Depression And Gene Expression
Depression is one of those studies that are still debatable and is still up in the air. Depression is when an individual…
Genetic Engineering In Seed – Beware the Power
Genetic engineering, or the modifying of plant genetics, is a ruse by industrious companies, seeking bigger profits,…
Bacteriophage: Seeing the Nonliving Live
How is it possible to consider something that is nonliving and yet, observe its functions and generate a universal…
The Rare Blue Lobster
There have been several news items recently about Blue Lobsters being discovered. The incidence of sightings is much…
Online Biology Tutor Helps One Strike Stupendous
Biology is a branch of Science that deals with us and the living world around us. Students who are interested in Biology…
Evolution - Dont Debate the Theory, Just Apply
Evolution! Few scientific theories engender the same emotion or passion than the theory of evolution. Whether the criticism…
Biology Articles (52)
Using Analogies - A Useful Memory Aid for the Three Lines Of Defence
Learning is an interesting game because it involves the last and greatest frontier; the human brain. How do our brains process information and sort everything we know from everything we need to know? Why, despite carefully storing away the knowledge, does it fail to find it at the critical moment,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 17, 2011  
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Animal And Plant Cells
Cells are the basic unit of life. Cells come in two categories: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic. Prokaryotic cells have no nucleus and they are the smallest living things. Bacteria is the only cells that are prokaryotic. Different structures that can be found in a prokaryotic cell include cytoplasm, chromosomes, ribosomes, plasma…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jun 14, 2013  
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Role Play - A Strategy to Teach the Complex Process Of Protein Synthesis
How do you explain complex processes like protein synthesis to students? There are so many things going on that it can be very hard to focus on the correct sequence of events and the particular molecules involved. This is where we need to use multiple strategies to increase student understanding.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 31, 2011  
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The Analysis Of An Autosomal Pedigree
In genetics, what is a pedigree? To answer this question, a pedigree is the overview of a family showing which member has a certain disease, which member is a carrier of the disease (heterozygous), and which member is not affected with the disease. The pedigree depicts the phenotypes of the…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jul 28, 2012  
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Albinism And Lack Of Melanin
Albinism is a rare disease that results when two parents that carry the recessive allele for the disease mate and have an offspring. The disease will result in an offspring that does not have any color to the eyes, hair, and or skin. This is due to the absence or…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Sep 15, 2012  
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Mastering Multiple Choice - How to Tame the Biology Guessing Game
How can you master multiple choice questions? Multiple choice questions should be the easiest questions of all. After all, they write the answer on the paper for you, all you have to do is find it. Yet so often, for many students, that seacrh for the correct answer is often…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 25, 2011  
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Genetic Manipulation – The Possible Downfall Of An Industrial Giant
On the 26th February this year I wrote an article on Genetic Engineering in plant seed, it was not a very “pat on the back” type article. However it now seems that the world is up in arms about the Genetic Manipulation and enrichment of industrial giants at the cost…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jun 06, 2012  
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Mutations Within Our Genetic Code
Mutations are a very common occurrence within DNA sequences of all living organisms. It is the primary source of evolution, causing new alleles and traits to arise from within a species. In addition to aiding evolution and reproduction, mutations can cause detrimental effects, such as disease or disorder within an…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Sep 13, 2012  
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Passing Notes - A Different Ways to Teach Your Students About Preparing Summaries
How do you teach your students to study? Perhaps that sentence has one word too many; do you teach your students to study? Preparing for exams is one thing common to every subject in high school, yet few students have more than the vaguest idea about what it means to…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 18, 2011  
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Biology Homework Help: One - to - one Online Tutoring Makes It Easy
Do biology difficulties fright you? Or do you need homework help? Whatever is your concern, an expert online tutor can make it trouble-free. Biology is a very challenging subject to score high in exams. It needs in-depth analysis, knowledge and better understanding of basic concepts. Indeed, it’s a very vast…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 27, 2015  
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How to Do An Insect Collection
Attention high school sophomores: do you have to do an insect collection for biology class? Doing an insect collection is a challenging, hands-on way of learning about science. A word of advice from someone who has been there, however: start early on this assignment. The insects are definitely out there,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Feb 24, 2012  
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Pyrosequencing, Broken Down
As our genome libraries and the need to conduct genetic screening continue to grow, newer and more innovative ways of sequencing also increase. One general term used for a more recently developed method is sequencing by synthesis. This is the method of sequencing a stretch of DNA by utilizing some…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jul 30, 2012  
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The Genetic Link to Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological brain disorder that develops with age. The disease is the most common form of dementia, which results in memory loss and confusion. AD causes problems with mental function becoming increasingly severe with age. Cognitive function such as emotional behavior, personality, language, memory, perception, and thinking…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Sep 19, 2012  
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Assimilation - How Do We Ensure Students Remember What We Are Trying to Teach Them?
I love using similies and metaphors in teaching. Once of the ways people learn is to place something unknown next to something known and make a link between them. Similies and metaphors by their nature link two different things together, so using them is a simple matter of identifying the…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 26, 2011  
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Triple X Syndrome: The Model Syndrome
“All models are dumb.” This common stereotype could be somewhat accurate due to a genetic problem. The genetic problem I am referring to is commonly called Triple X syndrome, which occurs only in females. Triple X syndrome is a genetic defect that leads the female in question to have three…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jul 12, 2012  
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The Meslson - stahl Experiment
Most people know that when our DNA replicates, it does not simply produce an entirely new copy of itself. Rather, it splits into two strands and each strand will duplicate itself. This is known as semiconservative replication, and results in DNA made up of one old strand, and one new…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Sep 13, 2012  
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Origami As A Memory Aid - How to Use A Paper Folding Technique to Assist In the Teaching Of Biology
What do the ancient Japanese art of origami and the study of Biology have in common? If your answer was limited to the beautiful swans which can be produced from a piece of paper, then I have a treat in store for you. The origami I used is certainly not…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 20, 2011  
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Online Biology Tutor Helps One Strike Stupendous Scores In Finals
Biology is a branch of Science that deals with us and the living world around us. Students who are interested in Biology enjoy the subject but they fumble during exam time due to the vast portions they need to cover and the hard terminologies they need to remember. Well, when…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Aug 14, 2015  
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Genetic Engineering In Seed – Beware the Power Of Industrial Giants
Genetic engineering, or the modifying of plant genetics, is a ruse by industrious companies, seeking bigger profits, with a total disregard to the environmental and consumers health. Doug Gurian-Sherman a plant pathologist and senior scientist in the USA, states that transgenic seed may lessen the use of pesticides but increases…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Feb 26, 2012  
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Arabidopsis Thaliana: Biology’s Model Organism
Arabidopsis Thaliana is one of the many key organisms that biologists use to study development, gene expression, gene regulation, and plant genomics. This small plant has no economic value to scientists; however, this does not mean that it is unfunctional. The genome of this plant was the very first to…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jul 30, 2012  
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Depression And Gene Expression
Depression is one of those studies that are still debatable and is still up in the air. Depression is when an individual lacks the energy for life, and feels hopelessness. They also have a very unstable mental state of mind and can possibly be harmful to themselves. Does this have…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Sep 15, 2012  
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Evolution - Dont Debate the Theory, Just Apply the Mechanism
Evolution! Few scientific theories engender the same emotion or passion than the theory of evolution. Whether the criticism or defence has more to do with religion or Lamarckianism doesn't really matter. To argue about evolution is rather to miss the point. Most of the questions that your average high school…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 29, 2011  
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What Are the Colors Of A Rainbow? - Color Blindness
Are these socks yellow or blue? What about this tie? Is it red or green? Many people ask these types of questions to themselves everyday. People who are colorblind have a hard time distinguishing between different colors under normal lighting conditions. The most common types of colorblindness are those who…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jul 18, 2012  
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How Genetics Leads to Evolution
Evolution is a gradual process that takes place in populations of organisms and selects the organisms that are best fit for their environment. Via natural selection, organisms with advantageous traits, which enhance their ability to survive, are able to reproduce. By reproducing, these advantageous traits are passed along to offspring…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Aug 27, 2012  
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Its Not All Roses - Google Has Announced Its Intentions to Spread Into the Social Sphere Aggresively
Luke Skywalker's lament was that his father used his powers for evil, in spite of the fact he felt the conflict within. Most of us have felt similar conflict at times. Life occasionally throws up opportunities for us to test our values and priorities. Are we driven by money, morals,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 21, 2011  
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Here Are A Few Things You Need To Know About Protein Arrays
It wouldn’t be possible for the researchers to endeavor huge milestones the way they have achieved overtime in the molecular biology, without devising methods for Protein Array. The reason behind this is the fact that unlike the DNA, proteins are unstable, i.e. they function in a quite narrow temperature range…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Dec 29, 2015  
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Bacteriophage: Seeing the Nonliving Live
How is it possible to consider something that is nonliving and yet, observe its functions and generate a universal name in the world of Biology? Bacteriophage is a word that originated from the common term “bacteria” and the Greek term “phagein” meaning to devour. The general function of the common…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Mar 21, 2012  
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From Premature Messenger RNA to Mature RNA
In Eukaryote, transcription is when a nascent mRNA strand is form from a DNA strand. This course of action takes place inside the nucleus because that is where the DNA resides. One may think that after transcription, translation proceeds right after, but that is not the case. There are processes…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Jul 31, 2012  
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Cry Of the Cat: A Look Into Cri Du Chat
“Cat cry” or “call of the cat” is the literal translation of the genetic disorder known as Cri du Chat Syndrome. This disorder is a result of the deletion of a part of chromosome 5 in humans, one of the largest chromosomes in humans. Described in 1963, this rare genetic…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   Sep 13, 2012  
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Jigsawing - A Creative Way to Learn Some Challenging Concepts
"I want to play a game." Unfortunately the above quote appearing with the word jigsaw is unlikely to bring you to a teaching strategy which is very successful in Biology. It is more likely to take to a series of movies which get exponentially worse the more of them they…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 28, 2011  
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