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Explain how the article relates to this course.

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Select an article from a magazine or newspaper that has something in it that pertains to biology. This will serve as the “target article” for this assignment. For instance, you can select an article about medicine, invasive species, nature, conservation, genetic technology, ecology, or any other topic that is related to biology. One purpose of this assignment is to help you become aware of how biology is related to your everyday life.

Write a one to three (1-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Be sure to identify the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section. 
  2. Explain how the article relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Citing the course text, discuss the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it. 
  3. Explain why the article caught your attention. Relate the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Discuss how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
  4. Discuss your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. State whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Rate the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research. 

In addition to the target article, you should use at least one additional resource, such as your textbook or another article. You must have a reference section which contains an APA reference to your chosen article and all other sources. Additionally, you must provide in-text citations (in APA format) to your references in the body of the text. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with your in-text citations.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Points: 120Assignment 1: Biology Article
CriteriaUnacceptableBelow 60% FMeets Minimum Expectations60-69% DFair70-79% CProficient80-89% BExemplary90-100% A
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2. Explain how the article relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Citing the course text, discuss the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.Weight: 20%Did not submit or incompletelyexplained how the article relates to this course. Did not submit or incompletely identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Did not submit or incompletelydiscussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.Insufficientlyexplained how the article relates to this course. Insufficiently identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Insufficientlydiscussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.Partiallyexplained how the article relates to this course. Partially identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Partiallydiscussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.Satisfactorilyexplained how the article relates to this course. Satisfactorily identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Satisfactorilydiscussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.Thoroughlyexplained how the article relates to this course. Thoroughly identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Thoroughlydiscussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.

What happens if you are deficient in this substance? Explain

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Answer the following questions on vitamin D

1. Why is it important?

2.From what sources can it be obtained?

3.What happens if you are deficient in this substance? Explain

4.Is toxicity associated with it if too much is ingested? If so, what are the symptoms? If not explain

5.What is the recommended dose (RDA) (User a well known over the counter source such as Centrum, One a day etc and make sure you credit your source.)

Describe how sugar from photosynthesis is transported throughout the plant.

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Review the major steps of water molecules’ journey from soil to a tree and into leaves. Describe how sugar from photosynthesis is transported throughout the plant.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper, including the pictures requested below, describing primary and secondary growth in plants and the journey of water and sugar molecules in plants. Include the following points and principles:  

  • Primary and secondary cells and tissues in plants
    • The three types of plant cells are parenchyma, collenchyma, and sclerenchyma. For each, discuss the basic structure, function, different types for parenchyma and sclerenchyma, and where in the plant they can be found.
    • Include a picture of a cross-section of a stem. Label the following structures and then describe each of the following: epidermis, cutin, cuticle, guard cells, stomata, cortex, and vascular bundles.
    • What is the function of a lenticel? How are intercellular spaces important for this function?
    • Include a picture of a stem, and label the nodes, internodes, apical meristems, leaf buds, and flower buds. 
    • Describe growth by apical meristems.
    • Include a picture of a cross-section of secondary growth in a woody species. Label the primary xylem and phloem, secondary xylem and phloem, fascicular cambium, and interfascicular cambium.
    • In woody species, additional tissues are produced in the stem and root by two additional meristems. Name these meristems, and describe how they add secondary growth to the plant.   
  • Water, sugar, and mineral transport in plants
    • Explain how each of the following mechanisms transports substances within the plant: symplast, osmosis, molecular pumps in the membranes, transport vesicles fusing with the plasma membrane, apoplast, and transfer cells.
    • Describe the costs and benefits of transpiration for plants.
    • Describe how glucose (sugar) is transported within a plant. Use the terms sieve cellssieve tube memberscompanion cellssieve poressieve areaspressure flow hypothesissources (provide examples), sinks (provide examples), STM/CC complex, and osmotic potential in your response. Highlight these terms within your answer.
    • Explain how water and minerals are absorbed and transported by the root system into the xylem and from the xylem into leaves. Include the terms xylem,tracheidsvessel elementspit membranesvessel, adhesioncohesion,cohesion-tension, and transpiration. Highlight these terms within your answer.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Discoveries in DNA, cell biology, evolution, biotechnology have been among the major achievements in biology

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The minimum length for this assignment is 2,000 words. Discoveries in DNA, cell biology, evolution, biotechnology have been among the major achievements in biology over the past 200 years with accelerated discoveries and insights over the last 50 years. Consider the progress we have made in these areas of human knowledge. Present at least three of the discoveries you find to be most important and describe their significance to society, health, and the culture of modern life.

Good tip included!

How do epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous tissues contribute to the function of the human body?

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING:

IN APA FORMAT

450 WORDS OR MORE

NO PLAGERISM

  1. How do epithelial, connective, muscle, and nervous tissues contribute to the function of the human body?
  2. What are the unique characteristics and functions of each tissue type?

What are some examples of organs that compose each of the tissue types?A mother brings her five year old daughter to the doctor for her annual physical exam. The doctor notes on visual examination that the young girl is unusually tall, has long limbs and arachnodactyly (spider fingers). Upon physical examination, the doctor notes that the girl has Pectus excavatum (caved-in chest cavity) , crowded teeth, hypermobile joints, and a heart defect. The doctor diagnosis the young girl with Marfan Syndrome.

  1. What is Marfan Syndrome?
  2. What is the protein defect?
  3. How does dysfunction of this protein affect connective tissue?
  4. What does this case study tell you about the importance of connective tissue function in the human body?

Margie decided to have genetic testing performed due to a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. Both her mother and grandmother were affected by this devastating degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. It was determined that Margie does carry an autosomal dominant mutation in the PSEN 1 (Presenilin 1) gene.

  1. What are the symptoms of this disease?
  2. Describe the brain pathology of a patient who had Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. How is Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed and treated?
  4. If you discovered that you also carried an autosomal dominant mutation in the PSEN 1 gene like Margie, what would your reaction be? What would your next steps be?

Where does lymph come from?

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  1. Where does lymph come from?
  2. List the primary lymphatic organs. List the secondary lymphatic organs.
  3. What structures allow the lymph to enter the cardiovascular system?
  4. Why is the thymus so critical in immunity?
  5. Can a person live without a spleen?
  6. Explain the difference between innate and adaptive immunity.
  7. Identify one physical and one chemical barrier of the body to infectious pathogens.
  8. What are the primary indicators of the inflammatory response and what is the main chemical released by tissue that results in this response?
  9. What type of white blood cells may become pus following response to an infection?
  10. What role do interferons play in body defense?
  11. Identify and explain one action that complement proteins perform to help defend the body against pathogens.
  12. (a) What is the difference between antibodies and antigens? (b) Which type of molecule are gamma globulins (antibodies or antigens)?
  13. Which type of white blood cell is primarily responsible for adapted defenses?
  14. List the three types of T cells and give the function for each.
  15. Consider B-cells. What are the two types and which of these types actively secretes antibodies?
  16. Which type of lymphocyte needs the assistance of an antigen presenting cell (APC) to recognize an antigen? Which type of lymphocyte is responsible for antibody-mediated immunity?
  17. What type of immunity results from receiving a gamma globulin injection of prepared antibodies? What type of immunity results from receiving an immunization?
  18. What type of T-cell is infected by the HIV that cause AIDS? How does this cause the death of infected individuals?
  19. What is a condition in a human that monoclonal antibodies can be used to determine?
  20. What is a main antibody that crosses the placenta from mother to fetus?
  21. Explain the difference between passive and active immunity.
  22. What is the function of cytokines?
  23. What types of cells are formed from clonal expansion of B cells?
  24. What is an allergy?
  25. What is anaphylactic shock and why is it a life threatening condition?
  26. What does it mean that the immune system is able to recognize self from nonself?
  27. What is the purpose of immunosuppressive drugs?
  28. What types of immune system cells help cause rheumatoid arthritis?
  29. What is xenotransplantation?
  30. Should a person continue to receive vaccines after age 18?

Explain how the article relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic

Question description

Biology Article

Due Week 5 and worth 120 points

Use the Internet and / or the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research aspects of biology.

Select an article from a magazine or newspaper that has something in it that pertains to biology. This will serve as the “target article” for this assignment. For instance, you can select an article about medicine, invasive species, nature, conservation, genetic technology, ecology, or any other topic that is related to biology. One purpose of this assignment is to help you become aware of how biology is related to your everyday life.

Write a one to three (1-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Summarize the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Be sure to identify the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section. 
  2. Explain how the article relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Citing the course text, discuss the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it. 
  3. Explain why the article caught your attention. Relate the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Discuss how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
  4. Discuss your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. State whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Rate the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research. 

In addition to the target article, you should use at least one additional resource, such as your textbook or another article. You must have a reference section which contains an APA reference to your chosen article and all other sources. Additionally, you must provide in-text citations (in APA format) to your references in the body of the text. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with your in-text citations.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

voltage difference across the membrane is referred to as the

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

BIOLOGY ASSIGNMENT

A. Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words. Each blank represents one word. Each question is worth two points. (20 points)

1.The voltage difference across the membrane is referred to as the

____________________________________________________________________.

2._________________________________________________________ uses energy to

move solutes across a membrane against the concentration gradient.

3.Coated pits are “coated” with a protein called _____________________________.

4.Neurons pass signals to _________________________,________________________

and other neurons.

5.Plant cells engage in local signaling through direct connections with each other by

means of __________________________________________.

6.One of the three stages of cell signaling, ___________________________________, is

usually a complex series of steps that interprets a signal for the cell.

7.A chemical such as a hormone, known as the “signal” is also known as the

___________________________________________________________.

8. The signal’s first contact with the cell is via a(n) ____________________________

________________________________ (two blanks) located on the plasma membrane.

9. In the G-coupled Protein Receptor model that we discussed, the activated G protein in turn

activates the enzyme ____________________________________________________.

10. The function of the enzyme mentioned in question 9 is to convert ATP to a chemical that

in turn activates another enzyme called

________________________________________________________.

B. Answer the following questions in one or two sentences. Remember that the answer must be in your own words. If it is too much like someone else’s answer or a passage from the text, you will not receive credit. Draw pictures if you wish, but you will be graded on the WORDS.

1. Explain how co-transport works.

2. Explain the difference between pinocytosis and phagocytosis. Be mindful of the warning given you in the video about the use of terms.

3. In what way are paracrine signaling and synaptic signaling different from each other?

4. What is second messenger? Why is it called that?

C.

1. Testosterone passes through the plasma membrane and binds to a receptor protein in the

_______________________________________.

2. Some channel proteins are activated when the signal binds to them, opening a gate. A signal

that binds to a protein this way is called a________________________.

3. In some trends deductions, a protein kinase will be activated by ATP. This protein kinase then

gets involved in activating another protein kinase with ATP. This process may go on for

several protein kinase molecules, in a process called a(n)

____________________________________________________________________.

4. Transcription is DNA making RNA. A cell signal that ultimately influences transcription

would ultimately finish its transduction process by activating a transcription factor in the

_____________________________________

The 14th amendment guarantees _________________ treatment

Criminal Justice Chapter 2

QUESTION 1

1.      When a court mentions a previous case as part of the reason for their decision, they are citing ________________________________.

QUESTION 2

1.      ‘Habeus corpus’ is a legal term that means the defendant was caught with a dead body.

 True

 False

QUESTION 3

1.      The exclusionary rule keeps jurors from hearing evidence, if the police officer testifying has a history of lying.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 4

1.      ‘Deadly force’ is the legal term for keeping someone in prison until they die .

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 5

1.      The right to counsel is created by the 6th Amendment.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 6

1.      The 14th amendment guarantees _________________ treatment.

6 points   

QUESTION 7

1.      ‘Double jeopardy’ is a second trial on the same charges in the same court system, after the first trial returns a verdict of not guilty.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 8

1.      The idea that the courts have the right to declare a law unconstitutional, is part of  _________________________________ review.

6 points   

QUESTION 9

1.      The 5th Amendment creates protection against being forced to incriminate yourself.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 10

1.      The term  ‘victimless crime’, refers to cases where the body of the victim cannot be found.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 11

1.      A law that punished people for doing something that was legal in the past when they did it, would be called __________   __________________________   _______________________________ under the Consitution.

6 points   

QUESTION 12

1.      When using the claim of self defense, the accused must show that they expected harm from the threat to be immediate and imminent.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 13

1.      Using your own words, explain what the textbook means by ‘incorporation’, as it relates to constitutional rights.  Why is this important? (Minimum 150 words)

16 points   

QUESTION 14

1.      A grand jury is one that can only hear the most serious cases, like treason.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 15

1.      The right to a speedy trial is created by the 3rd amendment.

 True

 False

5 points   

QUESTION 16

1.      Explain what the M’Naghten rule is, and what the burden of proof is for it. (Minimum 150 words).

15 points   

QUESTION 17

1.      Using our textbook, but your own words, discuss the basic pro and con issues of the Patriot Act (Minimum 150 words).

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