From the laboratory to the real world, cell and molecular biology has a far-ranging impact upon everything from the environment to health and medical issues. Cell and molecular biology enables researchers to study the minute world of microbes and cells.
This course will provide a full overview of the world of cell and microbiology. We will first provide the basic components comprised within all living things before moving onto to how organisms' internal systems work and how they coexist and contend with external elements.
Further on in the course, we touch upon more complex subjects such as: DNA and RNA; protein structures; and movement along cellular pathways. And, alas we delve into some of the deeper molecular biological issues, including those of pathogens; formation of cancerous cells; and, one of today's hot topics--the facts behind the controversial issue of stem cell research.
Despite the small size of researchers' subjects, cell and molecular biology continues to be an area generating sizable interest. Not only are the applications of cell and molecular biology vastly infinite, its basic fundamental principles are critical to daily life. We believe you will learn a great deal of information from this fascinating course as well as utilize its basic teachings to better understand the world around you.