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1. Adolescence as a life stage

1. Adolescence as a life stage  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
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9780191785245
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.003.0001
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Adolescence is a period of transition between life as a child and life as an adult. The World Health Organization defines it as from ages 10 to 19. Biologically, entrance into adolescence ... More
4. Communication and control

4. Communication and control  

Leslie Klenerman

in Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780191785474
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10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.003.0004
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‘Communication and control’ considers the human nervous system, which has two anatomically separate, but closely related, components: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral ... More
2. DNA

2. DNA  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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9780191791192
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Another significant milestone was the publication in 2003 of the complete sequence of the human genome—the entire DNA contained within the forty-six chromosomes located in the nucleus of ... More
1. The early milestones

1. The early milestones  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Molecular biology is the story of the molecules of life, their relationships, and how these interactions are controlled. ‘Early milestones’ first explores two key ideas in the early history ... More
3. Formal operational thought, moral development, and identity

3. Formal operational thought, moral development, and identity  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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Cognitive development occurs throughout childhood, and it is marked by advances in perceptual abilities, short- and long-term memory, ability to focus attention selectively, and reasoning ... More
9. Future challenges

9. Future challenges  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Advances in molecular biology provide us with opportunities for tackling chronic global issues. ‘Future challenges’ discusses two areas of molecular biology that will have significant ... More
6. Genetic engineering

6. Genetic engineering  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Gene-cloning processes enable us to produce large amounts of a DNA sequence so that its function can be studied. These technologies can also be applied in medicine and agriculture to ... More
7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health

7. Internalizing disorders and adolescent mental health  

Peter K. Smith

in Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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Internalizing disorders refer to problematic or harmful behaviours directed to oneself rather than to others. Although illegal drug use can be considered as an internalizing behaviour, the ... More
8. Man, the tottering biped

8. Man, the tottering biped  

Leslie Klenerman

in Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2015
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9780191785474
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In order to understand how humans reached our present state, ‘Man, the tottering biped’ explores how the adoption of a two-legged gait—bipedalism—in humans led to widespread and profound ... More
7. Molecular biology in the clinic

7. Molecular biology in the clinic  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Environmental agents can cause genetic and epigenetic changes to DNA, the consequences of which lead to deregulation of cellular processes and pathways that cause disease. Genetic variation ... More

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