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BIOL 1F25 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Movement Disorder, Homeostasis, Organism

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Gaynor E Spencer

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Biology 1F25 - A Human Perspective
LAB #46 Maja Milakovic (mmilakovic)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Prof. G. Spencer (Fall Term: weeks 1-10)
General intro to organization of human brain
Individual brain cells (input regions, output regions)
Point of contact between brain cells(synapse)
Changes in brain connections (learning and memory)
Cocaine (how it affects connections, synapses)
Links between drug addiction and learning and memory
Prof. Mercier (Fall/Winter: 4 weeks)
Movement disorders
With focus on Parkinson’s Disease
Prof. Castle (Winter Term)
What is cancer?
How does cancer develop?
What is the genetic basis for cancer?
What is meant by the term predisposition to cancer inherited?
Can cancer be prevented?
Labs: 36%
Progress Exam (December): 32%
Final Exam (April): 32%
When confident take the Library and Course Policy Quiz found on the Tests &
Quizzes page of the LAB site. This quiz is due by September 20th at 6pm
Friday, September 11th, 2015
Biology: Study of living organisms and life’s processes
Living things:
a) Require energy and raw materials: creation of molecules
b) Composed of cells: smallest unit to sustain life
c) Maintain homeostasis: the process of maintaining things in a relatively
constant manner (drinking a certain amount of water, eating a certain
amount of food)
d) Respond to external environment
e) Grow and reproduce
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