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BI 240: Biology: Function and Development of Organisms

School: Portland State University

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Decoding Systems Biology: The Quest for Biological Insights
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Explore the multifaceted world of Systems Biology and the validity of different theories. Learn how Systems Biology goes beyond genomics to understand complex biological systems through interactions among their components. Uncover the essence of this field in understanding the symphony of life.

From Primordial Soup to First Cells: Unraveling Life's Mysterious Orig
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Discover the Oparin-Haldane hypothesis detailing Earth's primordial conditions and the potential birth of life. Learn about the abiotic synthesis of organic molecules, the rise of protobionts, and the evolution to the first true cells.

Why Flamingos Are Pink: The Role of Diet in Coloration
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Uncover why flamingos, genetically predisposed to white feathers, sport a pink hue. Dismissing influences like weather and DNA mutations, the mystery unravels with diet: the intake of carotenoids from their food which overrides their genetic blueprint

Neurons Explained: Sensing, Processing, and Reacting to Our World
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Discover the roles of sensory, interneurons, and motor neurons in the nervous system. These specialized cells transmit, process, and execute commands, orchestrating our responses. Experience the seamless coordination that enables us to interact with our environment.

Why Can't Cells Harness Heat for Work? Explained
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Discover why most cells are unable to utilize heat for work by exploring the principles of cellular thermodynamics. Learn how heat, as a form of kinetic energy, relates to cellular processes and why uniform temperature distribution within cells hinders their ability to harness heat effectively. Uncover the key factors that determine why cells can't perform work using heat.

Unlocking Respiration: The Diaphragm's Central Role in Breathing
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Discover the fundamentals of the respiratory system and the primary muscle behind inspiration. This video breaks down the physiological process of breathing, the key role of the diaphragm, and why other muscles don't initiate breathing.

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