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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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Kalogiannis, Stavros – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2017
In the present article, a scheme that summarizes the biochemical events occurring in the human body after the consumption of a meal is proposed. The scheme illustrates the metabolic sequence as a series of counteracting components occupying opposite positions in a cycle, indicating their opposite actions or physiological states, such as meal…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Human Body, Food, Metabolism
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Flatt, Peter R.; Bailey, Clifford J. – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Information and current ideas on the factors regulating insulin secretion, the mechanisms underlying the secretion and biological actions of insulin, and the main characteristics of diabetes mellitus are presented. (Author)
Descriptors: Biology, Diabetes, Diseases, Human Body
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Loureiro, Natalia I. V.; Viana, Henrique V.; Rodrigues, Carlos R.; Cabral, Lucio Mendes; Silva, Thais D. N.; Cardoso, Fernanda Serpa; Santos, Dilvani Oliveira; Castro, Helena C. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2004
Changes are occurring within Brazilian institutes of higher education; currently several universities are reviewing their course offerings and teaching approaches to determine if they meet the needs of today's undergraduate students. When changes are made to the curriculum of experimental courses, there should be an understood guarantee that all…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Animals, Ethics