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1 Biology: A Human Perspective Biology 1F25 for Biology Non-Majors Lecture 1 Introduction; The Origin of the Cell and a Brief Introduction to Mitochondria The People who Prepared the Lectures Harry Peery Alan Castle Jeff Stuart Gaynor Spencer Course Coordinator Harry E. Peery Department of Biological Sciences Brock University Course Administrator: Diane Eaton
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2 How These Lectures are Structured • You are responsible for the main lecture material. There are references to your textbook – always in blue - these you are not responsible for but will help in your understanding of the material. Jean Drapeau Bureau with his school bus in Hope, BC. You are starting on a Journey The road is always uphill and sometimes through rugged terrain. It may appear to be covered, but there is always a road, nonetheless. Going towards Wild Horse Pass on the road to Mount Baldy in British Columbia BIOL 1F25 - Biology, a human perspective Biology is: Ecology Evolution Physiology Biochemistry Molecular Biology BIOL 1F25 - Biology, a human perspective This course: Is an in depth study of contemporary topics in human biology Is intended to give a basic understanding of the biological basis of a few common phenomena that may impact your life
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3 BIOL 1F25 - Biology, a human perspective Lecture topics: An Introduction to the Cell Energy homeostasis and the obesity epidemic Towards an understanding of human aging What is cancer and why does it occur? How the brain works: learning, memory and addiction Learning the Basics of Biological Science The ‘scientific method’ How we got here, and where are we going? The structure of cells The ‘central dogma’: DNA RNA protein The Origin of the Cell and A Brief Introduction to Mitochondria Biology 1F25 for Biology Non-Majors Lecture 1 The People Who Prepared This Lecture Harry Peery Jeff Stuart
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4 Background Reading Textbook, Chapters 3 and 22 Human cells, and how they work Outline of Lecture 1: 1. An ‘average’ cell 2. Origin of the cell 3. A brief introduction to the mitochondrion A typical cell The holes in Cork • Were named cells by Robert Hooke in 1665 when he looked at them through a microscope. He named them that because
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