Cell Biology

Resources

Biology

Storytime - Microscope Fun

Read "Greg's Microscope" and learn about microscopes by building your own.
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Storytime - Microscope Fun

Biology

Hunt the Organelle!

Students will learn the difference between animal and plant cells and obtain an understanding of the major organelles by conducting a scavenger hunt.
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Hunt the Organelle!

Biotechnology

DNA Extraction and Beaded Bracelets

Students are introduced to DNA, base pairs and genes and learn the anatomy of DNA by building a DNA beaded bracelet and extracting DNA from bananas.
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DNA Extraction and Beaded Bracelets

Embryonic stem cells

Resources on Stem Cells

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to stem cells.
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Resources on Stem Cells

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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

Learn how researchers from Amgen are developing new drugs for cancer.
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Helping Patients through Drug Discovery

Assortment of the bacteria Escherichia coli

Introduction to Bacteria

What exactly are bacteria? What types of bacteria are there? And are they really as bad as people think they are?
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Introduction to Bacteria

Finger with a drop of blood

The Immune Response

When you cut your finger, your immune system kicks in to protect you from pathogens.
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The Immune Response

Former Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk enjoys cycling on board the ISS

Spaceflight and Bone Loss

Astronauts can experience bone loss in space. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how bones are formed and maintained in your body.
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Spaceflight and Bone Loss

Damage to DNA

Radiation Effects on Cells & DNA

This backgrounder explains the effects of radiation on cells and DNA.
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Radiation Effects on Cells & DNA

Test tubes in a laboratory

DNA Extraction

Learn the basics of how DNA can be extracted from cells.
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DNA Extraction

Red-haired woman

The Chemistry of Redheads

Learn how chemistry and genetics makes redheads stand out from the crowd.
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The Chemistry of Redheads

Mitosis of kidney cells © Ian P Newton & Paul L Appleton [CC BY-SA 4.0], Wikimedia Commons

What is Mitosis?

Mitosis is an important part of cell division that helps organisms grow and repair themselves.
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What is Mitosis?

Lacks historical marker in Clover, Virginia

Why is Henrietta Lacks Important?

When the cells of Henrietta Lacks were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.
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Why is Henrietta Lacks Important?

Hand with screwdriver “repairing” DNA

DNA Damage and Repair

This backgrounder explains the different ways that cells repair damage to DNA.
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DNA Damage and Repair