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Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Nicholas P. Money

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

We live on a very moldy planet. Microscopic fungi blossom on every scrap of plant debris and are part of every crumb of soil. Molds can also grow in great profusion in our homes and workplaces, ... More


A Brief History of Bioterrorism

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 2 traces the history of bioterrorism in the US and eldewhere, beginning with the Rajneeshee episode in Oregon in 1985. The unsuccessful Aum Shinrikyo forays into bioterrorism in Japan in the ... More


Agents of Terror

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has defined a list of human pathogens that are of highest concern for possible use as bioweapons. These agents, most of which had been developed as ... More


Memories, Magic, & a Major Addiction

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The actions of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine influence the function of many brain regions. Within these regions, acetylcholine allows you to learn and remember, to regulate your attention and ... More


Beyond Nutrients

Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer

in The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145655
eISBN:
9781400842803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145655.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter demonstrates that the conventional categorization of food components into “macronutrient,” “micronutrient,” “toxin,” “medicine,” and so on works well from a distance, but on greater ... More


Secondary defences

Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Secondary defences act after predators have successfully detected and recognized prey; they seek to dissuade the predator from attacking and/or increase the likelihood of the prey surviving the ... More


Irreversible Proportional Diseases Processes: Neurobehavioral Effects of Mercury, Popcorn Workers’ Lung

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

in A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents two examples of irreversible proportional disease processes. The first example, the neurobehavioral effects of mercury, is relatively well studied, with a long and tragic ... More


Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction

Cynthia R. Daniels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148411
eISBN:
9780199850990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148411.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines how ideals of masculinity have long skewed our societal—and scientific—understanding of one of the pillars of male identity: reproductive health. Only with the recent public ... More


Death Caps and Muscle Wasters

Nicholas P. Money

in Mushroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Few mushroom species are regarded as poisonous, but there are cases of serious illness and lethal poisoning caused by nominally edible species. These include muscle wasting, and eventual heart ... More


Normal and Defective Colour Vision

John D. Mollon, Joel Pokorny, and Ken Knoblauch (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The topic of colour vision is one that integrates research from psychology, neuroscience, biology, ophthalmology, physics, and genetics. How do we make sense of colour in the world, and how has such ... More


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