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    Keywords: Medicine ; Neurosciences ; Psychiatry ; Psychoanalysis ; Neurobiology ; Biomedicine ; Biomedicine general ; Neurosciences ; Neurobiology ; Psychiatry ; Popular Science in Medicine and Health ; Psychoanalysis ; Springer eBooks
    Abstract: 〈p〉This book, written by one of the leaders in the field of the neurosciences, provides an explanation of the symptoms and eventual untimely suicide of one of literatures greatest authors; Virginia Woolf. The sources used are letters and statements from Woolf herself, the literature she wrote and comments, letters and any other documentation that refers to her mental state and her medical status. The author uses current insights into depression, the mental consequences of child abuse and drug interactions/effects to examine her life. 〈/p〉〈p〉The book should appeal to researchers in the neurosciences, psychology and psychiatry as well as to a broader audience, mainly individuals who are interested in the life of this literary genius.〈/p〉〈p〉〈b〉M. R. Bennett AO〈/b〉 is Professor of Neuroscience and University Chair at the University of Sydney, Founding Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Neuropsychiatry. He is the author of many papers and books in neuroscience and neuropsychiatry, including 〈i〉The Idea of Consciousness 〈/i〉(1997) and a 〈i〉History of the Synapse 〈/i〉(2001) as well as more recently 〈i〉Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience〈/i〉 (2003) and 〈i〉History of Cognitive Neuroscience〈/i〉 (2008) with his colleague Peter Hacker. Maxwell Bennett has been President of the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience, the Australian Neuroscience Society, as well as Chairing Brain and Mind Research Asia/Pacific. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research in neuroscience, including the Neuroscience Medal, the Ramaciotti Medal and the Macfarlane Burnet Medal.〈/p〉
    ISBN: 9789400757486
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    ISSN: 0173-0835
    Keywords: Cardiomyocytes ; P2X receptors ; Autonomic control of the heart ; Heart failure ; Dilated cardiomyopathy ; Chemistry ; Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    Source: Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology
    Notes: This is the first report of the analysis of the ATP-specific P2X1 receptor subunit in human hearts. We have examined homogenate samples of human left atria for the presence of P2X1 receptors using Western blots. Anti-P2X1 immunoreactivity was detected in populations of nondiseased atria as well as in atria from explanted hearts from patients with terminally failing heart conditions such as dilated cardiomyopathy. At least three groups of P2X1 immunoreactive proteins were detected in the Western blots with approximate molecular mass values of 50, 70, and 160 kDa. We report changes in expression of their 50 and 70 kDa components. These changes may be related to the type of deficit in these hearts since the changes have been observed in hearts with decreased ejection fractions characteristic of dilated cardiomyopathy.
    Additional Material: 2 Ill.
    Type of Medium: Electronic Resource
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