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Students explore how proten biotechnologies can be used to diagnose infectious disease specifically how ELISA uses immunological principles as well as enzymes to diagnose patients, and with specifics with HIV. They perform a successful ELISA to diagnose a potentially HIV positive patient and explore and practice using a lab notebook to record results.
Learners comprehend how biotechnology can be used to diagnose infectious disease such as protein technologies vs. DNA technologies. They comprehend procedure and uses of PCR, Western Blot, and ELISA as diagnostic tools. Students know how to keep a "messy" lab notebook and revisit immunological principles/applications in biotechnology.
Students work in small groups collecting and analyzing data as they learn how to best grow yeast. This lesson allows students to conduct several student-created experiments as they continually generate questions and hypotheses. Ultimately, their findings will be presented in poster form to the entire the class.
Young scholars perform an experiment to demonstrate the principles of antibody-antigen binding, the secondary immune response, cross reactivity, and complement fixation. The materials to be used include antibodies from a rabbit that was injected once with red cells from a sheep and also one that was injected three times with the red cells from a sheep.