Discovery Essays

Cracking the Whip at Wyeth

When Robert R. Ruffolo Jr. signed on at Wyeth (WYE) in 2000, his mandate was simple: shake up the drugmaker’s mediocre research-and-development operation. He has certainly succeeded. One of Ruffolo’s first moves as executive vice-president for R&D was conducting a top-to-bottom review of Wyeth’s pipeline. With the date of the meeting looming, Wyeth researcher Steven J. Projan all but gave up sleeping. For five straight days, Projan was so worried about the survival of a novel antibiotic he had been…

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The Discovery Telomerase

The linear chromosomes of eukaryotes are more complex than the circular chromosomes of the bacteria. Due to the biochemical properties of DNA polymerases, the replication of the eukaryotic chromosomes poses a special problem: the maintenance of the length of the linear chromosomes. However, it was discovered that a unique enzyme complex appears to play a crucial in maintaining the length of eukaryotic chromosomes. This enzyme is known as the telomerase. Its regulative action on the eukaryotic cell implies that it…

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Reaction Paper

It was not my first time to go in an exhibit but it is my first time to see an exhibit that has full of inventions, products and some species. When our teacher told us about the upcoming trip to CSU Carig she told us to see and observe all the inventions over there, I was wondering about the inventions at that day. I was very excited about it that I could not even concentrate in our class discussion. When…

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Marco Polo’s Influence on Christopher Columbus

Marco Polo’s Travels formulated in Europe of the fourteenth and fifteenth century a new perception of the Eastern world, a world just as advanced and sophisticated as that of the West. Yet, another two centuries were needed for a significant change to take place; this was Christopher Columbus’ voyage. For Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo’s travelogue was a valuable and solid resource that contained the necessary details of the East. The geographical descriptions in his writing generated a basis for Columbus’…

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Macbeth Vs. Holden Caulfield

The longest journey, is the journey of self discovery. To discover ones self, a person must confront things they would rather not and be truthful to themselves. Both characters, Macbeth from William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, and Holden from J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, embarked on a inward journey of self discovery.Through being emotionally unstable, having contradicting morals, and discovering who they truly are, it is evident that though two different outcomes, they both had a journey…

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