Anatomy and Physiology

Bioinformatics-based activities allow students so see the relationships between structure and function in new ways.  Use the lessons below to help students see how relational databases to explore biological molecules and better understand how body systems work. 

Proteins Found in Fetal Pig Organs

Students will be investigating the proteins that are found in different types of tissues from their dissection of the fetal pig.  This will end the unit on the dissection of the fetal pig, but transition into the unit on tissues. The use of gel electrophoresis will enable the students to determine which proteins are found in different tissues. Read more about Proteins Found in Fetal Pig Organs

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Exploring the Neuroscience of the Human Brain Using Bioinformatics

What is the structure and function of the nervous system? How do you use bioinformatics relational databases to explore biological molecules?  Students will explore the Genes 2 Cognition website and then chose a particular molecule to investigate further.  Students will use a variety of resources, including OMIM, NCBI, Allen Brain Atlas, Ensemble, and Entrez.
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ABO Blood Types with Chi Square Analysis

Students will read and review background information on the ABO blood groups and will practice blood type problems to ensure their understanding of multiple allele genetics.  Students will analyze blood types of the US population, make comparisons, and evaluate the significance using Chi Square analysis. Read more about ABO Blood Types with Chi Square Analysis

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The Importance of Anatomy and Physiology in Understanding Symptoms

Desgined for use early in an Anatomy and Physiology course, this presentation shows students how an understanding of systems interactions is used by medical professionals to diagnosis different disorders. This lesson introduces OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, a database that collects information on diseases and disorders. Read more about The Importance of Anatomy and Physiology in Understanding Symptoms

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