Extra Credit Article Reviews:

Requirements: Pick one of the articles listed below, read the article and type a one page summary of the findings, information and the importance to humans in the article. Please* include the author, title of article, journal, date published and pages of the article at the bottom of your review. Each article review is worth 5 points of extra credit. You can earn up to 20 points per quarter (total 40 points per semester).

 

(* Reference Format: Last Name of Author, First Name, Initial (include all authors). (Year). "Title of Article." Journal Name. Volume; pages.)

 

There are several categories, be sure to check lower on the page. Great site on how to write summary articles http://www.yukoncollege.yk.ca/~agraham/guides/guidec.shtml

 

For more recent articles from Scientific American http://www.scientificamerican.com/  (unfortunately Scientific American has dropped a lot of their free articles that are listed below); consider going to the public library or try Discover Magazine http://discovermagazine.com/ click on the topics to find full length articles (must be 3 or more pages long)

 

 

Unit/ Topic

Article Link

Origin of life, biochemistry, cells  
Did Life Evolve in Ice http://discovermagazine.com/2008/feb/did-life-evolve-in-ice
Cancer Clues from Pet Dogs http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=C9F7F979-E7F2-99DF-3D97694D2A702FED
Did Life Come From Another World? (origin of life) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=00073A97-5745-1359-94FF83414B7F0000
A Cool Early Earth? (origin of life) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=0005FA5D-5F7C-1333-9F7C83414B7F0000
Nanobodies (cell unit) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=0004C949-F886-12DB-B88683414B7F0000

Nutrition (body systems, cells)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=0007C5B6-7152-1DF6-9733809EC588EEDF

Pigments that fight Cancer (cells, body systems)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000B4130-5C6C-1DF7-9733809EC588EEDF

Untangling the Roots of Cancer (cells, body systems) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000C24C1-2210-1EDD-8E1C809EC588EF21
Stem Cells: Repair Workers Within (immune system, cell unit) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0005730E-D73B-12B9-969983414B7F0000

Anti-aging Research (body systems, cells)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000BC08E-5B8C-1D2B-97CA809EC588EEDF

 

Tumor Busting Viruses (body systems, cells) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=00023290-03BC-1F5D-905980A84189EEDF
DNA  
" How Science is Rewriting the Book of Genes" http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/11/AR2007111101066.html
Race in a Bottle http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=race-in-a-bottle
Seeking the Connections: Alcoholism and Our Genes http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=seeking-the-connections-alcoholism-and-our-genes
Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity Genes (DNA unit) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=000B73EB-3380-13F6-B38083414B7F0000
Rosalind Franklin and DNA (DNA) Article
Body Systems  
The Birth of a Brain Cell: Scientists Witness Neurogenesis http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-birth-of-a-brain-cell-witnessing-neurogenesis
This is Your Brain on Food (extended version) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=this-is-your-brain-on-food-extended
Can Fat Be Fit? http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=can-fat-be-fit
Brain Stains:  Traumatic therapies can have long-lasting effects on mental health http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=brain-stains
Stem Cells: The Real Culprits in Cancer? http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000B1BED-0C0A-1498-8C0A83414B7F0000
Preparing for a Pandemic (Bird Flu) (Immune System) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=000DCB5A-9CC7-134E-9CC783414B7F0000
New Movement in Parkinson's (nervous system) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=00078984-3758-12B3-A92783414B7F0000
Music and the Brain (nervous system) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=0007D716-71A1-1179-AF8683414B7F0000
His Brain, Her Brain (nervous system) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000363E3-1806-1264-980683414B7F0000
Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic? (body systems) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=000E5065-2345-128A-9E1583414B7F0000
If Smallpox Strikes Portland.... (immune system, viruses) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000BBC08-CEA3-1213-8EA383414B7FFE9F
Making Memories Stick (nervous system) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=000519BF-3128-11E8-A28583414B7F0000

Anti-aging Research (body systems, cells)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000BC08E-5B8C-1D2B-97CA809EC588EEDF

 

The Brain's Own Marijuana (nervous system) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=0008F53F-80F7-119B-80F783414B7F0000
Evolution  
South America's Missing Mammals http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=south-americas-missing-mammals
Interview with the scientist who discovered an extinct dwarf hominid (evolution) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa004&articleID=00082F87-7D35-117E-BD3583414B7F0000
The Modern Human Origins Morass (evolution) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=0009EA76-8C30-1C75-9B81809EC588EF21
Getting a Leg Up on Land (Evolution Unit) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000DC8B8-EA15-137C-AA1583414B7F0000
Stranger in a Strange Land (evolution) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=0008C127-C322-1F80-B57583414B7F0103
Does Race Exist? (evolution) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=00055DC8-3BAA-1FA8-BBAA83414B7F0000
Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes (nervous system) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=0003014B-9D06-1E8F-8EA5809EC5880000

Human Evolution and Diet (evolution, body systems)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=0007B7DC-6738-1DC9-AF71809EC588EEDF

 

Anti-aging Research (body systems, cells)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000BC08E-5B8C-1D2B-97CA809EC588EEDF

 

Biotechnology  
The Addicted Brain (biotechnology) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=0001E632-978A-1019-978A83414B7F0101
Evolution Encoded (biotechnology) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=0002F40E-3D61-1056-BD6183414B7F0104
Synthetic Life (biotechnology) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=0009FCA4-1A8F-1085-94F483414B7F0000
Restoring bones (biotech) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?colID=1&articleID=000E5452-A1AB-1E41-89E0809EC588EEDF
Ecology and Diversity  
The Fish and the Forest http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000C6B0F-B1A0-14C0-B04F83414B7F0000
A Climate Repair Manual http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000EABE4-BDFF-14E5-BDFF83414B7F0000
Impact from the Deep http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=00037A5D-A938-150E-A93883414B7F0000

Ecology/ Frog Deformities (mutations, ecology)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000D5DCC-CA4A-1E1C-8B3B809EC588EEDF

New Order of Insects (classification, diversity)

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=000C4A73-7799-1D9B-815A809EC5880000

Random Interesting Stuff  
The Great Cosmic Roller-Coaster Ride http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-great-cosmic-roller-coaster-ride
The Red Planet's Watery Past http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=CDCC3E05-E7F2-99DF-3B7C143967CC31FA
The Dark Ages of the Universe http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=0002BE5A-D608-152F-960883414B7F0123