Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SW Liver LIVEr

The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. Weighing about 3 pounds, the liver is reddish-brown in color and feels rubbery to the touch. Normally you can't feel the liver, because it's protected by the rib cage.
The liver has two large sections, called the right and the left lobes. The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest, absorb, and process food.
The liver's main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.
LFT- Liver Function Test

Serum bilirubin test.
Serum albumin test.
Serum alkaline phosphatase test. .
Prothrombin time (PT) test.
Alanine transaminase (ALT) test
Aspartate transaminase (AST) test.
Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase test.
Lactic dehydrogenase test.
5'-nucleotidase test.
Alpha-fetoprotein test.
Mitochondrial antibodies test.
Serum alpha-1 antitrypsin test (A1AT)

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SW Liver Anatomy & Physiology


Friday, April 21, 2017

SkyWell Annual Board Meeting Monday 4th hour Auditorium

Dear H&M Magnet and SkyWell Members,
sign up here

You teachers know that you are excused.  Your names have been submitted.

Some of you have been nominated for the Board and other duties next year and will be voted on.

Jessica Huang, Grace Young, Hannah Moening, Eve Palazzolo, David GW, Emma Johnson, Nasha Potter, Daniela Leal, Georgia Mosher, Elle Almendras, Summer Victory, Annika Holstrom.

HBS attendance, PBS attendance taken for EC too.

HBS please bring in the Veggie tray.
PBS please bring in the Fruit bowl/plate/WHOLE FRUIT .

I will buy bagels for the event.

please see sign up doc here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

MI pre-Lab 4.1.2 pGLO Starter Plate making

Make starter plate (1) LB bacterial growth plate.  Remember HW protocol due.

MI Act 4.1.2 GFP


Friday, March 31, 2017

SW 1.6 Skinny on Obesity. Eat like a king at Breakfast. A Prince at Lunch. A Peasant at Dinner. Portion Size for health

In today's lesson we will look at BMI and Marketing that is tricking us to eat.  Mindless Eating.
The CDC estimates that "about 112,000 deaths are associated with obesity each year."

In 2014, no state had an obesity rate below 20%. In Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia, 35% or more of the population is obese.


2005-2011 - The USDA introduces the dietary system: MyPyramid Food Guidance System. A more simplified version of the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid, it recommends portion control and physical exercise as part of a healthy life style to combat obesity.

June 2, 2011 - MyPlate replaces USDA food pyramid as the national effort to combat obesity continues. The dietary guidelines are displayed as portions of food on a plate instead of a three-dimensional pyramid.

December 2011 - The Fifth Circuit Court rules that "severe obesity qualifies as a disability" under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

June 26, 2012 - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of private-sector experts, recommends all adults be screened for obesity.

November 2015 - The results of the 2013-2014 CDC survey reveal no significant change in the obesity level, which remains above 36% for adults in the United States. However, results confirm that "The prevalence of obesity was higher in women (38.3%) than in men (34.3%)."

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Post Survey DriveWell SkyWell

Post Survey DriveWell


Monday, March 27, 2017

SkyWell Annual Meeting sign up


SW Jello Lab

Jello consists of gelatin (a protein), sugar, and flavoring. Gelatin protein is insoluble. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, are soluble. The Jello made with canned pineapple gels and that which is made with fresh pineapple doesn't. The bromelain enzyme in the fresh pineapple degrades the gelatin protein; digests it into a bowl of amino acids--still nutritious!! During the canning process, pineapple is heated to a temperature high enough to denature the bromelain enzyme (a protein itself) making it functionless. Thus, the gelatin protein molecules remain intact and insoluble. [source: Internet]

Friday, March 24, 2017

MI Activity 3.4.3: Clinical Trials Test Ethical or Unethical Aspects

Phase I and II clinical trials were conducted on HIV- infected children and infants in the guardianship of New York City Agency for Children's Services (ACS), living at Incarnation Children’s Center in Harlem, a foster care facility under contract with ACS. The ACS provided consent for their participation. Children were forced to take the experimental medication that made them severely ill and had potentially lethal side effects.

MI Activity 3.4.3: Clinical Trials Test Ethical or Unethical Aspects

During an outbreak of meningitis in Kano, Nigeria, in 1996, Pfizer arrived several weeks after Médecins Sans Frontières and performed a trial of trovafloxacin, a new quinolone antibiotic. The drug was tested on children without parents’ informed consent, patients were unaware of the experiment, and the trial was not approved in advance by an ethical review committee. Out of 190 children that were enrolled in the trial, five receiving trovafloxacin and six receiving the existing treatment ceftriaxone died. Others suffered brain damage and paralysis.

MI Project 3.4.4 Tiny Treatment Nanowires and Cancer Detection

SW Act 1.3 Better Beverages Fruit Juice vs 100% Fruit Juice Food Label

This is an example of Ingredients;  We look for added sugar vs sugar that is naturally occurring in the item.

Thursday, March 23, 2017