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PDF file, we recommend the use of After extracting it from the PDF file you have to rename it to 2 Biology - The Life Science. 5. Organization: Being structurally composed of one or more cells, which are the basic. This book of Biology for class IX & X is the English Version of the original textbook . The groups discussed above are the basic branches of Biology. Scientists. NPTEL – Basic Courses – Basic Biology. Joint initiative of IITs and IISc – Funded by MHRD. Page 1 of Lecture 1: Basic Biology: A Brief Introduction.

As humans are living things, we have a natural sense of curiosity and affection towards life and how has come to be. The study of biology incorporates everything imaginable related to the life on Earth. It can be very broad and focus on details regarding the entire planet or it may be very specific and study microscopic structures such as bacteria or DNA. Studying living things, called organisms, takes us all around the world, from the most productive tropical rain forests to the hostile lands of Antarctica or the deepest oceanic basins. Although our knowledge of the world around us is constantly changing, there are a few basic principles of biology that should hopefully remain useful for many years to come. Most biological study is built on the foundations of five universally recognized truths. These are: Cells are the basic unit of life. Genes are the basic units for passing traits from parent to offspring.

In the living organism, cell behavior is critically influenced by the actions of different cues from their microenvironment, which act cooperatively in three dimensions. In addition, biophysical factors like mechanical properties of the surrounding extracellular matrix ECM can significantly influence cellular reactions.

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Likewise, alterations in the composition or the mechanical properties of the ECM are often linked to pathological conditions, as well as cancer progression and metastasis. They are widely used biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. For example, hematopoietic stem cells HSCs are highly demanding with respect to their cell culture conditions. On 2D substrates they rapidly differentiate. For clinical applications, however, it is necessary to expand HSCs and maintain the stem cell character.

They analyzed the stem cell character and proved that coculture with mesenchymal stem cells, used as support cells by HSCs in vivo, is more efficient in the 3D bone marrow analogs than in standard 2D culture. They found that prostate tumor cells showed an increased response to growth promoting androgens when cultured in 3D as compared to 2D culture systems.

Besides being useful growth environments to culture demanding cell types, the biophysical characterization of hydrogels is mainly performed on the bulk material and thus it is difficult to deduce the exact properties of the cellular microenvironment.

Therefore, for both understanding and instructing cellular behavior, a controllable tailored 3D scaffold is highly desirable. Recent progress in additive manufacturing techniques has enabled the fabrication of scaffolds with defined geometries that can partly recapitulate the structure of the natural cellular environment. In this context, 3D direct laser writing DLW fulfills these requirements. During the last ten years, DLW has rapidly evolved to be a valuable tool for bioengineering approaches.

Several important aspects such as materials biocompatibility, 10 - 12 structural designs for tissue engineering, 13 - 15 and integration into microfluidic devices 16 have been thoroughly reviewed recently. On the other hand, 3D scaffolds with a tailored geometry also allow to systematically study cellular reactions e.

This will lead to a better understanding how a complex environment influences cell behavior and consequently, it will pave the way for novel cell culture devices to steer cell differentiation.

In this Research News, we focus on the versatile applications of tailored direct laser written 3D scaffolds to answer basic biological questions.

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For the chemical aspects of DLW, we refer to a recent review published by our groups. Bottom right panels adapted with permission. It was proven that 3D scaffolds produced by DLW can successfully instruct the behavior of different cell types with respect to proliferation and migration. The first studies on cells were performed on rather concise 3D scaffolds that consisted of a single material Figure 2 A.

Although the proliferation and adhesion were similar to conventional 2D culture conditions, the cells largely differed with respect to their morphology.

Strikingly, fibroblasts, but not epithelial cells, almost doubled their cellular volume when cultured in 3D. Figure 2 Open in figure viewer PowerPoint Overview of the technological progress of scaffolds for single cell studies obtained via DLW. A 3D scaffolds ranging from basic geometries e. The left image is adapted with permission.

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The center image is adapted with permission. B Evolution of biofunctionalization ranging from homogenously coated scaffolds, to structures with distinct adhesion sites and multiple spatially defined functionalizations. C Current research is directed to active systems with tunable properties and towards the fabrication in the presence of living cells. Tayalia et al. In brief, the invasive potential of mouse embryonic fibroblasts and epithelial cells with respect to a chemical gradient and the nuclear stiffness were monitored.

Whereas in fibroblasts the biophysical property of the nucleus was crucial for the invading behavior, epithelial cells were triggered by the chemical gradient and invaded pores independently of the nuclear stiffness. They showed that cells were more likely to cross scaffold facets with lower Young's modulus as compared to stiffer structures.

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It is compatible with any modern biology textbook. The exercises provide a variety of options for one- or two-semester courses and one-, two-, or three-quarter courses. The exercises are appropriate for three-hour laboratory sessions, but they are also adaptable to a two-hour laboratory format.

Explorations in Basic Biology is designed to enhance learning by students and to simplify the work of instructors. The forty-one exercises provide a wide range of options for the instructor, and the range of activities within an exercise further increases the available options. Several exercises contain investigative portions that ask students to design and conduct experiments on their own, at the discretion of the instructor.

Each exercise is basically self-directing, which allows students to work independently without continuous assistance by the instructor. Each exercise and its major subunits are selfcontained so that the instructor may arrange the sequence of exercises, or the activities within an exercise, to suit his or her preferences. In addition, portions of an exercise may be deleted without negatively affecting the continuity of the exercise.

New key terms are in bold print for easy recognition by students. Each exercise begins with a list of Objectives that outlines the minimum learning responsibilities of the student.

The text of each exercise starts with a discussion of background information that is necessary to a understand the subject of the exercise and b prepare the student for the activities that follow. The inclusion of the background information minimizes the need for introductory explanations and ensures that all lab sections receive the same background information.

Background information always precedes the activity that students are to perform. Before beginning the laboratory activities, students are asked to demonstrate their understanding of the background information by labeling illustrations and completing the portion of the laboratory report that covers this material.

Students are asked to color-code selected illustrations to enhance their learning of anatomical features. The required Materials equipment and supplies are listed for each activity in the exercise.

This list helps the student to obtain the needed materials and guides the laboratory technician in setting up the laboratory. The exercises use standard equipment and materials that are available in most biology departments. This heading clearly distinguishes activities to be performed from the preceding background information. The laboratory reports not only provide a place for students to record observations, impressions, collected data, and conclusions, but they also provide a convenient means of assessing student understanding.

Each of the diversity exercises Exercises 10 through 16 includes a minipracticum section on the laboratory report. This challenges students to use knowledge gained in the laboratory session to identify organisms on the basis of their recognition characteristics, and it gives them a taste of a laboratory practicum.

Exercise 40 provides an opportunity for students to research human population data via the Internet. Exercises with significant improvements include: Exercise Blood and Circulation Exercise Neural Control v vi Preface Exercise Molecular and Chromosomal Genetics Exercise Population Growth Exercise Pickering, Wilberforce University O.

Zimdahl, Centenary College L.