Bioenergetics

Author: David G. Nicholls

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123884314

Category: Science

Page: 434

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Extensively revised, the fourth edition of this highly successful book takes into account the many newly determined protein structures that provide molecular insight into chemiosmotic energy transduction, as well as reviewing the explosive advances in 'mitochondrial physiology'-the role of the mitochondria in the life and death of the cell. Covering mitochondria, bacteria and chloroplasts, the fourth edition of Bioenergetics provides a clear and comprehensive account of the chemiosmotic theory and its many applications. The figures have been carefully designed to be memorable and to convey the key functional and mechanistic information. Written for students and researchers alike, Bioenergetics is the most well-known, current and respected text on chemiosmotic theory and membrane bioenergetics available. BMA Medical Book Awards 2014-Highly Commended, Basic and Clinical Sciences,2014,British Medical Association Chapters are now divided between three interlocking sections: basic principles, structures and mechanisms, and mitochondrial physiology. Covers new advances in the structure and mechanism of key bioenergetic proteins, including complex I of the respiratory chain and transport proteins. Details cellular bioenergetics, mitochondrial cell biology and signal transduction, and the roles of mitochondria in physiology, disease and aging. Offers readers clear, visual representation of structural concepts through full colour figures throughout the book.
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The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

Author: Nick Lane

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248194

Category: Science

Page: 352

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“One of the deepest, most illuminating books about the history of life to have been published in recent years.” —The Economist The Earth teems with life: in its oceans, forests, skies and cities. Yet there’s a black hole at the heart of biology. We do not know why complex life is the way it is, or, for that matter, how life first began. In The Vital Question, award-winning author and biochemist Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a solution to conundrums that have puzzled generations of scientists. For two and a half billion years, from the very origins of life, single-celled organisms such as bacteria evolved without changing their basic form. Then, on just one occasion in four billion years, they made the jump to complexity. All complex life, from mushrooms to man, shares puzzling features, such as sex, which are unknown in bacteria. How and why did this radical transformation happen? The answer, Lane argues, lies in energy: all life on Earth lives off a voltage with the strength of a lightning bolt. Building on the pillars of evolutionary theory, Lane’s hypothesis draws on cutting-edge research into the link between energy and cell biology, in order to deliver a compelling account of evolution from the very origins of life to the emergence of multicellular organisms, while offering deep insights into our own lives and deaths. Both rigorous and enchanting, The Vital Question provides a solution to life’s vital question: why are we as we are, and indeed, why are we here at all?
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Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Ilia Stambler PhD

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387164058

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion, from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives. The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions. The second part on longevity history includes historical analyses of life-extensionism as a social and intellectual movement. The third part on longevity philosophy surveys the aspirations and arguments for increasing healthy longevity in the philosophical and religious traditions of ancient Greece, India, the Middle East, in particular in Islam and Judaism, and the Christian tradition. Finally, the fourth part on longevity science includes brief discussions of some of the scientific issues in life extension research. These discussions are in no way exhaustive, but are intended to simulate additional interest, consultation and study of longevity science and its social and cultural implications.
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The Vital Question

Why is life the way it is?

Author: Nick Lane

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658806

Category: Science

Page: 569

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Why is life the way it is? Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth-and all complex life shares many strange properties, from sex to ageing and death. If life evolved on other planets, would it be the same or completely different? In The Vital Question, Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a cogent solution to conundrums that have troubled scientists for decades. The answer, he argues, lies in energy: how all life on Earth lives off a voltage with the strength of a bolt of lightning. In unravelling these scientific enigmas, making sense of life's quirks, Lane's explanation provides a solution to life's vital questions: why are we as we are, and why are we here at all? This is ground-breaking science in an accessible form, in the tradition of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, and Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel.
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Geomicrobiology, Fourth Edition,

Author: Henry Lutz Ehrlich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824744458

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Maintaining the qualities that sent previous editions into multiple printings, this edition continues to explore the role that microbes have played in specific geological processes. The author discusses acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria, acidophilic iron- and metal sulfide-oxidation, and the geomicrobiology of bauxites. He covers geomicrobial methods, mineral formation and transformation, biodegradation or transformation of organics and inorganics, carbonates, silicates, phosphates, metal-oxides, and metal-sulfides, and practical applications of geomicrobial processes. The book includes end-of-chapter summaries, 2800 up-to-date literature citations, and a glossary.
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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition

Author: Haff , G. Gregory ,Triplett , N. Travis

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 149250162X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 752

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Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Fourth Edition, is the fundamental preparation text for the CSCS exam as well as a definitive reference that strength and conditioning professionals will consult in everyday practice.
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Biochemistry and Genetics

Pretest Self-Assessment and Review, Fourth Edition

Author: Golder N. Wilson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071625321

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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PreTest is the closest you can get to seeing the USMLE Step 1 before you take it! 500 USMLE-style questions and answers! "Biochemistry and Genetics: PreTest is a valuable resource for students in their board preparation. The author does a good job of presenting complicated information in an easily accessible format with clinically relevant questions and detailed basic science answers." -- Daniel Eskenazi, Fourth Year MD/PhD Candidate, University of Washington School of Medicine "...most of the questions are quite long, simulating the USMLE exam. I really like the detailed explanations. I think these are the best part of the book because they provide a thorough review of the disease processes and concepts. The topic areas covered are very representative of the high yield biochemistry info on the boards." -- David Scoville, Third Year Medical Student, University of Kansas School of Medicine. Great for course review and the USMLE Step 1, PreTest asks the right questions so you’ll know the right answers. You’ll find 500 clinical-vignette style questions and answers along with complete explanations of correct and incorrect answers. The content has been reviewed by students who recently passed their exams, so you know you are studying the most relevant and up-to-date material possible. No other study guide targets what you really need to know in order to pass like PreTest! Content that covers all the must-know topics: High Yield Facts, Storage and Expression of Genetic Information, DNA Structure, Replication and Repair, Gene Expression and Regulation, Acid-Base Equilibria, Amino Acids, Protein Structure, Protein Structure/Function, Intermediary Metabolism, Carbohydrate Metabolism, Bioenergetics adn Energy Metabolism, Lipid, Amino Acid and Nucleotide Metabolism, Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals, Hormones and Integrated Metabolism, Inheritance Mechanisms and Biochemical Genetics, Inheritance Mechanisms/Risk Calculations,Genetic and Biochemical Diagnosis
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Trauma Manual, Fourth Edition

Author: Ernest E. Moore,Kenneth L. Mattox,David V. Feliciano

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071365086

Category: Medical

Page: 540

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An ideal companion from the authors' of Trauma, 4/e, this concise pocket manual is a quick reference to the most common diseases and disorders encountered by the trauma surgeon. Through the use of diagnostic and treatment algorithms, the companion gives the surgeon fast access to the appropriate surgical procedure.
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