History

    Leaping Lemur Life History

    2019-06-20 19:21:44 | Contributor(s): Cindy Bennington | doi:10.25334/Q4R75G

    This interrupted case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) Life History chapter. Students practice calculating life history parameters and interpreting life history data.

  16. Sequence Similarity in Developmental Biology - A Bioinformatics Exercise Using Myostatin

    Sequence Similarity in Developmental Biology - A Bioinformatics Exercise Using Myostatin

    2019-06-19 16:07:51 | Contributor(s): Barbara Murdoch | doi:10.25334/Q45F3H

    This exercise leads upper level biology majors in an inquiry-based excursion to determine how similar the signaling molecule, myostatin, is between humans and mice, using a basic set of bioinformatics tools and concepts.

  17. Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets

    Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets

    2019-06-12 18:36:07 | Contributor(s): Carlos Christopher Goller, Kaitlyn Casimo | doi:10.25334/Q4RB3R

    The morphology and localization of structures inside the cell are often assumed to fit the ideal images found in biology textbooks. This interrupted case study using high-throughput microscopy data from the Allen Institute addresses this...

  18. Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE): Recent Activities

    Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE): Recent Activities

    2019-06-11 22:24:19 | Contributor(s): William Morgan | doi:10.25334/Q4J45K

    Presentation on NIBLSE at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference

  19. Mars Colony

    Mars Colony

    2019-06-11 18:02:00 | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q4W462

    In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.

  20. Island Frogs

    Island Frogs

    2019-06-11 17:09:07 | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q40T8N

    This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.