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Canine Hip Dysplasia

  • 6 page paper

6 pages in length. Canine hip dysplasia is a condition that can strike any dog but is significantly more prevalent in a handful of breeds, such as the golden retriever, German shepherds, Labradors and Rottweilers. Dogs afflicted with the genetically-induced joint problem experience excruciating pain in their hind end as the hip sockets ...

A 2 1/2 page paper which discusses various aspects of the article "Activation of the Auditory Cortex During Silent Lipreading" by Gemma A. Calvert, Edward T. Bullmore, Michael J. Brammer, Ruth Campbell, Steven C. R. Williams, Philip K. McGuire, Peter W. R. Woodruff, Susan D. Iverson, and Anthony S. David. The paper analyzes the argument, the evidence, and the reasoning ...

A 2 1/2 page paper which discusses aspects of the research article "Areal Segregation of Face-Processing Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex" by Seamas P. O Scalaidhe, Fraser A. W. Wilson, and Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic. The aspects analyzed are the argument, the evidence, and the reasoning presented in the article. No additional sources cited.

Troponin in Deep Space

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper discussing the involvement of troponin in the effects observed in muscle mass during and following the zero gravity situations of space flight. NASA's research reports reveal that there has been a good deal of muscle-related research involved in various aspects of the space program. There have been some qualities of muscle ...

A 6 page overview of the processes which affect wound healing, haemostasis, and thrombosis. Discusses the role of factors such as integrin and fibrogen as well as various inflammatory metabolites, neurtophils, and proteolytic enzymes which relate either directly or indirectly to membrane structure. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Cell Structure

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page overview of cellular structure. Defines a cell and distinguishes between plant and animal cells. List the major cellular components and describes their structure and function. Includes a Roman Numeral outline. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses the evolution of the human brain. Not a great deal has been clearly established in terms of the evolution of the human brain. There are many theories and many different approaches, some of which are addressed herein. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper provides a substantive overview of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution as it has been applied in contrast to Christianity’s notion of creationism, and then relates these elements to the argument that the Darwinian based concept of evolution is essentially a myth. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Language and the Brain

  • 22 page paper

This 22 page paper considers the progression of theoretical perspectives on language and cognitive development as they relate to the biological structures of the brain. In particular, this paper considers the research relative to psycholinguistic models and combines a view of neuroscience and the process of neural code development related to language acquisition as ...

A 10 page overview of the digestive system as seen through the digestive processes required in the consumption of a typical meal. Outlines the basic functions of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and large intestine. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Phylum Mollusca

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page discussion of the phylogeny of the phylum Mollusca. Provides an overview of the major classes of Mollusca including Amphineura, Monoplacophora, Gastropoda, Pelecypoda, Scaphopoda, and Cephalopoda. Outlines common morphological features known as synomorphies and discusses the variations between species. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 7 page discussion of the importance of chess. Chess is much more than a game. It can be contended, in fact, that chess can be of benefit to cognitive development and learning. Cognitive learning is the process in which knowledge is acquired. It involves an individual being cognizant of his ...

A 7 page overview of neuronal function in relation to motor skills. Delineates the impact of cerebral palsy on motor skill development. Concludes that the exact causes of cerebral palsy are not known. What is known, however, is that the condition is characterized by impeded neuronal function and that this impedance translates ...

Depth Perception

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper that explores the mechanics of depth perception. The writer outlines out depth perception works and also discusses how depth perception differs from species to species. Bibliography list s 4 sources.

A 5 page discussion of bacterial growth in the presence of antibiotics. Examines how bacterial growth is dependent on a number of their physiological mechanisms such as enzymes, proteins, and even the communication of one organism with another in a phenomenon referred to as quorum sensing. Emphasizes that it is critical to continue ...

A 5 page paper discussing whether students who consciously choose early schedules for themselves might perform better than those waiting until much later in the day to begin their daily studies. The paper uses studies in the emerging field of chronobiology, which is devoted to the study of the circadian rhythms resident in all living organisms. There ...

A 5 page overview of the latest research on the brain and how this research applies to learning. Notes the findings of three authors in particular who are instrumental in summarizing the scientific information into a format which is useful to educators. These authors are Eric Jensen, Marian Diamond, and Robert Sylwester. Emphasizes that ...

The Evolution of Teeth

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page outline of the evolution of teeth from the lower vertebrates to more advanced species such as man. Describes the origin of jaw structure and structures such as conodonts (minute toothlike structures) which were the precursors of advanced teeth. Outlines the further evolution of these teeth in the higher mammals with the ...

A 6 page creative essay that describes in great anatomical and physiological detail what happens when a teacher asks a student in the back of the room to crumple up a piece of paper and throw it to him. No sources cited.

This 6 page report discusses the status of hemispheric specialization in terms of human brain studies. In the past few decades, it has become increasingly clear that the human brain has potential beyond even that which had been imagined. The realization of that potential has led to a greater determination on the part of researchers to better understand the functions ...

A 6 page overview of the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Describes the organism as one which has been utilized by man for over one-thousand years. Typical uses include not only that as a leavening for bread and fermentation for liquor, however, but also experimental utilization in many biochemical and genetic investigations. Comments on ...

An eight page paper which looks at the way in which exercise affects the processes of muscle protein degradation and synthesis, with relation to periods of exercise and recovery. The effects of hormonal imbalances on the rate of protein synthesis are also considered, in terms of the ways in which they affect metabolism and the ...

Canine Oral Spirochetes

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page overview of canine oral spirochetes, concentrating on Treponema denticola, Treponemapectinovorum, and Treponema maltophilum. Notes that although oral microflora cannot be held solely responsible for the presence or absence of periodontal disease and associated conditions, thesemicroflora do manifest differently in healthy verses diseased tissue. This observation is true both in the species ...

A 7 page discussion of genetic pathways, specifically the direction of the orderly expression of specific gene subsets, a process which is controlled by tissue-specific transcription factors. Specific DNA target sequences are bound by these transcription factors and, in turn, interact with one another on either a cooperative basis or an antagonistic basis to ...

A five page paper which looks at research into the effects on the human body of sweating in cold temperatures, with reference to the subsequent detrimental impact on several aspects of physiology and the way in which the design of insulated clothing does not always effectively compensate for the negative effects caused by exertion ...

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