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Biotechnology and Production of Anti-Cancer Compounds
by Springer

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<p>This book discusses cancers and the resurgence of public interest in plant-based and herbal drugs. It also describes ways of obtaining anti-cancer drugs from plants and improving their production using biotechnological techniques. It presents methods such as cell culture, shoot and root culture, hairy root culture, purification of plant raw materials, genetic engineering, optimization of culture conditions as well as metabolic engineering with examples of successes like taxol, shikonin, ingenol mebutate and podophylotoxin. In addition, it describes the applications and limitations of large-scale production of anti-cancer compounds using biotechnological means. Lastly, it discusses future economical and eco-friendly strategies for obtaining anti-cancer compounds using biotechnology. </p>
Translating Molecules into Medicines: Cross-Functional Integratio...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

461

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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Tackling translational medicine with a focus on the drug discovery development-interface, this book integrates approaches and tactics from multiple disciplines, rather than just the pharmaceutical aspect of the field. The authors of each chapter address the paradox between the molecular understanding of diseases, drug discovery, and drug development. Laying out the detailed trends from various fields, different chapters are dedicated to target engagement, toxicological safety assessments, and the compelling relationship of optimizing early clinical studies with design strategies. The book also highlights the importance of balancing the three pillars: sufficient efficacy, acceptable safety and appropriate pharmacokinetics, all of which are crucial to successful efforts in discovery and development. With discussions regarding the combined approaches of molecular research, personalized medicine, pre-clinical and clinical development, as well as targeted therapies—this compendium is a flexible fit, perfect for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry and related academic fields.
Ethics of Environmental Health (Routledge Studies in Environment ...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

196

Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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<P>Environmental health encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, such as radiation, toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents. It is often assumed that the assessment part is just a matter of scientific research, and the control part a matter of implementing standards which unambiguously follow from that research. But it is less commonly understood that environmental health also requires addressing questions of an ethical nature.</P><br /><P>How can we determine the "acceptable" risk level for the general population or for certain groups? How should we deal with uneven distributions of risks and benefits? How do we communicate about risks with the stakeholders? This multidisciplinary collection brings together a number of leading researchers and scholars in order to generate discussion surrounding these key questions, and to bring the ethical implications of science and technology to the forefront of critical thought. </P><br /><P>Providing a broad overview of the Ethics of Environmental Health, its philosophical foundations and practical applications, this book offers a significant contribution to ongoing discussions in sustainable development and will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of Environmental Health, urban studies and healthcare. </P><br /><P></P><br /><P>?</P>
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</strong></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
The Ghost Pattern: A Thriller
by Leslie Wolfe

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English

Pages

250

Publication Date

December 07, 2015

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<h2><i> MEDICAL TERRORISM THRILLER </i></h2><br /> It’s the new age of terrorism, where enemy interests employ the use of modern tools, weapons, tactics, and theories to achieve goals that have destructive, bone-chilling, and disturbing physical and emotional effects. Today’s terrorists are tech-savvy, manipulative, powerful, well-funded, and supported by entire networks of global experts. <br /><br /><b> A Scottish offshore drilling platform in the North Sea becomes unresponsive to all communication attempts. <br /><br /> In Moscow, the Russian president and his top advisors seek the best, fastest strategies to defeat and ruin the United States. More recently, that includes government-sanctioned terrorism.<br /><br /> A commercial flight, carrying 423 passengers and 18 crew from Tokyo to San Francisco, disappears in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Why?<br /><br /></b><h2>In the new age of terrorism, nothing is what it seems.<br />No one is safe. <br />There's no willpower, no intelligence, and no spirit that won't succumb to the right mix of drugs.<br /><br /></h2>A captivating and unsettling page-turner, <b><i>The Ghost Pattern</i></b> explores a new dimension of terrorism, one that happens around the world on a daily basis without making any headlines. Or without making the right headlines. What’s really going on behind the scenes? <br /><br /> Alex Hoffmann returns as the heroine of <b><i>The Ghost Pattern.</i></b> She embarks on a breathtaking expedition to stop a brilliant terrorist in his tracks. Risking her life and challenging everyone’s beliefs, she is relentless to find the truth and the man who threatens the core of human existence. <br /><br />Join Alex on an explosive mission as she ventures behind enemy lines in a heart-stopping race against time and against all odds, in this fast-paced, riveting medical terrorism thriller. <br /><br /> Fans of Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Jack Reacher will enjoy Alex Hoffmann. <br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Leslie Wolfe</i></b><br />“Leslie Wolfe weaves a wonderful story of espionage, current technology, warfare.” - Lucas McWilliams<br />“Wolfe keeps readers turning the pages...” - Kirkus Reviews<br />“Leslie Wolfe has the talent that is comparable to the likes of a Tom Clancy or a Michael Crichton, or even James Patterson.” - Dennis Waller<br /><br /><b>Readers and Critics Talking About Alex Hoffman Series Book Three, <i>The Backup Asset:</i></b> <br />-- “I wanted to simultaneously hug and hit Ms. Wolfe when she first set up (all unbeknownst to this reader) and then teased us with a clue to her next book. I, for one, don't want to wait.”<br />-- “A frenetic rollercoaster ride filled with twists and turns that only slows down to give the reader a chance to swallow the reasoning behind the antagonists’ justifications for their treachery.” <br />-- “If you are a fan of Jack Ryan or Jason Bourne you will absolutely love this.”<br />-- “Wow! Roller coaster ride of espionage, cold (and not so cold!) war and the hard work to combat the threat to the U.S.”<br />-- “A techno-thriller chock-full of suspense, action, and espionage.” <br />-- “Wow! What can I say? This novel blew me away!”<br />-- “This is a wonderful work of fiction, and I cannot wait to read more.”<br />
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

329

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<div><p>Representing the first collection on the topic, this book builds from foundations to case studies, to future prospects, providing the reader with a rich and comprehensive understanding of the use of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in healthcare. The first section of the collection presents the foundations of MCDA as it is applied to healthcare decisions, providing guidance on the ethical and theoretical underpinnings of MCDA and how to select MCDA methods appropriate to different decision settings. Section two comprises a collection of case studies spanning the decision continuum, including portfolio development, benefit–risk assessment, health technology assessment, priority setting, resource optimisation, clinical practice and shared decision making. Section three explores future directions in the application of MCDA to healthcare and identifies opportunities for further research to support these.</p></div>
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick S...
by , Jamie Wheal

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<p>It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. </p><p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. </p><p>Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a <em>trillion</em> dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.</p>
Medical Cannabis for Pain Relief: Controlling Chronic Pain With ...
by Steven Leonard-Johnson RN...

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English

Pages

118

Publication Date

April 16, 2016

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Who can say it better than someone who has read the book. <br /><br />5 out of 5 stars I am truly impressed by the transparency of this book.<br />By Alex on December 7, 2016<br />I am truly impressed by the transparency of this book. It is written in a concise and forward manner. I was able to understand the layman's and medical terms with ease. Being a Veteran and suffering from chronic pain due to traumatic injuries I find it reassuring that perhaps the future in pain treatment for me using CBD's to alleviate pain in the VA system is just around the corner. This book is a must read for all Veterans seeking an alternative to opioid treatment. <br /><br />5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to understand how and why Medical Cannabis/THC and CBD work and why., March 29, 2017<br />By Katie B <br /><br />5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, December 23, 2016<br />Great info and very readable. Chapter just for health professionals too. This is very enlightening. Went out and bought the oil. <br /><br />5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of references to source material<br />By Kindle Customer on May 22, 2016<br />First, I am not a medical professional. This book isn't a fluffy one about the benefits of pot. I found it to be an excellent source of information with a lot of references that could be reviewed for deeper insights. It also tries to balance out the cons of marijuana. The chapters did seem to be largely self contained so if you wanted to view one specific use, it is accessible without reading the entire book. My one objection to the book is the comments about using the whole plant because of possible synergistic effects. While that might be true, it is only supported by one recent study. Because it's the only practical way most people will access it, I'm not convinced it's true.<p></p>
Ganja Yoga: A Practical Guide to Conscious Relaxation, Soothing P...
by , Georgia Bardi

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p>From the first yoga instructor to bring cannabis-enhanced yoga classes to North America, a groundbreaking guide to finding balance in our lives using the ancient method of mixing cannabis with spiritual practice.</p><p>Yogis have been using cannabis to enhance spiritual practice for millennia. Today, there is a quiet but growing conversation within the Western yoga community about the potential role of cannabis for modern seekers pursuing a spiritual path. Now, certified yoga instructor Dee Dussault takes this ancient practice mainstream. <em>Ganja Yoga</em> isn’t just mixing cannabis and exercise; it is a ceremony that makes conscious relaxation an intentional ritual that can be enhanced with practice—a lifestyle to help you create a more harmonious and stress-free world. </p><p>For some contemporary yoga adherents, marijuana can deepen awareness, acceptance, connection, and relaxation during practice. As state laws loosen and the stigma surrounding marijuana dissipates, cannabis is increasingly seen as a legitimate supplement to increased health and wellbeing. <em>Ganja Yoga</em> explains how to set up a sacred space that allows you to use this relaxing substance with yoga for enlightenment (or at least some awesome stretching and meditation). </p><p>Dee walks you through the considerations and best practices for introducing cannabis into your yoga practice, or infusing yoga into your smoking routine. But it’s not about being stoned out of your head—as Dee says, it’s like adding spice to your food. In <em>Ganja Yoga</em>, she explains how to:</p><ul><li>Reap the benefits of profound relaxation</li><li>Assume an altered state in a safe, energizing way</li><li>Deepen the spiritual practice of yoga</li><li>Reconnect with the body using ancient techniques</li><li>Select the best setting, time, method of consumption, strains, poses, and breathing techniques to ensure an excellent experience</li></ul><p>Whether you want to practice in a class or in the privacy of your own home, <em>Ganja Yoga</em> is your key to reaching a new spiritual high.</p>
To Fuse or Not to Fuse: How Artificial Disc Replacement, Hybrid F...
by , Jan Spiller

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

February 22, 2017

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If you’ve been told you need fusion, READ THIS BOOK FIRST!<br /><br />The decision to undergo spinal surgery is a critical one; few decisions in life are more crucial to your future! If you or a loved one are considering spinal fusion or any other spine surgery, you owe it to yourself to understand all your options. <br /><br />The field of spinal surgery is changing rapidly. The “state of the art” has moved far beyond fusion and discectomy, and a whole new world of options now allow patients to recover quickly, regain lost mobility, and return to work and recreational activities without restriction.<br /><br />In this book, you will learn:<br /><br />The predictable, long-term complications that can follow nearly every fusion.<br /><br />Why the surgical techniques of the 60’s and 70’s continue to have profound and negative impact on the patients of today.<br /><br />How artificial disc replacement and hybrid fusion are allowing patients to avoid the long-term complications of fusion and enjoy a life of complete mobility and freedom instead of stiffness and pain.<br /><br />Join international spine experts Karsten Ritter-Lang, M.D., and Jan Spiller, M.D., as they help you decide “To Fuse or Not to Fuse.”

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