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Exploring the biomedical revolution.

Author: Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Publisher: Baltimore : Howard Hughes Medical Institute, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions comes this clearly written and richly illustrated volume that explores the frontlines of biomedical research, allowing general readers and students to understand medicine's impact on the fight against human disease. 450 color photos and 3-D images (glasses included).
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Exploring the biomedical revolution.
Baltimore : Howard Hughes Medical Institute, ©1999
(OCoLC)763163729
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
ISBN: 0801863988 9780801863981 0801865875 9780801865879
OCLC Number: 47521307
Notes: Includes 1 pair of glasses to be used with the 3-D pictures on p. 411-415.
Includes index.
Description: ix, 432 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Blazing a genetic trail --
From egg to adult --
Seeing, hearing, and smelling the world --
Blood: bearer of life and death --
Race against lethal microbes --
Arousing the fury of the immune system --
Finding the critical shapes.
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The 20th century was an era of great biomedical discoveries, including the development of antibiotics, new insights into the genetic code and refined techniques for cloning and organ transplantation.  Read more...

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"This book offers an enticing introduction to recent biomedical research." -- Victoria A. Harden, Quarterly Review of Biology "Many titles on biomedicine are inaccessible to lay audiences; not so Read more...

 
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