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4. Potential therapies using pluripotent stem cells

4. Potential therapies using pluripotent stem cells  

Jonathan Slack

in Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.003.0004
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9780199603381
‘Potential therapies using pluripotent stem cells’ examines some of the diseases that may be the first to be treated by cell therapy using pluripotent stem cells. Pluripotent stem cells may ... More
4. Water, salt, and blood pressure

4. Water, salt, and blood pressure  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0004
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9780199672875
‘Water, salt, and blood pressure’ describes how the balance of water in the body is controlled by several hormones, including vasopressin (arginine vasopressin (AVP)). AVP reduces urine ... More
3. Drugs as medicines

3. Drugs as medicines  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
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9780191808210
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0003
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9780198745792
‘Drugs as medicines’ highlights the principles behind the successful use of medicines to cure or ameliorate the symptoms of many illnesses. These range from infectious diseases, such as ... More
Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.001.0001
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9780199603381
Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction introduces stem cells: explains what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and how they ... More
5. Biological waves

5. Biological waves  

Mike Goldsmith

in Waves: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191842092
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803782.003.0005
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9780198803782
There are many instances when the application of simple wave theory can lead to powerful insights and testable predictions. ‘Biological waves’ considers some representative samples of ... More
6. Abortion

6. Abortion  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0006
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9780192804570
Are Buddhists pro-life or pro-choice? For Buddhism, life is a continuum with no discernible start or end, and this puts in interesting dimension on the issue of abortion. ‘Abortion’ looks ... More
1. The development of anatomy

1. The development of anatomy  

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/9780198707370.003.0001
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‘The development of anatomy’ provides a short history of anatomical study beginning with Aristotle (384–322 bc) who named the subject anatome, meaning ‘cutting up’. Herophilus of Chalcedon ... 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. How drugs work

2. How drugs work  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0002
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9780198745792
‘How drugs work’ outlines the basic mechanisms of pharmacology. Drugs are chemicals that can be naturally occurring or man-made, and which can be administered in a variety of ways. They can ... More
5. Blood pressure and blood flow

5. Blood pressure and blood flow  

Chris Cooper

in Blood: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191785467
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10.1093/actrade/9780199581450.003.0005
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9780199581450
The heart is the organ that pumps blood around the body. If the heart stops functioning, blood does not flow. The driving force for this flow is the pressure difference between the arterial ... More
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Rodolfo Saracci

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.001.0001
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book
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9780199543335
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction explains what epidemiology is and its importance to the discovery, control, and prevention of disease in world populations. It looks at ... More
3. The vital systems

3. The vital systems  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.003.0003
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9780198707370
‘The vital systems’ focuses on two of the body’s main systems—the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system. The heart is the most important muscle in the body and its function is ... More
5. The rise of lifestyle: 1900–1980s

5. The rise of lifestyle: 1900–1980s  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0005
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9780199688463
Public health underwent further redefinition during the 20th century. The focus on mothers and babies heightened during World War I, and after the war a ‘public health empire’ developed in ... More
4. Establishing the causes of a disease

4. Establishing the causes of a disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0004
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9780199543335
‘Establishing the causes of a disease’ makes the point that any association between an exposure and a disease that is reasonably well established in a study needs to go through a process of ... More
8. Mapping health and disease

8. Mapping health and disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0008
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9780199543335
Intervention studies and observational studies are known as analytical studies. ‘Mapping health and disease’ emphasizes that these are generally preceded and followed by descriptive studies ... More
Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Klenerman

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785474
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.001.0001
Item type: 
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ISBN: 
9780198707370
Knowledge of the basic construction of the human body—the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensory systems and anatomy for ... More

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