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Viruses: The Invisible Enemy

Second Edition

£9.99

Dorothy H. Crawford

9780192845030
Paperback
October 2021

Humans have long faced an invisible enemy in the form of deadly viruses, and the COVID-19 pandemic shows what devastation they can wreak. As we face the prospect of more such viruses emerging, this major new edition of Dorothy Crawford's work explains the nature of viruses, how they cause disease, and how modern science is learning to counter them.

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Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Jonathan Slack

9780198869290
Paperback
September 2021

Very Short Introductions

Stem cells are a rapidly developing area of research. This book explains the nature and different types of stem cells, explores their applications in medicine for treating diseases and injuries, and considers the major areas of current research.

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Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Julia Simner

9780198749219
Paperback
June 2019

Very Short Introductions

Synaethesia is a neurological condition that gives rise to a 'merging of the senses': those with the condition might experience certain numbers as a specific colour, or certain words as a taste. Simner describes synaesthesia's many forms, discusses its links with artistic creativity and lateral thinking, and delves into the underlying neuroscience.

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

£10.99

Y. W. Loke

9780199694525
Paperback
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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The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Paul Klenerman

9780198753902
Paperback
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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A Dictionary of Biomedicine

£14.99

John Lackie

9780199549351
Paperback
July 2010

Oxford Quick Reference

This dictionary includes 10,000 A-Z entries on all areas of biomedicine. It also covers terms from related areas, including anatomy, genetics, pathology, pharmacology, and clinical medicine. Fully cross-referenced and with web links, this is a clear and authoritative guide to an increasingly important area of medicine.

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