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BIOL 408: Cell Biology

School: Towson University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 21

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Understanding Neuron Signals: Role of Myelination & Fiber Diameter.
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Grasp the fundamentals of how neurons transmit electrical signals through action potentials. Understand the crucial role of myelination and fiber diameter in efficient nerve impulse conduction. Dive into the comparisons of different nerve fiber types and their properties.

Decoding Cholesterol's Influence on Cell Membrane Function & Fluidity
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Discover how cholesterol, a substance found in our body and certain foods, significantly impacts cell membrane fluidity. Learn its varying effects under different temperatures and in diverse cellular lipid compositions. Uncover its indispensable role in nerve signal transmission and cellular health.

Epiglottis & Glottis: Guardians of Breath and Swallow
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Learn about the critical roles of the epiglottis and glottis in our respiratory and digestive systems. Understand how the epiglottis acts as a protective gate during swallowing, while the glottis facilitates sound production. Together, they ensure safe breathing and swallowing.

Unlocking Atomic Reactivity: The Role of Unpaired Electrons Explained.
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Explore the fundamentals of atomic reactivity by evaluating the influence of electron shells, orbitals, and energy levels. This video highlights the pivotal role unpaired electrons play in determining how and why elements react, making it a cornerstone for chemistry enthusiasts.

Balancing Act: How Negative Feedback Loops Maintain Harmony
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Discover the concept of negative feedback loops in biological systems, where balance is maintained by counteracting changes. Explore the four key components: Stimulus, Sensor, Control Center, and Effector, through examples like blood sugar regulation. Uncover how these loops play a crucial role in keeping our body systems in harmony.

Where Does Protein Digestion Begin? Exploring the Stomach's Role
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Explore the fascinating process of protein digestion, debunking misconceptions about where it starts. Discover the roles of enzymes like pepsin and HCl in breaking down proteins in the stomach.

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