BIOPL1120 Issues in social biology syllabus 2010

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1 BIOPL1120: Issues in Social Biology: from Diet to Diseases, DNA to Deforestation Spring Semester 2010; 3 credits. Two lectures and one discussion per week.: MWF 9:05-9:55. Caldwell 100. Discussion rooms (Fridays) to be announced. Professor Peter Davies Text : Required: Belk and Borden Biology, Science for Life with physiology 3E . i-Clickers required. Other topics may be added in response to suggestions or as topics become issues in the media. The order will be adjusted as needed. Each topic may last for a part of a lecture to several lectures. Special guests have been invited in for some topics. Week Topic Likely visiting speakers Textbook assignments 1 Jan 25 Food components and nutrition; 27 The nutrition pyramid 1, 2, 3 2 Feb 1 2, 3, 16 3 Diet and health (diabetes, heart disease etc); intake and exercise 2, 3, 16 3 8 Phytochemicals, free radical damage, antioxidants Ruihai Liu: phytochemicals and health 22, 23, 4 10 Plant nutrition & organic produce 4, 22
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Unformatted text preview: 4 15 DNA, protein synthesis and signal transduction 6 ,7 17 DNA cloning methods; gene sequencing 8 5 22 Plant cloning 8, 22 24 GM crops Sarah Davidson: GM papaya 8 6 Mch 1 Animal cloning 8 3 Stem cells 8, 18 7 8 Cancer 5, 17 10 Steroids and athletes 19 8 15 The oceans: whales and sonar Chris Clark: Whales and sonar 14, 15 17 14, 15 9 29 The health of the oceans: overfishing, invasives, fish farming 14, 15 31 Bacteria and antibiotics 10, 18 10 Apl 5 Bacteria and viruses 18 7 Diseases 18 11 12 Epidemics and their causes 18 14 Ecology, species balance, extinction and invasive species 11, 12, 15, 12 19 Extinction and invasive species continued; New plant diseases 11, 12, 15, 21 The ecology of fire; Immunology Laura Stirling: The ecology of fire 8. 10, 18 13 26 Chemicals in our environment Ron Dietert: effects of chemicals on the developing immune system 20, 21 28 Spare 14 May 3 Deforestation Lynn Leopold: Reforestation 13, 15, 9 5 Human population 13, 15, 9...
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