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Nobel Prizes That Changed Medicine

Author : Gilbert Thompson
ISBN : 9781848168251
Genre : Medical
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Tony Seed, Gilbert Thompson, Jackie Downs and John MacDermot at the book's launch in LondonThis book brings together in one volume fifteen Nobel Prize-winning discoveries that have had the greatest impact upon medical science and the practice of medicine during the 20th century and up to the present time. Its overall aim is to enlighten, entertain and stimulate. This is especially so for those who are involved in or contemplating a career in medical research.Anyone interested in the particulars of a specific award or Laureate can obtain detailed information on the topic by accessing the Nobel Foundation's website. In contrast, this book aims to provide a less formal and more personal view of the science and scientists involved, by having prominent academics write a chapter each about a Nobel Prize-winning discovery in their own areas of interest and expertise.

100 Years Of Nobel Prizes

Author : Baruch Aba Shalev
ISBN : 0935047379
Genre : History
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Winning a Nobel Price is unquestionably the highest possible recognition of intellectual and personal achievement. This book provides a detailed statistical analysis of what is required to win a Nobel, why it sometimes takes a long time to collect the award, and what the prizes have meant to human progress.

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart

Author : Rob Dunn
ISBN : 9780316225809
Genre : Science
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The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process. Thought of as the seat of our soul, then as a mysteriously animated object, the heart is still more a mystery than it is understood. Why do most animals only get one billion beats? (And how did modern humans get to over two billion-effectively letting us live out two lives?) Why are sufferers of gingivitis more likely to have heart attacks? Why do we often undergo expensive procedures when cheaper ones are just as effective? What do Da Vinci, Mary Shelley, and contemporary Egyptian archaeologists have in common? And what does it really feel like to touch your own heart, or to have someone else's beating inside your chest? Rob Dunn's fascinating history of our hearts brings us deep inside the science, history, and stories of the four chambers we depend on most.

Medical Genetics For The Modern Clinician

Author : Judith A. Westman
ISBN : 0781757606
Genre : Medical
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Medical Genetics for the Modern Clinician is a concise, clinically oriented introductory genetics text for medical and allied health students, residents, and clinicians. The book focuses sharply on concepts that are most applicable to clinical practice. Ethics sections in each chapter discuss ethical issues facing today's practitioner, such as counseling, risk assessment, and testing. More than 120 illustrations help students visualize concepts. Each chapter ends with USMLE-style review questions. Appendices include a glossary and a Table of Genes that lists all genes covered in the text by chapter. Faculty resources, case studies, and downloadable full-color images will be available on

10 Years That Changed Medicine Forever

Author : Matthias Rath
ISBN : 0967954630
Genre : Avitaminosis
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The Nobel Peace Prize 1901 2000

Author : Emeka Nwabunnia
ISBN : 0761835733
Genre : Reference
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This reference book is a comprehensive guide to the twentieth century Nobel Prize winners and record-breakers. Entries are analyzed and separated according to historical perspectives, gender, origin, and Nobel statistical data, which elicits an overall appreciation for the power and enduring significance of the prizes and the prizewinners. These carefully gathered records are an invaluable source to any private or public reference library.

The Immanent Disastor A Vision On Climate Change

Author : Singh
ISBN : 8178357100
Genre : Climatic changes
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The Section I of the book entitled The Immanent Disaster : A Vision of Climate Change consists of Ch. I to IX. It discusses that every event/organism is governed by immutable laws of Life, by Cosmic Consciousness, by Life Field. The truth of man or the truth of nature is the Oneness or Wholeness of Life. Only the Intelligence of Love and Compassion can resolve the problems of life. The Section II of the book is entitled Creativity and Innovation and consist of Ch. X to XXI. If the researcher is interested in profit making [materialism], the intuition falls to innovation [symbolic-dualistic frame of reference]. The research will have to repeat the whole process of quantum leap form innovation to intuition. Hideki Yukawa, Nobel prize in physics, wrote, The need for a reform is not without, but within . Mutation is not in future, it can only be now. Prof. R.K. Pachauri, in November 2007 predicted that only a few years are left to avert the worst. The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh releases an Action Plan on Climate Change on June 30, 2008.We need Understanding, Direct Perception, Freedom, Science of the Wholeness of Life and art of living in Universal Consciousness. If India is to avoid the crisis of turning into disaster, it has to understand Consciousness here and now and to live that understanding.

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