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We have annotated several hundred teaching resources cataloged in the National Science Digital Library with spatial concept terms listed below. We have also created a new TeachSpatial collection annotated in the same way. The concept terms were drawn from the U.S.National Science Education Standards (NSES 1996) for topic areas B - Physical Science, C - Life Science, D - Earth and Space Science, as well as from the 1994 U.S. Geography Teaching Standards for grades 9-12. Those standards can be browsed here.

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NSDL teaching resources related to "cell"

In the demonstration, students observe a visual convection current in the classroom and compare it to the images of convection cells in the Sun taken from the Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) instrument on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. Students also hear or read background information about convection cells on Earth and in the Sun and view a labeled cutaway diagram of the Sun.

Lesson: Convection Cells

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The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article explains how stem cells have the potential to cure many human diseases because they are: like blank cells - they can become any cell in the human body, enduring - embryos, in particular, can provide an endless supply of stem cells, and regenerative - they can be used as a live source of self-repair.

Stem Cells for Cell-Based Therapies

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Mitochondria are dynamic organelles, essential for cell life and death. The morphology of this organelle is determined by fusion and fission, controlled by a growing set of "mitochondria-shaping" proteins, which influence crucial signalling cascades, including apoptosis.

(De)constructing Mitochondria: What For?

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This Caltech press release covers the development of solar cells that can absorb light and convert its energy efficiently thanks to a silicon wire design. The new cells, in addition to being extremely efficient, are also flexible in form, making them useful for consumer installation after further research.

Caltech Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells

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Chronic inflammation-induced carcinogenesis is a commonly accepted entity and is frequently seen within the gastrointestinal tract, although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Alterations in specific oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes are known to be responsible for malignant transformation. Nevertheless, the inflammatory microenvironment classically affects tumor promotion in its role as an altered stem cell niche and can also affect tumor initiation and tumor progression.

Inflammation and Stem Cells in Gastrointestinal Carcinogenesis

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Growth and detachment of cell clusters, aggregates of bacterial cells embedded in an extracellular polymeric slime matrix, from a four-species biofilm under steady nutrient and flow conditions.

Growth and Detachment of Cell Clusters from a Four-species Biofilm

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In 1964, Berry, then an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, published a paper in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers calling for a new approach to the accumulation of spatial data. To reconcile regional and systematic analysis, he proposed the creation of a matrix of spatial information. This matrix would be comprised of rows of data that dealt with a particular measurable variable, and columns that consisted of data pertaining to a uniform location.

Brian J. L. Berry: The Geographical Matrix, 1964

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