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The Morality of Animal Testing - Since the beginning of time animals have been sacrificed for the benefit of mankind from on a traditional altar form to the lab table. The morality of animal testing is being increasingly questioned, becoming a hot topic in the media. Where does it say that because humans can express degrees of pain it is okay to test on animals instead. Both humans and animals are not only genetically similar but structurally as well, but animals also react differently to disease. Animals are tested on because humans have a superior feeling towards them because they are able to communicate and appear differently....   [tags: animals, sacrificed, experiments]
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Common Software Testing Methodologies - ... The functionality testing uses following strategy to check if the web application is functionally correct or not • Test the working of all the links on a web page • Test all the database connection are established and release properly • Test if the forms used for capturing the user information are properly accepting the data and is able to submit it without any loss, to the backend systems • Test the cookies for web application are setting properly Testing all the links in a web page As part of testing links in the web site, following are general test which can be done • Testing the outgoing links from all the pages • Testing all the internal links between pages • Testing links which po...   [tags: web applications, changes, security] 1264 words
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The Cruelty of Animal Testing - Each year, 50 to 100 million animals are killed around the world for experimentation purposes and drug research. The AWA covered only 1,134,693 animals tested in 2010, leaving out at least 25 million that are unaccounted for by the AWA (ProCon.org). “There are many examples of humans taking advantage of their ability to dominate other species—capturing them, holding them in tiny cages, even subjecting them to artificial whiplash—to see what happens” (Driscoll et al). This was actually a real incident that occurred at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983, where monkeys were exposed to hydraulic equipment that was intended to cause whiplash; this resulted in brain damage....   [tags: experimentation, peta, humane society] 2218 words
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The History of Drug Testing - ... heightened. President Nixon increased the war against drugs by increasing and expanding the federal drug control agencies (The Drug Policy Alliance [DPA] 1). Subsequent American presidents also advocated for the war against drugs. For example, President George W. Bush allocated more money than ever to the war against drugs and further introduced drug testing to students (DPA 1). Because of government efforts in the fight against illicit drugs, drug testing became popular and various testing techniques introduced to facilitate the work of anti-drug agencies....   [tags: social and economic status] 663 words
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Genetic Testing or Genetic Screening - Genetic testing, also known as screening, is a rapidly advancing new scientific field that can potentially revolutionize not only the world of medicine, but many aspects of our lives. Genetic screening is the sequencing of human DNA in order to discover genetic differences, anomalies, or mutations that may prove pathological. As genetic screening becomes more advanced and easily accessible, it presents society with difficult questions that must be asked about the boundaries of science and to what degree we are allowed to tamper with the human genome....   [tags: prenatal genetic screening, diagnosis]
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The Problems With College-Entrance Testing - One of the most stressful experiences for a high school senior is the search for the college. So once these senior students finally develop a plan, why is it that they may not be able to achieve what they desire. Colleges and universities today are becoming more and more competitive, sometimes to the point of exclusive. With that it is fair to say that entrance to certain schools may be more difficult and extensive than the others based on popularity and demand. When this happens, colleges are looking for the best of the best in academics, the student who will represent and be the best for their institution....   [tags: Standardized Tests in College Admissions]
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A Case Against Animal Testing - If you had the choice to live or die, which would you choose. If you had the alternative to live in a cage or in a house which would you select. If you had the option to have experiments that caused you pain preformed on you would you. The truth is that most of us would rather live, reside in a house and would not be a part of an experiment that caused us pain. However, most people accept the elements of the above conditions for animals. Animals should not be a part of the pain and horrific conditions that humans put them through....   [tags: abuse, exploitation, inhumane treatment]
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The Disadvantages of Standardizing Testing - Our teachers spend time on the memorization of specific words that will be on the state test, not vocabulary building exercises. Educators have pep rallies that take educational time away from lesson plans and teaching, in order to have the students learn cheers expressing how well they are going to do on the state test. Excess teacher and administration time is spent figuring out game plans, but not for teaching students, rather for figuring out how to increase test scores. Meanwhile, when students are truly excited about exploring a topic in depth, they are shut down because there is no time to learn, only time to memorize items that might be on these tests....   [tags: Academic Success, Learning] 922 words
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Possible Solutions for Standardized Testing - Standardized testing remains to be a major controversial issue for the American society today. Exams are given to students at different levels in their educational career and are supposed to measure their academic knowledge, but are these tests really the best way to evaluate students. There have been numerous alternatives suggested to replace or be used in conjunction with standardized testing. One solution offered by Alfie Kohn, a well-renowned speaker on human behavior, education, and parenting, suggests that teachers would give parents written evaluations of how their child is performing and having frequent conferences available to talk about their child’s performance....   [tags: knowledge evaluation, assessment]
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Public Education and Standard Testing - For students to be able to do well on standardized test they rely on their teachers. Several teachers interviewed said they spent hours of extra planning time and hundreds of dollars to create more interesting lessons. They said they must be supremely organized and strict enforcers of classroom rules. (Watanabe). Some teachers are pressured to the point that they make education all about the test and up to the test. The pressure to improve students test performance in California and across the country often meets with disdain from teachers who say they are compelled to throw out creativity and “teach to the test.” (Watanabe)....   [tags: Teaching, Students, Evaluation] 892 words
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DNA Testing in Crime Scenes - DNA, or deoxyribonucleic exists in all living organisms, is self-replicating and gives a person their unique characteristics. No two people have the same matching DNA. There are many different forms of DNA that are tested for situations such as criminal. Bodily fluids, hair follicles and bone tissues are some of the most common types of DNA that is tested in crime labs today. Although the discovery of DNA dates back to 1866 when Gregor Mendel proved the inheritance of factors in pea plants, DNA testing is relatively new and have been the prime factor when solving crimes in general....   [tags: Evidence, Cases]
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An Argument Against Animal Testing - There have been many attempts to validate the case against animal rights. It has been perceived that humans are separate beings from animals not only on a physical level, but also through rational autonomy and morality. There is a forgotten aspect in this argument though. Within society there are many people who do not have these qualities, including the mentally disabled and babies (Singer). This creates the assumption that to consider animals deficient of rights is to insinuate that the mentally disabled and babies are void of rights as well....   [tags: Rational Autonomy, Morality]
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Ethical Issues of Standarized Testing - In the contemporary American education system, high risk standardized testing has resulted in a monumental shift in the classroom to a focus on extensive test preparation, as well as a large influx of instructors cheating and alternating their students tests; both can be seen as a direct consequence of the heightened incentives and punishments placed upon teachers. Many teachers have taken acceptable measures in improving their students’ scores, such as simply “teaching to the test”, and taking class time to teach test taking techniques and procedures often resulting in a significant loss in time for other important standards and benchmarks that are not tested on....   [tags: school tests, student's scores, education system]
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Prostate Cancer and PSA Testing - Introduction Prostate Cancer (PCa) is the most common cancer affecting men and the second leading cause of cancer death among American men (Qaseem, Denberg, Owens, & Shekelle, 2013). Medical professionals have been using prostate specific antigen (PSA) screenings along with digital rectal exam (DRE) for many years to screen for prostate cancer. PSA was first identified in 1966 in semen, followed by the identification of PSA in blood in 1979. The PSA test has been approved for use since 1994 to detect early prostate cancer....   [tags: Pros, Cons, Prostate Cancer]
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Human Testing and Organs-on-a-Chip - In this paper, I will defend the usage of organs-on a-chip in medical research as well as the use of humans as test subjects for bio-medical research. My argument is based on the idea that human testing and organs-on-a-chip can potentially improve the field of medical research by reducing the time-frame for obtaining results in combatting against diseases, epidemics, and pandemics. Firstly, I will outline the deficiencies of animal testing and describe how the organs-on-a-chip operates. I will then explain why the use of organs-on-a-chip can yield accurate and timely results which could reduce the impact of disease outbreaks....   [tags: research, disease, operate, flaws] 2819 words
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Genetic Testing and Reproductive Freedom - To many people today, the journey to personhood begins in the process of In Vitro Fertilization –IVF. The dramatic advances in this field has led to the ability for genetic alterations associated with diseases and other inherited characteristics. These two independent fields of genetic testing and IVF each present some issues that are technically, legally and ethnically complicated. Genetic testing allows for parents to choose which embryos to implant in a woman based on the genetic tests results....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]
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Results of Animal Testing - ... Magel (Vegan Peace 2008). Animal testing has developed into a virulent outbreak in animal experimentations. Testing on animals has resulted into extensively convicted “lethal dose” evaluations, where animals are compelled to consume enormous supplies of an evaluation synthetic to establish what dose generates the end of life ("11 Facts about Animal Testing”). Animal testing results to death in animals because what the body of a human cannot handle does not determine what the body of animal can....   [tags: mistreatment and eradication of animals]
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Introduction to Hardware Testing - Traditional software tests do not cover all the hardware faults on a chip. Traditional methodologies have bottleneck which are critical chip area not covered under test, expensive testing, exhaustive and less efficient test strategy, difficult to test memory or logic array, stuck at fault not discovered during test and many more issues. To have a quality hardware we need to test it effectively and come up with a test strategy for the same. In this paper, a very effective and powerful testing methodology Built-in Self-Test (BIST) is being surveyed....   [tags: vhdl, software test, traditional methodologies] 514 words
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Morality of Animal Testing - "Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on logical contradiction." stated Professor Charles R. Magel ("Animal Testing 101"). We all use some product that has been tested on animals. Something as simple as the soap we use every morning in the shower has been tested on an animal....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1398 words
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Animal Testing for Research - All over the planet, animals are locked in cages, away from their habitat and against their will, in testing laboratories where they just seat defenseless and in fear for the unknown. It is a common practice that animals are used for medical testing in order to find compatibility chemicals to either, cure certain diseases, or as simple as hair products and skin cosmetics. The use of these types of chemicals in animals is to prevent testing on humans and cause some type of injury due to incompatible organism with the human body....   [tags: human society, animal experimentation]
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History of Animal Testing - ... English physician William Harvey discovered that the heart, and not the lungs circulated blood around the body. He found this as a result of his experimentation on live animals. Since 1948, animals have been used in a space program in the US, for testing aspects of space travel. Since the Vietnam War, animals have also been used in military training. Every year, over 25 million animals are used in a series of different experiments. Some include cosmetics and biomedical experimentation. Invertebrates are much more common than vertebrates in animal testing....   [tags: experiments, immune system, diseases] 520 words
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Animal Testing Is Wrong - Animal testing has been around since the third and fourth centuries BC, when it was performed by Greek philosopher-physicians. However, it is unknown when people began to question this process. In today’s society, the idea of testing products on animals has become more and more controversial with numerous groups being created and becoming even more vocal. While people will decide for themselves where they stand in this argument, I would hope that most would agree that animal abuse is wrong. So, if animal abuse is wrong and animal testing can be, and usually is, much more painful and severe than animal abuse; why can’t people agree on the subject of animal testing....   [tags: anatomy, greek philosopher]
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Is Animal Testing Necessary? - Throughout the years animal rights groups and organizations have frowned upon animal experiments. Animal testing has been thought to be inhumane and cold-hearted to animals. Because of these accusations medical researchers have to suffer threats from individuals and the media. If animal testing weren’t allowed would that be a drawback in advancement in medical research. Animal testing is beneficial to people because these trails lead to improvements in medical research. Animal experiments have led to finding new cures and vaccines to fatal illnesses....   [tags: research, science, inhumane] 2044 words
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High School Drug Testing - High school students are leaders to younger kids and many others in their community. As a leader these student must show others what good character is like, but instead they are destroying their lives by doing drugs. In the past decade the drug use among high school students is on the rise once again. With the internet, their exposure to drugs is much greater. High school students are convinced that they are able to get away with using drugs. These drug addicts soon influence other students into doing the drugs because there isn’t a rule preventing drug use....   [tags: students, environment, prevent, learning] 783 words
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Alternative to Animal Testing - Alternatives to Animal Testing Animal testing has become a controversial issue among many people in the world today. Some of these people involved in this controversial debate believe that animal testing is unethical and should be replaced by other methods. The other group of people in this debate believe that animal testing is necessary in order to research new products that cannot be tested on humans. Traditional animal testing forces animals to undergo numerous experiments for different forms of research....   [tags: science, unethical issues, inhumane treatment]
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Overview of Genetic Testing - 2014 The National Institutes of Health Genetics Home Reference defines genetic testing as “a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins”. Genetic testing is used to determine if there are variations, additions or deletions in the DNA of a genome. These differences in DNA sequencing is what contributes to an individual’s traits but also affects whether there are risks for carrying a disease trait or the possibility of developing a genetic disorder. Gene mutations can occur at various times during the life cycle....   [tags: Biology, Medicine]
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The Monster: School Testing - ... If the student does poorly then the teacher or the parents of the student may need to help the student focus more. Aside from seeing how well a student may have understood a subject it allows the educator to see if the student is ready to move onto another topic. Maybe the students are in elementary and they are learning how to do addition and the teacher tests them to see how well they understood it, if they are ready the teacher may move onto subtraction. This is in essence how standardized testing works but on a much larger scale and only looks into how well students understand....   [tags: fundings, school district, NCLB] 1148 words
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We Need Animal Testing - In 2001, a 54-year-old man lay in the hospital waiting to die. After he had a massive heart attack in 1993, his life was not the same. He was forced to quit his job as a nurse to relieve some of the stress on his heart. Over the years, his condition continued to worsen. Chuck Reynolds went into the hospital in April of 2001 for an evaluation, and on June first the cardiologist told him he was not stable enough to go home. Reynolds was put on a waiting list for a heart transplant. He spent the next three months of his life in a hospital bed attached to machines while the hospital staff struggled to keep his heart beating long enough to receive the transplant....   [tags: research and development projects] 2205 words
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Disadvantages of Animal Testing - According to the Humane Society, the registration of a single pesticide requires more than 50 experiments and the use of nearly 12,000 animals. Currently, animals are being used for medical and product tests, where they are often seriously hurt and abused. The term “animal testing” refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases(About Animal Testing : Humane Society International). Putting animals through the tests that we put them through are supposed to be more beneficial to us, but in reality, it really is not worth the multiple billions of dollars it costs big companies just to make their product safe(Kanade)....   [tags: animal abuse, alternatives] 1247 words
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Animal Testing is Wrong! - Picture yourself in a testing laboratory; needles, drugs, and knives pointed in your direction with you having no idea what’s going on around you, this is how animals everyday are treated, we have to stop this now. Millions of animals are killed in laboratories everyday with no chance to object to what the testers are about to do to them. Animals feel as much pain as humans do so why does it make it okay to test on them when they are so alike to humans. Every day people test makeup, shampoos, and medicines on animals, the strange thing is that animals have different skin, hair, and internal organs than humans have....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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Is High-Stakes Testing Effective? - The issue of high-stakes testing is a substantial topic in the world of education today. Some find it to be a useful tool in making decisions in education. By using the results from a high stakes test, schools are able to decide where each student should go next. By setting high standards and high expectations, schools are ensuring that their tests have a purpose. (National Research Council, 1999) Others disagree and find high-stakes testing to be a complete waste of time. In Massachusetts, professors are protesting the use of these tests....   [tags: education, schools]
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Genetic Testing in Humans - Every human carries about half a dozen defective genes that could become harmful in the future. With today’s technology, it is now easier to find these defective genes through genetic testing. Genetic testing is the analyses or screening of an individuals DNA sequence in order to analyze health risks, trace ancestry, and prevent passing on illnesses to offspring. Genetic testing can provide information about individuals’ genes throughout their lifetime but is a complex process that has many uses and benefits yet sparks controversial issues....   [tags: Defective Genes, Genetic Changes, Future]
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Arguing Against Standardized Testing - To many students standardized testing has become another part of schooling that is dreaded. Standardized testing has been a part of school since the nineteen-thirties; in those days it was used as a way to measure students that had special needs. Since the time that standardized test have been in American schools there has been many programs that have placed an importance on the idea of standardized testing such as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Evans 1). Over the years the importance of standardized testing has increased tremendously and so has the stakes, not only for teachers but also students....   [tags: Educational Issues, Learning Styles]
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Biotechnology and Genetic Testing - Genetic testing is becoming more and more common as advancements in biotechnology are being made. The term “genetic testing” refers to the use of a test that looks for changes in a person’s genes or structure of certain proteins (National Human Genome Research Institute [NHGRI], 2014). Genes are decoded and each letter of the DNA sequence can be determined. There are many uses for this type of testing, including, but not limited to, diagnosis of rare genetic disorders, risk analysis for hereditary diseases, and determining appropriate treatments for patients....   [tags: dna, rna, patiens, research]
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Wat is Animal Testing? - What is animal testing. Animal testing is the use of living animals to performed research into the basics of biology and diseases assessing the effectiveness of new medical products(Humane Society International). But many debating has been done over animal testing, people are either in favor or against the use of animals for medical research. Many say that the use of animals is important for the advancement in medical research, without the use of animals medicine, treatment for cancer, antibiotics for infection, vaccines to help prevent deadly diseases and new technics for transplant would not exists and safe life.(pro-test) As Former UK Officer Minister Joan Ryan quoted “Animals research...   [tags: living animals, research, experiments]
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Abolishment of Animal Testing - Have you ever really thought about what happens during animal testing. How the animals are treated, or what tortures they have to face on a day to day basis. More than one-hundred million animals suffer and die every year through animal testing. Ninety-five percent of animals used in experimentation aren’t even covered under the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates the treatment of the animals that are used for testing. Some animals are abused and mistreated so badly that they die before they are even experimented on....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Animal Abuse]
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Animal Experimentation and Testing - Every year, a number of animals are locked up and subjected to tests that cause them pain and even death. Animal experimentation is a procedure whereby non-animals are tested and used to develop treatments, check the safety of products for human use, and other commercial and biomedical uses (Woods 24). It is estimated that, over 26 million animals are used every year in the United States for animal experiments. Animal testing is a controversial topic and like any other contentious subject, it faces a great number of support and opposition depending on human perception....   [tags: ethics, morality, research]
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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients - It is assumed by many that people who are receiving public assistance funds are using this money to support their alcohol and or drug addictions. Is drug testing to receive public assistance an answer to this problem. Would making this a condition of eligibility actually push people with serious substance abuse and or dependency problems farther away from the help and treatment they need. Federal Welfare Reform The Federal Welfare reform act which, was passed in the mid 1990’s has changed the way our system addresses these issues....   [tags: substance abuse, disemployment, federal assitance]
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The Animal Testing Controversy - Animal Testing Animal testing is a controversial subject amongst many people, some of which believe it greatly benefits humanity and others who believe it is animal cruelty. Animal treatment during testing is one of the most discussed arguments between those who are for and against testing. How regulated and ethical or unethical are these procedures. Do animals deserve rights that would make them exempt from laboratory testing. Does science and humans truly reap any real benefits from these experiments or can these results be replicated without the use of animals....   [tags: cruelty, research, disease]
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Animal Testing Should Continue - ... (www.pro-test.org.uk ) At the end of 19th century several deadly diseases immerged such as smallpox, rabies, plague, cholera and typhoid. As a result of vaccinations developed using animal testing. In addition, the experiments saved millions of people worldwide (www.historyofvaccines.org). The work of Louis Pasteur and others inspired many modern scientist to establish the causes of virus and developed vaccines for numerous of infectious disease. His investigation heavily relied on animal experimentation....   [tags: medication, experiments of animals] 872 words
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Biomedical Testing on Animals - ... “Behind chain-linked fences, the 12 bears wander along grassy hills and among Douglas firs and Ponderosa pines, or they relax inside concrete dens and runs” (Rockoff 2). While the animals are still used for testing, they are still able to live happy lives while being in captivity. However, the opposing side argues it is not beneficial to the animals. “Animal rights activists’ push against biomedical research using animals. In the face of ALF raids on numerous medical labs” (Audette 7). However one can assume that the animal rights activist only care about the animals and they, themselves have never been impacted personally by a family member who’s life may have been saved by a drug that...   [tags: scientitsts, medical field] 779 words
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Animal Testing in Cosmetics - Simple household items such as lotions, shampoos and cosmetics aren’t very expensive and are within reach for the public, yet the public is not knowledgeable of the fact that the products that they use everyday are put through a series of tests which involve the use of harmless animals. Several large commercial companies do not make products for animals; they decide that using these harmless creatures for the testing of their products, could be cause to be harmful to animals still go forward with these types of procedures on an everyday basis....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1021 words
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Database Design and Testing - Database Design and Testing Assignment: Complete exercises 1-4. Exercises: 1. Recall the AVS scenario from previous assignments. Create an ER Diagram to represent the database design for this system. Include the entities, attributes, relationships, and cardinalities. Name a minimum of three attributes for each entity that you have identified. (20 points) 2. Examine the database entities shown in the figure below and then complete the following problem. (10 points) For each table pictured above, identify the primary key and the foreign key(s)....   [tags: check the input value, foreign key] 658 words
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Drug Testing Student Athletes - About 90 percent of NCAA colleges do random drug testing on their student-athletes. Through the years, more and more colleges are giving random drug tests to their student-athletes. The student-athletes are having very mixed feelings towards the random testing. I am in favor of the testing just because some of the athletes need to be showed playing sports in college is a privilege. I know that there are several student-athletes that do not act like it is a privilege and that bothers me with how many kids can not go play college sports that are very disserving of the opportunity....   [tags: Colleges, Drug Use]
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High-stakes Testing in Schools - High-stakes testing is a very complicated issue. The watered down explanation given to the members of the public is that of holding teachers accountable for the achievement of their students. However, this is not the only use of HST. HST can also be utilized in determining grade level promotion, assigning a performance rating to an entire school, and determining students’ ability to graduate from high school (Kubiszyn & Borich, 2013). One of the major complaints of HST is when districts attempt to teach to the test....   [tags: Education, District] 553 words
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Morality of Animal Testing - Is it right for animals to be used in scientific experimentation. Is it even necessary that they be used. These questions are debated almost if not daily. Many people would think this is a matter of opinion. However, it is actually much more than that. There is the whole history of it, their rights as an animal, the necessity and the cost of doing so. So, it is almost impossible to base your opinion on such a topic as this just on one thing. Animal testing has been around for many, many years. Animals were being used to study the functions of the human body in the third century B.C., in Alexandria by Erasistratus....   [tags: Animal Rights] 719 words
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Psychological Assessment v. Testing - Psychological assessment is an important part of the counselling process. Quite often psychological assessment is confused with psychological testing, even though they are different. According to Cohen & Swerdlik (2009), psychological testing is: “the process of measuring psychology-related variables by means of devices or procedures designed to obtain a sample of behavior” (p. 14). Cohen & Swerdlik (2009) also define psychological assessment as: “the gathering and integration of psychology-related data for the purpose of making a psychological evaluation that is accomplished through the use of tools such as tests, interviews, case studies, behavioral observation, and specially designed appa...   [tags: Psychology]
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Drug Testing Student Athletes - Drug Testing Student Athletes Every athlete has probably at some point has been told to represent their school with class. Athletes are held to high standards, they are expected do the right thing on and off the field, and to lead others by setting a good example. As a role model for younger athletes and other students, should our athletes be required to prove they are being responsible even when no one is watching. Should we drug test all of our athletes to ensure they are making the right choices and setting a good example for younger athletes....   [tags: standards, role, moel, chocies, example]
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Eugenics and Genetic Testing - The history of harmful eugenic practices, spurring from the Nazi implementations of discrimination towards biologically inferior people has given eugenics a negative stigma (1,Kitcher, 190). Genetic testing, as Kitcher sees it through a minimalistic perspective, should be restrained to aiding future children with extremely low qualities of life (2,Kitcher, 190). He believes that genetic engineering should only be used to avoid disease and illness serving the role of creating a healthier human race....   [tags: Morality, Society, Science] 1752 words
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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients - In 2010, 17.5% of unemployed adults collecting some sort of welfare failed drug tests. In 2011, 23.8% of welfare recipients admitted to using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The problem the United States if facing is that welfare recipients are using the cash they are given to purchase illegal drugs. Many of these people purchasing illegal drugs had prior illegal drug abuse problems and some of these people believe that since they are given this “free” money, they can continue on with these addictions instead of finding the help they need to get back onto their own two feet....   [tags: substance abuse, alcohol, marijuana]
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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients - ... The unemployment rate goes beyond the lack of available jobs in the U.S.; unemployment also falls back on the individuals without jobs. While there are many unemployed Americans who do everything in their power to find a job, there are also several who abuse the system. Heritage.org reports that of the adults reported to be using illegal drugs, a majority of the users were unemployed. As seen in Appendix 3, 17.5% of adults using illegal drugs in 2010 were also unemployed. Additionally, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, severe barriers to unemployment were experienced by substance abusing women by more than double of those who do not abuse substances....   [tags: welfare assistance policy needs to change]
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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients - ... Florida Department of Children and Families, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that “suspicion less drug testing of welfare recipients is unconstitutional” and violates a citizens Fourth Amendment rights (Verneen, 2013). Applicants are required to pay for a urinalysis, if they have a positive result then they are disqualified from the program for a year (Verneen, 2013). If they pass the drug screen then they are reimbursed for the cost of the test (Verneen, 2013). This is a violation against the Doctrine of Unconstitutional Conditions because the applicant is being forced to consent to a drug screen in order to qualify for welfare (Verneen, 2013)....   [tags: unconstitutional, substance abuse] 1502 words
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Animal Testing Should Stop - ... However, it does tell nothing about the health of humans in consideration of the relationship with the disease (“Animal Experimentation,” n.d.). What it only does is to mislead people and delay medical progress (“Animal Experimentation,” n.d.). ARGUMENTATION Animal experimentation is both painful and unnecessary according to the resources in the literature review section. It is because of the fact that animal physiology, anatomy, and metabolism are not the same as the physiology, anatomy, and metabolism of people (“Problems with Animal Research,” n.d.)....   [tags: scientific experiments, animal rights]
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Faulty Reasoning behind Testing - Children enrolled in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Kindergarten through Second Grade, are required to take at least three major exams throughout the school year; while children enrolled in Third through Eighth Grade must take four; however, those enrolled in High School must take at least three exams in addition to other optional exams every year. The scores from these exams are used to gauge the academic competency level of students compared to their peers, teachers compared to their colleagues, and neighborhood schools compared to others, locally and globally....   [tags: socioeconomic differences skew results]
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Drug Testing Not Required - It’s the middle of the month and bills are due. Will there be enough money to pay the bills and buy the groceries for the month. These are just a few worries that welfare recipients have everyday of their life living paycheck to paycheck. Should welfare recipients be stereotyped as drug users just because they don’t have all the money they need to pay for the cost of living. Citizens living like this don’t exactly have the spare money to pay for the drug tests. So who will pay for these tests. In Lizette Alvarez’s article, she used Newton’s statement that citizens who are drug tested before receiving welfare benefits and test negative will be reimbursed by the state, but the money that is us...   [tags: welfare recipients, paychecks, money]
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Is Animal Testing Necessary? - Do you think animal testing is necessary. Over 1 million animals are crippled, burned, poisoned and abused in U.S labs every year. Nearly all of these suffering animals are adopted from animal shelters or are stolen. The animals that are commonly adopted and found are cats and dogs which are put through painful, intrusive, and frequently deadly experiments. In these studies, large quantities of toxins are force-fed or infused into their bodies, steadily poisoning them. Animal experimentation appears to be inhumane and cruel....   [tags: animal shelters, suffering, labs] 1218 words
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Organizational Testing and Assessment - Many organizations use some descriptive tests in their development and recruitments of employees at all levels. This is common for persons applying for top management positions, as an error in recruitment will cause a significant impact in any organization. Tests for selection and recruitments assist a company to make an informed choice between candidates on their strength or weakness. In carrier, professional counseling candidates tests on their work values, interest, and preparedness in their new position....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Risks of PSA Testing - PSA test results are interpreted as: 0-4 ng/mL is normal. Between 4 to 10 ng/ML is 25% of developing cancer, and > 10 ng/ml is a > 50% risk of cancer. However, some men with normal PSA levels still have prostate cancer, while other men with high PSA levels do not. PSA levels increase with age often due to a higher prevalence of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Therefore, no PSA cutoff can accurately guarantee that a man does not have prostate cancer. PSA blood levels are used for several different purposes such as to diagnose prostate cancer, evaluate treatment of prostate cancer, and to evaluate the severity of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)....   [tags: Prostate Cancer, Treatment, Results]
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What is Dielectric Testing? - Contents Introduction 3 Dielectric Testing 3 Composite Material 3 Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites 4 Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites 4 Problem Statement 5 Aim 5 Objectives 5 Literature Review 6 Polyurethane 6 Human Hair 8 Physiochemical Properties of human hair 9 Bamboo 11 Extraction of Bamboo Fibre 12 The Chemical Composition and Structure of Bamboo Fibres 12 Methodology 13 Mold 13 Dimensions 13 Procedure 14 Samples 15 Materials 15 Testing Samples 19 Safety and Sustainability 20 Results 21 Untreated Samples 21 Graphs 21 Treated Samples 24 Graphs 24 Discussion 26 Untreated Samples 26 Treated Samples 27 Comparing Untreated and Treated Fiber Results 28 Conclusion 29 Future Works...   [tags: insulation, chemical composition]
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Human In Vitro Testing - ... This response is due to the different responsibilities of different cells. Some cell types are capable of controlling for toxicity, while others are not designed to handle toxicity and typically rely on other cells to protect them. This has resulted in inaccurate measurements of nanoparticle toxicity when compared to toxic exposures in animals or humans. This is due to the complex cellular system in living creatures compared to the simplistic monoculture model. For example if scientists were interested in studying epithelial cells (the cells that line cavities and surfaces throughout the body) and how they responded to a toxin, they would have to consider that epithelial cells typically...   [tags: two cell line experiments] 679 words
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Basic Physical Assessment Testing - Introduction During lab assessment Ashleigh and Katie, the two operators, measured my cardiovascular blood pressure and resting heart rate, muscular strength of the right and left hand, flexibility by sit and reach, and body composition of height, weight, and skinfold. The basic physical assessment is used to measure a person’s overall health and wellness. Also, it helps a person to know their basic health level and what improvement could be made to achieve better health. The basic physical assessment testing benefits all people whether they are athletic or not....   [tags: Health] 2047 words
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Reliability of Polygraph Testing - A popular way on many crime dramas to determine if a suspect is lying or telling the truth is by hooking them up to a polygraph machine. In a matter of a minute the police are able to determine if the suspect is lying and guilty or, on the rare occasion, telling the truth and innocent. But, one has to wonder, is it really that simple. Polygraphs measure four main factors that are thought to change when a lie is told and more importantly, it is assumed that these changes indicate deception. The four main factors are blood pressure, heart beat, perspiration, and breathing and these are recorded by using simple devices....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Animal Testing is Wrong - Animal testing is an unnecessary and cruel act. There are more reasonable actions we could take in the science field when it comes to experimentation. Simulations and non-animal based lab experiments such as in-vitro research, advanced technology, and epidemiology can be used instead of live animal subjects. The U.S. Congress passed the Animal Welfare Act in 1966 to guarantee the well-being of animals used in laboratory research, excluding birds and mice. The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accountable for enforcing requirements of the AWA, and the National Institutes of Health reviews and approves biomedical research procedures with respect to the...   [tags: ethical issues, cruel act]
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Functional Testing - I. Introduction Functional Testing is basically testing software based on its functional requirements. Meaning it makes sure that the SUT (System Under Test) or program physically works the way it is intended. Now that there is a basic understanding of what Functional Testing is by the definition provided above; How about going more In-depth on the topic. This paper will provide answers to questions that the writer had on the topic as well as to the overall importance of Functional Testing. Questions to be discussed will be accentuated throughout the paper....   [tags: Software ]
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Animal Testing - Animal testing has been going on for decades all around the world. Increasingly however, more and more protests have been happening against animal testing. People from countries all over the world have started noticing and are working towards banning animal testing but not all people have this view point. This essay will be discussing the negative effects of animal testing and why it should be banned. So first of all, what is animal testing. Animal testing is the use of animals in experiments and development products used to determine toxicity, dosing and efficiency of the tested drugs before proceeding to human clinical trials....   [tags: experiments, laboratories, inhumane treatment]
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Animal Testing - Every year, animals are subjected to cruel and unnecessary experimentation. According to the USDA, “between 1990-1997 research labs registered with the USDA reported killing at least 12,895,885 dogs, cats, primates, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, bears, armadillos, squirrels, wild rodents and other species. This doesn't include non USDA registered labs” (“Wikianswers”). Lab animals are cut up and tortured to death all in the name of science. How can we as fellow animal species continue to allow this to happen....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Testing - Animals have long sense been a part of human life. The dog for example is thought to have been the first animal to be domesticated by humans, sometime around 13,000–10,000 B.C., from wolves. It is not known for sure how humans gained the trust of the Canines but in any event they did, and soon found dogs to be reliable companions. Animals have aided us any many ways, from offering protection and companionship. They should be respected and loved for loyalty; however it has been a very common practice to test household items, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products on animals for a very long time....   [tags: Contemporary Moral Issues] 621 words
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Animal Testing - Canary in the kitchen detects carbon monoxide. Animal testing must be banned for unnecessary tests. Animals should not be guinea pigs. Animals still feel the pain when they are injected with medicine just like humans. Humans can defend themselves and stop the pain, but the animals get strapped down and cannot move. It is better to have tests run on animals because animals will help find cures faster. Animal testing must be banned for unnecessary tests because a lot of animals are dying for no reason....   [tags: Science Experiments, Animals, Guinea Pigs] 1238 words
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Animal Testing - People are selfish. There are incredibly few if not absolutely no selfless people. The easiest way for someone to get ahead is at the expense of someone or something else. Animal testing came from this selfishness. It also came from the very biased view that humans are better than other species. Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. If someone did some of the things done in animal testing on a human that person would probably get the death penalty, or at least go to jail for a very long time. By combing the internet and explaining how animal testing is immoral by what people do to the animals, inaccurate because of failure of animal tests to predict accurate results in humans, and has nothin...   [tags: genetic manipulation, drugs, inhumane acts]
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Animal Testing - The ethics behind using animals for experiments and tests has been questioned and debated for years. Many people believe that animal experimentations can be crucial towards medical breakthroughs such as the cure for cancer, HIV/AIDS or asthma. Meanwhile others argue that animals that are used to test cosmetics such as make-up and perfumes are inhuman because is not going to help improve the human race. Animals suffer through multiple types of torture such as being forced to ingest poisonous chemicals, blinded, burned, stapled, and infected with disease viruses....   [tags: ethics, experimentation, cosmetics, medicine]
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Animal Testing - Animal testing are experiments used on animal for scientific research. In 1981 Roger Sperry, David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel were awarded a Nobel Prize for research in brain function by studying monkeys. Roger W Sperry found out that nerves linking and both hemispheres of the brain could be tempered with, without causing any life threatening events. Many animals are very similar to humans and by studying the brains of monkeys Roger W Sperry made a huge discovery about the human brain for mankind....   [tags: scientific research, ethics]
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Animal Testing - For centuries now, the principles of anatomy and physiology have been proved to be true in many cases for humans as well as for animals. For such reasons scientists have decided to rely on animals to understand and study, diseases or conditions found in humans and so forth. Therefor, is it possible to call ourselves selfish. Could the fact that we exploit animals for the so called sake of science prove that we do not consider the animals’ well-being. As a result of being under-informed about the procedures of animal testing, people often take this demographic issue lightly....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1014 words
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Animal Testing - So the next big question is, isn’t animal testing essential. Doesn’t it cure disease and save human lives. Well the answer is no. Animal testing is unreliable, expensive, time consuming, and most of all it’s not necessary. Animals are not good models for humans. They are allergic to certain basic compounds that are fine for humans, like Paracetamol (“used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, fevers, and relieves pain in mild arthritis” (Paracetamol), and vice versa....   [tags: animal rights, research, ethics]
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Animal Testing - Imagine being a rabbit; a vertebrate and warm blooded species. Hopping around an open field and eating all greens. All of sudden, you were captured by an unknown human. You start to rattle around your cage figuring out how to escape. About “twenty-five million and 30 million” animals are exploited in experiments; “half are only used through education” (Donna 7). “A 40% is applied in basic research, the 26% for drug development, a 20% are examined for products, and the 14% that is left is applied on education and miscellaneous” (Donna 5)....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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DNA Testing - The criminal justice system is not perfect. Throughout the process there can be many errors that can result in the incarceration of an innocent person. There are examples of this in the case of Gerald Wayne Davis. Faulty eyewitness testimony and double jeopardy are two of errors that will be reviewed in this case. The focus is the use of unreliable scientific evidence. In the past non-DNA testing of evidence was use to prove guilt or innocence. These tests can be inconclusive and can be used to mislead a jury....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Neuropsychological Testing - Neuropsychological testing is used to assess and diagnosis brain impairments, such as a head injury, dementia, or Alzheimer’s (Gregory, 1999). Purposes of neuropsychological assessments include determining if the problem is physiological (e.g., brain damage or lesion), the nature of the dysfunction (e.g., location or type), and cognitive deficits caused by the problem (Class Notes VIII). For example, following a brain injury, a neurological battery of tests may be given in order to assess the individual to see if there has been any change in cognitive functioning....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Brain Impairments] 1555 words
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Animal Testing - Animal research and testing has always been a controversy torn between science and ethics. Much can be gleaned of research if we set our morals aside, however Mukherjee states, “When I witness science in action, I see tenderness in abundance.” This tenderness is explored in Hale and Zimmerman’s texts; both come to the fundamental conclusion that it is our moral obligation as both scientists and humans to keep the principle of ‘replace, reduce, and refine’ at the heart of animal research. The scientific benefits of animal testing are obvious....   [tags: animal research, monkey, dolphins]
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Commercial Penetration Testing - Commercial penetration testing is the process of controlled security assessment or audits performed in such a manner as to reveal weakness and vulnerabilities. These processes help expose infrastructure weaknesses which in turn allows a company to implement fixes for these security holes. While this process simulates real world attacks, it is not a random brute force undertaking. In commercial penetration testing there are standards and methodologies that provide a detailed roadmap of practical ideas and proven practices (Halfond, 2011)....   [tags: controlled security assessment]
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Animal Testing Proposal - Millions of animals are being unneedlessly tested on for cosmetics, even though there are plenty of alternatives available and most of the results are unreliable or not applicable to humans. Although the fight against animal testing has made huge progress recently, America has yet to stop this cruel practice and chooses to torture animals while other countries are making a stop to the testing (“Animal Testing 101”). Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside cold, barren cages in laboratories across the country....   [tags: Cruelty, Cosmetics]
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Autoantibodies Testing - p63 does not function as a tumor suppressor and is rarely mutated in human cancer24. However, when p63 is overexpressed it functions as an oncogene by several mechanisms including: opposition of p53 function (Chen 1999), loss of E-cadherin expression 25 and enhancement of cell survival pathways 26. In addition , Cancer cells are affected by ∆Np63 by several mechanisms, one of them is by encouraging the migratory behavior of cancer cells and the other way is by downing the adhesion of the cells to each other27....   [tags: Health] 2330 words
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