I really liked the entry about how a topic will become clear once you start looking into it. I have three topics in mind but I'm not sure what one would really be interesting. I am in Fisheries and Wildlife so I definetly want to write about the environment. I was thinking something along the lines of Global Warming and how it is affecting our plants and animals...OR I was thinking about the Cronic Wasting Disease in the whitetail deer. If anyone has any opinions or ideas about this let me know! Thanks :)
Posted by firn0004 at September 17, 2004 10:47 AM
cwd affects mule deer and elk as well as whitetail. the possibility of further crossing of species barriers is of great concern. the range of prion based transmissible spongiform encephalopathies is being studied here at the u.of m. Dr. H. Brent Clark recently presented a seminar on the topics of understanding1.theclinical-pathological spectrum of prion disease in animals and humans 2. how differences in prion subtype affect manifestation of disease 3. nature of environmental risk factors for TSE's...be warned it was VERY technical. a basic understanding of cell biology and protein structure and function is essential to pursuing this avenue.