The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to apply what you have learned in BIO 3342 to understanding clinically relevant disease states using primary texts. As you know, in the Honors College we believe in analyzing original data rather than solely relying on textbooks to tell us what to think or believe
In order to properly complete your CAP research assignment, you should utilize as many resources as possible -- like any good scientist would! At minimum, your sources must include no less than three peer-reviewed articles. Some academic databases you might find useful for retrieving peer-reviewed scientific literature include the following (note: this list is not exhaustive, of course)
Your assignment is to research the current information on this Human/Neanderthal relationship, and describe the testing used to assess the amount of Neanderthal DNA that we may have mixed with our own.
Populations that breed continuously exhibit two types of growth: exponential and logistic. Most populations will experience exponential growth at some point, especially when food supplies are abundant. However, exponential growth is typically kept in check with density-dependent factors which affect populations as their population increases such as predation, lack of food sources, lack of space, and disease
The availability of and drastic reduction in costs of high-throughput sequencing (2nd generation sequencing and beyond) has greatly driven innovation in biology, yielding a plethora of functional genomic assays making use of next generation sequencing. These sequencing assays address specific biological questions in a genome-wide manner for e.g. RNAseq methods seek to quantify genome-wide gene expression which can be used to address a variety of questions
As you, the public health epidemiologist, studied the EATC virtual line list, created in the last unit, of ill residents, you discovered an interesting pattern in the person, place and time associations with illness. See Table 1 (below) for a summary of your observation in terms of place. No cases were found in cottage clusters 4 and 6
The following are (some of the) molecules involved in translation. Describe the structure and function of each: mRNA, start and stop codon, 5’UTR, ribosomal A-, P- E-sites, rRNA, tRNA, release factor
In this unit we have discussed several aspects of community ecology. This assignment will focus on one specific area: Predation and Symbiotic Interactions. Within these two topics, select one of the following sub-topics for your paper topic: 1) predation, 2) predator avoidance, 3) mutualism, and 4) commensalism. For your assignment, pick one of these 4 topics and do background research on that topic – focusing in on a specific example community interaction that you will select for this assignment. Use the internet as a general search tool to get you going, then once you have selected a specific topic, conduct a more formal literature search at the below sites to find primary literature that focuses on you specific topic.
The objective of this assignment is to explore and understand some factors that shape human-environment relationships. You will assess how theories regarding biological and social aspects of human-environment relationships do (or do not) help explain the way one person describes their relationship with an environment, or a non-human species.
The lock and key and induced fit models have been used to describe the mode of action of enzymes. Compare the two models. You need to consider the follow: The structure of enzymes and how this is linked to their functionHow enzymes affect activation energy You may use hand drawn diagrams to help you complete this task. (AC 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3)