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Electro-Pulse-Enhanced Cancer Therapy

This book provides knowledge about how cancerous tumour treatment using electrical pulses can increase efficiency and reduce the side effects of established tumour treatment methods. The combination of electrical pulses and chemotherapy has so far been successfully performed on more than 3000 patients, and using such pulses in conj...

Good Science, Strong Bones, and the Case for Supporting Discovery

This book opens the door to the frequently obscure world of scientific discovery, not just to document discoveries, but also to explain how these discoveries come about. As an example, it tells, in an accessible way, the exciting story of the important discovery of a protein called RANKL, which led to the development of a drug ther...

Pediatric Cardiology

The field of pediatric cardiology was in its early stages of development when the author of this book began his career in the mid-1960s, meaning that he was able to witness the stepwise evolution of the field over the last 50 years. This book presents this unique historical perspective, describing the development of new knowledge w...

An Introduction to Nutritional Medicine

This book imagines a meeting between Charles Darwin and Hippocrates, the ancient Greek father of medicine, supposing that any dialogue between these two great thinkers should be quite sensational. It presents a short dialogue at the start of each chapter to act as an introduction to the topic discussed. With the help of Darwin and ...

Biochemical Changes during the Human Lifespan

Throughout life, human beings undergo several hormonal changes responsible for growth and maturation. These alterations in hormone secretion include enhanced or decreased production, the latter of which is mainly observed during aging. These processes are intrinsic to human development, but may vary from individual to individual. T...

The Ethical Challenges of the Stem Cell Revolution

Stem cells, particularly pluripotent stem cells, hold significant promise for developing therapies for diseases and disorders for which there are no current treatments and for regenerating human cells, tissues, and possibly even organs. However, to be able to translate stem cell research into therapies, researchers must first address many scientific, ethical, and regulatory hurdles. The need for researchers and sponsors to demonstrate progress and the hopes of patient groups for new therapies have pressured researchers to move quickly into clinical trials and encouraged the opening of clinics offering unproven and unapproved stem cell treatments. This book tells the story of the development of the field, and identifies the ethical issues and challenges stem cell translation raises. It will be of interest to ethicists, scientists, and regulators working in the stem cell field, as well as the general reader following scientific developments.
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