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  • Time of Our Livesby Tom Kirkwood

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This is true, for he does show theoretically why there is no need for us to age, i.e. that there is no "death gene" that determines, more or less precisely, our longevity. Just don't expect any miracle cures. From a layman's viewpoint, the evolutionary argument he constructs for the development of aging in species is well elucidated and highly convincing.... more...

  • Traditional Rating of Noise Versus Physiological Costs of Sound Exposures to the Hearingby H. Strasser

    IOS Press 2005; US$ 112.00

    In occupational safety and health acts, ordinances, regulations, directives, standards and guidelines, A-weighted sound exposures, varying in level and duration, are traditionally converted to an 8-hour-average sound level by applying the 3-dB exchange rate. Under the prerequisite that the energy equivalent rating level does not exceed 85 dB(A)/8 h,... more...

  • Longevity and Frailtyby J.R. Carey; Jean-Marie Robine; J.-P. Michel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 239.00

    Contains articles which are the outcome of a colloquium sponsored by Foundation IPSEN, in which interdisciplinary perspectives were brought to bear on conceptual, empirical and clinical aspects of the relationship between frailty and longevity. more...

  • Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systemsby James C. Lin

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 269.00

    The mechanisms of interaction for fields at low frequencies are very different from those at high frequencies. The interaction of electromagnetic fields and waves with biological systems is frequency-dependent. This work is part of the "Advances in Electromagnetic Fields in Living Systems" series. more...

  • Animals, Aging, and the Agedby Leo K. Bustad

    University of Minnesota Press 1981; US$ 67.50

    This volume explores the significant contributions of animals to our understanding of aging, to improving geriatric medicine, adn to providing companionship and assistance to the elderly. Leo L. Bustad discusses what can be learned from animal life-span s more...

  • Disgusting Things: A Miscellanyby Don Voorhees

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.95

    A collection of extreme, gross-out, cringe-worthy? and irresistible?trivia. How long does the human head remain conscious after decapitation? What fish communicates by farting? What birds use vomit and poop as weapons? What worm lives in your intestine and may crawl out your nose? What is ?liquid cat?? What historical figure drank the... more...

  • Aluminium in Biology and Medicineby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2008; US$ 188.00

    Prominent contributors address issues regarding the toxicity of aluminum which causes an encephalopathy in renal dialysis patients and is also known to damage animals and plants via acid rain. Examines the chemistry and biology of aluminum compounds focusing on the evidence for and against aluminum's role in Alzheimer's disease. more...

  • Introduction to Proteomicsby Nawin C. Mishra; Gü Blobel; nter

    Wiley 2011; US$ 107.95

    A world-class, concise guide to all things proteomics This book provides a highly authoritative introduction to the promising and fast-advancing field of proteomics, examining the role proteomics plays in the study of biological systems in general and disease in particular. It helps readers understand the structure, function, and interactions of... more...

  • Les relaxationsby Jean-René Chenard

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1987; US$ 18.75

    À la recherche de l'apaisement - Histoire de quelques récupérations - Le stress de la vie - L'inhibition réflexe musculaire : première solution motrice contre les effets du stress - La réponse d'apaisement : dernier niveau de la réponse anti-stress - Du simple au complexe : une organisation en boucle de... more...

  • Awakening and Sleep?Wake Cycle Across Developmentby Piero Salzarulo; Gianluca Ficca

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 102.00

    Sleep and wakefulness undergo important changes with age. Awakening, a crucial event in the sleep-wake rhythm, is a transition implying complex physiological mechanisms. Its involvement in sleep disturbances is also well known. This collective volume is the first attempt to systematically approach awakening across development.A methodological section... more...