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AIDS Between Science and Politics

AIDS Between Science and Politics

Peter Piot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166263
eISBN:
9780231538770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166263.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book recounts the experiences of the founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as he fought the disease from its earliest manifestations to today. It ... More

The AIDS ConspiracyScience Fights Back

The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Nicoli Nattrass

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the origins of the disease. This book explores the social and political factors ... More

Another Person's PoisonA History of Food Allergy

Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy

Matthew Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164849
eISBN:
9780231539197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164849.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book assesses the political, economic, cultural, and health factors that relate to food allergies. It surveys the history of food allergies from ancient times to the present and provides a clear ... More

Craving EarthUnderstanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk

Craving Earth: Understanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk

Sera Young

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146098
eISBN:
9780231517898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146098.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book provides a portrait of pica, or non-food cravings, from earliest times to current times. It explains how humans have eaten earth, on purpose, for more than 2,300 years and that people also ... More

The Custom-Made BrainCerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement

The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement

Pierre-Marie Lledo and Jean-Didier Vincent

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164504
eISBN:
9780231534215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164504.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book introduces the concepts of “cerebral plasticity” and the “regenerating brain,” describing what we know now about the processes through which the brain constantly reconstructs itself and the ... More

Me Medicine vs. We MedicineReclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Donna Dickenson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Personalized healthcare—or what this book calls “Me Medicine”—is radically transforming the US’s longstanding “one-size-fits-all” model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, ... More

People, Parasites, and PlowsharesLearning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

Dickson Despommier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161947
eISBN:
9780231535267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161947.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This account of the biology, behavior, and history of parasites follows the interplay between these fascinating life forms and human society over thousands of years. The book focuses on long-term ... More

The Quest for the CureThe Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines

The Quest for the Cure: The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines

Brent Stockwell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152136
eISBN:
9780231525527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152136.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

After more than fifty years of blockbuster drug development, skeptics are beginning to fear we are reaching the end of drug discovery to combat major diseases. This book describes this dilemma and ... More

Race in a BottleThe Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Jonathan Kahn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

At a ceremony announcing the completion of the first draft of the human genome in 2000, President Bill Clinton declared, “I believe one of the great truths to emerge from this triumphant expedition ... More

Robert N. Butler, MDVisionary of Healthy Aging

Robert N. Butler, MD: Visionary of Healthy Aging

W. Andrew Achenbaum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164429
eISBN:
9780231535328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164429.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Robert Neil Butler (1927–2010) was a scholar, psychiatrist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who revolutionized the way the world thinks about aging and the elderly. One of the first psychiatrists ... More

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