Natural magic informs every function of our bodies, our life span and the way we perceive.
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This unit will provide you with a general introduction to learning Latin allowing you to assess whether you would like to learn more. You will look at the links that exist between Latin and English, examine the structure of sentences and gain an awareness of the fundamentals of pronunciation in Latin.
ePod 9 – Burj Khalifa
ePod discusses the tallest man-made structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa, as well as life in the Middle East. We interviewed a number of Civil Engineers at Imperial and discuss whether the money could possibly have been better spent elsewhere... as well as the engineering behind it!
RVC 38 - Endothelial Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease
Endothelial cells line all the blood vessels in our bodies and disease processes culminating in heart attack and stroke start with problems in these cells. Prof Caroline Wheeler-Jones explains her work examining the importance of particular enzymes and signalling pathways in the function of endothelial cells, and how these go wrong or may be protective against cardiovascular diseases.
5.3.3 Phosphorylation of proteins as a means of regulating activity
In this unit we explore how proteins are the 'doers' of the cell. They are huge in number and variety and diverse in structure and function, serving both the structural building blocks and the functional machinery of the cell. Just about every process in every cell requires specific proteins. The basic principles of protein structure and function which are reviewed in this unit are crucial to understanding how proteins perform their various roles.
Advanced Processors and Course Wrapup
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9.03 Neural Basis of Learning and Memory (MIT)
This course highlights the interplay between cellular and molecular storage mechanisms and the cognitive neuroscience of memory, with an emphasis on human and animal models of hippocampal mechanisms and function. Class sessions include lectures and discussion of papers.
Overview of a Course on Current Approaches to Teaching, Learning, and School Improvement
This website was designed as an archive of course materials and reflections to serve as a foundation for the development of future versions of this and other courses. The course syllabus serves as the organizing structure of the site; it provides access to weekly reflections, class overheads and notes, and student work.
Master Plan 2010-2030
The Campus Master Plan lays out a long-range plan for the physical development of campus in size, form, character, image and environment. It includes proposed new building growth while at the same time addressing renewal of buildings and defining outdoor spaces that unify all functions of the University. Building upon the success of The Master Plan 2000-2020: Achieving Distinctiveness and Excellence in Form, Function, and Design, the University is currently involved in updating the Plan with an
Predictors of Family Structure
This exercise looks at race and family income as predictors of family structure. Students will test and evaluate hypotheses, learning how to work with control variables and bivariate tables.
Population Structures and Cohorts
This module provides a gentle introduction to the use of WebCHIP software and census data to investigate basic population issues. In the first part of this module, you will use data from the 1990 U.S. census to create population pyramids for several racial and ethnic groups. These population pyramids provide the ability to view the age and sex structure of a population.
Education in America
Focusing on education, we will examine the changes from 1950 to 1990 in the numbers, race, gender, and occupations of high school and college graduates. Turning our attention to cohorts and population structure, we will trace birth trends over the past four decades, namely the Baby Boom, and discuss possible causes and effects.
"Aint I a Woman?" Motherhood and Status Deprivation
The proposed exercises are to be used in my Sociology of Family and my Society and Power courses. The exercise would seem to work best with readings or discussions of gender, family structure, social stratification and life chances. The activity begins with a modified version of an SSDAN exercise created created by Elizabeth Jordan, "The Explosion of Teenage Motherhood: Myth or Reality?" The concluding activity, exercise 2, is designed to give students an introduction to generating and testing a
Social Structure-Personality: What is the relationship between social class and child-rearing values
The sociologist, Melvin Kohn, argued that people's locations in social structures, particularly the occupational structure, influenced the values they would stress for their children because variations in structural locations exposed them to different experiences.
Biomechatronics is a contraction of biomechanics and mechatronics. In this course the function and coordination of the human motion apparatus is the central focus, and the design of assistive devices for the support of the function of the motion apparatus.
U.S. Government Branches
The Purpose of this lesson is for you to better understand the function and purpose of the Branches of the Government and their checks and balances.
World of Enzymes
What does the word enzyme mean to you? Did you know that all living organisms contain enzymes, but did you also know that they are also found in laundry detergents and various food products? This project will explore what enzymes are, how they function and the factors that influence how well they work.
Dynamic Gene is designed to let students learn about plant genomes by using bioinformatics to analyze newly sequenced genes in rice and maize. Many of these genes have only been predicted by computers and have never been closely examined by human beings! The site's name emphasizes the gene both as a dynamic structure that changes through evolutionary time, but also as a dynamic concept that changes with our increasing knowledge of genome organization. The design for Dynamic Gene recalls the "str
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists II
This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with applications in the experimental biological sciences. Demonstrates methods of exploring, organizing, and presenting data, and introduces the fundamentals of probability. Presents the foundations of statistical inference, including the concepts of parameters and estimates and the use of the likelihood function, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Topics include experimental design, linear regression, the analysis of