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California Cures! How the California Stem Cell Program is Fighting Your Incurable Disease!

$83.50

Thirteen years ago, America faced an epidemic of chronic disease: cancer, paralysis, blindness, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and more.

But California voters said “YES!” to a $3 billion stem cell research program: the awkwardly-named California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Born into battle, the scrappy little state agency was immediately blocked by three years of anti-science lawsuits — but it defeated them all. And then?

A quiet triumph. With a focused intensity like the Manhattan Project (but for peaceful purposes, not to build a bomb), scientists funded by CIRM took on the challenges: disease and disability called chronic: incurable.

In a series of connected stories, accurate though written to entertain, “California Cures” relates a war: science against disease, with lives on the line. Think what it means for a paralyzed young man to recover the use of his hands, or for a formerly-blind mother to see her teenaged children for the first time!

Do you know the “bubble-baby” syndrome? Infants without a proper immune system typically die young; a common cold can kill. But for eighteen babies in a stem cell clinical trial, a different future: they were cured of their disease.

No one can predict the pace of science, nor say when cures will come; but California is bringing the fight. The reader will meet the scientists involved, the women and men behind the microscope, and share their struggle.

Above all, “California Cures” is a call for action. Washington may argue about the expense of health care (and who will get it), but California works to bring down the mountain of medical debt: stem cell therapies to ease suffering, and save lives.

Will California build on success — and invest $5 billion more in stem cell research?

“We have the momentum”, says author Don C Reed, “We dare not stop short. Chronic disease threatens everyone — we are fighting for your family, and mine!”

Readership: Scientists in biomed field, parents of children with disabilities, soldiers with injuries; Parkinson’s, diabetes and spinal cord injury survivors, science organizations, fundraisers for medical causes; for anyone who has a chronic disease — or who loves someone who does.

Ebook Human Biology: Concepts And Current Issues 8th Global Edition

$59.50

For courses in human biology Explore Human Biology in Relation to Current Issues, in the Text and Online. Through his teaching, his textbook, and his online blog, award-winning teacher Michael D. Johnson sparks interest in human biology by connecting basic biology to real-world issues that are relevant to students’ lives. Using a storytelling approach and extensive online support, Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues Eighth Edition not only demystifies how the human body works but also drives students to become a better, more discerning consumer of health and science information. Each chapter opens with Johnson’s popular “Current Issues” essays, and within each chapter, “BlogInFocus” references direct readers to his frequently-updated blog for breaking human biology-related news. MasteringBiology(TM) is not included, If MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Ebook Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections 8th Global Edition

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Intended for non-majors or mixed biology courses. Soar to New Heights with Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections! Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections continues to introduce pedagogical innovations, which motivate students not only to learn, but also engage with biology. The Eighth Edition of this market-leading book builds on its hallmarks of accuracy, currency, and a dedication to revolutionizing teaching and learning solutions. This thorough revision focuses on providing instructors with the resources needed to invigorate the course and gives students the tools they need to succeed. This edition includes many new key figures to help students better visualize tough topics, while an increased emphasis on scientific thinking equips students to leave the course thinking like scientists. This program presents a teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Engage in biology and make important connections between concepts and unifying themes: Immerse students in the world of biology, so they understand the connections across biological concepts. Focus on scientific thinking: Encourage students to think like scientists and develop scientific reasoning and literacy skills with new Scientific Thinking Modules and more. Maximize learning and success: Give students the tools they need to become skilled at learning and understanding course material.

Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections 8th Global Edition

$71.70

Intended for non-majors or mixed biology courses. Soar to New Heights with Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections! Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections continues to introduce pedagogical innovations, which motivate students not only to learn, but also engage with biology. The Eighth Edition of this market-leading book builds on its hallmarks of accuracy, currency, and a dedication to revolutionizing teaching and learning solutions. This thorough revision focuses on providing instructors with the resources needed to invigorate the course and gives students the tools they need to succeed. This edition includes many new key figures to help students better visualize tough topics, while an increased emphasis on scientific thinking equips students to leave the course thinking like scientists. This program presents a teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Engage in biology and make important connections between concepts and unifying themes: Immerse students in the world of biology, so they understand the connections across biological concepts. Focus on scientific thinking: Encourage students to think like scientists and develop scientific reasoning and literacy skills with new Scientific Thinking Modules and more. Maximize learning and success: Give students the tools they need to become skilled at learning and understanding course material.

Ebook Campbell Biology 11th Global Edition

$57.50

For courses in general biology. The world’s most successful majors biology text and media program are better than ever! The 11th Edition of the best-selling Biology: A Global Approach, Global Edition, sets students on the path to success in biology through its clear and engaging narrative, superior skills instruction, innovative use of art and photos, and fully integrated media resources to enhance teaching and learning. To engage learners in developing a deeper understanding of biology, the 11th Edition challenges them to apply their knowledge and skills to a variety of new hands-on activities and exercises in the text and online. Content updates throughout the text reflect rapidly evolving research, and new learning tools include Problem-Solving Exercises, Visualizing Figures, Visual Skills Questions, and more. MasteringBiology (TM) is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

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Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, Third Edition is the latest revision of this bestselling and indispensible text book. Thoroughly updated to encompass the latest advances in the field the book retains its broad and accessible approach. Divided into three parts the book deals first with bioinformatics, the use of computer databases and computer algorithms in the study of proteins and genes. The first section includes sequence alignment, database searches and phylogeny. The second section of the book focuses on functional genomics and includes approaches such as gene expression profiling and proteomics that are used to study cellular function. The final part of the book deals with genomics which is the study of the collection of DNA that comprises an organism, using the tools of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, Third Edition will serve as an excellent single-source textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses in the biological sciences and computer sciences. It will also provide an essential resource for biologists in a broad variety of disciplines who use the tools of bioinformatics and genomics to study particular research problems; bioinformaticists and computer scientists who develop computer algorithms and databases; and medical researchers and clinicians who want to understand the genomic basis of viral, bacterial, parasitic, or other diseases.

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Proteomic Biology Using LC/MS

This is one of the first books to focus on the dynamic aspect of proteomes. The book introduces proteomics to the newcomer, reviews the theoretical aspects of proteomics and its state-of-the art technologies, along with a number of biological applications using “classical” proteomic technology. The book also presents a new concept, the Dynamome, or the expression of a comprehensive molecular set that participates in the whole dynamic process of a series of cellular events.

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Cell Membranes

$64.60

Cell Membranes provides a concise introduction to the structure and function of biological membranes. The book begins by explaining the composition and dynamics of cell membranes–discussing the diversity, structure, and distribution of lipids and membrane proteins and their effect on the shape and transformation of membranes. The text then explores the role of the membrane in transport, signaling, and metabolism. Cell Membranes is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.

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Discovering Behavioral Neuroscience + E-BOOK

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Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy, Global Edition

For courses in introductory microbiology. Invest in your future: Microbiology Matters. Known for its unique and effective art program, conversational writing style, and author-created Video Tutors, the Fifth Edition of Robert Bauman’s Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy consistently emphasizes why microbiology matters, especially in health care. The text provides a mobile-friendly, multimedia learning experience, from new in-text Disease in Depth visual explorations to interactive tutorials. In text QR codes allow instant access to an expanded collection of videos, including 15 new Video Tutors and 6 new Micro Matters animated video cases. The widely used MasteringMicrobiology homework and assessment program offers a greater variety of assignment options such as new Interactive Microbiology tutorials, MicroBooster video tutors, Connecting Concepts coaching activities, and more. MasteringMicrobiology™ is not included. Students, if MasteringMicrobiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringMicrobiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringMicrobiology an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

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