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Learning Resources for the Life Sciences

Centrioles, lysosomes, microvilli & Co.

Learn about centrioles, lysosomes, microvilli and other parts of the animal cell in this interactive module. https://www.wisc-online.com/LearningContent/ap11403/index.html (Content author: Dr. Gerald Heins; Content Developer: Tim Gremore) For more resources from Wisc-Online, please visit their website: https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/natural-science/life-science/ap11403/a-typical-animal-cell  

Heavy metal, gassy or just highly reactive?

Learn all about carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and their (sometimes very unstable) neighbours in this interactive periodic table of the elements. http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table For more resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry, please visit their website at: http://www.rsc.org/   Other related resources: Periodic table (interactive learning module) from Scientific American Periodic table (interactive learning module) from Annenberg Learner    …
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Faces of the Ebola response

This interactive module is a tribute to the teachers, health care workers, social workers, journalists and politicians who are working hard to contain the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. http://www.jackievannice.com/challenge_54_faces/story.html This interactive module was developed by Jackie Van Nice (http://www.jackievannice.com/). It features content and photographs that were originally presented by The…
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The bacteria, fungi & other micro-organisms that call us home

Learn about the bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that maintain human health. http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/multimedia/0612-human-microbiome/index.html For more resources from Scientific American, please visit their website at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/microbiome-graphic-explore-human-microbiome/

Apoptosis & Signal Transduction

This 3D-animation, created by Drew Berry, explores the Fas signal transduction pathway that induces apoptosis (programmed cell death). http://www.wehi.edu.au/education/wehitv/apoptosis_and_signal_transduction/ For more resources from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, please visit their website at: https://www.wehi.edu.au/

Clathrin cages & endocytosis

(This one’s for you, Pranav… Thanks for the tip! – Anne)  This 3D-animation focuses on the role of clathrin cage assembly and disassembly during endocytosis. http://player.vimeo.com/video/63913620?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 This animation was created by Janet Iwasa (University of Utah) in collaboration with Tomas Kirchhausen (Harvard Medical School). For more animations and resources from Janet Iwasa, please visit her…
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Understanding the biology of cancer

This 11-minute video-animation describes the biological processes that are involved in the development, growth and spread of cancer. https://www.cancerquest.org/education-center/videos/cancer-biology-animations For more interactive resources from CancerQuest, please visit their website at: http://www.cancerquest.org/.

Stem cells & the many roles they play

In this interactive module, you will discover the important roles stem cells play in our bodies, from embryonic development through adulthood. https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/stemcells/scintro/ For more stem cell resources, please visit the Genetic Science Learning Centre (University of Utah Health Sciences) website: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/stemcells/

Antigen presentation and cytotoxic T lymphocytes

This narrated animation from the HHMI shows how a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T lymphocytes to kill the cell before the virus replicates and spreads. http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/antigen-presentation-and-ctl To view more resources from HHMI’s BioInteractive website, please visit: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive