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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine
4.4 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
For fans of Microbe Hunters: the epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.
As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offer palliative care. That all changed in less than a generation with the discovery and development of a new category of medicine known as antibiotics. By 1955 the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and
Industrial Noise Control and Acoustics (Mechanical Engineering)
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ean: 9780824707019, isbn: 082470701X,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
Compiling strategies from more than 30 years of experience, this book provides numerous case studies that illustrate the implementation of noise control applications, as well as solutions to common dilemmas encountered in noise reduction processes. It offers methods for predicting the noise generation level of common systems such as fans, motors, compressors, and cooling towers, selecting the appropriate equipment to monitor sound properties, assessing the severity of environmental noise,
Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing for Understanding Pathophysiology (Retail Access Card), 5e
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
Corresponding chapter-by-chapter to Understanding Pathophysiology, 9e, Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing is the fun and engaging way to focus your study time and effectively prepare for class, course exams, and the [NCLEX®/certification/licensure] exam. Elsevier Adaptive Quizzing is comprised of a bank of high-quality practice questions that allows you to advance at your own pace ― based on your performance ― through multiple mastery levels for each chapter.. A comprehensive dashboard allows you
The Wellness Project: How I Learned to Do Right by My Body, Without Giving Up My Life
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
After she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in her early 20s, Phoebe Lapine felt overwhelmed by her doctor's strict protocols and confused when they directly conflicted with information on the best-seller list. After experiencing mixed results and a life of deprivation that seemed unsustainable at best, she adopted 12 of her own wellness directives - including eliminating sugar, switching to all-natural beauty products, and getting in touch with her spiritual side - to find out which
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
4.5 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews
From the author of The Fever, a wide-ranging inquiry into the origins of pandemics
Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Pandemic explores the origin of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera - one of history's most disruptive and deadly pathogens - and the new pathogens that stalk humankind today, from Ebola and avian influenza to drug-resistant superbugs.
More than 300 infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory during the
Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines - and How It Will Change Our Lives
4.1 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
A pioneering neuroscientist shows how the long-sought merger of brains with machines is about to become a paradigm-shifting reality.
Imagine living in a world where people use their computers, drive their cars, and communicate with one another simply by thinking. In this stunning and inspiring work, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis shares his revolutionary insights into how the brain creates thought and the human sense of self - and how this might be augmented by machines, so
American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic
4.1 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
The king of the Florida pill mills was American Pain, a megaclinic expressly created to serve addicts posing as patients. From a fortresslike former bank building, American Pain's doctors distributed massive quantities of oxycodone to hundreds of customers a day, mostly traffickers and addicts who came by the vanload. Inked muscleheads ran the clinic's security. Former strippers operated the pharmacy, counting out pills and stashing cash in garbage bags. Under their lab coats, the doctors
The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures
4.7 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
From one of our preeminent neuroscientists: a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling, and culture.
The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition that regulates human physiology within the range that makes possible not only the survival but also the flourishing of life. Antonio Damasio makes clear that we descend biologically, psychologically, and even
The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism
4.1 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism delves deep into the full body of past and current research to reveal how genetic predispositions and environmental factors can combine to produce the conditions autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). To make this groundbreaking audiobook, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler combed through the past fifty years of published research on autism, exploring subjects such as genetic variation, mechanisms of neurotoxicity of metals and pesticides, and the central
The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease
4.3 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
The epic and controversial story of a major breakthrough in cell biology that led to the conquest of rubella and other devastating diseases.
Until the late 1960s, tens of thousands of American children suffered crippling birth defects if their mothers had been exposed to rubella, popularly known as German measles, while pregnant; there was no vaccine and little understanding of how the disease devastated fetuses. In June 1962, a young biologist in Philadelphia, using tissue extracted from an
The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands
4.7 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's ''Gutenberg moment''. Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which ''the doctor knows best.''
Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our
To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
4.7 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
Meet the visionaries, billionaires, professors, and programmers who are using groundbreaking technology to push the limits of the human body - our senses, our intelligence, and our lifespans
Once relegated to the fringes of society, transhumanism (the use of technology to enhance human intellectual and physical capability) is now poised to enter our cultural mainstream. It has found adherents in Silicon Valley billionaires Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. Google has entered the picture,