December 8, 2008

iPod Drawing Tuesday

For those students who continued to participate in this blog throughout the semester, we will have the drawing for the iPod Nano at the beginning of class. Students are eligible for the drawing if they have kept up with commenting on the blog throughout the semester...

December 4, 2008

Mr. Mills (from the United Kingdom) Demonstrates the Activity of a Uterus

What do you think of this video?

The Clock is Ticking: The Final Days of PsTL 1082


Friday, Dec. 5: Chapter 19 Work with Jensen's 1135 Studyguide
Hand out Final Practice Test

Tuesday, Dec. 9: Review of Chapter 18 Objectives from Jensen's 1135 Studyguide

Friday, Dec. 12: 10:15-11:45AM: REVIEW SESSION FOR 1135 FINAL IN ROOM 11, APPLEBY HALL (not required but if you're smart, you'll come!)

December 1, 2008

Name This.


What part of the nephron is included in this image? (Hint: Be very specific!)

Name This Type of Urinary Tissue


What is this type of tissue?

November 30, 2008



Which of the following is the most common organ transplanted in the U.S.A.?
a. heart
b. lung
c. kidney
d. heart and lung
e. skin tissues

November 29, 2008

Name This Tissue.


What tissue is this in the urinary system?

November 28, 2008

Assignment for Tuesday, Dec. 2nd

Download file

If you missed class last Tuesday (Nov. 25), you should complete the Urinary Reading Review--you need to click on the link, and then you can print the review off. We're going to be working with this at the beginning of class on Tuesday.

November 26, 2008

Indonesian AIDS Patients May Get Microchip

(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — Lawmakers in Indonesia's remote province of Papua have thrown their support behind a controversial bill requiring some HIV/AIDS patients to be implanted with microchips — part of extreme efforts to monitor the disease.

Health workers and rights activists sharply criticized the plan Monday.(See TIME's A-Z Health Guide.)

But legislator John Manangsang said by implanting small computer chips beneath the skin of "sexually aggressive" patients, authorities would be in a better position to identify, track and ultimately punish those who deliberately infect others with up to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.

The technical and practical details still need to be hammered out, but the proposed legislation has received full backing from the provincial parliament and, if it gets a majority vote as expected, will be enacted next month, he and others said.

Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country and has one of Asia's fastest growing HIV rates, with up to 290,000 infections out of 235 million people, fueled mainly by intravenous drug users and prostitution.

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November 24, 2008

Class Calendar for 11/25-12/9


Tuesday, Nov. 25: Class session will be spent on words of the day. Be prepared to share your definitions with the class.

Tuesday, Dec. 2: Studyguides due for Chapter 18

Thursday, Dec. 3: Diagramming the Reproductive System

Friday, Dec. 4: Studyguides due for Chapter 19/Write Practice Test Qs.

Tuesday, Dec. 9: Review Practice Test for the Final

Tinkering with the Space Toilet


HOUSTON (AP) - Astronauts tinkered Sunday with a troublesome piece of equipment designed to help convert urine and sweat into drinkable water, which is vital to allowing the international space station crew to double to six.

Station commander Michael Fincke and space shuttle Endeavour astronaut Donald Pettit changed how a centrifuge is mounted in a urine processor, which is part of the newly delivered $154 million water recovery system. The centrifuge is a spinning device that helps separate the water from urine.

It was on rubber grommets to reduce vibrations, and Mission Control asked Fincke to remove them and just bolt the piece down.

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Question of the Day

Why is urine yellow?

November 21, 2008

Blank Nephron Image

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November 20, 2008

Anatomy of the Urinary System

This is a good video to preview the anatomy of the urinary system...

November 19, 2008

Excretory System Music Video: Good Preview for Urinary System