In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells. Their results, published online in the journal Stem Cell Translational Medicine, will help scientists understand how these progenitor cells become renal cells in the developing fetus, and possibly offer a future way to foster renal regeneration after chronic kidney failure or acute injury.
For the first time, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionising radiation. These fingerprint patterns may now enable doctors to identify which tumours have been caused by radiation, and investigate if they should be treated differently.
Scientists from the Senckenberg and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation have analysed the genetic relationships of all major populations of giraffe in the wild. The large study on the genetic makeup of giraffe, published today in Current Biology, shows that there are four distinct giraffe species. Until now, only one giraffe species had been recognized. The unexpected results are based on analyses using several nuclear marker genes of more than 100 animals. The new insights are set to improve protection efforts of these endangered animals in Africa.
PLTL is an optional program incorporated into several courses within the department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and within a variety of different disciplines and universities across the world. Each week students in a course offering PLTL meet with a PLTL Peer Leader in small teams (6-12 students) performing tasks in a workshop format. A PLTL Peer Leader is a peer who has successfully completed the course and are trained to facilitate workshop for the course. The Peer Leader’s role is to guide current students through workshop content each week as a team. Students are responsible for bringing their textbook/notes from class to the session in order to receive full credit for being there. Further policies can be found on our syllabus.
Florida International University PLTL Administrative Staff
All the previous site news topics are out-dated . For new information please look at all the links available on the "Main Menu" tab. This information is up to date! If you have any other specific questions that were not in any of those documents, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you write us an email please include your full name, panther ID, and specific questions or concerns you may have.
The schedule of available PLTL sections for this Summer 2015 semester is uploaded as an excel file on the front page of the PLTL website, at the top left-hand corner. Please search for your subjects tab on the bottom of the excel file to see the available sections.
The schedule of available PLTL sections for this Spring 2015 semester is uploaded as an excel file on the front page of the PLTL website. Please search for your subjects tab on the bottom of the excel file to see the available sections.
Log-ins are finally active. You should be able to log in using your PID as your username and password. If you are still having issues logging in, please e-mail us and notify us IMMEDIATELY; be sure to always add your full name, PID, and FIU e-mail.
We DO NOT provide overrides for PLTL. Due to the high volume of e-mails, any e-mails that are sent requesting an override will not be answered.
If you are worried about participating in PLTL, you must continue to check the website to see if a session that fits into your schedule becomes available.Students do drop their sessions or switch out of their sessions.
Students, kEEP IN MIND ROOMS ARE NOT POSTED YET, BUT ONCE THEY ARE...
If your room says "FIUS" it stands for the FIU Football Stadium. Not the basketball arena, but the football stadium.
If you enter through the south side of the stadium(the side that faces Tamiami Park) then you can enter through Gate 4. From there, you will see an area with glass doors. Right next to those doors you will see an elevator. YOU HAVE TO GO UP THE ELEVATORS NEXT TO THE GLASS DOORS!! Go up to the second floor, and all of the PLTL rooms (214-221) are down the hall to the right. Remember to plan accordingly with time and do not be late!
Below you will see the names of some of the less common rooms on campus.
FIUS- FIU Football Stadium LC- The Labor Center RB- Ryder Business Building GPA- Golden Panther Basketball Arena ZEB- Ziff Education Building
When in doubt, you can always access the campus map on the main page of the FIU website. Here is the lik for you: http://campusmaps.fiu.edu/
Students who want to enroll into PLTL for multiple subjects may do so. In order to do so you must first enroll yourself into the subject that opens enrollment first (example: if Lola wants to enroll for Bio 1, which opens enrollment on Monday, and Ecology, which opens enrollment on Tuesday, she must enroll herself into Bio 1).
Once you enroll yourself into one subject the system will not allow you to enroll into another. At that point you must email us (email@example.com) when enrollment opens for the second subject so that we can manually enroll you. DO NOT EMAIL US AT ANY TIME BEFORE ENROLLMENT OPENS. There are over 3000 of you and only 4 of us and it would be extremely inefficient for us to make a waiting list.
At the time that you sent the email, please include the following (failure do include the following info will delay the possibility of you getting into your second session...We are not mind readers):
Your full name (Lola Bola)
Panther ID (1234567)
Subject (Gen Bio I- BSC1010)
All the info for the section you want to enroll into- subject, section #, day, time, leader (copy and paste from the website)
If the chat room is active (check the chat room note on the PLTL webpage) you may also provide the information above through that medium and we will be able to help you one at a time.
Please do not email us with request for when you want us to open a up more sections. We are not trying to be mean. It is just that the weeks for pltl DO NOT run Mon-Fri like a regular week, and the weeks are different for every subject. We can only open sections for a particular subject on certain days.
WE ARE UNABLE ACCOMMODATE EVERY SINGLE STUDENT. WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST.
Keep checking the website for updates. Sections MIGHT continue being added up until next week.