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Transcending Entrenched Tensions

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to the global concern about aging societies, and the so-called epidemic of aging. It argues that a public health approach to aging and Alzheimer's will have a much greater effect ... More


Afterword: Portraits from the Mind

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter presents emerging knowledge in both epigenetics and epidemiology, suggesting that forms of prevention that take a public health approach, including lifestyle changes, reduced ... More


Plasticity and Complexity in Biology: Topological Organization, Regulatory Protein Networks, and Mechanisms of Genetic Expression

Luciano Boi

in Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter studies a number of important aspects related to the plasticity and complexity of biological systems and their links. The relationship between the topological organization and dynamics ... More


Cacti: Biology and Uses

Park Nobel (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Cactaceae family, with about 1,600 species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, ... More


Future directions

Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Tranter Martyn, and Hodson Andrew J.

in The Ecology of Snow and Ice Environments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199583072
eISBN:
9780191774669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583072.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The concept of the cryosphere being a biome has only recently gained acceptance. The study of the ecology of these extreme environments is relatively new and demands novel approaches. This chapter ... More


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