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Featured Course: Animal Behavior

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  When we think of social networks in the human world, the first things that come to mind are Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But what kind of social networks are used in the animal world, a world outside of the internet? Do they even have social networks? The answer is yes, they do, and they use the next best […]

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Featured Course: The Human Organism

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  In a world where cancer is the leading cause of death and infectious disease is an ongoing epidemic in multiple countries, we need to be aware of how our bodies function and what makes them dysfunction. We need to learn healthy practices so that we can take any precautions necessary in order to take care of our bodies. This summer, BIOL 106: The Human […]

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Featured Course: Life – Introduction to Modern Biology

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Life: Introduction to Modern Biology

  This January, fulfill your Science Plus Lab general education requirement (GEP) requirement with BIOL 109: Life – Introduction to Modern Biology and discover the basic biological concepts and components of nature. This is a lab-driven course in which students take a more hands-on approach to learn about the nature of DNA, heredity, human genetics, and the process of mutation. This course also […]

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Featured Faculty: Steve Caruso

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Steve Caruso

  Inspiring, passionate, enthusiastic, and motivational: these are just a few of the words former graduate teaching assistants (TAs) used to describe UMBC Biological Sciences senior lecturer Steven Caruso, Ph.D. “For me he is an example of commitment, motivation and love towards teaching,” said Margarita Correa Mendez, who was previously Dr. Caruso’s TA.“He is very creative and his class is unique in […]

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Featured Course: Neuroscience of Resilience

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Summer 2015 – Neuroscience of Resilience “Resilience” through the “Mind-Body” Connection …How life stress affects our health and well-being thru brain mechanisms …How can two people experience the same stress or trauma, and one emerges ‘unscathed’ while the other lapses into depression? …Why do identical twins with the same DNA have different personalities and develop different vulnerability for diseases triggered […]

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