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 →

Chapter 3: A Bucket Of Cold Water- Michelle G

At the beginning of chapter 3 Richard harris talks about a deadly disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS for short. He continues on and talks about the ice bucket challenge that went viral in 2014. Many people including some of my friends participated in this challenge. I never really knew why it was done... Continue Reading →

Busted!-Michelle G

In chapter 6 lot's of information was thrown at us. At the beginning of the chapter Researchers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) commenced a new test one that would help detect ovarian cancer in women. This 'new test" made headlines and the researchers even made the... Continue Reading →

Really? Jumping to conclusions -Lila H

While reading chapters six of Rigor Morris, "jumping to conclusions" I found that jumping to conclusions is a big factor of mistakes made while doing research. Scientists and researchers tend to jump to conclusions once one test works successfully on a study. They aren't always thoroughly checking to make sure there are no bumps in... 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 →

A long process- Alicia L.

The second chapter in Richard Harris's book, "It's hard even on the good days" focuses mostly on the challenges in biomedical research, such as natural variation. I was surprised to learn that natural variation is a struggle in the biomedical world. Because of it, researchers' conclusions can only be based off of inferences. "Likewise, a... Continue Reading →

We Finally Start!- LBanda

After a few weeks of wanting to actually start working on our model, today we officially began cutting and measuring and sizing our group members. We haven't received all of our materials because some things take longer to arrive than others. Each class period we anxiously await to see if our teacher has a box... Continue Reading →

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