Autoimmune Disease

Author: Duncan Dartrey Adams
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400769373
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Medical

This book describes how the Jerne-Burnet Forbidden Clone Theory and the Adams-Knight H Gene Theory, solved the pathogenesis and genetics of the autoimmune diseases showing how specific immunotherapy and prophylaxis can be developed. Furthermore, Ebringer's discovery of two microbial triggers of autoimmune diseases is described and the conclusion drawn that all autoimmune diseases have microbial triggers, so will be preventable by the finding of the triggers and vaccination against them.

Wall Around A Star

Author: Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575111820
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Fiction

He was a reluctant passenger on a voyage to save the galaxy... Butterflylike aliens had brought Earth into the galactic culture. But she was a poor relation, valued only for the living human human bodies she rented out for whatever purposes her nonhuman customers desired. Then Cuckoo was discovered. Millions of miles in diameter, less dense than air, it had a solid surface that was home to many races - including a species of Man. And that was odd, for Cuckoo was from another galaxy! Suddenly, one human, a linguist, became very important. If Jen Babylon could solve the mystery of Cuckoo's records he might raise humanity's standing among the older races - but he might also save the galaxy!

The Business Side of Dentistry

Author: D M D Philip L Kempler
ISBN: 0999473034
Release Date: 2018-02

This book is the business side of dentistry. Learn facts never taught in dental school nor learned while practicing dentistry: How to value a dental practice Tax consequences of buying or selling a practice. How to choose a broker, and much more. Includes 6 overhead analysis templates and 2 retirement income planners. It's a must read!

A Planet for the President

Author: Alistair Beaton
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409182412
Release Date: 2018-02-22
Genre: Fiction

This is a story written over a decade ago. Before Fake News, or Alternative Facts, or even social media. It told the story of a not-too-distant future, which really was not too distant. * The President of the United States is facing a global catastrophe. The environment is in meltdown. People are dying. Americans are dying. Even he can't ignore it. There's hardly a corner of the world that isn't in crisis. And that's when he's persuaded of a truth his advisers hold to be self-evident: That it's time to think the unthinkable. The problem isn't power, or politics, or the planet, or the President. It's the People. * Hilarious and horrifying - this enormously entertaining satire has never been more razor-sharp, revelatory or relevant. What readers are saying about this hilarious, critically acclaimed novel: 'For anyone who likes laughs and thrills in one package and who's been following recent developments in the White House this is an absolute must.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars 'This political and satirical novel manages to be both thrilling and funny. And, given its prescience, scary too. The characters, the setting and the plot are fantastic and believable. A real page turner.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars 'A frighteningly plausible thriller, which imagines what might happen if the White House were finally to believe that something had to be done about global warming ... clever, funny and a really good read.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars 'This thriller is packed with good jokes and tells a tale that is utterly credible. Parts were jaw-droppingly frightening and I wished I could have put it down but thesharp humour and pacey plot made me keep reading. It's a laugh and a chiller in one book.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars

Journey to Cubeville

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0836267451
Release Date: 1998-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Dilbert and his co-workers continue to navigate a never-ending maze of mission-statement rhetoric, futile team-building exercises, and the torments of Dogbert

Gender Policy and HIV in China

Author: Joseph Tucker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402099007
Release Date: 2009-05-08
Genre: Social Science

China’s concentrated HIV epidemic is on the brink of becoming a generalized one and syphilis infection has become a major public health threat. Social factors relating to gender and gender inequality exacerbate the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in China. A better understanding of the proximate social determinants of HIV related to gender will be crucial to effectively curbing HIV and other STIs in China. Aspects of China’s governance - including administrative procedures, the developing legal system, social institutions, and the public health infrastructure – are instrumental in shaping strategies and responses to HIV. International studies suggest that women who are more economically and socially vulnerable may also have a greater risk of HIV infection, yet few initiatives have focused on discrete areas where achievable and sustainable gender policy measures could be linked to the public health response. This study presents perspectives ranging from criminology to social psychology to better understand how gender perspectives can inform HIV policy in the context of China.

Liquid Power

Author: Erik Swyngedouw
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262029032
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Political Science

An examination of the central role of water politics and engineering in Spain's modernization, illustrating water's part in forging, maintaining, and transforming social power.

Found Not Taken

Author: Edson Chagas
ISBN: 3868286721
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Photography, Artistic

Conceptual photo series which represented Angola at the Venice Biennale 2015, winning the Golden Lion for Best National Participation

Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery

Author: You Han Bae
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461478768
Release Date: 2013-08-31
Genre: Medical

This book was conceived from a simple question as to why cancer is so difficult to treat. Ultimately we want to find ways to cure cancers, but that may be an elusive dream at least with the technologies we have now and expect to have in the near future. This leads the question of whether it is possible to improve current cancer treatment methods, especially from the perspective of enhancing targeted drug delivery to tumors. This volume is designed to provide information related to the difficulties in treating cancers through targeted drug delivery, our current understanding of cancer biology, and potential technologies that might be used to achieve enhanced drug delivery to tumors. An ideal drug delivery system for treating cancers would maximize the therapeutic efficacy with minimal side effects in clinical applications. The seemingly improved anticancer efficacy of the current nanoparticle-based formulations needs to be viewed from the context of very poor success rates for translation to human applications. The results of in vitro cell culture models and small animal in vivo experiments have not been extrapolated to clinical applications. Finding the reasons for the lack of successful translation is required if we are to discover approaches to substantially extend the survival time of cancer patients, and hopefully identify cures. Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery: Elusive Dream describes some answers of achieving the so far elusive dream of treating cancers like other chronic diseases with therapies that focus using improved drug delivery systems designed to better align with the unique biological and physiological properties of cancer.

Chester Himes

Author: James Sallis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802743572
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chester Himes's novels and memoirs represent one of the most important bodies of work by any American writer, but he is best known for The Harlem Cycle, the crime stories featuring Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. His writing made him a major figure in Europe, but it is only recently that his talents have been acknowledged in the country that spurned him for most of his life, though his work is recognized as being on a par with that of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Jim Thompson. In this major literary biography, acclaimed poet, critic, and novelist James Sallis explores Himes's life as no writer has attempted before. Combining the public facts with fresh interviews with the people who knew him best, including his second wife, Lesley, Sallis casts light onto the contradictions, self-interrogations, and misdirections that make Himes such an enigmatic and elusive subject. Chester Himes: A Life is a definitive study not only of the life of a major African-American man of letters, but of his writing and its relationship to the man himself, drawing a remarkable, deeply affecting portrait of a too often misunderstood and neglected writer. This is a work of high scholarship and of penetrating and passionate insight, a rare conjoining of two fine writers-and as much a work of literature as any of their novels.

Scholia vetera in Sophoclis Electram

Author: Georgios Xenis
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110227017
Release Date: 2010-09-22
Genre: History

Scholars have been seeking to understand Sophocles' Electra for over two millennia. The beginnings of this long tradition of the play's interpretation lie in Hellenistic Alexandria and are now being represented by a series of notes which have survived in the margins of medieval manuscripts. The book offers an English introduction and an authoritative new critical text of these notes based on a thorough review of the manuscript evidence and the best modern scholarship. The critical text is accompanied by an apparatus criticus and is placed in its scholarly context by means of a rich collection of parallel passages.

Can the Private Annuity Market Provide Secure Retirement Income

Author: Ms. Allison Schrager
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781451920130
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Annuity premiums are often assumed to be constant, although they can be expected to vary with the yield curve. Variations in premiums will become an important public policy issue as defined-contribution (DC) pension plans play an increasingly prominent role in providing retirement income. As DC plan holders retire, many will annuitize at least a part of their account balances. In the absence of current data on annuity prices, the paper relies on U.S. Treasury interest rate data to simulate the impact of interest rate variation on annuity premiums. For a spectrum of feasible interest rates, the variation in retirement income is not negligible.

Earth Moods

Author: Hervey Allen
ISBN: UOM:39015030843398
Release Date: 1925
Genre: Poetry

Genetic Damage in Human Spermatozoa

Author: Elisabetta Baldi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461477839
Release Date: 2013-08-16
Genre: Medical

There are several types of damage that can be found in the male gamete. Genetic damage in spermatozoa can originate during spermatogenesis, or it can originate during transit in both male and female genital tracts. Damage can also be due to ageing, environmental or iatrogenic conditions, as well as to the protocols to cryopreserve and to select spermatozoa in assisted reproduction techniques. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive resource for all possible DNA damages in sperm, the relation to fertility and infertility, and possible transgenerational heritable effects.

Ingenieur Kunst

Author: Werner Blaser
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 3764360011
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Architecture

"Werner Blaser introduces the reader in this book to Werner Sobek's work and his professional career. He describes the research work carried out at the Institute and explains the buildings which result from a close cooperation between architects and engineers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved