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Biology 398 Web Paper 1

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

 Over the past 50 years, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has impacted the practice of psychiatry. The manual categorizes mental disorders in the United States (American Psychiatric Association, 2010). It is used in a wide array of contexts by clinicians and researchers in many different settings (Hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, etc

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Premed...Prepare: Premedical Education and its Impact on Undergraduate Education

Dakota Fisher-Vance

Biology and Society Senior Seminar

Professor Grobstein

16 October 2010

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

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

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The Effects of Air Pollution on Plants and Animals

The Effect of Vehicle Exhaust on Plants and Humans


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Biology in Society: Doctors vs. Their Patients in Ghana

       Ghana is one of the more stable and prosperous west African countries. It has just about 3450 doctors for 23 million inhabitants, giving a ratio of about 0.15 doctors per 1,000 people (Ghanaian Health Stats). There does seem to exist a volatile and hostile relationship between doctors and their patients in the country (Lambon). The purpose of this paper is to explore the various possible reasons behind this hostility and discuss the possible means of its resolution.

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Medical Information Online: Sites designed for physicians being used by patients

      With the age of information technology upon us, the way people search for the information they need is drastically changing. One of the most influential causes of such change was the creation of the Internet. Information that has historically been difficult to access, or only accessible to certain sections of society, is suddenly available to the general public in a matter of seconds. While the effects of the Internet have been widespread, one sector that has been significantly impacted is health care. Before the only way for people to get reliable information about their health and well being was to visit their doctors office, and have a personal consultation.

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Questioning the Scientific Method: Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials


Questioning the Scientific Method: Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials



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Vaccination and Autism: A Continuing Controversy

 Vaccines are often heralded by medical professionals as one of, if not the most, important inventions in healthcare to date. A vaccine is “a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease” [1].

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Heritable Disease Hypotheses: Occam vs. Murphy

Heritable Disease Hypotheses: Occam vs. Murphy

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