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3 pages in length. Martin Downs, author of "Keeper Of The Reefs: How Do You Save A Wilderness That Most People Will Never See" in the Spring, 2004 issue of OnEarth, discusses the detrimental impact man's actions have had upon coral reefs around the world. Citing such occurrences as overfishing, global warming and ...

3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses processes of the electron transport system and chemiosmotic coupling with regards to oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria and chloroplasts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page discussion of the importance of phylogenetic inference to our understanding of evolution. Suggests that it is through phylogenetic inference that we are able to see the hierarchical pattern of commonality which is exhibited by all forms of life. This hierarchy is not only visible through gross external anatomical features but ...

This 9 page paper provides an overview of cloning in general and then goes into political, moral and social implications of human cloning. Both sides are explored, but the paper supports the concept of human cloning. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Biology Questions

  • 5 page paper

5 pages. This question and answer series touches on several topics including birth control, genital herpes, circumcision, and hermaphrodites. These are very interesting and pertinent subjects which affect many people today. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page paper analyzes an article that reports on an October, 2007 conference on human health and evolutionary biology. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Questions in Biology

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page address of fifteen specific questions from biology. The author addresses questions ranging from the association between carbon dioxide and photosynthesis to genetics to seed dispersal. Three sources are listed.

Biology Questions

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page research paper offers short answers to questions pertaining to cellular biology. Topics addressed include cellular respiration, the second law of thermodynamics, and photosynthesis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

In six pages this paper examines the importance of cloning to the science of plant and animal biology and also considers its potential impacts on medicine, agriculture, economics, criminal justice, and society as a whole. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

In a paper of three pages, the author writes about Biology and memory, especially as it relates to memory loss after brain injuries. The author examines three theories for improving memory after serious injuries. There are four sources cited in this paper.

A 13 page paper discussing termites from ecological and research perspectives. Ubiquitous creatures, termites are found literally all over the world except in its coldest regions—Alaska is the only state of the Union without some form of known termite activity. There had been surprisingly little research done until only the last several years, ...

A 5 page contention that phylogenetic relationships are a critical component of evolutionary biology. Indeed, it is upon our knowledge of phylogeny which we base much of our theory of evolution. Even in “Origin of Species”, that infamous production of an earlier century which many consider synonymous with the concept of evolution, Darwin ...

Biology and Language

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page report discusses human biology and human language and the ways in which language has evolved in human beings and the biological foundations of such evolution. The argument being presented is that human language is unique in virtually all characteristics and must be seen as part of the advanced development of human cognition ...

This 8 page paper relates the concept of the developmental challenge relative the philosophical perspectives on biology. In particular, this paper considers whether genic selectionists are guilty of ignoring the developmental process, and as a result, this paper outlines the developmental systems theory as a part of this argument. Bibliography lists 6 sources. ...

A 6 page discussion of tapeworm life cycle and impact to man. This paper provides an overview of tapeworm biology as well as specific information on Taenia saginata, the beef tapeworm which affects both humans and other higher vertebrates such as cattle and pigs and Taenia solium, a tapeworm in which the primary hosts ...

This is a 3 page paper that provides a summary of scientific research into religion and the human brain. Recent understandings are summarized. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 17 page discussion of the role of genetics in determining behavior. Emphasizes that our actions and behaviors are essentially an interplay of genetics and societal factors but acknowledges that the genetic predisposition for certain behaviors is definite and difficult to overcome. Relies extensively on the ideas presented in Richard Dawkin's The Selfish ...

Approximately 4 pages in length. Paper reports on a basic (biology) laboratory experiment. Writer hypothesizes that fish gill movement will increase when water temperature does same. It is concluded that varying water temperature does have an effect on percular movements and breathing patterns of (gold)fish. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 7 page research paper that examines this issue. The writer asks: Does war have its roots in biology? Is aggressive behavior instinctual or learned from the environment? These questions have been the focus of investigation and debate over the last several decades in all areas of social science. However, even a cursory examination of ...

This is a 3 page paper discussing Gram-positive bacteria. In the study of microbiology, common Gram-positive bacteria cells are Straphlyococcus aureus or Streptococcus cremoris often used in dairy production. Gram-positive bacteria are considered distinct in their multiple layered cell walls almost made up entirely of peptidoglycan. Gram-positive bacteria have four associated families which include Bacillaceae, ...

A 5 page discussion of one of the more notable discoveries in marine biology, the discovery of Ostracoderm fossils in marine substrate. The author uses that example to illustrate the diversity of the marine system and then follow up with a discussion of the life history of the Pacific Halibut. Bibliography lists 7 ...

Contains two reviews of articles relevant to cell biology- each one is 2 pages in length (4 pages total for this file) and contains the writer's own personal reaction. Citations are : Rowe, Paul M. (1994). Cell death according to plan. The Lancet, 344 (8925), 812 -&- Cohen, Jon. (1994). ...

5 Biology Questions

  • 6 page paper

6 pages in length. The writer discusses various genetics issues as they relate to plant organisms. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper outlines the view that the study of cellular function and the variety of different techniques used in cell biology relate to the complexity of cellular structures. Theorists like Warren Weaver, for example, recognized the concept of “organized complexity” and related this in terms of efforts to provide a rational account ...

A 5 page paper discussing skepticism levied toward evolutionary biology because of the difficulty in categorizing it. The traits of humans to categorize things and ideas can block recognition of the gains that can be made through evolutionary biology. The common view of the discipline generally falls outside the range of the pure ...

7 pages worth of responses to several very-detailed and comprehensive questions in cell biology. Please write to us for more information. No Bibliography.

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of teaching creationism in public schools. Scientific and legal arguments are made against this practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Flea in History

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page overview of the flea and its impact on human history. This paper describes the natural history of the flea and its impact as a vector on its human host. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 15 page paper addresses this major issue. Recent studies have focused on the ability to monitor expression of genes in a bacterium, especially in those bacteria with genome that have been sequenced. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium that has recently been sequenced, and this study attempts to determine the elements that ...

A 12 page research paper that examines a variety of questions concerning biology and current ideas about how it interacts with religion. Topics explored include memes and the work of Susan Blackmore, Consilience by Edward O. Wilson, the work of Gould and Wolfram, and more. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 4 page paper is a book review of Franklin Harold’s The Way of the Cell: Molecules, Organisms, and the Order of Life, which relates the history and context through which discoveries in cellular biology have occurred. This book further outlines the basic functions and structures of the cell that have been at the ...

Modern biotechnology has evolved as a scientific field of inquiry concerned with both humans and the plant world. Bio-agriculture, medical usage and environmental reclamation are among the areas where plant biology has made significant contributions and is likely to continue. This 6 page paper argues that transformation techniques will play an important role in the future of plant ...

This 3 page paper considers two topics: the interaction between hormones and behavior and the determination of gender identity; and the influence of biology and environment on gender identity (the “nature v. nurture” idea). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Evidence for Evolution

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page overview of the theory of evolution. This paper outlines the usefulness of the fossil record, biogeography, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, and molecular biology as evidence that evolution is a valid concept. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Water

  • 3 page paper

A 2.5 page paper which considers the significance of H2O, and examines some of its implications for biology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page look at seahorse biology and impacts to their population such as the aquarium and pharmaceutical trades. Includes a particular emphasis on Hippocampus ingens. Bibliography lists twelve sources.

The discovery of DNA was one of the most important scientific contributions ever. In the 1950's, the discovery of the Double Helix significantly complimented our knowledge of DNA and changed the way we viewed its structure. This 15 page science history paper examines the years leading up to Watson & Crick's great discovery and the ...

World-Changing Science

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper discussing paradigm-changing contributors such as Max Planck, William Thomson and C.F. Mirbel, and how their scientific findings have benefited society as a whole. Planck’s quantum theory, Thomson’s thermodynamics and Mirbel’s founding of cell biology all continue to affect life and science today. The collective work of these and many ...

A 4 page discussion of these potential career directions. The student choosing an occupational path has a number of considerations to take into account. Even fields as apparently unrelated as Marine Biology and Physical Education (a field often pursued by Personal Trainers) in reality have a number of similarities in regard to certain ...

A 3 page research paper that offers a brief history of the microscope, focusing primarily on Van Leeuwenhoek and Hooke's contributions in the seventeenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page exploration of the concepts of phylogeny and ontongeny in relation to the digesive system. Discusses the embryonic development of the digestive system and points out that, although it is possible that certain phases of our evolution are reflected in our embryonic development, this reflection is sporadic and quite different from the ...

a 4 page research paper that looks at Thomas P. Slaughter's account of the lives of John and William Bartram--father and son, they were two of America's first horticulturists and botanists. Ahead of their times in many ways, the writer shows that science is substantiating many of their opinions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This debate is presented in a 1997 New York Times article that proposes two diametric sides on the issue of brain development. A 5 page critical analysis explores assumptions made in the article. Pros and cons are shown on each side. While no side is taken, the analysis suggests that political correctness may play a ...

A 5 page review of the purported advantages and disadvantages of bioengineered foods. Outlines the history of bioengineering and introduces the concept of bioethics. Concludes that bioethics are both shaped by and shape societal perceptions of wrong and right. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 7 page overview of the environmental factors affecting the Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) in regard to their feeding patterns and development. Emphasizes that life history varies in accordance with a number of factors including the habitat in which the fish live and the prey species which are desirable, or at the very least available. ...

The Chemistry of Water

  • 8 page paper

A 8 page description of water and the chemical properties that make it so unique. The author details the chemical structure of water and how this structure determines its behavior in response to temperature and in response to other substances. A brief history on temperature measurement with specifics of the distinction between the Fahrenheit scale, ...

The Chemistry of Water

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page description of water. The author details the chemical structure of water and how this structure determines its behavior in response to temperature and in response to other substances. A brief history on temperature measurement with specifics of the distinction between the Fahrenheit scale, the Celsius scale, and the Kelvin scale is provided ...

This 10 page paper outlines the biochemistry and role of glutamine and the way in which different organs react to changes such as infection creation a nutritional depletion on various cells disrupting different biophysical functions. The paper then considers how nutritionally supplements may or may not help to reduce the impact of glutamine. The bibliography ...

This 3 page paper explores the biochemistry of arsenic and explains that while it is a poison for most organisms, one specific organism has been found to incorporate it into its physiology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page description of water. The author describes the chemical phenomena that make water so critical from a biological standpoint. A brief history on temperature measurement with specifics of the distinction between the Fahrenheit scale, the Celsius scale, and the Kelvin scale is provided as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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