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Unformatted text preview: nt #1 ara Meisinger, Sarah Engel, Cour tney Koening, Laura Deitr ick) 2. Three quantitative approaches that can be used in biology are experimentation, statistics, and mathematical modeling. For experimentation, a question that could be asked is “how much water is there in the blood plasma?” For statistics, a question that could be asked is “how many people with crones disease are there living in the US? Finally for mathematical modeling, a question that could be asked is “derive the diffusion equation in blood?” 3. An organic molecule is a molecule that contains carbon structure which can be formed in branched or in a linear chains. Two factors that make carbon such a diverse element are carbon’s ability to bond with other carbon atoms allows it to create a backbone for long chains of carbon atoms, and since carbon also has four outer valence shells (tetravalent) it is able to bond with multiple other atoms thus creating a variety of molecules. 4. In “Inner Life of a Cell” there are multiple cellular processes captured. One such process is the motor protein converting the cells chemical energy into mechanical energy. This process of the motor protein can be easily quantified because the work of the motor proteins can be calculated. Further into the video the sphingolipids and phosphatidylcholine are being enriched in the lipid bilayer. This process can theoretically modeled showing specifically in what ways the lipid bilayer was supplying the sphingolipids and phosphatidylcholine with the proper nutrients to survive. The mRNA was shown being translated out of the pores of the nucleus. Once the mRNA enters the cytoplasm the ribosomes that are already their start to convert the mRNA to protein....
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2010 for the course BIOE 120 taught by Professor Aranda-espinoza during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08