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SP.601J Feminist Theory (MIT) SP.601J Feminist Theory (MIT)

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This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addition, we will consider different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies, issues of race and class, poverty and welfare, and sexuality and morality. Acknowledgements The instructor would like to thank Lara Yeo for capturing notes and discussion questions in class. This course focuses on a range of theories of gender in modern life. In recent years, feminist scholars in a range of disciplines have challenged previously accepted notions of political theory such as the distinctions between public and private, the definitions of politics itself, the nature of citizenship, and the roles of women in civil society. In this course, we will examine different aspects of women's lives through the life cycle as seen from the vantage point of feminist theory. In addition, we will consider different ways of looking at power and political culture in modern societies, issues of race and class, poverty and welfare, and sexuality and morality. Acknowledgements The instructor would like to thank Lara Yeo for capturing notes and discussion questions in class.

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Men | Men | Women | Women | Gender | Gender | Feminists | Feminists | Feminist Theory | Feminist Theory | Prostitution | Prostitution | Morality | Morality | Chromosomes | Chromosomes | gender identification | gender identification | work and family | work and family | welfare reform | welfare reform | paternity | paternity | maternity | maternity | divorce | divorce | globalization of women's labor | globalization of women's labor | pornography | pornography | internet | internet | military service | military service | race | race | class | class | 2008 election campaigns | 2008 election campaigns | body image | body image | discrimination | discrimination | date rape | date rape | rape | rape | domestic violence | domestic violence | females in sports | females in sports | embodied knowledge | embodied knowledge | sexuality | sexuality | politics of consent | politics of consent | international economics | international economics | exile and pride | exile and pride | curious feminist | curious feminist | don't call us out of name | don't call us out of name | theorizing feminisms | theorizing feminisms | undoing the silence | undoing the silence | sneaker production | sneaker production | intersectionality | intersectionality | contextualize | contextualize | historicize | historicize

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7.342 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic (MIT) 7.342 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic (MIT)

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This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. In 1971, President Nixon declared the "War on Cancer," but after three decades the war is still raging. How much progress have we made toward winning the war and what are we doing to improve the fight? Understanding the molecular and cellular events involved in tumor formation, progression, and metastasis is crucial to the development of innovative therapy for cancer patients. Insights into these processes have been gleaned through basic research using biochemical, molecular, and genetic ana This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. In 1971, President Nixon declared the "War on Cancer," but after three decades the war is still raging. How much progress have we made toward winning the war and what are we doing to improve the fight? Understanding the molecular and cellular events involved in tumor formation, progression, and metastasis is crucial to the development of innovative therapy for cancer patients. Insights into these processes have been gleaned through basic research using biochemical, molecular, and genetic ana

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cancer | cancer | tumor | tumor | metastasis | metastasis | genetic analysis | genetic analysis | cancer biology | cancer biology | model organisms | model organisms | genetic pathways | genetic pathways | uncontrolled growth | uncontrolled growth | tumor suppressor genes | tumor suppressor genes | oncogenes | oncogenes | tumor initiation | tumor initiation | cell cycle | cell cycle | chromosomal aberration | chromosomal aberration | apoptosis | apoptosis | cell death | cell death | signal transduction pathways | signal transduction pathways | proto-oncogene | proto-oncogene | mutation | mutation | DNA mismatch repair | DNA mismatch repair | telomeres | telomeres | mouse models | mouse models | tissue specificity | tissue specificity | malignancy | malignancy | stem cells | stem cells | therapeutic resistance | therapeutic resistance | differentiation | differentiation | caner research | caner research | cancer therapeutics | cancer therapeutics | chemotherapy | chemotherapy

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A0014P0016

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A cat abdomen draped and ready for surgery

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svmsvet | cat | cats | feline | felines | catsurgery | surgery | abdominal | abdominalsurgery | surgerydrapes | surgicaldrapes | drape | towelclips | drapedanimal

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A0014P0016

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A cat abdomen draped and ready for surgery

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svmsvet | cat | cats | feline | felines | catsurgery | surgery | abdominal | abdominalsurgery | surgerydrapes | surgicaldrapes | drape | towelclips | drapedanimal

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7.016 Introductory Biology (MIT) 7.016 Introductory Biology (MIT)

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7.016 Introductory Biology provides an introduction to fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics for understanding the functions of living systems. Taught for the first time in Fall 2013, this course covers examples of the use of chemical biology and twenty-first-century molecular genetics in understanding human health and therapeutic intervention. The MIT Biology Department Introductory Biology courses, 7.012, 7.013, 7.014, 7.015, and 7.016 all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these mol 7.016 Introductory Biology provides an introduction to fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics for understanding the functions of living systems. Taught for the first time in Fall 2013, this course covers examples of the use of chemical biology and twenty-first-century molecular genetics in understanding human health and therapeutic intervention. The MIT Biology Department Introductory Biology courses, 7.012, 7.013, 7.014, 7.015, and 7.016 all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these mol

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biochemistry | biochemistry | molecular biology | molecular biology | genetics | genetics | human genetics | human genetics | pedigrees | pedigrees | biochemical genetics | biochemical genetics | chemical biology | chemical biology | molecular genetics | molecular genetics | recombinant DNA technology | recombinant DNA technology | cell biology | cell biology | cancer | cancer | viruses | viruses | HIV | HIV | bacteria | bacteria | antibiotics | antibiotics | human health | human health | therapeutic intervention | therapeutic intervention | cell signaling | cell signaling | evolution | evolution | reproduction | reproduction | infectious diseases | infectious diseases | therapeutics | therapeutics

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Cross at Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Cross at Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

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ireland | ireland | men | men | monument | monument | mainstreet | mainstreet | lordmayor | lordmayor | cross | cross | pipe | pipe | goods | goods | cart | cart | milestone | milestone | blackrock | blackrock | 1865 | 1865 | marsden | marsden | bowlers | bowlers | marketcross | marketcross | leinster | leinster | magrath | magrath | kingstown | kingstown | thomasmayne | thomasmayne | centralcafé | centralcafé | codublin | codublin | mainstree | mainstree | plg | plg | lanternslides | lanternslides | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | templeroad | templeroad | generaldrapers | generaldrapers | thomasmagrath | thomasmagrath | newbase | newbase | locationidentified | locationidentified | july1891 | july1891 | globeparcelexpress | globeparcelexpress | thomasholmesmason | thomasholmesmason | thomashmasonsonslimited | thomashmasonsonslimited | boundaryofthecityofdublin | boundaryofthecityofdublin | magrathco | magrathco | smartsaleswoman | smartsaleswoman | 42mainstreet | 42mainstreet | atopographicaldictionaryofireland1837jnomarsdenco | atopographicaldictionaryofireland1837jnomarsdenco | bootandshoewarehouse | bootandshoewarehouse | drapersandhaberdashers | drapersandhaberdashers | jjsheil | jjsheil | 1newtownave | 1newtownave | towncommissioner | towncommissioner | poorlawguardian | poorlawguardian

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B0078V0001

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A vet performs a skin scrape on the hind leg of a Staffordshire bull terrier with severe demodex

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svmsvet | dog | video | dermatology | skin | scrape | skinscrape | demodex | staffordshire | bull | terrier | skinscraping | demodextest | skinscrapevideo | staffordshirebullterrier

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A vet performs a skin scrape on the hind leg of a Staffordshire bull terrier with severe demodex

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svmsvet | dog | video | dermatology | skin | scrape | skinscrape | demodex | staffordshire | bull | terrier | skinscraping | demodextest | skinscrapevideo | staffordshirebullterrier

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Exeter Cathedral. Details of Relief Carving

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00906 Title: Exeter Cathedral. Details of Relief Carving Photographer: Henry Bedford Lemere (English, 1840-ca. 1911) Building Date: 1270-1369 Photograph date: ca. 1865-ca. 1885 Location: Europe: United Kingdom; Exeter Materials: albumen print Image: 10 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.; 26.035 x 20.6375 cm Style: Decorated Gothic Provenance: Gift of Andrew Dickson White Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5t0q There are no known copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | exetercathedralexeterengland | cathedralchurchofsaintpeterexeterengland | cathedrals | religiousinteriors | niches | stainedglass | trefoilarches | angels | grapevines | grapes | grapeleaves | plantderivedmotifs | crockets | doors | reliefsculptures | culidentifier:value=155309000906 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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Exeter Cathedral. Details of Relief Carving

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Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00904 Title: Exeter Cathedral. Details of Relief Carving Photographer: Henry Bedford Lemere (English, 1840-ca. 1911) Building Date: 1270-1369 Photograph date: ca. 1865-ca. 1885 Location: Europe: United Kingdom; Exeter Materials: albumen print Image: 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.; 26.67 x 20.955 cm Style: Decorated Gothic Provenance: Gift of Andrew Dickson White Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5t0n There are no known copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | madonnaandchild | exetercathedralexeterengland | cathedrals | religiousinteriors | pierssupportingelements | reliefsculptures | grapeleaves | grapes | grapevines | plantderivedmotifs | tracery | trefoilarches | crockets | motherandchild | angels | virginmary | jesuschrist | newtestament | cathedralchurchofsaintpeterexeterengland | culidentifier:value=155309000904 | culidentifier:lunafield=accessionnumber

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Ploščina in obseg trapeza Area and perimeter trapezoid

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PowerPointova diaprojekcija prikaza izpeljave ploščine in obsega trapeza. Presentation on how to calculate area and perimeter of a trapezoid.

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znanstvene vede | sciences | matematika | mathematics | ploščina | area | obseg | perimeter | trapez | trapezoid

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11.014J American Urban History II (MIT) 11.014J American Urban History II (MIT)

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This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper. This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper.

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urban planning | urban planning | urban design | urban design | cities | cities | downtown | downtown | skyscrapers | skyscrapers | buildings | buildings | open space | open space | infrastructure | infrastructure | traffic | traffic | congestion | congestion | white flight | white flight | suburban development | suburban development | urban renewal | urban renewal | urban blight | urban blight | retail and business centers and districts | retail and business centers and districts | zoos | zoos | entertainment | entertainment | 11.014 | 11.014 | 21H.232 | 21H.232

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11.013J American Urban History I (MIT) 11.013J American Urban History I (MIT)

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This course is a seminar on the history of institutions and institutional change in American cities from roughly 1850 to the present. Among the institutions to be looked at are political machines, police departments, courts, schools, prisons, public authorities, and universities. The focus of the course is on readings and discussions. This course is a seminar on the history of institutions and institutional change in American cities from roughly 1850 to the present. Among the institutions to be looked at are political machines, police departments, courts, schools, prisons, public authorities, and universities. The focus of the course is on readings and discussions.

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urban planning | urban planning | urban design | urban design | cities | cities | downtown | downtown | skyscrapers | skyscrapers | buildings | buildings | institutions | institutions | police | police | prisons | prisons | courts | courts | city hall | city hall | political machines | political machines | reform | reform | crime | crime | public safety | public safety | public schools | public schools | education | education | welfare | welfare | railways | railways | public authorities | public authorities | housing | housing | slums | slums | hospitals | hospitals | universities | universities | 11.013 | 11.013 | 21H.231 | 21H.231

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STS.330 History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology (MIT) STS.330 History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology (MIT)

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This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of medicine and biology. Topics include histories of bodies and embodiment in medicine; institutional and social genealogies and futures for genes and genomes; the role of science and medicine in racial formation; epidemics and emergent diseases; new reproductive technologies and socialities; the laboratory and field lives of animals, plants, microbes, molecules, and environments. This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of medicine and biology. Topics include histories of bodies and embodiment in medicine; institutional and social genealogies and futures for genes and genomes; the role of science and medicine in racial formation; epidemics and emergent diseases; new reproductive technologies and socialities; the laboratory and field lives of animals, plants, microbes, molecules, and environments.

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historical medicine | historical medicine | medieval dissection | medieval dissection | gender | gender | visible human project | visible human project | genealogies | genealogies | genome | genome | biological kinship | biological kinship | biology of race | biology of race | race and disease | race and disease | emerging diseases | emerging diseases | human relationship with animals | human relationship with animals | reproductive technologies | reproductive technologies | therapeutics | therapeutics | bioprospecting | bioprospecting | climate change | climate change | environmental technology | environmental technology

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Mexican inaugural party musicians, 1921.

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music | white | black | men | musicians | vintage | mexico | clothing | steps | hats | newyorkpubliclibrary | photographs | mariachi | mexicans | 13 | thirteen | 1921 | sombreros | sarape | inaugurations | sarapes | xmlns:dc=httppurlorgdcelements11 | dc:coverage=1921 | dc:identifier=httpdigitalgallerynyplorgnypldigitalid832968

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7.01SC Fundamentals of Biology (MIT) 7.01SC Fundamentals of Biology (MIT)

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Fundamentals of Biology focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA. These principles are necessary to understanding the basic mechanisms of life and anchor the biological knowledge that is required to understand many of the challenges in everyday life, from human health and disease to loss of biodiversity and environmental quality. Fundamentals of Biology focuses on the basic principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and recombinant DNA. These principles are necessary to understanding the basic mechanisms of life and anchor the biological knowledge that is required to understand many of the challenges in everyday life, from human health and disease to loss of biodiversity and environmental quality.

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amino acids | amino acids | carboxyl group | carboxyl group | amino group | amino group | side chains | side chains | polar | polar | hydrophobic | hydrophobic | primary structure | primary structure | secondary structure | secondary structure | tertiary structure | tertiary structure | quaternary structure | quaternary structure | x-ray crystallography | x-ray crystallography | alpha helix | alpha helix | beta sheet | beta sheet | ionic bond | ionic bond | non-polar bond | non-polar bond | van der Waals interactions | van der Waals interactions | proton gradient | proton gradient | cyclic photophosphorylation | cyclic photophosphorylation | sunlight | sunlight | ATP | ATP | chlorophyll | chlorophyll | chlorophyll a | chlorophyll a | electrons | electrons | hydrogen sulfide | hydrogen sulfide | biosynthesis | biosynthesis | non-cyclic photophosphorylation | non-cyclic photophosphorylation | photosystem II | photosystem II | photosystem I | photosystem I | cyanobacteria | cyanobacteria | chloroplast | chloroplast | stroma | stroma | thylakoid membrane | thylakoid membrane | Genetics | Genetics | Mendel | Mendel | Mendel's Laws | Mendel's Laws | cloning | cloning | restriction enzymes | restriction enzymes | vector | vector | insert DNA | insert DNA | ligase | ligase | library | library | E.Coli | E.Coli | phosphatase | phosphatase | yeast | yeast | transformation | transformation | ARG1 gene | ARG1 gene | ARG1 mutant yeast | ARG1 mutant yeast | yeast wild-type | yeast wild-type | cloning by complementation | cloning by complementation | Human Beta Globin gene | Human Beta Globin gene | protein tetramer | protein tetramer | vectors | vectors | antibodies | antibodies | human promoter | human promoter | splicing | splicing | mRNA | mRNA | cDNA | cDNA | reverse transcriptase | reverse transcriptase | plasmid | plasmid | electrophoresis | electrophoresis | DNA sequencing | DNA sequencing | primer | primer | template | template | capillary tube | capillary tube | laser detector | laser detector | human genome project | human genome project | recombinant DNA | recombinant DNA | clone | clone | primer walking | primer walking | subcloning | subcloning | computer assembly | computer assembly | shotgun sequencing | shotgun sequencing | open reading frame | open reading frame | databases | databases | polymerase chain reaction (PCR) | polymerase chain reaction (PCR) | polymerase | polymerase | nucleotides | nucleotides | Thermus aquaticus | Thermus aquaticus | Taq polymerase | Taq polymerase | thermocycler | thermocycler | resequencing | resequencing | in vitro fertilization | in vitro fertilization | pre-implantation diagnostics | pre-implantation diagnostics | forensics | forensics | genetic engineering | genetic engineering | DNA sequences | DNA sequences | therapeutic proteins | therapeutic proteins | E. coli | E. coli | disease-causing mutations | disease-causing mutations | cleavage of DNA | cleavage of DNA | bacterial transformation | bacterial transformation | recombinant DNA revolution | recombinant DNA revolution | biotechnology industry | biotechnology industry | Robert Swanson | Robert Swanson | toxin gene | toxin gene | pathogenic bacterium | pathogenic bacterium | biomedical research | biomedical research | S. Pyogenes | S. Pyogenes | origin of replication | origin of replication

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7.343 Network Medicine: Using Systems Biology and Signaling Networks to Create Novel Cancer Therapeutics (MIT) 7.343 Network Medicine: Using Systems Biology and Signaling Networks to Create Novel Cancer Therapeutics (MIT)

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In this course, we will survey the primary systems biology literature, particularly as it pertains to understanding and treating various forms of cancer. We will consider various computational and experimental techniques being used in the field of systems biology, focusing on how systems principles have helped advance biological understanding. We will also discuss the application of the principles of systems biology and network biology to drug development, an emerging discipline called "network medicine." This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive sett In this course, we will survey the primary systems biology literature, particularly as it pertains to understanding and treating various forms of cancer. We will consider various computational and experimental techniques being used in the field of systems biology, focusing on how systems principles have helped advance biological understanding. We will also discuss the application of the principles of systems biology and network biology to drug development, an emerging discipline called "network medicine." This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive sett

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systems biology | systems biology | network medicine | network medicine | cancer | cancer | cancer therapeutics | cancer therapeutics | quantitative high-throughput data acquisition | quantitative high-throughput data acquisition | genomic analysis | genomic analysis | signaling network biology | signaling network biology | statistical/computational modeling | statistical/computational modeling | network biology | network biology | drug development | drug development

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7.345 Non-coding RNAs: Junk or Critical Regulators in Health and Disease? (MIT) 7.345 Non-coding RNAs: Junk or Critical Regulators in Health and Disease? (MIT)

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Every time we scientists think that we have dissected the precise biological nature of a process, an incidental finding, a brilliantly designed experiment, or an unexpected result can turn our world upside down. Until recently thought by many to be cellular "junk" because they do not encode proteins, non-coding RNAs are gaining a growing recognition for their roles in the regulation of a wide scope of processes, ranging from embryogenesis and development to cancer and degenerative disorders. The aim of this class is to introduce the diversity of the RNA world, inhabited by microRNAs, lincRNAs, piRNAs, and many others. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in us Every time we scientists think that we have dissected the precise biological nature of a process, an incidental finding, a brilliantly designed experiment, or an unexpected result can turn our world upside down. Until recently thought by many to be cellular "junk" because they do not encode proteins, non-coding RNAs are gaining a growing recognition for their roles in the regulation of a wide scope of processes, ranging from embryogenesis and development to cancer and degenerative disorders. The aim of this class is to introduce the diversity of the RNA world, inhabited by microRNAs, lincRNAs, piRNAs, and many others. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in us

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Non-coding RNAs | Non-coding RNAs | microRNAs | microRNAs | lincRNAs | lincRNAs | piRNAs | piRNAs | RNA interference | RNA interference | miRNA | miRNA | tumor suppressors and oncogenes | tumor suppressors and oncogenes | RNAi therapeutics | RNAi therapeutics

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7.346 RNAi: A Revolution in Biology and Therapeutics (MIT) 7.346 RNAi: A Revolution in Biology and Therapeutics (MIT)

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Despite centuries of effort, modern medicine still struggles to find the source of disease and to provide specific treatment without side effects. Both traditional small molecules and protein-based therapeutics have achieved only limited success. What is the next therapeutic frontier? The answer may be RNA interference. In this course, we will focus on the therapeutic potential of RNAi. We will discuss its discovery functions in normal biological processes, utility as an experimental tool, potential for therapeutic use, and pursuit by the biotechnology industry. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current Despite centuries of effort, modern medicine still struggles to find the source of disease and to provide specific treatment without side effects. Both traditional small molecules and protein-based therapeutics have achieved only limited success. What is the next therapeutic frontier? The answer may be RNA interference. In this course, we will focus on the therapeutic potential of RNAi. We will discuss its discovery functions in normal biological processes, utility as an experimental tool, potential for therapeutic use, and pursuit by the biotechnology industry. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current

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RNAi | RNAi | RNA interface | RNA interface | therapeutics | therapeutics | siRNA | siRNA | miRNA | miRNA | shRNA | shRNA

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11.014J American Urban History II (MIT) 11.014J American Urban History II (MIT)

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This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper. This is a seminar course that explores the history of selected features of the physical environment of urban America. Among the features considered are parks, cemeteries, tenements, suburbs, zoos, skyscrapers, department stores, supermarkets, and amusement parks. The course gives students experience in working with primary documentation sources through its selection of readings and class discussions. Students then have the opportunity to apply this experience by researching their own historical questions and writing a term paper.

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11.014 | 11.014 | 21H.232 | 21H.232 | urban planning | urban planning | urban design | urban design | cities | cities | downtown | downtown | skyscrapers | skyscrapers | buildings | buildings | open space | open space | infrastructure | infrastructure | traffic | traffic | congestion | congestion | "white flight" | "white flight" | suburban development | suburban development | urban renewal | urban renewal | urban blight | urban blight | retail and business centers and districts | retail and business centers and districts | zoos | zoos | entertainment | entertainment

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21H.575J Women in South Asia from 1800 to Present (MIT) 21H.575J Women in South Asia from 1800 to Present (MIT)

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This course is designed to introduce and help students understand the changes and continuities in the lives of women in South Asia from a historical perspective. Using gender as a lens of examining the past, we will examine how politics of race, class, caste and religion affected and continue to impact women in South Asian countries, primarily in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. We will reflect upon current debates within South Asian women's history in order to examine some of the issues and problems that arise in re-writing the past from a gendered perspective and these are found in primary documents, secondary readings, films, newspaper articles, and the Internet. This course is designed to introduce and help students understand the changes and continuities in the lives of women in South Asia from a historical perspective. Using gender as a lens of examining the past, we will examine how politics of race, class, caste and religion affected and continue to impact women in South Asian countries, primarily in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. We will reflect upon current debates within South Asian women's history in order to examine some of the issues and problems that arise in re-writing the past from a gendered perspective and these are found in primary documents, secondary readings, films, newspaper articles, and the Internet.

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21H.575 | 21H.575 | WGS.459 | WGS.459 | mother | mother | daughter | daughter | in-law | in-law | wive | wive | courtesan | courtesan | concubine | concubine | divinities | divinities | devotee | devotee | social reform | social reform | india | india | education | education | religion | religion | gender | gender | law | law | colonial india | colonial india | british empire | british empire | good wife | good wife | harem | harem | political participation | political participation | women's work | women's work | empower | empower | birth control | birth control | gandhi | gandhi | public health | public health | activism | activism | partition | partition | dowry | dowry | rape | rape | sati | sati | civil code | civil code | religious fundamentalism | religious fundamentalism | sexualty | sexualty | popular culture | popular culture | globalization | globalization | feminism | feminism | south asian women | south asian women

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21H.234J Downtown (MIT) 21H.234J Downtown (MIT)

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This seminar focuses on downtowns in U.S. cities from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on downtown as an idea, place, and cluster of interests; on the changing character of downtown; and on recent efforts to rebuild it. Subjects to be considered will include subways, skyscrapers, highways, urban renewal, and retail centers. The focus will be on readings, discussions, and individual research projects. This seminar focuses on downtowns in U.S. cities from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on downtown as an idea, place, and cluster of interests; on the changing character of downtown; and on recent efforts to rebuild it. Subjects to be considered will include subways, skyscrapers, highways, urban renewal, and retail centers. The focus will be on readings, discussions, and individual research projects.

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21H.234 | 21H.234 | 11.339 | 11.339 | 11.026 | 11.026 | urban planning | urban planning | urban design | urban design | cities | cities | downtown | downtown | skyscrapers | skyscrapers | buildings | buildings | open space | open space | infrastructure | infrastructure | traffic | traffic | congestion | congestion | "white flight" | "white flight" | suburban development | suburban development | urban renewal | urban renewal | urban blight | urban blight | retail and business centers and districts | retail and business centers and districts

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HST.934J Introduction to Global Medicine: Bioscience, Technologies, Disparities, Strategies (MIT) HST.934J Introduction to Global Medicine: Bioscience, Technologies, Disparities, Strategies (MIT)

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This class provides a space for medical students and MD/PhD students, as well as HASTS (History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society) PhD students to discuss social and ethical issues in the biosciences and biotechnologies as they are being developed. Discussions are with course faculty and with leading figures in developing technologies such as George Daley or George Church in stem cell or genomics research, Bruce Walker or Pardis Sabeti in setting up laboratories in Africa, Paul Farmer and Partners in Health colleagues in building local support systems and first world quality care in Haiti, Peru, and Rwanda, and Amy Farber in building patient-centered therapeutic-outcome research for critical but "orphan" diseases. Goals include stimulating students to think about applying t This class provides a space for medical students and MD/PhD students, as well as HASTS (History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society) PhD students to discuss social and ethical issues in the biosciences and biotechnologies as they are being developed. Discussions are with course faculty and with leading figures in developing technologies such as George Daley or George Church in stem cell or genomics research, Bruce Walker or Pardis Sabeti in setting up laboratories in Africa, Paul Farmer and Partners in Health colleagues in building local support systems and first world quality care in Haiti, Peru, and Rwanda, and Amy Farber in building patient-centered therapeutic-outcome research for critical but "orphan" diseases. Goals include stimulating students to think about applying t

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HST.934 | HST.934 | STS.449 | STS.449 | global health | global health | social medicine | social medicine | Partners in Health | Partners in Health | health reform | health reform | cardiac therapeutics | cardiac therapeutics | health disparities | health disparities

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HST.525J Tumor Pathophysiology and Transport Phenomena (MIT) HST.525J Tumor Pathophysiology and Transport Phenomena (MIT)

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Tumor pathophysiology plays a central role in the growth, invasion, metastasis and treatment of solid tumors. This class applies principles of transport phenomena to develop a systems-level, quantitative understanding of angiogenesis, blood flow and microcirculation, metabolism and microenvironment, transport and binding of small and large molecules, movement of cancer and immune cells, metastatic process, and treatment response. Additional Faculty Dr. Pat D'Amore Dr. Dan Duda Dr. Robert Langer Prof. Robert Weinberg Dr. Marsha Moses Dr. Raghu Kalluri Dr. Lance Munn Tumor pathophysiology plays a central role in the growth, invasion, metastasis and treatment of solid tumors. This class applies principles of transport phenomena to develop a systems-level, quantitative understanding of angiogenesis, blood flow and microcirculation, metabolism and microenvironment, transport and binding of small and large molecules, movement of cancer and immune cells, metastatic process, and treatment response. Additional Faculty Dr. Pat D'Amore Dr. Dan Duda Dr. Robert Langer Prof. Robert Weinberg Dr. Marsha Moses Dr. Raghu Kalluri Dr. Lance Munn

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HST.525 | HST.525 | 10.548 | 10.548 | tumor | tumor | cancer | cancer | tumor vasculature | tumor vasculature | antiangiogenesis | antiangiogenesis | bone marrow-derived stem cells | bone marrow-derived stem cells | BMDC | BMDC | stem cell research | stem cell research | experimental cancer therapy | experimental cancer therapy | cancer research | cancer research | tumor-host interactions | tumor-host interactions | vascular normalization | vascular normalization | vascular transport | vascular transport | interstitial transport | interstitial transport | lymphatic transport | lymphatic transport | microcirculation | microcirculation | molecular therapeutics | molecular therapeutics | blood vessels | blood vessels | angiogenesis | angiogenesis | drug delivery | drug delivery | intravital microscopy | intravital microscopy

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HST.951J Medical Decision Support (MIT) HST.951J Medical Decision Support (MIT)

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This course presents the main concepts of decision analysis, artificial intelligence, and predictive model construction and evaluation in the specific context of medical applications. The advantages and disadvantages of using these methods in real-world systems are emphasized, while students gain hands-on experience with application specific methods. The technical focus of the course includes decision analysis, knowledge-based systems (qualitative and quantitative), learning systems (including logistic regression, classification trees, neural networks), and techniques to evaluate the performance of such systems. This course presents the main concepts of decision analysis, artificial intelligence, and predictive model construction and evaluation in the specific context of medical applications. The advantages and disadvantages of using these methods in real-world systems are emphasized, while students gain hands-on experience with application specific methods. The technical focus of the course includes decision analysis, knowledge-based systems (qualitative and quantitative), learning systems (including logistic regression, classification trees, neural networks), and techniques to evaluate the performance of such systems.

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HST.951 | HST.951 | 6.873 | 6.873 | decision analysis | decision analysis | artificial intelligence | artificial intelligence | predictive model construction | predictive model construction | evaluation | evaluation | medical software | medical software | decision support | decision support | knowledge-based systems | knowledge-based systems | learning systems | learning systems | logistic regression | logistic regression | classification trees | classification trees | neural networks | neural networks | rough sets | rough sets | computer-based diagnosis | computer-based diagnosis | planning monitoring | planning monitoring | therapeutic interventions | therapeutic interventions | machine learning methods | machine learning methods

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