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Douchy's Biology

A podcast focussed on the Victorian VCE Unit 3/4 Biology course.

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Mutctions

This episode is about mutations - what they are, their importance to our understanding of evolution and the words we use to describe them.Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.

42mins

30 Jun 2017

Rank #1

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1711 War Stories

This episode is about applications of our understanding of the immune system to everyday experiences. We consider allergies, vaccines, autoimmune disorders and other aspects of the human experience related to the function, or disfunction of the immune systemAsk your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.

53mins

23 May 2017

Rank #2

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Department of Defence

This episode is about the specific (adaptive) and non-specific immune responses.Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.

1hr 7mins

11 May 2017

Rank #3

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1709 Fully Sick

This episode is about invading cellular and non-cellular pathogens.Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.

1hr 23mins

9 May 2017

Rank #4

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1708 Programmed Cell Death

This episode is about apoptosisAsk your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.Songs in this episode:Tom McFadden: Too Late to Apoptise, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHOX43-4PvEBach: Toccata and Fuge in D MinorMozart: Sequentia confutatisMozart: Rex tremendae majestatis

1hr 41mins

19 Apr 2017

Rank #5

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1707 Message in a Bottle

This episode is about signalling molecules (in plants and animals) and signal transduction. Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.

1hr 15mins

30 Mar 2017

Rank #6

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1706 Sugar Sugar

This episode is about energy in cells. It covers cellular respiration, anaerobic respiration, photosynthesis, the ADP-ATP cycle and other important related concepts. Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.Research on cell's ability to release and take up ATP (in response to a listener question): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2595991/Songs in this episode:Greg Crowther, The Glucose Song - http://faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/Songs/glucose.shtmlPhotosynthesis Rap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-t0sGyjfto

1hr 13mins

23 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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1705 Enzymatic Reaction Rates

This episode is about the factors that affect the rate of enzyme-catalysed reactions.Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.Songs in this episode:The Enzyme Song by Mr Whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPvwH12WoAA

48mins

14 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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What's an Enzyme?

This episode is about enzymes: what they are, what they are composed of, how they work, and their importance in catalysing biochemical reactions.Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.Songs in this episode:GTAC by Biorad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID6KY1QBR5s

38mins

6 Mar 2017

Rank #9

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1703 Genes

This episode is about gene structure and regulation. It includes discussions of the differences between structural and regulatory genes, gene structure and the lac operon as an example of gene regulation.Ask your questions for discussion on the upcoming podcast:- Leave a free voicemail by visiting visit www.evolveducation.com.au/biology- Email to biologypodcast@gmail.com - "Like" the Facebook Page, follow link at www.evolveducation.com.au/biology.© 2017 Andrew DouchThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior permission from Andrew Douch. Requests and enquiries concerning reproduction rights should be made in writing at: www.andrewdouch.com.au/contactDisclaimers: 1. The explanations provided in this podcast are given in good faith but no responsibility will be taken for their accuracy. 2. The opinions expressed in this podcast are my own. They do not represent the opinions of the VCAA or any other organisation or government body. 3. No guarantee is made that the podcast makes a thorough coverage of all aspects of the course, or that all things contained in the course are relevant to VCE Biology Units 3 and 4.Songs in this episode:Regulatin' Genes by Tom McFadden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k_oKK4Teco

55mins

28 Feb 2017

Rank #10