Biotechnology in Medicine and Agriculture (GPC)
Jeffrey Mahr
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe uses of biotechnology in medicine Describe uses of biotechnology in agriculture
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International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used in
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The Human Body, an Overview
Learn about your body and what makes it tick in this short, computer-animated video.  The video briefly covers the following key concepts: muscular system, skeletal system, circulatory system, respiratory system, excretory system, endocrine system and the nervous system.  The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
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Nervous System
Video discusses the nervous system.  It shows what the nervous system is responsible for.  It discusses what the nervous system is made of, how big it is, and what it controls.  It is called the nervous system because it is made of billions of nerve cells.  The brain is divided into the right side and the left side.  It also shows the different parts of the brain.
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The Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
This is an excellent, concise video giving information through simple animation and commentary. A quote from the video: "The nervous system is a complex network of nerve cells and nerve fibers spread throughout the body. Its function is to interpret, store, and respond to information received from inside and outside."
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Nervous System
Learn about the communication system of your body. What lies beneath how you respond to everyday stimuli? How does your nerves process information?  Video discusses what the nervous system does and how it works.  This discussion of the nervous system is split into two parts; the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. 
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Nervous System - Kids Animation Learn Series
Learn all about the functions of the Human Body from the 'Human Body' Kids Animation Learn Series. This simple video elaborated with pictures and descriptions about the human nervous system are enjoyable and make learning about this complex system understandable for all ages.
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How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health.  The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
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Human Anatomy - Peripheral Nervous System
This is a computer-animated video (02:23) that describes the nervous system and its three parts: the autonomic nervous system, the enteric nervous system, and the somatic nervous system.  This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel far.
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The Nervous System: A Phylogenetic Perspective
Professor George Wolfe discusses the nervous system in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a board.  Run time 08:22.
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Human Regulation: The Nervous System and the Action Potential
Professor George Wolfe discusses the nervous system and the action potential in human regulation in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series.
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Brain and Nervous System - music video
Your most important organ is your mighty good brain in this parody of En Vogue's "Whatta Man" by Bill Nye. Lyrics quickly teach you about the organs and functions of the nervous system. Run time 1:43
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Managing Stress and Psychosomatic Disorders Through Meditation
This practical session on meditation teaches the technique of awakening the subtle energy from the position of the nervous system and the energy centers using positive affirmations to attain self-realization. The instructor will conclude the session by going through research findings on meditation and stress management. No mats are required. This meditation is performed while sitting on a chair.  59:42 min.
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Polio pt2
Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo
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The Mark Steel Lectures- Descartes 3/3
Written and delivered by Mark Steel, each scripted lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of Descartes. This episode continues with the discussion of God in Descartes thoughts.  Mr. Steel then discusses Descartes new topic, which was anatomy.  He discovered that the senses work through the nervous system.  He then continued that our minds are separate from our
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Charming Snakes- Cobras in the Dark
Cobras are one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Their most
distinctive feature is their hooded head which they raise to intimidate
prey as it spreading their hood makes them look larger.
Cobras usually eat rodents, eggs, and frogs; but they also eat other
snakes such as rat snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin and when injected
into prey, it paralyses the animal by shutting down the function of the
nervous system, which ultimately leads to cardiac

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Lead Poisoning
Once absorbed into our bodies, lead can have devastating effects on the brain and central nervous system. Learn more about lead poisoning in this short video.  1:32 min.
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Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Professor Adrian Monck
Professor Adrian Monck is Managing Director and Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum. The Forum is an independent, international organisation incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. He was educated at Oxford University and London Business School and went on to be an award-winning broadcast journalist with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. His work at Dunblane and in Bosnia received awards from the Royal Television Society, and on Rwanda won the speci
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The Glamorous Life of a TV Presenter - Arti Halai
Arti Halai is currently a Presenter for ITV1’s regional news output in the Midlands Central News. She also has her own training company and is a consultant and a trainer on presentation, media and communication skills. She has spent fifteen years working in both radio and television. She started her career working for BBC Radio WM as a reporter and presenter based at Pebble Mill in Birmingham where she covered a wide range of stories. She is a governor for Mathey Boulton College of Further and
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Creativity is International - Dean Stockton
Dean Stockton is a British creative star. Since January 2008 Dean has been Senior Creative Director of Chellomedia Group. He leads group creative direction and responsibility for managing all corporate brand strategy, including most channel and online services. He delivers and impliments creative direction and creative marketing solutions across the group; provides creative inspiration, creative lead and creative expertise – promoting the importance of creative excellence throughout the organi
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