Lecture 1 - Biology of Cancer and AIDS Lecture 1:...

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Lecture 1: Introduction Lecture 1: Introduction iology of Cancer and AIDS
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Erika Hamilton Department of Microbiology 217 Morrill 4N 545-1028 Pablo Pomposiello Department of Microbiology 312 Morrill 4N 577-4312
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Katir Patel Department of Microbiology 103 Morrill 4N 545- Ana Rita Pereira Department of Microbiology Morrill I 577-
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• Course Website: on SPARK • Exams: – 3 given in class; if you miss one of these exams, you MUST take the final – 1 final exam; you must take it if you missed an in class exam. Otherwise, it is optional. – If you have taken all 3 in class exams and opt to take the final, your lowest of the 4 grades will be dropped. – If you only 3 exams total, your lowest grade will not be dropped.
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This course will explore how Cancer and AIDS begin and progress. We will discuss the roles of individual cells, the immune system, mutations and infectious agents in cancer development, as well as how various physical, genetic and environmental factors influence one's chances of getting cancer. The class will cover HIV biology and transmission as well as how to protect oneself from contracting the virus. The principles
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MICROBIO 160 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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