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Catch Up Chemistry

Catch Up Chemistry Author Mitch Fry
ISBN-10 1904842100
Release 2005-01
Pages 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

Catch Up Compendium Author Philip Bradley
ISBN-10 1907904042
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 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

CatchUp Maths and STATS Author Michael Harris
ISBN-10 1904842119
Release 2005
Pages 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.



Understanding Bioanalytical Chemistry

Understanding Bioanalytical Chemistry Author Victor A. Gault
ISBN-10 9781118684894
Release 2013-04-22
Pages 304
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"The title captures the ethos and content precisely. It brings basic chemistry into real life with examples that illustrate how chemical principals are inherent to bioanalytical procedures, making them accessible to readers with a background in life sciences." –Microbiology Today, July 2009 “… a good overview of the basic strategies to tackle the complexity of analysis in biological environments and provides some illustrative examples for a better understanding of the theoretical concepts… provides a fundamental introduction to the tools adopted by life and health scientists in the evolving and exciting new age of “omics” specifically applied to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of disease…” –Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, October 2009 Although chemistry is core to the life and health sciences, it is often viewed as a challenging subject. Conventional textbooks tend to present chemistry in a way that is not always easily accessible to students, particularly those coming from diverse educational backgrounds, who may not have formally studied chemistry before. This prompted the authors to write this particular textbook, taking a new, fresh and innovative approach to teaching and learning of chemistry, focusing on bioanalysis to set knowledge in context. This textbook is primarily targeted to undergraduate life and health science students, but may be a useful resource for practising scientists in a range of disciplines. In this textbook the authors have covered basic principles, terminology and core technologies, which include key modern experimental techniques and equipment used to analyse important biomolecules in diagnostic, industrial and research settings. Written by two authors with a wealth of experience in teaching, research and academic enterprise, this textbook represents an invaluable tool for students and instructors across the diverse range of biological and health science courses. Key Features: Innovative, stand alone teaching and learning resource to enhance delivery of undergraduate chemistry provision to life and health scientists. Develops student knowledge and understanding of core concepts with reference to relevant, real-life, examples. Clearly written and user-friendly, with numerous full colour illustrations, annotated images, diagrams and tables to enhance learning. Incorporates a modern approach to teaching and learning to motivate the reader and encourage student-centred learning. Dr Victor Gault has been named recipient of the Rising Star Award 2009 by the internationally acclaimed European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).



How to Study in Medical School 2nd Edition

How to Study in Medical School  2nd Edition Author Armin Kamyab
ISBN-10 9781449099299
Release 2011-01-27
Pages 100
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#1 best selling book in its class! How to Study in Medical School, 2nd Edition provides a thorough and comprehensive method for studying the Basic Sciences in medical school and leaves no detail behind. Dr. Kamyab's unique system of studying is an effective study process that not only helps you understand the material and stay-up-to date, but also helps you retain the information for your medical school tests, your licensing examinations, your clinical rotations, and beyond. Unlike similar books written by authors with Education Degrees or PhD Professors, this is one of the few books in its class that is written by a Medical School graduate. It is therefore written by an author who has gone through the process, and knows how to study effectively and succeed in Medical School. The 2nd Edition includes new chapters and a new frequently asked questions section. If you are starting medical school and are serious about succeeding, pick up your copy today!



A Century of Nobel Prize Recipients

A Century of Nobel Prize Recipients Author Francis Leroy
ISBN-10 0824708768
Release 2003-03-13
Pages 300
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Celebrating a century of revolutionary contributions to our understanding of life, the world, and the universe, this encyclopedic desk reference traces the discoveries that earned nearly 500 distinguished scientists Nobel honors in the areas of chemistry, physics, and medicine. The School of Library Journal called it "...eye-catching... Original artwork, colorful captioned drawings of models and structures, and diagrams illustrate complex scientific principles and may invite browsing. ...great graphics and appealing format..." This book includes over 550 full color illustrations and photographs, and is a must for the library of any public, university, business, or personal library.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to College Biology

The Complete Idiot s Guide to College Biology Author Emily Jane Willingham, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781101198032
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 400
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Don't know much about biology? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to College Biology follows the curriculum of Biology 101 so closely that it serves as a perfect study guide, and it's also great for AP Biology and SAT Subject Biology exams that high school students are taking in droves. Students can turn to it when their textbooks are unclear or as an additional aid throughout the semester. ?The number of high school students who took AP Biology in 2008 increased 7 percent over the previous year (more than 154,000) ?College biology doesn't just lead to medical, dental, or veterinary school-biotechnology and biochemical jobs remain hot in today's job market ?Follows in the footsteps of The Complete Idiot's Guides® as a terrific supplementary reading for AP Biology, though it follows the curriculum of the college Intro to Biology course.



Biochemistry

Biochemistry Author David Metzler
ISBN-10 9780323141741
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 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.



Chasing Molecules

Chasing Molecules Author Elizabeth Grossman
ISBN-10 9781610911573
Release 2009-09-07
Pages 288
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Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.



Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Author Raymond Iles
ISBN-10 9781119962410
Release 2011-11-29
Pages 440
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Biomedical Sciences is an indispensable, all encompassing core textbook for first/ second year biomedical science students that will support them throughout their undergraduate career. The book includes the key components of the IBMS accredited degree programmes, plus sections on actual practice in UK hospital laboratories (including the compilation of a reflective portfolio). The book is visually exciting, and written in an interesting and accessible manner while maintaining scientific rigour. Highlighted boxes within the text link the theory to actual clinical laboratory practice for example, the histopathology chapter includes a photographically illustrated flow chart of the progress of a specimen through the histopathology lab, so that students can actually see how the specimen reception/inking/cut-up/cassette/block/section/stain system works, with an emphasis on the safety procedures that ensure specimens are not confused).



Cellular Pathology 3Rd Edpb

Cellular Pathology 3Rd Edpb Author D. J. Cook
ISBN-10 1907904352
Release 2015-02-15
Pages 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.



Chemical Sensitivity

Chemical Sensitivity Author Stephen J. Barrett
ISBN-10 9781615928385
Release 1998
Pages 212
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Chemical sensitivity (or multiple chemical sensitivity) describes people with numerous troubling symptoms attributed to environmental factors, from simple housepaint to complex building structures and materials in offices and schools. Many such people are seeking special accommodations, applying for disability benefits, and filing lawsuits claiming that exposure to common foods and chemicals has made them ill. Their efforts are supported by some physicians who refer themselves as clinical ecologists. They use questionable diagnoses and treatment methods, while critics charge that these approaches are bogus and that chemical sensitivity is not a valid diagnosis.The complaints associated with chemical sensitivity include depression, irritability, poor memory, fatigue, drowsiness, constipation, sneezing, wheezing, skin rashes, headache, chest pain, pounding heart, swelling, upset stomach, paralysis, AIDS-like illnesses, psychotic experiences, and just about every other symptom noted in medical textbooks. One prominent clinical ecologist even claimed that chemical sensitivity patients may well be human canaries on an increasingly poisoned planet, and others have actually labeled chemical sensitivity as a disease. While some people are adversely affected by exposure to some chemicals, there is an overwhelming increase in false claims and reports from misled obsessive patients and opportunistic doctors.Chemical Sensitivity examines this phenomenon in depth and the scientific, legal, ethical, and political issues that surround it. The authors explore the speculations about environmental exposure in the light of scientific knowledge of human physiology, allergy and immunology, pathology, toxicology, and clinical medicine. They evaluate cases of chemical sensitivity relative to controlled tests, and reveal that symptoms were brought on by psychological factors rather than physical ones. Chemical Sensitivity also critically assesses claims related to sick building syndrome, mercury-amalgam toxicity, yeast allergy, and Gulf War syndrome.



Bringing Chemistry to Life

Bringing Chemistry to Life Author Robert Joseph Paton Williams
ISBN-10 0198505469
Release 1999
Pages 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.



Avoid Boring People

Avoid Boring People Author James D. Watson
ISBN-10 9780307481795
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 368
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From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers. In Avoid Boring People, Watson lays down a life’s wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly honest, he shares his thoughts on how young scientists should choose the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution. It’s an irreverent romp through Watson’s colorful career and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in nurturing the life of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chemistry

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Chemistry Author Ian Guch
ISBN-10 1592571018
Release 2003
Pages 369
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Provides an introduction to the principles and procedures of chemistry, including atomic structure, the elements, compounds, the three states of matter, chemical reactions, and thermodynamics.



Pick Your Poison

Pick Your Poison Author Monona Rossol
ISBN-10 0470918772
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 272
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How the chemicals in everyday products are killing us—and what the government is not doing about it Did you know that "nontoxic" usually means "never tested"? Or that many green cleaners are good for the environment but terrible for you? Chemist and activist Monona Rossol goes from under your sink to the halls of the powerful, tracing America’s love affair with chemicals that kill, explaining how much worse the problem has gotten in the last decade. Shocking and appalling and completely reckless—that’s how she describes the current prevalence of harmful chemicals in our everyday lives. Scientists have started linking our increased rates of cancer, autism, obesity, and asthma (among others) to chemical exposure and Rossol points the finger directly at the companies and executives making millions of dollars by polluting our environment and introducing toxic chemicals into our bodies. She chronicles how everyday toxins get into our bodies and accumulate over time and provides us with inspiration to make changes at the checkout lines. She also explains that Americans are not nearly as well protected by our government as we might think we are. Unlike the European Union, the United States allows chemical companies to produce toxins for use in U.S. consumer products with little to no oversight. While her tone is wry and entertaining, she’s also well informed, and her fact-filled treatise makes for absolutely terrifying reading. Includes surprising explanations about the chemicals in furniture, detergents, paints, makeup, toys, spray cleaners, ionic air purifiers, art supplies, and more Reveals how many eco-friendly products are good for the environment but bad for your health Exposes the truth about government regulations, product testing, and labeling, including why terms such as "nontoxic" (which often means "never tested"), "hypoallergenic," and "FDA-approved" can be misleading Offers practical ways to reduce your exposure and protect yourself and your family If you’re alarmed by the health risks of the many hazardous chemicals we encounter at home, work, and school, don’t get frightened, get informed. Read Pick Your Poison to learn the facts and find out what you can do about the daily onslaught of toxins that are making lab rats of us all.



Catching Breath

Catching Breath Author Kathryn Lougheed
ISBN-10 9781472930361
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 288
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Tuberculosis is an ancient disease, but it's not a disease of history. With more than a million victims every year – more than any other disease, including malaria – and antibiotic resistance now found in every country worldwide, tuberculosis is once again proving itself to be one of the smartest killers humanity has ever faced. But it's hardly surprising considering how long it's had to hone its skills. Forty-thousand years ago, our ancestors set off from the cradle of civilisation on their journey towards populating the planet. Tuberculosis hitched a lift and came with us, and it's been there ever since; waiting, watching, and learning. In The Robber of Youth, Kathryn Lougheed, a former TB research scientist, tells the story of how tuberculosis and humanity have grown up together, with each being shaped by the other in more ways than you could imagine. This relationship between man and microbe has spanned many millennia and has left its mark on both species. We can see evidence of its constant shadow in our genes; in the bones of the ancient dead; in art, music and literature. Tuberculosis has shaped societies - and it continues to do so today. The organism responsible for TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has had plenty of time to adapt to its chosen habitat – human lungs – and has learnt through natural selection to be an almost perfect pathogen. Using our own immune cells as a Trojan Horse to aid its spread, it's come up with clever ways to avoid being killed by antibiotics. But patience has been its biggest lesson - the bacterium can enter into a latent state when times are tough, only to come back to life when a host's immune system can no longer put up a fight. Today, more than one million people die of the disease every year and around one-third of the world's population are believed to be infected. That's more than two billion people. Throw in the compounding problems of drug resistance, the HIV epidemic and poverty, and it's clear that tuberculosis remains one of the most serious problems in world medicine. The Robber of Youth follows the history of TB through the ages, from its time as an infection of hunter-gatherers to the first human villages, which set it up with everything it needed to become the monstrous disease it is today, through to the perils of industrialisation and urbanisation. It goes on to look at the latest research in fighting the disease, with stories of modern scientific research, interviews doctors on the frontline treating the disease, and the personal experiences of those affected by TB.