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Naming Molecules and Naming Animals Names are important in all sphere of life; they help with identification of elements. The binomial nomenclature and the IUPAC name systems are equally important because they assign names to elements; hence making it easier to identify each of them based on their distinctive features....

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Introduction Marine mammals play an essential role in maintaining the aquatic ecosystems. They are found in ocean and freshwater ecosystems in almost all the latitudes (Blanchard et al, 2017). Owing to their abundance, high rate of metabolism and large scale movements they have a significant effect on the functioning of...

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It has long been known that someone’s socioeconomic status can have a significant effect on that person’s health and that there are significant health disparities between different socioeconomic groups. When discussing how race plays a role in health disparities often the focus is on the effect of race on socioeconomic...

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There are various theories that have been used towards explaining criminal activities. In order to try and find the basis of the criminal activities and behaviors, criminologists make use of the psychological and biological perspectives towards the study of the basis of criminal behavior. According to the biological view to...

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The current knowledge on telomerase and telomeres indicates that these enzymes have significant roles in human aging, cellular senescence, and cell proliferation. Telomeres refer to unique structures located at the end of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve to maintain chromosome stability and minimize the chances of enzymatic end-degradation. In addition to...

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As the social worker for Joe's family from the1999 film Joe the King, I note in completing a family assessment that there are several biological factors influencing family dynamics. Bob and Theresa Henry have been together for at least 15 years. They are married with two children. Mike is their...

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Models of addiction are schematics that attempt to answer questions regarding the causes of drug abuse and dependency, the effects of a drug on human functioning, and a course of treatment that will result in the reduction or use of drugs (Frances & Miller, 2005). These models coincide with the...

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Dyslexia is a condition in which the person has difficulty in reading and interpreting words, letters and other symbols. However, despite this difficulty they also have normal intelligence. In general there are two different types of dyslexia: developmental and acquired. Developmental dyslexia is a learning disorder whereby children with normal...

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Bai et al.'s A synthetic biology-based device prevents liver injury in mice (2016), published in the Journal of Hepatology and located via PubMed search, presents a study where liver cells in mice were genetically engineered to detect excess levels of bile, which are an indicator of liver disease. Liver disease...

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As long as there has been human life there has been a search for who and what we are. Things from such where do we come to where are we going have been at the forefront of science. In this paper human variation, specifically height will be discussed. This paper...

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The challenges and opportunities associated with biology and its relationship to technology are instrumental in framing many theories and concepts of 21st Century living. The information that is available on a widespread basis has many implications for individuals and provides them with a variety of tools and resources which are...

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Psychology is a science that involves the study of a person’s behavior and mental abilities. The article provides an explanation to children’s peer behavior problems, and also determines the role of genetically informed attributes on adoptive parent’s behavior. Adopted children experience coping anxieties, distrust and are unable to form relationships...

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Infectious diseases are caused by organisms inside or outside the human body. These diseases are transmitted through bites from insects and animals, through contaminated food and water (Anderson & May, 1991). Many infectious diseases like measles can be prevented through vaccination. Studies on genetics have indicated that indeed genetic variations...

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For Joe, one of the biological factors is his gender. As a boy, he is more apt for behavioral problems and potentially impulsiveness. His temperament is another biological factor. He has a sheepish temperament that makes him more coy and less dominant than other young boys, which can be a...

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The biological approach to the study of personality assumes that traits are determined by a combination of genes (Judge, et al., 1999). This approach assumes that pathways and areas of the brain are related to personality development and that these traits can be traced to structures of the brain and...

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The strikes most curious in the video documentary is to see ants, the worker ants, walking in a straight line while they are on their way to finding food, along the way, these small creatures leave a chemical odor of scent for they not to lose their way when they...

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Biologists are involved in the study of living organisms in relation to their ecosystem. Biologists participate in studies and research so as to discover how these organisms live and how their systems function in the attempt to improve, agricultural, industrial and medical processes. With this work, biologists perform various writing...

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There are a wide range of biological reactions to UV light. In both animals and microbes, biological reactions at the cellular level include responses to DNA damage. In humans, exposure to UV light can also initiate reactions on the organ system level. While biological responses to UV light are largely...

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Electrochemical biosensors have been researched for a long time. There are several different types of electrochemical biosensors being researched or already in the market. Techniques, methods, and materials all play a factor in the creation of electrochemical biosensors. Technology constantly moves forward, and the advances in other arenas are sparking...

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Proteins are very complex substances found in all living organisms; they are involved in the chemical processes that are necessary for life and also have important nutritional value About 20% of the human body is made up of muscle protein. Human blood serum, milk and eggs contain proteins. Plant proteins...

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Background Scarcity of appropriate biomaterials and the complexity of biological milieu have posed a great challenge to regenerative medicine, particularly in the repair of sectioned or crushed sections of peripheral nerves. The gold standard for treating nerve lesions is the autograft in which patient’s own peripheral nerve is harvested, but...

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Regardless of area of expertise, the ultimate goals of all areas in the field of biomedical engineering are the same: to improve overall quality of life, reduce the impact of disease in everyday life, and to provide the appropriate infrastructure that will both promote and enhance the interactions between biomedical...

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The pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is a new technology green discusses in his article in which he claims it has helped many couples have healthy and normal babies. Green says that PGD can screen growing cells for genetic defects very early in embryonic life. It encompasses taking a solitary cell from...

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1) Neurotransmission can be defined as the passage of electric impulses across the synaptic gaps of neurons via chemical agents called neurotransmitters. Packets of neurotransmitters are released by neurons and activate the receptors of another neuron after the impulse reaches the axon terminal. Neurotransmitters, which can act in either inhibitory...

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Recently, the media and the public have paid significant attention to fracking as an environmental concern. "Fracking" is a shortened name for induced hydraulic fracturing, a method to obtain petroleum products from the earth. In this method, water and usually sand are injected at high pressures to create wells. A...

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