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    • Asexual Reproduction Created: Thursday, June 24, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      In asexual reproduction, one individual produces offspring that are genetically identical to itself. Common forms of asexual reproduction include budding, regeneration, and parthenogenesis.
    • Animal Viruses Created: Monday, August 29, 2011 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      Animal viruses cause a wide range of diseases in humans and animals. Some cause persistent infections, while others can transform normal cells into tumor cells.
    • Ebola Virus Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      The Ebola virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes the deadly Ebola virus disease. Ebola outbreaks warrant serious concern as there is currently no cure for the disease.
    • Kidneys Created: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      The main role of the kidneys is to filter blood of toxins and produce urine. They also perform several regulatory functions that are vital to life.
    • What Is AP Biology? Created: Friday, February 09, 2007 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      What is AP Biology and why should I take it? The AP Biology course and exam allow students to gain credit for introductory college level biology courses.
    • Fascinating Animal Facts Created: Thursday, February 01, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      Did you know that although polar bears look white, they actually have black skin? Discover several wondrous and fascinating facts about animals.
    • Amygdala Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
      The amygdala is an almond shaped mass of nuclei located deep within the temporal lobe of the brain.
    • Video Games Affect Brain Function Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Studies indicate that video games affect brain function. Video gaming causes changes in brain structure that can improve cognitive function and visual attention.
    • Biology Study Tips Created: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Need help studying for biology? I've got some great biology study tips for you. Just following these simple steps will make studying less stressful.
    • Homozygous - A Genetics Definition Created: Monday, February 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Definition of the word homozygous.
    • Cell Cycle Created: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Cells grow and replicate through an ordered series of events called the cell cycle.
    • Green Tea Improves Health Created: Friday, June 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Studies suggest that drinking green tea improves health due to a compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg). This compound has cancer inhibiting and anti-inflammatory properties.
    • E. coli Bacteria Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      E. coli bacteria are among the numerous bacteria that reside in the digestive tract of humans and animals. While most E. coli strains are harmless, others can cause disease.
    • Cellular Respiration Created: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Cellular respiration is a process by which cells harvest the energy stored in food. Glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and electron transport are the three main processes of cellular respiration.
    • Citric Acid Cycle Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      The citric acid cycle is a stage in cellular respiration that helps to harvest the energy stored in carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These molecules are broken down into smaller components to be ...
    • Skeletal System Created: Friday, January 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      The skeletal system is the support system for the body. It gives the body shape, form, and mobility while providing protection for sensitive organs.
    • Lymphocytes Created: Friday, January 25, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that provide a means for specific and nonspecific immunity. They circulate in blood and lymph fluids and defend the body against cancerous cells, pathogen...
    • Hand Sanitizers vs. Soap and Water Created: Friday, January 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Should you wash your hands with a hand sanitizer or soap and water?" itemprop="description"> Friday, July 16, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Understanding difficult biology words is not impossible. Become familiar with how to study difficult biology terms.
    • Can Antibacterial Soaps Make You Sick? Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      The chemical triclosan, found in some antibacterial soaps and other household products, may compromise the immune system in children and increase the risk for the development of a number of diseases.
    • Four Steps of Cardiac Conduction Created: Friday, May 21, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Have you ever wondered what causes your heart to beat? Learn about the four steps of cardiac conduction, the rate at which the heart conducts electrical impulses.
    • Cell Membrane Created: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The cell membrane is a thin semi-permeable membrane that surrounds the cell's cytoplasm, enclosing its contents.
    • Mammal Species Created: Friday, July 01, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Learn about the characteristics that differentiate mammal species from other vertebrates.
    • Sex-Linked Traits Created: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Sex linked traits originate from genes found on sex chromosomes. Hemophilia is an example of a common sex linked disorder that is an X linked recessive trait.
    • Gonads Created: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Gonads are reproductive system organs that produce and support the development of male and female gametes. Male gonads are the testes and female gonads are the ovaries.
    • Stem Cells Created: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Stem cells are unique cells of the body in that they are unspecialized and have the ability to develop into several different types of cells.
    • Stem Cell Research Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Stem cell research focuses on utilizing stem cells to generate specific cell types for the treatment of disease.
    • Platelets Created: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Platelets, or thrombocytes, are blood components used in the blood clotting process. These cells appear as miniature plates when viewed under a microscope.
    • Heart Nodes Created: Friday, April 29, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Heart nodes are specialized tissues that behave as both muscle and nervous tissue. The sinoatrial node and the atrioventricular node control electrical impulses in the heart.
    • 10 Facts About Cells Created: Friday, October 23, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      The following 10 facts about cells will provide you with well known and perhaps little known tidbits of information about cells.
    • Reptiles Created: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Reptiles are believed to have evolved from amphibians and have developed several adaptations for life out of water." itemprop="description">> Friday, May 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Explore the structure and function of eukaryotic peroxisomes." itemprop="description">
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