A misleading decision- Alicia L.

When I hear the phrase "test subject", the first thing I think of is a rat, and it's true, most scientists use rats or mice for their studies, but it turns out they may have been making a mistake. Many studies involving rats and other animals have been misleading. Not only can it throw researchers... 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 →

Covered up Mistakes – Morgan Gainer-Kendrick

In chapter 2 of Rigor Mortis I became very aware on how little mistakes can produce a largely different outcome. Many scientist follow safe and healthy procedures but can turn a blind eye to small mistakes. Still their research is published and they receive awards. However when another scientist wants to reproduce their experiment or... Continue Reading →

Mishaps with Mice – Lanna A

"Nobody keeps a tally of the numbers used, but often-quoted estimates put the figure in the United States alone at well over 10 million animals a year, the vast majority being mice." (pg. 74). So I've given you a number, but why is it significant. What if I told you that this was the number... Continue Reading →

False Research, False Hope -Morgan G

After indulging myself in the first chapter of the eye opening 'Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions' By Richard Harris I was shocked to learn that most experiments done that supposedly help prove the latest scientific research like curing cancer and Alzheimer's, can not be reproduced therefore, the... Continue Reading →

Take Care of Yourself -Claudia L.

“Are the unassisted birthing women today any different? (185).” Throughout section 4 of, Get Me Out, the idea of free birthing was mentioned quite a bit. I thought it was rare for women to give birth at home since all the new technology was created. I thought these inventions would make people feel safer about... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Devolution- Isabella V.

First of all, what's is evolution? Well, according to a quick google search, evolution is "...the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth..." So what is included in this process? We already know that evolution is what allowed... Continue Reading →

Technological Change in Time -Vanessa M.

Starting the book has been a challenge but it has been interesting to read things that I didn't know before about childbirth. In the introduction it begins to talk about the ways technology has changed in the late nineteen to twenty centuries. The book quotes Birth went from home to hospital, from drug-free to drugs on... Continue Reading →

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