The fifth chapter of Rigor Mortis by Richard Harris called Trusting the Untrustworthy talks about the creation of HeLa. HeLa is a immortal cell line that kept dividing and proliferating indefinitely. It all started in 1994, when Nina Desai and her colleagues announced the creation of a new tool that produced test-tube babies. They describe... Continue Reading →
Why rats?- Nicole B.
In chapter four of Rigor Mortis the main point of it was how mice have mislead scientist. As the book says “ One reason everybody uses mice: because everybody else uses mice.” Every scientist uses mice and sometimes whatever drug is being tested on them doesn't always go as planned is probably trying to say... Continue Reading →
Chapter 1- Nicole B.
In my opinion of the most important factors of being a scientist or a doctor is having your audience or your patients trust. This way they won't question what you're doing or your capability to accomplish something. Definitely my point of view has changed after reading chapter one of Rigor Mortis by Richard Harris. What... Continue Reading →
When jumping watch where you’re landing -Daniela P.
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 →
Discoveries in the Making – Serena A.
After reading to what seemed as an incredibly long chapter, I found myself shocked at what I had just read. First off, just the preface itself definitely hit me with facts I didn't know or even ever think of. Right off the bat on page 2 of the preface the book states that "American taxpayers... Continue Reading →
Rigor Mortis Intro/Chapter 1- Jenaya P.
I was reading Richard Harris intro of his book Rigor Mortis I came upon a very instering fact relating to disease treatments many offering just marginal benefits. (pg.3) " I had done a little reasearch on how many diseases or viruses are discovered durning different time periods. And it turns out according to workd health... Continue Reading →
Ready to Learn! – Maya B.
Hello! I'm Maya and I'm excited to learn about medical research this year! Part of the reason I joined Biomed was because I was curious about how scientists conducted research and analyzed their findings. Recently, I read the book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. It gave me a lot of insight into the life of a... Continue Reading →
Conception to Delivery and Everything in Between – Doron P.
Over the course of this semester I learned that pregnancy is a crazy thing. Sure you've probably heard the stories and myths but there are some truly mind bending facts. For example, on the first day of conception the sperm penetrates the egg and within a matter of hours the Zygote already has 46 chromosomes!... Continue Reading →
What I’ve Learned Three Weeks Into the School Year. – Emily G.
In my entire time at Ann Richards, I have never felt as much pressure as I do for my 2016 spring semester DAP project. The pressure isn't that of stress, or of difficulty, it is the pressure of the fact that my project is completely different than everyone else's, and that's something that is out of... Continue Reading →
Design Proposal Challenge Savannah Pena
Our next step as a group, was to really understand our own individual tasks by researching our previous research. This was difficult because the group itself hasn't done an extensive project like this one before. To further our research was a strange concept, but we did our best. Each part of the design proposal was... Continue Reading →