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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<div><b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /></div><div><br /></div>
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
Stem Cell Therapy: A Rising Tide: How Stem Cells Are Disrupting M...
by Neil H Riordan

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

June 18, 2017

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Stem cells are the repair cells of your body. When there aren’t enough of them, or they aren’t working properly, chronic diseases can manifest and persist.<br /><br />From industry leaders, sport stars, and Hollywood icons to thousands of everyday, ordinary people, stem cell therapy has helped when standard medicine failed. Many of them had lost hope. These are their stories.<br /><br />Neil H Riordan, author of MSC: Clinical Evidence Leading Medicine’s Next Frontier, the definitive textbook on clinical stem cell therapy, brings you an easy-to-read book about how and why stem cells work, and why they’re the wave of the future.<br /><br /><br />“Neil takes readers on a riveting journey through the past, present and future of stem cell therapy. His well-researched, educational and entertaining book could change your life. I highly recommend it.” <br />Tony Robbins, NY Times #1 Bestselling Author<br /><br />100 years old will soon become the new 60. Stem cells are a key therapeutic to enable this future. Dr. Riordan’s book is your guide to why this is true and how you will benefit. A must read for anyone who cares about extending their healthy lifespan.”<br />Peter H. Diamandis, MD; Founder, XPRIZE & Singularity University; Co-Founder, Human Longevity, Inc.; Author of NY Times Best Sellers Abundance and Bold<br />
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
by Nic Sheff

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 24, 2009

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Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait -- but not one without hope.
The Salt Fix: Why the Experts Got It All Wrong-and How Eating Mor...
by James DiNicolantonio

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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 We all know the dangers of sugar and salt: but the danger attributed to the second white crystal has more to do with getting too little of it, not too much. A leading cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy overturns conventional thinking about salt and explores instead the little-understood importance of it, the health dangers of having too little, and how salt can actually help you improve sports performance, crush sugar cravings, and stave off common chronic illnesses.<br />   Too little salt in the diet can shift the body into semi-starvation mode and cause insulin resistance, and may even cause you to absorb twice as much fat for every gram you consume. Too little salt in certain populations can actually <i>increase</i> blood pressure, as well as resting heart rate. We need salt in order to hydrate and nourish our cells, transmit nerve signals, contract our muscles, ensure proper digestion and breathing, and maintain proper heart function. <i>The Salt Fix</i> will show how we wrongly demonized this essential micronutrient as well as explain what the current science really says about this misunderstood mineral and how to maximize its effect so you can enjoy ideal health and longevity.
Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes...
by Richard Harris

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<div><b>Named by Amazon as one of the "Best Nonfiction Books of the Month"</b></div><div><br /></div><div><div><b>"A rewarding read for anyone who wants to know the unvarnished truth about how science really gets done." </b></div><div><b><i>--Financial Times</i></b></div><div><br /></div><div>American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research, but over half of these studies can't be replicated due to poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence for terminal patients. In <i>Rigor Mortis</i>, Richard Harris explores these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system--before it's too late.</div><div><br /></div><div><b>"<i>Rigor Mortis</i> effectively illustrates what can happen when a convergence of social, cultural, and scientific forces . . . conspires to create a real crisis of confidence in the research process."</b><br /><b><i>--Science</i></b></div><div><br /></div><div><b>"Harris makes a strong case that the biomedical research culture is seriously in need of repair." </b></div><div><b><i>--Nature</i></b></div></div><div><b><i><br /></i></b></div>
Biostatistics For Dummies
by John Pezzullo

Language

English

Pages

410

Publication Date

July 10, 2013

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<b>Score your highest in biostatistics</b> <p>Biostatistics is a required course for students of medicine, epidemiology, forestry, agriculture, bioinformatics, and public health. In years past this course has been mainly a graduate-level requirement; however its application is growing and course offerings at the undergraduate level are exploding. <i>Biostatistics For Dummies</i> is an excellent resource for those taking a course, as well as for those in need of a handy reference to this complex material.</p> <p>Biostatisticians—analysts of biological data—are charged with finding answers to some of the world's most pressing health questions: how safe or effective are drugs hitting the market today? What causes autism? What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Are those risk factors different for men and women or different ethnic groups? <i>Biostatistics For Dummies</i> examines these and other questions associated with the study of biostatistics.</p> <ul> <li>Provides plain-English explanations of techniques and clinical examples to help</li> <li>Serves as an excellent course supplement for those struggling with the complexities of the biostatistics</li> <li>Tracks to a typical, introductory biostatistics course</li> </ul> <p><i>Biostatistics For Dummies</i> is an excellent resource for anyone looking to succeed in this difficult course.</p>
A Cure Within: Scientists Unleashing the Immune System to Kill Ca...
by Neil Canavan

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English

Pages

300

Publication Date

September 29, 2017

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The way we treat cancer is about to change forever. This revolution—and it is precisely that—was sparked not by the invention of a new drug, but by the evolution of an entirely new way of thinking about and managing cancer. Going forward, doctors will not use pharmaceuticals to attack tumors—not directly. Rather, the oncologist will treat the patient’s immune system with a drug, and then the patient will treat the tumor.<br /> <br />Based entirely on interviews with the investigators, this book is the story of the immuno-oncology pioneers. It’s a story of failure, resurrection, and success. It’s a story about science, it’s a story about discovery, and intuition, and cunning. It’s a peek into the lives and thoughts of some of the most gifted medical scientists on the planet.<br /> <br />This is not a textbook. This is a life book. This technology will save/is saving lives, and the book celebrates the living, breathing, thinking, charming, arrogant, funny, obstinate, amazing human beings who are making immuno-oncology happen.
Write to Heal: 7 Steps to Write and Publish a Wellness Book that ...
by Lynda Goldman

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 08, 2018

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<h1>Write Your Wellness Book to Build Your Practice and Help More People</h1><br /><br /><h2>Are you a wellness provider, coach or healer with a message to share? You have the power to heal and inspire people for generations to come, while leaving your footprint on the world.</h2><br /><br />Writing your book will make you the undisputed authority in your niche and draw the right clients to you. But what if you don't consider yourself a writer, don't have much time, or feel totally overwhelmed and confused?<br /><br />"Write to Heal" to the rescue! Discover how to:<br />1.Gain credibility by becoming the proven authority in your niche<br />2.Pick the perfect topic so you attract your ideal readers<br />3.Structure your book so writing is as easy as filling in the blanks<br />4.Shave months or years off your time in writing and publishing<br />5.Self-publish professionally to compete with the big publishers<br />6.Build a thriving practice or business based on your book<br />7.Benefits from 33 golden opportunities from your wellness book<br /><br />"You have enabled my dream to write the book that's been in my head for so long." --Dr. Melodie Billiot<br />
Critical Thinking in Clinical Research: Applied Theory and Practi...
by Oxford University Press

Language

English

Pages

537

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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One of the most crucial skills a clinician, scientist, or student can learn is to create, conduct, and interpret the conclusions of a clinical study. <em>Critical Thinking in Clinical Research</em> teaches these fundamentals in four distinct sections, called "units": the first unit focuses on issues surrounding the design of a study such as population, question selection, randomization, and blinding; Unit 2 presents statistical methods such as analyzing data collected, how to present and discuss the data concisely; the third unit covers practical aspects such as methodology, organizational considerations, principles of trial conduct and reporting; and the final unit delves into study designs, providing the advantages and drawbacks of each design style.<br /><br />Each chapter begins with a short introduction, followed by a hypothetical case that challenges the reader to make decisions, to consider pros and cons of specific approaches, and to evaluate options based on specific conditions. Knowing how to critically read and understand scientific papers and to collect, analyze, and interpret research data, which they in turn can then present in their own scientific manuscript makes this book the perfect resource for anyone looking to contribute to the wealth of scientific and medical inquiry.

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