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Biology

Genes to Cure Disease

These days we are seeing more and more things that often seem unreal to us. There is genetic technology, our own genes, which not only prevent us from developing certain diseases, but can also help cure us from these diseases. Our genes tell us and doctors a lot about who we are and what types of diseases we are susceptible to; however, it is the proteins in our bodies that make the largest difference. The article entitled “Blood Work” (2013) by Bill Saporito is an interesting article that explains how these proteins and genes work in order to give us all an idea of the diseases we could develop as well as how we can cure these diseases.

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Management

Entrepreneurship Articles

Daniel McGinn argues that like many other professions, entrepreneurship has also been evolving. In the past, entrepreneurs would be someone with an idea which they might have improved over the years but now entrepreneurship has become more leaner activity in which individual entrepreneurs may be toying with different ideas at the same time. These trends are being promoted by “business accelerators” or experienced entrepreneurs who mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. The new trend in Silicon Valley is to quickly assemble a team of likeminded individuals who put together a product or service, use customer feedback to improve it or simply drop it to move to other projects. Daniel provides extreme examples of events during which total strangers meet on Friday evening to pitch ideas, form teams, and even create a company by Sunday eveneing; all during a period of only 54 hours (McGinn).

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Economics

Article “South Korea GDP growth splits market on policy rate outlook” by Kumar, V. P.

South Korea’s better than expected performance during the first quarter of 2013 has created uncertainties regarding the Bank of Korea’s (BOK) potential response to it. HSBC economist Ronald Man believes that BOK will increase the interest rate during the fourth quarter of 2013. He also expects the Korean economy to grow at an annual rate of 3 percent this year while the growth rate next year will be 3.8 percent. HSBC is more optimistic regarding economy’s growth rate than the market (Kumar, 2013).

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Economics

Economics Today Article

An online article on the Environmental News Network website reports that global food prices have been rising and the trend may continue in the future due to population growth and climate change. The article reports that global food prices rose 2.7 percent in 2012 which is the highest level since 1974. This is the reversal of the trend as real prices of food commodities declined between 1960 and 1999 at an average annual rate of 0.6 percent (Wenzlau, 2013).

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Business

Barth Article

A clear understanding of social change requires the efforts of anthropologists in a candid description of the society in terms of its persistence, the process of maintain itself as well as the changes that occur with time. This can have the implications of casting majority of the terms towards describing the existing social systems. An adequate analysis of change calls far less adequate or less simple means of performance of the old jobs. This only makes sense to the people who prioritize on efforts of understanding change.  People are generally unwilling to abandon the routines that are well established but there is a need for understanding social change by describing the eoeltts that is associated to change (Barth, 1967).

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Anthropology

Critical Review of a Recent Anthropological Journal Article

Introduction

New evidence on the tool-assisted hunting exhibited by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a savannah habitat at Fongoli, Sénégal was a 2015 study conducted by Pruetz et al. (Pruetz et al. 2015). The authors aimed to determine whether use of tools among chimpanzees is related to the savannah environment that they inhabited, as well as whether there were sex differences in terms of tool use as well as age-sex class differences in hunting behavior. A comparison between a group that used tools in one location and a group that did not use tools in a second location were also compared. As such, this information was collected with the purpose of describing behaviors and tool use among chimpanzees.