In this Design Challenge activity students will explore how structure relates to function as they design devices to save Fido.
Structural analysis of the evolution of steroid specificity in the mineralocorticoid and glucocortic
Background The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) evolved from a common ancestor. Still not completely understood is how specificity for glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (e.g. aldosterone) evolved in these receptors. Results Our analysis of several vertebrate GRs and MRs in the context of 3D structures of human GR and MR indicates that with the exception of skate GR, a cartilaginous fish, there is a deletion in all GRs, at the position corresp
Wiggle -- Predicting Functionally Flexible Regions from Primary Sequence
The Wiggle series are support vector machine-based predictors that identify regions of functional flexibility using only protein sequence information. Functionally flexible regions are defined as regions that can adopt different conformational states and are assumed to be necessary for bioactivity. Many advances have been made in understanding the relationship between protein sequence and structure. This work contributes to those efforts by making strides to understand the relationship between p
WSM - Wave Structure of Matter - Overview
WSM is used to mean the concept of matter really being fully explicable as spherical standing wave structures. By studying the possible actual structure forms we can understand how de Broglie's results make perfect sense and be in the company of de Broglie and Shroedinger who held to this view rather than one based only on probabilities. Some links relating to this video: http://www.cyclesresearchinstitute.org/wsm.html http://www.glafreniere.com/matter.htm http://www.cyclesresearchinstitute.org/
Piecewise Linear Grapher
Highlight the language of domain and range, and the ideas of continuity and discontinuity, with this tool that links symbolic and graphic representations of each interval of a piecewise linear function.
NASA KSNN What is nanotechnology?
Learn more about nanotechnology and experiment as you try to build a lightweight structure.
NASA KSNN Why do bones get weaker as you age?
Learn more about current studies in bone strength and examine the structure and composition of bones
Turn of the Century First Ladies... Who's That Lady?
This activity was originally created for an online, video-conference produced by the National Digital Library Program in conjunction with the National First Ladies Library. The web pages were designed to provide the participating middle schools with resources and a structure to prepare for an online ...
Making small groups work
For students to work effectively in small groups, a teacher needs not only to set rules but to build a sense of community and teamwork within the basic structure the rules provide.
Core Concepts of Marketing
Through good economic times and bad, marketing remains the pivotal function in any business. Determining and satisfying the needs of customers through products that have value and accessibility and whose features are clearly communicated is the general purpose of any business. It is also a fundamental ...
UCDOER has been established by UCD Teaching and Learning to host a number of open educational resources, these materials are derived from its collection of programmes and workshops. Those with a teaching function within Higher Education may wish to engage with this content as module/s within UCD’s Graduate ...
Floor construction is the most serious activity in the building process serving as the main link between sub- structure and super-structure. Apart from the foundation, the floor of the building serves as the most immediate support for super-structure. The loads of the walls and columns and imposed loads are first transmitted to the floor before reaching the foundation concrete. The inability of a floor to support the above loads and onward transmission will indicate the ineffective nature of the
Developed for third grade. Students will begin by being given a mini-lesson on the neuron itself. Then, in the actual activity, students will discover a fun, hands-on project where they learn about the neuron, an essential part of the human body. Each student will be given a piece of clay with which they will be able to form their own neuron. After they have created a neuron, the teacher will guide the students in labeling the various parts of the neuron as well as teach about each individual fu
Tumor Suppressors - Cell Biology
This is an introductory survey of cell and developmental biology. The assembly of supramolecular structures; membrane structure and function; the cell surface; cytoplasmic membranes; the cytoskeleton and cell motility; the eukaryotic genome, chromatin, and gene expression; the cell cycle; organelle ...
Visualizing the Cytoskeleton - Cell Biology
This is an introductory survey of cell and developmental biology. The assembly of supramolecular structures; membrane structure and function; the cell surface; cytoplasmic membranes; the cytoskeleton and cell motility; the eukaryotic genome, chromatin, and gene expression; the cell cycle; organelle biogenesis, differentiation, and morphogenesis.
General Biology Fall 2008
This course is a general introduction to cell structure and function, molecular and organism genetics, animal development, form and function.
Interactive Histogram with Error Graph
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet allows the user to construct a histogram by clicking on a number line to generate the sample data. The graph of an error function is shown, either mean square error or mean absolute error.
Two light yellow seed embryos
The style of the carpel of a flower (female reproductive structure) leads to the ovary. The ovary holds eggs, which become seeds once fertilized. Seeds hold embryos. The embryo becomes a new plant. In animals, the embryo becomes a new animal.
Watson and Crick
Watson and Crick, along with contributions of other scientists such as Rosalind Franklin, found the basic structure of DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid.
Vertebrates, or animals that have a skeletal structure for body support, leave bones behind after their death. These bones can be placed together to recreate the skeletal frame of that animal. Bones can be examined to determine what animal the bones came from.