9-21-09_lecture_bioenergeticsA

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Tick's Brain : Tick, this is your mind speaking. Tick : Oh. Hello. Tick's Brain : Sorry I haven't been around much lately but I'm easily distracted by shiny objects. Tick : Arthur, you have no historical perspective. Science in those days worked in broad strokes. They got right to the point. Nowadays, it's all just molecule, molecule, molecule. Nothing ever happens big.
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Announcements Updated list of papers available for research article report 1, due October 5. Updated weblinks available on Blackboard covering topics of interest and just neat biology animations.
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Written assignment #1 2-3 single-spaced pages (or 4-6 double spaced pages), 1” margins, 11-12 point font Summarize the article for an educated layperson aka “How would I explain this research to my grandmother?” PDFs of papers are posted on Blackboard in a folder titled “Papers for Written Assignments” Guidelines that will be used by TAs and me are also in this folder
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Parts of report What is the research question being addressed and why is the research question important or significant? What were the experimental methods used? Describe the methods in enough detail so that someone can understand the idea of the methods and understand the results. What were the experimental results and the interpretations of those results (the conclusions)? Suggest one future research avenue that would extend the results or address an unanswered question in the report.
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If you don’t understand something, look it up and cite it Some useful sites for information on cell biology: Many of the articles will have supplementary information available, often containing more detailed Methods information. Articles referred to in the paper, especially in introduction or Methods section Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts, free online edition PubMed medical literature database http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed Purdue University Libraries and electronic holdings http://www.lib.purdue.edu/#ejournals Online information sources, such as www.wikipedia.org (only as a starting point. look at the article’s sources and try to find those or related peer-reviewed sources or textbooks)
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Book or journal title Article or chapter title Authors Publication year If a journal, volume, issue, and page numbers If a book, edition of book If an electronic resource, provide web address. Again, sites that are not extensions of textbooks, journals, or professional societies are discouraged but can be used as starting points to understand a method or result. Citations are not included in the page limit and should
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course BIOL 230 taught by Professor Bartlett,e during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University.

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