Animal Pharm

One Man's Struggle to Discover the Truth about Mad Cow Disease and Variant CJD
Author: Mark Purdey
Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
ISBN: 1905570112
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 276
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Animal Pharm follows th author on his eco-detective trails to locations as diverse as Iceland, Sardinia, Colorado, and Australia. Purdey uncovers contamination from industry, munitions, pesticides, nuclear experiments, and natural geology, linking these with the emergence of a range of neurodegenerative diseases. His research is at once compelling and disturbing, helping to create a paradigm shift in our understanding of the relationship of pollutants to disease and health.

Operation Synapse


Author: William Croft
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456713531
Category: Fiction
Page: 392
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The practice of treating the energy-based human body with contraindicated pharmaceutical drugs has proliferated within the last 100 years and is now the leading cause of death in society. The treatment of environmental pests using many non-definitive pesticides has brought an additional load of poisons to the human and animal body. Continual use of these archaic chemicals has led to great insurance risk for the industry, forcing them to come up with a diversion for these poisoning effects. The insurance industry joins with bioterrorists, who are masters in disease generation, to manufacture and inflict a highly infectious disguise disease on society, which can also be used as war weapon. These bioterrorists are now capable of telepathically activating biological war weapons. A couple comes back from the future to discover, solely identify and disclose the fraudulent use of this disguise disease controlled by the Al- Qaeda that has now infected every human and animal on the planet. How can they bring the world back from such devastation before a large percentage of the population dies? What can be done? Anatomical pathology of a dead Montana whitetail deer reveals that humanity is faced with this life-threatening enigma.

How the Cows Turned Mad

Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease
Author: Maxime Schwartz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520243374
Category: Medical
Page: 238
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A history of the prion diseases, or subacute spongiform encephalopathies, features a historical perspective beginning with scrapie in 17th-century England to recent concerns in France about the spread of bovine spongiform.

Bird Flu

A Virus of Our Own Hatching
Author: Michael Greger
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590560981
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 465
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The author explores the underlying conditions that would create a bird flu pandemic, examines the ways in which the public can protect themselves and their families, and describes what can be done to reduce the likelihood of spreading this disease.

Business Logic for Sustainability

A Food and Beverage Industry Perspective
Author: A. Ionescu-Somers,U. Steger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230583504
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 254
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The food and beverage industry is vital to the global economy, but in a society increasingly concerned with sustainable development, it is facing new challenges. This book presents the results of a research project focused on the management challenges that sustainable development presents to presents to food and beverage companies.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third Edition


Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071790284
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD

Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine


Author: Gerhard Nahler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319506692
Category: Medical
Page: 396
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This dictionary defines various terms typically used in pharmaceutical medicine. A new, 4th edition includes adaptations of the text to the steadily increasing regulatory requirements, particularly in the area of genetics/gene therapy, product quality (e.g., protection against falsified medicines) and of product safety (pharmacovigilance). Further evolving areas that are covered by the 4th edition are typical “grey zones” (health effects often borderline to medicinal products) such as cosmetics and dietary supplements where misleading information is prohibited on one hand but where any health claims need formal authorisation on the other. These but also other areas are reviewed and presented in an updated and – if justified – in an enlarged form.

Dazzle Gradually

Reflections on the Nature of Nature
Author: Lynn Margulis,Dorion Sagan
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603581367
Category: Science
Page: 259
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At the crossroads of philosophy and science, the sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays--many never before anthologized. Learn how technology may be a sort of second nature, how the systemic human fungus Candida albicans can lead to cravings for carrot cake and beer, how the presence of life may be why there's water on Earth, and many other fascinating facts. The essay "Metametazoa" presents perspectives on biology in a philosophical context, demonstrating how the intellectual librarian, pornographer, and political agitator Georges Bataille was influenced by Russian mineralogist Vladimir Vernadsky and how this led to his notion of the absence of meaning in the face of the sun--which later influenced Jacques Derrida, thereby establishing a causal chain of influence from the hard sciences to topics as abstract as deconstruction and post-modernism. In "Spirochetes Awake" the bizarre connection between syphilis and genius in the life of Friedrich Nietzsche is traced. The astonishing similarities of the Acquired-Immune-Deficiency-Syndrome symptoms with those of chronic spirochete infection, it is argued, contrast sharply with the lack of evidence that "HIV is the cause of AIDS". Throughout these readings we are dazzled by the intimacy and necessity of relationships between us and our other planetmates. In our ignorance as "civilized" people we dismiss, disdain, and deny our kinship with the only productive life forms that sustain this living planet.

Medicinal Chemistry

A Molecular and Biochemical Approach
Author: Thomas Nogrady,Donald F. Weaver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190282967
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Fully updated and rewritten by a basic scientist who is also a practicing physician, the third edition of this popular textbook remains comprehensive, authoritative and readable. Taking a receptor-based, target-centered approach, it presents the concepts central to the study of drug action in a logical, mechanistic way grounded on molecular and principles. Students of pharmacy, chemistry and pharmacology, as well as researchers interested in a better understanding of drug design, will find this book an invaluable resource. Starting with an overview of basic principles, Medicinal Chemistry examines the properties of drug molecules, the characteristics of drug receptors, and the nature of drug-receptor interactions. Then it systematically examines the various families of receptors involved in human disease and drug design. The first three classes of receptors are related to endogenous molecules: neurotransmitters, hormones and immunomodulators. Next, receptors associated with cellular organelles (mitochondria, cell nucleus), endogenous macromolecules (membrane proteins, cytoplasmic enzymes) and pathogens (viruses, bacteria) are examined. Through this evaluation of receptors, all the main types of human disease and all major categories of drugs are considered. There have been many changes in the third edition, including a new chapter on the immune system. Because of their increasingly prominent role in drug discovery, molecular modeling techniques, high throughput screening, neuropharmacology and genetics/genomics are given much more attention. The chapter on hormonal therapies has been thoroughly updated and re-organized. Emerging enzyme targets in drug design (e.g. kinases, caspases) are discussed, and recent information on voltage-gated and ligand-gated ion channels has been incorporated. The sections on antihypertensive, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiarrhythmic, and anticancer drugs, as well as treatments for hyperlipidemia and peptic ulcer, have been substantially expanded. One new feature will enhance the book's appeal to all readers: clinical-molecular interface sections that facilitate understanding of the treatment of human disease at a molecular level.

Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias


Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585629618
Category: Medical
Page: 470
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In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country's leading experts in the field. Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias Includes DSM-IV-TR cognitive disorders and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric symptoms that may confound diagnosis. Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias, delirium, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders. Reviews the psychiatric syndromes that are related to dementing illnesses and deals with their treatment. Discusses the detection and management of depression in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint or symptoms. Emphasizes the behavioral disorders that accompany dementing illness and presents an approach to their pharmacological and nonpharmacological management. Delineates clinical workup for medical conditions that may underly cognitive or other psychiatric symptoms. Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, physical and neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing. Presents an illustrated review of the most current techniques of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis. Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts. In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.

Manual of Intrauterine Insemination and Ovulation Induction


Author: Richard P. Dickey,Peter R. Brinsden,Roman Pyrzak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521735629
Category: Medical
Page: 191
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A comprehensive and practical account of how to set up and run a successful IUI and ovulation induction program.

Essential Microbiology


Author: Stuart Hogg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118688147
Category: Science
Page: 456
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Essential Microbiology is a comprehensive introductory text aimed at students taking a first course in the subject. Covering all aspects of microbiology, it describes the structure and function of microbes before considering their place in the the living world. The second half of the book focuses on applied aspects such as genetic engineering, industrial microbiology and the control of microorganisms. Adopting a modern approach and with extensive use of clear comprehensive diagrams, Essential Microbiology explains key topics through the use of definition boxes and end of chapter questions. This book is invaluable for undergraduate students in the biological, food and health sciences taking a first course in Microbiology. comprehensive introduction covering all aspects of this exciting subject. includes numerous examples and applications from a wide range of fields. definition boxes, key points and self-test questions enhance student understanding.

Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple


Author: Mark Gladwin,William Trattler,C. Scott Mahan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935660156
Category: Medical
Page: 403
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A brief, clear, thorough, and highly enjoyable approach to clinical microbiology, brimming with mnemonics, humor, summary charts and illustrations, from AIDS to flesh-eating bacteria to ebola, mad cow disease, hantavirus, anthrax, smallpox, botulism, etc. Significant updates. Excellent Board review.

Microbes

Concepts and Applications
Author: Prakash S. Bisen,Mousumi Debnath,G. B. Prasad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118311892
Category: Science
Page: 724
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An accessible introduction to the world of microbes—from basic microbe biology through industrial applications Microbes affect our lives in a variety of ways—playing an important role in our health, food, agriculture, and environment. While some microbes are beneficial, others are pathogenic or opportunistic. Microbes: Concepts and Applications describes basic microbe biology and identification and shows not only how they operate in the subfields of medicine, biotechnology, environmental science, bioengineering, agriculture, and food science, but how they can be harnessed as a resource. It provides readers with a solid grasp of etiologic agents, pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and the role of microbes as therapeutic agents. Placing a major emphasis on omics technology, the book covers recent developments in the arena of microbes and discusses their role in industry and agriculture, as well as in related fields such as immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology. It offers complete discussions of the major bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens; includes information on emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, and bioterrorism; and talks about the future challenges in microbiology. The most complete treatment of microbial biology available, Microbes features eye-opening chapters on: Human and Microbial World Gene Technology: Application and Techniques Molecular Diagnostic and Medical Microbiology Identification and Classification of Microbes Diversity of Microorganisms Microbes in Agriculture Microbes as a Tool for Industry and Research Complete with charts and figures, this book is an invaluable textbook for university teachers, students, researchers, and people everywhere who care about microorganisms.

Defence Against Bioterrorism

Methods for Prevention and Control
Author: Vladan Radosavljevic,Ines Banjari,Goran Belojevic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9402412638
Category: Science
Page: 272
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This volume is based on a multidisciplinary approach towards biological and chemical threats that can, and have been previously used in bioterrorism attacks around the globe. Current knowledge and evidence-based principles from the fields of synthetic biology, microbiology, plant biology, chemistry, food science, forensics, tactics, infective medicine, psychology and others are compiled to address numerous aspects and the complexity of bioterrorism attacks. The main focus is on biological threats, especially in the context of synthetic biology and its emerging findings that can be observed as possible threat and tool. The book examines microorganisms and their possible use in forensics, i.e. as possible detection tool that could enable fast and precise detection of possible treats. A number of plant derived components are also discussed as possible agents in bioterrorism attacks, and in relation to infectious disease pathology. Another integral part is food safety, especially in terms of large food supply chains, like airline caterings, institutionalized kitchens etc. Food can be observed as a possible mean of delivery of various agents (biological and chemical) for bioterrorism attacks. Steps on how to recognize specific critical points in a food supply chain, along with proposed corrective activities are discussed. Examples from around the globe, along with the methodological approach on how to differentiate bioterrorism attacks from other epidemics are provided. However, epidemics are also discussed in the context of migrations, with the special emphasis on the current refugee migrations that affect not only Europe, but also the United States. The book will be of interest to experts from various fields of science as well as professionals working in the field. The book encompasses examples and tools developed for easier, more specific, and faster detection of possible bioterrorism treats, along with proposed actions for some aspects of a bioterrorism attack.

Eat Thy Neighbour

A History of Cannibalism
Author: Daniel Diehl,Mark Donnelly
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752486772
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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This study puts cannibalism into its social and historical perspective. Even in an age when almost nothing is sacred, numerous prohibitions surround the subject, and yet a dark fascination with the subject remains. Characters include Sweeny Todd, Jeffrey Dahmer, Armin Meiwes, and much to the pleasure of Boris Johnson the inhabitants of Papua New Guinea. All tastes are catered for in this hugely compelling book that is always vivacious but never salacious.

Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology


Author: Mhairi G. MacDonald,Jayashree Ramasethu,Khodayar Rais-Bahrami
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451144105
Category: Medical
Page: 429
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The Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology, Fifth Edition, provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on procedures performed in the neonatal intensive care nursery. In an easy-to-follow outline format, with more than 450 drawings and clinical photographs, the book presents clear, current information on indications, preparation, technique, precautions, and how to avoid potential complications. New for this edition: New chapters covering: Brain and Whole Body Coolling; Bubble CPAP; Educational Principles of Simulation Based Procedure Training to help you stay updated on the latest technology and information Access to free online companion website that includes fully searchable text, image bank and videos so you can access the content anytime, anywhere Video collection has been expanded to include: lumbar puncture, intraosseous infusion, bubble CPAP and pericardiocentesis for both commonly performed procedures and vital emergency procedures

The Benefits of Natural Products for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Author: M. Mohamed Essa,Akbar Mohammed,Gilles Guillemin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319283839
Category: Medical
Page: 496
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Focuses on the effects of natural products and their active components on brain function and neurodegenerative disease prevention. Phytochemicals such as alkaloids, terpenes, flavanoids, isoflavones, saponins etc are known to possess protective activity against many neurological diseases. The molecular mechanisms behind the curative effects rely mainly on the action of phytonutrients on distinct signaling pathways associated with protein folding and neuro-inflammation. The diverse array of bioactive nutrients present in these natural products plays a pivotal role in prevention and cure of various neurodegenerative diseases, disorders, or insults, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, traumatic brain injury, and other neuronal dysfunctions. However, the use of these antioxidants in the management of neurodegenerative conditions has so far been not well understood. This is a comprehensive collection addressing the effects on the brain of natural products and edible items such as reservatrol, curcumin, gingerol, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and marine products.

The Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds


Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030013813X
Category: NATURE
Page: 514
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The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations

Fundamentals of Food Biotechnology


Author: Byong H. Lee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118384938
Category: Science
Page: 544
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Food biotechnology is the application of modern biotechnological techniques to the manufacture and processing of food, for example through fermentation of food (which is the oldest biotechnological process) and food additives, as well as plant and animal cell cultures. New developments in fermentation and enzyme technological processes, molecular thermodynamics, genetic engineering, protein engineering, metabolic engineering, bioengineering, and processes involving monoclonal antibodies, nanobiotechnology and quorum sensing have introduced exciting new dimensions to food biotechnology, a burgeoning field that transcends many scientific disciplines. Fundamentals of Food Biotechnology, 2nd edition is based on the author’s 25 years of experience teaching on a food biotechnology course at McGill University in Canada. The book will appeal to professional food scientists as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students by addressing the latest exciting food biotechnology research in areas such as genetically modified foods (GMOs), bioenergy, bioplastics, functional foods/nutraceuticals, nanobiotechnology, quorum sensing and quenching. In addition, cloning techniques for bacterial and yeast enzymes are included in a “New Trends and Tools” section and selected references, questions and answers appear at the end of each chapter. This new edition has been comprehensively rewritten and restructured to reflect the new technologies, products and trends that have emerged since the original book. Many new aspects highlight the short and longer term commercial potential of food biotechnology.