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24 March 2022 From Development to Function: Hands-On & Inexpensive Clay Modeling of Mammalian Kidney Development
Maricela Sanchez-Acevedo, Robert M. Kao
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In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), recent clinical research has demonstrated that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) affects breathing and internal organs, especially the kidneys and liver function. It is evident that the kidneys are induced by the virus through the course of the medication treatments, such as the side effects that lead to kidney and liver damage. In order to scaffold kidney pathophysiology with normal kidney development and function in a virtual class or lab setting during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a hands-on and cost-effective clay modeling teaching tool at the undergraduate level for learning about kidney anatomy and development. Given remote teaching, this innovative tool can be used to link the structure to molecular and cellular function through an easy hands-on model for both learning and teaching demonstration for all students.

Maricela Sanchez-Acevedo and Robert M. Kao "From Development to Function: Hands-On & Inexpensive Clay Modeling of Mammalian Kidney Development," The American Biology Teacher 84(3), 172-175, (24 March 2022). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2022.84.3.172
Published: 24 March 2022
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KEYWORDS
Covid-19
inexpensive clay modeling toolkit
kidney development
kidney function
kidney injury and repair
SARS-CoV-2
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