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American Association for the Advancement of Science and Project 2061
A resource for students and teachers.

Aliphatic hydrocarbons (page supplied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA - in the US)

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Bacterial Artificial Chromosome.

Bioinformatics, and some basics of genetic sequence searching from the NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre in the UK.

Boltzmann's Constant - three quarters of way down page linked to.

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Cell lines, a project from the Sanger Institute.

Chemistry.
Some definitions and source material from the Gold book,
published by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Eigen values and eigen vectors. A math concept important in matrices, and relevant to exploring the structure and dynamics of molecular biophysics, among other fields of science. A book chapter on the website of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Electromagnetic radiation. Take a look at this useful graphic of spectrum wavelenghths, energy range and wavenumbers.

Electron microscopy, a facility which is part of Leeds University school of biology and of the Astbury department of structural molecular biology. When I read biophysics at Leeds, and electron microscopy was my fourth year second semester project, it was the Astbury department of biophysics.

Exponents. The University of Pittsburgh.

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Fluorescence - in biological experiments, and fluorescence in flow cytometry, with a nice explanation of flow cytometry, data collection, data representation and analysis. Provided by Invitrogen Inc. as animated slide shows, with co-ordinated tutorial (actually mini lectures). The tutorials are worth watching in total. They explain band filters, low-pass and high-pass filters and compensation to remove bias caused by signal overlap.

Functions. From a chapter in a maths resource [2010] created by British University lecturers to help transition from school to University, and as a revision tool. Though University math, such as that subsidiary to my biophysics degree, is beyond this level, this is still a nice base check.

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Genome editing. On the website of Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Accessed 6th November, 2015.

Genetics, an introduction to Mendelian genetics, provided by North Dakota State University.


GRAVITY (website source Georgia State University)

GRAVITATIONAL CONSTANT(website source Princeton University)

Related link for this section of gravity links

LAPLACE TRANFORMATION (website source Lamar University)

MICROGRAVITY (website source NASA)

TERMINAL VELOCITY (website source JSTOR).


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Karyotyping. Staining the condensed chromatin during metaphase to reveal chromosome features such as the centromere, rRNA and constitutive heterochromatin (from T.A.Brown). This link to a page about karyotypes on University College London website.

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Logarithms. Non destructive testing resource center.

Logarithms in biochemisty. John Wiley and Sons.

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Markov Chain (stationary) - half way down page linked to. University of Minnesota Morris. I'm still struggling to figure how transferable this is among different sciences where possible physical states are seemingly infinite. So many will beat me hands down in understanding. But am beginning to grasp in context of epigenetics and, separately, Boltzmann.

Microscopes. Types of light micrsocope, explained on the website for the John Innes Centre.

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A resource for teachers and students, from Nature education.

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Osmosis. A definition from NASA, in the context of a water-purification experiment on the International Space station.

Oxidation and reduction on the Purdue University Website.

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Physical constants. Freie Universität Berlin. See also discussion about new thinking on Universal constants, accessible below.

Plasma, University of Sydney.

Protein geometry at website of Birkbeck, University of London.

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Radiation pressure, on the Georgia State University Website.
Link accessed successfully 3rd November, 2015.

Ramachandran plot and proteins. Birkbeck College, London.

Randomised clinical trials. Purpose explained by the British Medical Journal.

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Speciation: Othologue, paralogue, homologue. A project undertaken at the University of Southampton.

Supercoiled DNA, from a page on the Boston (US) University Website.

Synchrotrons: A feature about the Diamond Synchrotron Research Facility in the UK.

Systematics, taxonomics and classification.
An interesting science essay on the website of the International Christian University in Japan.

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Thermodynamics. On the MIT website.

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Units of measurement. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Universal constants - do they exist? Physics Department. University of Hull.

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Van der Waals dispersion forces. From definitions on Northwestern University (USA) website.

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