In Pursuit of the Gene

Author: James Schwartz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043332
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 689
Schwartz presents the history of genetics through the eyes of a dozen or so central players, beginning with Charles Darwin and ending with Nobel laureate Hermann J. Muller. This book offers readers the background they need to understand the latest findings in genetics and those still to come in the search for the genetic basis of complex diseases and traits.

In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman

Mathematics at the Limits of Computation
Author: William Cook
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691152705
Category: Mathematics
Page: 228
View: 3320
Covers the history, applications, theory, and computation of the traveling salesman problem right up to state-of-the-art solution machinery.

The Superman Syndrome-The Magic of Myth in the Pursuit of Power

The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth
Author: Gene N. Landrum
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595346979
Category: Psychology
Page: 248
View: 1452
The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth Joseph Campbell defined a myth as "a life-shaping image, a metaphor that creates a hero out of those who heed it." Author Dr. Gene Landrum takes Campbell's definition one step further by offering a variety of motivational techniques that will propel you to heroic success. Dr. Landrum describes the "superman syndrome" as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm. He points out that some of the world's most renowned visionaries-Catherine the Great, Walt Disney, and Ian Fleming-did not conform to tradition because they modeled their behavior on heroic ideals and mythical mentors. Learn how to transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary by focusing on several key ideas: Chasing money is entropic and the path to the poorhouse Happiness is a side effect of being-never trying Romance only comes to those not trying to find romance Anxiety is a by-product of unrealistic expectations Breakdown leads to breakthrough Being stupid is the pathway to being smart Do you have the Superman Syndrome? Test yourself to find out!

The Pursuit of Philosophy

Some Cambridge Perspectives
Author: Alexis Papazoglou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118295234
Category: Philosophy
Page: 184
View: 9882
Eleven Cambridge academics approach philosophy from various fields,to broaden its practical and theoretical applications. Guides a tour through various academicdepartments—including history, political science, classics,law, and English—to ferret out the philosophy in theirsyllabi, and to show philosophy’s symbiotic relationship withother fields Provides a map of what philosophy is considered to be atCambridge in the early twenty-first century, about a hundred yearsafter the “founding fathers” of analytic philosophyreigned at Cambridge Offers useful new directions for the study and application ofphilosophy, and how other fields can influence them

The Ethical Journalist

Making Responsible Decisions in the Pursuit of News
Author: Gene Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444359649
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
View: 3650
The Ethical Journalist gives aspiring journalists the tools they need to make responsible professional decisions. Provides a foundation in applied ethics in journalism Examines the subject areas where ethical questions most frequently arise in modern practice Incorporates the views of distinguished print, broadcast and online journalists, exploring such critical issues as race, sex, and the digitalization of news sources Illustrated with 24 real-life case studies that demonstrate how to think in 'shades of gray' rather than 'black and white' Includes questions for class discussion and guides for putting important ethical concepts to use in the real world Accompanying website includes model course schedules, discussion guides, PowerPoint slides, sample quiz and exam questions and links to additional readings online:

Complexity and the History of Economic Thought

Author: David Colander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134785097
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 3287
A new approach to science has recently developed. It is called the complexity approach. A number of researchers, such as Brian Arthur and Buz Brock, have used this approach to consider issues in economics. This volume considers the complexity approach to economics from a history of thought and methodological perspectives. It finds that the ideas underlying complexity have been around for a long time, and that this new work in complexity has many precursors in the history of economic thought. This book consists of twelve studies on the issue of complexity and the history of economic thought. The studies relate complexity to the ideas of specific economists such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall and Ragnar Frisch, as well as to specific schools of thought such as the Austrian and Institutionalist schools. The result of looking a the history of economic thought from a complexity perspective not only gives us additional insight into the complexity vision, it also gives insight into the history of economic thought. When that history is viewed from a complexity perspective, the rankings of past economists change. Smith and Hayek move up in the rankings while Ricardo moves down.

The Pursuit of Perfection

The Promise and Perils of Medical Enchancement
Author: Sheila Rothman,David Rothman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307767132
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 7131
What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these questions with a singular blend of history and analysis, taking us behind the scenes to explain how scientific research, medical practice, drug company policies, and a quest for peak performance combine to exaggerate potential benefits and minimize risks. They present a fascinating and factual story from the rise of estrogen and testosterone use in the 1920s and 1930s to the frenzy around liposuction and growth hormone to the latest research into the genetics of aging. The Rothmans reveal what happens when physicians view patients’ unhappiness and dissatisfaction with their bodies—short stature, thunder thighs, aging—as though they were diseases to be treated. The Pursuit of Perfection takes us from the early days of endocrinology (the belief that you are your hormones) to today’s frontier of genetic enhancements (the idea that you are your genes). It lays bare the always complicated and sometimes compromised positions of science, medicine, and commerce. This is the book to read before signing on for the latest medical fix. From the Hardcover edition.

The Drama of DNA

Narrative Genomics
Author: Karen H. Rothenberg JD, MPA,Lynn Wein Bush PhD, MS, MA
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199373159
Category: Medical
Page: 224
View: 5120
Through the use of dramatic narratives, The Drama of DNA brings to life the complexities raised by the application of genomic technologies to health care and diagnosis. This creative, pedagogical approach shines a unique light on the ethical, psychosocial, and policy challenges that emerge as comprehensive sequencing of the human genome transitions from research to clinical medicine. Narrative genomics aims to enhance understanding of how we evaluate, process, and share genomic information, and to cultivate a deeper appreciation for difficult decisions encountered by health care professionals, bioethicists, families, and society as this technology reaches the bedside. This innovative book includes both original genomic plays and theatrical excerpts that illuminate the implications of genomic information and emerging technologies for physicians, scientists, counselors, patients, blood relatives, and society. In addition to the plays, the authors provide an analytical foundation to frame the many challenges that often arise.

In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory

Essays in the four fields of anthropology. In honor of Harold Crane Fleming
Author: John D. Bengtson
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027289859
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 476
View: 637
Compiled in honor and celebration of veteran anthropologist Harold C. Fleming, this book contains 23 articles by anthropologists (in the general sense) from the four main disciplines of prehistory: archaeology, biogenetics, paleoanthropology, and genetic (historical) linguistics. Because of Professor Fleming’s major focus on language — he founded the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory and the journal Mother Tongue — the content of the book is heavily tilted toward the study of human language, its origins, historical development, and taxonomy. Because of Fleming’s extensive field experience in Africa some of the articles deal with African topics. This volume is intended to exemplify the principle, in the words of Fleming himself, that each of the four disciplines is enriched when it combines with any one of the other four. The authors are representative of the cutting edge of their respective fields, and this book is unusual in including contributions from a wide range of anthropological fields rather than concentrating in any one of them.

The Pursuit of Stability

Social Relations in Elizabethan London
Author: Ian W. Archer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521522168
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 1086
A holistic approach to interpreting early modern London society.

the evolution of genetic systems

Author: N.A
Publisher: CUP Archive
Page: N.A
View: 456

The Science and Lore of the Plant Cell Wall

Biosynthesis, Structure and Function
Author: Takahisa Hayashi
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581124457
Category: Nature
Page: 368
View: 1065
Plant cell walls are composed of complex carbohydrates, proteins, phenolic compounds, and inorganic ions, all of which play functional roles. Cellulose (1,4-fO-glucan) and callose (1,3-fO-glucan) are synthesized in the plasma membrane, while other polysaccharides are synthesized in the Golgi. Plant cell growth occurs with the loosening of the walls, which may be caused by several enzymatic actions. Plant development is related to the morphological changes of cells and tissue, which is caused by structural changes of the walls."

The New Genetics and The Public's Health

Author: Robin Bunton,Alan Petersen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134598114
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
View: 735
The rapid advancement of genetic science, fuelled by the Human Genome Project and other related initiatives, promises a new kind of public health practice based on the pre-detection of disease according to calculations of genetic risk. This book by two well-known sociologists: * explores the implications of the new genetics for public health as a body of knowledge and a domain of practice * assesses the impact of new genetic information and technologies on conceptions of health, illness, embodiment, self and citizenship * critically examines the complex discourses surrounding human genetics and public health. The New Genetics and The Public's Health addresses the emerging social and political consequences of the new genetics and provides a stimulating critique of current research and practice in public health.

The Life of Oliver Cromwell

Lord- Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Impartially Collected from the Best Historians, and Several Original Manuscripts
Author: Isaac Kimber,Edmund Gibson,Sir Thomas Pengelly
Publisher: N.A
Page: 407
View: 4354

The Forever Fix

Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It
Author: Ricki Lewis
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429941472
Category: Science
Page: 336
View: 5715
Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched. Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly blind from a hereditary disorder when his sight was restored through a delicate procedure that made medical history. Like something from a science fiction novel, doctors carefully injected viruses bearing healing genes into the DNA of Corey's eyes—a few days later, Corey could see, his sight restored by gene therapy. THE FOREVER FIX is the first book to tell the fascinating story of gene therapy: how it works, the science behind it, how patients (mostly children) have been helped and harmed, and how scientists learned from each trial to get one step closer to its immense promise, the promise of a "forever fix," - a cure that, by fixing problems at their genetic root, does not need further surgery or medication. Told through the voices of the children and families who have been the inspiration, experimental subjects, and successes of genetic science, THE FOREVER FIX is compelling and engaging narrative science that tells explores the future of medicine as well as the families and scientists who are breaking new ground every day.

Molecular Biology of B-Cell and T-Cell Development

Author: John G. Monroe,Ellen Rothenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 147572778X
Category: Science
Page: 587
View: 9279
Despite the tremendous diversity of the cells of the hematopoietic system, they are all derived from common precursor cells that are generated in the fetus and persist into adult life. In this regard, Band T lymphocytes, which comprise the two arms of the antigen-specific and inducible immune system, though functionally very different, are descendants of the same stem cell precursor. In the past several years, we have witnessed an explosion of information regarding the process by which differentiation of B-and T-cells from stem cells occurs. This information, like the answers to most important biological questions, has come from multiple and diverse directions. Because all hematopoietic cells arise from common precursors, complex regulatory processes must be involved in determining commitment to various lineages. Understanding commitment to the B- or T-cell lineage remains incomplete; however, identification of transcription factors necessary for progression along specific B-and T-cell pathways suggests that we are on the verge of understanding the molecules involved in the initial fate-determining steps. Studies of this type previously could be accomplished only in nonmammalian systems that are more amenable to genetic approaches. However, new technologies allow increasingly elegant and informative studies in mammalian systems, particularly for cells of the hematopoietic system.

The Pediatric Lung

Author: Robert W. Wilmott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764357030
Category: Medical
Page: 331
View: 7773
Focussed specifically on children and pediatric respiratory diseases, "The Pediatric Lung+" reviews the current status of pharmacological therapy for asthma, viral pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and acute respiratory failure. A review of aerosol delivery systems in children and an up-to-date treatise on mucolytic agents is also included. The chapters are written by leading specialists in the field and summarize the latest developments in pediatric pulmonology, as well as covering a comprehensive range of respiratory diseases in children. Pediatric pulmonologists, allergologists, intensivists, neonatologists and general pediatricians will find "The Pediatric Lung" an invaluable source of reference. Clinicians will be particularly interested in the new information concerning aerosol delivery systems, gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, new modalities of therapy for asthma, the emerging role of nitric oxide and a treatise on modern mycolytic agents.

Dinner at the New Gene Café

How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global Politics of Food
Author: Bill Lambrecht
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429976594
Category: Science
Page: 400
View: 1672
Biotech companies are racing to alter the genetic building blocks of the world's food. In the United States, the primary venue for this quiet revolution, the acreage of genetically modified crops has soared from zero to 70 million acres since 1996. More than half of America's processed grocery products-from cornflakes to granola bars to diet drinks-contain gene-altered ingredients. But the U.S., unlike Europe and other democratic nations, does not require labeling of modified food. Dinner at the New Gene Café expertly lays out the battle lines of the impending collision between a powerful but unproved technology and a gathering resistance from people worried about the safety of genetic change.

The Ethics of Killing

Problems at the Margins of Life
Author: Jeff McMahan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019987963X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 560
View: 6438
This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

The Pursuit and Capture of Hidden Treasure

Author: Paul L. Jones
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608447227
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 228
View: 2465
Jones graduated from South Dakota School of Mines with a B.S. in Mining Engineering. His 50 year career was devoted to mine exploration and the management of producing mines and mills with two millions miles of travel in the U.S. and a dozen foreign countries. At two New Mexico uranium mines, his management yielded the highest productivity in the district. In Honduras, he regained control of a collapsing silver mine that killed the former manager. In Nicaragua, he reopened a gold mine that defied the efforts of former managers.