Citations with the tag: BIOLOGY -- Experiments

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  • A lemonade bottle model of visking tubing--a model system of a model system?
    Smith, Glynis; Lock, Roger // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Spring92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p8 

    Presents a model of visking tubing experiments where the tubing itself is used as a model of the lining gut. Use of two two-liter and one three-liter bottles to model the boiling tube; Altering the concentration of marbles in the visking tubing; `Lipid sieve' theory of membrane structure.

  • Clinical importance of essential fatty acid deficiency.
    Özsoylu, S. // European Journal of Pediatrics; 1998, Vol. 157 Issue 9, pA779 

    Comments on a study by M. Roulet et al. that examined the clinical importance of essential fatty acid deficiency. Absence of any clinical relevance; Effects of long-term deficiency of essential fatty acids; Separation of statistical significance from the biological importance of the study.

  • Mighty Microbes.
    Özsoylu, S. // Scholastic SuperScience; Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p15 

    The article focuses on an experiment related to the presence of microbes in the environment.

  • Phototropic responses.
    Demchik, MIchael J. // Science Teacher; Jan97, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p71 

    Focuses on a biology class experiment on pea plants. Observations concerning the pea plants; Responsibilities of the students during the growing period of the pea plants; Questions and solutions based on student's observation and experimentation.

  • Easy Extraction of Roundworms from Earthworm Hosts.
    Eyster, Linda S.; Fried, Bernard // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; May2000, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p370 

    Describes a method for obtaining live roundworms and provides ideas for laboratory experiments. Information on the animal phylum Nematoda; Materials needed; Details of the experiment.

  • How do earthworms move?
    Johnson, Gillian // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Summer98, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p90 

    Presents an experiment conducted by Year 11 students in London, England, to illustrate how the skeleton of the earthworm supports the animal and how it moves. Methodology; Models used in the experiment.

  • Cellulose decomposition in soil.
    Trevors, J.T. // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Summer98, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p133 

    Provides information on a study which described a technique for studying decomposition of organic matter such as cellulose paper, cotton cloth (calico) and straw in soil. Examples of cellulase enzymes; Materials and methods; Comparison between the rates of decomposition of cellulose paper,...

  • Termite trouble.
    Grey, Annette M. // Science Teacher; Sep96, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p79 

    Presents an experiment on termite color preferences. Steps; Student activities; Effectiveness of the experiment as a teaching tool.

  • Table of Contents.
    Grey, Annette M. // Australian Journal of Experimental Biology & Medical Science; Feb1982, Vol. 60 Issue 1, following p132 

    Presents the table of contents for the February, 1982 issue of "The Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical Science."

  • Ecology & Evolution of Wall-Dwelling Organisms.
    Jennings, Verryn; Stewart, Don // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Jun2000, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p429 

    Presents information on a laboratory experiment designed for undergraduate biology majors to examine the ecology and evolution of wall-dwelling organisms. Adaptation of organisms to life on walls; Environmental factors that affect the composition and development of wall communities; Dominant...

  • A DNA Fingerprinting Simulation Laboratory for Biology Students.
    Palladino, Michael A.; Cosentino, Emily // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Oct2001, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p596 

    Presents a DNA fingerprinting experiment for biology students. Description of the forensic scenario; Materials needed; Principles of DNA fingerprinting.

  • Using Spreadsheets To Model Population Growth, Competition & Predation in Nature.
    Carter, Ashley J.R. // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Apr99, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p294 

    Provides information on the use of spreadsheets in the study of population in nature. Population equations; How to set up spreadsheet models; Description of the experiments with the spreadsheet.

  • Be your own lab rat.
    GUTFELD, GREG // Men's Health; Mar99, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p135 

    Provides information on do-it-yourself biological experiments with corresponding results. Random assessment of breath pungency in a controlled environment by objective co-worker; Psychological and physical effects of consuming meat and meat by-products with a clown for five days; Enhanced...

  • The Red & White Yeast Lab.
    White, Brian T. // American Biology Teacher; Oct99, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p600 

    Describes an experiment system based on an engineered strain of bakers' yeast that is designed to involve students in the process by which scientific knowledge is generated. Goal of this exercise; Experimental procedure; Description of the student discussion activity.

  • Dung-Inhabiting Fungi in the High School Biology Laboratory.
    Chamuris, George P.; Counterman, Donna // American Biology Teacher; Oct99, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p605 

    Points out that the study of dung-inhabiting or coprophilous fungi in a high school biology class can provide rewarding activities that illustrate basic laboratory techniques and fundamental ecological concepts. Discussion on coprophilous fungi; Role of fungi in the natural ecosystem; Classroom...

  • Development of procedural understanding among South African science students at pre-tertiary education level.
    Almekinders, Rene; Thijs, Gerard; Lubben, Fred // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Winter98, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p33 

    Reports some of the results of a study into the development of procedural understanding for pre-university students in South Africa. Presentation of analysis of one representative question about the use of control groups in biological experiments; Relation between the demand for conceptual and...

  • Beyond the spherical cow.
    Doyle, John // Nature; 5/10/2001, Vol. 411 Issue 6834, p151 

    Focuses on computational biology. Significance of computational and mathematical approaches in complex biological processes; Mathematical models used in molecular biology; Benefits of biology from the interaction of experiment and modeling; Use of software in biology experiments.

  • An authentic RFLP lab for high school or college biology students.
    Guilfoile, Patrick G.; Plum, Stephen // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Jun98, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p448 

    Presents information on a restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis exercise which can help students to understand the indentification of deoxyribonucleic acid sequence differences in individuals. Wide use of RFLP analysis by high schools and college teaching laboratories;...

    Guilfoile, Patrick G.; Plum, Stephen // Technology Review; Nov2001, Vol. 104 Issue 9, p20 

    Features a silicon chip for biology experiments by Sandia National Laboratories. Capability of the chip to speed up drug discovery; Creation of biotech crops; Advantages of the product in the fabrication of tiny mechanical parts.

  • Grants for biology projects abroad.
    Guilfoile, Patrick G.; Plum, Stephen // Biologist; Oct2012, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p5 

    The article reports that the Great Britain Society of Biology will pay for the traveling expenses of those who want to go abroad for biology projects but cannot afford it.

  • Grades 5 & up: Nonfiction.
    Elsner, Jacqueline // School Library Journal; Feb98, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p112 

    Reviews the book `Adventures with Biology: Biology Experiments for Young People,' by Maurice Bleifeld and illustrated by Jacob Katari.

  • Chymosin for Classroom Experiments.
    Harewood, Ken; Hinman, Richard // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Apr99, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p288 

    Provides information on an experiment to help familiarize the students with some of the fundamental aspects of enzyme or substrate interaction. How chymosin experiments is being done in the classroom; Presentation of chymosin manufacturing methods; Effect of enzyme concentration on chymosin...

  • Evaluation of corrected flow time in oesophageal Doppler as a predictor of fluid responsiveness.
    J-H. Lee; J-T. Kim; S. Z. Yoon; Y-J. Lim; Y. Jeon; J-H. Bahk; C. S. Kim // BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia; Aug2007, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p343 

    Background Corrected flow time (FTc) by oesophageal Doppler is considered to be a ‘static’ preload index. We evaluated the ability of FTc to predict fluid responsiveness and compared this with the abilities of other preload indices, such as pulse pressure variation...

  • Simulation Software To Augment Laboratory Exercises.
    Konopka, Allan; Furbacher, Paul // American Biology Teacher; Oct99, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p580 

    Demonstrates how computer simulation technology can be used in laboratory exercises in microbiology. Components of introductory microbiology laboratory courses; Advantages of using computer simulation; Strategies that can be adopted in a laboratory course.

  • Factors Affecting Participation in Traditional and Inquiry-Based Laboratories.
    Russell, Connie P.; French, Donald P. // Journal of College Science Teaching; Dec2001/Jan2002, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p225 

    Presents information on a study which investigated the relationship between student participation in laboratory activities and their performance in biology at the college level. Methodology; Results and discussion.

  • Membrane-activated microfluidic rotary devices for pumping and mixing.
    Hao-Yu Tseng; Chih-Hao Wang; Wang-Ying Lin; Gwo-Bin Lee // Biomedical Microdevices; Aug2007, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p545 

    Abstract  Microfluidic devices are operated at a low-Reynolds-number flow regime such that the transportation and mixing of fluids are naturally challenging. There is still a great need to integrate fluid control systems such as pumps, valves and mixers with other functional...

  • Planform: an application and database of graph-encoded planarian regenerative experiments.
    Lobo, Daniel; Malone, Taylor J.; Levin, Michael // Bioinformatics; Apr2013, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1098 

    Summary: Understanding the mechanisms governing the regeneration capabilities of many organisms is a fundamental interest in biology and medicine. An ever-increasing number of manipulation and molecular experiments are attempting to discover a comprehensive model for regeneration, with the...

  • Biology Experiments on File (Book).
    Lobo, Daniel; Malone, Taylor J.; Levin, Michael // Library Media Connection; Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p87 

    Reviews the book "Biology Experiments on File".

  • Deciphering Protein-Protein Interactions. Part I. Experimental Techniques and Databases.
    Shoemaker, Benjamin A.; Panchenko, Anna R. // PLoS Computational Biology; Mar2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p0337 

    Proteins interact with each other in a highly specific manner, and protein interactions play a key role in many cellular processes; in particular, the distortion of protein interfaces may lead to the development of many diseases. To understand the mechanisms of protein recognition at the...

  • Biology Lab Manuals 101.
    Lewis, Ricki // BioScience; Oct93, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p635 

    Discusses the introduced innovations on laboratory exercises for undergraduate biology courses. Changes suggested Marshall D. Sundberg, biology coordinator at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge; Observations of Richard Stratton of Houghton Mifflin Company. INSET: Great expectations:...

  • How To Generate Understanding of the Scientific Process in Introductory Biology.
    Collins, Linda T.; Bell, Rebekah P. // American Biology Teacher; Jan2004, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p51 

    Presents a student-designed laboratory exercise on yeast fermentation to understand the scientific process in introductory biology. Advantages of the laboratory exercise; Reagents and equipment for making yeast suspension; Format for a laboratory report based on standard scientific format.

  • Reconsidering 'spatial memory' and the Morris water maze.
    Sullivan, Jacqueline // Synthese; Nov2010, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p261 

    The Morris water maze has been put forward in the philosophy of neuroscience as an example of an experimental arrangement that may be used to delineate the cognitive faculty of spatial memory (e.g., Craver and Darden, Theory and method in the neurosciences, University of Pittsburgh Press,...

  • Effects of mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) cues on wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpole activity.
    Buttermore, Katherine F.; Litkenhaus, Paige N.; Torpey, Danielle C.; Smith, Geoffrey R.; Rettig, Jessica E. // Acta Herpetologica; Jun2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p81 

    We examined the changes in activity of wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpoles exposed to combinations of visual, chemical, and mechanical cues of the invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis). We also examined whether the responses of the tadpoles to the predator cues were influenced by the...

  • Food science experiments online.
    Buttermore, Katherine F.; Litkenhaus, Paige N.; Torpey, Danielle C.; Smith, Geoffrey R.; Rettig, Jessica E. // New Zealand Science Teacher; 2009, Issue 122, p23 

    Information about the workshop conducted by the New Zealand Institute of Food Service and Technology (NZIFST) from the Department of Food Science in University of Otago in New Zealand. Topics include the introduction of teachers to a series of biology and chemistry based experiments which are...

  • Phosphate Uptake IN CARROT & YEAST.
    Tatina, Roberta; Mansor, Marcy; Maier, Sarah // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Sep2001, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p498 

    Presents a biology experiment about the uptake of phosphate ions by carrot and yeast. Information on the cellular ion transport; Experimental procedure; Testing of hypothesis; Tips to ensure the success of laboratory activity.

  • Does HERBICIDE RESISTANCE Have a Cost in Brassica rapa.
    Newell, Sandra J. // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 68 Issue 9, p530 

    The article focuses on an experiment conducted in a college-level biology class to examine the resistance of genetic strains of rapid-cycling Brassica rapa to the herbicide atrazine. Herbicide resistance may come with a cost to the organism. Resistance to triazine herbicides is often dependent...

  • An Integrated Limnology, Microbiology & Chemistry Exercise.
    Dunnivant, Frank M. // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache; Sep2006, Vol. 68 Issue 7, p424 

    The article describes an exercise for teaching limnology, microbiology and thermodynamics. The exercise specifically explores lake stratification and nutrient consumption. The reference textbooks and teaching aids that are used in the exercise are mentioned. The exercise is conducted in lecture...

  • A simple method of assessing ecological value and...
    Jollands, Peter; Jollands, Philippa; Lakin, Elizabeth // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology); Summer98, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p138 

    Provides information on a study which described a technique that biology students can use for evaluating the ecological or conservation value of an area under study. Methodology; Limitation of the method; Brief overview on similar investigations.

  • Research matters... germination of Penstemon.
    Jollands, Peter; Jollands, Philippa; Lakin, Elizabeth // Horticulture Week; 8/21/2009, p20 

    The article presents an experiment on the germination of Penstemon cultivars. The experiment utilizes the Penstemon digitalis or Husker Red which were soaked in the gibberellic acid or GA3 solutions for 24 hours and then set to a filter paper at 21.3 degree Celsius. It concluded that there has...

  • Retention force assessment in conical crowns in different material combinations.
    PIETRUSKI, JAN K.; SAJEWICZ, EUGENIUSZ; SUDNIK, JACEK; PIETRUSKA, MAŁGORZATA D. // Acta of Bioengineering & Biomechanics; 2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p35 

    The puprose of this study was to evaluate retention force of conical double crowns in two material connections: gold casting alloy/gold casting alloy and gold casting alloy/gold electroforming alloy. 12 crown pairs of both material connections with the cone angles of 2°, 4° and 6° were...

  • Outdoor surviving experiment with three green house enchytraeid species (Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae).
    Boros, G. // Opuscula Zoologica Instituti Zoosystematici et Oecologici Univer; Dec2011, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p207 

    Some enchytraeid species of tropical, subtropical or Mediterranean origin can appear in artificial environments, e.g. green houses due to the worldwide commercial network. Since the used soil from green houses is often disposed outdoors, a question raised that these exotic enchytraeid species...

  • How stable is perceived direction of gravity over extended periods in darkness?
    Tarnutzer, A.; Fernando, D.; Lasker, A.; Zee, D. // Experimental Brain Research; Oct2012, Vol. 222 Issue 4, p427 

    Previous studies reported linear drift of perceived vertical for brief (≤10 min) observation periods. Here, we repeated estimates of direction of gravity up to 60 min to evaluate whether the drift is sustained, shows saturation or even reverses over time. Fifteen healthy human subjects...

  • Cytoplasmic hybrids.
    Knowles, Barbara // Biologist; May2007, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p62 

    The article offers information on why scientists experiment about interspecies or cytoplasmic hybrid embryos in Great Britain. Researchers, headed by Stephen Minger at the King's College London in England, use such method to produce stem cells to be used in determining incurable and serious...

    Knowles, Barbara // Travel Weekly Australia; 8/17/2007, Issue 61, p36 

    The article presents information on a research about the art of seduction in mice. Experiments on mice have indicated that female mice use male seduction techniques when a sensory organ in the nose is switched off. A female mouse in the experiments was observed to be mounting on the males after...

  • Circadian Transcription Contributes to Core Period Determination in Drosophila.
    Kadener, Sebastian; Menet, Jerome S.; Schoer, Rebecca; Rosbash, Michael // PLoS Biology; May2008, Vol. 6 Issue 5, pe119 

    Organisms keep circadian rhythms and use interlocked transcriptional-translational feedback loops as part of the mechanism. This study highlights the importance of transcription for timekeeping.

  • Model-supported data analysis: some biological principles and examples.
    Alt, Wolfgang // Journal of Mathematical Biology; Dec2010, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p899 

    The article analyzes the use of mathematical models to interpret various biological observations and experiments. It mentions the importance of reconstructing the internal knowledge and functional regulation of organisms in the execution of biologically applicable model-supported data analysis....

  • Paintomics: a web based tool for the joint visualization of transcriptomics and metabolomics data.
    García-Alcalde, Fernando; García-López, Federico; Dopazo, Joaquín; Conesa, Ana // Bioinformatics; Jan2011, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p137 

    Motivation: The development of the omics technologies such as transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics has made possible the realization of systems biology studies where biological systems are interrogated at different levels of biochemical activity (gene expression, protein activity and/or...

  • Integrative analysis of genome-wide experiments in the context of a large high-throughput data compendium.
    Tanay, Amos; Steinfeld, Israel; Kupiec, Martin; Shamir, Ron // Molecular Systems Biology; 2005, Vol. 1 Issue 1, pE1 

    Biological systems are orchestrated by heterogeneous regulatory programs that control complex processes and adapt to a dynamic environment. Recent advances in high-throughput experimental methods provide genome-wide perspectives on such regulatory programs. A considerable amount of data on the...

  • easyRNASeq: a bioconductor package for processing RNA-Seq data.
    Delhomme, Nicolas; Padioleau, Ismaël; Furlong, Eileen E.; Steinmetz, Lars M. // Bioinformatics; Oct2012, Vol. 28 Issue 19, p2532 

    Motivation: RNA sequencing is becoming a standard for expression profiling experiments and many tools have been developed in the past few years to analyze RNA-Seq data. Numerous ‘Bioconductor’ packages are available for next-generation sequencing data loading in R, e.g. ShortRead...

  • Effects of speeding up or slowing down animate or inanimate motions on timing.
    Carrozzo, Mauro; Lacquaniti, Francesco // Experimental Brain Research; Feb2013, Vol. 224 Issue 4, p581 

    It has recently been suggested that time perception and motor timing are influenced by the presence of biological movements and animacy in the visual scene. Here, we investigated the interactions among timing, speed and animacy in two experiments. In Experiment 1, observers had to press a button...

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