Chapter 45: The Immune System contains external links to:

  • Immunology Tutorials and Problem Sets
  • HIV Detection Activity
  • Toxicology Tutorial and Problem Set

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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Tutorials and Problem Sets include: 1. Introduction to Immunology: Learn the basics about the immune system. 2. Antibody Structure: Understand how an antibody's physical structure determines its interaction with antigen. 3. HIV and AIDS: Learn about HIV's interaction with the immune system and how current treatments interrupt the HIV lifecycle. 4. Case Studies: Written in collaboration with Veterinary Science and Microbiology, these cases studies are designed for advanced students. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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HIV Detection Activity

by Alison Loomis

Learn about the ELISA, a fundamental tool of clinical immunology, which is used as an initial screen for HIV detection. Based on the principle of antibody-antibody interaction, this test allows for easy visualization of results and can be completed without the additional concern of radioactive materials use. Contents: Background Method (animations) False Positives Data and Interpretation Problem Set ELISA Resources on the Web This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This problem set is designed to help you understand basic principles of toxicology. You will learn what a hazard is, where hazards can come from, how they affect humans, and methods to control hazards. You will also learn about careers in the environmental health sciences. 1. Natural and human-made chemicals 2. Hazards and sources 3. Routes of entry 4. How chemicals are processed in the body 5. Dose 6. Measuring dose 7. Dose and response 8. Factors affecting dose 9. Factors affecting individual susceptibility 10. Hazard control 11. Fields in the environmental health sciences Instructions: Each topic page has a multiple choice question designed to help you learn the concepts. If you click on the correct answer, you will see the word "correct" along with reinforcing information. If you click on an incorrect answer, you will be given a tutorial page. You can also go directly to the tutorial page by clicking on the tutorial button. Enjoy yourself - it doesn't matter if you select the right or wrong answer - the point is to learn! This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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