Biology 401 Cancer Biology module
Here are some sample questions for the cancer biology midterm none of these will actually be on the
What discovery led to the 2009 Nobel prize in medicine? Explain how this discovery relates to cancer
Biology 401 Homework
Due: in class, Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Please keep a copy of your submitted homework we wont be able to get it back to you
in time for your cancer protein presentations or the module exam.
Learn to use the PDBSum and OM
Questions to answer about the structure and gene:
a. How many amino acid residues are in the ras sequence given on the Protein page? Calculate,
based on the size of the protein, what the minimum size of its mRNA would be.
Ans- 167 amino acids are in the r
What is the difference between laws, theories, and hypothesis?
Laws are generalizations and principle of patterns in nature. Theories explain these
generalizations and principle of patterns in nature. Hypothesis is a prediction, a generalizing
Complete the following table using information from the two reports, BP Deepwater Horizon Oil
Budget: What Happened to the Oil? (Lubchenco, McNutt et al. 2010) and Outcome/Guidance
from Georgia Sea Grant Program: Current St
1. In biology the unity explains how basically common the living things are in regards of
biological, physical and chemical makeup regardless of their uniqueness. And diversity explains
how in every natural population diversity exists reg
Module 1 Exam (50 points)
J. Ridgway: Instructor
Due 1/17/2011 at 11:59pm
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FACT- Most cells comprising the tumor histologically resemble the cells of an undifferentiated retina of the
embryo called retinoblasts. This resemblance prompted Verhoeff to coin the term retinoblastoma
1. The term Retinoblastoma originated from?
A .An u
Cancer research has been an ongoing process. It has been a process with many trials and
errors scientists have struggled with over the years. Progress is slow but still progressive in terms
of gaining new knowledge of how cancer functions. In his seminar,
Biology 401 Cancer Biology
Homework assignments summary
January 19 assignment (overarching themes; examples of Cairns integration of these themes).
Many of you were not careful to distinguish the meanings of the words biocomplexity, diversity, and
Assignment due Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010
1. Read the chapter by John Cairns, entitled Cancer and the Molecular Biology of Multicellular
Systems (under Readings in the Cancer Biology module).
2. Look up definitions of the following overarching themes in biolo
Biology 401 Homework assignment
Due in class Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010
a. View the Cancer Quest video.
b. If necessary, review the eukaryotic cell cycle and its control in a basic biology textbook.
c. Read sections 25.1 and 25.2 (pages 1107-1126) of Lodish,
Homework due in class on Thursday, January 28
The structures described below should be hand-drawn. You dont learn as much about the structures by
using a computer program to draw them. Remember that the direction in which a sequence is given
1. Laws are generalized principles. They follow a pattern in which the observer learns to
accept no matter how supportive or even lacking the empirical evidence is. Theories are
a collection of hypotheses that are interconnected to a particular claim the
Biology 401 students:
For the final exam, you are responsible for the cancer biology module readings and activities posted
under readings, background information, and what was covered in class.
Readings: I agree that most of the articles assigned for the
3. Malaria is a disease that involves not just two organisms, the pathogen and its victim, but
third party, the vector organism. This topic of malaria is unusual because we have available the
complete genome sequence of all three of these players: