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A Neural Network Primer - A Neural Network Primer This paper gives the basics of the subject of neural networks. It is recommended for those new to the subject of neural networks and only assumes that the reader has a knowledge of basic algebra. Please feel free to distribute this paper as you wish but please distribute the entire paper without deletions and limit your corrections and additions to the space below the bottom line after the last paragraph of the original text. If you wish for your correction or modification to be changed in the body of the original text, please send your recommendation to one of my computer addresses above....   [tags: Neural Network Primer Essays] 4852 words
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A Review of the Film Primer by Shane Carruth - A Review of the Film Primer by Shane Carruth This week I’m reviewing a film that was not hugely publicized, Primer. I’ll be telling you whether it’s a must see cult film to be or whether the film wasn’t publicized for a good reason. Basic run down of the story is that a group of amateur inventors who want to create something more than the simple low profit creations they have come up with so far. They create a machine which slows down or speeds up time of the space inside it. After discovering this ‘device’ the group uses this to travel, a few hours at a go, through time....   [tags: Papers] 489 words
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The Development of Primers for Unknown Thermophilic Bacteria at Vulcan Hot Springs - The Thermus Aquaticus project’s purpose is to identify a species of thermophilic bacteria found in a local hot spring, Vulcan Hot Springs, through genetic sequencing and analysis. The polymerase gene in other Thermus bacterias has proven useful in genetic reactions. The Vulcan bacteria grows at a higher temperature than other thermophilic bacterias, giving it the potential to have a more effective polymerase gene than what is currently available. My own research has been focused on designing effective primers for the polymerase gene in the bacteria....   [tags: Genetics]
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America's Productivity Pump is Primed - Recently, my other business had occasion to hire a new part-time person. This is usually a difficult experience given that the labor pool in our resort town is (a) limited and (b) largely populated by people who'll abandon their duties for a good powder day on the ski hill. (Note, I'm not that much of a curmudgeon, but things DO have to get done!) Anyway, it was with a sense of trepidation that I posted the position on a local online classified ad web site. The results were unexpected, exhilarating and heart-breaking all at once....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1225 words
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The Roman Soldier: Primed for Battle - To climb the social ladder a person must be, in one way or another, more powerful than whom they are passing in life. As this is true for an individual, it is also true for an assemblage of individuals. Whether it is a village, city, or country, to survive you must be stronger than your challengers to defeat them. On the largest scale you would need an army to accomplish this feat. For centuries the Roman Empire was the most powerful civilization in the world and this was due to the invincibility of its military forces and prowess of its soldiers....   [tags: Roman History ]
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The Influence of Christianity on Education - Society has been shaped by the principles and traditions set forth by its predecessors. In the early 1600’s, citizens from Europe immigrated to the New World for religious freedom and a new life. The New World was a vast unexplored land filled with immense opportunities unseen by the settlers of that time. Communities, colonies, and small sized governments, formed all throughout the region and societal issues began to arise. With the different issues that arose, settlers realized the importance and necessity of some type of education system....   [tags: Religion]
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cDNA Experiment Results - Materials and Methods: Subjects The cDNA was produced by reverse transcriptase from total RNA by using superscript II (Invitrogen). The cDNA were from the lung which was obtained commercially from Ambion, HASM which was extracted in house and HBEC which was obtained commercially from Lonza. Primer Design Oligonucleotide primers were designed by obtaining the reference sequences for uPA, PAI-1 and PAI-2 from National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The sequences were checked using NEBcutter (V2.0) to identify the common restriction enzymes sites that are not included in the sequences to be able to clone into pcDNA3....   [tags: cDNA Experiment Results ] 1285 words
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Identifying Novel Solo-LTRs Within an Individual - Q.1. To determine the solo-LTR region I first ran an electronic PCR on s240c3, s165c5 and s399c8 primers. I then aligned the PCR products to each other using a series BLAST searches, identifying a related sequence of ~968bp expected to be the same in each PCR product. Using BLAST I identified the start and end points of this sequence in relation to each of the PCR products of the 3 primers used in the experiment, allowing me to determine the direct repeats and thus pick out the Solo-LTR sequence and pre-integration site....   [tags: Research Analysis] 1982 words
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Ethical Issues of Genetic Screening - Ethical Issues of Genetic Screening Introduction As we approach the 21st century, we as a society are increasingly bombarded with technical advances. One such area of advancement is the research involved with the Human Genome Mapping Project (HGMP). HGMP is a multi-billion dollar world wide research collaboration interested in sequencing the entire human genome. Started on October 1, 1990, with a group of over 350 labs, and expected to finish within the next 5 to 7 years, the Human Genome Mapping Project has given rise to many important advancements and many discoveries about the genetic make-up of humans (Bylinsky, 1994)....   [tags: Science Genetics Ethics Papers]
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Bacteria strains and DNA extraction - Materials and method Bacteria strains and DNA extraction A collection of standard bacterial strains containing E. amylovora strains and several species of bacteria confirmed by Biochemical, Carbohydrates and Virulence tests for identification of E. amylovora isolates (data not shown) were exploited to estimate the specificity test (table 1). Furthermore, in order to assess the performance of two PCR methods and LAMP assay, about 208 symptomatic plant samples, were used. This collection was obtained from various plant tissues (e.g., flowers, shoots, leaves, fruits, and limbs) belonging to apple, pear and quince cultivars of different regions of Iran, during spring and summer of 2009 and 2010....   [tags: Biology, DNA] 2261 words
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Gay Marriage in the U.S - Gay Marriage in the U.S Gay marriage is a topic I am particularly fond of; gay marriage is a subject that is highly debated and appears to be unsolvable. Gay rights groups are fighting for rights and religious groups are fighting against gay marriage. I do not believe it is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America is a free country and people should be able to be in a relationship with whomever they desire. Gay marriage is only legal in a few states. In some of these states, the uniting of two gays is called a civil union or domestic partnership....   [tags: Gay Marriage, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Chemistry of Painting Cars - The Chemistry of Painting Cars It is necessary to paint cars because the paint protects the steel of the car from corrosion, paint fills and smooths out any imperfections in the steel surface and it provides a durable, decorative, glossy appearance. If rusting continually takes place the car becomes unsafe. When water and oxygen come in contact with the metal of the car surface, several redox reactions happen. The oxygen is reduced to hydroxide ions and iron is oxidized to Fe2+ ions which pass into solution....   [tags: Papers] 1045 words
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Structural Elements of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye - The Bluest Eye: Structural Elements In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison employs structure as an aid for telling her story. She uses at least three unique structural devices for this purpose. First, Morrison begins the novel with three passages that prepare the reader for the shocking tale about to be told. Second, the novel is divided into four major parts with each quarter given the name of a season. Third, the novel is further divided into seven sections that are headed by a portion of the passage that began the novel....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays] 948 words
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Stem Cells: What How and Why? - Stem Cells: What, How and Why. Stem cells are infinitely valuable when considering their potential applications in the medical profession. While current legislative restrictions have halted the development of new ?stem cell lines. to any agency or company that receives any form of governmental grants, there is no question that the medical profession is standing at the brink of a new era of technological advancements in healthcare and research. Stem cells are valuable due to the fact that they are ?non-designated,....   [tags: essays research papers] 1133 words
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The Structure of Nucleic Acid Chains - The Structure of Nucleic Acid Chains Nucleotides are joined together in DNA and RNA by phosphate ester bonds between the phosphate component of one nucleotide and the sugar component of the next nucleotide. An ester bond is a bond which occurs between a Carbon atom and an Oxygen atom. More and more nucleotides can be added on by the same process of forming ester bonds until an immense chain is formed. But no matter how long a polynucleotide chain is, one end of the nucleic acid molecule always has a free -OH group on the sugar at the Carbon known as C3' (called the 3' end) and the other end of the molecule always has a phosphoric acid group at C5' (the 5' end)....   [tags: Papers] 906 words
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Morrison's Bluest Eye Essay: Conformity - The Bluest Eye: Conformity The basic theme of the novel, The Bluest Eye revolves around African Americans' conformity to white standards. Although beauty is the larger theme of the novel, Morrison scrutinizes the dominant white culture's influence on class levels. Morrison sets the foundation of the novel on issues of beauty in an attempt to make African Americans aware that they do not have to conform to white standards on any level. Morrison's main character, Pecola Breedlove, unquestioningly accepts the ideology that white features correlate with beauty....   [tags: Bluest Eye Essays] 893 words
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Reminiscencia de la infancia: el caso de un escritor de los siglos XX y - Reminiscencia de la infancia: el caso de un escritor de los siglos XX y La primera primera ficción narrativa de Medardo Fraile, uno de los maestros de la Edad de Oro del cuento español contemporáneo, surgió a la edad de cinco años. La temprana edad de su escritura nos lleva a investigar sobre los hechos que acompañaron su infancia y que pudieron despertar en él esa necesidad de crear. La lectura de su obra narrativa, vinculada a su biografía, así como alguno de sus numerosos artículos, nos confirman el efecto que produjo en Medardo Fraile niño la ausencia de su madre, fallecida meses antes del surgimiento de ese primer cuento....   [tags: Foreign Language Spanish Essays] 3034 words
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Polymerase Chain Reaction - One may view cloning as copying a living thing and producing multiple copies. People may think of cloning rabbits, sheep or humans. In the field of molecular biology, however cloning is viewed at a genetic molecular level, where a piece of DNA is copied on a large-scale by genetically copying tens to hundreds of thousands of identical DNA fragments. Researchers are developing new methods of cloning by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR was introduced in the 1980s and in recent years Kary Mullis won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his invention of PCR....   [tags: Cloning]
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Polymerase Chain Reaction - PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is the quick and easy method of making unlimited copies of any fragment of DNA. Since it’s first introduction ten years ago, PCR has very quickly become an essential tool for “improving human health and human life (TPCR)”. Medical research and clinical medicine are profiting from PCR mainly in two areas: detection of infectious disease organisms, and detection of variations and mutations in genes, especially human genes. Because PCR can amplify unimaginably tiny amounts of DNA, even that from just one cell, “physicians and researchers can examine a single sperm or track down the elusive source of a puzzling infection” (TPCR)”....   [tags: essays research papers] 912 words
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El Estatuto real de la Constitucion de 1837 - MODERADOS Y PROGRESISTAS DURANTE LA MINORIA DE ISABEL: EL ESTATUTO REAL Y LA CONSTITUCION DE 1837 Tras la muerte de Fernando VII su hija Isabel fue proclamada reina. Moderados y progresistas agrupaban de forma caótica a todos los liberales, los primeros incluso a algunos absolutistas moderados. El 6 de Octubre de 1833 la regente Maria Cristina adoptó una medida para acercarse al liberalismo: la declaración de indulto general y de amnistía El primer gobierno de Maria cristina estuvo presidido por Cea Bermúdez....   [tags: Spanish Essays] 844 words
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Neanderthal and Early Modern Humans - Neanderthal and Early Modern Humans The history of life on earth goes back to millions of years. Many species and creatures evolved and changed through time, leading up to what we know today as, modern man. One of the creatures most similar to modern man is the Neanderthals; they are sometimes referred to as “early modern humans.” An article entitled “Early man steered clear of Neanderthal romance” by Michael Hopkin, explains that there was a discovery that early human ancestors of modern man did not breed with their “cousins,” the Neanderthals, according to DNA that has been studied....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Biology Key Skills - Biology Key Skills Poodles make more poodles. Sheep make more sheep. Replication is a basic fact of life. All living things make other living things that are to one degree or another duplicates of themselves. What is the mechanism behind all this. The answer lies in a molecule called DNA. In 1869, Friedrich Miescher extracted a substance, which he called nuclein from the nuclei of white blood cells. Nuclein later became known as nucleic acid. Living cells contain two kinds of nucleic acids-ribonucleic acid (RNA) which contains the sugar, ribose and deoxyribonucleic (DNA) which contains the sugar, deoxyribose....   [tags: Papers] 1813 words
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Compare venom and venom gland sequences for VEGF-F - Abstract: Snake bite is a major health problem in developing countries. And the recent treatments have many limitations such as: efficiency, side effect and expenses. Designing new antivenom is base on generating a DNA plasmid containing the most immunogenic motifs of the venom toxins in order to generate antibodies to this plasmid; next it is injected to a camel, then the extracted antibodies used as antivenom. The aim of this study to compare between the venom gland and the gland transcriptomes, hoping that using the venom as a source of mRNA will avoid sacrificing the snake....   [tags: Venom Treatment]
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Entamoeba Histolytica: Biochemical Characterization of a Protein Disulfide Isomerase - The oxidation and correct formation of disulfide bonds is an important biochemical modification of many proteins. Early observations showed that disulfide bond formation proceeds much faster in vivo than in vitro, suggesting the existence of a catalyst for protein oxidative folding in living cells [1]. Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI, EC 5.3.4.1) is a eukaryotic oxidoreductase that catalyzes the oxidation, reduction, and isomerization of disulfide bonds in nascent polypeptides [2]. The subcellular localization and its function suggest that PDI plays a key role in the folding of proteins delivered to the secretory pathway [3]....   [tags: Biochemistry]
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Narrative Voice in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye - The Bluest Eye: Narrative Voice     Works Cited Missing  The narration of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is actually a compilation of many different voices. The novel shifts between Claudia MacTeer's first person narrative and an omniscient narrator. At the end of the novel, the omniscient voice and Claudia's narrative merge, and the reader realizes this is an older Claudia looking back on her childhood (Peach 25). Morrison uses multiple narrators in order to gain greater validity for her story....   [tags: Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye]
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Painting for Dummies! - Painting for Dummies. Whether your once fresh walls have, over the years, become filthy and grimy or you just want to redecorate and add some color, sooner or later, you're just going to have to paint a room. No matter which of these circumstances you face, painting the room is not always an easy task. On the contrary, it can be overwhelming, but if you stick to these simple steps, you will be successful. Now that you have a room to paint, where do you start. Well, you definitely have to do some preparing before you jump into actually painting....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1272 words
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Humang Genome Project - Humang Genome Project The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an internationally collaborative venture to identify and mark all the locations of every gene of the human species. The HGP in the United States was started in 1990 and was expected to be a fifteen year effort to map the human genome. There have been a number of technological advances since 1990 that have accelerated the progress of the project to a completion date sometime during the year 2003. The U.S. HGP is composed of the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) which hopes to discover 50,000 to 100,000 human genes and make them available for further biological study (1)....   [tags: Science Genetics Technology Papers]
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History of American Education, and No Child Left Behind - 1620-1776 Precess, Boundaries Colonial America of 1620-1776 began the system for free public education for all New England colonies except Rhode Island. Has this system for free schools been maintained in part by “public funding?’ The Puritans believed the local governments should see to it that all children learned to read the Bible. Without being able to read the Bible, the children would not know how to denounce Satan. The Eight General Assembly, provided, for the people of each county, by a two-thirds vote to tax themselves three and one-third cents per dollar for school purposes....   [tags: NCLB, Public Education] 1046 words
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Hospital Trends in The Current Economic Environment - Hospital Trends 1. How is the current economic environment affecting hospitals. According to the article, “The Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Hospitals”, the current economic environment is affecting hospitals and other heath care facilities in a number of ways. The most common issue relates to inability of the hospitals to obtain and secure relevant financing that enables health institutions to meet their daily obligations. Since most payments in hospitals lags behind the amount expected to deliver health care, most of the times hospitals are forced to borrow funds from financial institutions to meet their operating expenses....   [tags: Hospital Administration]
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Ageing Population - Introduction Increase in the ageing population has been accompanied many health care challenges and policy makers have been prompted to do their part and devise mechanisms of overcoming these challenges. Huge implications have been felt in the areas of organization and delivery of health care. Policy makers and other stakeholders in the health care system have faced increasing pressure to implement more cost effective and reliable care systems. One of the major shifts that have come with the increasing aged population is the need to commit more resources to manage chronic illnesses than acute illnesses....   [tags: Health, Policy, Chronic Illnesses] 2214 words
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Maple Syrup Urine Disease: a Dreaded Recessive Abnormality - Maple Syrup Urine Disorder (MSUD) is a genetic disorder caused from a mutation arising from a deficiency in one of six proteins that collectively form the branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase (BCKD) complex (Genetic Science Learning Center). MSUD is characterized by heightened plasma levels in the branched-chain amino acids and excretion of branched-chain keto acids producing a maple syrup aroma (Pangkanon, Charoensiriwatana, and Sangtawesin 41-43). MSUD is an autosomal recessive disorder which means an individual must inherit a copy of the MSUD gene from both of his/her parents to be affected....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis to Determine Genotype - Using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis to Determine Genotype In certain situations, it is necessary to identify DNA retreived from a sample. When there is a small sample in need of identification, Polymerase Chain Reactions are used to multiply the DNA in the sample in to many identical samples. The DNA retrieved from the reaction can then be imported into an aparatus using gel electrophoresis to compare the sample of DNA to other samples. In our experiment we learned the how to replicate tiny samples of DNA into usable amounts and how to analyze the specimine using gel electrophoresis....   [tags: Papers] 582 words
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La Vida de Fernando Botero - La Vida de Fernando Botero Fernando Botero llevado en Colombia en 1932. En 1951, él viajó a Bogotá, donde él tenía su primera exposición individual en la galería de Matiz. Él estudió en Madrid en la academia del San Fernando y en Florencia, donde él aprendió las técnicas del fresco de los italianos. En 1956 él trabajó en la escuela de los artes finos de la universidad en Bogotá y viajó a Ciudad de México para estudiar el trabajo de Rivera y de Orozco. Durante los años sesentas en Nueva York, Botero empiezó una forma de pintura figurada del renacimiento y de pintura barroca con la tradición colonial de América latina....   [tags: Papers] 396 words
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Nanotechnology - Nanotechnology Jeremy Rifkin wrote, in his article Biotech Century: Playing Ecological Roulette with Mother Natures Design, "Humans have been remaking the Earth for as long as we have had a history." Well the path of history humans have chosen to take also affects how we remake the Earth. In Neal Stephensons novel, The Diamond Age, one is shown how the technology of the time reshapes the political, economical and educational aspects of history. That technology is the manipulation of molecules into atomic-sized machines called nano-machines....   [tags: Cause Effect Papers]
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Haemochromatosis Detection - HAEMOCHROMATOSIS DETECTION USING PCR-RFLP INTRODUCTION Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH), first described in 1865, is a genetic disorder of metabolism, characterized by progressive iron overload resulting from abnormalities in intestinal iron absorption and or release of iron from reticuloendothelial cells . It is an autosomal recessive disorder, where the body accumulates excessive iron, which is deposited in a variety of organs. Iron cannot be excreted, thus, the excess builds to toxic levels in tissues of major organs such as the liver, heart, pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, lungs, and synovium (joints)....   [tags: essays research papers] 2766 words
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The Torment of Saint Anthony - The Torment of Saint Anthony The Torment of Saint Anthony (c. 1487-¬88), an oil and tempera on a panel, is believed to be the first painting by Michelangelo inspired by an engraving by Martin Schongauer (c. 1470-75) when Michelangelo was 12 or 13 years old (Vogel. 2009). It is one of the four surviving panel paintings by Michelangelo, who, according to one biographer, had spoken with disdain of oil painting in later life. It was purchased by an American art dealer at a Sotheby’s auction in July 2008 for $2MM....   [tags: Art] 641 words
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Parasitic Abundance in Snake Head Fish (channa striata) Collected from Rawang Region, Malaysia and Molecular Characterization of the Recovered Parasit - ABSTRACT This study was conducted in order to determine the parasitic infestations in snake head fish (channa striata) collected from Rawang region, Malaysia. In addition to the morphological data, molecular determinations was also done as to verify the parasites species. The intensity and prevalence of parasitic infestations was determine by examining all the fish collected. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was conducted to amplify the DNA of parasites. The primer used in this study, showed a proper amplified sequence which correlates to the morphological data....   [tags: Ecology ] 1752 words
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Genital Infections - Introduction Rapid laboratory detection of genital infections in pregnant women is very important, mainly because of the ability of the bacteria to colonize the endocervical lining and cause injury to the fetus (1). Epidemiologic data indicated that their presence in the genital tract has been associated with the incidence of urethritis, vaginitis, cervicitis, PID, pyelonephritis and pathology of pregnancy and newborns, and, therefore, their rapid and specific diagnosis is important (2). There are more than 30 different sexually transmissible agents....   [tags: Health, STD] 1760 words
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Behavior Modification - Behavior Modification In the book A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess the main character, Alex, is exposed to an experimental technique known as "Ludovico's Technique" which causes him to feel pain whenever he is exposed to sex, violence, or certain types of music. This Ludovico's Technique is a form of behavior modification, most likely inspired by B.F. Skinner. Burrhus Frederic Skinner was a widely known, and criticized, psychologist/behaviorist who founded the operant science of behaviorism around 1938....   [tags: Anthony Burgess Clockwork Orange Essays]
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Latin American Dictatorship - Latin American Dictatorship It is impossible to separate the history of military dictatorships in Latin America from the history of economic exploitation and of US intervention in the region. The history of slavery and other forced labor in the pursuit of large-scale agriculture and resource extraction in the time of the colonies has created a legacy of economic exploitation. This poverty and inequality has in many cases led to popular uprisings and calls for reform, which provided the reason (or the excuse, depending on your point of view) to use military force to restore discipline....   [tags: World History]
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El Poder de las Metáforas - El Poder de las Metáforas ABSTRACT: The terms 'metaphor' and 'metaphorical' are overused in art theory and criticism, specially when applied to pictures. In last years different authors have written theories that attempt to define and characterise visual metaphors. I shall analyse Carroll's approach to visual metaphors. I shall try to show, first, that requirements of homospatiality and non composibility of the elements in a figure are neither necessary nor sufficient conditions for metaphorical effect, to perceive a thing under a new light....   [tags: Spanish Essays]
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La Eutanasia No-Voluntaria - La Eutanasia No-Voluntaria ABSTRACT: The case of nonvoluntary euthanasia shows that the current definition of euthanasia must be more accurately determined. Euthanasia refers necessarily to the ending of life due to serious illness which must be expanded to include the lack of any capacity to give sense to life. A person in this latter position would be under lasting and unbearable suffering, perhaps unconscious, and incapable of leading her own life. The ethics of euthanasia must take these considerations into account....   [tags: Spanish Essays] 1685 words
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Aspectos Bioeticos de la Determinacion Genomica y sus Aplicaciones - Aspectos Bioeticos de la Determinacion Genomica y sus Aplicaciones RESUMEN: La determinación genética permite establecer que personas tienen mayor probabilidad de padecer enfermedades degenerativas o tumores. El problema ético se suscita cuando se utilizan las determinaciones para elegir personas con baja probabilidad de padecer enfermadades para que desarrollen actividades. En el análisis, cabe la posibilidad de estudiarlo desde el punto de vista antropológico y desde el punto de vista bioético....   [tags: Spanish Essays]
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Zen and the Enlightened Mind - Zen and the Enlightened Mind "I have forgotten everything. I don't remember a single word"(Masunaga 36). This is the mind of one who seeks the Way. In A Primer of Soto[JS1] Zen Dogen explains the Way of the Buddha and stresses the importance of "sitting in meditation" or zazen as a means of reaching the manifestation of wholeness. The manifestation of wholeness is a state in which one abandons both mind and body and empties oneself of ignorance, delusions, and dualistic modes of thinking. One who is free from dualistic modes of being enters a world in which both subject and object exist....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Battleground - Critical Review of Battleground 	In Battleground, Stephen Bates narrates the account of a court case in a small Tennessee town. The court case started with a mother helping her child with a reading assignment. This mother could not believe what she was reading. This mother’s name was Vicki Frost, who was a home keeper. Frost went to the school and told the principal what she thought about the books. She believed that the books went against everything she taught her children. She believed Satan wrote these books....   [tags: essays research papers] 1011 words
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Your Attitude Is Showing - Your Attitude Is Showing: A Primer of Human Relations I enjoyed reading "Your Attitude Is Showing" a great deal more than I expected to. I normally hate to read because I am not very good at it, and I am usually uninterested in the subject. I found that this book to be quite easy to read. The language that the authors used was very easy to understand. Also, it was divided into many chapters with many sections in each chapter. This made it easy for me to keep my attention on the book. When reading I normally become tired and bored, but I was able to focus well on this book....   [tags: Business Marketing] 784 words
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Spanish Essay - Spanish Essay El cambio en el equilibrio de las reacciones dependiendo de distintos factores, en varios experimentos Hipotesis: Al aumentar la temperatura o la concentracion, se hara mas efectiva la reaccion directa. Variables Independientes: - Temperatura - Concentracion - Caracter del reactivo (Acido o base) Variables Dependientes: - Ubicacion del punto de equilibrio Planificacion B Materiales: - Vasos Precipitados (80ml., 250ml., y 500ml.) - Pipeta 1ml....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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Organic Anion Transporters - The main location of the protein organic anion transporter 3 is in the kidney and the function of the kidney is to get toxins, usually in the form of organic anions, or even medications out of the body. In order to separate and transport these toxins through the blood to the kidney, specific proteins called organic anion transporters (OAT) exist. The sole function of these proteins is to bind to these molecules and take them to the kidney where they can be separated from the blood and excreted....   [tags: Biology] 1695 words
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Functional Genomic Analysis of C. elegans Using RNA Interference - Introduction Before we talk about this important experiment, do you know what a nematode is. Specifically, this experiment used Caenorhabditis elegans, C. elegans for short. C. elegans is a little worm (just like the kind you find in the ground), but has a very special place in modern biochemistry: scientists have mapped its entire genomic sequence. This sequence lets scientists know the character and location of all C. elegans' genes. However, biochemists do not yet fully understand what each gene does and the goal of this experiment is to find the function of each gene within the worm....   [tags: Biology Worm Gene Caenorhabditis nematode] 2883 words
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