How does information circulate in the nervous system? How is the universal language of neurons, the action potential, generated? How does it travel along axons? And how does it influence other neurons? Thanks to this MOOC, you will master these basic principles of neuronal physiology.
El curso provee una introducción a la ciencia de materiales aplicada a los materiales biológicos y a los biomateriales. Se denominan materiales biológicos a los materiales producidos por los ser vivos y blomateriales a los empleados en aplicaciones biomédicas, si bien frecuentemente se emplea el término biomalerial para ambos [...]
Why do we age? Is there a limit to human lifespan? Can we prolong our lives? Find out with this free online course. Discover the science behind the ageing process. The “why” and “how” of ageing has puzzled mankind ever since it questioned its place in the universe.
To provide an up-to-date overview of the disease, the Institut Pasteur has created a MOOC dedicated to Tuberculosis. This course will provide a knowledge base that goes from the basics of TB to the current state of knowledge on various aspects of tuberculosis: the clinical picture, epidemiology, pediatric TB, [...]
How can we preserve, restore, manage and sustainably use terrestrial ecosystems? Join us as we explore this question in the Brazilian Amazon and around the world. In this course, you’ll learn the science behind the capacities of various ecosystems including extinction rates, desertification and how their physical makeup has [...]
Can our planet continue to support the current scope of human activity? A thriving global society relies on the stability of the Earth and its resilience across oceans, forests, waterways, biodiversity, the atmosphere and more. So how do we shape sustainability at a global scale? The boundaries set by [...]
En este curso, los participantes podrán reconocer las aplicaciones que tiene la metagenómica partiendo de la identificación de las estrategias de trabajo de esta ciencia omica y los campos de aplicación que esta puede tener, para entender la importancia de desarrollar estudios metagenómicos que impacten en las ciencias [...]
Apply tools of single-variable calculus to create and analyze mathematical models used by real practitioners in social, life, and physical sciences. In this course, we go beyond the calculus textbook, working with practitioners in social, life and physical sciences to understand how calculus and mathematical models play a role [...]
This course introduces a number of basic scientific principles underpinning the methodology of cooking, food preparation and the enjoyment of food. All topics covered have a strong basis in biology, chemistry, and physics application. Among others, they include the consumption of cooked food, the physiological and evolutionary implication of [...]
Care workers are occasionally lauded as “heroes” of society, but the special challenges they face are not fully understood. This course examines how the organization of care has changed in modern times and the dilemmas those developments pose to helping professionals. Among the questions it engages are: How does [...]