In vivo modelling within pharmacological research, its limitations and alternative methods of research

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Abstract In vivo or animal testing has been relied on for years in drug development for studying drug dosages, therapeutic indices, contraindications, mechanisms of action and adverse reactions of drugs undergoing various levels of testing. This article aims to review the importance and basis of in vivo models in drug development and discuss the ethical […]

The Environmental Considerations of Tempe Town Lake

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Abstract Following the repair of the Tempe dam in 2010, Tempe Town Lake has faced significant environmental consequences that pose risks to the safety of Tempe locals. This research paper analyzes the different perspectives of bio-conservationists, hydrologists, public health officials, and Tempe residents to help formulate a prospective solution to effectively address the environmental concerns […]

Clare Jocelyn Mangubats

Should Parents Be Able to Choose Traits for Their Children?

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Genes are the instruction code for all of an individual’s features.[[1]] Genetic modification (i.e., altering the genes of an organism[[2]]) has been debated about for centuries. It can be used to treat medical conditions and to shape how a person develops[[3]]. The movie “Gattaca” depicts a world where characteristics can be selected before birth. Some […]

Viveka Chinnasamy

A Scientific Approach to Capital Punishment in the United States

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Abstract Capital Punishment is a controversial topic in the field of criminal justice that is repetitively being debated by Americans in the twenty first century. The US in particular had one of the highest rates of executions in 2017. This research paper considers the scientific considerations for capital punishment in the United States through psychological, […]

Criminality: Is It Inheritable and Can It Be Explained by Genetics?

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As genetics have become more integrated in various fields (for example, medicine), it is important to examine its application. Specifically, in the field of law, there can be questions concerning whether genetics can be valid evidence for individuals’ criminal acts.  What is Criminality? In the book Behavioral Genetics, Baker emphasises that the definition of criminality […]

Tapping the Fountain of Youth: Stem Cells and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine

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  Report on a talk by Professor Paul J Fairchild   By Patrick McCubbin   On Saturday 25th March, Professor Paul J Fairchild of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, gave an informative lecture at Abingdon School, as part of the ATOM Festival [1]. Professor Fairchild described how pioneering stem cell […]

What are the current treatments of schizophrenia?

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What are the current treatments of schizophrenia? Abstract I discuss the available treatments for schizophrenia. I comment upon the socio-economic issues arising from living with schizophrenia and the aforementioned treatments. I examine a case study in management of schizophrenia in the NHS. Furthermore, I evaluate two alternative methods to control schizophrenia – one holistic and the […]