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Number of words: 1540 - Number of pages: 6

.... azido-thymidine. AZT was released under the brand name of Retrovir and it's chemical name is Zidovudine, or ZDV. The structural name of AZT is 3'-azido-3'- deoxythymidine. AZT works by inhibiting the process of copying DNA in cells. More specifically, AZT, inhibits the reverse transcriptase enzyme, which is involved in the DNA replication process. When DNA is replicating in a cell, there is a specific enzyme that works along one side of the original DNA strand as the DNA is split into two strands, copying each individual nucleotide. This enzyme is only a .....

Laws Against Assisted Suicide In Canada
Number of words: 1010 - Number of pages: 4

.... methods have succeeded with some difficulty, in the USA, their northern neighbour, our great dominion of Canada, disallows the administration of this relieving practice. In our grand country assisted suicide is illegal. Cases of other terminally ill persons have surfaced throughout the news, the most prominent being those related to Dr. "Death" Kevorkian. We don't often think on what a terminally ill person might be like. They might be suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease. They might be suffering from multiple sclerosis. They might be suffering from any .....

AIDS: Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Number of words: 685 - Number of pages: 3

.... are confidential. You go to the store pick one up prick your finger then mail in the blood sample, in about two or three weeks you call in and enter your special pin number and they give you your results. I think this is cool but there has to be some drawbacks like them getting samples messed up and it getting mixed up in the mail or other stupid things like that, like if you really don't have the disease but you get someone elses reading who does have HIV. Thats about all I know about this horrible disease,so ill move on to what I found when I reaserched thi .....

Number of words: 403 - Number of pages: 2

.... that narcissism is connected with aggression. A study at Case Western Reserve University found that "the most narcissistic people were the most 'exceptionally aggressive in the wake of criticism." It could be argued that it is, in fact, the other way around; the most aggressive people tend to be the most self-centered, but these two fact are still closely related. So either way you look at it, being narcissistic and being aggressive are closely associated with each other. The relationship between conceit and aggression seems to originate with ex .....

Marijuana For Medicinal Purposes
Number of words: 1443 - Number of pages: 6

.... production would have seriously hurt Dupont who had invested heavily in both paper production and the use of cotton. In 1936 Dupont joined Hearst and using scare tactics and effective lobbying were able to ban the growth, sale, and use of Marijuana. Besides denying the public of the use of Marijuana as a textile, food source, and alternative energy source, these large companies selfishly robbed many sick people of a drug that can help them. Marijuana can be used to combat glaucoma, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, back pain, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, migrain .....

Number of words: 1562 - Number of pages: 6

.... memory (LTM). Memories can be positive, like memories of girlfriends and special events, or they can be negative, such as suppressed memories. Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is known to cause severe psychological and emotional damage. Adults who were sexually abused in childhood are at a higher risk for developing a variety of psychiatric disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and mood disorders. To understand the essential issues about traumatic memory, the human mind’s response to a traumatic event must first be understood. The m .....

Huntington's Disease
Number of words: 772 - Number of pages: 3

.... defective Huntington's gene, his/her offspring have a 50/50 chance of also developing the disease. Until 20 or so years ago, very little was known and very little literature was available pertaining to , but recently all that has changed. In 1993 the gene that causes HD was discovered and from that great progress has been made. While no cure yet exists, there is a large push in research to develop one. In most cases Huntington's patients can maintain independence for several years after the onset of symptoms. Several treatments are now available or being test .....

DNA: An Invasion Of Privacy?
Number of words: 464 - Number of pages: 2

.... DNA, “(1) probable cause to believe the suspect has committed the crime, (2) a clear indication that relevant material evidence will be found and (3) the method used to secure it is safe and reliable. (347)” These laws were put into place also to protect U.S. citizens. At the same time they exist so the court systems time is not wasted on a case that has no evidence to go on. There are all types of reasons DNA tests should be done. Whether they are ethical or not is hard to say. Should someone who is suspected of a rape have to give a sample? Should a .....

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