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Biology

Antibodies: Why are some blood types incompatible?

Learn about the concepts of antibodies and antigens, as well as the ABO and Rhesus blood grouping systems and their importance in blood transfusions. Then, you will help a young couple determine a potential risk for Rhesus disease in their unborn child.

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Bacterial Cell Structures: An introduction to the bacterial cell

Visit a research station in Antarctica and help the researcher Nicolas explore bacteria in melting water. Uncover the features that are necessary for bacterial survival and compare these to other bacteria living elsewhere.

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Bacterial Shapes and Movement

Explore different bacterial shapes by using a microscope to look at a sample of bacteria from Antarctica.

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Body Structure and Organization: Help identify a potentially failing organ system

Learn about organ systems, their major functions, and the body cavities they're placed in, then use this knowledge to help respond to a medical emergency. Can you connect a patient’s symptoms to a potentially failing organ system?

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Cancer: Impact of BRCA mutations

Investigate the principles of cancer development and cancer-related gene mutations to assess the risk of breast cancer development in a patient with a history of cancer in the family.

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Carbohydrates: The sugars that feed us

The Carbohydrates Lab explores how carbohydrates are broken down by the digestive system and taken up into the bloodstream.

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Cardiovascular Function During Exercise: Learn how your body reacts to exercise

Use medical tests to gather information about patients and determine how their cardiovascular systems respond to different exercise intensities.

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Cell Division (Principles): Mitosis and Meiosis

Join a cell biology research group to find out how a poisonous compound from a yew tree can be used in cancer therapy. You will be immersed in an animation of a human cell and use light and fluorescence microscopy to study cell division.

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Cell Structure: Cell theory and internal organelles

Explore different cell samples under the microscope to identify the differences between eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Build the structure of an animal cell and choose the internal organelles of four specialized cells.

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Cellular Respiration (Principles): Measure energy consumption during exercise

Help local basketball players understand how the food they eat gets converted to energy through cellular respiration. Use a mouse model to find out what effect exercise intensity has on oxygen and glucose consumption.

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Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis

Help the basketball players understand how the food they eat gets converted to energy by investigating glycolysis, the first stage of cellular respiration.

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Cellular Respiration: Measuring energy consumption during exercise

Help basketball players understand how the food they eat gets converted to energy through glycolysis, the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain. Use a mouse model to experiment on the effect of exercise intensity on oxygen and glucose consumption.

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Cellular Respiration: Respirometry

Observe how we can monitor and better understand respiration by a method known as Respirometry. Learn the effects of exercise of respiration by observing glucose levels and oxygen consumption through a model organism: a mouse.

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Cellular Respiration: The Electron Transport Chain

Take dive inside a mitochondrion to learn all about the electron transport chain (ETC) and pass on your findings to the basketball team so they can learn too!

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Cellular Respiration: The Krebs Cycle

Help a basketball team learn about what happens in the second stage of cellular respiration, the Krebs cycle, to help them improve their longevity in the game!

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Comparing Bacterial Structures

Explore the similarities and differences between bacterial and eukaryotic cell structures. Discover what structural features allow bacteria to survive in extreme environmental conditions.

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Control of Microbial Growth: Explore decontamination and selective toxicity

A dental patient’s recurrent infection is becoming dangerously septic. Your task is to investigate the cause using diffusion disc assays and prevent further cases by exploring sterilization, decontamination & selectively toxic infection control methods.

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Diabetes

Learn the basics of Type II diabetes.

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Endocrinology: Learn how contraceptives work

Develop a method for keeping a population of rabbits under control by using hormonal treatments. Investigate how different concentrations of different hormones impact the fertility of male and female rabbits.

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Exercise Physiology

In this sports science lab, you will find out how only three times ten minutes of supramaximal sprint interval training per week can increase your exercise capacity and fitness level.

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Hematology: Introduction to Blood

Explore the morphology of different types of blood cells and differentiate them via Giemsa staining. Separate the components of blood and analyze the results of blood samples using an automated hematology analyzer.

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Homeostatic Control: How does the human body keep itself in balance?

Ever wondered how your body constantly regulates itself to stay healthy? Visit the Homeostatic Control lab to learn all about the concept of homeostasis and how it can be applied to a wide range of systems, from blood pressure to body temperature.

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Immunology: Immunoassay for detecting SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Investigating antibody production patterns in populations helps us understand how diseases like COVID-19 spread. Conduct immunoassays to detect blood serum IgG and IgM to discover the vaccination and infection status of a community exposed to SARS-CoV-2.

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Introduction to Immunology: Explore the immune system and save the world!

Global health is everyone’s responsibility. Become a pathogen and invade a body to discover how immune cells and organs provide protection. Learn how researchers from across the planet work together to save the world from pathogenic infections.

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Introduction to Immunology: Organs and cells of the immune system

The immune system is a complex structure of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect our bodies from infection. Dive into the complex structures and functions of those organs and cells that protect us from various pathogens every day!

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Introduction to Protein Synthesis

Explore the structure of proteins and learn about the synthesis process inside the cells.

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Muscle tissues: An overview

Explore the distribution and function of the three different muscle tissues found in the human body. Examine them down to the cellular level and dive further into their molecular structures to reveal the fascinating mechanisms behind muscle contractions.

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Renal Physiology: Find the mode of action of a diuretic drug

Explore the structure of the kidney and discover its different functions by trying to uncover the mode of action of a new diuretic drug that has the potential to prevent hypertension.

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Skeletal Muscle: Learn about the muscles we use to walk and run

Investigate the properties of two types of skeletal muscle and analyze their fiber composition. Use histochemistry and force transduction to compare muscles and learn why you can stay energized on long walks but get tired from a short sprint.

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Smooth muscle: Learn how your gut contracts!

Join a physiology laboratory to understand how smooth muscle contracts by performing several in vitro experiments, and help your friend identify the cause of her intestinal pain.

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Urinalysis: Analyze urine to suggest a diagnosis

Perform the three stages of urinalysis on a variety of urine samples collected from patients. Apply your knowledge of urine's macroscopic, chemical, and microscopic properties to interpret the urinalysis results and suggest a plausible diagnosis.

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Your Diet and Your DNA

Follow Lily’s quest for planning a healthy diet for her best friend, Mia, who is lacking energy for her athletic performances, and learn how an unhealthy diet can impact DNA stability by measuring telomere length and DNA adducts from human samples.

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