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Ong, Bessie - - 2010
A role-play of transcription and translation to synthesize a short polypeptide was enacted in the classroom. At the end, students were quizzed about what they had learned and surveyed for their satisfaction with the activity. Most students performed well on the factual-comprehension questions. Students' satisfaction with the activity was generally ...
Rieser, Frank - - 2010
Using visual aids in the instruction of biology is a technique with deep roots. Collections of historical images, many now in the public domain, are currently being digitized and made available online by several academic and commercial organizations. Unfortunately, the original indexes, guides, and catalogs for the materials are frequently ...
O'Connell, Dan - - 2010
When describing biogeochemical transfers, textbook authors have often overstated the role of soil while neglecting the role of carbon dioxide. Unfortunately, these errors align with naive biogeochemical intuitions. This article aims to increase awareness of the prevalence of such misconceptions and offers countermeasures. Avoiding these misconceptions becomes increasingly important as ...
Degolier, Teresa - - 2010
This exercise engages students in critically evaluating weight-loss products and programs. Specific objectives are to investigate, analyze, and substantiate claims made by the weight-loss industry and interpret how these claims may be fraudulent, misleading, or perhaps even truthful.
Rea, Roy - - 2010
Plant compensatory growth is a phenomenon of exaggerated vegetative growth that occurs in plants as a result of mechanical damage (e.g., cutting or browsing). Because shoots, leaves, and other plant parts grow larger on plants undergoing compensation, they typically fall outside of the normal ranges given in plant identification keys ...
Leonard, Bill - - 2010
Sack, Jeffrey - - 2010
Flannery, Maura - - 2010
Kosinski-Collins, Melissa - - 2010
Understanding the scientific reasoning behind a laboratory procedure is critical to the student's understanding of the scientific process and has become increasingly important. In the introductory project-based laboratory curriculum at Brandels University, we ask our students to write true scientific purposes for each laboratory in place of learning objectives. With ...
Yang, Andrew - - 2010
Fostering science literacy by engaging students as active participants and communicators of scientific ideas can enhance learning as well as a sense of personal investment. Science "zine" projects can be an effective way to structure this kind of participatory science literacy and flexibly build on specific course content as well ...
Jaskot, Bunny - - 2010
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Balistreri, Michael - - 2010
Vulvar abscesses can progress to cause significant illness requiring disfiguring surgical debridement, broad spectrum antibiotics, and require hospitalization. A retrospective review of de-identified charts of 13 patients admitted for inpatient care for vulvar abscesses from 2004-2009 at West Virginia University Hospitals was conducted. Risk factors for vulvar abscess in these ...
Ahmad, Sharjeel - - 2010
Leptospirosis, a zoonosis with protean manifestations caused by the spirochete Leptospira interrogans, occurs worldwide. We report a case of leptospirosis presenting as pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage in a young immunocompetent male. This organism should be considered as an important infectious cause of pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage in the appropriate epidemiological setting.
Karim, Muhammad - - 2010
Background: Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans are frequently performed for a variety of abdominal complaints. Not infrequently, bowel wall thickening noted on these radiographic studies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract prompt further endoscopic evaluation. It is unclear whether the costs and risks of endoscopy are justified given the subsequent yield ...
Akkary, Ehab - - 2010
Superior mesenteric artery aneurysms (SMAAs) are visceral arterial aneurysms that can result from a variety of conditions. About half of SMAAs are mycotic and occur subsequent to infective endocarditis. The clinical presentation of SMAA is nonspecific, and some patients may be asymptomatic while others may report mild to severe abdominal ...
Schmidt, John H., - - 2010
Nguyen, John - - 2010
Fadell, Michael F., - - 2010
Bryer, A. - - 2010
Background. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in South Africa. An increase in the burden of stroke is predicted as the population is undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition with increased exposure to, and development of, stroke risk factors, together with aging of the population.
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