Ethics

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 […]

Earth Science

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 […]

Biology

Should Parents Be Able to Choose Traits for Their Children?

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Clare Jocelyn Mangubats

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 […]

Blogs

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 […]

Ethics

YSJ Policy and Ethics Team: A New Frontier

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The YSJ Policy and Ethics team is a new and interdisciplinary venture based on the premise that an ethical foundation is not just a hallmark, but a necessary condition of scientific exploration. Given the challenges faced both by society at large and scientists in this millennium, there is no better time than now to expand […]

Ethics

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 […]