Welcome to the Microbiome Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and Other Microbes in, on, and Around You
ISBN: PB: 9780300223507, Yale University Press, February 2017
264 pp., 20.3x13 cm, 51 black&white illus.
Revolutionary research is revealing how the trillions of microbes living on and in our bodies can keep us healthy... or make us sick Suddenly, research findings require a paradigm shift in our view of the microbial world. The Human Microbiome Project...
Madness and Memory The Discovery of Prions - A New Biological Principle of Disease
ISBN: PB: 9780300216905, Yale University Press, December 2015
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 37 black&white illus.
In 1997, Stanley B. Prusiner received a Nobel Prize, the world's most prestigious award for achievement in physiology or medicine. That he was the sole recipient of the award for the year was entirely appropriate, for his struggle to identify the age...
Science of Human Perfection Heredity, Health, and Human Improvement in American Biomedicine
ISBN: PB: 9780300198195, ISBN: HB: 9780300169911, Yale University Press, February 2014
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
Almost daily we hear news stories, advertisements, and scientific reports that promise genetic medicine will make us live longer, enable doctors to identify and treat diseases before they start, and individualize our medical care. But surprisingly, a...
Sexual Chemistry A History of the Contraceptive Pill
ISBN: PB: 9780300167917, Yale University Press, October 2010
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 26 black&white illus.
Heralded as the catalyst of the sexual revolution and the solution to global overpopulation, the contraceptive pill was one of the twentieth century's most important inventions. It has not only transformed the lives of millions of women but has also...