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Medical Research

- Medical Research Outline I. Introduction Beep. Beep. Beep. The heart monitor beeps every time his heart does the boys face is unemotional to him its already over. As he sleeps next to him are all his family members many speechless and most in tears as they watch the 13 year old boy’s last moments. Hooked up to a breathing machine because his lungs are now useless he struggles for each breath; and yet it still monitor still…beeps… beep … but, all of a sudden without notice the beeps begin to come closer and closer together and then louder to where you here it down the hallway....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Phrase 1 Introduction Medical Terms

- I choose the medical coder because I enjoy the field of nursing. I enjoy helping the elderly in the nursing home. With the medical transcripts or coder a person can work from their own home, it really acquires some training, patience. Working at home generally get paid 10-15 per transcript that may take up to an hour to complete. Once a person gets the hang of it you may be able to knock out 2 easy ones in an hour the individual have to be reliable and get them done on time. I choose this career choice because to help the insurance company to get right medical code on paper and on the patient chart....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Human Control Over Nature: The Computer Revolution and Medical Research

- Human Control Over Nature: The Computer Revolution and Medical Research Throughout history, human beings have struggled to achieve control over nature. Now, in the twentieth century, with all of the scientific advances in computers and medicine, humans have come closer than ever to reaching this ultimate goal. However, along with the benefits of these new and rapidly increasing scientific advancements come moral, ethical and social issues that need to be given consideration. The Computer Revolution has not only vastly improved communication and produced amazing amounts of information, but has raised questions of human rights, privacy and social implications....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Medical Report: Food Poisoning

- The patient has experienced fever, chills on body, headaches and anorexia as well as sweating especially during the night. The patient has also been feeling fatigued, muscle aches and nausea as well as vomiting especially after eating (WHO, 2010, p. 117). These symptoms started forty eight hours ago, and the patient has not taken any medication except for some aspirin. The patient has also been suffering from frequent fevers in the past two months. He has also suffered from frequent headaches but has always taken painkillers (Bloland & Williams, 2003, p....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Cornell Medical Research Programs

- While in high school, I watched a Biomedical lecture from Cornell University and recalled the professor saying that; “most people of today experience a greater life expectancy than that of people who lived during the 1800s and prior. I was astonished by this information and at that point came to grips with the magnitude of medical research and its pivotal contribution to helping us living longer and healthier. The professor then mentioned that most of the malicious diseases of that time are presently completely eradicated or curable....   [tags: cancer cells, medical research, cornell]

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Stem Cell Research

- The society has evolved over the decades. Medical advances, greater technologies, better understanding of the world around us, the sky is the limit. The progression of a society is astounding from where it was just twenty years ago. One is able to do things that the forefathers would have never dreamed. Science has discovered ways to travel to the moon and back, reach some of the deepest depths of the oceans and discover new species, and drive hybrid cars. The achievements of today’s society have reached a new high; however, with great achievement comes great questions of ethics....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Three Types of Medical Practice: Group, Partnership, and Sole Proprietorship

- Three types of Medical Practice: Group, Partnership, and Sole Proprietorship Group Practice The majority of physician practices are group practice for a variety of reasons. In a group practice, physicians share patient duties and the physical office space. This is the second most popular form of practice. It’s considered as three or more physicians, who provide medical care, jointly using the same facility, personnel and dividing the income as agreed. Typically there is a greater financial security than with the solo practices....   [tags: Medical Research]

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IMPLEMENTATION OF HEPATITIS B VACCINATION AMONG STUDENTS OF SCHOOL OF ALLIED MEDICINE

- CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY This chapter dealt with methods and procedure in conducting the research on the implementation of Hepatitis B vaccination among the students of School of Allied Medicine. Research Design This study utilized a descriptive method. As noted by Travers (1979) the descriptive method was cited for the investigator to gather information about the present existing condition. The principle aimed to explain the method which described the nature of a situation, as it exists at the time of the study and to explore the causes of a particular phenomenon....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Biological Indicators

- A biological indicator is a device used to monitor the sterilization process for the standard population of bacterial spores. The biological indicators indicate that all the parameters necessary for sterilization were present. They are clear filter strips impregnated with bacterial spores and subjected to sterilization methods. They are tested for remaining presence of bacteria. The absence of bacteria in the final samples validates the method and determines sterilization accuracy levels....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Differences in Probiotics

- Probiotics are the good and 'friendly' bacteria that can have many health benefits. These health benefits include aiding in a better immune system with patients who suffer from irritable bowel diseases or syndromes such as crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.Probiotics assist in digesting dairy products for those with lactose intolerance (Duvauchelle 1). They also give a balance to those who have to take antibiotics and helps relieve with side effects such as gas and cramping("Probiotics Symptoms, Causes, Treatment” 2)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Thyroid Cancer

- Thyroid Cancer is a thyroid neoplasm that develops in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland consists of two large lobes that are connected by the isthmus and is located below the larynx on both sides of the trachea. The gland secretes hormones from the hypothalamus that may be stored in the colloid or released into the blood in capillaries. In the endocrine system, the thyroid gland secretes hormones that act on cells with specific receptors called target cells. When cancer develops in the thyroid, the production of hormones is disrupted....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Marijuana: The Safest Healing Medicine Known

- Marijuana: The Safest Healing Medicine Known There are many medications manufactured today for just about every illness there is. Are these medication really worth taking, or do they actually cause more harm than good. One might argue that pharmaceuticals are safe because the FDA approves them but most of them actually cause more bad side effects than the illness that they are intended to treat. What if there was a treatment for hundreds of ailments with just one medication, and had very few bad side effects....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Diagnostic Summary Paper on Generalized Anxiety Disorder

- Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorder in the United States. Between 15 - 19% of the population suffers from this disorder, which impairs the quality of life and functioning (Stuart 218). What is anxiety. Abnormal Psychology describes anxiety as “an adaptive emotion that helps us plan and prepare for a possible theat.” The text book further states, “worrying about many different aspects of life becomes chronic, excessive, and unreasonable.” This is also known as generalized anxiety disorder or GAD (Butcher 201)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN TREATMENT OF ADHD

- Roger Yeager PHD states “Parenting challenging kids requires that you become a chef, not just rely on a cookbook recipe” (Miller). Approximately 9.5% or 5.4 million children 4-17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with ADHD, as of 2007. As of 2007, 2.7 million youth ages 4-17 years (66.3% of those with a current diagnosis) were receiving medication treatment for the disorder (cdc.gov). The Surgen General lists ADHD, as the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. With numbers as these it seems imperative to know what works best for over 2.7 million children in treatment....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Multiple Sclerosis

- Multiple sclerosis is a complex, autoimmune disease caused by damage of the fatty myelin sheaths around axons of the brain and spinal cord which leads to demyelination, lesions (scaring) and inflammation1, 2, 3. This damage leads to disruption of nerve impulse along axons resulting in the many symptoms seen in multiple sclerosis patients. Although its exact etiology is unknown, current research indicates that multiple sclerosis is a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors. It has been established that multiple sclerosis is not inherited but research is being focused on genetic influence and suceptibility3....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Should Animals Be Used For Medical Research?

- For the morally driven question should animals be used in medical research, the answer is yes. It has been proven over the course history that animals prove insight to many of the medical questions we ask today. As science began to development so did the testing of animals and humans for medical research. Animals prove many insights to how to cure many illness. Animals should be used for medical research, because many of the animals are links to answers that could save the whole human race. For the entire existence of the human race animal testing has always been a part of it....   [tags: Animal testing, Human, Medical research]

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The Importance Of Animal Testing For Medical Research

- “Scientists in the US use approximately 12-25 million animals in research.” (US Statists). Hundreds of thousands of animals are subjected to experimentation every year that could even be failure. These experiments are meant to benefit humans without the consideration of what happens to the animals. Many of these animals are be subject to meaningless harm or even deaths; however there is hope, “Advances in science have led to a new vision for toxicity testing based on human cell systems that will be more predictive, have higher throughput, cost less money, and be more comparable to real-life exposures in humans, while using many fewer animals.”( Zurlo)....   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights, Medical research]

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The Use Of Animal For Medical Research Should Be Disbanded

- The use of animals in medical research should be disbanded. The elimination of animals in research will mean that these laboratories have to switch to alternative methods, which would be better for the advancement of human medicine. Animal research is not humane, and ethically and morally the practice should be eliminated. There are very few benefits to using animals in research. Animals are not the best match to human physiology, and their reactions are not as comparable as they should be. There are two sides to this argument, those who think that that animal use in research should be disbanded due to the fact that it is inhumane and those who think that it is a necessary evil to finding cu...   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights, Medical research]

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Becoming A Physician For Medical Research

- Becoming a physician of any sort seems like a ton of hard work and dedication, that’s because it is. Going to school your whole life, struggling to bring money to the table while you’re in school and being in debt even after your graduate and start your career seems like it’s not even worth going through. So why do so many people want to become doctors . Why don’t they just choose another option for a career choice. You have to love what you do in order to be willing to go through all of the obstacles involved....   [tags: Medical school, Physician, General practitioner]

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Medical Research on Human Subjects

- The issue discussed by Ron, Williams’s ad Dickens is the conditions in which the use of human subjects in medical research justified. Roy and his colleagues believe that the health, life and dignity of persons involved as subjects in medical research must be protected in order for the research to be ethically justifiable. Roy and his colleagues believe four conditions should be met for a medical research or clinical trial to be ethically justified, the research have to be scientific adequate; the rights of human subjects protected; clinicians obtain informed consent from patients; patients must be informed about randomization....   [tags: Medicine]

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Animal Testing For Medical Research

- Animal testing for medical research Picture that you are a medical professional testing for a treatment for the common cold. You know that you have many competitors so you try to make the most effective treatment that is fast acting, inexpensive, and will not harm the person taking it. After many months of mixing chemicals and testing bacteria you decide that the product you created is ready for distribution to the public. You have decided that since your results with the bacteria were so amazing, you do not need to test the drug on animals and you send it to corporations to be made and marketed....   [tags: Cancer, Leukemia, Medicine, Liver]

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Medical Research And Healthcare Costs

- Medical research and healthcare costs are just one thing that people want to know what is going on about it. Scientists have tried for years to come up with cures for people and their diseases, helping mankind. But scientists are determined to convince people in America to get vaccines and let their children get vaccines. Medical research has been helping people for many years with the research, cures, and medicine that is provided to Americans everyday (Adams,Lizbeth). Medical research is something that many doctors and scientists spend numerous amount of hours doing....   [tags: Vaccine, Vaccination, Immune system, Smallpox]

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Ethical Norms of Medical Research

- Branding, according to Parry, is to create a new thinking of the product to customers in the unique way so that the product can compete to others. And, in the pharmaceutical industry, branding is not only creating the new thinking of product, but also defining the best treatment for particular condition. If done so, the condition branding has numerous benefits because it creates consensus internally and externally. Internal consensus which is the activities focus on the problem and solution between brand managers and clinic so that the product can be maximized investment....   [tags: Pharmaceutical Industry, Branding]

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The Procedure Of Medical Research

- Amy, who is about 4 weeks pregnant, came in to the clinic to discuss her options for an abortion. After discussing the available options, the physician informs Amy that she needs both; an ultrasound, to determine the age of the fetus and, if there is one, listen to the fetal heartbeat. Amy declines, stating she does not want to see it. She is unable financially to have the baby and that seeing the ultrasound is not going to change her mind. Amy is then informed this is a legal requirement. The physician explains the clinic will lose their license if they do not perform the ultrasound....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Law, Patient]

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Medical Research And Drug Therapy

- As I was getting older, I was finding myself getting bored with the everyday patterns of just existing and not doing something that I really had a passion for. Living comfortably with minimal contribution became increasingly easy for me. Rest assured, I knew my life had bigger meaning and I was meant for something better. Auspiciously, the medical field and the human body had caught my attention. I became increasingly interested in medical research and drug therapy. The reason I have selected pharmacy as a career path is due to the simple fact that I want to make a positive contribution to my peers and surrounding community....   [tags: Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Management]

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Medical Research

- LCN2 expression in normal liver. Healthy rat livers were analyzed for LCN2 expression by Western blot (Suppl. Fig. 1A), RT-PCR (Suppl. Fig. 1B) and immunohistochemistry (Suppl. Fig. 1C). Since LCN2 is naturally expressed in tissues prone to microorganism exposure [9, 29], we used samples from organs expressing abundant quantities of LCN2 (lung, kidney, heart and trachea) as positive controls. In this analysis we found that LCN2 expression in normal liver was relatively low but still detectable by RT-PCR and that in liver cells positive for LCN2 in immunohistochemistry were only bile duct epithelia....   [tags: Health, Human Anatomy, Diseases]

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A Research On A Diagnostics Medical Sonographer

- A Diagnostics Medical Sonographer also known as an ultrasound expert, it is somebody who uses extraordinary imaging equipment that coordinates sound waves into a patient’s body which is normally known as a sonogram to finding various medical conditions. For instance, heart diseases, pregnancy and cancer (ExploreHealthCareers). A sonographer commonly uses high frequency sound waves to deliver images inside the human body. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers lead in physician’s offices and medical and diagnostic laboratories....   [tags: Medical ultrasonography, Sonographer, Ultrasound]

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Medical Research and Evidence Based Practice

- When working in the medical field it is important to understand and stay up to date with the latest research and methods of practice. There are many different methods used to perform and evaluate medical research available to professionals. The focus of this paper will center on medical research, evidence based practice, and using the PICO method to outline the focus of individual studies. By evaluating each of these methods we can better understand the different ways to perform medical research and how they should each be used....   [tags: pico model, patients, physicians]

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Scientific Research For Medical And Cosmetics Research

- Moreover, animals that are bred to be used in experimental research for medical and cosmetics research. Companies like Charles River Laboratories, test on animals for other companies to gain a profit. Companies show the research being done on animals as being beneficial as it is not harming the “health of human beings” (Dog ̆an 475), as it saving the lives of human beings. Who is not affected by the testing of products. Charles River Laboratories uses rats, monkeys, and other types of medicine such as depression pills, and pain killers....   [tags: Liberalism, Conservatism, Classical liberalism]

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The Fundamental Principles Of Ethics Within Medical Research

- With the use of Cormack’s framework (2000), finally the ethical considerations can be assessed. The fundamental principles of ethics within medical research are there to ensure the protection of those who participate in the research (Schnell and Heinritz, cited by Fick, 2014). It is clear that this study was approved by an ethics committee, and in order to be approved, the study must be considered ‘ethically sound’ (Allmark, 2002). Studies are considered for their scientific quality, welfare of the participants, and the risks of the research, versus the possible benefits (Allmark, 2002)....   [tags: Ethics, Research, Cardiac arrest]

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Testing On Animals For Cosmetic Or Medical Research Should Be Banned

- Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every year. Animals as small as mice and as large as chimpanzees that grow to the equivalent of grown men. These creatures have no defense mechanisms like they would in the wild or even in a sanctuary. They are tied up, shoved in cages and ripped away from any form of happiness they could be granted. All of this is done for the sake of medical research or even worse, cosmetic testing. “Testing on animals for cosmetic or medical research should be banned because most diseases are unique to human beings” (Tatchell)....   [tags: Animal testing, Testing cosmetics on animals]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cells are biological cells found in all multi cellular organisms. They have a unique feature of a remarkable potential to self renew and form other specialized types of cells in addition, they are able to produce more stem cells found in the human body. Scientists confirmed the existence of three different types of stem cell, the embryonic stem cell, adult stem cell and the induced stem cell. Among these three stem cells, the embryonic stem cells are regarded as the cells with the highest potential because they can cell divide themselves to form over the 220 different types of cells found in the human body....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research is a growing field and it has brought major changes to the medical field, and could bring many more. There is no way to say at this point what all could be done with stem cells. The more research and the more technology just gives stem cell research an opening with no end. What is a stem cell. A stem cell is a cell that is undifferentiated, which means it can develop into any type of cell. There are three places stem cells can be obtained. They can be obtained from adult cells, bone marrow cells, and embryonic cells....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Stem Cell Research

- “If mending a broken heart is said to be a particularly difficult mission, then why don’t we just grow a new one instead.” Scientists in the United States have recently successfully formed a fully functioning heart with the help of a couple of miracle cells known as stem cells, an act which has been thought of as imaginary, turned out to be within our reach. Mankind now possesses the cure to approximately 58 million people with various cardiovascular diseases, and that’s only one of the numerous astonishing gifts that stem cells have yet to offer....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Fetal Parts For Sale And Its Effects On Fetal Organs For Medical Research

- aby Organs For Sale FETAL PARTS FOR SALE. Come on down to Planned Parenthood and get a great price on fetal organs for medical research. Controversy is swimming around the topic that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal parts for profit or so says an anti-abortion group. The topic has recently blown up around the country because of a secret video taken by an anti- abortion group interviewing a Planned Parenthood doctor. In the video, the doctor is asked questions about abortion procedures and how much baby parts can go for....   [tags: Birth control, Pregnancy, Abortion, Sex education]

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Smoking Should Be Outlawed and Tobacco Profit Applied to Medical Research

- Smoking Should Be Outlawed and Tobacco Profit Applied to Medical Research "Scientists know what makes tobacco so deadly. It's the more than 4,000 different chemicals that cigarettes contain. And the more than 400 different poisons that scientists have found in cigarette smoke" (LeTourneau). Does that statement appeal to you. Funny how the public hears this phrase and knows what tobacco is made from, yet they still smoke knowing that tobacco kills more than 440,000 people a year in America alone....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Should Animals Be Used For Medical Testing?

- Throughout the years the testing of medical research on animals has dramatically increased. Currently more that 26 million animals are uses every year in the United States for medical or scientific research(PROCON). In most cases the animals are used to determine whether or not the products are safe to use or not. Although animals testing has become more prevalent over time it has been around since almost 500 BC. Why did we choose animals to use for this testing. How does one decide which animals is the one to be tested on....   [tags: Animal testing, Medical research]

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A Brief Note On Medical Assisting Research Paper

- Medical Assisting Research Paper I am here at ECPI in Medical Assisting because I want to accomplish my goals of working in the medical field and becoming successful at what I love to do. I haven’t always wanted to work in the medical field, I use to say I would never work in a hospital or a doctor’s office but right as I was about to graduate high school I decided that I wanted to work in the medial field because I learned that there was more to it than just doing surgery and dealing with death all the time....   [tags: Surgery, Hospital, Plastic surgery, Medicine]

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The Medical Field Should Be Legal

- Since 2000, around 16 million in government funds have gone to Wayne State University, or WSU, for animal research, specifically for experiments that use dogs to attempt to replicate cardiovascular conditions in humans. A spokesman of Wayne State, Matt Lockwood, has stated that their research “plays a vital role in advancing both human and animal health.” However, WSU’s methods of research have caused for major concern by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who aims to file a lawsuit against WSU....   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights, Medical research]

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A Research Study On Medical Medicine

- Unlike most other applicants or even some of my fellow classmates I did not always know I wanted to be a veterinarian. My aspirations in veterinary medicine developed later in life. When I started college I choose to take a pre-med concentration. I always knew I wanted to help others and encouraged by family I decided to be a medical doctor. While in school, I realized that of all my favorite classes’ where animal based such as comparative anatomy and physiology. I was often encouraged by my advisor to switch from a biomedical concentration to a natural science one because all the courses I wanted to take fell under a natural science concentration, such as animal behavior and mammalogy....   [tags: Veterinary medicine, Veterinarian, Medicine]

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Animal Testing : The Medical Field Archaic Or Necessary Practice?

- Animal Testing in the Medical Field Archaic or Necessary Practice. Animal testing has been prevalent in the medical field for almost the entire existence of the medical field. Animals have been used to do everything from developing surgical procedures to vaccines; it has led to huge leaps and bound in the medical research field. However there has been a lot of controversy lately about whether or not animal testing is still relevant in today’s world. Many drugs that have not gone through animal testing have led to human deaths or disfigurements that have a count in the thousands....   [tags: Animal testing, Medical research, Pharmacology]

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Animal Testing For Non Medical Purposes

- Have you ever had the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5-20% of the US population contracts this illness each year ("Key Facts about Influenza (Flu) & Flu Vaccine.") Isn’t it nice that there are vaccines available to prevent this illness, as well as many others. Well, before animal testing, this was not an option. Animal experimentation is a colossal controversy in today’s society among both scientists and citizens in general. Countless amounts of people argue that it is unmoral to test products of any kind on animals, while many others argue that animal testing is just about the only way to discover new medical or other unique breakthroughs....   [tags: Animal testing, Medical research, Animal rights]

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Review of New Treatment for Brain Cancer Research

- The review and evaluation of the research grant request from Large University Hospital was completed using the “Peer Review Process” format below (Office of Extramural Research, 2011). Large University Hospital’s (LUH) research team has completed their pilot study on an innovative treatment for late stage brain cancer patients. The study began within four weeks of the patient’s agreement to participate. Overall Impact. This study revealed the new treatment for late stage brain cancer patients increased the mean number of weeks patients survived from 9.6 to 10.75....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Multiple Medical Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research

- Stem cell research can date back to 1956 and has lead to multiple medical breakthroughs. Stem cells are generic animal cells that can make copies of themselves indefinitely. Therefore, these cells have to ability to become any body part or organ (Cowan). But, getting this resource is what brings up a controversy. Scientists and researchers are gathering human embryos to further study and test stem cells and some people don’t agree with this. The end result of using embryonic stem cells is someone being able to walk again, someone remembering the names of their children, and someone being able to say that he beat cancer....   [tags: embryo, labs, genetic condition]

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Ethics on Stem Cell Research

- “Bush and his allies say that frozen embryos are tantamount to humans, and therefore are no more appropriate for medical research than are death row inmates.”If this bill were to become law," Bush said yesterday, "American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos."”(Babington A04) A newly born baby girl has a spinal cord issue, making for many years of rehabilitation ahead her. A mother has developed Alzheimer’s, preventing her from having a normal relationship with her family....   [tags: Research, Medical World]

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The Controversy Surrounding Stem-cell Research

- Stem-cell research is a complex subject. First of all you need to know there are three main categories of stem cells. Embryonic, Fetal and Adult; not everyone is for or against all of these types. There are different sets on pros and cons to each of these types and I will address a few for each type. I believe the pros outweigh the cons in each of these and stem cell research is very beneficial for medical purposes. The term ‘stem cell research was first used by gist Alexander Maksimov, a Russian histologist in 1908....   [tags: Stem-cell research, medical, ]

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Stem Cell Research Controversy

- The controversy over stem cell research’s use in the medical field is almost two decades old. So why the sudden intense return of fierce political debates over an old issue. It’s because President Obama recently revoked the ban on stem cell research, as he believes it holds the potential to revolutionize the medical industry in the years to come. As USA Today quoted him saying in March, after he stopped restricting federal funding for stem cell research, "At this moment, the full promise of stem cell research remains unknown and should not be overstated....   [tags: Medical Field, Stem Cell Research]

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: A New Paradigm in Medical Technology

- Modern medicine has made a remarkable impact on people’s health across the globe. The treatments that scientists have discovered are astounding, without a doubt. Despite all of these amazing discoveries, many of these innovations are, in fact, treatments, and not cures (O’Brien para 5). Now, why is this a predicament. Imagine waking up every day and enduring grueling treatments for blindness, hearing-loss, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, or any other known incurable disease; Modern medicine is beginning to limit itself to treating diseases or illnesses temporarily, rather than eliminating them completely (O’Brien para 4; Durant 192)....   [tags: modern medicine, genetics]

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Conclusive Results for Premature Caesarean Births

- Over the past few years, the rate of caesarean birth has increased tremendously (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011). Caesarean birth, also known as a C-section, is a steadily growing surgical procedure. With the rate in 2007 at 32 percent, about one in three mothers now gives birth by C-section (Rabin, 2012). An infant is considered full term between 37 and 42 weeks, and an infant born before 37 weeks is premature or a preemie. C-sections contribute to the number of babies born late pre-term between 34 and 36 weeks gestation (March of Dimes Foundation, 2011)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Immortal Cells

- In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, multiple cell research studies involving Henrietta’s cells are described. Author Rebecca Skloot writes about Henrietta Lacks’ journey through her cervical cancer and how her cells changed the lives of millions long after her death. Skloot relates the history of cell research, including those studies which were successful and those that were not so successful. It is necessary for the author to include the achievements and disturbing practices of scientists throughout this history to inform readers and focus on the way Henrietta’s cells were used....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Insight of the Decade

- Human embryonic stem cells (hESC) have for a long time stirred heated debate. Ethicists (among others) claim that life begins at conception and that the culturing of embryos for means of generating pluripotent embryonic blastomeres is as immoral as murder. Extremists also fear that the use of hESC paves the path for the laboratory procreation of humans for the sale of body parts. Another compelling argument, which holds scientific ground, is that hESC developed for other individuals may prove to be futile at the exposure to the host’s immune defense....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Chemotherapy: Will There Ever Be an End

- “You have cancer.” Those few words, uttered from a doctor’s mouth, can break hearts and change lives. The century old fear of cancer still survives in the hearts and minds of those whose lives and families have been affected by this tragic disease. With modern medicines more and more people are surviving the many different types of cancer, but the fear of the disease is still very prominent. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are just a few of the treatments used to treat cancer. Surgery is used to remove small tumors that have not yet spread through the body....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Struggles of Gene Therapy

- Is there any right way, or wrong way, of wanting what’s best for your child. The parents of Rhys Evans were celebrating his 2nd birthday, which his family thought he’d never reach. Rhys was inherited with a disease that left him without an immune system. The treatment is to find a sibling whose bone marrow can be transplanted, so healthy cells can multiply and spark the immune system. However, Rhys is the only child, and if he did have a sibling it was a one and three chance of affecting the cure....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Controlling Plasma Cholesterol

- Controlling plasma cholesterol is one of the major ways to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Total body cholesterol includes different components such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglyceride (TG), the “bad cholesterols”, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good cholesterol”. The Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guideline recommends monotherapy with statins as the primary drug therapy for dyslipidemia by lowering LDL cholesterol. However, statins do not prevent all cardiovascular (CV) events and residual risk remains....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Juvenile Diabetes

- Juvenile mellitus diabetes is a commonly a type 1 diabetes. This form of diabetes is a condition with a disordered metabolism. It is exhibited in high glucose levels due to lack of or insufficiency of insulin secretion in the pancreas organ. It happens in such a way that when a juvenile eats food it is broken down into glucose. The sugar has propensity of exceeding bloodstream into certain body cells using a hormone known as the insulin. This hormone is manufactured in the pancreas. Usually the pancreas has the capability of producing a correct or a specified amount of insulin but due to some factors the process can be altered....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Use of Acupuncture Analgesia

- When people hear the word Acupuncture, which is highly correlated to Acupuncture Anesthesia, they are likely to think about painful needles in their skin or a dreadful Asian massage therapy. In fact, this general fear of needles and the word acupuncture are wedded together in people’s mind such that this stereotype is widespread. It is true that Acupuncture is a practice associated with the dreadful picture of needles inserted in the skin, but this common concept is limited because it is also a surgical practice so much useful that it has soared in the medical field for several reasons....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Adderall Side Effects

- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that is characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. Adderall increased in popularity upon approval by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used for the treatment of ADHD and treatment of the sleep disorder, narcolepsy, in the 1990s. Although Adderall has been proven effective in decreasing and preventing ADHD symptoms, there are concerns regarding cardiac side effects and the potential for dependence and abuse of its chemical components....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Urinary Tract Infection

- Urinary Tract Infection The urinary tract is the body’s is a filtration system that makes sure nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream and toxins are rejected as waste and come out in liquid form through the bladder and urethra. Any substance unrecognized by this system such as bacteria can cause an infection in this tract system in the body known as urinary tract infection (UTI). The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, the ureters, bladder and urethra. The kidneys take nutrients from liquids that are nurturing to the body....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Radioactive Sickness

- Causative Agent: A total body exposure of one hundred roentgens of radiation will cause radiation sickness. Although certain medical devices will give you exposure to radiation, the grays of radiation are miniscule and will not cause radiation sickness. There are a few sources that can lead to a high enough exposure of roentgens of radiation. One of these sources involves accidents or attacks involving nuclear facilities. The other has to do with accidents or being the target of radioactive or nuclear weapons and devices, this includes the use of a conventional explosive device that disperses radioactive material, known as a dirty bomb....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Pediatric Asthma

- Relevance of the Practice of Respiratory Therapy: I have long been aware of the illness called asthma. It’s usually the children who contacted asthma and therefore it’s called pediatric asthma. I have seen a few patients suffering from asthma attack. It’s only pathetic if the patient doesn’t have any surrounding him that can give him first aid or provide him with the necessary procedures that will give him a sigh of relief. I feel delighted on the contrary if I see anyone who’s acting in a capacity of a respiratory therapist that is able to help the patient rescue from farther danger....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Flawed Protection

- Having kids vaccinated is a decision every parent has to make shortly after their children are born. Most parents are led to believe there is no question about the safety of these vaccines. However there are few parents that are determined these vaccines are one of the prime factors in the cause of autism. The United States is in the midst of a tragic epidemic of autism. An analysis of the US Department of Education data from 1992-1993 in comparison to 2000-2001 indicates that there has been an average increase of 644% among all US children....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Noni and Maalox: A Specific Comparison of Traditional and Industrial Medicine

- FACT: Two in three people are affected by ulcers. The more shocking revelation is that almost all of these people do not experience any symptoms (Pearlstein). It is a silent killer. There are two known ways of curing ulcers. One is the traditional way, which is history based and a scientifically proven remedy for ulcers. The other is the industrial way, which is a controversial issue that is scientifically based and historically inefficient. Noni is a naturally occurring plant that is native to the Pacific islands....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Universal Molecular Drugs

- In this essay, a new biochemical technique to fight against viral diseases is going to be introduced. Before introducing this technique, it is necessary to know the origin of diseases first. Most diseases are caused by bacteria or virus. A long time ago, antibiotics were discovered and they have the power to kill bacteria. However, there are no such powerful methods to treat viral infection. This essay begins with an explanation of the principles of how penicillin and the HIV protease inhibitor work, followed by a proposed application to heal viral diseases based on learning enzymatic mechanism....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Human Guinea Pigs: Prisoners

- ... The harm of violation of someone’s human rights does not only affect prisoners as individuals but also affects the whole society, that this will turn the society into a non-tolerance society; because the research policy is sending a strong message that it's not only legal but also moral to violate prisoner's human rights and that it's acceptable to treat them as animals for medical experiments. The use of prisoners in medical research is about exploitation and profit. However, one must consider the long-term effects and outcomes of prisoner research on society and health care....   [tags: medical, research, inmoral, society]

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Atypical Childhood Social Behavior and Phthalates, BPA

- The Article describes how endocrine disruptors can produce childhood social impairment and more specifically the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates exposure during pregnancy produces autistic-like social behaviors in children. The specific social behaviors that occur from phthalates and BPA exposure are difficult interpersonal and social awareness skills. Phthalates and BPA, the independent variable, are endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). The EDCs interfere with the body’s hormones which are critical to brain development (Braun, 2011)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Diverse Molecular Data Demonstrate That Commercially Available Medicinal Leaches are not Hirudo Medicinalis

- The main focus of this paper (Siddal et al. 2007) was to use various molecular techniques (discussed in detail later) as a means of identifying what Hirudo species are available commercially as medicinal leeches. While at least five species of medicinal leeches have been recognized, they are almost indistinguishable morphologically. Although historically there has been extensive use of leeches medicinally, only Hirudo medicinalis has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Lack of Sleep

- Talking with different people one notices that a lot of them consider they can accomplish more if they could waste less time sleeping. However, they don’t realize they are only hurting their productivity when they lose sleep. I’ve read two articles that deal with the issue of sleep deprivation. The College Student Journal published an article about the grade-point average of college students and sleep length, while U.S. News & World Report produced an article dealing with the lack of sleep in America and its effects on performance....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Pigs: Useful for Something Other Than Bacon

- There are more then 3500 Canadians on a waiting list for an organ transplant. Of that 3500 more then 1500 of them die each year because they do not get the organ (www.kincanada.ca). There is such a high demand in organs that scientist around the globe have been trying to find a way that will help diminish the rate. Scientist from Britain, Korea, United States and other countries around the world been looking into using the organs from genetically modified pigs for human organ transplant. Can pigs be genetically modified so their organs will be accepted by the human body....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Heredity and Hormones

- Heredity is properly defined as being the “sum of the characteristics and potentialities genetically derived from one’s ancestors” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2011). At the time of conception, every embryo is given it share of genetics from each parent’s or donor’s gene pool, which allows the process to create another human being; which we call baby. Genetics tells us what kind of traits that the embryo will inherit through the parent’s or donor’s genes. Either way, there is a possibility that the embryo could either get good genes, or bad genes, or both from either of the parent’s or donor’s genes....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Government Funding For Medical Research

- In modern society, governments in both developed and developing countries contribute financial resources to various forms of research and development (R&D). This type of investment assists society to function more effectively, because of inventions and innovations in many sectors, such as health, education, technology and science. In this way, social growth is encouraged at both a national and international level, which further supports improved business and commercial expansion. Based on this, it can be understood that government funding promotes scientific exploration of new ideas and processes that can advance the standard of living around the world....   [tags: Research, Science, Innovation, Medicine]

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The Ethics of Medical Research on Humans

- ... The Third Reich was an unsettling period in history that shaped how research is conducted today. It was an unethical display of medical research that took place from 1931 until the end of World War II. Iacono and Jenkins explain that “ approximately 400,000 people with various types of disabilities were forcibly sterilized to prevent their procreation, using inhumane experimental procedures” (Iacono, 1123). Such procedures would include the exposure of reproductive parts of women and men to x-rays and high volumes of radiation....   [tags: medicine, experiments, pariticipants]

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Conducting Medical Research on Animals

- “The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval”, this was written by Peter Singer in his book Animal Liberation. Animals are all over, whether it is at home as companions, at the circus as entertainment, or in our closets as clothing. Citizens of the United States are aware that the medicines we are to take have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but many of us have been ignorant to how exactly the majority of these medicines are approved and who are the testing dummies that are used to come up with these medication....   [tags: ethical, legal, scientific]

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The Computer Revolution and Medical Research

- During the course of history, humans have battled to conquer the reins over nature. Now, in the twentieth century, with all of the technical developments in medicine and computers, humans have come closer than ever to reaching this decisive aspiration. However, along with the assistance of these innovative and speedily growing technical advancements come ethical, moral and social issues that should be given thought of consideration. The Computer Revolution has not only greatly enhanced communication and wrought astonishing quantities of data, but has also raised the questions of human privacy, social repercussions, and rights....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Should Animals be Used for Medical Research?

- Should animals be used for medical research. 1. Introduction The deployment of animals for medical research has brought heated debates from both the proponents and opponents each holding to their views in a tight manner. Those who are in support of animal research argue that it has been constituting a vital element in the advancement of medical sciences throughout the world providing insights to various diseases, which have helped in the discovery and development of various medicines that have brought an improvement in the qualify of living of people....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Medical Anthology

- Health and illness are areas that have always preoccupied human minds since they have a social as well as a biological basis. Western medical beliefs and practices have come to displace fork and traditional beliefs since it seeks to control this phenomenon through scientific and technical regulation of the body, unlike the traditional beliefs which viewed illnesses on sociological grounds. The Azande people who live in southern Sudan are a traditional society which believes in existence of ancestral spirits and witchcraft....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Medical Research in the U.K. is Being Suffocated by Excessive Governance and Ethical Review

- Medical Research in the U.K. is Being Suffocated by Excessive Governance and Ethical Review This report will explore and focus on the recent overhaul and complete reform of the face of research ethics in the UK (United Kingdom).[1] Researchers and research ethic committees have been waiting for these changes for a considerable amount of time but will they increase quality of research or the quantity of it. This report also will try to examine whether the new changed aid in the safety and dignity of participants or hinder these in favour of interesting research protocols....   [tags: Papers]

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The Heated Debate Concerning Stem Cell Research

- In present days of life in The United States, research has become a viable tool for sustaining and prolonging human life. As research evolves, it brings along with it much controversy, especially where stem cell research is involved. Stem cell research can bring new insight to today’s medical field. This may be the way of finding solutions concerning many health injuries and diseases which would diversely be thought of as implausible. Thoughts can be influenced by Deborah White, in Pros & Cons of Embryonic Stem Cell Research, “Embryonic stem cells are thought by most scientists and researchers to hold potential cures for spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson's disea...   [tags: Medical Research]

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Translating Research into Practice

- Introduction A financial burden such as the cost of medication can cause decreased compliance, increased complications and sometimes death . In 2005, a national study showed that 90 percent of the elderly take up to five prescription drug medications daily, thus, placing a tremendous financial burden on the elderly causing the decrease in dose or the refusal to get the prescription filled (Safran et al, 2005). The cost of medication on the elderly has been identified before, however, little has been done to assist the elderly in this endeavor....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The Importance of Stem Cell Research

- Imagine a world where the diseases we know today are virtually eradicated, and where incurable injuries are a thing of the past. Even though this sounds like a science fiction movie, advances in modern science are making this statement more of a reality than a dream. This can be accomplished through stem cell therapy and cell differentiation. Stem cell therapy is like an intervention, in which new cells are introduced into the body or tissue in order to treat a disease or injury (Haldeman-Englet, Chad)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research?

- What's the Big Deal About Stem Cell Research. I believe that one day stem cell research will be more accepted than it is now and will make a positive impact on the way health care treats it patients. Stem cell research has the possibility of one day curing a variety of diseases and illness that are incurable at this point. Currently stem cell research is used in a variety of therapeutic cloning and other treatment methods. Therapeutic cloning is a method to produce stem cell lines that are genetic matches for adults and children....   [tags: Medical Research]

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