Book 1

Hormesis

Hormesis

Springer Science & Business Media. 2009

Hormesis is a poorly understood phenomenon affecting all forms of life on earth. This groundbreaking book summarizes and analyzes the various positives of hormesis in an attempt to reveal hormesis as a fundamental principle of biomedical sciences as a whole.

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury

National Academies Press. 2011

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to some estimates. TBI is also a major problem among civilians, especially those who engage in certain sports. At the request of the Department of Defense, the IOM examined the potential role of nutrition in the treatment of and resilience against TBI.

Homeostasis and Allostasis of Thyroid Function

Homeostasis and Allostasis of Thyroid Function

Frontiers Media SA. 2018

The discovery of the negative feedback of thyroid hormones on pituitary thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) secretion, a classical endocrine feedback control system, has shaped diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease for the last decades. Based on this concept, a unique diagnostic category of subclinical thyroid disorders was introduced, being defined exclusively by an abnormal TSH response in the presence of thyroid hormone concentrations within the reference range. Although this approach...

Modal Analysis and Control of Flexible Manipulator Arms

Modal Analysis and Control of Flexible Manipulator Arms

Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe

Climate Change Adaptation in Eastern Europe

Springer. 2018

This book focuses on managing risks and building resilience to climate change, showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practices to foster climate change adaptation in Eastern Europe that can be implemented elsewhere. Climate change affects countries in Eastern Europe, i.e. the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe in a variety of ways. Apart from severe floods, there are reports of decreasing water reserves in the southern regions, and of gradual changes in biodiversity...