Friday, January 24, 2014

My name is Janell and I am a sophomore majoring in MCB.  I signed up for this class because the doctor in me loves learning about disease and I thought this would be the perfect chance to learn all about how diseases came to be and how our fight against them has evolved. 
The three blogs that I thought correlated with this course and would be helpful throughout the semester were Scienceblog, the Evolution and Medicine Review and the Rough Guide to Evolution.

This blog is about all the different areas of science, ranging from medicine to psychology to physics.  The blog not only posts writings about new research findings and discoveries but also consist of regular people posting about their love for all things science.

The Evolution and Medicine Review is a much more formal blog that focus on the medical aspect of science. Their posts consist of findings, medical events occurring throughout the world and also answers to intriguing questions

The final blog I found focuses strictly on evolution.  The bloggers on this site discuss mostly about the life of Darwin and possible causes that led him to his findings.  

One post that caught my eye in the Evolution and Medicine Review was one in which they discussed an article written in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis that stated that scientists tend to disregard how the cardiovascular system came to be or why it came to be. In the post they provide the summary showing that the cardiovascular system was needed in species 600 million years ago in order to survive diffusion. Through their summaries of important articles it could become easier for us to come across different aspects and discoveries about evolution. 

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