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ERIC Number: EJ1063876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Treating Pompe Disease
Bokor, Julie; Joseph, Drew; Darwiche, Houda
Science Teacher, v82 n1 p43-46 Jan 2015
One of the crosscutting concepts in science is cause and effect. A disease model can provide understanding of cause and effect, as teachers scaffold student thinking from molecular changes in the DNA to visible traits in the organism. The project described in this article uses Pompe disease, a rare recessive disorder, as a model of cause and effect. The topics of DNA, protein structure and function, enzymes, genetics, and human disease can all be addressed through the story of Pompe disease. Students have to think like research and clinical scientists while learning the basics of this disease and considering how it might be treated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: R25RR023294