By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Heredity is the transfer of specific traits and characteristics from parents to their offspring. Since Gregor Mendel's famous pea-plant experiments, we have come to understand genetic inheritance down to specific genes with immense accuracy. Some traits are as simple as a single gene passed from...
By: Amanda Mittra
Embryonic stem cells are cells developed from embryos. It might be of humans or of animals, but the simple fact is that they originate from the embryo of the organism. The embryos are developed by a process called in-vitro fertilization i.e., a fusion of...
A review of embryonic stem cell research ethics
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
The last two decades have seen significant growth in the field of stem cell research, as its potential for the development of powerful therapeutics and disease treatments is huge. However, even as the field sees success as a whole, conflict and controversy arise when you...
Structure and function of the clavicle
By: Erich Rosenberger M.D.
The clavicle is a bone found in the upper torso of of the human body. It is essential in providing support to the arm and shoulder. The clavicle is easily seen and touched in most people. The structure and function of the clavicle is interesting...
By: Amanda Mittra
Embryonic stem cells are embryos that are cultured in a laboratory through the process of in-vitro fertilization and are later developed into the necessary tissue / organ /organism by way of definite selection. A process of somatic stem cell culture of cells transferred into the...
The benefits of embryonic stem cell research
By: Joshua Horn - 257112
Over the last decade, media coverage of the debate over embryonic stem cell research has been overwhelming. Stem cells have been declared the greatest medical discovery in a century, even though to date only a handful of medical trials have ever been approved to use...
Overview: Cervical spine surgery at the Duke Raleigh Hospital, NC
By: SullivanRose
Imagine a hospital in the high drama style of medical TV: lights race down a long, sterile hallway making the surgery ride agonizingly fast. Gurney wheels squeak as fear drips into your IV. Echoes of pain bounce off the walls and expand just as you...
By: Douglas Favors Ii
Alright forget the scientific jargon and get to the practicality of the matter. Really, a smart gene that will actually allow some people to be genetically predisposed to high intelligence levels. I know, I know, you say What about the studies for the HAR1F...
Do genetics determine human intelligence?
By: Amanda Mittra
Human Intelligence has always fascinated us into delving deeper into the mystery of human sciences; to seek and research truths about intelligence levels. Although science has brought to light that human intelligence is multi-factorial, it has no doubt enlightened us about the role that...
Do genetics determine human intelligence?
By: Ahmed Habib
Human intelligence can be illustrated as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge. Scientists have not yet managed to come to a conclusion about the leading determining factor behind intelligence. Until 60s there were sharply two groups; one who believe that intelligence is a genetically...

 

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