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

Catch Up Chemistry, second edition

For the Life and Medical Sciences

Author: Mitch Fry,Elizabeth Page

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 1907904603

Category: Science

Page: 426

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If you are about to study for a degree in the life or medical sciences, you will need to understand some core facts and concepts in chemistry. You do not need to be a budding chemist but you do need to be comfortable with chemical terms and principles. Catch up Chemistry, second edition, will bring you up to speed with the subject and will lay the foundations of chemistry in those topics that will underpin your studies, such as: - the nature of atomic structure and molecular bonding; - the properties of biological molecules and macromolecules; - the gas laws; - the special properties of water; - thermodynamic concepts in biology; - biological transport mechanisms and transporters; - understanding reaction mechanisms and kinetics; - deriving energy from molecules; At every stage the authors remind you of the relevance of this chemistry to your life or medical sciences course - this is not just chemistry for the sake of it. The book also contains a lot of questions (and answers), so that you can test your understanding at any time - it really does get easier with practice!

Ideals and Realities — Selected Essays of Abdus Salam

Author: C H Lai

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814603813

Category: Science

Page: 400

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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

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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.

From Neurons to Neighborhoods

The Science of Early Childhood Development

Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309069882

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

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How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.

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