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  • Authors: Mostofi, Seyed Behrooz (2009)

  • The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed an explosion in our knowledge and understanding of all aspects of disease. Accompanying this has been the increasing reliance of clinicians on more and more complex imaging modalities and laboratory tests. However, the fundamental skills of history taking and clinical examination remain the most important tools in reaching a clinically relevant diagnosis and especially in orthopedics. This book aims to nurture the age-old skills of listening, observation and examination by demonstrating their invaluable application in modern medical orthopedic practice. Rapid Orthopedic Diagnosis will be useful for all involved in the care of orthopedic patients, for medical students in emphasizing the most salient features of common presentations,...

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  • Authors: Lambers, Hans; Chapin, F. Stuart; Pons, Thijs L. (2008)

  • For a variety of reasons, the prospects for managing change seem better in agriculture than in forests or in wild plant communities. It is possible to intervene dramatically in the normal process of evolutionary change by genetic manipulation. Extensive screening of random mutations in a target species such as Arabidopsis thaliana can reveal genes that allow plants to survive rather simplified stress tests. This is but the first of many steps, but eventually these will have their impact, primarily on agricultural and industrial crops. There is a huge research effort in this area and much optimism about what can be achieved. Much of it is done with little reference to plant physiology or biochemistry and has a curiously empirical char-acter. One ca...