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'Lab rats of molecular biology' find home on campus - Cornell Chronicle


Cornell Chronicle
Fruit flies in your kitchen are an annoyance, but fruit flies in a research lab play a vital role in advancing our understanding of biology. Some scientists refer to the fruit fly species Drosophila melanogaster as the lab rat of molecular biology ...

New scientific model to aid young students in understanding biology - Penn State News


Penn State News
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new aspect of scientific modeling in childhood classrooms called "Transformation Boxes" can help young students better understand biology, an international researcher says. Andres Acher, associate professor at University of ...

Calcium Probe Problems - Science Magazine (blog)


Science Magazine (blog)
Fluorescent dyes and probes are wonderful things, and they have been absolutely crucial to our understanding of cellular biology. Being able to see specific protein types and cellular structures in real time through a microscope with dyes, being able ...

Understanding Cellular Respiration

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Process by which food is broken down by the body's cells to produce energy in the form of ATP molecules.

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Cellular Respiration
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Overview of biochemistry of energy conversion within the organelle, as part of Kimball's Biology Pages.

About.com: Cellular Respiration
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Describes glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and electron transport.

Cellular Respiration and Fermentation
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Describes the process of glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain.

Cellular Respiration - Bozemanscience
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Paul Andersen covers the processes of aerobic and anaerobic cellular respiration. He starts with a brief description of the two processes. He then describes the important parts of the mitochondria. He explains how energy is transferred to ATP through the processes of glycolysis, the Kreb cycle and the Electron Transport Chain.

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Life is possible only if molecules and cells remain organized. Organization requires energy, as governed by the laws of thermodynamics. Just about anything a living organism does requires energy. We most often think of energy as food or calories. Cells, however, think of energy as ATP. Cellular respiration is the process of taking the food we eat (like sugar) and converting it into an energy that can be used by cells - ATP.

Understanding Snows
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Genetics of the snow colors in the Bengal.

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Short introduction from the American Museum of Natural History.

Understanding Genetics
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Explores human health and the genome. From The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.

Understanding Evolution
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Teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology, from the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the National Center for Science Education.

Understanding Evolution For Teachers
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Explore the ultimate evolution resource for K-12 teachers. Includes lesson plans and sections detailing the important concepts to impart to students - history of life, evidence of evolution, mechanisms of evolution, and the nature of science.