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The secret body : how the new science of the human body is changing the way we live / Daniel M. Davis.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

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Summary:

"One of our most lauded scientist-writers shows how astonishing breakthroughs in medical science are changing previously immutable aspects of humanity. Welcome to a revolution in the science of human health. This book takes us to the frontier of medical research and reveals stunning recent advances that are changing our understanding of how human body works, how we combat and prevent disease and how we understand what it means to be human. We see how super-resolution nano-scopes are revealing hitherto hidden operations within our cells and opening up new ways of manipulating the immune system; how human embryos can now be preserved alive long enough to see how genetic abnormalities can be corrected during the early stages of fetal development; how light is being used to excite pathways in the brain allowing us to understand and manipulate thoughts and feelings; how our rapidly increasing understanding of the microbiome is radically changing every aspect of human biology. These and many more astonishing discoveries are related as gripping dramas of discovery by an award-winning scientist at the very forefront of this adventure"--Publisher's description.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 612 D261 (Text) 35178001855835 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/08/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691210582
  • ISBN: 0691210586
  • Physical Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Princeton ; Princeton University Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published in the United Kingdom in 2021 by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Super-resolution cells -- The start of us -- A force for healing -- The multi-colored brain -- The others within -- Overarching codes -- What it all means.
Summary, etc.:
"One of our most lauded scientist-writers shows how astonishing breakthroughs in medical science are changing previously immutable aspects of humanity. Welcome to a revolution in the science of human health. This book takes us to the frontier of medical research and reveals stunning recent advances that are changing our understanding of how human body works, how we combat and prevent disease and how we understand what it means to be human. We see how super-resolution nano-scopes are revealing hitherto hidden operations within our cells and opening up new ways of manipulating the immune system; how human embryos can now be preserved alive long enough to see how genetic abnormalities can be corrected during the early stages of fetal development; how light is being used to excite pathways in the brain allowing us to understand and manipulate thoughts and feelings; how our rapidly increasing understanding of the microbiome is radically changing every aspect of human biology. These and many more astonishing discoveries are related as gripping dramas of discovery by an award-winning scientist at the very forefront of this adventure"--Publisher's description.
Subject: Human biology > Popular works.
Medical innovations.

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