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The Resource The angel and the assassin : the tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine, Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The angel and the assassin : the tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine, Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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The angel and the assassin : the tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine
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The angel and the assassin
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the tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine
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Donna Jackson Nakazawa
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eng
Summary
"Until recently, microglia were thought to be the boring little housekeepers of the brain, helpfully pruning away dead cells. But science now understands them to have a terrifying Jekyll and Hyde control over brain health. When triggered, they morph into destroyers, causing a wide range of issues: from memory problems and anxiety to depression and Alzheimer's. Under the right circumstances, however, microglia are indeed angelic healers, making repairs in ways that reduce symptoms and, now that we understand their true role, could one day prevent disease. A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of the science that identified microglia as our neurological immune system, The Angel and the Assassin also explores the promising medical implications of this game-changing discovery. Award-winning journalist Jackson Nakazawa (who herself has health issues explained by microglial behavior) follows three patients as they seek to reduce their psychiatric symptoms and cognitive issues through new treatments. Giving new meaning to the mind-body connection--emotional distress alters our physical health, and our physical health impacts our mental health--the discovery of the true role of microglia in brain health could rewrite psychiatry and medical texts as we know them. The Angel and the Assassin stands to change everything we thought we knew about how to heal our bodies and our brains"--
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Nakazawa, Donna Jackson
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612.8/1046
Index
index present
LC call number
QP363.2
LC item number
.N35 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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The angel and the assassin : the tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine, Donna Jackson Nakazawa
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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on1114280588
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
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xii, 300 pages
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9781524799175
Lccn
2019034927
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) o1114280588
  • (OCoLC)1114280588
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The angel and the assassin : the tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine, Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1114280588
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 300 pages
Isbn
9781524799175
Lccn
2019034927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1114280588
  • (OCoLC)1114280588

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