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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Cells  >  Cell function  >  Hormones (Animals)
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Breast: fibrocystic change

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Essential amino acids

Discover why proteins are essential to life and find out where and how protein in living things is produced.

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Science talk 2007: Adam Cawley

An interview with Adam Cawley, a chemist and scientist from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, who is an expert in drug testing in sport. Adam talks to a teacher from Killara High School about working as a chemist, and the challenges in drug testing.

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The sweet smell of flower science

Giving sweet-smelling flowers is a timeless tradition, but how does our body respond to flower fragrances? Watch this clip to discover plant chemicals called prolyl endopeptidase inhibitors (PEI) associated with scent. These chemicals promote the production of hormones and a nervous system reaction.

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Relaxin birth hormone

This is a coloured pictograph that shows the levels of the hormone relaxin in the blood at various stages of a woman's pregnancy. The vertical (y) axis shows the level of relaxin in nanograms per millilitre (0-1.00), while the horizontal (x) axis shows the weeks of pregnancy (0-40). The stages are divided into six-week ...

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Selling Sickness, 2004: PMDD

This clip shows excerpts from drug company television advertisements defining, describing and portraying symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and promoting the benefits of Sarafem, a drug that supposedly controls these symptoms. The clip also features an excerpt from a television show in which a woman describes ...

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Adrenal gland

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Pituitary: hypophysis

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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The Male Reproductive System

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the basic structure and function of the male reproductive organs. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.