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This issue of Big Picture provides lots of interesting information about flowering plants and their uses.
The plant hormones animation explores the action of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and shows how scientists used experimental evidence to explain the role of auxins in a phototrophic response.
This resource contains a number of articles explaining how statistics help us understand the world.
This resource looks at several aspects of the immune system including:
- The non-specific immune response
- Specific immune response and antigen recognition
- T cells and B cells
- Autoimmune disease and allergic responses •
- Monoclonal antibodies
- Long term immunity...
This extensive resource includes a video, presentations, lesson plan and an issue of the Big Picture covering most aspects of cell biology for post-16 students. The aspects of cell biology covered include: Cell structure Cell signalling Cell division Apoptosis Lysosomes Stem cell research...
These resources explore proteins by their different function, with examples of how they give structure to living things, carry messages and molecules around our bodies, support the immune system, catalyse chemical reactions, and their use in industry and medicine:
Structure and movement How...
These resources from the Wellcome Trust explore how imaging research has changed the way we look inside one of our most fascinating organs, the brain. The accompanying lesson ideas provides related activities and ideas for investigations or extended project qualification (EPQ). There is useful background...
This edition of the magazine from the UK Space Agency includes:
- The launch of the Earth Observation satellite, Sentinel 2A
- News about the Rocket (salad) Science experiment
- Tim Peake's training for his mission to the International Space Station
- The launch of the International...
This edition of the magazine, from the UK Space Agency includes:
- The discovery Beagle 2 on Mars
- The AstroPi code competition
- The landing of Philae on comet 67P in pictures
- The UK's new funding for space programmes
- British built space technology
These resources from the Wellcome Trust look at how populations grow, change and move, and why understanding them is so important. The resources use real research to illustrate many aspects of the study of populations, including:ecology epidemiology demographics population genetics evolution and the Hardy...
Published by the Wellcome Trust, the 'Big Picture' explores issues around biology and medicine. While providing immense benefits, drugs are not the perfect solution.
They only work on a proportion of patients, sometimes they harm us, and we're not very good at taking them as we should. For some diseases,...