The Biography of Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius was born on December 31, 1514, in Brussels, Belgium, to Anders van Wesel, and his wife, Isabel Crabbe. His father was court apothecary to Charles V of Spain.In 1528, he got enrolled at the University of Leuven taking arts, but later decided to pursue a career in the military. In 1533, he got … Read more

Analysis Of Human Resources Management At Zappos: Training And Development

Zappos is an online shoe retailer with a focus on fast delivery, great quality and providing the customers with the best possible value. Zappos focuses on customer service, but this also means that they care a lot about their own employees. Their hiring assessment isn’t based on the educational background, but whether are you a … Read more

 “Feasibility Of Saluyot Corchorus Olitorius Leaves Extract As Antibacterial Dishwashing Liquid”

People living in developing countries depends primarily on traditional plants as a source for treating diseases by killing microorganisms such as E. coli and Salmonella that causes diseases and illness in the body. One of such common plant available in developing countries like Philippines is Corchorus olitorius also known as Jute or Saluyot. C. olitorius … Read more

Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis Mitosis and meiosis are both forms of cell division, however, their processes are not identical. Mitosis happens in somatic cells (cells that are not gametes), and it produces two genetically identical daughter cells. Mitosis happens to replace dead or damaged cells or during growth. Mitosis consists of 4 phases: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, … Read more

The theories on human development

In the history of psychology, there have been many different fields of interest. Human development, especially, has been one of the interesting fields of study for many psychologists. Freud, Erikson, and Piaget are all great theorists with similar, but different, ideas of human development. Their theories on human development had human beings passing through different … Read more

Is genetic engineering ethical

Genetic Engineering is a powerful and potentially very dangerous too. To change the sequence of nucleotides of the DNA that code for the structure of a complex living organism, can have extremely ill effects although the potential benefit can be huge. Genetic Engineering is a technology that has been introduced to change the DNA of … Read more

Causes And Care For Bad Breath

“ Bad breath is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grow in the mouth. When you don’t brush and floss regularly, bacteria accumulate on the bits of food left in your mouth and between your teeth. The sulfur compounds released by these bacteria make your breath smell. Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a major problem, … Read more

What are Sensory Modalities?

Sensory Modalities A sensory modality is a way of sensing, like vision or hearing. Modality in someone’s voice gives a sense of the person’s mood. In logic, modality has to do with whether a proposition is necessary, possible, or impossible. In general, amodality is a particular way in which something exists. Stimulus modality, also called … Read more

Hermann Grid’s Review

Ludimar Hermann first observed the Hermann Grid and characterized it by “ghostlike grey blobs perceived at the intersections of a white grid on a black background”, (Spillmann & Levine, 1971). Baumgartner believed that the effect is due to inhibitory processes in the retinal ganglion cells, the neurons that transmit signals from the eye to the … Read more

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Plants use two processes to make food for themselves. They are photosynthesis and cellular respiration. One is used during day and one is used during night. Calvin’s explanation of when plants use these processes is that photosynthesis occurs when it is light, and cellular respiration occurs when it is dark. I agree with this because … Read more

Review on the protein structure

Proteins are chains of amino acids that fold into three-dimensional shapes. The shape of the protein is very important to its function and the three-dimensional structure is specified by an amino acid sequence. Protein structure has 4 levels of organisation known as primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary. Proteins are firstly manufactured as a primary sequence … Read more

Starch Hydrolysis Test

Introduction Starchy substances constitute the major part of the human diet for most of the people in the world, as well as many other animals. They are synthesized naturally in a variety of plants. Some plant examples with high starch content are corn, potato, rice, sorghum, wheat, and cassava. It is no surprise that all … Read more

Biochemical Tests: Gram Positive and gram Negative Bacteria

Tests used to identify Gram Positive Bacteria Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA) This type of medium is both selective and differential. The MSA will select for organisms such as Staphylococcus species which can live in areas of high salt concentration (plate on the left in the picture below). This is in contrast to Streptococcus species, whose growth is selected against … Read more

Bacterial Staining Techniques I

Complete Lab 1: Collect your plates from the trays on the side bench. Observe the TSA plates for colonies of various sizes, shapes and colors. Each bacterial or fungal species gives a characteristic colony color and morphology. Draw the colonies observed on both TSA plates in the spaces provided in the Results section of Lab … Read more

Ubiquity of microorganisms

UBIQUITY OF MICROORGANISMS Microorganisms are ubiquitous; that is, they are present nearly everywhere. In this lab you will try to isolate bacteria and other microorganisms from various sources using different types of media. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS Culture media (medium, singular): solution of nutrients required for the growth of bacteria. Agar: a carbohydrate derived from seaweed … Read more

Whodunit? The False Accusations Of An Every Day Staphylococcus epidermidis

Daily Amino Reporter It was just a quiet day in local suburbia when panic struck. Staphylococcus epidermidis, the local fauna, was being accused of accessory to infection. The local authorities are performing many tests to cause questionable doubt, but S. epidennidis’s lawyers are fighting it all the way. “We want to know the right strain … Read more

Fight Night:”Kick’m While They’re Down”

  Brandie Yeik MOLB 2210 – February 10, 2004 The place was packed, the crowd was on their feet. Friday night, at the Immunocompetent arena in Las Virulence, hit record turbidity of 109, which was no surprise to all the sports fans. Described as the fight of the century, Cystic Fibrosis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa battled … Read more

New Bacteria Discovered in Local Hospital

Brian Hardy Pallet Town-LT-Recently, a large amount of nosocomial infections have been reported at the Pallet Town Hospital. When asked about what may be the cause of these nosocomial infections, Nurse Joy, the Nurse Manager of the center, assured us that they are handling the situation well. “We realized that the patients getting sick were … Read more

Dichotomous Key Microbiology

General Info: The Virtual Edge (virtual lab reviews) Additional References Excel Tutorial: Creating a Table Unknown Press Release These are creative but not necessarily perfect examples. These may not have earned a perfect score but exemplify the nature of the assignment. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 5 Material to accompany labs 1-14 Lab #1 video … Read more