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Infectious Disease

Representational Difference Analysis This activity leads students through the analysis of DNA sequence data and comparison of the sequence online with known sequences in the NCBI database to disciver the identity of an unknown pathogen
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Tracking the source of disease: Koch's postulates, causality, and contemporary epidemiology This activity leads students through the thought process of determining whether or not a pathogen is the cause of disease. It discusses Koch's postulates and traditional epidemiological techniques.
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Independent Investigations in Infectious Disease - Students ask and answer their own questions in infectious diseases. The scientific method is outlined step by step for use with this activity.
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Adherence Part I - In this activity, students learn to use a simulated agglutination reaction to test the adherence of different pathogens to host cells.
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Adherence Part II - In this activity, students use the scientific method and the simulated agglutination reaction they learned in Part I to explore current questions in the adherence of 3 different pathogens to host tissues.
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