In chapter six, Jumping To Conclusions, of Rigor Mortis's book I have learned that to get a successful outcome you always have to follow through the right procedures and when stumped by a certain failure you have to keep written the part that made the failure in order to find other techniques to get the... Continue Reading →
Messy Mouse Studies – Mia C.
In the fourth chapter of his book, Rigor Mortis, Richard Harris delves into the complications regarding animal testing, particularly pertaining to mice and rats. "Misled by Mice" further altered my point of view of biomedical studies by shedding light on the inaccurate results and false hope fostered by experiments that utilize animal experimentation. The imprecise conditions... Continue Reading →
The Cold Wet Truth – Morgan Gainer-Kendrick
ASL is a disease that reduces muscle mass until death. Many fundraisers toward the treatments are useless. The ice bucket challenge raised $100 million during 2014 toward this deadly disease. However, "The search for a treatment for this deadly degenerative disease is a rife with studies so poorly designed that they offered nothing more than... Continue Reading →
World Full With Corners(Intro and chapter 1)-Esmeralda R.
After reading the introduction and first chapter of Rigor Mortis, I realized there was more to be aware of in our world. As Richard Harris says," But it turns out we live in a world with an awful lot of corners. Most of the time we round one only to discover another corner rather than... Continue Reading →
An Expanding Industry- Audra K
Hello, my name is Audra K and I will be in sophomore BioMed next year. When someone hears I'm in BioMed, I am generally asked what I want to do with my life. They generally end up confused when my answer is not "orthopedic surgeon" or "pediatrician", but rather "I have some ideas, but... Continue Reading →
Brainy Bunch Makes Progress! -Karla. Ru
Hello everyone! My name is Karla. R, and I'm here to update you all on the progress the Brainy Bunch has been making on our DAP Prenatal Yoga Project. Let me just tell you, there’s been quite a bunch. From the decision making of our final idea, to the actual building of the prop. We... Continue Reading →
Mothers Milk Bank Needs Help and Team Flo has the Solutions: By Pattie A., Isabella V., Thalia G., Celeste O.
As the semester has progressed, we have been able to become more familiar with the Mothers Milk Bank and our challenge, providing an efficient work flow, allowing a higher amount of distribution of milk to mothers across central Texas. With this comes many things, such as researching how many mothers currently receive donated breast milk,... Continue Reading →
Before You Show It -Karla Ru
Fetal development is a very specific topic with a lot of numbers for many different aspects. The basic facts of pregnancy is that it lasts about 9 months, and comes with a lot of physical changes in the mother’s body. It all starts with conception-also known as “The Birds and The Bees”- when vagina allows... Continue Reading →
Safer than Sorry-Benefits of Teen Pregnancies by Pattie A and Story D
Nowadays, adolescent pregnancy (from age 13 to 19) is known as a negative thing. Many arguments against this topic usually include instability, unable to support a child financially, and in general not being mentally prepared for the “real” world a child brings, but most importantly, health risks to the child. We’re here to prove that... Continue Reading →
False advertising?-Carolina Vazquez
Welcome to my final blog post about the book Get Me Out A History of childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank by Randi Hutter Epstein though part four to five about advances in technology. Do doctors know what’s best for us, or do we know what’s best for us? Maybe we as women... Continue Reading →