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.
Use of Impedance Pneumograph in Exercise Physiology
This resource provides protocols and instructional information for carrying out an undergraduate laboratory exercise in human biology and exercise physiology. It includes student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested questions for laboratory reports.
Water and Solute Movement Through Red Blood Cell Membranes
This resource is a detailed laboratory exercise suitable for undergraduate laboratory courses in biochemistry, physiology and cell biology. It includes detailed background information and student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested anaylses.
Were Dinosaurs Cold- or Warm-Blooded?: An Exercise in Scientific Inference
Both metabolic rates and brain masses are approximately 10 times as great in modern terrestrial warm-blooded animals (birds and mammals) as in cold-blooded terrestrial animals (reptiles) of the same body mass. This is one of several lines of evidence scientists have used to infer the mode of thermal regulation of dinosaurs and other extinct amniotes. In this exercise each student is assigned one of a number of dinosaurs. Students estimate brain mass from a drawing of a cranial endocast and body
Dog examination techniques
This presentation has been developed to introduce veterinary students to the process of carrying out a systematic physical examination in canine patients. It is designed to act as an introduction to these processes and procedures only, giving the students a framework from which to work as they develop and refine these skills throughout the veterinary course. Physical examination is a key skill which will be used throughout a veterinary surgeon's career and is a key determinant in selecting diag
The anatomy cookbook: A dissection guide with recipes
The Anatomy Cookbook has been written to accompany an anatomy and physiology course for bioengineers who would otherwise have missed out on the opportunity to study real organ systems at first hand. It is not an alternative to a standard anatomy text, it acts more as a laboratory supplement. The fun bit is that your kitchen takes the place of the dissection room. Each recipe provides an insight into one or more organs, and all you need to do is go to the supermarket and be prepared to think abou
The physiology of the kidneys
Aimed at pre-registration Nursing students studying human biology, this learning object introduces the physiology of the kidney, examining the processes by which the kidneys filter blood, control body pH and eliminate the waste products of metabolism from the body.
"Experimental Microbial Genetics, Fall 2008"
" In this class, students engage in independent research projects to probe various aspects of the physiology of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14, an opportunistic pathogen isolated from the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. Students use molecular genetics to examine survival in stationary phase, antibiotic resistance, phase variation, toxin production, and secondary metabolite production. Projects aim to discover the molecular basis for these processes using both classical and cutting
The Urinary System
The urinary system is concerned with the formation and elimination of urine. In an adult, more than 2,500 pints of blood passes through the kidneys each day. Blood enters via the renal arteries and is filtered to remove most of the waste products of metabolism. Seven pints of filtrate are produced every hour. Purified blood returns to the body circulation via the renal veins. The filtering process is carried out by more than two million tiny kidney units, or nephrons, which produce a highly conc
Anatomy of a Kidney
There is a very brief video with still images of the kidney. This is a quote from the video:
"This cross section of a kidney, almost three times life-size, shows its blood supply and one of the filter tubules, a nephron, highly magnified. The nephron is a highly specialized coiled tubule measuring up to one inch in length. There are more than one million nephrons in each kidney. They function as the kidney's filter units. The kidneys filter unwanted materials from the blood and regulate th
'The 'kidneys are a bean shaped, fist size organ whose task is to filter blood and remove the waste.' This is a quote from the video. The information is related in a 'dry' way but the content is usable. The instructor appears to be using slideshow.
The Excretory System
This short, humorous video explains the excretory system (also called the urinary system), including its major organs: the kidneys, ureters, urethra, and bladder.
Learn How the Kidneys Work
How do our kidneys filter our blood stream? This video deomonstrates and explains how our kidneys work by making a model using a water bottle, fish tank tubing, funnel, coffee filters, food coloring and water. Run time 03:52.
Video uses hand drawn diagrams to identify and discuss the structure and physiology of the upper arm. Very thorough. Good review for a test. Music in background is a little distracting, and video is a little pixelated. Grades 9-12. 4:50 min.
Review of Cat Organs and Blood Vessels
Professor reviews major blood vessels. Comparisons to human anatomy are made. Trachea, larynx, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys are also identified. This would make a great review for students preparing for a cat muscle practical. Color video with sound. Run time 07:01.
HST.523J Cell-Matrix Mechanics (MIT)
Mechanical forces play a decisive role during development of tissues and organs, during remodeling following injury as well as in normal function. A stress field influences cell function primarily through deformation of the extracellular matrix to which cells are attached. Deformed cells express different biosynthetic activity relative to undeformed cells. The unit cell process paradigm combined with topics in connective tissue mechanics form the basis for discussions of several topics from cell
HST.121 Gastroenterology (MIT)
The most recent knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics, and bioengineering of the gastrointestinal tract and the associated pancreatic, liver and biliary tract systems is presented and discussed. Gross and microscopic pathology and the clinical aspects of important gastroenterological diseases are then presented, with emphasis on integrating the molecular, cellular and pathophysiological aspects of the disease processes to their related symptoms and signs.