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Biology 398 - Biology in Society

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premature babies!

 Laws governing Pre-mature babies

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Vehicle Exhaust

“During the first decade of the twentieth century, a number of experts warned of the environmental consequences of [internal combustion engine]-powered vehicles, including the issues of oil depletion and toxic exhaust,” (Heitmann, 2009).



·         Why do Americans still drive cars even though they know about the effects of vehicle exhaust on the environment and human health?

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Issues Surrounding the Human Genome Project

Biology in Society Senior Seminar

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 8



Issues Surrounding the Human Genome Project

“One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.” – Socrates



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Illuminating the Masses: A Look at Science Communication in the General Public

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Use of Human Subjects

Biology in Society Senior Seminar

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 6


Use of Human Subjects

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The Science of Science Education

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Parsing Cancer Metaphors

Scientists, physicians, and patients use metaphors to understand the complex condition called cancer.  These metaphors direct the process of research and treatment.  It is sometimes useful to make explicit existing metaphors and their problems and to suggest new metaphors that might overcome them.  Thinking of cancer in evolutionary rather than military terms offers new possibilities in connection both with research and treatment.

Cancer as a Metaphor:

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Marketing Breast Cancer in America: What Role Should Corporate Sponsorship Play in Health Activism?

What would happen if corporate America no longer invested in breast cancer? The role of corporate marketing support for breast cancer activism has been criticized ever since corporate sponsorship began to visibly increase in the 1980s. Corporations that support breast cancer interest groups believe that the purpose of a cause-related marketing relationship is to associate their brand with funding for breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. But who determines whether a corporation involved in such an enterprise is beneficent, corrupt, or simply medically ineffective, intertwining useless marketing gimmicks with effective information about breast cancer treatment?

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Brain= Perception: Research Implications


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A Persistant Illusionary Feedback System: Does the Mind Exist?

Anna Dela Cruz

Biology in Society

November 24, 2009

The Matrix (1999)






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