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Vitro fertilization
Vitro fertilization
vitro fertilization The Facts of Life Human in vitro fertilization is selection of embryos for the transfer to the uterus. The eggs are surgically removed from a woman\'s ovaries and placed in a carefully prepared broth called human tubal fluid. Six hours later, the husband\'s sperm cells are added. The evidence of fertilization was detected approximately 16 hours later. Later on, the scientists select four embryos that are actively dividing and carefully inserts them into the woman\'s uterus th
Whooping chough
Whooping chough
whooping chough Introduction: Whooping cough which is also known as Pertussis is caused by infection by the Bordetella Pertussis bacteria. It is a highly contagious bacterial disease that affects the respiratory system and produces spasms of coughing that usually end in a high-pitched whooping sound. In this report I will describe how Pertussis is spread, contracted, what treatments are available for it and the prognosis for the patient. I will also tell you about the many symptoms of the diseas
Biotechnology Pros and Cons
Biotechnology Pros and Cons
Biotechnology Pros and Cons Biotechnology: Pros and Cons Throughout this past semester many important ecological dilemmas have come to my attention. The most striking environmental issue that I have noted this semester has been agricultural Biotechnology. A reputable definition of Biotechnology would be “the means or way of manipulating life forms (organisms) to provide desirable products for man\'s use”(www.biotechknowledge.com). Scientists are pleased due to the arrival of biotechnology, belie
Abuse of innocent
Abuse of innocent
abuse of innocent Abuse of the Innocent Is it right to force a mouse to live it\'s live in a laboratory cage to test anti-cancer drug? How would you like to be squeezed in a cage with many other animals, not being able to touch the grass, run around and play, smell the flowers, or go for a walk in the warmth of the sunshine? Animal cruelty is wrong because we are hurting the Innocent. Animals experience and feel pain, fear, anxiety, stress, depression, boredom, joy and happiness. Animals are ver
Career Review Pharmacist
Career Review Pharmacist
Career Review Pharmacist Introduction On the surface, daily routines of Pharmacists may appear to be rather simplified and involves little work hazard and responsibilities. As pharmacists dispense prescribed drug and medicine by doctors or dentists, they may provide assistance to those who seeks help with non-prescribed products. This is a correct yet very generalized view of pharmacist, this career interacts with many different industries. As an example, technology plays key role for pharmacist
CoEd Dormitories
CoEd Dormitories
CoEd Dormitories When I visited Berry College, one of the first things that I learned was Martha Berry’s mission for her students - to educate the head, the heart, and the hands. The lady in the admissions office who welcomed us to Berry beamed as she told me how almost a hundred years later this mission is still the driving force behind Berry College. What a wonderful place to be, I thought to myself. A place where I will grow mentally, spiritually, and physically. Now that I am approaching the
Education Today
Education Today
Education Today Education Today Education today isn’t quiet what I would like it to be; although it is improving if I was in power I think I would make a few changes. In high school there are certain classes that are mandatory for an individual to graduate history, chemistry and biology are a couple. Now for an individual who knows he or she is going in the computer field for example these classes are entirely useless. In my career to come as a Network Administrator I heavily doubt that I will e
Gay rights
Gay rights
gay rights No one needs to be looked down upon Two men want to adopt a child in Texas. They have been together for five years and a child would be the one detail that would complete their lives. They filled out the application and it was perfect& it was the perfect home for a child; except there was one small problem that caused their application to be rejected; the fact that they were gay. These people can never have the life that they desire because of their sexual orientation. Scenes like thi
Genetic screening
Genetic screening
genetic screening Genetic screening, also known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), is a newly emerging technology that has brought with it much controversy. PGD involves the in vitro fertilization of an embryo. “The embryos are allowed to develop to a 6 to 10 cell stage, at which point one of the embryonic cells is removed from each embryo and the cellular DNA is analyzed for chromosomal abnormalities or genetic mutations” (Botkin, 1998). In doing this, it can be determined which embryo
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes UCLA Asian Pacific Coalition Mai Pham Another Senseless Hate Crime March 5, 1997 Another Senseless Hate Crime Tragedy befell the Vietnamese community on Jan 29, 1996, when Thien Minh Ly, a 24-year old Vietnamese man and former graduate of UCLA, was murdered while rollerblading in his Tustin hometown high school tennis court. Ly was found lying in a pool of blood the following morning by a janitor, maimed by an excessive number of stabbing wounds to various parts of his body, as well
Incest
Incest
incest Until very recently around early part of 1970\'s, the sexual assault of children within their families was rarely openly discussed until the emergence of the second wave of feminism. Incest has been variously defined. The definition that will be used here is a wide one, which includes sexual assault of a female child by a male member of her immediate family ( father or stepfather) or extended family (brother, grandfathers and uncles) and/or trusted family friends. These men are in general
Letter to teacher
Letter to teacher
letter to teacher Dear Ms. Marquez, My name is Brenda Gonzalez and I am currently enrolled in your English 1301 class. For starters, I am 19yrs old and of Mexican Heritage. I have been enrolled in HCC for approximately 4 semesters now, and the one class I can\'t seem to feel satisfied with is my English 1301 class. If it\'s not one thing, it\'s another, but that is beside the point. My major is in Biology and I plan to attend the University of Houston-Central this fall semester. I have big plans
Samesex Marriage
Samesex Marriage
Samesex Marriage Same-sex marriage There are many important issues discussed in public policy today. One of these issues is homosexual marriage. This is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. This issue is put into many different lights. Those of morals, family values and religion; and those of equality, constitutionality, and right to privacy. The aspect with the most relevance is constantly left up to debate. Homosexuals are \'gay\' due to a
Samesex Marriage
Samesex Marriage
Samesex Marriage Same-sex marriage There are many important issues discussed in public policy today. One of these issues is homosexual marriage. This is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. This issue is put into many different lights. Those of morals, family values and religion; and those of equality, constitutionality, and right to privacy. The aspect with the most relevance is constantly left up to debate. Homosexuals are \'gay\' due to a
South africas youth
South africas youth
south africas youth SOUTH AFRICA\'S YOUTH Reflecting back on the tragedy that just occurred at Columbine High School in Denver Colorado and the generalizations being made about the U.S youth and the crisis that we are in and supposedly are experiencing ,I decided to research the youth crisis in South Africa. There is at present no youth crisis as such. However young people find themselves in the midst of a range of crises that should be addressed urgently by the state and society. South Afri
Surrogate Mothering
Surrogate Mothering
Surrogate Mothering Motherhood - Nine Months vs. A Lifetime You\'re about ten meters dilated…it\'s time to push! You grab hold onto your husband\'s hand a little tighter. Take a deep breath…and the labor process begins. This is a common everyday scenario that happens thousands of times a day in hospitals all over the world. Yet sometimes, women will never be able to go through this process, due to circumstances beyond their control. Imagine never being able to have a child. Imagine infertility
The Abortion Controversy w Works Cited
The Abortion Controversy w Works Cited
The Abortion Controversy w Works Cited Since the Supreme Court\'s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, about one out of three pregnancies end in abortion. This means that 1.5 million abortions are performed in the United States each year (Flanders 3). Not since slavery has an issue posed a greater moral dilemma. It ranks among the most complex and controversial issues, arousing heated legal, political, and ethical debates. The modern debate over abortion is a conflict of competing moral ideas and of funda
What is love
What is love
What is love What is this thing called love? This simple question begs for an answer. The symptoms of love are familiar enough. A drifting mooniness in one’s behavior and thought, the fact that it seems as though the whole universe has rolled itself up into the person of the beloved, something so wonderful that no one on earth has ever felt about a fellow creature before. Love is ecstasy and torment, freedom and slavery. Love makes the world go round. Until recently, scientists wanted nothing to
Community and Social Structure
Community and Social Structure
Community and Social Structure AssignmentIII The idea of people being social in nature can be clearly illustrated by the groups, or communities that one sees all around them. Groups of individuals share a common perspective of what reality consists of, this is known as culture(Charon, 1997). This reality is perceived through our interactions with others in the group and by what our position is within that group(Charon, 1997). The way in which we see the world is in a sense limited by both our po
Community and Social Structure1
Community and Social Structure1
Community and Social Structure1 AssignmentIII The idea of people being social in nature can be clearly illustrated by the groups, or communities that one sees all around them. Groups of individuals share a common perspective of what reality consists of, this is known as culture(Charon, 1997). This reality is perceived through our interactions with others in the group and by what our position is within that group(Charon, 1997). The way in which we see the world is in a sense limited by both our p
Doing Gender
Doing Gender
Doing Gender Gender in Society …everyone does gender without thinking about it (Judith Lorber, Paradoxes of Gender, p.13). When I was young I did not think about my gender role. I did not think about the day to day events in my life that effected my gender. When I look back I can find so many instances of gender in my life. So, I am taking one of the smallest instances because of the many ways it relates to not only gender building, but maintaining. As a child I remember very cold winters in
Ethics in Frankenstein and Brave New World
Ethics in Frankenstein and Brave New World
Ethics in Frankenstein and Brave New World Ethics in Frankenstein and Brave New World For most of human history, the ethical considerations of scientific inquiry would have been a moot point. Outside of the Bible and mythology, there was no thought of creating life from inert matter because scientists would not have felt it was possible to do so. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, however, in the wake of landmark discoveries in the fields of chemistry, biology, and genetics, the poss
Final exam
Final exam
final exam 3. 1. Unfortunately in our society people are judged and put into categories by race. Hansen tells us that the definition of race is, how a person identifies themselves in response to a question about their racial background. People have tried to categorize man since the beginning of time. The first actual reference to race comes from Homer. He spoke of a black or southern race. Early Greek and Egyptian writings talk about the poor being of another race. The first person to attempt t
Frankenstein support mockpersausive letter format
Frankenstein support mockpersausive letter format
Frankenstein support mockpersausive letter format (Author\'s Note: This was a semi-creative project. We had to address the issues in a persuasive letter rather than a boring ol\' report, so please become unconfused as far as the format..) Cal Tech Curriculum Committee: Scientists are all too ready to lock themselves away with their research, unwilling - perhaps even incapable - of seeing the consequences of their actions. It is our duty as their educators to provide them with not only a means to
Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment
Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment
Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment Elliott Yousefzadeh Sociology 1 Essay 3 Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment Gender is a very strange topic in today’s society. Many people don’t know what to do with people who are transvestites or transsexuals and they often times hate them because they are different. People always think that there can only be two types of gender: masculine and feminine. People also feel that these genders most always correspond to a person’s sex. So i
Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment1
Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment1
Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment1 Elliott Yousefzadeh Sociology 1 Essay 3 Gender As A Socially Constructed Accomplishment Gender is a very strange topic in today’s society. Many people don’t know what to do with people who are transvestites or transsexuals and they often times hate them because they are different. People always think that there can only be two types of gender: masculine and feminine. People also feel that these genders most always correspond to a person’s sex. So
Homogenizing the homosexual
Homogenizing the homosexual
homogenizing the homosexual On a hot June night in 1969 the sexual discourses of theology, law and psychology encountered resistance so strong that millions of lives were changed. In a small gay bar in New York, the regulars, an eclectic mix of drag queens, transexuals, effeminate men and butch women, offered up the most visible resistance ever witnessed to the relentless exercising of public power on their private lives. The three-day street riot, began by Stonewall patrons, spilled onto the fr
In what ways is identity a social construct
In what ways is identity a social construct
In what ways is identity a social construct Without social identity, there is, in fact, no society. -- Richard Jenkins The idea that beliefs about who we are are created in a social context reflects the basic sociological theory that human beings are socially created, not prisoners of instinct. Sociologists see identity as related to the society in which people exist. People, are, in part, socialized into their identities. There are assorted ways that conceptions about individual and group i
Spousal violence
Spousal violence
spousal violence Violence against family members is something women do at least as often as men. There are dozens of solid scientific studies that reveal in a startlingly different picture of family violence than what we usually see in the media. For instance, Murray Straus, a sociologist and co-director for the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire gave some statistics that blew my mind away. He concluded saying that women were three times more likely than men to use wea
The Life and Studies of WEB Du Bios
The Life and Studies of WEB Du Bios
The Life and Studies of WEB Du Bios Theoretical Analysis Paper The Life and Studies of W.E.B. Du Bois Phillip Stayton Social Theory Prof. Wilcox 11/13/2000 William Edward Burghardt Du Bois entered the world on February 23, 1868. This was less than three years after slavery was outlawed. However, his family had been out of slavery for several generations. He was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a small village with only a handful of black families. His teachers quickly made him a favorite
PROSPECTUS OF HONOURS COURSES
PROSPECTUS OF HONOURS COURSES
Mr PROSPECTUS OF HONOURS COURSES 2000/2001 This document contains information on all Honours courses on offer next year together with important information about admission to Honours and assessment in Honours courses. Please retain it for reference throughout the session. Douglas Brodie, Associate Dean. ADMISSION AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE 2 LIST OF COURSES ON OFFER AND NOT ON OFFER IN 2000/2001 4 COURSE ENTRIES A) COURSES ON OFFER 2000/2001 5 - 23 B) COURSES NOT ON OFFER 2000/2001 25 - 28 HONOUR
Love
Love
Love What is Love? What is this thing called love? This, not so simple, question begs for an answer. The symptoms of love are familiar enough. A drifting mooniness in one’s behavior and thought; the fact that it seems as though the whole universe has rolled itself up into the person of the beloved, something so wonderful that no one on earth has ever felt about a fellow creature before. Love is ecstasy and torment, freedom, and slavery. Love makes the world go round. Until recently, scientists w
Farewell to the Fiction in the Science of Cloning
Farewell to the Fiction in the Science of Cloning
Farewell to the Fiction in the Science of Cloning In his 1930’s futuristic novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley predicted a society where the human race was created in a laboratory and carried to term in incubators. At the time it was regarded as being ludicrously impossible. The idea of cloning in the eighties required multiple reproductions of specialized cells. Even then, the possibility of cloning was unachievable. Recently, scientists cloned a lamb, simply by replicating the cell in the sk
Genetic Engineering in Food Production
Genetic Engineering in Food Production
Genetic Engineering in Food Production Genetic Engineering in Food Production: Is it Safe, Wise, and Moral? Over the past couple of decades much debate has been going on about the use of advanced technology in the field of biology. Ever since the first gene was cloned in 1973, genetic engineers have been pursuing at break-neck speed the unlimited possibilities promised by biotechnology (Davidson 1993). Their excitement, which has generated billions of investment dollars for the industry, is un
Molecular Biotechnology in Our Life
Molecular Biotechnology in Our Life
Molecular Biotechnology in Our Life Molecular Biotechnology in Our Life If you have had a can of soft drink, ate a fruit, or took some head ache medicine this morning - then it\'s very likely you have used a genetically enhanced product. Genetics is a part of biotechnology that manipulates biological organisms to make products that benefit humankind. Biotechnology is essential in our life, but there are some concerns regarding its safety. Although, biotechnology may pose some danger it is provin
NANO TECHNOLOGY
NANO TECHNOLOGY
NANO TECHNOLOGY Nanotechnlogy 18 seems to be the magic number in today\'s manufacturing process. Intel and AMD both boast their upgraded production, and note that it will lead to ever increasing speeds and capabilities. Quietly, however, there is a growing consensus among the scientific community that silicon based-chips are on their way out. Tiny, molecular computers are becoming more and more feasible, and may do to silicon what transistors did to vacuum tubes. Across the world, universities a
The Applications of Technology in the First Decade
The Applications of Technology in the First Decade
The Applications of Technology in the First Decade of the TwentyFirst Century The Applications of Technology in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century A quote I heard many times when I was in high school and which I now know traces back to Sir Francis Bacon, one of our earliest scientist or philosophers as they were then called, is the statement Knowledge Is Power. Today, I believe that the fuller, more correct statement is to say, the application of knowledge is power. The study of sc
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none The Lebensborn Project The topic of eugenics cannot be discussed without encountering the Holocaust, but this is as it should be. When contemporary geneticists, genetics counselors and clinical geneticists wonder why it is that genetics receives special attention from those concerned with ethics, the answer is simple and can be found in history. The events which led to the sterilization, torture and murder of millions of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and children of mixed racial heritage in the year
Stuff
Stuff
stuff Reflective Essay My beeper goes off and I’m called to the school office. I’m told that I’m supposed to be taken to St. Louis in a helicopter as fast as humanly possible. This was the day that would change my life forever.... and I didn’t even know it. I was the only child in the Jr. high that wore a beeper, some kids thought it was weird and some thought I was I lucky that I even got to wear a one. I didn’t think I was so lucky, the reason I had happened to be wearing this pager was becaus
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None Provided11
None Provided11 In all parts of life there are periods of adversity that we must face, the real challenge however, is what and how we gain from conquering those trials. There have been many times that I have been faced with adversity, it has happened in all aspects of my life at one time or another. Whether it is dealing with the ups and downs of hockey or balancing the pressure that comes with an elite hockey schedule and high school, there are always obstacles. Some of these challenges can br
Ernest Just
Ernest Just
Ernest Just Ernest Everett Just Ernest Everett Just was born in Charleston, South Carolina on August 14, 1883 to parents Charles Frazier and Mary Matthews Just. He prepared for college at Kimball Hall Academy, New Hampshire, where he completed the four-year course of study in only three years. In the graduating Dartmouth College class of 1907, Ernest Just was the only person to be graduated magna cum laude. He won special honors in botany and history, with honors in botany and sociology. In his
Karl Marx
Karl Marx
Karl Marx One day, I was walking in the forest, yearning for just something that will nourish my body. I had not eaten for days, and in order to survive, I needed food. All of a sudden, I came upon a block of bread laying ten feet in front of me. Running towards it, I was confronted by another man twice my size. He was definitely more than I. Being the smaller man, I lost out on my nourishment and on my survival. I lost my “struggle for existence”. Throughout this paper, I will expand on why th
Martin L king
Martin L king
Martin L king Some teachers are better than others. This is a simple and, I hope, obvious fact. But the culture of American schools is not friendly to it. Particularly in our hiring of public school teachers, we tend to avoid notions of serious discernment, of picking the very best in our society to become our teachers, and we accept that the most talented of our young people will gravitate to other fields. Overcoming this acceptance of mediocrity in teacher recruitment and retention represents
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis I. Introduction Print section Tuberculosis (TB), chronic or acute bacterial infection that primarily attacks the lungs, but which may also affect the kidneys, bones, lymph nodes, and brain. The disease is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a rod-shaped bacterium. Symptoms of TB include coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, chills, and fatigue. Children and people with weakened immune systems are the most susceptible to TB. Half of all u
African Elephant
African Elephant
African Elephant The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidea, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean (mastodons), sea cows, and hyraxes. Scientists believe that the African Elephant evolved from one of its closest relatives, the Sea Cow. The geographical location and range of the African
Animal Experiments
Animal Experiments
Animal Experiments Animal experimentation by scientists can be cruel and unjust, but at the same time it can provide long term benefits for humanity. Animals used in research and experiments have been going on for 2,000 years and keep is going strong. It is a widely debated about topic all over the world. Some say it is inhuman while others say it’s for the good of human kind. There are many different reasons why people perform experiments and why others total disagree with it. Each year 20 mil
Proper use of snares
Proper use of snares
Proper use of snares Proper use of snares for capturing furbearers Quick Facts Snaring is an effective technique to capture animals that cause economic damage and for harvesting furbearers. Snares placed in trails or under fences can successfully capture furbearers. Carefully select sites where snares are set to avoid capturing non-target animals such as deer and dogs. Introduction Snaring is a useful technique to capture animals that cause economic loss, such as coyotes that kill livestock and
Shark Conservation
Shark Conservation
Shark Conservation Abstract Arising over 350 million years ago, the shark species has been labeled as a human devourer. Now, with the increase in human population, the demand for shark meat, fins, and cartilage are at an all time high; therefore, the existence of the shark is becoming a concern (Budker 1971). Individuals are conditioned to think of sharks as a negative aspect to the environment, which is prolonging the effort to save shark species from becoming extinct. With that in mind, some
The Effects of Various Factors on the Growth Rate
The Effects of Various Factors on the Growth Rate
The Effects of Various Factors on the Growth Rate of E coli The Effects of Various Factors on the Growth Rate of E. coli Introduction: There are times in our lives (as human beings) when people do not feel well. A doctor might diagnose them with a disease or an infection. There are also times when people do not feel clean. This could be a person\'s feeling after exercising, sweating, or maybe he/she had not taken a shower in a couple days. In any of the preceding scenarios, bacteria most likely
Charles R Darwin
Charles R Darwin
Charles R Darwin Charles R. Darwin Charles Darwin was a man who shaped the way in which we think about evolution in modern times. He brought forth and described the theory of natural selection and survival of the fittest. To fully understand modern evolutionary thoughts it is necessary for one to completely understand the early theories of Charles Darwin. In this paper I will provide the reader with a complete background on Charles Darwin, describe his voyage on the HMS Beagle, and discuss his