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Anatomy Of A Scientific Discovery

Author : Jeff Goldberg
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In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and cramped laboratory in Aberdeen, Sweden. While working on the brains of pigs, the duo discovered a nonaddictive narcotic chemical that they hoped to later find in human brains. If they could isolate this chemical in humans, perhaps they could find a way to help the world begin to heal itself. Hughes and Kosterlitz’s research would inevitably lead them to discover endorphins, the body’s own natural morphine and the chemical that makes it possible to feel both pain and pleasure. Announcing their findings to the scientific world thrust Hughes and Kosterlitz in the spotlight and made them celebrities. Soon, scientists all over the world were hastily examining the human brain and its endorphins. In a few years’ time, they would use the team’s initial research to link endorphins to drug addiction, runner’s high, appetite control, sexual response, and mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia. In Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery, Jeff Goldberg describes Hughes and Kosterlitz’s lives before, during, and after their historic and scientific breakthrough. He also takes a look at the bigger picture, revealing the brutal competition between drug companies to find a way to cash in on this monumental discovery.

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Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

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Femina A Work For Every Woman

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The publication of this volume was suggested by the astonishing ignorance displayed and the antiquated ideas entertained upon questions of health and disease by most persons with whom I came in professional contact, even by those who were accomplished in other subjects of a scholastic and scientific nature. The practical importance of the subject naturally led me to the consideration of diseases that are essentially inflammatory, for over seventy-five per cent of all diseases of women are of an inflammatory nature. In this respect the book differs from other works on similar subjects. In discussing this class of diseases I have aimed to present a treatise simple in style, and easily understood by the casual reader. While I have endeavored to impart strictly scientific information, I have tried to impart it in familiar language, avoiding the use of technical terms as far as possible, and carefully defining them when their use became indispensable. JOHN A. MILLER, M.D.

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Psoriasis is a common and sometimes painful skin condition affecting more than 1. 5 million people in Britain. Brought to most people's attention in Dennis Potter's THE SINGING DETECTIVE, it can vary in severity from simply being a mild nuisance to being so bad that the sufferer has to be admitted to hospital. With no known longterm cure, this comprehensive guide seeks to give practical help to all age groups, describes the different types of psoriasis and lists the possible causes. Following the style established by Jenny Lewis's three previous titles, THE PSORIASIS HANDBOOK contains invaluable case histories showing how individuals cope with psoriasis, as well as the various treatments available. Packed with essential information, THE PSORIASIS HANDBOOK is THE guide for suffers, friends and relations.

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English Mechanics And The World Of Science

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English Mechanic And World Of Science

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A Supplement To The Oxford English Dictionary

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Issues In Discovery Experimental And Laboratory Medicine 2011 Edition

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