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FS 101 Rankin The Biology in Science Fiction  

Fall 2013
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Selected Reference Works-Books in the Reference Collection of the Library

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience 612.8 En19 A (2007)  

Current protocols in neuroscience 612.8 C936 C   (1997-2003)

The Oxford companion to the mind 128.2 Ox2 Ga  (2004)

The encyclopedia of the brain and brain disorders 612.82 T847 Ea (2002)

Encyclopedia of the neurological sciences 616.8 En19 A (2007)

Thieme atlas of anatomy : head and neuroanatomy 611.91 Sch79 T (2007)

The handbook of brain theory and neural networks 612.82 H191 Aa  (2003)

The Harvard guide to psychiatry 616.89 H261 Nb   (1999)

Learning & memory 153.1 L479 ba (2003)


Course Basics

FS 101  The Biology in Science Fiction

Professor Susan Rankin

Librarian:  Cynthia Burton

September 16, 2013


Stem Cell Questions

*What are stem cells and why are they important?

*Are there different kinds of stem cells?  If so, what are they?

*Why might stem cell transplantation ameliorate Parkinson's disease (and what evidence is there to support your answer)?

* What other diseases might also be amenable to this type of treatment?

*What are the controversies surrounding funding for this research?

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