Life S Vital Link

Author: Y.W. Loke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199694516
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Describes the evolution of the placenta, examining its history, how it manages to exist in the mother's body, and its job protecting the fetus from potentially harmful substances.

The Evolution Of The Human Placenta

Author: Michael L. Power
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421408708
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As the active interface of the most biologically intimate connection between two living organisms, a mother and her fetus, the placenta is crucial to human evolution and survival. Michael L. Power and Jay Schulkin explore the more than 100 million years of evolution that led to the human placenta and, in so doing, they help unravel the mysteries of human life's first moments. Starting with some of the earliest events that have influenced the path of placental evolution in mammals and progressing to the specifics of the human placenta, this book examines modern gestation within an evolutionary framework. Human beings are a successful species and our numbers have increased dramatically since our earliest days on Earth. However, human fetal development is fraught with poor outcomes for both the mother and fetus that appear to be, if not unique, far more common in humans than in other mammals. High rates of early pregnancy loss, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, preeclampsia and related maternal hypertension, and preterm birth are rare or absent in other mammals yet not unusual in humans. Power and Schulkin explain why this apparent contradiction exists and address such topics as how the placenta regulates and coordinates the metabolism, growth, and development of both mother and fetus, the placenta’s role in protecting a fetus from the mother’s immune system, and placental diseases. In the process, they reveal the vital importance of this organ—which is composed mostly of fetal cells—for us as individuals and as a species. -- Errol R. Norwitz, Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center

Placenta

Author: Cornelia Enning
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781890446406
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Complementary Therapies In Maternity Care

Author: Denise Tiran
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012843
Size: 35.38 MB
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The complete textbook on complementary therapies in maternity care, this book addresses how midwives and other birth professionals can use or advise on complementary therapies for pregnant, labouring and new mothers. Almost 90% of women may be using complementary therapies during pregnancy and birth, and increasingly midwives and doulas incorporate therapies into their care of women, so it is vital that they and other professionals in the maternity care field are aware of safe and appropriate use based on contemporary evidence. Therapies covered include acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, massage and hypnosis. This complete guide to complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth covers safety, effectiveness, evidence, benefits and risks, legal, ethical and professional issues based on accurate and up-to-date research.

Virolution

Author: Frank Ryan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007545274
Size: 78.15 MB
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The extraordinary role of viruses in evolution and how this is revolutionising biology and medicine.

How We Live And Why We Die The Secret Lives Of Cells

Author: Lewis Wolpert
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039329272X
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Acclaimed biologist Lewis Wolpert eloquently narrates the basics of human life through the lens of its smallest component: the cell. Everything about our existence-movement and memory, imagination and reproduction, birth, and ultimately death-is governed by our cells. They are the basis of all life in the universe, from bacteria to the most complex animals. In the tradition of the classic Lives of a Cell, but with the benefit of the latest research, Lewis Wolpert demonstrates how human life grows from a single cell into a body, an incredibly complex society of billions of cells. Wolpert goes on to examine the science behind topics that are much discussed but rarely understood—stem-cell research, cloning, DNA, cancer—and explains how all life on earth evolved from just one cell. Lively and passionate, this is an accessible guide to understanding the human body and life itself.

Reproductive And Developmental Toxicology

Author: Ramesh C. Gupta
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128042400
Size: 51.76 MB
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Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and authoritative resource that provides the latest literature on this complex subject with a primary focus on three core components—parent, placenta, and fetus—and the continuous changes that occur in each. Enriched with relevant references describing every aspect of reproductive toxicology, this revised and updated resource addresses the totality of the subject, discussing a broad range of topics, including nanoparticles and radiation, gases and solvents, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, and metals, amongst others. With a special focus on placental toxicity, this book is the only available reference to connect the three key risk stages, also including discussions on reproductive and developmental toxicity in domestic animals, fish, and wildlife. Completely revised and updated to include the most recent developments in the field, the book is an essential resource for advanced students and researchers in toxicology, as well as biologists, pharmacologists, and teratologists from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies. Provides a complete, up-to-date, integrated source of information on the key risk stages during reproduction and development Includes new chapters covering significant developments, such as dose-response assessment for developmental toxicity, juvenile toxicity, and neural tube defects, as well as emerging science, such as stem cell application, toxicoproteomics, metabolomics, endocrine disruption, surveillance and regulatory considerations, and risk assessment Offers diverse and unique in vitro and in vivo toxicity models for reproductive and developmental toxicity testing in a user-friendly format that assists in comparative analysis

The Life Project

Author: Helen Pearson
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1619028107
Size: 27.43 MB
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On March 3, 1946, a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass six generations of children, 150,000 people, and some of the best-studied people on the planed. The simple act of observing human life has changed the way we are born, schooled, parent and die, irrevocably altering our understanding of inequality and health. This is the tale of these studies, the scientists who created them, sustained them, and perhaps most importantly, the remarkable discoveries that have come from them. The envy of scientists around the world, The Life Project is one of Britain’s best-kept secrets.

Amazing Baby

Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554074198
Size: 53.68 MB
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Photographs and text follow the first two years of a baby's development, from newborn to toddler.

Balance Your Hormones Balance Your Life

Author: Claudia Welch
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738214825
Size: 56.63 MB
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Combines both eastern and western wellness strategies for balancing key hormones in one's body, with the ultimate goal of good health, in a book that also includes diet tips, stress-management techniques and natural sleep secrets. Original. 15,000 first printing.