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Legorreta-Herrera, M.; Mosqueda-Romo, N. A.; Hernández-Clemente, F.; Soto-Cruz, I. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
We selected diabetes mellitus for this laboratory exercise to provide students with an explicit model for scientific research concerning the association between the R230C polymorphism and susceptibility to type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is highly prevalent in the Mexican population. We used a collaborative project-based learning to engage…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Science Laboratories, Scientific Research
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Heyduck, Birgit; Harms, Ute – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
Our out-of-school practical exercise was designed to bring upper secondary school students in contact with one of the most exciting and expanding topics in biology today: epigenetics. In school, students only study the basics in genetics and the respective investigation techniques as provided by the syllabus. For a practical exercise in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Biology, Science Instruction, Secondary School Students
Midic, Uros – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Intrinsic disorder (ID) is defined as a lack of stable tertiary and/or secondary structure under physiological conditions in vitro. Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are highly abundant in nature. IDPs possess a number of crucial biological functions, being involved in regulation, recognition, signaling and control, e.g. their functional…
Descriptors: Genetics, Diseases, Prediction, Biochemistry