Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

Infinite power?

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Watch the following video and think about the science behind it for iClicker questions.


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First Exam Scores

First Exam Scores

The first exam scores have been uploaded in the grades section.

For iClickers Next Week

human egg cell

Mitochondrial Replacement

Mitochondrial replacement techniques are used as a mechanism to replace defective mitochondrial DNA during in vitro fertilization from a healthy, third-party donor.

Read this short article from the science section of NPR.

  • What is mitochondrial DNA and how is it different than regular DNA?
  • Which parent has defective DNA that must be replaced?
  • What is the endosymbiont theory and how is it important for this new technique (discussed in your textbook)?
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Read this short article from the science section of NPR.

  • What is mitochondrial DNA and how is it different than regular DNA?
  • Which parent has defective DNA that must be replaced?
  • What is the endosymbiont theory and how is it important for this new technique (discussed in your textbook)?

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UNR Med Event

UNR School of Medicine Preview Event - 2017

All you premed folks might get something out of this. The University of Nevada Reno's School of Medicine is hosting an event designed for undergraduate students considering a career in medicine.

  • Learn about the admissions process from members of the admissions committee, including what to do after you've applied to medical school.

  • Talk with current UNR Med students about life and learning, both on campus and in the community.

  • Meet our faculty to find out how their academic and career choices led them to UNR Med.

  • Gather information about financial aid, clinical experience opportunities, student pre-health organizations, and more.

Register for the event here.

Las Vegas

Thursday, October 5, 2017
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Student Union Ballrooms, 2nd Floor.

Reno

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
University of Nevada, Reno
Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms, 4th Floor


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Exam 1 on Tuesday

Our first exam is week, covering chapters 22, and 2-5 (proteins only in ch. 5). Study well.

Grades for the first iClicker quiz and the first scores for homework are uploaded on the Grades page.


For my laboratory sections:

When we return to lab you will need to provide a minimum of three sources for the review paper you are working on this semester.

This is probably the most important part of the entire process. Spend time finding good sources, and don't just set them aside and assume you'll read them later. Make sure they will be worthwhile now.

I do not want the actual papers. I want you to provide me the citations of your sources in APA format. Something similar to the example to the right:


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Something for iClickers on Tuesday

The lecture notes for this week are uploaded in the notes section of the website.

Before class next week:

  • Investigate the meaning of vitalism with respect to chemistry.

  • How are some aspects of vitalism still in practice today?

Get out and enjoy the cooler weather this weekend.
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

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Second Week Finished

The second week is over. The lecture notes for this week are uploaded in the notes section of the website.

  • On Sunday the first homework assignments are due. As discussed at length this past week, the homework is performed on the ‘Mylab and Mastering’ site that is accessed through the Canvas shell for your BIOL 196 lecture. Be sure to register by this weekend (instructions). There is also a 14-day free trial.

  • Next week the labs begin. Be sure to visit the laboratory page to print out the first exercise to bring with you to lab. You will need it.

  • We registered the iClickers this week. Not every week, but do check this site on Sundays to see if there is an assignment for iClickers that will usually be at the beginning of class.

Here's some more Nitrogen Triiodide explosions for you...

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