BIOL367/F10:Class Journal Week 9

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Reflection Questions

Margie Doyle

  1. There has been an outbreak of cholerae in Haiti in the last week amongst the people already affected by the earthquake. How, specifically, do you think that research like that we are doing this week can contribute to an improvement in publich health? What do you think the barriers are for this research to lead to viable treatments that can reach the people in Haiti?
  2. Next week we will be selecting the teams for the class final projects. What qualities do you look for in a good teammate? What are some of the things that make or break a team project? Qualities of a good teammate include reliability, a good work ethic, and a willingness to work with others. Team projects are highly dependent on the compatibility of the group members, as well as

Richard Brous

  • There has been an outbreak of cholerae in Haiti in the last week amongst the people already affected by the earthquake. How, specifically, do you think that research like that we are doing this week can contribute to an improvement in publich health? What do you think the barriers are for this research to lead to viable treatments that can reach the people in Haiti?
    • The Vibrio cholera research between pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains is already providing insight into the following:
      • How the pathogenic strain remains highly contaigous after passing from a human host.
      • How adaptable it is to difference environments.
      • How it seems to have high mobility when in nutrient poor environments increases survivability.
    • By comparing the two strains further there might be a way to minimize its ability to stay highly contaigious post passing or to possibly block its ability to survive in specific environments.
  • Next week we will be selecting the teams for the class final projects. What qualities do you look for in a good teammate? What are some of the things that make or break a team project?
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