- History of Medicine
Looking at the history of medicine shows how ideas have developed over the centuries. Today's medicine has evolved over thousands of years as each generation built on the knowledge of earlier times.
- Chemistry of Life
Whilst many small molecules and ions play vital roles in cells and organisms, macromolecules are also key. An understanding of the chemistry of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, ATP, DNA and RNA gives you the tools you need to make sense of everything from cell biology to ecology.
An introduction to biotechnology for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster
An introduction to cloning for 14-16 and 16+ students with downloadable poster
- Genes and inheritance
An introduction to genes, DNA, cloning, inheritance and medical issues for 14-16 and 16+ students
- Genetic engineering
An introduction to genetic engineering for 14-16 and 16+ students, including a downloadable poster
- Stem cells
An introduction to stem cell science and ethics for 14-16 and 16+ students with a downloadable poster
- Human Genome Project
A broad based introduction to the human genome and DNA sequencing, including a downloadable poster
- Polymerase chain reaction
An introduction to PCR and its impact with a downloadable poster
- Cell division
This highly engaging resource fully support cell division processes required by Post-16 biology courses. It includes links between meiosis, mitosis and cancer.
- Diabetes 16+
The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers
- Cell Biology
The second in a series of post-16 Biology resources, Cell biology explores the structure and function of animal cells, from microscopes and measuring to protein synthesis and the effects of medicines. All diagrams and animations can be downloaded for use offline, for example to incorporate into worksheets and step by step demonstrations.
- Antibiotic Apocalypse
To help with teaching about antibiotic resistance, watch the innovative short film, Antibiotic Apocalypse. The film was created by an interdisciplinary team formed by Game Dr, Little City Pictures, UCL (Dr Adam Roberts) and University of Glasgow (Dr Daniel Walker).
- Young Scientists Journal
We celebrate the scientific and creative thinking of young scientists, aged 12 -20 and encourage them to share their love of science by communicating their ideas, research and opinions with other young scientists around the world.
- The Naked Scientists
Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
- Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees
A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
- Archaeological Science Learning Resource
Forensic zooarchaeology shows how molecular and isotopic analysis add to our understanding of the past, in particular our relationship with animals.
- MRC LMB Insight on Research
Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
- A Switch in the Brain
a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.