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|Lab 1 Assessment - Researching a Topic|
|In the lab I showed you how to find the PubMed reference database and search it using a topic word. Lab 1 assessment will be for you to use this to find a research reference on "fertilization" and write a brief summary of the main finding of the paper.
|Lab 2 Assessment - Uploading an Image|
OK you are now in a group
Initially the topic can be as specific or as broad as you want.
Chicken embryo E-cad and P-cad gastrulation
|Lab 4 Assessment - GIT Quiz|
Design 4 quiz questions based upon gastrointestinal tract. Add the quiz to your own page under Lab 4 assessment and provide a sub-sub-heading on the topic of the quiz.
An example is shown below (open this page in view code or edit mode). Note that it is not just how you ask the question, but also how you explain the correct answer.
|Lab 5 Assessment - Course Review|
|Complete the course review questionnaire and add the fact you have completed to your student page.|
|Lab 6 Assessment - Cleft Lip and Palate|
|Lab 7 Assessment - Muscular Dystrophy|
|Lab 8 Assessment - Quiz|
|A brief quiz was held in the practical class on urogenital development.|
|Lab 9 Assessment - Peer Assessment|
|Lab 10 Assessment - Stem Cells|
|As part of the assessment for this course, you will give a 15 minutes journal club presentation in Lab 10. For this you will in your current student group discuss a recent (published after 2011) original research article (not a review!) on stem cell biology or technology.
|Lab 11 Assessment - Heart Development|
|Read the following recent review article on heart repair and from the reference list identify a cited research article and write a brief summary of the paper's main findings. Then describe how the original research result was used in the review article.
Lab 1 Assessment
Albumins are a type of water soluble protein primarily found in blood which also have a purpose in inducing the artificial capacitation of sperm. Capacitation is a process of the maturation of sperm occuring in the female reproductive tract in which the acrosomal head is distabilized to allow a greater degree of binding with sperm and oocyte. Other cellular changes such as the formation of ROS and protein phosphorylation of Tyrosine residues also occurs. This paper aims to measure the extent of capacitation of sperm via different serums through tests such as ROS Level Measurement, Sperm Mmotion Analysis, a Hemizona Assay, Acrosome Reaction Evaluation, Western Blot Analysis of Tyrosine Phosphorylation and Sperm DNA Damage Assessment. These values obtained via each test were then subjected to statistical analysis via Wilcoxon signed-rank test which determines whether population means differ between samples. 30 samples of semen were obtained from male specimens, each sample split up into 4 portions and subsequently cultured by 4 different preparation media; HTS, HTP, QFS and QTP respectively which used differing levels of SSS (Serum Substitute Supplement) and SPS (Quinns Advantage Serum Protein Substitute) which are both known spermatozoa capacitating agents. It was found that the Serum Supplements induced semen capacitation at varying levels, primarily influenced by ROS levels in preparation media and secondarily by the combination of Serum Supplements and Media used.
|Mark Hill 18 August 2016 - You have added the citation correctly and written a good brief summary of the article findings. There is quite a bit of current research looking at what effects success rates in these clinical techniques. I would point out that this is not a high quality journal 4.49 (good 20 to 50), try and look at these journals.||Assessment 5/5|
Lab 2 Assessment
|Mark Hill 29 August 2016 - All information Reference, Copyright and Student Image template included with the file but wrong PMID for reference and some formatting issues. The image should also be referenced here with a legend as shown below.
and referenced on your page here.
Induction of Ovulation in Mouse Ovaries and its relation to tumor induction through labelling with mCherry expressing Lentivirus
Lab 4 Assessment
|Mark Hill 13 October 2016 - These seem quiz questions that could have been better designed to test developmental knowledge. Question 1 could be guessed and is just testing how accurately they remember the statistic, would have been better to use different numbers. Question 4 acronyms should not be used in quizzes, particularly if not spelt out in the question.||Assessment 4.5/5|
Estimated prevalence of Duchenne is 1 in 7250 for males aged 5-24. Non-hispanic blacks had a lower prevalence of Duchenne Muscular dystrophy as compared to Hispanics and Nnon-Hisapnic whites. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/musculardystrophy/data.html
DMD is diagnosed through DNA tests searching for deletions, duplications and point mutations, a muscular biopsy is more conclusive than the DNA testing itself. In DMD, there is a lack of the protein dystrophin which leads to muscle deterioration and breakdown. An animal model used is the MDX mouse which has missing functional dystrophin protein in the muscle Dystrophin connects the cytoskeleton of the muscle fibre to extracellular matrix through the cell membrane.
|Mark Hill 13 October 2016 - Good brief answers, There is no referencing of your answers.||Assessment 4/5|
|Mark Hill 13 October 2016 - Lab 6 - Cleft lip/ palate assessment?|
Peer Assessment of Group Presentations: Assessment not completed You could have added some peer assessment here, even if submitted late. Had you added peer assessment to the discussion pages and not your own page? 0/10
|Lab 10 - Stem Cell Presentations 2016|
|Group Mark||Assessor General Comments|
Group 1: 15/20
Group 2: 19/20
Group 3: 20/20
Group 4: 19/20
Group 5: 16/20
Group 6: 16/20
|The students put great effort in their presentation and we heard a nice variety of studies in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine today. The interaction after the presentation was great.
As general feedback I would like to advise students to: