Should animals be used for experimentation
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
To ask if animals should be used for experimentation, one needs to narrow down the type of experimentation being conducted. Medical research requires the use of animals to verify whether a new medicine or compound is fatal to use in humans. The development of new...
By: David R. Chase
Biotechnologists are in great demand as the market for research and development of eco-friendly practices heats up. What exactly is biotechnology, and could it be right for you? WHAT IS BIOTECHNOLOGY? Biotechnology is, simply put, the use of living organisms (or their products) to improve...
Is the Human Race Evolving or Devolving
By: Richard Heath
A common misconception, even amongst scientists who should know better, is that evolution has direction. Biologists often speak of "higher" and "lower" organisms, as if some creatures are better than others. A biologist speaks this way, to differentiate between unicellular (or lower) eukaryotes such as...
By: Richard Heath
Biotechnology Careers.Biotechnology, as an industry, unofficially started with the launch of Genentech in 1972. During the final quarter of the last century, the industry was booming. The number of jobs doubled during the 90's alone. Then, with the new century, the dot.com bust...
By: Melissa J Luther
Animal experimentation. This subject is a source of great controversy. Personally, I hate seeing some of what happens in the research laboratory. However, scientist that I am, I recognize the need for some way to test new products and drugs. Only two ways exist: in...
By: Ernest Capraro
Biotechnology is usually a reference to the application of traditionally non-biological sciences to living organisms. As we gain a greater understanding of the human body, the potential for advancement is growing at a tremendous rate. The result is that a field still in its infancy...
By: Catherine M
Biology is such a wide ranging subject, and there are some great books out there. This list of recently published books suitable for kids from about 5 to 11 years. However, adults may find them compelling reading too.1. Why is Snot Green? The Science...
By: Anonymous124
Let's Label Genetically Modified Organisms It's a warm summer night, and you sit down at a table full of friends and food. You fill your plate with hot grilled corn, potatoes, and a nice garden salad. Would it be surprising to hear that the produce...
By: Anonymous124
The Politics Surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms The issue of genetically modified organisms, or GMO's, has been an ever increasing source of global controversy since the first GMO's were introduced in the 1990's. An organism is considered to be genetically modified when "scientiststake individual genes from...
By: Michelle Sprecher
What a perfect time to introduce your children to biology this Christmas. Some hot new book picks for this year promise to keep kids intrigued and learning. Keep them reading and learning with these books. With the just released movie by Dreamworks, the Bee Movie...

 

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