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9. Changing perspectives

9. Changing perspectives  

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/9780199672875.003.0009
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It is now more realistic to see hormones as a collection of biologically active chemicals, each of which just happens to cause one cell to change its behaviour in response to another, ... More
2. How hormones work

2. How hormones work  

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/9780199672875.003.0002
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9780199672875
What is a hormone? ‘How hormones work’ defines a hormone as a chemical signal which enables an event in one part of the body to have an effect somewhere else. Hormones make up one of the ... More
1. Hormones, history, and the shoulders of giants

1. Hormones, history, and the shoulders of giants  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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9780191780011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0001
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‘Hormones, history, and the shoulders of giants’ begins with accounts of extreme human growth: William Rice, a 7 feet 4 inches tall ‘giant’ who died in 1773, and the Efe people of ... More
Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Hormones: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Luck

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.001.0001
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9780199672875
Hormones balance and coordinate the workings of the body. There are many misconceptions about the endocrine system and few people are aware of its nature and importance. Hormones: A Very ... More
7. The thyroid gland

7. The thyroid gland  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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9780191780011
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‘The thyroid gland’ illustrates how the thyroid takes up iodine from the blood and stores it in a concentrated form attached to a protein, thyroglobulin. When stimulated by a pituitary ... More
5. The hard stuff: calcium, cells, bones, and cancer

5. The hard stuff: calcium, cells, bones, and cancer  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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9780191780011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0005
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‘The hard stuff: calcium, cells, bones, and cancer’ considers calcium and the hormone systems that regulate it. These hormones keep the correct balance between the highly reactive Ca2+ ... More
8. Light and dark

8. Light and dark  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Many of the body’s rhythms reflect the circadian cycle, but how do they interact? ‘Light and dark’ describes a network of systems involving the senses, parts of the brain, the activation ... More
6. Delivering the message: molecular communication

6. Delivering the message: molecular communication  

Philip Ball

in Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2003
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Apr 2014
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9780191776724
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854308.003.0006
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‘Delivering the message: molecular communication’ explains how molecules can enable communication between cells and in synthetic systems. Hormones are biological messengers which can have ... More
8. Seasons of life

8. Seasons of life  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191787164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0008
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9780198717683
With each season there are changes in day length, wind speed and direction, temperature, and rainfall, which dictate the optimal times for plants and animals to initiate growth, ... More
8. Applying behaviour

8. Applying behaviour  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0008
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Our behaviour as humans has profound effects on the lives of other animals. ‘Applying behaviour’ explores some of the ways that we can use an understanding of animal behaviour to reduce our ... More
6. Pesticides

6. Pesticides  

Graham Patrick

in Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191820779
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10.1093/actrade/9780198759775.003.0006
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9780198759775
Pesticides are organic chemicals produced by the agrochemical industry to improve agricultural yields and to fight crop disease. They include insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, which ... More
2. Sensing and responding

2. Sensing and responding  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0002
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How an animal behaves is coordinated by nerves and hormones in different, complementary ways. Stimuli, such as the sound of a predator, cause fast behavioural responses coordinated by nerve ... More
3. The mysteries of reproduction

3. The mysteries of reproduction  

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/9780199672875.003.0003
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‘The mysteries of reproduction’ begins with Pergonal (human menopausal gonadotrophin), a hormone preparation extracted from urine which contains pituitary hormones crucial to the ... More

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