Hearing: Lend Me Your Ear
In this Mini-Med lecture, Dr. Mel Schloss talks about all aspects of hearing loss. He also briefly touches on the anatomy and physiology of hearing.
The Gold Standard in Cancer Research
Phil Gold, Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Oncology, discovered the first and most widely used blood test for cancer, CEA, making early detection and better treatment possible. Meet a McGill legend.
Virtual Educational Resource for the Biosciences (VERB) - Eutherians - standalone HTML files
VERB is an online animal diversity resource designed to accompany undergraduate degrees in the Biosciences. In this package, entitled VERB Eutherians, the groups discussed are the living placental mammals. Contained are a series of web pages outlining the diversity of the eutherians from an evolutionary perspective. The topics of focus are phylogeny (evolutionary history) and functional anatomy, but subjects as wide as genetics, ecology, physiology, and developmental biology are discussed where
Tools for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
A series of learning objects, based around the Virtual Rocky Shore resource at http://open.jorum.ac.uk:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/2729 . These include web based instructions on experimental design, a PDF and web based resources for statistics, video tutorials for data presentation in Microsoft Excel (2007), simulations of grazing on rocky shores, a capture-mark-recapture simulation for estimating population sizes and a series of Scilab simulations for teaching physiology, evolution, popu
DNA Replication (animated)
This video shows the process of DNA replication through cool animations. It also shows what a DNA Replication Fork looks like. (02:05)
BURN - Biosciences Undergraduate Research at Nottingham
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Research produced 2006 - 2009. BURN brings final year undergraduate research work to public view in a professional and relevant way. The students represented here have risen to the challenges of doing rigorous research and presenting their work to a wider audience. Their articles show the distance they have travelled during their studies. They also demonstrate the inquiry and critical thinking skills that have been
CPU vs GPU: Protein Folding Simulation
This simulation shows a protein folding simulation of TRPCage (an artificially designed protein) running in implicit solvent. The simulation shows a single Intel E5462 2.80GHz CPU versus an NVIDIA C1060 GPU. Courtesy of Ross Walker, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego.
Circuits (Part 1)
Introduction to electricity, circuits, current and resistance. This video, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. Run time 11:39.
From molecules to physiology, PLoS Pathogens publishes important new ideas on bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions, and viruses that contribute to our understanding of the biology of pathogens and pathogen-host interactions.
Human Emotion Fall 2008
This course will examine two different theoretical perspectives on emotion: (1) the differential emotions approach with its strong evolutionary grounding, and (2) the social constructionist approach. Next, the course will investigate empirical research on many facets of emotion including facial expression, physiology, appraisal, and the lexicon of emotion. Finally, we will consider more specific topics including social interaction, culture, gender, personality, and psychopathology.
The importance of the kidneys is most clearly demonstrated in the presence of pathophysiologic states. The kidneys play a central role in the maintenance of the internal milieu by balancing fluid, electrolytes, and hydrogen ions to provide optimal conditions for molecular, cellular, and body system function. They also serve as the major excretory organ for metabolic byproducts, drugs, and other organic substances. Finally, the kidneys are an important endocrine organ, producing vasoactive factor
The Introduction to Cardiovascular Pathophysiology course provides the students with two main objectives. It delineates the material students are expected to understand and have recalled from the basic cardiac physiology lectures and it expands on the discussion of the hemodynamic perturbations of cardiac function.
Studying mammals: the social climbers
Monkeys have long fascinated us because of their similarities to the human race. In this unit you will find out about some of the characteristics that make them so like us: their physiology, complex social interactions, large brains and intelligence. This
Studying mammals: the opportunists
Many mammals are food specialists, with complex adaptations that gear them toward a particular food source. So how do the omnivores survive and prosper without these fancy evolutionary features? This unit examines the physiology, diet and strategies of so
This patient education program discusses end-stage renal disease, or ESRD. It reviews how the kidneys work, signs and symptoms of problems, treatment options, and preventive measures. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Kidney Stones (Spanish)
This patient education program discusses kidney stones including how they are formed, their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention. It also reviews the anatomy and function of the kidneys. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, ...
Six gamelike/experimental microcomputer simulations
This resource provides brief descriptions and a sample exercise for programs contained in BioBytes 3.1, a collection of computer simulation modules. The programs themselves cover a range of topics including ecology, behavioral ecology, physiology, endocrinology, and population genetics.
Supercooling and Freezing in Winter Dormant Animals
This resource is a detailed manual of protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in animal physiology and zoology, including detailed protocols and background information.
Techniques of Anesthesia and Catheter Placement in the Rat Rattus rattus
This resource consists of a description of procedures and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in animal physiology. It includes student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested questions.
Thermoregulation in Vertebrates Studied by Telemetry
This exercise, which is adaptable for introductory biology students or advanced physiology classes, uses a simple radio telemetry system for measuring body temperature from unrestrained and undisturbed animals. The advantages of this system over traditional probe-type thermometers are enormous. The laboratory will include practice in calibration of the transmitters, instruction in inserting the transmitter into the animals, and experience in interpreting the data obtained.