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The Code Of Life | A. Shvarts

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The Code Of Life
Original Title The Code Of Life
Author A. Shvarts
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Topics science, medicine, life sciences, mir publishers, soviet, cell, insulin, medical, code, virus, muscles, tissues, bones, osteoporosis, health, heart, popular, protein
Collection mir-titles, additional_collections
Language English
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In this book the author relates in popular language about the latest attainments of biology and medicine, and about the future of these sciences.
The reader will learn about exciting operation on the heart, the mystery of cancer, the use of electronics in – medicine and about ingenious experiments aimed at extracting fresh information. He will get acquainted with viruses and the construction of the living cell, and will learn about the role of the new and rapidly developing molecular biology.
Anatoly Shvarts
Physician and writer Anatoly Shvarts had done much to popularize biology and medicine. He has written several widely-read books about Russian doctors and physiologists.
In “The Code of Life” Shvarts takes the present-day level of biology and medicine and extends it into the future.
The book was translated from the Russian by George Yankovsky and was published by Peace publishers in 1966.
 CONTENTS
Part One Medicine takes off 8
HEALING THE HEART 9 
In a Vicious Circle 10 
Three Barriers 14 
Cold—Enemy or Friend? 20 
The “Sputnik” of Surgery 26
THE DOCTOR AND THE ELECTRON 29 
Interviewing the Heart 31 
Proteins Broadcast 36 
Surgery in Full View 41 
Diagnostic Complex 49 
An Electronic Colleague 61
IRON HEALTH 67 
The Iron Hand 68 
Farsighted Skin 73 
One Kidney in Reserve 79 
The Formula of the Heart 83
FIGHTING OBSTREPEROUS TISSUE 90 
The First Find 91 
Strange Geography 95 
Wandering Carcinogens 98 
Magic Bullets 102
IN THE DEPTHS OF THE LIVING 106
Hours, Not Days! 107 
The Seeds of Life 112 
Hormone Plantations 117 
The Heart of an Eagle 121 
A Ray of Hope 126
Part TWO. THE TREASURE HOUSE OF THE CELL 136
NEVER GROWING OLD 137 
The Anatomy of the Eiffel Tower 137 
What People Live by 141 
The Lymphocyte Builder 146 
Prometheus and Monkeys 148 
The Best Operation 150
VIRUS OF MANY GUISES 154 
Ailment in Seven-League Boots 154 
The Enemy Attacks 158 
How the Virus was Tamed 162 
Counterblow 164
A TRIP INTO THE MUSCLE 169 
A Miracle of Molecular Technology 171 
The Fire of Life 176 
Pulsed Messengers   181
THE BATTLEFIELD OF IMMUNITY   185 
Yours and Mine 185 
The Tribulations of Insulin 189 
The Profile of a Molecule 192 
Medicine of the Future 198
THE CODE OF LIFE  202 
Inside the Cell 203 
Protein on the Production Line 207 
Who? 217 
Disowning One’s Own 225
NEWS FROM INSIDE THE CELL 228 
A Substance or a Being? 230 
This is How  234 
A Tilt with the Invisible. 238 
Problem “X” 247 
Virus Hunters 261
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