Science 8 – your Halloween dissections have been delayed by a block. They’re still happening but after Halloween.
Biology 12 – We will be looking into some of the most prevalent disorders of the Cell Membrane including but not limited to, Cystic Fibrosis, Alzheimer’s, and Hyaline Membrane Disease.
Hyaline Membrane Disease - a disease of preterm infants in which the lungs are not fully mature at the time of birth, resulting in respiratory distress. Pneumocytes are not fully differentiated and so the lungs are not capable of the normal oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange that is required after birth. Alzheimer's - oxidative stress (in the brain) caused by Alzheimer's results in alterations in the phosphlipids that comprise the cell membrane and disrupts the function of affected brain cells. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3565322/ Cystic fibrosis - a defect in a calcium-ion channel results (for unclear reasons) in excess production of fluid in the lungs.