Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Passages

Biological sciences practice passage questions

  1. Mendelian inheritance of immunodeficiency disorders
  2. Helicobacter pylori and the gastrointestinal system
  3. Collagen mutations result in Osteogenesis imperfecta
  4. Dietary supplements for building up muscles
  5. Fighting the flu with Oseltamivir
  6. ACE inhibitors and the renal regulation of blood pressure
  7. The discovery of leptin
  8. Disorders of the skeletal system and bone remodeling
  9. The only known case of an HIV cure
  10. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  11. Muscles rely on lactate dehydrogenase
  12. The role of alcohol abuse in pancreatitis
  13. A genetic mutation with prognostic value for glioblastoma patients
  14. Myelogenous leukemia and two chemotherapeutic agents
  15. Biochemistry of a newly discovered (pretend) neurotransmitter
  16. Mechanisms of antibody variability during B-cell development
  17. Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of a UV-dependent gene
  18. Translocations in the germline
  19. A family history of Marfan syndrome
  20. Blood oxygen levels may determine cardiac muscle regeneration
  21. Cushing's syndrome and the hypothalamic-pituitary axis
  22. The electrophoretic separation of proteins
  23. Virulence factors of Listeria monocytogenes
  24. Sarin gas and its potent effects on the body
  25. The genetic basis of Phenylketonuria
  26. Early experiments on the genetic code
  27. Understanding the cause of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
  28. Gene therapy using retroviruses
  29. Regulation of the lac operon
  30. Mutations that cause Crohn’s Disease
  31. Genetics of Myotonic dystrophy
  32. Inheritance patterns in flowering plants
  33. Selective pressures on cacti needle length
  34. Human impact on animal populations
  35. Heat generation in brown fat
  36. Control of glucose levels
  37. Regulating electron carrier molecules
  38. Studying metabolism with galvanic cells
  39. The structure of monosaccharides
  40. Hemiacetal formation of carbohydrates
  41. Hypoglycemia and carbohydrate metabolism
  42. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency
  43. Inhibiting the electron transport chain
  44. Glucogenic and ketogenic amino acids
  45. Diabetes and hyperglycemia
  46. Fat metabolism deficiences
  47. Cell membranes and trafficking disorders
  48. Ion transport defects cause cystic fibrosis
  49. Reducing pain with morphine
  50. The role of tyrosine-kinase inhibitors in preventing cancer
  51. Effects of stroke on the brain
  52. Multiple sclerosis and viruses
  53. Ion channel effects on neuron membrane potentials
  54. Demyelinating disease and aging
  55. Neurotransmitter removal from the synapse
  56. Synaptic transmission between neurons
  57. Regulation of growth hormone
  58. Measuring hormone levels
  59. The effects of high blood pressure on the heart
  60. Blood oxygen levels during exercise
  61. Symptoms of low platelet counts
  62. The oxygen affinity of hemoglobin
  63. Inspiration, respiratory rate, and respiratory therapy
  64. Residual lung volume in a patient
  65. Lymph system function during cirrhosis
  66. Studying lymph in a model system
  67. Fighting infection with adaptive immunity
  68. Neutrophil proliferation and disease
  69. Hair dye chemicals and cancer
  70. Measuring kidney function
  71. Blood pressure regulation in the kidney
  72. Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  73. Hormonal control of weight loss
  74. Why rabbits can digest cellulose
  75. Autoimmune disorders of the muscle
  76. The detection of myocardial infarction
  77. Osteoporosis and bone density
  78. Bone development
  79. How to remove a tattoo
  80. Skin cancer prevention
  81. Control of gene expression in eukaryotes: STAT3 and hyper IgE syndrome
  82. Control of gene expression in prokaryotes: the lac operon model
  83. CD40 receptor expression in hyper IgM syndrome
  84. Clindamycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
  85. Basic concepts in bioenergetics: phosphoryl group transfers and ATP hydrolysis
  86. Virulence factors in outbreak-strain cholera
  87. The evolution of gecko toepads
  88. The thermodynamics of ATP hydrolysis in living cells
  89. Molecular genetics and microbiology of Zaire Ebolavirus
  90. Molecular targets of antiretroviral therapies
  91. Chronic myelogenous leukemia and the Philadelphia chromosome
  92. A clinical approach to anemia: solve the case
  93. Nervous system disorders I: ALS
  94. Nervous system disorders II: MS
  95. Hyper-IgM syndrome
  96. Recombinant DNA technology
  97. Antibiotic resistance in Staphyloccus aureus
  98. Neurofibromin mutations in mice populations
  99. Stoichiometry and the properties of acetic acid
  100. The “Speed Limit” of DNA polymerase
  101. DNA motion in gel electrophoresis
  102. Cancer and hexokinase
  103. Cefoxitin disk diffusion versus mecA PCR for MRSA detection
  104. Signaling in staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
  105. Immunology of acute vs. chronic inflammation
  106. Antibody class differences
  107. Innate vs adaptive immunity
  108. DNA polymerase: Kinetics and DNA replication
  109. Do artificial sweeteners increase diabetes risk?
  110. The underlying mechanism of milk allergies
  111. A potential cure for ebola hemorrhagic fever
  112. Repetitive nerve stimulation in Myasthenia gravis patients
  113. Follicular lymphoma, Bcl-2, and cell growth
  114. Holoprosencephaly: A medical condition with devastating consequences
  115. Carbohydrates: The structure and function of glycogen
  116. Inherited disorders: Marfan syndrome
  117. Genetic recombination and conditional knockouts
  118. Inherited disorders: Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  119. Brown adipose tissue and metabolism
  120. The role of glycolysis and the pentose-phosphate pathway in fatty acid synthesis
  121. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and the most important function of the pentose phosphate pathway
  122. Pancreatitis and pancreatic cells
  123. Recombinant DNA and cloning
  124. A young patient with Type 1 diabetes
  125. Free energy, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration
  126. Induced stem cells from healthy adults
  127. Spherical erythrocytes and hemolysis
  128. The vagus nerve and mice
  129. Neurodegeneration and genome mutations
  130. HIV and drug therapy
  131. Swine flu and laser treatment
  132. Initial steps in the metabolism of dietary monosaccharides
  133. Pancreatitis and pancreatic Cells
  134. Congestive heart failure and diuretics
  135. Typhoid toxin
  136. Preventing lipopolysaccharide formation in cystic fibrosis patients
  137. Cellular effects of metformin, a drug for diabetes mellitus
  138. Measuring glomerular filtration rate of the kidneys with insulin
  139. Patient with a missing cerebellum
  140. Could complete darkness be the cure for amblyopia?
  141. Activation of T lymphocytes