Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Review deadlines and sunscreen lab analysis
Homework: Review for the quiz on skin cancer. This is the slide show to help you review: Skin Cancer
Monday, December 10, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Homework: Read: Talking To Men About PSA Test. Provide a written explanation as to the issues associated with PSA screening and prostate cancer.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Read: How Can We Unleash the Immune System and take notes.
Extra credit: Complete all sections of the lab: Cell Reproduction. Title, purpose, data and journal questions.
Monday November 26, 2018
1. Make a chart which shows the pros and cons for the immunotherapy treatment discussed in the article.
2. Explain how checkpoint inhibitors work.
3. Provide some facts about melanoma (from the article).
4. What treatments were used for melanoma which had spread to the brain, prior to the discovery of immunotherapy?
5. Using the data shown at the end of the article, discuss whether this immunotherapy treatment is worth the expense. Refer to the numerical data in your response.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
1. What are some ways to avoid mutations caused by the environment?
2. Why did it take so long for scientists to find out that a large fraction of human cells carry mutations?
3. Describe (in detail) the research of Dr. Martincorena and his team.
4. a. Why did the researchers decide to study the cells of the esophagus?
b. How were the results found in the cells of the esophagus different from the results found in the skin cells?
5. Why isn't cancer more common if healthy cells have so many mutations?
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
1. Why do cells that make up the blood need to be replaced?
2. What happens to a normal cell if there is a problem at a check point? What happens to a cancer cell if there is a problem at a check point?
3. How do cells know when to divide? How do cells know when to stop dividing?
4. What is meant by the term "replicative immortality"?
5. Why is angiogenesis so important to tumor growth?
6. What is the difference between a benign tumor and a metastatic tumor?
7. What is the difference between an oncogene and a proto-oncogene?
8. Explain how tumor suppressors work. Why is the tumor suppressor p53 so important?
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Extra Credit: Research the Nobel Prize winners for 2018 in either chemistry, physiology/medicine or physics. Answer (in your own words) the following questions: Who are they? (brief biography), Why did they win? What is the the significance of their discovery? Write one of them a letter.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Analysis must contain: Claim, Evidence (use data and be specific), Reasoning, Errors, and Experimental Redesign . The last 2 sections should demonstrate in-depth scientific thought.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Systems and System Models and Asking Questions.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (sub)
Monday, September 17, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018 (Sub)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Friday, August 31, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Ms. Hart's letter
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Homework: Look at the images of the "improved" ice cube tray (click:Ice Tube) and respond to the prompt below. The answers must be typed or neatly written in blue or black ink. In the upper left corner you should write your full name, and the date. All papers must be titled with the assignment name.:
The design seems flawless. It is made of a silicon skeleton that allows the user to fill up the tube, seal the case with the silicone tray/rubber gasket, put it in the freezer and ice is made. The tray can be flexed to make the ice come out of the tray.
After looking at the images of the ice tube, what would you say doomed this "Ice Cube Tube" from being put into production? How might you change the form, material, or functionality of this in order to make it work?
Friday, August 17, 2018