Ms. Coleman

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Lessons - Resources - Life Sciences Learning Center

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Hpv

Science and Education

<b>LIFE IS AN EXPLORATION (AND FUN)</b><p>SCIENCE IS AN EXPLORATION (AND FUN)<p>EDUCATION SHOULD BE ...<p>AN EXPLORATION, AND FUN<p>Among the great ironies of our …

Teaching

Google Science Journal: A lab in your pocket

Sometimes an app truly demonstrates the power of mobile.Google’s Science Journal app transforms your mobile device into a little science laboratory, …

School Libraries

Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.

James Priest couldn’t make sense of it. He was examining the DNA of a desperately ill baby, searching for a genetic mutation that threatened to stop her heart. But the results looked as if they had come from two different infants.<p>“I was just flabbergasted,” said Dr. Priest, a pediatric cardiologist …

Mutations

Introduction: Addiction and Brain Reward and Anti-Reward Pathways

1. Gardner EL. Brain reward mechanisms. In: Lowinson JH, Ruiz P, Millman RB, Langrod JG, editors. Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook. 4th edn. …

Neurology

We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

Many of us consciously eat a high-protein diet, with protein-rich products readily available, but how much protein do we really need? And does it actually help us lose weight?<p>In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant …

Nutrition

Two studies point to the power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

Two studies on elementary schools published in June 2018 point to the importance giving teachers and students plenty of time to form relationships. …

Education

Instagram, Snapchat, Fortnite: The distractions are endless. Here’s how to help kids cope.

Over the past year, there has been a deafening debate over the importance of creating tools to promote responsible technology use. In January, two of Apple’s shareholder groups asked the company to look at the addictive effects of iPhones on children. Google’s recent developer conference …

Self Control

Natural selection interacts with recombination to shape the evolution of hybrid genomes

You are currently viewing the abstract.<p>View Full Text<p>Log in to view the full text<p>via AAAS login<p>AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, …

Biology

How Prized Bull Semen And DNA Testing Are Reshaping America's Beef Herd

Beef cattle ranchers are getting wise to the science of genetics.<p>They have always known that making the best steak starts long before consumers pick out the right cut, such as where an animal grazes or what it eats. The key is in the genetic makeup — or DNA — of the herd. And over the past year, …

Agriculture

Animal tests surge under new U.S. chemical safety law

Two years ago, when the U.S. Congress approved a major rewrite of the nation’s chemical safety law, lawmakers ordered federal regulators to take …

Test Data

Do Probiotics Really Work?

Walk into any grocery store, and you will likely find more than a few “probiotic” products brimming with so-called beneficial bacteria that are …

Does Parkinson's Begin in the Gut?

A growing body of evidence links the neurodegenerative disease to the gastrointestinal tract, opening new possibilities for treatment

Neuroscience

What time is it, and why?

At what we might call the most “fundamental” level, the laws of nature do not much care in which direction time flows. Yet from our point of view, as participants in the physical universe, the arrow time is an inescapable and supremely important fact. Put briefly, some things cause other things, …

Physics

Essential Project Design Elements Checklist | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> The Essential Project Design Elements Checklist can be used for a quick evaluation of a project's design, to see if it includes all the …

Education Technology

Project Based Teaching Rubric | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> This rubric describes beginning, developing, and Gold Standard levels for Project Based Teaching Practices for K-12 teachers.<p><b>Why do we</b> …

Pedagogy

Project Design: Overview and Student Learning Guide | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> This is a two-part planning form for a project. The Project Design: Overview summarizes the project's key features, and the Project …

Gold Standard PBL: Essential Project Design Elements (by BIE) | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> This article explains why BIE sees a need to ensure high-quality PBL, and summarizes its new model for Essential Project Design</b> …

Pedagogy

Project Design Rubric | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> The Project Design Rubric uses the Essential Project Design Elements as criteria to evaluate projects. The rubric aligns with BIE's Gold …

Pedagogy

The Opioid that Made a Fortune for Its Maker — and for Its Prescribers

Insys Therapeutics paid millions of dollars to doctors. The company called it a “speaker program,” but prosecutors now call it something else: a kickback scheme.

Opioids

The Alfie Evans case is straight out of a dystopia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine the following scenario: You are a new parent and your baby -- less than a year old -- begins exhibiting worrisome symptoms, including cognitive delays and eventually seizures. You take him to the hospital for evaluation, and a series of tests proves inconclusive. Your baby continues …

Cognitive Impairment

States consider forcing drugmakers to pay for opioid addiction rehab

At least 15 states are introducing legislation that would "force drug manufacturers and their distributors" to pay for treatment for opioid addicts, …

Rehabilitation

Boy whose parents fought to keep life support mourned in UK

LONDON (AP) — Alfie Evans, a British toddler with a degenerative brain condition whose parents lost a legal battle to keep him on life support at a Vatican hospital, was mourned with balloons set free in the sky and prayers from the pope after he died Saturday weeks shy of his second birthday.<p>Kate …

NHS

NHS preparing to offer ‘game-changing’ cancer treatment

The NHS is preparing to fast-track a “game-changing” cancer treatment into hospitals, its chief executive has said, calling for the manufacturers to help by setting an affordable price.<p>Simon Stevens said CAR-T therapy, which has been licensed in the US but not yet in the UK, could be approved for …

Cancer

Third of early deaths could be prevented by everyone giving up meat, Harvard says

At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if everyone moved to a vegetarian diet, Harvard scientists have calculated.<p>Dr Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School said the benefits of a plant-based diet had been vastly underestimated.<p>Recent figures …

Diets

Response: How to 'Weave Writing Throughout Science Lessons'

<b>(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>How do you integrate writing in science</i> …

Alleged Golden State Killer Busted by DNA. But Are Tests '100%' Accurate?

An alleged serial killer has been charged by police in California for crimes reported decades ago. Here's what the science can and can't tell us.<p>DNA testing and a genealogy database reportedly provided police with a breakthrough in the infamous Golden State Killer case. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, …

Genetics

3 keys to filling the STEM pipeline

Many educators are familiar with the research suggesting the demand for employees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) …

Education

Why genetics makes some people more vulnerable to opioid addiction – and protects others

Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Rates of abuse of these drugs have shot up over the past 15 years and continue to climb.<p>Why is …

Genetics

23andMe Wants Its DNA Data to Be Less White

The company is offering free kits to researchers studying populations in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere—but the ethics are tricky.<p>23andMe is best known for selling DNA test kits, but the company’s real value lies in the data of its 5 million customers. The bigger its genetic database, the more …

Molecular Biology