By Diego Golombek
Muchos pensarán que este es un libro más sobre el eterno enfrentamiento entre l. a. ciencia y los angeles religión, entre l. a. fuerza de los angeles razón y l. a. fuerza de los angeles fe. Nada de eso. Diego Golombek propone una mirada mucho más novedosa e interesante. Por primera vez, las ciencias naturales pueden estudiar los angeles religión en lugar de burlarse de ella; por primera vez, l. a. ciencia puede responder una pregunta inquietante: ¿por qué, en pleno siglo XXI, seguimos creyendo en algo o alguien more suitable, llámese Dios, meditación trascendental, espiritualidad o sentido de los angeles vida? ¿De dónde surge esta necesidad, antigua como nuestra especie, que en algún momento de nuestras vidas nos lleva a preguntarnos por lo que habrá “después” o lo que está “más allá”? ¿Viene “de fábrica” o es un producto de los angeles cultura?
En su viaje al corazón de las creencias, Diego Golombek pasa revista a un sinfín de experimentos que muestran cómo actúan las neuronas de monjas rezadoras, budistas meditadores, pentecostales o iluminados con LSD, peyote, ayahuasca y hongos alucinógenos varios. Sin olvidar a las personas que han atravesado experiencias límite, como trances epilépticos o los angeles vivencia de los angeles propia muerte con los angeles misteriosa luz al ultimate del túnel. Los resultados permiten identificar circuitos neuronales que están en los angeles base de visiones y experiencias místicas. Y hay más: los estudios revelan también que los angeles religión tiene un efecto ansiolítico, estimula l. a. empatía con los demás y los lazos comunitarios, y aporta mayor seguridad personal.
Con sentido del humor y una claridad a toda prueba, Diego Golombek llega a poner sobre los angeles mesa del laboratorio su propio mapa genético y sus experiencias personales para marcar los hitos de un recorrido imperdible, ¡nada menos que los angeles búsqueda de Dios en los pliegues del cerebro humano!
Animal experimentation has lengthy been a debatable factor with impassioned arguments on each side of the talk. more and more it has develop into extra expedient and possible to strengthen new equipment that keep away from using animals. there's contract on either side that relief and refinement of experiments on animals can be a major objective for the industries concerned. possible choices to Animal checking out, written via prime specialists within the box, discusses the problems concerned and techniques that may be taken. themes comprise; the security evaluate of chemical substances, foreign validation and boundaries to the validation of different checks, in vitro checking out for endocrine disruptors, clever methods to safeguard assessment of chemical compounds, replacement assessments and the regulatory framework. The ebook presents an up to date dialogue of the present country of improvement of choices to animal checking out and is perfect for execs and teachers within the box. it'll even be of use for graduate scholars wishing to pursue a profession within the pharmaceutical and beauty industries.
By Martyn Brown
The beef is the field in nutrients processing so much at risk of the results of foodborne pathogens akin to E. coli 0157 and Salmonella. accordingly, it's always trying to find methods of enhancing security. opposed to the historical past of client and regulatory strain, the powerful implementation of HACCP platforms is important. Written through top specialists within the box, HACCP within the Meat offers an authoritative advisor to creating HACCP platforms paintings successfully.
Part One units the scene via outlining the various key concerns and the regulatory context within the ecu and the U.S. half appears to be like on the program of HACCP rules from the farm to the abattoir and the guidance of clean meat on the market. there's an preliminary dialogue of developing HACCP platforms at the farm and HACCP plans for the rearing of livestock, sheep, goats, chook, and pigs. next chapters then examine HACCP platforms for slaughter and different processing operations, reading pork processing crops. The e-book covers potent implementation, constructing and tracking CCps, validation and verification methods, the auditing of HACCP platforms, and destiny advancements in HACCP.
The constitution of the e-book offers you chapters that supply a transparent account of 1 element or hide one form of fabric and for this reason can be utilized as stand by myself devices, permitting you to move on to the knowledge you would like. Taken jointly they current a realistic and coherent consultant to HACCP and the undefined. HACCP within the Meat can provide the instruments you wish for winning implementation of HACCP platforms in meat processing.
By B. A. Schwetz, K. S. Rao, L. W. Rampy (auth.), Professor Dr. E. Marshall Johnson Ph.D., Professor Dr. Devendra M. Kochhar Ph.D.
The answer of hyperlinks among publicity to parts of our advanced environmental and causation of reproductive results within the inhabitants constitutes an immense challenge within the box of toxicology. the focal point of this quantity is developmental toxicology, which represents one point of reproductive toxicology facing the examine of difficult results at the constructing conceptus. Developmental toxicology, inclusive of teratogenesis as considered one of its manifesta tions, presents a fertile box for learn in numerous easy and scientific disciplines; this box additionally gets enter from numerous disoiplines akin to developmental and molecu lar biology, pathology, pharmacology and toxicology, pediatrics and neonatology, and epidemiology. extra lately we h~ve noticeable an emergence of curiosity in different fields reminiscent of perinatal body structure and postnatal habit that have now develop into integrated into the mainstream of study during this self-discipline. the current quantity is an attempt to supply a sampling of options at the moment less than energetic research in numerous of the above fields. The authors have endeavored to supply up to date in formation at the following subject matters: detection and research of power dangers to the conceptus within the place of work, pharmacokinetic elements of the maternal/placental! fetal complicated and its dating to human delivery defects, and possible mechanisms of teratogenesis as exposed in yes well-defined events. additionally integrated are summaries of more recent investigations at the rising box of postnatal practical reviews, i. e. , opposed results on grownup actions resultant from in utero publicity to poisonous substances.
"Provides complete, single-source assurance of the most recent toxicity trying out specifications and strategies for private care items, commercial and agricultural chemical substances, and buyer items. moment variation, incorporates a new bankruptcy on toxicokinetic checking out and modeling, deals the newest options to universal difficulties in trying out and possibility review, provides an up to date bibliography and greater than 1300 references-over a hundred new to this version, and more."
By Philip Wexler
This quantity, Toxicology in Antiquity II, maintains to inform the tale of the roots of toxicology in precedent days. Readers research that ahead of clinical examine tools have been constructed, toxicology thrived as a really functional self-discipline. Toxicologists are relatively happy with the wealthy and storied historical past in their box and there are few assets on hand that hide the self-discipline from a ancient standpoint. humans residing in old civilizations with no trouble discovered to tell apart secure from dangerous elements, easy methods to stay away from those detrimental ingredients and the way to take advantage of them to inflict damage on enemies. Volume II explores using poison as guns in struggle and assassinations, early situations of pollution, using hallucinogens and entheogens, and the function of the snake in historic toxicology.
- Provides the historic heritage for knowing sleek toxicology
- Illustrates the methods historical civilizations realized to differentiate secure from unsafe ingredients, how you can stay away from the harmful components and the way to take advantage of them opposed to enemies
- Details students who compiled compendia of poisonous agents
Many micro organism, animals, and crops produce pollutants which can end up deadly to different organisms. pollution are a sort of "biological struggle" that is helping their manufacturer to outlive and so confer an evolutionary virtue. They demonstrate a unprecedented diversity of complexity, from the formic acid supplied through ants to bacterial proteins composed of millions of amino acids. This Guidebook considers the extra complicated protein and peptide pollutants and teams them in response to their mode of motion. issues coated comprise: membrane-permeabilizing pollution; pollution affecting sign transduction and protein synthesis; cytoskeleton-affecting pollution; pollution affecting the immune and inflammatory reaction. This type of biomolecules should be of curiosity to quite a lot of researchers in mobilephone biology, neuroscience, and toxicology.
By Jacques Descotes
This article offers a concise and entire advent to key immunotoxicological matters for all these attracted to, yet without past wisdom of, this region of toxicology. the 1st part explores the future health effects of immunotoxicity, particularly the opposed results concerning chemically-induced immunosuppression and immunostimulation, hypersensitive reaction reactions and autoimmune ailments, with an outline of significant immunotoxicants. the second one half describes the most recent tools used to observe and review, preclinically and clinically, the unforeseen immunotoxic results of xenobiotics. tendencies in enforcing options and up to date adjustments to the regulatory elements also are thought of. The 3rd part examines attainable destiny advancements, together with In Vitro equipment, biomarkers of immunotixicity and threat review.
By Charles N. Haas, Joan B. Rose
Presents the newest QMRA methodologies to figure out an infection possibility reason via both unintended microbial infections or planned infections attributable to terrorism
• Reviews the newest methodologies to quantify at each step of the microbial publicity pathways, from the 1st free up of a pathogen to the particular human infection
• Provides concepts on the best way to assemble details, on how every one microorganism strikes during the surroundings, how you can ensure their survival premiums on a variety of media, and the way individuals are uncovered to the microorganism
• Explains how QMRA can be utilized as a device to degree the impression of interventions and determine the easiest rules and practices to guard public overall healthiness and safety
• Includes new info on genetic methods
• Techniques use to strengthen danger versions for ingesting water, groundwater, leisure water, foodstuff and pathogens within the indoor surroundings