Catch Up Chemistry

For the Life and Medical Sciences

Author: Mitch Fry,Elizabeth Page

Publisher: Scion

ISBN: 9781904842101

Category: Science

Page: 190

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Many students now begin life and medical science degrees with far less knowledge of chemistry than they need - and they struggle as a result. Catch Up Chemistry brings students up to speed with the subject quickly and easily. The book puts the essential chemistry into real biological context and is written in an extremely student-friendly manner: the text is concise and to the point; the equations are clearly laid out and explained. Key Features: •Provides all the core chemistry required for a medical sciences degree •Numerous examples to demonstrate the relevance to biology and medicine •Test Yourself questions at the end of each chapter to help the reader practise what they have learned •Student-friendly format and price

Catch Up Compendium

Author: Philip Bradley,Mitch Fry,Michael Harris

Publisher: Scion Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907904042

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Catch Up Compendium, second edition, contains all of the three existing Catch Up books: Biology, Chemistry (2e) and Maths & Stats. It provides over 600 pages of background material essential for any student studying courses in the biological and biomedical sciences. The book provides a bridge between school and university courses and provides invaluable support for the fundamental concepts covered during first year university modules. Catch Up Compendium is a unique combination: course book, revision guide and reference source - your first year studies will be much easier with a copy by your side.

CatchUp Maths and STATS

For the Life and Medical Sciences

Author: Michael Harris,Gordon Taylor,Jacquelyn Taylor

Publisher: Scion

ISBN: 9781904842118

Category: Mathematics

Page: 187

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"This book is designed for life and medical science students and professionals who need a basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics." --pref.

Catch Up Biology

For the Medical Sciences

Author: Philip Bradley,Jane E. Calvert

Publisher: Scion

ISBN: 9781904842323

Category: Science

Page: 188

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Students starting university courses in the medical or biomedical sciences have a wide range of different qualifications and knowledge. This short text aims to provide an overview of the some of important concepts that will help a student to better understand their university course.

An Introduction to Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice

Author: Sarah Jane Pitt,Jim Cunningham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868771X

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice is essential reading for all trainee biomedical scientists looking for an introduction to the biomedical science profession whether they are undergraduates following an accredited biomedical sciences BSc, graduate trainees or experienced staff with overseas qualifications. This book guides trainees through the subjects, which they need to understand to meet the standards required by the Health Professions Council for state registration. These include professional topics, laws and guidelines governing clinical pathology, basic laboratory techniques and an overview of each pathology discipline. It helps trainees at any stage of training and in any pathology discipline(s) to think creatively about how to gather evidence of their understanding and professional competence. By referring to specialist sources of information in each area, it helps students to explore particular topics in more depth and to keep up to date with professional and legal changes. It is also of value to any Training Officers who are looking for ideas while planning a programme of training for a trainee biomedical scientist. The book includes basic principles of working in the pathology laboratory including laws and regulations, which must be observed, such as health and safety, data protection and equal opportunities laws and guidelines. Practical exercises are included throughout the book with examples of coursework, suggestions for further exercises and self -assessment. Summary boxes of key facts are clearly set out in each chapter and ideas for group/tutorial discussions are also provided to enhance student understanding.

Biocentrism

How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

Author: Bob Berman,Robert Lanza

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251244

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world—a US News & World Report cover story called him a “genius” and a “renegade thinker,” even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe’s genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader’s ideas of life—time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.

Nutrition and Mental Health

Author: Ruth Leyse-Wallace

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439863369

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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Although primary advanced vitamin and mineral deficiencies are rare in the developed world, many common health conditions deplete nutritional status, including sub-optimal dietary intake, frequent alcohol consumption, changes in appetite due to aging, food allergies or sensitivities, special diets, and eating disorders. Covering topics as diverse as aging, the brain, eating habits, genetics, lifestyle, nutrients, and psychology, this book brings together two extremely complex aspects of life—human nutrition and mental health. Organized by mental health concern as well as nutrient group, Nutrition and Mental Health reviews the scientific literature from many fields of science: health, psychology, nutrition, mental well-being, and the interface with chronic disease. It provides a straightforward, readable report of broadly selected scientific research on how various nutrients affect mental health. Professional resources are provided in easy-to-access tables as well as suggested formats for assessing nutritional status and guidelines for interpretation. Chapter summaries, a descriptive table of contents, an index, and glossary assist the reader in finding specific topics of interest. A variety of mental health conditions may affect a person’s ability and interest in getting and eating a well-rounded selection of foods. An examination of the role diet plays in mental health, this book reviews the scientific literature from many fields of science: health, psychology, nutrition, mental well-being, and chronic disease management.

Cellular Pathology 3Rd Edpb

Author: D. J. Cook,P. J. Warren

Publisher: Scion Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907904356

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This third edition of the popular Cellular Pathology textbook provides a thorough coverage of all the key areas of histological and cytological techniques. It is written for students studying courses in biomedical sciences, healthcare science or other subjects allied to medicine. The book provides essential information on those techniques that have particular relevance to both the diagnosis of disease and also for research in pathology. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to: * include changes in established practice * accommodate newly emerging techniques such as in molecular diagnostics * provide an introduction to the latest immunological methods, microscopy techniques, image analysis systems and approaches in liquid-based cytology * show all images in full colour. Additionally, the general principles of pathology are given a more rigorous treatment and the approach to good laboratory practice has been expanded. This edition continues to feature learning objectives, revision notes, recommended further reading and self-evaluation questions provided for each chapter. The book further benefits from an increased number of photographs that illustrate typical results and techniques - all in full colour. Cellular Pathology 3rd edition reflects the current requirements of cellular pathology teaching and practice and provides essential reading on any course that relates to cellular pathology, histology and histopathology.

Core Maths for the Biosciences

Author: Martin B. Reed

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199216347

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Core Maths for the Biosciences introduces the range of mathematical concepts that bioscience students need to master during thier studies. Starting from fundamental concepts, it blends clear explanations and biological examples throughout as it equips the reader with the full range of mathematical tools required by biologists today.

Bringing Chemistry to Life

From Matter to Man

Author: Robert Joseph Paton Williams,J. J. R. Fraústo da Silva

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198505464

Category: Science

Page: 548

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In this book, the authors describe the long journey from formless inanimate matter to man, explaining the nature and the logic of the physical-chemical processes involved. It stresses the limitations of reductionism analyses of these processes as complexity increases and novel properties emerge. And, in particular, the authors develop the idea that it was chemical change of the environment that allowed evolution of life to occur and that this evolution required successive addition of new message systems and information codes connected, compatible, and cooperative with previous extant systems. In doing so, the authors analyze the relationship between chemical element content and speciation both in inanimate and living systems in terms of fundamental units and variables or composite (derived) units and variables. Through such analysis, the authors conclude that chemical speciation is very much a matter of chemical cooperation (order versus disorder) while biological speciation requires cooperative flow of chemicals and energy (organization versus disorder). They argue that chance mutations of DNA are far too simple to provide a basis for evolution and biological diversity, though it is a representation of such diversity. It is the survival strength of systems of molecular machinery which separate and generate living species. In the final chapter, they analyze the effect of man's activities on the present global and local ecosystems and speculate on the possible nature of the emergent properties to be expected from an ever-increasing complexity of information based modern societies.

Maths for Science

Author: Sally Jordan,Shelagh Ross,Pat Murphy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199644964

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Maths for Science overturns the misconception that maths is a daunting, theory-filled subject by providing a confidence-boosting overview of essential mathematical skills and techniques. Written in a clear, straightforward style, with examples and practice problems throughout, it is the ideal guide for all science students.

Biochemistry

The Chemical Reactions Of Living Cells

Author: David Metzler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323141749

Category: Science

Page: 1164

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Biochemistry: The Chemical Reactions of Living Cells is a 16-chapter reference source on chemical structures and reactions of living cells. The first three chapters of this book contain introductory material on cell structure, molecular architecture, and energetic. The subsequent chapters examine the allosteric effect of the binding structures of oligomeric enzymes, microtubules, viruses, and muscle. These chapters also describe the structures and chemical properties of membranes and of the surrounding cell coats. The discussions then shift to the general properties of enzymes, the kinetics of chemical reactions, and the various mechanisms employed in enzymatic catalysis. Considerable chapters are devoted to the reaction sequences found in metabolism. These chapters particularly examine the carbohydrate and lipid metabolism; photosynthesis; and biosynthesis and catabolism of an enormous number of nitrogenous compounds. The final chapters highlight the genetic and hormonal control of metabolism, development, and brain function. Biochemistry teachers and students will find this book of great value.

Convergence

The Idea at the Heart of Science

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476754349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 with different subtitle: Convergence: the deepest idea in the universe.

Valuation in Life Sciences

A Practical Guide

Author: Boris Bogdan,Ralph Villiger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540782483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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This is the first complete guide to valuation in life sciences for industry professionals, investors, and academics. Boris Bogdan and Ralph Villiger introduce the characteristics of drug and medical device development, explain how to translate these into the valuation, and provide valuable industry data. Special emphasis is put on the practicability of the proposed methods by including many hands-on examples, without compromising on realistic results.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to College Biology

Author: Emily Jane Willingham

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9781592578481

Category: Science

Page: 378

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This study guide and course supplement provides a complete overview of a basic biology for those taking a college level intro course, or for students preparing for standardized tests in the subject area. Original.

An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students

Author: George I. Sackheim

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780805395716

Category: Science

Page: 334

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Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, Ninth Edition is a unique workbook that uses a step-by-step approach to teach students the chemistry necessary for success in life sciences courses. Today's biology courses place an increasing emphasis on the chemical processes that underlie critical biological functions. This text helps students review and master all the basic facts, concepts, and terminology of chemistry that they need to understand those processes and to excel in their life science courses.

Cannabinoids and the Brain

Author: Attila Köfalvi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387743493

Category: Medical

Page: 583

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Endocannabinoids have tremendous therapeutic potential. This book introduces readers to our current understanding of the neurobiology of endocannabinoids and related systems, detailing their pathophysiological role and therapeutic potential. Authors, experienced clinical investigators, present and analyze results of recent clinical trials as well as the development of new therapeutic strategies and medicines.

Illustrated Notebook to Accompany Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Gerard J. Tortora,Bryan H. Derrickson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470138041

Category: Science

Page: 864

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This Illustated Notebook is to accompany the new edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology which maintains the superb balance between structure and function. It continues to emphasize the correlations between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. The acclaimed illustration program is also even better along with the redevelopment of many of the figures depicting the toughest topics to grasp.

BIO2010:

Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future Research Biologists

Author: Committee on Undergraduate Biology Education to Prepare Research Scientists for the 21st Century,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309085357

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Biological sciences have been revolutionized, not only in the way research is conducted -- with the introduction of techniques such as recombinant DNA and digital technology -- but also in how research findings are communicated among professionals and to the public. Yet, the undergraduate programs that train biology researchers remain much the same as they were before these fundamental changes came on the scene. This new volume provides a blueprint for bringing undergraduate biology education up to the speed of today's research fast track. It includes recommendations for teaching the next generation of life science investigators, through: Building a strong interdisciplinary curriculum that includes physical science, information technology, and mathematics. Eliminating the administrative and financial barriers to cross-departmental collaboration. Evaluating the impact of medical college admissions testing on undergraduate biology education. Creating early opportunities for independent research. Designing meaningful laboratory experiences into the curriculum. The committee presents a dozen brief case studies of exemplary programs at leading institutions and lists many resources for biology educators. This volume will be important to biology faculty, administrators, practitioners, professional societies, research and education funders, and the biotechnology industry.

Infectious Madness

The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness

Author: Harriet A. Washington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316277797

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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"Fascinating...A superb book."--Robert Sapolsky, Stanford professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery and author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers What causes mental illness? We've long blamed stress, trauma, and brain-chemistry imbalances. But a new theory is quietly achieving critical mass. In INFECTIOUS MADNESS, award-winning science writer Harriet Washington reveals that schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Alzheimer's, and anorexia also may be caused by bacteria, parasites, or viruses. Weaving together cutting-edge research and case studies, INFECTIOUS MADNESS shows how strep throat can trigger rapid-onset OCD in a formerly healthy teen and how contact with cat litter elevates the risk of schizophrenia. Featuring a new afterword by the author, and rich in science, medical mysteries, cultural nuance, and evidence-based recommendations, INFECTIOUS MADNESS pulls back the curtain on a new paradigm with profound implications for us all.