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New Biology Courses at MIT OCR

David L.
user 40797092
Toronto, ON
Post #: 8
In today's mail (on top of all the older good stuff, which you can click through to):­

Enjoy! It's all free.


Course Description
If the twentieth century was the century of physics, the twenty-first promises to be the century of biology. This subject examines the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of biology in the age of genomics, biotechnological enterprise, biodiversity conservation, pharmaceutical bioprospecting, and synthetic biology. Although we examine such social concerns as bioterrorism, genetic modification, and cloning, this is not a class in bioethics, but rather an anthropological inquiry into how the substances and explanations of biology — increasingly cellular, molecular, genetic, and informatic — are changing, and with them broader ideas about the relationship between "nature" and "culture." Looking at such cultural artifacts as cell lines, biodiversity databases, and artificial life models, and using primary sources in biology, social studies of the life sciences, and literary and cinematic materials, we rephrase Erwin Schrödinger's famous 1944 question, "What Is Life?" to ask, in the early 2000s, "What Is Life Becoming?"
David L.
user 40797092
Toronto, ON
Post #: 9
Just for the hell of it, here are the other Cell Biology courses there.

There are other topic headings for Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Computation and Systems Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Proteomics, Stem Cells, Structural Biology, and Virology at­

I'm a wee bit annoyed that the titles below don't turn up here as URLs, but one easy way to get to them is­ and then paste the course number and title copied from below into the Search app.

It just occurred to me that I've forgotten to mention, all the course materials, except for major books, are downloadable at this site -- and even some of the full texts are findable on line. Some of these courses have up to 30 hours of video, which is quite a download. If people are up against bandwidth limits, maybe we should think about hacking some sneaker-net.


Course # Course Title Level
6.021J Quantitative Physiology: Cells and Tissues Undergraduate
7.013 Introductory Biology Undergraduate
7.03 Genetics Undergraduate
7.06 Cell Biology Undergraduate
7.340 Unusual Biology: The Science of Emerging Pathogens Undergraduate
7.340 Regenerative Medicine: from Bench to Bedside Undergraduate
7.340 Ubiquitination: The Proteasome and Human Disease Undergraduate
7.341 The DNA Damage Response as a Target for Anti-Cancer Therapy Undergraduate
7.342 To Divide or Not To Divide: Control of Cell Cycle and Growth by Extracellular Cues Undergraduate
7.342 Powerhouse Rules: The Role of Mitochondria in Human Diseases Undergraduate
7.342 The Biology of Aging: Age-Related Diseases and Interventions Undergraduate
7.342 Systems and Synthetic Biology: How the Cell Solves Problems Undergraduate
7.342 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic Undergraduate
7.343 Network Medicine: Using Systems Biology and Signaling Networks to Create Novel Cancer Therapeutics Undergraduate
7.343 When Development Goes Awry: How Cancer Co-opts Mechanisms of Embryogensis Undergraduate
7.343 Neuron-glial Cell Interactions in Biology and Disease Undergraduate
7.343 Photosynthesis: Life from Light Undergraduate
7.343 A Love-Hate Relationship: Cholesterol in Health and Disease Undergraduate
7.344 Directed Evolution: Engineering Biocatalysts Undergraduate
7.345 Using Simple Organisms to Model Human Diseases Undergraduate
7.345 Non-coding RNAs: Junk or Critical Regulators in Health and Disease? Undergraduate
7.346 Virus-host Interactions in Infectious Diseases Undergraduate
7.346 Cellular Garbage Disposal: Misfolded Proteins in Normal Biology and Human Disease Undergraduate
7.60 Cell Biology: Structure and Functions of the Nucleus Undergraduate
9.09J Cellular Neurobiology Undergraduate
9.16 Cellular Neurophysiology Undergraduate
20.010J Introduction to Bioengineering (BE.010J) Undergraduate
20.106J Systems Microbiology Undergraduate
7.88J Protein Folding Problem Graduate
9.013J Cell and Molecular Neurobiology Graduate
9.530 Cellular and Molecular Computation Graduate
20.410J Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (BE.410J) Graduate
20.420J Biomolecular Kinetics and Cellular Dynamics (BE.420J) Graduate
20.441J Biomaterials-Tissue Interactions Graduate
20.450 Molecular and Cellular Pathophysiology (BE.450) Graduate
HST.523J Cell-Matrix Mechanics Graduate
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