Science stories you can count on : 51 case studies with quantitative reasoning in biology / Clyde Freeman Herreid, Nancy A. Schiller, Ky F. Herreid
- Introduction : the numbers game / Clyde Freeman Herreid -- A case full of numbers : the why and wherefore of teaching with cases / Clyde Freeman Herreid -- Math and data exploration / Dennis Liu -- Reinventing the wheel : quantifying cases for your classes / Patricia A. Marsteller and Drew Kohlhorst -- The scientific method -- Cell phone use and cancer / Wilma V. Colón Parrilla -- Is high-fructose corn syrup bad for the apple industry? / Jeffri C. Bohlscheid -- Feeling detoxified : expectations, effects, and explanations / Giselle A. McCallum and Annie Prud'homme Généreux -- Rabbit Island and the search for tuberculosis treatment / Karen M. Aguirre -- Chemistry of life -- Sweet indigestion : a directed case study on carbohydrates / Peggy Brickman -- Dust to dust : the carbon cycle / Jennifer Y. Anderson, Diane R. Wang, and Ling Chen -- A can of Bull : do energy drinks really provide a source of energy? / Merle Heidemann and Gerald Urquhart -- The cell -- The mystery of the seven deaths : a case study in cellular respiration / Michaela A. Gazdik -- Wrestling with weight loss : the dangers of a weight-loss drug / Susan M. De Simone and Annie Prud'homme Généreux -- Nanobacteria : are they or aren't they alive? / Merri Lynn Casem -- Microbiology -- Fecal coliforms in Antartica / Stephen C. Nold -- Elvis meltdown! : microbiology concepts of culture, growth, and metabolism / Richard C. Stewart, Ann C. Smith, and Patricia A. Shields -- Resistance is futile--or is it? : the immunity system and HIV infection / Annie Prud'homme Généreux -- An infectious cure : phage therapy / Dustin J. Eno and Annie Prud'homme Généreux -- Genetics -- The "blue people" of Kentucky / Celeste A. Leander and Robert J. Huskey -- To the bitter end : the genetics of PTC sensitivity / R. Deborah Overath -- In sickness and in health : a trip to the genetic counselor / Barry Chess -- The case of Desiree's baby : the genetics and evolution of human skin color / Patricia Schneider -- A sickeningly sweet baby boy : a case study on autosomal recessive inheritance / Jacqueline Washington and Anne Zayaitz -- Molecular biology -- "Not exactly" : the complexity of a human genetic disease / William Morgan and Dean Fraga -- The case of the druid Dracula / Peggy Brickman -- Which little piggy went to market? : bioinformatics and meat science / Debra A. Meuler -- Classic experiments in molecular biology / Robin Pals-Rylaarsdam -- Evolution -- My brother's keeper : a case study in evolutionary biology and animal behavior / Kari E. Benson -- As the worm turns : speciation and the maggot fly / Martin Kelly -- Trouble in paradise : a case of speciation / James A. Hewlett -- PKU carriers : how many are in your hometown? / David J. Grisé -- Super bug : antibiotics and evolution / Kristy J. Wilson -- Exaggerated traits and breeding success in widowbirds : a case of sexual selection and evolution / J. Phil Gibson -- Plant form and function -- Is Guaiacum sanctum effective against arthritis? : an ethnobotany case / Eric Ribbens, Barbra Burdett, and Angela Green -- I'm looking over a white-striped clover : a case of natural selection / Susan Evarts, Alison Krufka, Luke Holbrook, and Chester Wilson -- The ecology of Opuntia fragilis (Nuttall) Haworth / Eric Ribbens -- Tougher plants : beating stress by protecting photosynthesis in genetically modified plants / Robin Pals-Rylaarsdam and Monica L. Tischler -- Animal form and function -- The 2000-meter row : a case in homeostasis / Nathan Strong -- Girl pulled alive from ruins, 15 days after earthquake / Susan B. Chaplin -- Hot and bothered : a case of endoctrine disease / Karin A. Grimnes -- Keeping up with the Joneses / Philip J. Stephens -- The hunger pains : ghrelin, weight loss, and maintenance / Lynn M. Diener -- Health -- Michael's story : a case study of autism / Kristen N. Hausmann and Karen M. Aguirre -- Breast cancer risk : using real medical histories to rank genetic and environmental influences / Michèle I. Shuster and Karen Peterson -- A light lunch? : a case in calorie counting / Brahmadeo Dewprashad and Geraldine S. Vaz -- Pharmacogenetics : using genetics to treat disease / Jeanne Ting Chowning -- Ecology and behavior -- The dead zone : ecology and oceanography in the Gulf of Mexico / Kathleen Archer and Lauren Sahl -- Threats to biodiversity : a case study of Hawaiian birds / Sarah K. Huber and Paula P. Lemons -- The wolf, the moose, and the fir tree : a case study of trophic interactions / Gary M. Fortier -- Mathematics in conservation : the case of the endangered Florida panther / Geffrey F. Stopper and Andrew G. Lazowski -- Search for the missing sea otters : an ecological detective story / Mary Allen and Mark L. Kuhlmann -- Biosphere and conservation -- Living downstream : atrazine and coliform bacteria effects on water quality / Thomas A. Davis -- Do corriders have value in conservation? / Andrea Bixler -- The wealth of water : the value of an essential resource / Melanie K. Rathburn and Karina J. Baum -- The effects of coyote removal in Texas : a case study in conservation biology / Margaret A. Carroll -- Appendix A : expectations for medical school students -- Appendix B : biology education to prepare research scientists for the 21st century / National Research Council -- Appendix C : resources for quantifying cases : simulations, games, and data sets.
- 9781938946059 (pbk.) and 1938946057 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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