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Life's Vital Link: The astonishing role of the placenta


Y. W. Loke

May 2018

How does the foetus - a foreign body - survive inside the mother? The placenta is the extraordinary organ that allows this to happen; but this remarkable feat of evolution is only just being fully appreciated by science. Y.W. Loke explores the fascinating nature of the placenta and what it can tell us about evolution, development, and genetics.

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Fifth Edition


Dale Purves, George J. Augustine, David Fitzpatrick, William C. Hall, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Leonard E. White

April 2018

A comprehensive, clearly written textbook that introduces the field of neuroscience from the abstract to the everyday.

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Human Physiology

Fifth Edition


Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards, David A. Richards

December 2017

The most complete introduction to human physiology, providing all the necessary detail in a clear and accessible style.

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The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction


Paul Klenerman

November 2017

Very Short Introductions

The immune system is essential to human health. When it fails to work correctly the consequences can be severe, from serious infections to over-exaggerated immune responses. This book considers how the immune system evolved and the components involved; the medical breakthroughs in our understanding of it; and the major health threats our immune systems face.

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Foundations of Neural Development


S. Marc Breedlove

February 2017

Helps students understand how a single microscopic cell, a human zygote, can develop into the most complex machine on Earth: the brain. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI reveals what really goes on in our minds


Barbara J. Sahakian, Julia Gottwald

January 2017

The potential of fMRI is extraordinary. It allows us to observe brain activity in real time, build an understanding of thoughts and motivations, and discern unconscious biases. In a limited but real way we can now 'read minds'. Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald explain the science, and consider the ethical implications of using these techniques.

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Ageing: A Very Short Introduction


Nancy A. Pachana

November 2016

Very Short Introductions

Ageing entails lifelong dynamic changes in biological, psychological, and social functioning. While such changes in later adulthood were somewhat neglected by scientists in the past, recent decades have seen a marked increase in research in this area. Nancy A. Pachana examines the impact of rising numbers of older people worldwide.

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Blood: A Very Short Introduction


Chris Cooper

September 2016

Very Short Introductions

Blood is a vital component of the bodies of most multicellular animals. Chris Cooper discusses blood's critical role in both biology and in human society, ranging from its place in religious rituals to its uses in modern medicine.

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Cell Structure & Function


Guy Orchard, Brian Nation

September 2014

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Places the theory of cell structure and function in the context of biomedical science practice.

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The Physiology of Training for High Performance


Duncan MacDougall, Digby Sale

August 2014

Provides a thorough, evidence-based understanding of the physiological bases of training for high performance sport.

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Computational Biomedicine


Peter Coveney, Vanessa Díaz-Zuccarini, Peter Hunter, Marco Viceconti

June 2014

Computational Biomedicine unifies the different strands of a broad-ranging subject to demonstrate the power of a tool that has the potential to revolutionise our understanding of the human body, and the therapeutic strategies available to maintain and protect it.

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Thrive in Human Physiology


Ian Kay, Gethin Evans

May 2014

Thrive In Bioscience Revision Guides

The Thrive in Bioscience revision guides are written to help undergraduate students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience. They communicate all the key concepts in a succinct, easy-to-digest way, using features and tools - both in the book and in digital form - to make learning even more effective.

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Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second Edition


Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson, David Meredith

September 2011

Oxford Medical Handbooks

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians to disseminate the fundamental scientific principles that underpin clinical medicine, this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry, and an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine.

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