Monday, October 12, 2015 1:55 PM Monday, October 12, 2015 Discuss two things that you have learned from the readings we have done in class. 1. I have learned that butter and animal products do not clog your arteries but margarine does. 2. I have learned that allergies can occur if you do not eat peanuts or dairy products for some time. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Absent Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Describe how gel separates out DNA fragments. The gel separates the fragments because the DNA is put into holes and the smaller DNA fragments go through faster than the larger and same-size fragments go the same speed. Therefore, the fragments basically organizes themselves in length. Thursday, October 15, 2015 What type of medical degree do you need to perform autopsies? In order to perform autopsies, you will need: Bachelor's degree (4 years) Medical school (4 years) Pathology residency (3-4 years) Forensic pathology fellowship (1-2 years) From <http://study.com/educational_requirements_for_medical_examiner.html> It can take 12-14 years. Friday, October 16, 2015 What can the weight of organs determined at an autopsy tell you about health of deceased individuals? The weight can prove that someone had a health condition or may be deformed, i.e.. Someone who has an enlarged liver may be in intense pain and die from it or commit suicide. Bell Ringer Monday, October 19, 2015 1:52 PM Monday, October 19, 2015 What are the five terms that a medical examiner can use on a death certificate? A medical examiner can use: 1.Natural 2.Accident 3.Suicide 4.Homicide 5.Undetermined *"Pending" is also used by medical examiners, but not on a death certificate* Article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151014134531.htm Five Terms I Don't Know & Definition 1. Gestational Diabetes- A form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women. 2. Fetal Magnetoencephalography- A non-invasive method for the assessment of fetal neuronal maturation. 3. … Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Absent Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Give me a description of Diabetes. What do you know about it? Diabetes are a result of too much blood glucose (sugar). I know it is when your body makes too little insulin to regulate your sugar levels. Some people need to take insulin shots as well as regulate their sugar intake or else they will fall comatose or, in worse but not uncommon cases, die. Article: The Essence of Our Being Reaction: This article was interesting. I already knew everything was made out of atoms, but I didn’t know we were made out of atoms from as far back as the cold war. I knew we were made from the same things "stars", as in both definitions. Everything has atoms and stars (as in celebrities) are just people like you or me. They are not special in any scientific way. (It's rather insightful. Perhaps a little confusing. Then again, it is trying to explain anything and everything that has and will ever exist). The fact everything is made out of atoms does, in a way, make sense. Most living things are basically the same thing and start the same way. This tells me I was correct when I said there was no way humans were better than every other thing because now there's proof: what makes us makes a dog, cat, tree… everything. We are not special. Thursday, October 22, 2015 What is Type II Diabetes? A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). It is also called "adult onset diabetes". Friday, October 23, 2015 What is the function of your pancreas, where is it located, and what system is it involved with? Explain. A pancreas is a "large gland behind the stomach that secretes digestive enzymes into the duodenum. Embedded in the pancreas are the islets of Langerhans, which secrete into the blood the hormones insulin and glucagon". It is involved with the endocrine system.