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The Training of Cancer Researchers
by Jose Russo

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English

Pages

212

Publication Date

April 12, 2017

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<!-- <description> --><p>Advances in cancer research have grown exponentially in recent decades. What we now know about the disease owes a lot to breakthroughs in science and technology. Cancer researchers have had to solve increasingly difficult problems with methods that were unimaginable just a few years ago, and new generations of researchers have to be trained to face these challenges.</p><p>One important aspect of their training is the framing of social, economic and cultural changes of the human population. Despite having state-of-the-art technology and specializations, researchers are still required to think faster than ever before, making new discoveries fit the practical situation of each type of cancer. This book discusses a number of topics that address these challenges and the origins of cancer research from a cultural and historical perspective.</p><!-- </description> -->
Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing ...
by Dr. Steven R. Gundry

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

March 11, 2008

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"Dr. Gundry has crafted a wise program with a powerful track record.” <br />–Mehmet Oz, M.D.<br /><br />Does losing weight and staying healthy feel like a battle? Well, it’s really a war. Your enemies are your own genes, backed by millions of years of evolution, and the only way to win is to outsmart them. Renowned surgeon and founder of Gundry MD, Dr. Steven Gundry’s revolutionary book shares the health secrets other doctors won’t tell you:<br /><br />• Why plants are “good” for you because they’re “bad” for you, and meat is “bad” because it’s “good” for you<br />• Why plateauing on this diet is actually a sign that you’re on the right track<br />• Why artificial sweeteners have the same effects as sugar on your health and your waistline<br />• Why taking antacids, statins, and drugs for high blood pressure and arthritis masks health issues instead of addressing them<br /><br />Along with the meal planner, 70 delicious recipes, and inspirational stories, Dr. Gundry’s easy-to-memorize tips will keep you healthy and on course.
On The Origin Of Species & Other Bonus Works: Einstein Theory of...
by , Adam Smith

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English

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Publication Date

November 26, 2015

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On the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation ofevolutionary biology. Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. <br /> Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation.<br />The book is written for non-specialist readers <br /><br />Bonus works:<br />•Einstein Theory of Relativity<br />The theory of relativity, or simply relativity in physics, usually encompasses two theories by Albert Einstein: special relativity and general relativity.[1]<br />Concepts introduced by the theories of relativity include:<br />•Measurements of various quantities are relative to the velocities of observers. In particular, space contracts and time dilates.<br />•Spacetime: space and time should be considered together and in relation to each other.<br />•Space is a physical entity that can be changed, space is not just nothing, space can affect mass (gravity)[2]<br />•The speed of light is nonetheless invariant, the same for all observers.<br /><br />The theory of relativity transformed theoretical physics and astronomy during the 20th century. When first published, relativity superseded a 200-year-old theory of mechanics created primarily by Isaac Newton.<br />•An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations<br />Generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of theScottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the book touches upon such broad topics as the division of labour, productivity, and free markets.<br />
Somatic Genome Variation
by Wiley-Blackwell

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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<p>Written by an international team of experts, <i>Somatic Genome Variation</i> presents a timely summary of the latest understanding of somatic genome development and variation in plants, animals, and microorganisms. Wide-ranging in coverage, the authors provide an updated view of somatic genomes and genetic theories while also offering interpretations of somatic genome variation. The text provides geneticists, bioinformaticians, biologist, plant scientists, crop scientists, and microbiologists with a valuable overview of this fascinating field of research.</p>
Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity - and H...
by Daniel P. Keating

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English

Pages

253

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p>Why are we the way we are? Why do some of us find it impossible to calm a quick temper or to shake anxiety? The debate has always been divided between nature and nurture, but as psychology professor Daniel P. Keating demonstrates in <i>Born Anxious, </i>new DNA science points to a third factor that allows us to inherit both the nature and the nurture of previous generations—with significant consequences.</p><p><i>Born Anxious</i> introduces a new word into our lexicon: “methylated.” It’s short for “epigenetic methylation,” and it offers insight into behaviors we have all observed but never understood—the boss who goes ballistic at the slightest error; the infant who can’t be calmed; the husband who can’t fall asleep at night. In each case, because of an exposure to environmental adversity in utero or during the first year of life, a key stress system has been welded into the “on” position by the methylation process, predisposing the child’s body to excessive levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The effect: lifelong, unrelenting stress and its consequences–from school failure to nerve-wracking relationships to early death.</p><p>Early adversity happens in all levels of society but as income gaps widen, social inequality and fear of the future have become the new predators; in <i>Born Anxious</i>, Daniel P. Keating demonstrates how we can finally break the cycle.</p>
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
by Blaine Bettinger

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 13, 2016

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<div><b>Unlock the secrets in your DNA!</b><br /><br /> Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA testing for genealogy. Inside, you'll find guidance on what DNA tests are available, plus the methodologies and pros and cons of the three major testing companies and advice on choosing the right test to answer your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide will demystify the often-overwhelming subject and explain how to interpret DNA test results, including how to understand ethnicity estimates and haplogroup designations, navigate suggested cousin matches, and use third-party tools like GEDmatch to further analyze your data. To give you a holistic view of genetic testing for ancestry, the book also discusses the ethics and future of genetic genealogy, as well as how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can especially benefit from DNA testing.<br /><br /> The book features:<ul><li>Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns</li><li>Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and which tests can solve which family mysteries, with case studies showing how each can be useful</li><li>Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your test results once you've received them</li><li>Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate DNA test and organize your results and research once you've been tested</li></ul>Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies, this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what it can tell you about your family tree.</div>
The Two Sides of Genetically Modified Food: Or Could Genetics Sol...
by , Ashish Srivastava

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English

Pages

55

Publication Date

April 02, 2017

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Genetic engineering or genetic manipulation is a set of techniques used to alter the genetic makeup of an organism to introduce desirable traits or eliminate unwanted ones. Such organisms are called genetically modified organisms - GMOs and any food obtained from adopting such a technique is called genetically modified food - GM food. Today, a large number of genetically modified crops, fruits, vegetables, and meat have made it to our market shelves, and many multinational companies manufacturing GM seeds have reached the top of the table in the agriculture industry globally. <br />These companies claim that GM crops are better and stronger than natural crops and have remarkable traits such as herbicide resistance, drought resistance, and pest resistance, as well as greater shelf life and increased nutritional values. However, GM food has been a target of various ethical and safety concerns, since their arrival in 1996. GM food is regulated and checked by various authorities before it enters the market. <br />There has been an ongoing discussion on whether GM crops are beneficial or not, with both sides presenting strong arguments. In this book, we want to demonstrate to the reader the positive and negative side of genetically modified food by looking at potential benefits and challenges from economic, environmental, health and other perspectives. <br /> We obviously welcome the various positives GM Food brings and could bring in the future, but as we embrace it, we need to carefully manage the potential risks. This is why in the final chapter of this book we have provided a guide to help you stay in touch with the latest GM developments and learn what actions you could take and which organizations you could approach in case you see any worrying signs. We hope you will enjoy the read.<br />
The Selfish Gene: 40th Anniversary edition (Oxford Landmark Scien...
by Richard Dawkins

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

June 02, 2016

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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages.<br /><br />As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology<br />community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published.<br /><br />This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews.<br /><br />Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
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><b>"...a moving, suspenseful page-turner that's likely to become a classic of medical storytelling." —<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><i></i><br /><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>
The Inheritance: A Family on the Front Lines of the Battle Agains...
by Niki Kapsambelis

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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An inspiring race against time: The courageous, hopeful story of the one family who may hold the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.<BR><BR>Every sixty-nine seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Of the top ten killers, it is the only disease for which there is no cure or treatment. For most people, there is nothing that they can do to fight back. But one family is doing all they can.<BR> <BR>The DeMoe family has the most devastating form of the disease that there is: early onset Alzheimer’s, an inherited genetic mutation that causes the disease in 100 percent of cases, and has a 50 percent chance of being passed onto the next generation. Of the six DeMoe children whose father had it, five have inherited the gene; the sixth, Karla, has inherited responsibility for all of them. But rather than give up in the face of such news, the DeMoes have agreed to spend their precious, abbreviated years as part of a worldwide study that could utterly change the landscape of Alzheimer’s research and offers the brightest hope for future treatments—and possibly a cure.<BR> <BR>Drawing from several years of in-depth research with this charming and upbeat family, journalist Niki Kapsambelis tells the story of Alzheimer’s through the humanizing lens of these ordinary people made extraordinary by both their terrible circumstances and their bravery. Their tale is intertwined with the dramatic narrative history of the disease, the cutting-edge research that brings us ever closer to a possible cure, and the accounts of the extraordinary doctors spearheading these groundbreaking studies. From the oil fields of North Dakota to the jungles of Colombia, this incredible narrative redefines courage in the face of one of the most pervasive and mysterious pandemics of our time.

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