structions Written Assignment: Biology and Technology in the Real World Addresses course outcomes 1-4: recognize and explain how the scientific method is used to solve problems make observations and discriminate between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations weigh evidence and make decisions based on strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge and the scientific method use knowledge of biological principles, the scientific method, and appropriate technologies to ask relevant questions, develop hypotheses, design and conduct experiments, interpret results, and draw conclusions 1. Select one of the topics listed below (a-e). 2. Find at least three reliable information sources related to your chosen topic. You are encouraged to use the UMGC library in your search: https://libguides.umgc.edu/science . 3. Write a paper with title page, introduction, several paragraphs addressing the questions, conclusion and references. You must write in your own words and paraphrase information from the selected information sources, addressing each of the questions for your chosen topic. Your paper should consist of less than 10% direct quotes. Your paper should be 750-1500 words, excluding references and title page. Use APA style for references. Please visit the UMGC Citing and Writing page for citation, writing and academic integrity help: https://sites.umgc.edu/library/libhow/gethelp-citing.cfm 4. Submit your assignment to the Assignment folder by the due date listed in the course schedule. The originality of your assignment will be checked with Turnitin. Please review the originality report (https://libguides.umgc.edu/turnitin-students), and if needed, submit a revised assignment before the submission deadline. Topic Selection: a) Stem cells. Your friend has suffered a spinal cord injury after a bad car accident. The medical team has decided that he is a good candidate for a clinical trial using stem cell therapy. Your friend has not had a biology course since high school, so you decide to write him a letter sharing your knowledge of stem cells. Include in your letter a description of the biology of stem cells and how these cells are unique from other cells. Contrast the different types of stem cells, including pros and cons for each type. Explain how stems cells can be used to treat diseases and injury, with special focus on spinal cord injuries. Include information from at least one research study or clinical trial. Conclude with your own opinion.
*Please follow the instructions in attached rubric, professor is VERY strict when it comes to following instructions and this is an important paper. I have set the due date a few days before it is actually due, so we can edit as needed. Please keep in touch, thanks for your time.
See attached article BIO 135 Reading #2:
After choosing to enter a field that interests them, the scientists describe here how they (and their students) made the field captivating and meaningful to themselves through their choice of which questions to pursue experimentally. Compare the ways that Wilson and Kimmerer approached this task.
How do you plan to approach this task yourself, as you take the courses required for the biology major?
Write a 400-600 word reading response. These responses will be graded credit/no credit. To receive credit for this assignment, turn in a response that is on-time, the correct length, entirely in your own words (a small quote, correctly cited, is acceptable), and on-topic.
Please add a quote that is meaningful and applies to this.
Article to read/review is attached.
you’ll present a poster showcasing your work on your Antibiotic Discovery Research Project. For this poster, focus on just one patch number and report all of the material that you’ve discovered about that bacterial strain. I’ve provided guidance and suggestions below.
Here are some suggestions to consider when designing your poster: Poster Design Suggestions
To create your poster, you may use one of the following templates or design it yourself. If you have the PowerPoint program, it tends to work more smoothly than Google slides, but Google Slides is free and allows you to share easily with others. Another option is to use the online version of PowerPoint. You should have free access through your school e-mail, and that will allow you to share easily. The choice of format is totally up to your group.
In the Unit 2 discussion, you discussed how occupational therapy (OT) could use a top down approach for intervention with a client. This week, in Unit 7, you will be observing a client in OT treatment. This video will allow you to apply the materials that you are reviewing regarding the muscular system. While you watch the following video, you will complete the table included in the attached word document and employ a top down approach while answering the following questions:
What function or occupational performance is limited for this client secondary to his physical limitation?
What joint movements are limited for this client that impact his occupational performance?
What muscles are limited for this client that cause the decreased joint movements that impact his occupational performance?
From your comprehensive list of muscles, select the muscle or muscle group that you feel is the most important to strengthen to increase the client’s occupational performance. Explain your choice.
ICE Video – IADLs: Making a Sandwich – Part 2
IADLs: Making a Sandwich, Part 2 – Muskingum University OT (icelearningcenter.com)
Please refer to the Assignment section for the attached table for this assignment.
Please see below for assignment instructions. Please use A TOTAL OF 6 (2 FOR EACH QUESTION) references/sources please only use scholarly sources or from textbooks. Please use proper APA citations. Please answer all questions. Please do not use google translate or any other translating service because it does not translate well to English. If you are not a native English speaker please have someone who is a native English speaker proofread your final product before sending it to me. Please do not be rude to me because I will not be rude to you. Thank you for your help*********************************************
Week 9 Discussion
……………Archaea – Odd Organisms…………..
Archaea are special. They have their own Domain and very special characteristics…………………..
*************Please research Archaea. Create a comprehensive(detailed) answer to the following:
1.)What are Archaea?
2.)What are the characteristics of the different organisms found in this Domain?
3.)Create an organized list of Archaea (at least 8 from different categories) and include a picture, a descriiption of their living environment, and where they can be found for each item listed.
AS A BONUS PLEASE LIST ONE FUN FACT ABOUT ANYTHING LISTED ABOVE.
Please see below for assignment instructions. Please use A TOTAL OF 4 (2 FOR EACH QUESTION) references/sources please only use scholarly sources or from textbooks. Please use proper APA citations. Please answer all questions. Please do not use google translate or any other translating service because it does not translate well to English. If you are not a native English speaker please have someone who is a native English speaker proofread your final product before sending it to me. Please do not be rude to me because I will not be rude to you. Thank you for your help*********************************************
In 137 words or more using 2 references, please respond to the following question:
What discoveries in genetics have led to the realization that genetic mapping is not quite as simple as genes being linked or not? List two in your answer & explain how they added layers to our current understanding of mapping & gene expression. An example is epigenetics, the field of genetics that tracks expression based on environmental factors. Someone might carry two closely associated (“linked”) genes, but one’s expression is modified by environmental factors, making interpretation of whether they (genes) behave according to Mendelian principles difficult. Provide two more examples & list why you think they have made studying gene linkage somewhat tricky.
As a bonus list a fun fact about anything listed above.
In 137 words or more using 2 references, please respond to the following question:
Why does the body have multiple methods to restrain immune response? (What could possibly go wrong?) The list of autoimmune disorders is constantly growing. Thinking about this from an evolutionary perspective, what advantage does having multiple means to restrain the immune response confer? In other words, why have backups (& backups of backups, etc.)?
As a bonus list a fun fact about anything listed above.
paper (8-10 pages) discussing type 2 diabetes. Students are expected
to write a well-organized comprehensive paper based on Internet and academic libraries research. The
paper should be typed (double spaced, font size 12). Keep in mind, this is a science paper. There are no
quotes allowed. You will need to paraphrase the scientific information. The paper must be very detailed
and include physiological information on the systematic level (which organ systems), cellular level (which
cells), and molecular level (which molecules inside the cell). You will also need to discuss complications
from the diseases and treatment options.
Type 2 diabetes is a very common disease. All papers should be written individually and should
addressing the following questions:
What is type 2 diabetes?
How is one get the disease?
What are the physiological changes associated with the disease (systematic, cellular, and molecular)?
What are the complications associated with the disease?
What are the treatments associated with the disease?
Literature Cited: List of direct references of journal articles, books… in MLA format.
Find an online article related to dinosaurs that you think is interesting enough to be incorporated into the upcoming lectures. Click on “Add Submission” below, and in the text field copy a link to the webpage where I can view the article, as well as a brief summary of that article. The summary should be several sentences that explain 1) what the article is about, 2) the group(s) of dinosaurs that the article addresses, and 3) what you personally found to be most interesting about the article.
Important: DO NOT summarize the March 2017 study that suggested a new evolutionary tree for dinosaurs. I will discuss this in lecture before this assignment is even due!
If I incorporate your article into a lecture, you will be entered into a raffle at the end of the quarter.
Here is an example of what I’m looking for:
This article discusses what the sclerotic ring can tell us about dinosaur behavior. The sclerotic ring is a bony structure in the eye of many vertebrates, and the shape of this structure can tell us something about the light conditions in which an animal was active. By looking at the shapes of the sclerotic ring in dinosaurs, paleontologists found evidence that herbivorous groups were most active by day, but small carnivores were often active by night. I was especially intrigued by the suggestion that Velociraptor may have been a nocturnal hunter. Such findings make us rethink the idea that Mesozoic mammals were creatures of the night—a hypothesis partly based on the (apparently incorrect) assumption that the more dominant dinosaurs were only active during the day.
Research paper assignment for BIO 116
This research project is worth 75 points. It will be due on _____________. You must have your topic and detailed outline with references page to me by _____________ worth 25 points. Examples of a detailed outline can be found here Examples of a research outline. The outline and the paper must be submitted to the Assignments section on D2L.
I will only accept papers that are in word doc format.
If you do not have MSWord, please click here Office 365 for CCD Students
I will only accept papers turned into the D2L platform (do not email papers/outlines).
Late papers are not accepted. Plan accordingly.
The topic must be related to the course material and ask specific questions about a disease or related to the class.
Turnitin score must be 25% or less.
Avoid using too many direct quotes in your paper.
Do not describe a disease process in your paper but ask a question about that disease.
Seven peer-reviewed sources no older than 2016.
What is peer-reviewed?
Auraria Library Evaluating Sources
All references in your works cited page must be used in your paper as in text citations.
Examples of good topic ideas
Is ALS a genetic disease?
The effectiveness of lower back surgery in cases of chronic low back pain.
Vitamin D deficiency and the link between mental health and suicide.
What does the BRACA gene mean for women with breast cancer.
Examples of poor topic ideas
What causes ALS
Treatment options for low back pain.
Mental health and diet.
Are genetic factors responsible for cancer?
Examples of sources that are not peer-reviewed
Blog articles or Web articles
Example of a web/blog article
Example of a peer-reviewed article
You can use Google Scholar, the campus library, and other resources to search for peer reviewed articles but do not use the search engines as a reference for your paper.
Examples of sources that are peer-reviewed
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Nature: International Journal of Science
If you are using Google Scholar off-campus. Use Search Google Scholar from the Auraria Library Website or add Auraria Library links to your Google Scholar profile settings using the following steps:
Login into your Google Scholar Account
Click on the menu button and then click Settings
Click on Library links, and search for Auraria Library
Check the box next to Auraria Library – Full-Text@Auraria, and then click Save.
If you use either of these options, Full-Text@Auraria Library links will appear next to articles that you have access to through Auraria Library subscriptions.
Examples of Plagiarism:
All forms of plagiarism (whether intended or accidental) will result in a 0 on the assignment and a report filed with CCD.
Self-plagiarism, using a previous paper for this assignment.
Copying any amount of text from another source with no citation given.
Stitching sections of multiple sources together with no citations and turning it in as your own.
It is your responsibility to know what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Use this guide from Auraria Library Plagiarism Guide
You will be able to see your “Turnitin” score when you submit your paper. The paper should score no higher than 25%.
The paper must follow the following format.
1600 words minimum/1800 maximum (not including your works cited page, cover page, or title)
Uploaded in a MS Word format (.docx)
Appearance is consistent from the cover page to the works cited page.