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Genetics professor Michelle Murphy loses her husband under mysterious circumstances and without warning, while their brilliant eight year old daughter Avalon, adopted in Kazakhstan, stubbornly believes she is a mutant.
As if this were not enough she soon finds herself thrown into the middle of a quickly thickening plot, where the legacy of Genghis Khan meets the hunt for FOXP5, a genetic transcription factor that could herald the dawn of new human species.
Initially caught helplessly between well-meaning fellow scientists, the government and more sinister agents, Michelle, with the help of a host of unlikely heroes, eventually takes control and finds the courage to confront the decision of whether to save human lives or humanity.
The scientific and technical aspects underlying the plot – in particular aspects of FOX proteins, genetic mutations, viruses and cancer as well as the relation between intelligence and cortical complexity – are introduced and discussed by the authors in an extensive non-technical appendix.
The book focuses on the various reconnection mechanisms dominating magnetic processes under the different plasma conditions encountered in astrophysical systems and in laboratory fusion devices.
Lippincott Q&A Medicine focuses on high-yield information specifically designed to help you improve your NBME subject exam score. This first-of-its-kind resource zeroes in on exactly what you need to know, using tables, figures, mnemonics, and hundreds of sample questions in a concise, easy-to-read format-helping you make the most of valuable study time!
Instrumentation provides a detailed description of the operation of instruments and their controls. The textbook addresses instrument operation and application, industrial communications from traditional pneumatic to state-of-the-art wireless communication systems, final control elements, and safety systems. Communication systems include fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet. Safety systems introduced include common safety devices and systems such as relief valves, rupture discs, burner control systems, hazardous location classifications, enclosures, and safety instrumented systems (SISs).L
In this classic book, the distinguished science writer Horace Freeland Judson tells the story of the birth and early development of molecular biology in the US, the UK, and France. The fascinating story of the golden period from the revelation of the double helix of DNA to the cracking of the genetic code and first glimpses of gene regulation is told largely in the words of the main players, all of whom Judson interviewed extensively. The result is a book widely regarded as the best history of recent biological science yet published.
This commemorative edition, honoring the memory of the author who died in 2011, contains essays by his daughter Olivia Judson, Matthew Meselson, and Mark Ptashne and an obituary by Jason Pontin. It contains all the content added to previous editions, including essays on some of the principal historical figures involved, such as Rosalind Franklin, and a sketch of the further development of molecular biology in the era of recombinant DNA.
The ways of sterilisation begin as far back as biblical and roman times, from early beginnings to standardisation. Sterilisation evolution has gone through a series of trials and wizardry before it achieved the status of science. And even with a scientific approach, some of its modalities frequently has been referred to as an art (an imaginary focus), while most have achieved a certain scientific standardisation. This book provides a drawbridge between history, terminology, environmental and fundamentals of sterilisation that beginners to sterilisation should recognise, but continues with advancements, which supervisors and managers should know and apply.
Patients and doctors alike are keenly aware that the medical world is in the midst of great change. We live in an era of continuous healthcare reforms, many of which focus on high volume, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. This compelling, thoughtful book is the response of a practicing physician who explains how population-based reforms have diminished the relationship between doctors and patients, to the detriment of both. As an antidote to failed reforms and an alternative to stubbornly held traditions, Dr.
This book makes available the proceedings of a symposium called "Evolution and the Molecular Revolution" held at the University of California, Los Angeles in October, 1994, and convened by the UCLA Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origins of Life (CSEOL). Presented at an appropriate level for first- or second-year college courses, the material provides an overview of our current understanding of the evolutionary process and shows, through a selection of in-depth examples, some of the most exciting advances that molecular biology brings to the study of evolution.
With exclusive test-day tips and targeted review from USMLE expert Conrad Fischer, MD, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK gives you the information you need to know to excel on the exam and match into the program you want. Designed to work with Kaplan’s Step 2 High Yield course, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK is the highest-yield full-color review book for the Step 2 Clinical Knowledge exam. If it is not likely to appear on the test, it is not in this book. New in this edition:Revised DSM V classificationsNew JNC 8 guidelines for hypertensionThe latest guidelines for hepatitis C management57 new diagnostic/management algorithms & tables57 new diagnostic images & illustrations in full colorFeatures:Logical, step-by-step approach to patient care.G
Learn the key concepts of basic and clinical neurology with a unique practice-oriented approachFor more than two decades, Clinical Neurology has helped students, residents, and clinicians understand the link between basic neuroscience and current approaches in diagnosis and treatment. Distinguished by its practice-oriented approach to neurology based on the patients’ presenting symptoms, this full-color resource delivers the clearest and most efficient introduction to the field available today.Every chapter of this edition has been updated, and in many cases nearly completely rewritten to maintain the emphasis on the practical aspects of neurology while discussing the scientific underpinnings.
This book provides care providers and other non-technical readers with a broad, practical overview of the changing US healthcare system and the contemporary health informatics systems and tools that are increasingly critical to its new financial and clinical care paradigms. US healthcare delivery is dramatically transforming and informatics is at the center of the changes. Increasingly care providers must be skilled users of informatics tools to meet federal mandates and succeed under value-based contracts that demand higher quality and increased patient satisfaction but at lower cost.
Vitalism is understood as impacting the history of the life sciences, medicine and philosophy, representing an epistemological challenge to the dominance of mechanism over the last 200 years, and partly revived with organicism in early theoretical biology.
Multidimensional scaling covers a variety of statistical techniques in the area of multivariate data analysis. Geared toward dimensional reduction and graphical representation of data, it arose within the field of the behavioral sciences, but now holds techniques widely used in many disciplines.
Bayesian Theory José M. Bernardo Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain Adrian F. M. Smith Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK Bayesian Theory is the first volume of a related series of three and will be followed by Bayesian Computation, and Bayesian Methods. The series aims to provide an up–to–date overview of the why?, how? and what? of Bayesian statistics. This volume provides a thorough account of key basic concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory.
The relentless decline in the prices of information technology (IT) has steadily enhanced the role of IT investment as a source of economic growth in the United States. Productivity growth in IT-producing industries has gradually risen in importance, and a productivity revival has taken place in the rest of the economy. In this book Dale Jorgenson shows that IT provides the foundation for the resurgence of American economic growth.Information technology rests in turn on the development and deployment of semiconductors–transistors, storage devices, and microprocessors.
In The Science of Leadership, Julian Barling takes an evidenced-based approach, relying primarily on the knowledge generated from research on organizational leadership conducted around the world and personal reflections based on two decades of involvement in leadership research and leadership development with executives. While leadership has been studied within all the major social sciences, Barling mainly focuses on findings from psychological research. The first part of the book explains the nature of organizational leadership, responds to the question of whether leaders “matter,” and explains how leadership works.
There is a transformation of equity occurring in the health care industry with hospitals and health systems purchasing physician practices. As traditional hospital structures meet the entrepreneurial physician manager in today’s rapidly changing environment, numerous transitional challenges are emerging.Medical Staff Integration: Transactions and Transformation fills the void that exists between hospital management texts and physician management literature. It examines the cultural and functional issues that must be addressed when hospitals and health systems purchase physician practices.W
Effective health care requires physicians tailor care to patients’ individual life contexts, including their financial situation, social support, competing responsibilities, and cognitive abilities. Physicians, however, are poorly prepared to consider patients’ lives when planning their care. The result is measurably harmful to individuals and costly to society.Listening for What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care covers ten years of empirical research based on hundreds of recorded doctor visits by patients and undercover actors alike, which revealed a widespread disregard of patients’ individual circumstances and needs resulting in inappropriate care.
In 1960 Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet received the Noble Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He titled his Nobel Lecture “Immunological Recognition of Self” emphasizing the central argument of immunological tolerance in “How does the vertebrate organism recognize self from nonself in this the immunological sense―and how did the capacity evolve.” The concept of self is linked to the concept of biological self identity. All organisms, from bacteria to higher animals, possess recognition systems to defend themselves from nonself.
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