Biology

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The biological definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms. From this definition and from information about the science behind cloning, my current view on cloning is that it is ethical. This statement ignores information about how we can misuse cloning and what consequences occur when the procedure is unsuccessful. In fact, I currently do not think cloning should be used until it is perfected. I doubt however that we will allow c

Clinical Features of Influenza Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract. Compared with most other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often causes a more severe illness. Typical clinical features of influenza include fever (usually 100oF to 103oF in adults and often even higher in children) and respiratory symptoms, such as cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, as well as headache, muscle aches, a

The life Process of a cell In my report you will learn about the life process of a cell based on the two main functions, metabolism and mitosis. You will learn about the four stages of metabolism: ingestion, digestion, respiration, and excretion, and how the cell completes them. You also will acquire information about the four stages of mitosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telephase, and how the cell completes them. Mitosis is the process in which cells reproduce. These two processe

Science vs. Ethics An elderly man is diagnosed with an aneurysm, the thinning in the wall of the aorta. In order to repair his failing artery, he receives a patch of healthy tissue-cloned from his own cells and cultured in a laboratory. A child is born free of the gene that allows sickle-cell anemia, despite both her parents being carriers. How was this possible? In the embryonic cell from which she was cloned, normal DNA was used replaced the flawed gene. Could a genius clone Hitler? Could a

Photosynthesis is the process by which plant cells, algae, and some bacteria, capture light energy and change it to chemical energy. Almost all of the world's energy is provided through photosynthesis. The equation for photosynthesis is CO 2 + 2H 2 A + light energy---> (CH 2 ) + H2 0 + H2 A . Photosynthesis is in two stages : a series of reactions that need light and certain temperatures and a series of reactions that don't need light but need certain temperatures. The

Like many modern students, Charles Darwin exceeded only in subjects that intrigued him. Although his father was a physician, Darwin was uninterested in medicine and he was unable to stand the sight of surgery. He did eventually obtain a degree in theology from Cambridge University, although theology too was of minor interest to him. What Darwin really liked to do was to tramp over hills, observing plants and animals, collecting new specimens, scrutinizing their structures, and categorizing hi

This paper is on the processes of fermentation, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, diffusion, osmosis, and enzyme activity. What do these six processes have in common? Fermentation is a chemical process that breaks down organic materials. This process is carried out by such microbes as bacteria, molds, and yeasts. For example, molds or fungi act upon mixtures of molasses and mineral salts to produce penicillin. Yeast breaks down sugar gotten from malted grain into ethyl alcohol an

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-25 Lysergic acid diethylamide-25, or LSD, commonly street named as "acid" or "sugar" is a member of the hallucinogenic drug class. Other members of the hallucinogenic drug class are psilocybin, and mescaline. A mild hallucinogen is marijuana. Hallucinogens alter the way time is perceived, making time itself to seem at a standstill. Most Hallucinogens produce Hallucinations, which are shape and color shifts that differ from the outside world as well as the imaginat

Yellow Fever Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted between humans by mosquitoes but is noncontagious. Yellow fever is known for effecting humans, but also effect monkeys and other animals. The disease occurs only in parts of Africa and South America. But there are only some countries in Africa and South America that have endemic Yellow Fever. In South America the countries are Panama, Columbia, Venezuela, Suriname, Western Ecuador, Guyana, French Guyana, Western Peru, Western Bolivia, a

Basking shark Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus) 1765 Bone Shark Bigelow and Schroeder, 1948, p. 147. In light of recent reports of basking sharks along the New England Coast we have assembled this page to provide information concerning this second largest of all sharks. This species is not known to be aggressive or dangerous but like any large animal should be treated with respect. The information below is taken from Bigelow and Schroeder, Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. The basking