By Freeman J. Dyson
"Freeman Dyson's most modern booklet doesn't try to assemble all the celebrated physicist's options on technological know-how and know-how right into a unified idea. The emphasis is, in its place, at the myriad ways that the universe provides itself to us - and the way, as observers and individuals in its approaches, we reply to it." "Taken from Dyson's fresh public lectures - dropped at audiences without specialized wisdom in challenging sciences - the publication starts off with a attention of the sensible and political questions surrounding biotechnology. As he seeks how top to give an explanation for where of existence within the universe, Dyson then strikes from the moral to the merely clinical. The publication concludes with an try to comprehend the results of biology for philosophy and religion."--Jacket. Read more...
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Actigall A trade name for ursodiol that suppresses hepatic synthesis of cholesterol and the intestinal absorption of cholesterol. Actilyse A trade name for alteplase, a plasminogen activator. Actinic Keratosis A localized thickening of the outer layers of the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun. Actinidain A protease isolated from the kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberry with activity similar to papain Actinidia Anionic Protease acitnidain. Actinidin Synonym of Synonym of actinidain. Actinidine A monoterpenoid alkaloid occurring in Actinidia polygama.
Aculeacin-A A lipopeptide antibiotic that inhibits the formation of yeast cell wall glucan. Aculeacin-A Deacylase • Acyl-Agmatine Amidase Aculeacin-A Deacylase The enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the amide bond in aculeacinA and related neutral lipopeptide antibiotics, releasing long-chain fatty acid side chains. Acumentin An actin-modulating protein isolated from rabbit alveolar macrophages. Acupressure A therapeutic technique of applying digital pressure in a specified way at designated points on the body to relieve pain.
2. A subdivision of the lung consisting of the tissue distal to a terminal bronchial. 3. A small lobe of a compound gland or a saclike cavity at the termination of a passage. 4. One of the minute grapeshaped secretory portions of an acinous gland. Acipimox (mol wt 154) proteinemic agent. N Acidophilism The overactivity of the acidophilic cells in the pituitary gland Acidophilus Milk A medicinal beverage produced by fermentation of heat-treated skimmed milk with Lactobacillus acidophilus. It contains a high concentration of lactic acid.