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            Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body

            Fat: the Secret Organ: The surprising science behind the most misunderstood part of the body (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boon, Mariette; Rossum, Liesbeth van; Translated by Higgins, Colleen

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            The groundbreaking science behind why we need to rethink our relationship with a much-maligned organ: FAT

            ISBN 9781529400908
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women
             

            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moalem, Sharon Dr.

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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 20

            Here are some facts: Women live longer than men. Women have stronger immune systems. They are less likely to suffer from learning and developmental disabilities, and are better at fighting cancer and surviving famine. Women are simply stronger than men at every stage of life, tho...ugh we are taught the opposite. But why? This question haunted Dr. Sharon Moalem throughout his career - when he was treating premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit; when he was recruiting the elderly for neurogenetic studies; when he was tending to HIV-positive orphans in Thailand. He couldn't understand why men were consistently less likely to thrive. And then it all clicked into place: two X chromosomes offer a survival advantage. With clear, captivating prose that weaves together eye-opening research, case studies, and diverse examples -- from the behaviour of honeybees to the fate of the Donner party -- and experiences from his personal life and his own patients, The Better Half explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resiliency, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. It also calls for a reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of medical studies and even how we prescribe medications - a view that still sees women through the lens of men. Revolutionary and yet utterly convincing, The Better Half will make you see humanity and the survival of our species anew.
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            ISBN 9780241434840
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Breathing Revolution: Train yourself to breathe properly to banish anxiety and find your inner calm
             

            The Breathing Revolution: Train yourself to breathe properly to banish anxiety and find your inner calm (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barker, Yolanda

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            • Pub Date
              11 Mar 21

            We breathe over 20,000 times a day. But most of us don't breathe properly - years of stress and anxiety mean we breathe through our chest, forgetting to use our diaphragm and stomach. We shallow breathe, we hold our breath - all bad for us. Breathe badly and it affects everything... we do. Hold your breath and your blood pressure goes up, your physiology is affected. Learn to breathe correctly and you will be calmer, lose weight, sleep better. Take a deep breath - and learn how to breathe again.
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            ISBN 9781472948595
            Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Body: A Guide for Occupants
             

            The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Hardback)

            By Bryson, Bill

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            Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides readers through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.fail.

            ISBN 9780385539302
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Doubleday Books
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            The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer

            The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Hardback)

            By Aktipis, Athena

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            A fundamental and groundbreaking reassessment of how we view and manage cancer When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The... Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer's evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments. Athena Aktipis goes back billions of years to explore when unicellular forms became multicellular organisms. Within these bodies of cooperating cells, cheating ones arose, overusing resources and replicating out of control, giving rise to cancer. Aktipis illustrates how evolution has paved the way for cancer's ubiquity, and why it will exist as long as multicellular life does. Even so, she argues, this doesn't mean we should give up on treating cancer-in fact evolutionary approaches offer new and promising options for the disease's treatment and prevention that aim at long-term management rather than simply eradication. Looking across species-from sponges and cacti to dogs and elephants-we are discovering new mechanisms of tumor suppression and the many ways that multicellular life-forms have evolved to keep cancer under control. By accepting that cancer is a part of our biological past, present, and future-and that we cannot win a war against evolution-treatments can become smarter, more strategic, and more humane. Unifying the latest research from biology, ecology, medicine, and social science, The Cheating Cell challenges us to rethink cancer's fundamental nature and our relationship to it.
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            ISBN 9780691163840
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes

            Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes (Hardback)

            By Skwarecki, Beth

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            A clear and straightforward explanation of genetics in this new edition of the popular 101 series. Our genetic makeup determines so much about who we are, and what we pass on to our children-from eye color, to height, to health, and even our longevity. Genetics 101 breaks down th...e science of how genes are inherited and passed from parents to offspring, what DNA is and how it works, how your DNA affects your health, and how you can use your personal genomics to find out more about who you are and where you come from. Whether you're looking for a better scientific understanding of genetics, or looking into your own DNA, Genetics 101 is your go-to source to discover more about both yourself and your ancestry.
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            ISBN 9781507207642
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
            Publisher Adams Media Corporation
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Adams 101
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            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
             

            Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA (Hardback)

            By Shubin, Neil

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Is life on earth an accident, or was it inevitable?

            ISBN 9781786078018
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Origin of Our Species
             

            The Origin of Our Species (Paperback)

            By Stringer, Chris

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            Do all humans originate from Africa? How did we spread across the globe? Are we separate from Neanderthals, or do some of us actually have their genes? This title tells the story of where we came from, how we lived, how we got here and who we are.

            ISBN 9780141037202
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You
              

            Immune: How Your Body Defends and Protects You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carver, Catherine A.

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            • Pub Date
              23 Jul 20

            A thrilling, fact-packed journey of discovery through the body's immune system. The human body is like an exceedingly well-fortified castle, defended by billions of soldiers essential in protecting us from disease. This hidden army is our immune system, and without it we could no...t survive the eternal war between us and our microscopic enemies. In Immune, Catherine Carver provides an entertaining, intriguing, and accessible account of the body's defenses against disease. Immune explores the incredible arsenal that lives within us--how it knows what to attack and what to defend, and how it kills everything from the common cold to the plague bacterium. We see what happens when the immune system turns on us, and conversely how impossible life is without its protection. We learn how diseases try to evade the immune system, how they exploit vulnerabilities and even subvert it to their own advantage, and we discover how scientists are designing new drugs to harness the power of the system to advance medicine in the 21st century. Some of the topics explored include why are so many people allergic to cats, but so few to hamsters? Do transplants ever reject their new bodies? What is pus? How does your body develop new weapons for new enemies? Why is cancer so hard for our immune system to fight? How does our immune system remember? Why did the 1918 flu pandemic kill mainly young, healthy people? Why did the 2009 swine flu outbreak lead to a spike in sleep disorders? Can we smell someone else's immune system, and does that help us subconsciously decide who we fall in love with? Drawing on everything from ancient Egyptian medical texts to cutting-edge medical science, the book takes readers on an adventure packed with weird and wonderful facts about their own defense mechanisms, making this both informative and great fun to read.
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            ISBN 9781472915139
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women
             

            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women (Hardback)

            By Moalem, Sharon Dr.

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 20

            Here are some facts: Women live longer than men. Women have stronger immune systems. They are less likely to suffer from learning and developmental disabilities, and are better at fighting cancer and surviving famine. Women are simply stronger than men at every stage of life, tho...ugh we are taught the opposite. But why? This question haunted Dr. Sharon Moalem throughout his career - when he was treating premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit; when he was recruiting the elderly for neurogenetic studies; when he was tending to HIV-positive orphans in Thailand. He couldn't understand why men were consistently less likely to thrive. And then it all clicked into place: two X chromosomes offer a survival advantage. With clear, captivating prose that weaves together eye-opening research, case studies, and diverse examples -- from the behaviour of honeybees to the fate of the Donner party -- and experiences from his personal life and his own patients, The Better Half explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resiliency, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. It also calls for a reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of medical studies and even how we prescribe medications - a view that still sees women through the lens of men. Revolutionary and utterly convincing, The Better Half will make you see humanity and the survival of our species anew.
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            ISBN 9780241396889
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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