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Physiology, general

  • The Functional Foods Revolutionby Julian Mellentin; Michael Heasman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    Foods that promote human health - 'functional foods' or nutraceuticals - have caught the imagination of the global food industry. All the household-name companies are developing them as a key driver in their global strategies. They see the prospect of new markets and bigger margins, but the issues presented are fraught with complexity and difficulties.... more...

  • Ivan Pavlovby Daniel P. Todes

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This is a definitive, deeply researched biography of Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) and is the first scholarly biography to be published in any language. The book is Todes's magnum opus, which he has been working on for some twenty years. Todes makes use of a wealth of archival material to portray Pavlov's personality, life, times,... more...

  • Bioactive Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements in Neurological and Brain Diseaseby Ronald Ross Watson; Victor R. Preedy

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 200.00

    Nutritional supplement research concerning brain health and neurological disease is becoming an important focus. While nutritional supplements are very popular for general health and well being, the effectiveness of common supplements and their impact on general brain health and for the treatment or prevention of neurological disease is not clearly... more...

  • Breathing, Emotion and Evolutionby Gert Holstege; Caroline M. Beers; Hari H. Subramanian

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 288.00

    Respiration is one of the most basic motor activities crucial for survival of the individual. It is under total control of the central nervous system, which adjusts respiratory depth and frequency depending on the circumstances the individual finds itself. For this reason this volume not only reviews the basic control systems of respiration, located... more...

  • Liver Metabolism and Fatty Liver Diseaseby Oren Tirosh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common liver diseases worldwide affecting patients from all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds. It comprises a spectrum of hepatic pathology ranging from simple steatosis, in which there is an increase of fat accumulation in hepatocytes, to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. The significant... more...

  • Eccentric Exerciseby Hans Hoppeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Eccentric muscle contraction, during which a muscle lengthens while under tension, is a fundamental process of human movement but a surprisingly under-researched area of exercise science. Evidence suggests that training programmes which incorporate both eccentric and concentric contractions can result in greater strength gains than concentric contractions... more...

  • The Impact of Religiosity on Fertilityby Sandra Hubert

    Springer 2014; US$ 69.99

    ?The work investigates the impact of religiosity of women and men on their completed fertility in an international comparison considering a long time period. Sandra Hubert aims at uncovering all mechanisms through which religiosity and religious institutions can affect fertility. Hence, both the micro- and the macro-level of each country are explicitly... more...

  • The Complexity Paradoxby Kenneth Mossman

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Living systems exhibit a fundamental contradiction: they are highly stable and reliable, yet they have the capacity to adapt to changing environmental conditions. This paradoxical behavior arises from the complexity of life--a high degree of order and cooperation that emerges from relatively simple interactions among cellular components. The Complexity... more...

  • Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity Basicsby Sverre Grimnes; Orjan G. Martinsen

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 130.00

    Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity Basics, 3rd Edition paves an easier and more efficient way for people seeking basic knowledge about this discipline. This book's focus is on systems with galvanic contact with tissue, with specific detail on the geometry of the measuring system. Both authors are internationally recognized experts in the field. The... more...

  • Heart and Toxinsby Dr. Meenakshisundaram Sundaram Ramachandran

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 199.95

    The Heart and Toxins brings together global experts to provide the latest information and clinical trials that make the connection between genetic susceptibility, gene expression, and environmental factors in cardiovascular diseases. This unique reference, edited by renowned cardiologist Meenakshi Sundaram Ramachandran, solves the problem of managing... more...