Examine the interactions of class A and C ß-lactamases as they interact with ß-lactam antibiotics.
ß-lactamases are the principal agents of bacterial resistance to many penicillins, cephalosporins, and other ß-lactam antibiotics. The main objective is to understand the interactions of class A and C ß-lactamases as they interact with ß-lactam antibiotics in order to model a non-ß-lactam inhibitor into the active site. This would stop the hydrolytic power of ß-lactamases and rejuvenate ß-lactam a
Determine if translation and transcription of RNA in cells affects the levels of Ribonuclease H (RNase H)
Ribonuclease H is an enzyme that may be useful as a treatment for breast cancer because it can stop the production of estrogen in tumor cells. To find more about this enzyme, the purpose of this experiment was to determine if translation and transcription of RNA in cells affects the levels of Ribonuclease H (RNase H).
Generational effects of acid rain on Drosophila melanogaster
The purpose of this experiment was to test the effects of acid rain on several generations of living organisms. This researcher was interested in exploring whether mutations, found in an acid environment would also be observed if the offspring were removed from the acid environment into a neutral environment. Drosophila melanogaster were selected as subjects, due to their short life span, ease of
Which Parent Affects Fingerprint Pattern Types More?
The purpose of my project is to find out if the male parent or the female parent affects the offspring's fingerprints more.
Does Mass Affect the Emergence of a Soybean Seed?
The purpose of this project is to determine if mass affects the emergence of a soybean seed. This experiment was set up to verify if the size of a soybean affects how it grows.
How does the pulse relate to the heartbeat and how does it differ when the body is in different positions?
Take your pulse at mutiple sites. Relate the pulse to heartbeat.
Do boys and girls have different resting pulse rates?
The purpose of this experiment was to determine if gender in seventh graders affects resting pulse rate.
What are the best places on your body to meassure your pulse?
The pulse represents the variation in blood pressure from diastole to systole. During diastole blood pressure falls, but increases after systole as the heart pumps more blood into the arteries. You feel this difference when taking your pulse. Doctors use a device called a sphygmomanometer
Do groups of people have different blood pressure readings?
Blood pressure varies relative to heart's pumping of blood. The heart should be thought of as a dual pump, with a right and left side. Systole represents the active pumping of blood from the ventricles into the circulation. The right side of the heart takes venous/returning blood from the body and sends it to the lungs to be oxygenated (pulmonary circulation). Measuring blood pressures