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

Ideals and Realities — Selected Essays of Abdus Salam

Author: C H Lai

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814603813

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 9731


The book is a collection of new materials on some representative non-technical writings of Professor Abdus Salam. The essays touch on many different themes, in particular the social and economic dimensions of science. Difficulties faced by scientists in developing countries and their solutions are also given some insightful analysis. Topic of particular interest is Professor Salam's view on the development and the international nature of science. His insistence that a scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind which deserves much thought. There are also interesting accounts of Professor Salam himself and of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics at Trieste, Italy. Contents:Science and the WorldScience and Technology in the Developing CountriesInternational Centre for Theoretical PhysicsOther InitiativesThe Third World Academy of SciencesIslam and ScienceScience: The International DimensionPerspectives on PhysicsPersonalReviewsSalam the ManEpilogue 1987Biodata Readership: General.

Neurobiology For Clinical Social Work, Second Edition: Theory and Practice (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Author: Janet R. Shapiro,Jeffrey S. Applegate

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039371165X

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 9655


Demystifying neurobiology and presenting it anew for the social-work audience. The art and science of relationship are at the core of clinical social work. Research in neurobiology adds a new layer to our understanding of the protective benefits of relationship and specifically, to our understanding of the neurobiology of attachment and early brain development. This second edition of Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work explores the application of recent research in neuroscience to prevention and intervention in multiple systems, settings, and areas such as the neurobiology of stress and the stress response system, the impact of early adversity and toxic stress on brain development, early childhood and adolescent brain development, and the application of this science to prevention and intervention in areas such as child welfare and juvenile justice. Social workers collaborate with individuals, families, communities, and groups that experience adversity, and at times, traumatic stressors. Research in neuroscience adds to our models of risk and resilience; informing our understanding of the processes by which adversity and trauma impact multiple indicators of wellbeing across time. Social workers can use this knowledge to inform their work and to support the neuroprotective benefit of relationship in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. This text provides essential information for cutting-edge social work practice.

The Biology of Cell Reproduction

Author: Renato Baserga

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674074064

Category: Science

Page: 251

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Since the Second World War, cell biology and molecular biology have worked separately in probing the central question of cancer research. But now a new alliance is being forged in the continuing effort to conquer cancer. Drawing on more than five hundred classic and recent references, Baserga's work provides the unifying background for this cross-fertilization of ideas.

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health, Second Edition

Development, Disorders, and Treatment

Author: Joan L. Luby

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462527876

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 4001


Comprehensively exploring the development of psychiatric disorders in 2- to 6-year-olds, this authoritative handbook has been thoroughly revised to incorporate important scientific and clinical advances. Leading researchers examine how behavioral and emotional problems emerge and can be treated effectively during this period of rapid developmental and brain changes. Current knowledge is presented on conduct disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attachment disorders, and sleep disorders in very young children. The volume reviews a range of interventions for preschoolers and their caregivers--including clear descriptions of clinical techniques--and discusses the strengths and limitations of the empirical evidence base. New to This Edition *Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest research and empirically supported treatments. *Heightened focus on brain development and the neural correlates of disorders. *Section on risk and resilience, including chapters on sensitive periods of development and the early environment. *Chapters on parent-child interaction therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, attachment-based therapies, and translational approaches to early intervention.

Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness

Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Author: Bernard J. Baars,Nicole M. Gage

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123814401

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

View: 6988


Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness, Second Edition, provides students and readers with an overview of the study of the human brain and its cognitive development. It discusses brain molecules and their primary function, which is to help carry brain signals to and from the different parts of the human body. These molecules are also essential for understanding language, learning, perception, thinking, and other cognitive functions of our brain. The book also presents the tools that can be used to view the human brain through brain imaging or recording. New to this edition are Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience text boxes, each one focusing on a leading researcher and their topic of expertise. There is a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition; all other chapters have been thoroughly revised, based on the most recent discoveries. This text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology, Neuroscience, and related disciplines in which cognitive neuroscience is taught. New edition of a very successful textbook Completely revised to reflect new advances, and feedback from adopters and students Includes a new chapter on Genes and Molecules of Cognition Student Solutions available at For Teachers: Rapid adoption and course preparation: A wide array of instructor support materials are available online including PowerPoint lecture slides, a test bank with answers, and eFlashcords on key concepts for each chapter. A textbook with an easy-to-understand thematic approach: in a way that is clear for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, the text introduces concepts such as working memory, selective attention, and social cognition. A step-by-step guide for introducing students to brain anatomy: color graphics have been carefully selected to illustrate all points and the research explained. Beautifully clear artist's drawings are used to 'build a brain' from top to bottom, simplifying the layout of the brain. For students: An easy-to-read, complete introduction to mind-brain science: all chapters begin from mind-brain functions and build a coherent picture of their brain basis. A single, widely accepted functional framework is used to capture the major phenomena. Learning Aids include a student support site with study guides and exercises, a new Mini-Atlas of the Brain and a full Glossary of technical terms and their definitions. Richly illustrated with hundreds of carefully selected color graphics to enhance understanding.