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View Resource A Revolution In Progress: Human Genetics and Medical Research

This online exhibit under Office of NIH History asks three major questions: (1) How do genes cause disease? (2) Can gene therapy work? (3) How do we manipulate genes and should we? It introduces topics such as genetic basics, diagnosing and treating genetic diseases, gene therapy, the human genome project, and Ethics issues. Abundant images and glossary links used in this exhibit might be...
View Resource A Walk in the Woods: Discussing Evolution

In this movie, Jim Gorman discusses evolution with Niles Eldredge as they walk through Central Park and browse the Darwin exhibit at the Natural History Museum. They talk about the evidence of evolution that can be found in the park and the highlights of the exhibit. Niles Eldrege mentions that his research investigated punctuated equilibirum as opposed to Darwin's notion of gradualism.
View Resource Action BioSciences

Students often comment that introductory biology courses don't help them understand how biology applies to their lives. Well, Action Biosciences Challenges do just this. Each challenge provides students with a myriad of resources about the topic, and allows instructors to choose discussion topics and resources.
View Resource Adhesion, Signaling and Cancer

Three lecture type videos introduce cancer. The first lecture presents characteristics of cancer cells, and the influence of cell adhesion on control of cell growth. The second lecture introduces the focal adhesion protein, zyxin and Ewing sarcoma (tumor of bone). The third one presents cellular response to mechanical stresses and introduces the role of zyxin and VASP under mechanical stress.
View Resource America's Disappearing Forests

This video illustrates how the mountain pine beetle, an insect pest, is destroying massive swaths of American lodgepole pine.
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