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Relationship Between Biology & Human Welfare - Chapter Summary
This chapter includes lessons on the relationship between biology and human welfare. There are discussions covering how pathogens impact biological communities, cancer formation, adaptive immunity, and tissue culture in crop improvement. You'll also review the hazards of drug abuse to both the individual and society. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:
- Discuss the uses of applied biology in animal husbandry
- Explain how a virus can impact the health of an entire community
- List treatments, such as antivirals and antibiotics, used to control pathogens
- Explore the cause and progression of cancer
- Detail the differences between HIV and AIDS
- Examine factors that predispose adolescents to substance abuse
- Describe how the immune system defends our body against pathogens
- Discuss how plant breeding is used to enhance food production
These brief lessons help you easily understand the topics presented, and our expert instructors provide plenty of examples. You can review all the lessons in order, or just look at the ones that cover the topics you need to review. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge, and the quizzes have links back to specific topics for further review.
1. Impact of Pathogens on Biological Communities
Have you ever thought about how something like a tiny virus can impact whatever organism it infects? And have you thought about how that will affect the health of an entire community? This lesson explores these topics.
2. Medical Treatments to Control Pathogens
This lesson covers the different categories of medical treatments to control pathogens. We'll look at mechanisms of actions and examples of antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals, as well as the infections they're commonly used to treat.
3. What Causes Cancer?
This lesson will discuss a model of cancer formation as well as some things that can cause cancer. You'll learn about initiation, promotion, and progression as well as what occurs during each step.
4. HIV vs. AIDS
This lesson will explain the differences between HIV and AIDS. We will review differences in what these diseases are, their symptoms, and the ability to treat each.
5. Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse
In this lesson, you'll learn about many of the key factors that predispose adolescents to substance abuse, including things that may be going on at home or in school.
6. Personal & Social Dangers of Drug Abuse
In this lesson, you're going to learn about the many unfortunate personal and social dangers that drug abuse poses, including those that can harm society at large.
7. What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the immune system. You'll learn about the innate and adaptive immune system, Edward Jenner, haptens and immune tolerance.
8. What is Immunity? - Definition & Types
This lesson will introduce immunity and define what immunity is and what it does. The lesson will also identify the different types of immunity and what they involve.
9. Plant Breeding in Food Production: Definition, Methods & Examples
In this lesson we'll learn about the techniques scientists use in plant breeding to benefit food production. By the end of the lesson, you'll be able to explain how scientists do this and give examples of food sources produced in these ways.
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