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More HeLa, Less Henrietta Lacks

I did a Prezi to build up the contributions of HeLa cells. Hit play and use the arrow keys to go backward or forward in the presentation. I hope you all enjoy! :)

 

http://prezi.com/pdvbxwqf3sm1/more-about-hela-less-about-henrietta-lacks/
 

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Just a Little Too Much

 

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The Astonishing Hypothesis

Sandra Gandarez
Neurobiology and Behavior
Book Commentary
The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul by Francis Crick
 

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Depression Isn't That Serious, Right?

Sandra Gandarez
May 2, 2009
Neurobiology and Behavior

Depression – What exactly is it? Why does one medication not work for everyone, if it is the same thing in everyone? What do antidepressants do?

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Conscious Thoughts on the Subconscious

Sandra Gandarez
Neurobiology and Behavior
April 14, 2008
     
      Exploring the subjectivity of certain aspects of neurobiology using the definition of unconscious as an example. 
     

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Brain Dead is Dead?

Sandra Gandarez
Neurobiology and Behavior
February 24, 2009

It is a moral obligation of hospitals protocol and physicians to remove a "brain-dead" individual from life support since they are already technically dead.

Before discussing the moral issues some basic information and view points are necessary to understand certain stances. Brain death is defined in several articles as the complete and irreversible loss of brain stem function. In brain death, all the brain stem functions, including those that maintain breathing, stop working. (1, 2) There is an absence of blood flow to the entire brain which in turn causes the deprivation that enables brain death. (3)

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