Biology NYA Justine Bell

About this class

Intorductory Biology covering:

Evolutionary Theory

Cell theory

Microscopy

Diversity and Classification of life

Macromolecules

Inheritance

Populations

Ecosystems

 

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by Gobeil1 on September 19, 2017
  Everything that lived will always died, this concept of life has always been deeply anchored in our mind. Without questioning what is the purpose of our life, we lived knowing that we will be burry 6 feet under ground, one day. But if I told you this common knowledge may not exist in the future.

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by monali99 on September 19, 2017
When we think about biology, we automatically link it to life; to living beings, evolution, genetics and we realize how much complex and interesting life can be. However, there is branches of biology which are rarely discussed like the use of biology for the human interest. Biology is for sure fascinating but with the technological advances this science has been transformed to a dangerous weapon. Effectively, a new kind of war could possibly occur in the near future: The Biological Warfare.

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by frankg on September 19, 2017
           The Society for Conservation Biology has published a very nice article that goes through every relevant aspect of species conservation. This article will lead you through the basic concepts of what is conservation of the biodiversity, why it is important and how it can be achieved. It also shows using statistics some background information to argue that the problem the planet faces with the loss of species is natural, but that it is greatly enhanced by human behaviour. They explain how that is and when it happened without omitting what are the causes.

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by MariaZ_99 on September 19, 2017
In 2017, we are quite aware of the human’s pollution and the climate changes that are occurring. Some of the effects related to that are the desertification and land degradation due to the global warming. The most known solution for the moment is to reduce the production of carbon dioxygen gas in order to decrease the temperature of the Earth. Nevertheless, there exist other solutions that could also stop the degradation of our environment.

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by zainabmianoor on September 19, 2017
           Human development is based on an adjustable timeline that is different for each being. One child might take their first steps at age 2, while the other at age 3. Both are completely normal. Pregnancy, on the other hand, is stricter with time, as an early delivery can result in many developmental issues for the child. Until recently, science has not succeeded at efficiently tracking a woman’s immune function during pregnancy, even though it is the immune system that allows prediction of risks, such as preterm labor.

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by Justina Chu on September 19, 2017
The study of the function of each gene has been the spotlight of biology. Some scientists have been running experiments for years to push their boundaries. With new biology knowledge, new ideas can be executed.  

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by emdes25 on September 18, 2017
Organ transplantation, a recent scientific breakthrough never ceasing to progress, has allowed millions of lives to be saved or improved. Indeed, a shocking revelation has been made in medicine as Italian surgeon, Sergio Canavero, attempts the impossible. Dr. Canavero is convinced, and currently persuading others, that he can successfully complete the first full-body human transplant.

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by Willg20 on September 18, 2017
The article that I read from News Activist talks about how scientists have been able to change the painting genes from butterflies using the technology of CRISPR. With this, scientists might be able to change the specific patterns in the brain by turning on and off human genes. This is a big revolution in the world of genetics that must be known!

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by Gonzalo.Noriega on September 18, 2017
Cigarettes are more harmful then what we thought and that is already surprising! It’s well known how cigarettes have a poisonous effect in health as the damages it provokes include blood vessels, reproductive organs, mouth, lungs, heart, and many other organs. Certainly, the number of deaths caused by smoking cigarettes is higher than alcohol in many countries. Though, not only its first-hand smoke kills, its second-hand smoke can be very dangerous causing the same number of diseases. But how is this a new discovery? These effects have been known for a while.

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by Calculiu on September 18, 2017
Every year, scientists add new fascinating species into the encyclopedia of life. As a Harry Potter's fan, one little creature discovered this year, Gryffinfor's Hat amazed me! All this new discoveries are made on the surface of our planet Earth, and despite the huge number of discoveries every year, we are far from finding everything. Now, imagine if we find another planet with different environment where life develops separately from Earth. This could change radically our taxonomy.

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by Vincent.jomphe on September 18, 2017
Have you ever wondered what might aliens look like? Who am I kidding? You probably already have a strong idea of extra-terrestrial creatures' appearance. Whether it is due to movies, books or even religion, most people have a clear image in their head when asked to describe the appearance of an alien. However, have you ever thought about the fact that they might not be that different from us?

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by Thomasakaginer on September 18, 2017
During the last few years, antibiotic resisting bacteria, also referred to as superbugs, have become a growing problem in our society. More precisely, the development of new antibiotics and drugs to fight antibiotic resistance, which is the present solution used, is a very long process. Until these new antibiotics are available, superbugs could have catastrophic consequences.

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by ChadScarsini on September 18, 2017
Although it is brought to our attention at many occurrences throughout the year on the news and at social events, the message never seems to come across. By 2100 the time might actually come that human beings will no longer be able to survive on this very planet in parts of South-Asia.

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by Raphael Audet on September 18, 2017
On September 1st of 2017, the science journalist John Horgan wrote an article for the “Cross-Check” blog on the Scientific American's website. This article is titled “Has the Era of Gene Therapy Finally Arrived?” 

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by AlJazayri on September 17, 2017
Everyone has, at some point in their lives, got in touch with someone who had cancer. Cancer is a disease which is known to be really dangerous and hard to cure if, at all, possible. With high chances of relapse and the really weakening treatment that is chemotherapy, treating cancer really is a hard thing and scientist are always working to find a possible cure for it.

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by simonsaad on September 17, 2017
New lifeforms discovered that may revolutionize science!

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by Benjamin Hotte on September 17, 2017
Bacterial infections are usually prevented and treated with antibiotic. For a very long time, antibiotics were considered to be wonder drugs and were used to cure many diseases. However, there is a major issue with our over usage of antibiotics. The problem is, antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. This is due to the fact that human developed a resistance to it. in Fact, it is the bacteria themselves that developed that resistance. The Theory of Evolution asserts that living things evolve over time. Bacteria naturally adapted to antibiotics through natural selection.

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by Tachim on September 16, 2017
On September 14th 2017, Melissa Gaskill who is working at the International Space Station Program Office, wrote an article about how transparent fish called Medaka could help researchers find a solution to the bone density loss of astronauts. This phenomenon is due to the fact that in microgravity, the body does not work as much as when he is on earth. This causes the bone mass to decrease due to insufficient work. To prevent too much bone mass loss, the astronauts need to exercises at least two hours per day and have weeks of rehabilitation.

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by Vincent on September 16, 2017
Pigs and people, sadly for them and fortunately for us, are anatomically similar in shape and size, which makes them possibly fit to donate organs to humans – a process called “xenotransplantation”. As hazardous as this may sound, modern science is finding ways to make it safe. The major issue with xenotransplantation is that pigs have viruses (known as “porcine endogenous retroviruses”, or PERVs) “embedded in their own DNA”. When pig and human cells grow alongside, which happens after transplantation, those viruses may get passed across cells and cause diseases such as cancer.

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5 days 16 hours ago

Dear Thomasakaginer,
thanks for the positive feedback
I hope we will celebrate your 1000 anniversary together

5 days 16 hours ago

Dear Thomasakaginer,
thanks for the positive feedback
I hope we will celebrate your 1000 anniversary together

5 days 17 hours ago

Very interesting topic!

6 days 13 hours ago

very interesting, fellow student
can't wait for your next post!!!

6 days 13 hours ago

Dear Gobeil1,
I am pleased to receive some positive feedback from you.
It really motivates me to keep posting in this fantastic website.
I am looking forward to your first post!

1 week 2 hours ago

Scientific progress in this domain of biology will benefit human reproduction!

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1 year 1 week ago

You impressed me, the way you use your words, you really convinced me that it's doesn't make sense what happened to this women. However there is just one point that doesn't work in your text and it's not an important error, still I was thinking that it would be practice to you to be more careful with words that you use sometimes. Example: ''People have a right to believe and practice what they want without being forced to change.'' It's an fallacy that we name hasty generalization in humanity class. It happen when you take one situation and you generalize it. In your case, you were talking about the right to wear burkini and suddenly, everybody should have the right to practice what they want. Hence, just be careful to be precise enough in your conclusion. Then I hope that my comment will help you for your next article. And I very appreciated my reading of this one, good job!

Reply to: meat for money
1 year 1 week ago

I was really stimulate by the topic of your article because I'm not agree with the meat's industry too. Also, you had a good start but in your last paragraph, your premises are vague because you use your opinion generalize some information without proof. So the main problem in your article to convinced people is that you didn't support your argument by adding sub-arguments or a relevant figure of authority. That's all, because your beginning was pretty good!

1 year 1 week ago

I was really interested about your article because I was remembering how shocking I was the first time I saw that kind of PETA's promotion. But you didn't convinced me. I explain myself; you only wrote about facts and your personal opinion and both are not arguments. So, it's would be really nice if you try to show what could be the bad consequences of those promotion on the society. I'm thinking about kids who saw nude women, you see what I mean? Then, nice work honestly. However, I hope I helped you to understand that an opinion and facts can't be used as argument to convinced people of your conclusion.

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