Spinal Lordosis

Overview Spinal Lordosis, more commonly known as swayback,  is when there is an excessive inward curvature of the spine most often between the L1-L5 vertebrae. This leads to excessive pressure on the spine causing discomfort and pain. Many people with this condition also experience shots of electric pain, numbness, and …

H. pylori music

I am using music to represent the digestive system and immune system in the context of Helicobacter pylori. The objectives at play are knowing the tissues of the stomach and describing the innate immune response (or lack thereof). To start, I’m using notes in the key of B minor (B …

Layers of the Heart

My steam project is about the objective “Describe the structure and function of the heart”

Each layer adds a system to the heart. A base layer (black and white) the circulatory system (blue and red) the muscular system (purple) and finally the electrical system (green).

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Ben Boswell BIOL 112 STEAM project

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7z_qJHRLjE

Gonorrhea song (turkey in the straw)

 

There’s a lot of little critters that are living in your gut

They’re a-livin in your armpits and they’re livin in your butt

They are mostly really good for you but some are pretty bad  

And the bad ones really hurt and make you really really sad.

 

It’s those bad little buggers that you really need to watch

And the one I’ll focus in on likes to live up in your crotch

It makes it hurt to pee and it makes you feel raw

It’s an STD named gonorrhea

 

Gonorrhea, ha ha ha

Gonorrhee-ay, hey hey hey

Roll it up, pat it down, any way at all,

Play a little tune about gonorrhea.

 

So let’s take a little look at its morphology

It’s a tiny bacteria that’s really hard to see

It’s gram negative, fastidious,

And by golly it’s a diplococcus

 

On its surface gonorrhea have little pili

And sugars called lipooligosaccharides

It can use the little pili to move itself straight

And can pull 100,000 times its own weight

 

Gonorrhea, ha ha ha

Gonorrhee-ay, hey hey hey

Roll it up, pat it down, any way at all,

Play a little tune about gonorrhea.

 

It infects the submucosa of the epithelium

Where it’s quickly eaten up by our immune system

Eating pathogens is where neutrophils are at home

And they kill it using radicals from phagosomes

 

Now the problem is gonorrhea can be tough

And it fights right back with its own nasty stuff

So if you get gonorrhea you should see a doc

Or it just might end up cleaning your clock

 

Gonorrhea, ha ha ha

Gonorrhee-ay, hey hey hey

Roll it up, pat it down, any way at all,

Play a little tune about gonorrhea.

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Pumping Heart

I decided to explore and analyze the path of blood through the heart by making a booklet illustrating the structure and functions of the heart as a muscular organ. The heart starts pumping approximately 22 days after conception and involves a complex biological signal, interactions, specification of myocardial progenitor cells, …