What Is The Amazon River Useful For?

The Amazon River runs through Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and Bolivia, but only partially through Peru.  Many tribes of people have resided along the Amazon river throughout the years since it is so large.  It carries a large portion of the freshwater...
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How To Work In An Ergonomic Way

Ergonomic design means that your work environment has been scientifically designed to be comfortable and safe for you to use.  The goal is to reduce the amount of strain that you experience while working – meaning that your work environment has been strategically set up....
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What is a Valid Argument?

The main aspect of logic is to determine whether or not arguments are valid – can a conclusion be logically made based on the supporting arguments. For example: All blobs (p) are snogs (q) Some snogs (q) are rogs (r) Therefore, some blobs (p) are rogs...
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What is Translational Medicine?

Translational Medicine is a very new area of medicine which offers a much more collaborative approach to research.  The “translational” part of translational medicine means that traditional research is applied (translated) to the needs of patients.  The idea is to take research which is happening...
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What is Personalized Medicine?

Personalized Medicine is an exciting new field in the area of genomics.  Essentially, it tailors treatments to the needs of the person based on their own individual genetic makeup.  Due to new diagnostic information, this area is becoming increasingly more popular.  The idea is to be...
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What is DNA Methylation?

DNA methylation is when a portion of the genes in your body are silenced.  This prevents the genes from being expressed (converted into protein).  It’s one of the ways that genes in the human body can be edited to prevent them from producing bad proteins....
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How To Write Ionic Compounds

Ionic bonding can be somewhat confusing, but it is fairly simple to write out a compound which is formed as a result of an ionic bond. The first thing to remember is that ions form when atoms gain or lose electrons.  The bond forms when a...
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