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Lehrerleid und Tinnitus: Wie die Schule krank macht (1) (German E...
by Michael Opelt

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German

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Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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Woher kommt das Ohrgeräusch!<br />Welche Art Lebensform begünstigt es, ist Handystrahlung auch ein Einfluss?<br />Das Schulsystem in Österreich scheint reformbedürftig, aber auch seit Jahrzehnten resistent gegen Veränderung. Wenn man das System von innen kennt, den Parteieinfluss erkennt, dann drängt sich eine Analogie zur Kriese der VOEST in den 1970er Jahren und ihrer heutigen Stellung auf. Dies umso mehr, da der Autor in Linz an der Donau aufwuchs.<br />Einfach eine Geschichte aus dem (Schul-) Leben mit Details zur Tinnituserkrankung des Autors.
Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease: Towards a sys...
by , Patrick Stover

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p>Now in a revised second edition, <i>Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease</i> brings together the very latest science based upon nutrigenomics and proteomics in food and health. Coverage includes many important nutraceuticals and their impact on gene interaction and health. Authored by an international team of multidisciplinary researchers, this book acquaints food and nutrition professionals with these new fields of nutrition research and conveys the state of the science to date.</p> <p>Thoroughly updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, the second edition includes six new chapters covering gut health and the personal microbiome; gut microbe-derived bioactive metabolites; proteomics and peptidomics in nutrition; gene selection for nutrigenomic studies; gene-nutrient network analysis, and nutrigenomics to nutritional systems biology. An additional five chapters have also been significantly remodelled. The new text includes a rethinking of in vitro and in vivo models with regard to their translatability into human phenotypes, and normative science methods and approaches have been complemented by more comprehensive systems biology-based investigations, deploying a multitude of omic platforms in an integrated fashion. Innovative tools and methods for statistical treatment and biological network analysis are also now included.</p>
Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny,...
by Gina Kolata

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<p><i>New York Times</i> science reporter Gina Kolata follows a family through genetic illness and one courageous daughter who decides her fate shall no longer be decided by a genetic flaw.</p><p>The phone rings. The doctor from California is on the line. “Are you ready Amanda?” The two people Amanda Baxley loves the most had begged her not to be tested—at least, not now. But she had to find out.</p><p>If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you’d inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible? </p><p>In <i>Mercies in Disguise</i>, acclaimed <i>New York Times</i> science reporter and bestselling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution—not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma—fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process. </p><p>A work of narrative nonfiction, <i>Mercies in Disguise </i>is the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It’s a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman—Amanda Baxley—who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family’s destiny.</p>
Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches
by Academic Press

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English

Pages

642

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<p><i>Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches</i> covers a wide spectrum of research and current knowledge on embryonic and adult stem cell niches, focusing on the understanding of stem cell niche molecules and signaling mechanisms, including cell-cell/cell-matrix interactions.</p> <p>The book comprehensively reviews factors regulating stem cell behavior and the corresponding approaches for understanding the subsequent effect of providing the proper matrix molecules, mechanical cues, and/or chemical cues. It encompasses a variety of tools and techniques for developing biomaterials-based methods to model synthetic stem cell niches in vivo, or to enhance and direct stem cell fate in vitro. </p> <p>A final section of the book discusses stem cell niche bioengineering strategies and current advances in each tissue type.</p><ul><li>Includes the importance of Cell-Cell and Cell Matrix Interactions in each specific tissue and system</li><li>Authored and edited by authorities in this emerging and multidisciplinary field</li><li>Includes valuable links to 5-10 minute YouTube<SUP>© </SUP>author videos that describe main points<SUP> </SUP></li></ul>
Oncologic Imaging: Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors
by , Eugene Lee

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

April 19, 2017

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This book is a detailed guide to image interpretation in patients with spine and spinal cord tumors that will enable clinicians and residents to improve their diagnostic abilities. The book opens by introducing basic concepts in the imaging of spinal tumors, namely the compartmental approach and the histologic basis for the different imaging appearances. These concepts are explained with the aid of representative cases and schematic illustrations. The second part of the book represents a “training step” in which various spinal tumors are described in detail, focusing on the imaging findings. Representative cases are presented with radiographic, CT, and MR images; in addition, schematic illustrations and pathologic or operative images are included in selected cases. The third part is a “practice step” describing tips for correct imaging diagnosis. Individual chapters in this part focus on incidence-, age-, location-, and imaging pattern-based approaches to bone, extradural, intradural extramedullary, intramedullary, and pediatric spinal tumors. The presented cases will enhance the reader’s understanding of the different tumor patterns and assist in solving diagnostic problems that may be encountered in daily practice. 
Heart: The Inside Story of our Body's Most Heroic Organ
by Johannes Hinrich von Bors...

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English

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Publication Date

June 03, 2017

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<div>In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of the heart, Johannes Hinrich von Borstel offers a perfect mix of medical fact and amusing anecdote. A doctor, prospective cardiologist, and former paramedic—as well as a successful science-slammer—von Borstel relates his own experiences to provide a personal insight into the human side of heart medicine, while clearly explaining the science behind cardiac disease and healthcare for the heart. His many tips on how to give your ticker the best chance of enduring for as long as possible include one that will certainly be close to many people’s hearts: have more sex! Oh, and eat more vegetables.</div>
New Perspectives on Human Development
by Cambridge University Press

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English

Pages

518

Publication Date

April 30, 2017

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Developmental theorists have struggled with defining the relations among biology, psychology, and sociocultural context, often reducing psychological functions of a person to either biological functioning or the role of sociocultural context - nature or nurture - and considering each area of human development separately. New Perspectives on Human Development addresses fundamental questions of development with a unified approach. It encompasses theory and research on cognitive, social and moral, and language and communicative development, in various stages of life, and explores interdisciplinary perspectives. New Perspectives on Human Development revisits old questions and applies original empirical findings, offering new directions for future research in the field.
Optogenetics: From Neuronal Function to Mapping and Disease Biolo...
by Cambridge University Press

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English

Pages

544

Publication Date

April 30, 2017

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Discovered little more than a decade ago, optogenetics - a revolutionary technique combining genetic and optical methods to observe and control the function of neurons - is now a widely used research tool. Optogenetics-driven research has led to insights into Parkinson's disease and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. With contributions from leaders and innovators from both academia and industry, this volume explores the discovery and application of optogenetics, from the basic science to its potential clinical use. Chapters cover a range of optogenetics applications, including for brain circuits, plasticity, memory, learning, sleep, vision and neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. Providing authoritative coverage of the huge potential that optogenetics research carries, this is an ideal resource for researchers and graduate students, as well as for those working in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and in a clinical setting.
Acute Ischemic Stroke: Medical, Endovascular, and Surgical Techni...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

March 23, 2017

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<p>This book approaches the topic of management of acute ischemic stroke in an interdisciplinary manner, explaining how best to utilize the methods currently available for medical, surgical, and endovascular care. After an opening section on basics such as pathophysiology, radiological assessment, and pathology, comprehensive and up-to-date information is provided on each of the available therapies, techniques, and practices. Special attention is paid to recent advances in neurointerventional and neurosurgical procedures, with clear description of important technical details.The book includes plentiful high-quality case illustrations and a wealth of practical information that will prove of value in emergency rooms, angiography suites, operating rooms, and intensive care units. It will aid not only neurologists, neurointerventionists, and neurosurgeons, but also all others who are involved in the management of acute ischemic stroke, from radiologists and emergency physicians to healthcare providers.</p>
Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and...
by , Le Thanh Dung

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 26, 2016

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In Sex Science Self, Bob Ostertag cautions against accepting and defending any technology uncritically—even, maybe even especially, a technology that has become integrally related to identity. Specifically, he examines the development of estrogen and testosterone as pharmaceuticals.<br /><br />Ostertag situates this history alongside the story of an increasingly visible and political lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population. He persuasively argues that scholarship on the development of sex hormone chemicals does not take into account LGBT history and activism, nor has work in LGBT history fully considered the scientific research that has long attempted to declare a chemical essence of gender. In combining these histories, Ostertag reveals the complex motivations behind hormone research over generations and expresses concern about the growing profits from estrogen and testosterone, which now are marketed with savvy ad campaigns to increase their use across multiple demographics.<br /><br />Ostertag does not argue against the use of pharmaceutical hormones. Instead he points out that at a time when they are increasingly available, it is more important than ever to understand the history and current use of these powerful chemicals so that everyone—within the LGBT community and beyond—can make informed choices.<br /><br />In this short, thoughtful, and engaging book, Ostertag tells a fascinating story while opening up a wealth of new questions and debates about gender, sexuality, and medical treatments.

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