February 03, 2008

New Life science videorecordings

A selection from almost 200 videorecordings added to the catalogue. Click on the title to see the library's record; if the item status is in cataloguing click on the request link and we will have it ready for you, usually by the next business day.

Emerging infectious diseases studies the complex causes and far-reaching impacts of emerging infectious diseases around the globe. Points out that new diseases arise and old diseases, such as malaria and influenza, are returning with renewed vigor.

Evolution and phylogenetics Illustrates how molecular techniques are now combined with fossil evidence to explore relationships in organisms from whales to anthrax, illustrating how the ability to compare DNA sequences from different organisms is refining our perspective on evolution.

Fungi: decomposers and parasites Looks at the major divisions of fungi and discusses some of the unique adaptations found in kingdom Fungi.

Genetically modified organisms genetic modification, its processes, and its common applications in agriculture, industry and medicine.

Genetics of development explores how organisms as different as flies, fish, and humans share a set of genes, known as a genetic toolkit, which guides development

Genomics reviews the techniques used in BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) biosequence database searches, microarray experiments, and other genomics tools.

Glycolysis & cellular respiration Explores the endosymbiotic hypothesis which offers an explanation of how photosynthesis and cellular respiration arose in eukaryotic cells.

HIV and AIDS explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments.

Human evolution examines mitochondrial Eve and other fossil clues that increasingly point to Africa as the point of origin of our species.

Kingdom Animalia: invertebrates Discusses in detail structural, functional, and behaviorial adaptations unique to members of each of the invertebrate phyla

Kingdom plantae: Builders of biomes Outlines the adaptations that have evolved in plants and enabled them to spread over the Earth,

Kingdom protista: origins of eukaryotic diversity looks at animal-like zooflagellates, sarcodines, ciliates, and sporozoans; fungus-like slime molds, and plant-like dinoflagellates, diatoms, and englenoids

Microbial diversity shows how microbial diversity far surpasses all other diversity on the planet.

Neurobiology illustrates how neurons' electrical activity results in the release of neurotransmitters that account for everything from survival to addiction to learning and memory.

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