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xv, 168 pages ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Companion website Anatomical and functional organization 1 Development of the nervous system 2 Organization of the nervous system 3 Autonomic nervous system 4 Enteric nervous system 5 Meninges and cerebrospinal fluid 6 Blood supply to the central nervous system 7 Cranial nerves 8 Anatomy of the brainstem 9 Organization of the spinal cord 10 Organization of the cerebral cortex and thalamus 11 Hypothalamus Cells and neurophysiology 12 Cells of the nervous system I: neurones 13 Cells of the nervous system II: neuroglial cells 14 Ion channels 15 Resting membrane and action potential 16 Neuromuscular junction and synapses 17 Nerve conduction and synaptic integration 18 Neurotransmitters, receptors and their pathways 19 Main CNS neurotransmitters and their function 20 Skeletal muscle structure 21 Skeletal muscle contraction Sensory systems 22 Sensory systems: an overview 23 Sensory transduction 24 Visual system I: the eye and retina 25 Visual system II: the visual pathways and subcortical visual areas 26 Visual system III: visual cortical areas 27 Auditory system I: the ear and cochlea 28 Auditory system II: auditory pathways and language 29 Vestibular system 30 Olfaction and taste 31 Somatosensory system 32 Pain systems I: nociceptors and nociceptive pathways 33 Pain systems II: pharmacology and management 34 Association cortices: the posterior parietal and prefrontal cortex Motor systems 35 Organization of the motor system 36 Muscle spindle and lower motor neurone 37 Spinal cord motor organization and locomotion 38 Cortical motor areas 39 Primary motor cortex 40 Basal ganglia: anatomy and physiology 41 Basal ganglia: diseases and their treatments 42 Cerebellum Cognition and neural plasticity 43 Reticular formation and sleep 44 Limbic system and long-term potentiation 45 Memory 46 Emotion, motivation and drug addiction 47 Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors I: the peripheral nervous system 48 Neural plasticity and neurotrophic factors II: the central nervous system 49 Techniques for studying the nervous system Applied neurobiology: the principles of neurology and psychiatry 50 Approach to the patient with neurological problems 51 Examination of the nervous system 52 Investigation of the nervous system 53 Imaging of the central nervous system 54 Clinical disorders of the sensory systems 55 Clinical disorders of the motor systems 56 Eye movements 57 Neurochemical disorders I: affective disorders 58 Neurochemical disorders II: schizophrenia 59 Neurochemical disorders III: anxiety 60 Neurodegenerative disorders 61 Neurophysiological disorders: epilepsy 62 Neuroimmunological disorders 63 Neurogenetic disorders 64 Cerebrovascular disease 65 Neuroradiological anatomy History of neuroscientific discoveries 66 Historical neuroscience discoveries Self-assessment case studies Case studies and questions Answers Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119168416 20171204
Everything you need to know about Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance! Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is a highly illustrated, quick reference guide to the anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology of the human nervous system. Each chapter features a summary of the anatomical structure and function of a specific component of the central nervous system, a section on applied neurobiology outlining how to approach a patient with neurological or psychiatric problems aligned to the chapter topic, standard diagnostic procedures for most common scenarios, as well as an overview of treatment and management options. This fully updated and expanded new edition includes: Dozens of full-page, colour illustrations and neurological scansExpanded coverage of techniques to study the nervous systemMore practical information on the neurological examNew content on neuropharmacology and drug therapiesBullet points and bold terms throughout assist with revision and review of the topic Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience at a Glance is the ideal companion for students embarking on a neuroanatomy or neuroscience course, and is an excellent reference tool for those in clinical training.An updated companion website with new clinical cases, multiple choice self-assessment questions, revision slides, and downloadable illustrations and flashcards is available at www.ataglanceseries.com/neuroscience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119168416 20171204
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xvi, 867 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Complex Numbers-- Matrices-- Vectors-- Vector Calculus-- Tensor Analysis-- Probability and Statistics-- Waves-- Fourier Transforms-- Classical Mechanics-- Special Relativity-- Electric and Magnetic Fields-- The Magnetic Moment and the Bloch Equations-- Quantum Mechanics-- The Hamiltonians of NMR-- The Quantum Mechanics of Angular Momentum-- NMR Rotation Operators-- Density Operators-- The Product Operator Formalism-- Relaxation and the NOE-- Data Processing-- Coherence Transfer-- Electronics-- Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782627975 20170313
Beginning with a review of the important areas of mathematics, this book then covers many of the underlying theoretical and practical aspects of NMR and MRI spectroscopy from a maths point of view. Competence in algebra and introductory calculus is needed but all other maths concepts are covered. It will bridge a gap between high level and introductory titles used in NMR or MRI spectroscopy. Uniquely, it takes a very careful and pedagogical approach to the mathematics behind NMR and MRI. It leaves out very few steps, which distinguishes it from other books in the field. The author is an NMR laboratory manager and is sympathetic to the frustrations of trying to understand where some of the fundamental equations come from hence his desire to either explicitly derive all equations for the reader or direct them to derivations. This is an essential text aimed at graduate students who are beginning their careers in NMR or MRI spectroscopy and laboratory managers if they need an understanding of the theoretical foundations of the technique.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782627975 20170313
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xiv, 119 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Exercise, Sport, and Bioanalytical Chemistry: Principles and Practice focuses on the basic and applied aspects of energy metabolism in humans. Concise and scientific, yet intelligible to the nonscientist, the book consists of two parts. Part I, Introduction: Basics and Background, provides the biochemistry necessary to understand the rest of the book and describes analytical processes and results as an aid to grasping the science. Part II, Applications: Knowledge into Practice, explores measurement techniques for metabolism, energy expenditure of various activities, techniques that enhance expenditure, metabolic adaptation, foods and drugs that enhance expenditure, and the role of bioanalytical chemistry in future research in exercise and sport. Discussion of the benefits of exercise and practices for improving the capacity to perform exercise is illustrated by many useful and entertaining examples. This volume allows readers to come away with a grasp of the scientific concepts, how they are manifested in research techniques, and how the results of research can be applied in the real world of public health and personal development. * Provides readers with the fundamental biochemistry and some elements of the physiology behind physical activity/exercise and describes the analytical techniques used to elucidate the science* Written in clear, concise, compelling prose that is neither simplistic to scientists nor too sophisticated for a large, diverse global audience* A one-page Close-Up in each chapter illustrates key topics to catch, engage, entertain, and create a novel synthesis of thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128092064 20160619
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xxvii, 579 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Reflecting changes in the current health and safety landscape, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach, Third Edition includes examples and tools to facilitate development and implementation of a safety and health management approach. This how-to book is not just an information providing text. It shows you how to write a program and identify hazards as well as involve workers and attain their cooperation. It emphasizes the need for better and more effective communication regarding safety and health. See What's New in the Third Edition: * Chapters on workers' compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety/sustainability * Additional coverage of flammable liquids and ventilation, accident reporting, and accident investigation * New compliance requirements as well as expanded accident investigation, environmental, and risk analysis guidelines * PowerPoint presentation slides for each chapter A complete and practical guide for the development and management of occupational safety and health programs in any industry setting, the book supplies a management blueprint that can be used for occupational safety and health in any organization, from the smallest to the largest, beginning to develop or wanting to improve its safety and health approach. It includes comprehensive guidelines for development of occupational health and safety programs to a variety of industries and is especially useful for start-up companies. The author takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, the development of a safe workforce through communications, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. He addresses the tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He also discusses how to work with and within the OSHA compliance approach as well as how to deal with the OSHA regulations, workers' compensation, terrorism, and Lean safety. As you understand and apply the guidelines in each chapter, you can put your company on the way toward building a successful and effective safety and health effort for its employers and employees.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482231335 20160619
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xv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I: Origins. The fall ; Crumpled lead and rippled copper ; Dream jobs ; The bridge ; Arline
  • Part II: Madness. Pomander walk ; Water, fire, electricity ; Melius anceps remedium quam nullum ; The broken ; Room 2200 ; Sunset Hill ; Experiment successful, but the patient died ; Unlimited access ; Ecphory ; The vacuum and the ice pick
  • Part III: The hunt. It was brought into the sea ; Proust on the operating table ; Fortunate misfortunes ; Henry Gustave Molaison (1926-1953)
  • Part IV: Discovery. Where angels fear to tread ; Monkeys and men ; Interpreting the stars ; The son-of-a-bitch center ; The MIT research project known as the amnesic patient H.M.
  • Part V: Secret wars. Dewey defeats Truman ; A sweet, tractable man ; It is necessary to go to Niagara to see Niagara Falls ; Patient H.M. (1953-2008) ; The smell of bone dust ; Every day is alone in itself ; Postmortem.
"In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon named William Beecher Scoville performed a novel operation on a 27-year-old epileptic patient named Henry Molaison, drilling two silver-dollar sized holes in his forehead and suctioning out a few teaspoons of tissue from a mysterious region deep inside his brain. The operation helped control Molaison's intractable seizures, but it also did something else: It left Molaison amnesic for the rest of his life, with a short term memory of just thirty seconds. Patient H.M., as he came to be known, would emerge as the most important human research subject in history. Much of what we now know about how memory works is a direct result of the sixty years of near-constant experimentation carried out upon him until his death in 2008. Award-winning journalist Luke Dittrich brings readers from the gleaming laboratory in San Diego where Molaison's disembodied brain -- now the focus of intense scrutiny -- sits today; to the surgical suites of the 1940s and 50s, where doctors wielded the powers of gods; and into the examination rooms where generations of researchers performed endless experiments on a single, essential, oblivious man: H.M.. In the process, Dittrich excavates the lives of Dr. Scoville and his most famous patient, and spins their tales together in thrilling, kaleidoscopic fashion, uncovering troves of well-guarded secrets, and revealing how the bright future of modern neuroscience has dark roots in the forgotten history of psychosurgery, raising ethical questions that echo into the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
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268 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Before parasites were cool
  • Hitching a ride
  • Zombified
  • Hypnotized
  • Dangerous liaisons
  • Gut feelings
  • My microbes made me fat
  • Healing instinct
  • The forgotten emotion
  • Parasites and prejudice
  • Parasites and piety
  • The geography of thought.
"Based on a wildly popular Atlantic article: an astonishing investigation into the world of microbes, and the myriad ways they control how other creatures -- including humans -- act, feel, and think As we are now discovering, parasites -- microbes that cannot thrive and reproduce without another organism as a host -- are shockingly sophisticated and extraordinarily powerful. In fact, a plethora of parasites affect our behavior in ways we have barely begun to understand. In this mind-bending book, McAuliffe reveals the eons-old war between parasites and other creatures that is playing out in our very own bodies. And more surprising still, she uncovers the decisive role that parasites may have played in the rise and demise of entire civilizations. Our obsession with cleanliness and our experience of disgust are both evolutionary tools for avoiding infection, but they evolved differently for different populations. Political, social, and religious differences among societies may be caused, in part, by the different parasites that prey on us. In the tradition of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish, This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human."-- Provided by publisher.
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xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the "disease model" of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery. The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction a brain disease, based on evidence that brains change with drug use. But in The Biology of Desire, cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes a convincing case that addiction is not a disease, and shows why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing. Lewis reveals addiction as an unintended consequence of the brain doing what it's supposed to do-seek pleasure and relief-in a world that's not cooperating. Brains are designed to restructure themselves with normal learning and development, but this process is accelerated in addiction when highly attractive rewards are pursued repeatedly. Lewis shows why treatment based on the disease model so often fails, and how treatment can be retooled to achieve lasting recovery, given the realities of brain plasticity. Combining intimate human stories with clearly rendered scientific explanation, The Biology of Desire is enlightening and optimistic reading for anyone who has wrestled with addiction either personally or professionally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610394376 20160618
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 videodisc (approximately 45 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Digital: video file; DVD video.
"One of the leading health threats to human is cancer. However, wild animals rarely get this disease. Why are humans more at risk of developing cancer? When humans became bipedal in Africa, they also developed bigger brains. It seems this created the ideal conditions for cancer cell growth. This episode discusses how humans should deal with the battle against cancer within the context of the evolutionary process"--Container.
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xv, 354 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • FOOT AND ANKLE JOINT Foot Model for Investigating Foot Biomechanics and Footwear Design-- Ming Zhang, Jia Yu, Yan Cong, Yan Wang, and Jason Tak-Man Cheung Female Foot Model for High-Heeled Shoe Design-- Jia Yu and Ming Zhang Foot and Ankle Model for Surgical Treatment-- Yan Wang and Ming Zhang First Ray Model Comparing Normal and Hallux Valgus Feet-- Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Ming Zhang, and Aaron Kam-Lun Leung Dynamic Foot Model for Impact Investigation-- Jia Yu, Duo Wai-Chi Wong, and Ming Zhang KNEE JOINT Knee Joint Model for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction-- Jie Yao and Yubo Fan Knee Joint Models for Kneeling Biomechanics-- Yuxing Wang, Yubo Fan, and Ming Zhang Knee Implant Model: A Sensitivity Study of Trabecular Stiffness on Periprosthetic Fracture-- Duo Wai-Chi Wong and Ming Zhang HIP AND PELVIS Femur Model for Predicting Strength and Fracture Risk-- He Gong, Yubo Fan, and Ming Zhang Hip Model for Osteonecrosis-- Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Zhihui Pang, Jia Yu, Aaron Kam-Lun Leung, and Ming Zhang Pelvis Model for Reconstruction with Autografted Long Bones Following Hindquarter Amputation-- Wen-Xin Niu, Jiong Mei, Ting-Ting Tang, Yu-Bo Fan, Ming Zhang, and Ming Ni LOWER LIMB FOR REHABILITATION Foot-Ankle-Knee Model for Foot Orthosis-- Xuan Liu and Ming Zhang Lower Residual Limb for Prosthetic Socket Design-- Winson C.C. Lee and Ming Zhang Residual Limb Model for Osteointegration-- Winson C.C. Lee SPINE Spine Model for Vibration Analysis-- Lixin Guo, Ming Zhang, and Ee-Chon Teo Cervical Spinal Fusion and Total Disc Replacement-- Zhongjun Mo, LiZhen Wang, Ming Zhang, and Yubo Fan Spine Model for Disc Replacement-- Qi Li, Lizhen Wang, Zhongjun Mo, and Yubo Fan Spine Model for Applications in Aviation Protection-- Cheng-fei Du, Lizhen Wang, Ya-wei Wang, and Yubo Fan HEAD AND HAND Head Model for Protection-- Lizhen Wang, Peng Xu, Xiaoyu Liu, Zhongjun Mo, Ming Zhang, and Yubo Fan Tooth Model in Orthodontics and Prosthodontics-- Chao Wang, Yi Zhang, Wei Yao, and Yubo Fan Eye Model and Its Application-- Xiaoyu Liu, Lizhen Wang, Deyu Li, and Yubo Fan Temporomandibular Joint Model for Asymptomatic and Dysfunctional Joints-- Zhan Liu, Yuan-li Zhang, Ying-li Qian, and Yubo Fan Fingertip Model for Blood Flow and Temperature-- Ying He, Hongwei Shao, Yuanliang Tang, Irina Mizeva, and Hengdi Zhang BONE Micro-Finite Element Model for Bone Strength Prediction-- He Gong, Ming Zhang, and Ling Qin Simulation of Osteoporotic Bone Remodeling-- He Gong, Yubo Fan, and Ming Zhang Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466588035 20160617
Computational biomechanics is an emerging research field that seeks to understand the complex biomechanical behaviors of normal and pathological human joints to come up with new methods of orthopedic treatment and rehabilitation. Computational Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System collects the latest research and cutting-edge techniques used in computational biomechanics, focusing on orthopedic and rehabilitation engineering applications. The book covers state-of-the-art techniques and the latest research related to computational biomechanics, in particular finite element analysis and its potential applications in orthopedics and rehabilitation engineering. It offers a glimpse into the exciting potentials for computational modeling in medical research and biomechanical simulation. The book is organized according to anatomical location-foot and ankle, knee, hip, spine, and head and teeth. Each chapter details the scientific questions/medical problems addressed by modeling, basic anatomy of the body part, computational model development and techniques used, related experimental studies for model setup and validation, and clinical applications. Plenty of useful biomechanical information is provided for a variety of applications, especially for the optimal design of body support devices and prosthetic implants. This book is an excellent resource for engineering students and young researchers in bioengineering. Clinicians involved in orthopedics and rehabilitation engineering may find this work to be both informative and highly relevant to their clinical practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466588035 20160617
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 videodisc (approximately 45 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
"Depression is a condition that arises throughout the world... this program reveals the evolutionary reasons behind why humans develop depression and introduces the latest treatments based on these discoveries"--Container.
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2 volumes (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
  • Part 1 General Considerations in Clinical Medicine Part 2 Cardinal Manifestations and Presentation of Diseases Section 1 Pain Section 2 Alterations in Body Temperature Section 3 Nervous System Dysfunction Section 4 Disorders of Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat Section 5 Alterations in Circulatory and Respiratory Functions Section 6 Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function Section 7 Alterations in Renal and Urinary Tract Function Section 8 Alterations in Sexual Function and Reproduction Section 9 Alterations in the Skin Section 10 Hematologic Alterations Part 3 Genes, the Environment, and Disease Part 4 Regenerative Medicine Part 5 Aging Part 6 Nutrition and Weight Loss Part 7 Oncology and Hematology Section 1 Neoplastic Disorders Section 2 Hematopoietic Disorders Section 3 Disorders of Hemostasis Part 8 Infectious Diseases Section 1 Basic Considerations in Infectious Diseases Section 2 Clinical Syndromes: Community-Acquired Infections Section 3 Clinical Syndromes: Health Care-Associated Infections Section 4 Approach to Therapy for Bacterial Diseases Section 5 Diseases Caused by Gram-Positive Bacteria Section 6 Diseases Caused by Gram-Negative Bacteria Section 7 Miscellaneous Bacterial Infections Section 8 Mycobacterial Diseases Section 9 Spirochetal Diseases Section 10 Diseases Caused by Rickettsiae, Mycoplasmas, and Chlamydiae Section 11 Viral Diseases: General Considerations Section 12 Infections Due to DNA Viruses Section 13 Infections Due to DNA and RNA Respiratory Viruses Section 14 Infections Due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Other Human Retroviruses Section 15 Infections Due to RNA Viruses Section 16 Fungal Infections Section 17 Protozoal and Helminthic Infections: General Considerations Section 18 Protozoal Infections Section 19 Helminthic Infections Part 9 Terrorism and Clinical Medicine Part 10 Disorders of the Cardiovascular System Section 1 Introduction to Cardiovascular Disorders Section 2 Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disorders Section 3 Disorders of Rhythm Section 4 Disorders of the Heart Section 5 Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Disease Part 11 Disorders of the Respiratory System Section 1 Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders Section 2 Diseases of the Respiratory System Part 12 Critical Care Medicine Section 1 Respiratory Critical Care Section 2 Shock and Cardiac Arrest Section 3 Neurologic Critical Care Section 4 Oncologic Emergencies Part 13 Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract Part 14 Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System Section 1 Disorders of the Alimentary Tract Section 2 Liver and Biliary Tract Disease Section 3 Disorders of the Pancreas Part 15 Immune-Mediated, Inflammatory, and Rheumatologic Disorders Section 1 The Immune System in Health and Disease Section 2 Disorders of Immune-Mediated Injury Section 3 Disorders of the Joints and Adjacent Tissues Part 16 Endocrinology and Metabolism Section 1 Endocrinology Section 2 Reproductive Endocrinology Section 3 Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome Section 4 Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism Part 17 Neurologic Disorders Section 1 Diagnosis of Neurologic Disorders Section 2 Diseases of the Central Nervous System Section 3 Nerve and Muscle Disorders Section 4 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Section 5 Psychiatric and Addiction Disorders Part 18 Poisoning, Drug Overdose, and Envenomation Part 19 Disorders Associated with Environmental Exposures APPENDIX: Laboratory Values of Clinical Importance Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071802154 20161213
The landmark text that has defined internal medicine for generations of clinicians and students - completely updated with a more streamlined, functional presentation Through six decades, no resource has matched the encyclopedic scope, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. Both an educational tool and a clinical reference, it remains one of the most widely read and universally respected textbooks in all of medical publishing and the pinnacle of current medical knowledge. The Nineteenth Edition of Harrison's features a new slimmer presentation, logically divided into two volumes. Volume 1 covers essential foundational-level material on the basic principles underlying optimal patient care and assessment of signs and symptoms. Volume 2 is devoted to specific diseases and the best evidence based approaches to their management. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, this edition of Harrison's offers a complete update of all content related to pathophysiology and pathophysiology, clinical trials, evidence-based practice guidelines, current diagnostic methods, and established and new treatment methods. NEW chapters on important topics such as Men's Health, Fatigue, Management of Heart Failure, Infertility, and Contraception Increased number of clinical decision trees, radiographic examples, clinical images, tables and summary lists Presented in two volumes: Volume 1 is devoted to cardinal manifestations of disease and approach to differential diagnosis; Volume 2 covers specific diseases and disorders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071802154 20161213
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1 videodisc (approximately 45 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
"According to the World Health Organization, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Why do people get heart disease and how can we prevent it? This program turns to evolution for answers. For example, by standing upright, the burden on the heart to send blood around the entire body was increased, and in exchange for our larger brain, the seeds of heart attacks were planted"--Container.
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1 videodisc (approximately 45 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Digital: video file; DVD video.
"The human brain has undergone dramatic evolutionary advances. Today, however, many people suffer from strokes. The truth is, humans suffer from strokes because brain size increased too rapidly during the course of human evolution. The blood supply to our brains increased threefold during the last 2.5 million years, but the walls of our blood vessels didn't adjust to this change and remain fragile"--Container.
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xiv, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The Well-Tuned Brain is a call to action. Swept along by the cascading advances of today's technology, most of us take for granted that progress brings improvement. Despite spectacular material advance, however, the evidence grows that we are failing to create a sustainable future for humanity. We are out of tune with the planet that nurtures us. Technology itself is not the problem, as Whybrow explains, but rather our behavior. Throughout its evolution the ancient brain that guides us each day has been focused on short-term survival. But fortunately we are intensely social creatures. Without the caring behaviors that flow from intimate attachments to others, we would be relying on a brain that is only marginally adapted to the complexity of the problems we must now face together. Today we must grapple with survival, not in its immediacy but over the long term. The first step in finding our way forward is to reexamine who we are as creatures of this planet. To this end, Whybrow takes us on a fascinating tour of self-discovery, drawing extensively upon his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and his broad knowledge of neuroscience and human behavior. Illustrated throughout with engaging personal stories, the book's trove of cutting-edge science is enriched by philosophical, historical, and cultural perspectives. What emerges is a summons to rediscover the essential virtues of earlier nurturing, of mentored education, and an engagement with the natural world through curiosity and imagination. Neuroscience can open the search for a better future. But technology alone will not save us. To achieve success we will need the strength and wisdom of our better nature as humane social beings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393072921 20160618
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xx, 875 pages : colored illustrations ; 29 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM + 1 poster.
  • CONTENTS 1. The Biology and Genetics of Cells and Organisms 2. The Nature of Cancer 3. Tumor Viruses 4. Cellular Oncogenes 5. Growth Factors, Receptors, and Cancer 6. Cytoplasmic Signaling Circuitry Programs Many of the Traits of Cancer 7. Tumor Suppressor Genes 8. pRb and Control of the Cell Cycle Clock 9. p53 and Apoptosis: Master Guardian and Executioner 10. Eternal Life: Cell Immortalization and Tumorigenesis 11. Multi-step Tumorigenesis 12. Maintenance of Genomic Integrity and the Development of Cancer 13. Dialogue Replaces Monologue: Heterotypic Interactions and the Biology of Angiogenesis 14. Moving Out: Invasion and Metastasis 15. Crowd Control: Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy 16. The Rational Treatment of Cancer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815342199 20160618
Thoroughly updated and incorporating the most important advances in the fast-growing field of cancer biology, The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition, maintains all of its hallmark features admired by students, instructors, researchers, and clinicians around the world. The Biology of Cancer is a textbook for students studying the molecular and cellular bases of cancer at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. The principles of cancer biology are presented in an organized, cogent, and in-depth manner. The clarity of writing, supported by an extensive full-color art program and numerous pedagogical features, makes the book accessible and engaging. The information unfolds through the presentation of key experiments that give readers a sense of discovery and provide insights into the conceptual foundation underlying modern cancer biology. The new Second Edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to include major advances in cancer biology over the past six years. Updates include current information on: * The tumor microenvironment * Metastatic dissemination * Tumor immunology * Cancer stem cells * The epithelial-mesenchymal transition * Multi-step tumorigenesis * Invasion and metastasis * Mutation of cancer cell genomes * Greatly expanded treatment of traditional therapy * Epigenetic contributions * MicroRNA involvement * The Warburg effect Besides its value as a textbook, The Biology of Cancer is a useful reference for individuals working in biomedical laboratories and for clinical professionals. Every copy of the book comes with an updated "Pathways in Human Cancer" poster and a DVD-ROM containing the book's art program, a greatly expanded selection of movies, audio file mini-lectures, Supplementary Sidebars, and a Media Guide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815342199 20160618
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Why we need a new approach to depression
  • Where the depths begin
  • What other species tell us about depression
  • The bell tolls: death as a universal trigger
  • The seedbed of low mood
  • The slide
  • The black hole: the psychobiology of deep depression
  • An up and down thing: improvement in depression
  • In limbo
  • The glory of recovery.
Nearly every depressed person is assured by doctors, well-meaning friends and family, the media, and ubiquitous advertisements that the underlying problem is a chemical imbalance. Such a simple defect should be fixable, yet despite all of the resources that have been devoted to finding a pharmacological solution, depression remains stubbornly widespread. Why are we losing this fight? In this humane and illuminating challenge to defect models of depression, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg argues that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of our natural capacity for emotion. In other words, it is a low mood gone haywire. Drawing on recent developments in the science of mood--and his own harrowing depressive experience as a young adult--Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms, showing how its dark pull arises from adaptations that evolved to help our ancestors ensure their survival. Moods, high and low, evolved to compel us to more efficiently pursue rewards. While this worked for our ancestors, our modern environment--in which daily survival is no longer a sole focus--makes it all too easy for low mood to slide into severe, long-lasting depression. Weaving together experimental and epidemiological research, clinical observations, and the voices of individuals who have struggled with depression, The Depths offers a bold new account of why depression endures--and makes a strong case for de-stigmatizing this increasingly common condition. In so doing, Rottenberg offers hope in the form of his own and other patients' recovery, and points the way towards new paths for treatment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465022212 20160616
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xvi, 385 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Advances in Cancer Research provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Here, once again, outstanding and original reviews are presented on a variety of topics. This volume covers hyaluronan signaling and turnover. * Provides information on cancer research* Outstanding and original reviews* Suitable for researchers and students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128000922 20160616
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lxxxix, 1720 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Microscopy
  • Microtome
  • pH and Buffers
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Centrifugation
  • Radiation Biology
  • Chromatography
  • Separation Technology
  • Histochemical Techniques
  • Cytogenetics
  • Biomolecules
  • Enzymology
  • Membranes
  • Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Microbiology
  • Soil Biology
  • Virology
  • Immunochemical Methods
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biosensors
  • Enzyme Immobilization
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Animal Cell Science and Technology
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Environmental Biology
  • Bioinformatics
As applied life science progresses, becoming fully integrated into the biological, chemical, and engineering sciences, there is a growing need for expanding life sciences research techniques. Anticipating the demands of various life science disciplines, Laboratory Protocols in Applied Life Sciences explores this development. This book covers a wide spectrum of areas in the interdisciplinary fields of life sciences, pharmacy, medical and paramedical sciences, and biotechnology. It examines the principles, concepts, and every aspect of applicable techniques in these areas. Covering elementary concepts to advanced research techniques, the text analyzes data through experimentation and explains the theory behind each exercise. It presents each experiment with an introduction to the topic, concise objectives, and a list of necessary materials and reagents, and introduces step-by-step, readily feasible laboratory protocols. Focusing on the chemical characteristics of enzymes, metabolic processes, product and raw materials, and on the basic mechanisms and analytical techniques involved in life science technological transformations, this text provides information on the biological characteristics of living cells of different origin and the development of new life forms by genetic engineering techniques. It also examines product development using biological systems, including pharmaceutical, food, and beverage industries. Laboratory Protocols in Applied Life Sciences presents a nonmathematical account of the underlying principles of a variety of experimental techniques in disciplines, including: * Biotechnology * Analytical biochemistry * Clinical biochemistry * Biophysics * Molecular biology * Genetic engineering * Bioprocess technology * Industrial processes * Animal * Plant * Microbial biology * Computational biology * Biosensors Each chapter is self-contained and written in a style that helps students progress from basic to advanced techniques, and eventually design and execute their own experiments in a given field of biology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466553156 20160613
Science Library (Li and Ma)
viii, 432 pages ; 24 cm
  • Neuroradiology and head & neck radiology
  • Chest and cardiovascular radiology
  • Gastrointestinal, gynaecological, and urological anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Mock examination.
Written by radiology registrars who have recently passed the newly formatted FRCR Part 1 Anatomy Exam, this study guide includes detailed coverage of all the anatomy topics on the exam. The images and accompanying questions and answers are specifically tailored to the new exam format and cover the following areas: Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology; Chest and Cardiovascular Radiology; Gastrointestinal, Gynecological, and Urological Anatomy; and Musculoskeletal Anatomy. Key Features: More than 300 high-quality images accompanied by questions and answers that match the syllabus of the newly formatted anatomy module A practice exam at the end of the book offers candidates the experience of taking the exam under timed conditions Passing the FRCR Part 1: Cracking Anatomy enables candidates to enter the exam room for the image viewing session confident in their knowledge and fully prepared to pass the exam.
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xvi, 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • List of figures-- Preface-- Part I. Introduction: 1. Why use mathematics in medical imaging?-- 2. A brief and incomplete history of CT-- 3. Some major CT modalities and their features to watch for-- 4. Organization of the book-- Part II. Traditional Computed Tomography Techniques and Integral Geometry: 5. 'Standard' CT and X-ray and Radon transforms-- 6. Emission tomography-- 7. Artifacts, incomplete data, microlocal analysis, and such-- 8. More about 3D Radon and X-ray transforms-- 9. A brief overview of numerical methods-- 10. MRI, EIT, OT, elastography, UT-- Part III. Hybrid (Coupled Physics) Imaging Techniques: 11. Thermo-, photo-, and optoacoustic tomography (TAT/PAT/OAT)-- 12. Ultrasound modulation in EIT and OT-- 13. Inverse problems with interior information-- Part IV. Appendices: A. Notation-- B. Brief notes on the Fourier transform and harmonic analysis-- C. Geometric rays, trapping, energy decay-- D. Some classes of linear operators and operator functions-- E. Recommended books and surveys-- Bibliography-- Index.
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The Radon transform, which represents the scattering data arising from a tomographic scan, underpins the mathematical foundations of medical imaging. This book surveys the mathematics behind some well-established imaging modalities such as X-ray CT and emission tomography, as well as a variety of newly developing coupled physics or hybrid techniques, including thermoacoustic tomography. Presented in this treatment are explanations of important concepts such as inversion, stability, incomplete data effects, the role of interior information, and other critical issues. In addition to emphasising mathematical ideas from across the spectrum of medical imaging modalities, the author provides a vast bibliography, and appendices covering notation, Fourier analysis, geometric rays, and linear operators. Graduate students and researchers in mathematics, physics, and engineering who are interested in medical imaging will find this book to be an invaluable resource.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611973280 20160612
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