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Spring gala scheduled at Northern History Center - Mariposa Gazette


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The Northern Mariposa County History Center in Coulterville is closed for its annual January display refurbishing. Several new displays are in the works. One of them will feature the flora and fauna of the region as seen though the eyes of local ...

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The stunning complexity of life at its very foundation leaves countless fundamental queries beyond the reach of scientific interpretation. One of the big disputes in evolutionary neurobiology is the origin of the synapse, a specialized organelle that ...

Selected Topics in the History of Biochemistry: Personal Recollections IX, Vol 44. Comprehensive Biochemistry ... - MilTech


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This book is the latest volume in the highly successful series Comprehensive Biochemistry. It provides a historical and autobiographical perspective of the developments in the field through the contributions of leading individuals who reflect on their ...
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Deardeath - History OF Dissection

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Scientists and physicians say it will add to the storehouse of human knowledge and improve our ability to tackle disease. Conservatives and ethicists argue that it violates the sanctity of the human body.

Like the stem cell controversy, dissection raised questions about where the body and soul begin and end. The ethical firestorm got under way as far back as the fourth century BC - the era of Aristotle and Hippocrates.

The prevailing religious attitudes of the period considered the body and soul to be separate entities, making dissection acceptable. But during the time of the Romans, the practice was banned. For the next 1,000 years, scientists were reduced to dissecting animals. The famous Greek anatomist Galen, whose work in the second century was the basis for all anatomical assumptions for nearly 1,400 years, relied almost entirely on pigs and monkeys for scientific research.

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Dissection is usually applied to the examination of plants and animals. The term is also used in relation to mechanisms, computer programs, written materials, etc. , as a synonym for terms such as reverse engineering or literary deconstruction. Dissection is usually performed by students in courses of biology, botany and anatomy and in association with medical and arts studies. Vivisection refers to the dissection of a living animal, often for t

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Perch have strong jaws, as well as teeth for capturing prey. The perch we are dissecting primarily will eat several prey items, including minnows, insect larvae, plankton (as babies) and worms. Behaviorwise, perch will form schools, sometimes number in the hundreds. Yellow perch spawn from mid-April to early May by depositing their eggs over vegetation or the water bottom, and they do not provide care for their young or their eggs. The perch can

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Among the most familiar invertebrate animals are the earthworms, members of the phylum Annelida. The word annelida means "ringed" and refers to a series of rings or segments that make up the bodies of the members of this phylum. Internally, septa, or dividing walls, are located between the segments. External segments are called metameres. There may be more than 100 segments in an adult worm. The clitellum is a swelling of the body found in sexual

Cow's Eye Dissection
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You see the world because light gets into your eyes. Your eye uses that light to make an image of the world inside your eyejust as a camera uses light to make a photograph.

Hometrainingtools.com - Earthworm Dissection
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Earthworms are important helpers in the garden or field! Their tunneling mixes up the soil and brings rich soil to the surface. You can observe the organs of these tiny creatures by dissecting a preserved earthworm.

Netfrog-Interactive Frog Dissection
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Really instructive frog dissection photo images, movies, text, and practical interaction. Designed for use in high school biology classes by the University of Virginia.

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The Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Scranton provides a virtual dissection of the brain.

Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
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Program for interactive dissection of a frog from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

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Interactive site which gives a glimpse into a sheep brain.

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