Superhuman: The Awesome Power Within

Superhuman: The Awesome Power Within Robert Winston Lori Oliwenstein
  • Title: Superhuman: The Awesome Power Within
  • Author: Robert Winston Lori Oliwenstein
  • ISBN: 9780789468277
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Superhuman: The Awesome Power Within Robert Winston Lori Oliwenstein Superhuman The Awesome Power Within The Companion Guide to Superhuman Body Airing Nationwide on The Learning Channel March Following on from the enormously successful BBC program The Human Body Superhuman explores the body s ama
    The Companion Guide to Superhuman Body Airing Nationwide on The Learning Channel March 27 28 Following on from the enormously successful BBC program, The Human Body, Superhuman explores the body s amazing ability to heal, renew, and regenerate itself This stunningly illustrated book relates dramatic tales of futuristic medicine taking place today, and, also, describes hoThe Companion Guide to Superhuman Body Airing Nationwide on The Learning Channel March 27 28 Following on from the enormously successful BBC program, The Human Body, Superhuman explores the body s amazing ability to heal, renew, and regenerate itself This stunningly illustrated book relates dramatic tales of futuristic medicine taking place today, and, also, describes how the body s own power of self repair is enhanced with contemporary drugs and techniques It explores medicine being pioneered today and looks ahead to what will be possible in the near future designer babies, viruses carrying repair genes to cells before they become cancerous, tailor made human tissue and organs from modifying animal organs with human genes, and electrodes implanted into the brain allowing the blind to see Superhuman concentrates on six key medical areas cancer, infection, transplantation, trauma, repair, and reproduction It records the before, during, and after of radical operations on real people It gives witness to the hopes and fears of doctors and patients as new treatments are administered in many cases, for the first time for both the patients and the professionals None of these developments would be possible without an increasing understanding of the basic way our body functions, or without a clear recognition of medicine s history Superhuman focuses on these aspects of medicine and, also, on the key ethical problems raised by the advance of medical technology In this guide to the future of medicine, we begin to understand just how superhuman the body really is.
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    About Robert Winston Lori Oliwenstein


    1. The Right Honourable Professor The Lord Robert Maurice Lipson Winston


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    1. Robert Winston has to be my favourite scientist, and loved his programmes on the BBC, namely The Human Body His book does not disappoint with beautiful photographs and astounding scientific facts.

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