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Welcome to Biology in Society....

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A Story is a Story is a Story?

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"The Commercialization of Clinical Trials: An Examination of Resulting Ethical Issues"

The Commercialization of Clinical Trials:  An Examination of Resulting Ethical Issues

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"The Science of Science Educaion: A Look at Undergraduate Science Education in the U.S."

Dakota Fisher-Vance
13 December 2010
Biology in Society Senior Seminar

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"The Science of Science Educaion: A Look at Undergraduate Science Education in the U.S."

Dakota Fisher-Vance
13 December 2010
Biology in Society Senior Seminar

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Medical Information and the Internet

        With the age of information technology upon us, the methods people use to search for information is drastically changing. One of the most influential causes of this change has been the Internet. Information that has historically been difficult to access, or was only accessible to certain individuals, is now available to the general public in a matter of seconds. While the benefits and consequences of the Internet have been widespread, one sector that has been significantly impacted is health care, thanks to newly available medical information. 

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Redefining Mental Health

 Moira Hodges

December 2010

Senior Paper

 

Redefining Mental Health

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Redefining Mental Health

 Moira Hodges

December 2010

Senior Paper

 

Redefining Mental Health

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Redefining Mental Health

 Moira Hodges

December 2010

Senior Paper

 

Redefining Mental Health

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Ethical Use of Human Subjects

Ethical Use of Human Subjects

1. Globalization of Clinical Trials

2. Case Study

3. Placebos

Globalization of Clinical Trials

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Why Categorize?

 Why Categorize?

 

“The general public must infer mental illness from four signals: psychiatric symptoms, social skills deficits, physical appearance, and labels”

-Corrigan, 2000

 

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Gene as a symbol

“When we know the sequence of the molecule that makes up all our genes, we will know what it is to be human. When we know what our DNA looks like, we will know why some of us are rich and some poor, some healthy and some sick, some powerful and some weak” (Richard Lewontin)

 

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Medical Information on the Internet

 Medical Information on the Internet

 

Internet Code of Ethics

 

Guiding Principles

 

1. Candor – Sites should clearly indicate who owns the site, what the purpose of the site is, and conflicting interests the site manager might have

 

 2. Honesty – Sites should honestly portray all claims about efficacy, performance, or benefits of products/services

 

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More thoughts on Whaling and the IWC

History of the IWC

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Autism and Vaccine cont...

  •  Andrew Wakefield and his article in the Lancet
  • Response to his article
  • Thoughts from last discussion...scientific communication. Do we have any suggestions for improvement

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From The Times

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Vehicle Exhaust

“During the first decade of the twentieth century, a number of experts warned of the environmental consequences of [internal combustion engine]-powered vehicles, including the issues of oil depletion and toxic exhaust,” (Heitmann, 2009).

 

Questions:

·         Why do Americans still drive cars even though they know about the effects of vehicle exhaust on the environment and human health?

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Whaling?

 

Biology in Society Senior Seminar

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 8

Whaling

 

Questions:

Should whaling be regulated by an international body?

Should whale conservation be a priority? Should whales be managed as a resource in the same way we manage other fisheries or are whales somehow special?

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Issues Surrounding the Human Genome Project

Biology in Society Senior Seminar

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 8

 

 

Issues Surrounding the Human Genome Project

“One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.” – Socrates

 

Questions:

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Pyschiatry and the DSM

Biology in Society Senior Seminar

Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2010

Session 7

Psychiatry and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)

Kwarlizzie, Collette


Questions

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The Effects of Air Pollution on Plants and Animals

The Effect of Vehicle Exhaust on Plants and Humans