|Spring 2002||Volume XVII, No. 2|
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New Books from the UCHC Collection
by Helen Madden, MLS - Catalog Librarian
A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society, by James D. Watson. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2000. QH 438.7 W339p 2000 Written by the man who wrote The Double Helix, and then became the first Director of the Human Genome Project, these essays on DNA science and its societal implications have relevance to the controversial issues of today: biotechnology, cloning of plants and animals, the use of genetically modified food, government restrictions of research, the misuse of genetic data, and how to use biology for human betterment.
Genetically Engineered Organisms. Editors: Deborah K. Letourneau, Beth Elpern Burrows. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, c2002. QH 442.6 G326 2002 A compendium of research and review articles on the ecological and human health effects of transgenic organisms, their benefits versus their risks, unpredicted impacts on target and non-target organisms, and the need to emphasize biosafety issues and to improve the risk assessment process.
Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women. 2d ed. Editor: Pamela S. Douglas. Philadelphia W.B. Saunders, c2002. WG 100 C267g 2002 This work on clinical aspects of heart disease in women combines patient-oriented chapters on disease management with reviews of the current state of basic science. It reviews gender differences in the evaluation of heart disease, assesses the asymptomatic woman, and discusses cardiovascular disease in relation to diabetes mellitus, obesity, smoking, and pregnancy.
Timebomb: the Global Epidemic of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. Authors: Lee B. Reichman, Janice Hopkins Tanne. New York: McGraw-Hill, c2002. WF 200 R352t 2002 Tuberculosis, once thought to have been eradicated by antibiotics, is on the rise and has the potential for becoming a global epidemic. This work traces its path as an international and local public health threat and explores the relationship between geopolitics and health.
Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America. Author: Thomas Szasz. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, c2001. WA 525 S996p 2001 The trend towards transforming personal troublesome behaviors and social problems into diseases, and judicial sanctions into treatments, leads to a type of government social critic Szasz calls "pharmacracy", wherein the welfare state is replaced by the therapeutic state. He cautions that when private medical concerns are perceived as requiring a political response, government has too much power over our health, causing personal freedom and health care choices to be curtailed.
Why God Won't Go Away. Authors: Andrew Newberg, Eugene d'Aquili, Vince Rause. New York: Ballantine Publishing, c2001. BL 65 .M4 N494 2001 Based on assessments of the brain and its activity when God is experienced, the authors discovered that spiritual contemplation triggers an alteration of brain activity. Their investigations of brain function and behavior involved imaging techniques to examine the brains of meditating Buddhists and Franciscan nuns at prayer. These explorations in the field of neurotheology indicate a complex relationship between spirtuality and the brain which can be observed, recorded, and photographed.
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