Call Number: BIO 122 Temporarily shelved at RESERVE DESK
Publication Date: 2006
Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, and other forms of writing.
Key Topics:Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World, Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry, Water, and pH, Life's Components: Biological Molecules, Life's Home: The Cell, Life's Border: The Plasma Membrane, Life's Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy, Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food, The Green World's Gift: Photosynthesis, Genetics and Cell Division, Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis.
Unmade in America
Stem cells in the Sahara
In the beginning
World cloning wars
Double-edged sword : stem cells as a cancer cure and cause
The medical revolution of the human chimera
Stem cells and the heart : setting cardiologists' pulses racing
The proliferating underground clinic and the regulation of China
Smashing biological clocks : the stem cell's first social revolution?
The fall of Seoul and the rise of San Francisco.
This text provides a readily accessible introduction to the central concepts of cell biology, and its lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive conceptual framework for the basic science that underlies our current understanding of all of biology, including the biomedical sciences. This edition has been thoroughly revised, and covers the latest developments in this fast-moving field, yet retains the academic level and length of the previous edition.
Introduction : the miraculous cell
Discovery : how science made plain the facts of life
How we live : how cells replicate, maintain order, evolve, and die
How we function : how proteins determine the work of cells
How genes work : how DNA encodes proteins
How our cells are replaced : how stem cells self-replicate
How we become human : how we develop from a single cell
How we reproduce : how meiosis works
How we move, think, and feel : how nerve cells communicate
How we grow and why we age : how cells multiply, enlarge, and decline
How we survive : how cells defend against bacteria and viruses
How cancer strikes : how rogue cells form tumours
How diseases are caused : when cells behave abnormally
The origins of life : the mystery of the first cell.
Stem cells and their differentiation
Extracellular matrix and cell adhesion
The eukaryotic genome
Regulation of gene expression
Science 101: Biology provides all the basics of biology in twelve easy chapters, ranging from such fundamental questions as "What is life?" to the essentials of anatomy, physiology, ecology, genetics, and evolution.
This book also covers public controversies such as stem-cell research and intelligent design
1. Stem cells 101
2. History of stem cells and stem cell research through the 1980s
3. Current stem cell research since 1990
4. Taking care : growing and maintaining embryonic stem cells
5. Hope for the future : diseases and disorders of the nervous system
6. Of blood, bones, and the immune system
7. Tissue engineering : bones, muscles, skin, endocrine glands
section 2. Ethics and regulations
8. Ethics and research in history
9. Ethics and the brave new world
10. Religious considerations
11. Regulatory issues in the United States
12. Regulatory issues in other countries
13. The future of stem cell research
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.