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Is Xenotransplantation an Ethical Solution or Disaster? - Is Xenotransplantation an ethical solution or disaster. The audience for this paper is comprised of those readers looking to gain knowledge on the issue of xenotransplantation. This group of people is unaware of the dynamics of the ethical arguments surrounding this current issue. This audience does not have a specific age or belief, reflecting the varied positions of the argument. Due to this hunger for factual information, they do not wish to have someone else’s views imposed on them. Instead, they wish to define and establish a view of their own....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cataracts - Cataracts What is a cataract. A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally transparent lens of the eye. Its effect on vision depends on the extent of the cloudiness. Small spots in the lens may cause little or no vision loss. As the opacity thickens, it prevents light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina, the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. Early lens changes or opacities may not disturb vision. But as the lens continues to change, several specific symptoms including blurred vision; sensitivity to light and glare; increased nearsightedness; or distorted images in either eye, may develop....   [tags: Papers] 1763 words
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Medical Career Choices - In science and anatomy class students find out how the human body works and moves, this is the class that spiked my passion for anatomy. Careers that would relate to the human would be is the medical field such as nurses, doctors, etc. Once knowledge of the differences in medical careers started growing, those involving treatment and surgical operations were of greatest interest. A surgery that is of interest is that of an orthopedic surgeon because these physicians operate on bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints, and sometimes tumors....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Prostate Cancer - Prostate Cancer Cancer of the prostate, a common form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the prostate. The prostate is on the male sex glands, and is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of the prostate is about the size of a walnut. It surrounds the part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate makes fluid that becomes part of the semen, which contains sperm. Prostate cancer is most commonly found in older men....   [tags: Health Males Cancer Medical Essays]
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Female Genital Mutilation - Female Genital Mutilation Missing Works Cited The concept of culture can be defined as an orchestrated integration of unconsciously learned behavior patterns that are characteristic of a group of people. Many varying constituents can compose any given culture. This causes many different cultures to deviate from one another greatly. Such components as ethnicity, life experiences, values, beliefs, religion and customs are all examples of these aspects. (Warner and Mochel, p.4, 1998) Customs are a way of expressing values and beliefs of a culture....   [tags: Papers] 1483 words
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Circumcision is NOT Necessary - Circumcision is NOT Necessary The baby, Phil, is less than a day old. His tiny head still slightly misshaped, his eyelids puffy, his mouth half-open in his sleep. The nurse has taken him from his mother and is carrying him to another room in the pediatric ward. The nurse clicks on a white metal lamp with a twist of her fingers, removes the child from a cozy blue blanket, and lays him in a cold molded plastic form that is bolted tightly to the counter. This form fitting shell is called a Circumstraint....   [tags: Argumentative Argument Persuasive]
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Uses of Nuclear Radiation - Uses of nuclear radiation Smoke Detectors Smoke alarms contain a weak source made of Americium-241.Alpha particles are emitted from here, which ionise the air, so that the air conducts electricity and a small current flows. If smoke enters the alarm, this absorbs the particles, the current reduces, and the alarm sounds. Thickness Control In paper mills, the thickness of the paper can be controlled by measuring how much beta radiation passes through the paper to a Geiger counter. The counter controls the pressure of the rollers to give the correct thickness....   [tags: essays research papers] 456 words
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An Introduction to Tumescent Liposculpture - An Introduction to Tumescent Liposculpture Tumescent liposculpture is a recent liposculpture procedure that is bringing loads of excitement to the table. Unlike previous fat dissolving techniques, such as liposuction, liposculpture does a better job of sculpting to the body to make the appearance you wish for. Liposculpture doesn't just dissolve the fat and hope the skin heals correctly to design the look you wish for. Instead, careful operating and planning aid to adjust the problematic region into an appearance you have always wished for....   [tags: Medical Technology ] 977 words
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Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure - Two or Three Things I Know For Sure Allison illuminates the fact that we as women must appreciate each other and our beauty before we can truly cherish other forms of beauty around us. “Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that of we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form”(86). We are so conditioned to see female beauty as what men see as beautiful, that we don’t even know what it means to us. If we can get to the point where women feel beautiful even if they don’t fit the societal ideal, it will allow us to open our minds to all other forms of beauty....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Myopia - Myopia is a vision problem that has an effect on about one-third of the population. This condition often sets in at childhood and is one that many of your family and friends suffer from everyday. Even I experience it everyday. However, myopia is normally not life-threatening or even hazardous to your health. Myopia is nothing more than nearsightedness. Myopia occurs because of the shape of the eyeball. Instead of a `normal' shaped eyeball, the myopic eyeball is slightly longer. This results in light rays focusing in front of the retina, instead of directly on it....   [tags: Health] 727 words
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Lumbar Microdiscectomy - Patients suffering from herniated disc(s) of the spine have a variety of options available to them to help alleviate the pain they feel. When conservative methods do not deal with the symptoms, there is a minimally invasive and highly effective procedure that can be performed: the lumbar microdiscectomy. The relevant anatomy, preoperative diagnostic tests/procedures, preoperative procedures, including OR setup, prepping of patient, and draping, the surgical procedure and post operative results and potential complications will be described and discussed....   [tags: Surgical Procedures]
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The Paradox of Dominate Ideologies in the Fight of Social Justice. - Art is used in mass media to influence people, especially people in the generation and culture we live in today. The majority of art young people receive in our culture is through television and in particularly popular culture networks, like MTV. The television show on MTV called The Hills is an example of a show that promotes dominant ideology to young children/ teenagers. Slightly opposite of that would be another show on MTV called Jersey Shore, which is an example of a show that partly reinforces and partly challenges dominant ideology to the same type of audience....   [tags: Social Justice]
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Thumb Osteoarthritis Treatment - Thumb osteoarthritis treatment aims at preventing the further degeneration of the articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition affecting the joints. Any joint of the body can be affected including the thumb. Thumb osteoarthritis is more common in women compared to men. Usually, thumb osteoarthritis develops after the age of 40. Thumb osteoarthritis mainly affects the joints at the thumb base, the fleshy part of thumb and near the wrist. However, the trapeziometacarpal joint (also known as first carpometacarpal joint) at the thumb base is the most common joint which is susceptible to degeneration....   [tags: Health] 925 words
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Euthanasia - ... for example both were made legal in the Netherlands since 2000 and Belgium since 2002 and only legal assisted suicide in Oregon since 1998 (Court Cases). The argument is not about letting people die naturally because we’ve always had that right; it is about giving the doctors permission to kill their patients regardless of the reason. Some might say physician-aided suicide or euthanasia is not a right, on the contrary it is. In the Supreme Court case Gonzales vs. Oregon in 2006 the court ruled “no right is more sacred or more carefully guarded, by the common law, than the right of the individual to the possession and control of his own person” (Court Cases)....   [tags: terminally ill, ethics, morality, murder, medicine]
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Artificial Hearts - Artificial Hearts Works Cited Missing The natural heart consists of two pumps and four chambers. The right atrium pumps oxygen-depleted blood from the body to the right ventricle and then on to the lungs. The left atrium sends oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the left ventricle and then pumps this blood out to the body. Contraction of the atria is followed by the contraction of the large ventricles. The valves of the heart serve as check valves, closing to control blood flow. One of the leading causes of death is congestive heart failure in which the ability of the heart to pump blood declines....   [tags: Medical Health Heart Anatomy Biology Essays] 1795 words
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The Tremendous Potential of Genetic Engineering - The Tremendous Potential of Genetic Engineering Genetic engineering, the process of using genetic information from the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of cells to fix or improve genetic defects or maladies, has been developing for over twenty years. When Joseph Vacanti, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital, and Robert Langer, a chemical engineering professor at MIT, first met as researchers in the 1970’s, they had little knowledge of the movement they would help found. After they discovered a method of growing live tissue in the 1980’s, a new science was born, and it races daily towards new discoveries and medical breakthroughs (Arnst and Carey 60)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The First Artificial Heart Transplant - The First Artificial Heart Transplant History was made on December 02, 1982 when Barney Clark became the first recipient of an artificial heart transplant, which was performed by the medical staff at the University of Utah Medical Center. Although Barney Clark was the center of attention, there were many events that led up to this historical moment. The development of the artificial heart began in the early 1950’s. The initial prototype, developed in 1970’s by the artificial developmental staff at the University of Utah, allowed 50 hours of sustained life in a sheep....   [tags: Barney Clark Health Medical Essays] 742 words
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Congenital Cataracts in Children - Congenital Cataracts in Children Cataracts are the primary cause of blindness worldwide. Cataracts are the clouding of the lens. The lens is transparent and is important for the focusing of a sharp image on the retina. There are several different types of cataracts. Congenital cataracts are present at birth, and will be the focus of this paper. An eye disease causes secondary cataracts. Traumatic cataracts are caused by an injury. Finally, senile cataracts are caused by old age and are the most common form of cataracts....   [tags: Blindness Vision Sight Essays]
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Jeffery Dahmer - The serial killer that I chose to profile is Jeffery Dahmer. Dahmer brings both horrifying, yet amazing qualities to the table in the respect that he terrorized people, not only those that were his victims, but also people that lived both near and those around the country. Section I: Overview - Jeffery Dahmer - Born on May 21, 1960, at Evangelical Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Jeffery Dahmer was found beaten by fellow inmates on the morning of November 28, 1994, as was pronounced dead at 9:11 a.m....   [tags: essays research papers] 1715 words
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Jeffrey Dahmer - Biography On: Jeffrey Dahmer Section I: Introduction: Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most well known serial killers ever. Dahmer was no ordinary serial killer. He was a killer, necropheliac, and a cannibal. The purpose of this report is to learn more about this serial killer. Section II: Overview • “Jeffrey Dahmer was born May 21, 1960, at Evangelical Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin” (Blakey). • “Jeffrey Dahmer was found beaten by fellow inmates on the morning of November 28, 1994, as was pronounced dead at 9:11 a.m.” (Blakey)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Euthanasia Essay - Assisted Suicide as an Unethical Option - Euthanasia as an Unethical Option Should a question of right and wrong be compromised for a question of convenience. "When I regained consciousness 3 days later, I was in Portland Hospital paralyzed (at first) from the neck down. I also had a severe concussion, collapsed left lung and crushed left collarbone. A pair of metal tongs had been drilled in my skull and attached to weights to stabilize my neck and I was on a slab of bed that turned me from back to front every 4 hours....After I surprised the doctors and lived to get into rehab, they told me, at that time, the average lifespan of a male quadriplegic was 36 years......   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay] 1963 words
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Ventricular Assist Devices - Ventricular Assist Devices The Jarvik 2000 is a vast improvement in artificial hearts since its predecessor the Jarvik-7. The Jarvik 2000 is a ventricular assist device. Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) are a less invasive alternative to an artificial heart transplant. They are intended to assist the heart in pumping blood, not to replace the heart. These devices are implanted into the body and pump blood through the aorta thus, relieving the weakened ventricle of its normal workload....   [tags: Heart Transplants Health Technology Essays] 1011 words
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SLEEP APNEA - SLEEP APNEA What is Sleep Apnea. The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed; of the three, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep....   [tags: essays research papers] 1545 words
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Blindness - The term blindness implies total or partial loss of vision involving both eyes. The exact level of vision defined as blindness, however, varies in different countries because of differing legal or social requirements. In the United States, blindness is defined as unimprovable vision of 20/200 (6/60) or worse. This means that an individual is generally considered blind who, even with the use of ordinary eyeglasses, can see no better at 20 ft (6 m) than a person with normal vision can see at 200 ft (60 m)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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What is Scoliosis? - The human spine is a medical marvel of sorts, which is not only responsible for helping us to move or lift things, but to bare our body weight, and preserve a normal body alignment. It’s impossible to exist without a spine. Scoliosis is defined as the curvature of the spine and although it isn’t specifically considered a disease, it is very serious complication resulting from a multitude of different symptoms with no definite known cause. Fortunately, with the passing of time, and development of new technologies doctors are now treating this debilitating condition in numerous ways....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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This Unrealistic Depiction of Nurses on Television - When one imagines a female nurse in America, one may think of a smiling woman in pink scrubs helping a new mother care for her baby, a comforting hand to hold in a time of need, or even a soft voice counting, “One, two, three...” before administering an injection. Nursing is a profession that is dominated by women at ninety-two percent (US Department of Labor) and is accurately characterized by its commitment to the care for individuals and the promotion of healthy living. According to the American Nursing Association’s Code of Ethics, “The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems.” Because of these professional and altruistic values, it is no surprise that the profession of nursing has received the highest ranking in Gallup’s annual Honesty and Ethics Poll for the eleventh year....   [tags: Nursing]
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Traumatic Brain Injury - A traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) occurs when the brain is somehow injured, rattled, or wounded from an external source of force. The means of acquisition and the severity of TBIs are unique to each patient; therefore, symptoms and rehabilitation can vary greatly depending on the patient’s condition following the incident and how they sustained the injury. The severity of a TBI is generally classified into one of three categories: mild, moderate, or severe, and this type of diagnostic criteria influences how a patient with TBI is treated by medical staff and rehabilitation specialists....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1876 words
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Depression and Psychosis - For the purpose of this essay the user group I have decided to focus upon is people who suffer from mental health issues, in particular depression and psychosis. I will firstly talk about the illness and about the client group concerned. I will then discuss different treatments available and how effective communication is essential for the well being of these clients. I will then focus on different theories of communication from a psychology perspective and conclusively will discuss and critically analysis powers imbalances, inequalities and disadvantages....   [tags: Mental Health] 2787 words
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Root Canal - The Endodontics procedures of a Therapy Root Canal Dreyonna Carroll Anthem Institute The endodontics procedures of rotary canal therapy or root canal is a procedure that is performed by a specialized general dentist, and or a endodontist. The patient develops consistent ,severe pain, discoloration, or sensitivity from food and even to touch in , or around a certain area of a tooth, and is diagnosed by a specialist to receive rotary therapy. This is if the tooth can be saved, meaning it is not to harsh of damage or decay in the root, it will then be prepared....   [tags: Health, Edodontics] 1249 words
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Body Modification for Cultural Adaptation? - How should I look like to have the ideal body. An increasing number of women ask themselves this question many times in their lives. Deborah Sullivan’s essay, “Social Bodies: Tightening the Bonds of Beauty”, discloses the different cultural traditions that require various methods of body modifications. Women should undergo such modifications to obtain social acceptance. Similarly, “Pressures to Conform” by Celia Milne discusses the effects of media and society on women, and how women view their physical appearance....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Essay on Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide - Understanding Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide   This paper will address some of the more popular points of interest involved with the euthanasia-assisted suicide discussion. There are less than a dozen questions which would come to mind in the case of the average individual who has a mild interest in this debate, and the following essay presents information which would satisfy that individual's curiosity on these points of common interest.   Euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal in the state of Oregon and in the country of the Netherlands; these are the only two jurisdictions in the world where laws specifically permit euthanasia or assisted suicide....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide]
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Advertising and Breast Augmentation - Advertising and Breast Augmentation       Why do we advertise products. What are the implications of these advertisements. How do advertisements further impact our society and culture. These are all very important questions to look at when discussing the motivation, success or failure and ultimately the impact of advertising. How does advertising affect our images of ourselves, and what we are ideally supposed to be. In trying to produce stimulating ads is the industry selling the viewers short of obtainable images....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Phantom Limbs: Sensations When There Should be None - Phantom Limbs: Sensations When There Should be None The phenomenon known as the phantom limb occurs in 95-100% of amputees. It can occur soon after amputation or occur years later. It is when patients feel sensations where the arm or leg used to be as if it were still there. These sensations can be either non-painful sensations or painful sensations, which are called phantom limb pain. These non-painful sensations are described as similar feels as if the limb were there such as warmth, tingling, itching, and movement....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Phantom Limbs - Phantom Limbs Phantom Limb Pain (PLP) is a serious condition that occurs when a person who has lost a part of their body though amputation, trauma (brachial plexus), or loss of nervous connections in an appendage, perceives that the limb is still there and experiences sensations coming from this area. It was first described in 1866 by S. Weir Mitchell, an American neurologist, through a short story published in Atlantic Monthly. While Mitchell may then have wondered if this was specific to wounded Civil War soldiers, it has since been established as quite common (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Electronic Fetal Monitoring - Electronic Fetal Monitoring Technology has had a very prominent influence on electronic fetal monitoring since its appearance in the 1960’s and 1970’s. For many years, fetal monitoring was simply done by listening to a fetal heartbeat through a stethoscope. Dramatic changes in the heartbeat, such as a long period or a drop in the rate or intensity, could be detected,. Now, not only is the electronic fetal monitor used on the outside of the womb by strapping electrodes to the mother’s abdomen but electrodes can also be inserted during the first stage of labor and placed directly on the baby’s head....   [tags: Technology Pregnancy Essays]
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Augustine Medical, Inc. - Augustine Medical, Inc. Introduction ( Background and Situation) Augustine Medical, Inc. was founded by Dr. Scott Augustine, an anesthesiologist from Minnesota, in 1987. The company was created to develop and market products for hospital operating rooms and postoperative recovery rooms. The company provides innovative solutions to combat postoperative conditions such as hypothermia. Medical research indicates that 60 to 80 percent of all postoperative recovery room patients are clinically hypothermic....   [tags: Business Management Case Study Essays, solution] 1890 words
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No Mo Accidents - No More Accidents Bike helmet safety is a big problem in our society. People do not realize that a bike helmet to a biker is the same as a seat belt to a motorist. We as bikers need all the protection that we can get since we don’t have the tank-like protection of a ’88 Ford Tempo. So now I am going to tell you a story of a personal experience, the basics to a helmet and some statistics Even though bike helmets are designed to lessen the impact in one particular spot and disperse the force throughout the helmet....   [tags: essays research papers] 1200 words
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THROAT CANCER - Throat Cancer Each year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car accidents, murder, suicide, and fires---combined. The use of tobacco increases the risk of contracting throat cancer. Throat cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers within the United States. Cancer of the larynx (or voice box) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx is a short passageway shaped like a triangle that is just below the pharynx in the neck....   [tags: essays research papers] 1437 words
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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf - Define a beautiful woman. What kinds of adjectives come to mind. Do her inner qualities make her beautiful as well. What does "beauty is only skin deep" really mean. I always thought what made a person truly and genuinely beautiful, is whats on the inside. So often, we judge women on their appearance first, then their abilities. Did you ever wonder how this came about and why we all do this today. dont try to deny it, were all shallow and addicted to entertainment, its simply our culture, our way of life....   [tags: Naomi Wolf] 1675 words
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The Main Buildings and Change In Their Use Over Time - The Main Buildings and Change In Their Use Over Time The buildings in the surrounding area of the canal will help us find out how the canal system affected the lives of the people and the landscape of the villages of stoke bruerne. The first building I came across was the Brick Built House. This building is made up of brick and wood. Looking from the front it looks old and derelict. It is now used as a private house but looks very abandoned. This building used to be the lock keepers cottage....   [tags: Papers] 2273 words
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A View of Jeffery Dahmer's Personality - A View of Jeffery Dahmer's Personality Why does a Jeffery Dahmer happen. How does a person become a serial killer, necrophiliac, cannibal and psychopath. There are probably very few convincing answers that come forth. Many of the theories would have you believe that the answers can always be found in childhood abuse, bad parenting, head trauma, fetal alcoholism and drug addiction. I don’t think Jeffery’s past paints a picture of these causes. However, no family is absolutely sterile and I guess there were some issues in the Dahmer family but where they enough to cause and individual to react as he did....   [tags: Papers] 929 words
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Animal Experimentation at New York University - Animal Experimentation at New York University Using animals for medical experimentation and education is a controversial subject that often leads to a heated debate. The issues are complex, but the suffering and waste involved in animal experimentation are painfully obvious. Vivisection, the act of cutting into a live animal, has led the nation down countless scientific dead ends, while detracting funds and attention from more applicable scientific research. The practice of animal experimentation at NYU continues, not because it has been proven to be an accurate and reliable means of research (which it has not) but rather, because of tradition and promotion from those with strong vested interests (i.e....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Bioplastics - Plastics are one of the most versatile of all material and we use them in everyday items such as cars, pens, planes, toothbrushes and the list goes on. But there is a problem, plastics are synthetic and take very long to decompose in landfills so we can’t get rid of them easily. Well, now there is a lot of hype about bio plastics; plastics that are made using corn, potato or other annually renewable sources which are compostable & biodegradable (Glen 2009). Bio-plastics are commonly portrayed as environmentally friendly in terms of the time it take to decompose but there are many more cons to bio-plastics than pros....   [tags: environment]
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a Bridge to the 18th Century - American Plastic Plastic materials have become so numerous that you cannot go through a single day without touching something made of plastic. Toothbrushes, ballpoint pens, unbreakable dishes, cabinets and knobs for machines and appliances, light switches – all of these things and many more are made of plastic. It seems hard to believe that before 1869, there was no such thing as plastic. The first plastic, celluloid, was invented in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, (Meikle 5). A $10,000 prize had been offered to anyone who invented a material that could replace ivory for making billiard balls....   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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Disposing Large Amounts of Waste - In present-day society,plastic packing are pervasive around the street ,causing a lot of problems . A study from Department of Enviroment,Food and Rural Affairs Annual Report(2008) shown that the amount of packaging waste reached approximately 10.7 million tonnes in the UK ,which has been deal with. It is obvious that the problems of waste are serious. In this essay I will analysis some problems caused by this phenomenon ,then propose some solutions and criticized them as well . Some problems come out due to people produce a large amounts of waste....   [tags: waste, recycling, ] 1086 words
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The Laparoscopic Method - The medical world is a place full of constant change and evolution. One area of medicine that has changed a lot over the last ten years is surgery. Instead of traditional open surgery, surgeons can now use a method called laparoscopic surgery. As defined, laparoscopic surgery is an “operative procedure performed using minimally invasive surgical technique for exposure that avoids traditional incision. Visualization is achieved using a fibre optic instrument, usually attached to a video camera” (Medical-Dictionary.com)....   [tags: Medical Technology]
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The Laparoscopic Method - The medical world is a place of constant change and evolution. Medical professionals work hard to find ways to more efficiently help their patients. One area of medicine that has changed much over the last decade is surgery. Surgeons have started using the laparoscopic method for most surgeries of the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery is remarkable from how it works to the many different procedures that can be performed through laparoscopic surgery, and how much easier it is on the body than open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is used to perform surgeries of the abdomen....   [tags: Medicine, Surgical Techniques, Technology]
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Roots vs Gravity - ... Then I will grab the black Sharpie marker and I will mark these four plastic bags “Upright”. I will then take a piece of tape that is about 2 inches long for each of the four plastic bags, and I will tape each bag to the wall, under to the other four bags which are taped horizontal. I will tape the bags next to eachother. For my third and last experiment, I will do the exact same steps as I have done in the other two experiments. The only difference in this experiment is that the plastic bags are taped upside down, and it will be taped under the upright plastic bags....   [tags: science fair, project, seeds, experiment, growth]
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Does America have a Throw Away Society? - Since 1955, after Life magazine named it so, the United States of America has been called “The Throwaway Society.” In the United States, society is based on the principal of convenience. In every aspect of life, Americans seek to maximize their output while minimizing their input. Americans buy fast food so that they can eat without the burden of grocery shopping, cooking, or cleaning up. Americans get their clothes dry cleaned so that they do not have to worry about the burden of washing, drying, and hanging up their own clothes....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Recycling Activity in Australia and Vietnam - Resources are being used up at an incredible rate, which means that there might be nothing left for the future generation. To reverse this flow, almost every country has decided to prioritize on recycling, which basically means turning used products into other usable tools or materials. However, it is usually different from one country to another, such as between Vietnam and Australia. This essay will consider the similarities and differences between the two, focusing on the recycling of plastic bags, scrap metals, and recycling infrastructures....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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