Life As a Matter of Fat

Author: Ole G. Mouritsen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540270760
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Presents a multi-disciplinary perspective on the physics of life and the particular role played by lipids and the lipid-bilayer component of cell membranes. Emphasizes the physical properties of lipid membranes seen as soft and molecularly structured interfaces. By combining and synthesizing insights obtained from a variety of recent studies, an attempt is made to clarify what membrane structure is and how it can be quantitatively described. Shows how biological function mediated by membranes is controlled by lipid membrane structure and organization on length scales ranging from the size of the individual molecule, across molecular assemblies of proteins and lipid domains in the range of nanometers, to the size of whole cells. Applications of lipids in nano-technology and biomedicine are also described.

The Physical Basis of The Direction of Time

Author: H. Dieter Zeh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540680012
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This thoroughly revised 5th edition of Zeh's classic text investigates irreversible phenomena and their foundation in classical, quantum and cosmological settings. It includes new sections on the meaning of probabilities in a cosmological context, irreversible aspects of quantum computers, and various consequences of the expansion of the Universe. In particular, the book offers an analysis of the physical concept of time.

Quantum Mechanics at the Crossroads

Author: James Evans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540326650
Format: PDF
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This volume brings together leading quantum physicists to expound on the meaning and future directions of quantum mechanics. It offers new insights from different vantage points to tackle essential questions in quantum mechanics and its interpretation. All the authors have written for a broad readership, and the resulting volume will appeal to everyone wishing to keep abreast of new developments in quantum mechanics, as well as its history and philosophy.

Dein Gehirn wei mehr als du denkst

Author: Niels Birbaumer
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843707065
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Depressionen, Epilepsie, Schlaganfälle und ADS lassen sich kontrollieren, und zwar nur durch Lernen und ohne risikoreiche Medikamente. So lautet die bahnbrechende Erkenntnis des renommierten Hirnforschers Niels Birbaumer. Denn das Gehirn verfügt über fast grenzenlose Potentiale und gleicht bei der Geburt einer Tabula rasa: Nur wenig ist festgelegt, das meiste wird geformt. Darum haben wir großen Einfluss auf unser Denken und Handeln — und unser Gehirn kann sich selbst aus dem Sumpf seiner Erkrankungen ziehen. "Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres 2015", Buchkultur, Österreich

The Fats of Life

Author: Glen D. Lawrence
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813549194
Format: PDF
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Omega-3s, trans-fats, polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acidùresearch facts about fatty acids and their relationship to heart disease and atherosclerosis, obesity, cancer, and neurological disorders abound. Chemical names appear on every nutrition label. But, just what do these terms mean in health and disease? The Fats of Life delineates the importance of essential fatty acids, with a focus on distinctions between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid variants. The chemical and biochemical characteristics of these fatty acids and their metabolism to a vast array of potent bioactive messengers are described in the context of their potential effects on general health and impact on various diseases and neurological disorders. Glen D. Lawrence addresses in detail the capacity for polyunsaturated fatty acids to influence asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, inflammation, cancer, and immunity. Lawrence makes clear that our understanding of the biochemical and physiological effects of dietary fats has advanced tremendously as a result of careful research, but he also stresses that this knowledge has not easily translated into sound dietary recommendations.

Frontiers in High Pressure Biochemistry and Biophysics

Author: Claude Balny
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444510990
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This is the first book covering all aspects of high pressure biochemistry and biophysics of proteins. Hydrostatic pressure is a powerful tool for study of biological systems. As a thermodynamic parameter, hydrostatic pressure has been known for a century to act on biological materials in a similar, but not identical, way to temperature. However, pressure was disregarded for a long time by biochemists mainly because the basic concepts (and the thermodynamics) focused on the chemical reactions involved and because general ideas on what pressure can add to the understanding of the behaviour of proteins were lacking. In recent decades, technological progress in the field of physics has shown, along with parameters such as temperature and solvent conditions, that pressure can be used for more refined thermodynamic and kinetic descriptions of biological processes and regulation of biological systems. The effects of pressure on proteins, nucleoproteins and membranes have recently been reviewed and several proceedings books have been published.

Schei schlau

Author: David Perlmutter
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641182883
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Hinter jedem fitten Geist steht ein starker Darm Hirntraining mal anders: Der Neurologe und Bestsellerautor Dr. David Perlmutter zeigt anhand neuester wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse, dass eine gesunde Darmflora uns vor Konzentrationsproblemen und Allergien und sogar vor schweren neurologischen Erkrankungen wie Alzheimer schützen kann. Schon mit wenigen einfachen Maßnahmen können Sie Ihre Aussicht auf geistige Gesundheit und ein langes, erfülltes Leben deutlich verbessern.