Keep Bias Out of Medicine -Ahna S.

Throughout the second chapter of Rigor Mortis Richard Harris focusses on the effect personal and professional bias has on a study. “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool”, (page 69), in this chapter Harris quotes famous physicist Richard Feynman. When conducting an experiment scientist... Continue Reading →

Ice cold reality- Karen. P

In chapter 3, the main focus is a disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis shortened to ASL but also known as "Lou Gehrig'a disease"  because a famous baseball player was diagnosed with ASL back in the 1930's,  ASL is a disease that western muscles and affects people's physical contact "The first time we met, it was a... Continue Reading →

A little about me – Karen.P

Hello, I'm Karen Pena and, I'm super excited for this years biomed class; I chose biomed as my pathway because, I want a career in the medical field, not sure on what specifically but the medical field has always obtained my attention. I think the human body is amazing and we will never stop learning... Continue Reading →

What is the proper discipline? -Daniela P

With the creation of anything specifically in the biomedical fields I personally believe that if a treatment/product gets out into the public with little to no testing that there should be more consequences and a better discipline for those who clumsily make them and release them in mass quantities into the public. Not only is... Continue Reading →

Intro to my interests- Michelle G

Hi! My name is Michelle G, I chose the biomedical pathway because the medicine and science field has aways captured my attention. There is never ending adventure you can find out one thing but then it leads you to another and you end up discovering something mind blowing and it feels like a chain, you... Continue Reading →

False Data?? I think so… -Brenda H

After reading the last chapter of Rigor Mortis, “Inventing a Discipline”, I learned about a new type of research. Meta-Research. Now, Meta-Research isn’t the study of Metahumans like on The Flash… The scientists who do Meta-Research basically do research on research. They try to find different ways to make research better which is something I’d... Continue Reading →

Jumping to Conclusions -Kerianah M 

The chapter Jumping to Conclusions, is about how scientists would really want their experiments to work so they would forget to correct and recheck their work. For example, in 2002 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) created a test that would allow them to find ovarian cancer in a... Continue Reading →

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