The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure [Audiobook]

The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure [Audiobook]
The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure [Audiobook] by Michael Kinch, read by Mel Foster
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 14h 50m | 407.77MB

For the first time since a fifth-century Greek physician gave the name "cancer" (karkinos, in Greek) to a deadly disease first described in Egyptian Papyri, the medical world is near a breakthrough that could allow even the most conservative doctors and pragmatic patients to use the other "c word" - cure - in the same sentence as cancer. A remarkable series of events has brought us to this point, thanks in large part to a new ability to more efficiently harness the extraordinary power of the human immune system.

The End of the Beginning is a remarkable history of cancer treatment and the evolution of our understanding of its dynamic interplay with the immune system. Through Michael Kinch's personal experience as a cancer researcher at Washington University and the head of the oncology program at a leading biotechnology company, we witness the incredible accumulation of breakthrough science and its rapid translation into life-saving technologies that have begun to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of life for cancer patients.

Expanding upon Kinch's own remarkable projects to encompass the vaccines being deployed to eliminate cervical cancer and the development of cancer-specific "smart bombs" in the form of monoclonal antibodies, cellular therapies, and checkpoint inhibitors, The End of the Beginning reveals the incredible transformation of cancer treatment happening today.

Quantum Space: Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe [Audiobook]

Quantum Space: Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe [Audiobook]
Quantum Space: Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe [Audiobook] by Jim Baggott, read by Nigel Patterson
2019 | MP3@128 kbps + PDF | 10h 16m | 576.59MB
Today we are blessed with two extraordinarily successful theories of physics. The first is Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which describes the large-scale behavior of matter in a curved spacetime. The second is quantum mechanics. This theory describes the properties and behavior of matter and radiation at their smallest scales. But, while they are both highly successful, these two structures leave a lot of important questions unanswered. They are also based on two different interpretations of space and time, and are, therefore, fundamentally incompatible. We have two descriptions, but as far as we know, we've only ever had one universe. What we need is a quantum theory of gravity.

Approaches to formulating such a theory have primarily followed two paths. One leads to String Theory, which has for long been fashionable, and about which much has been written. But String Theory has become mired in problems. Combining clear discussions of both quantum theory and general relativity, this book offers one of the first efforts to explain the new quantum theory of space and time.

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity [Audiobook]

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity [Audiobook]
The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity [Audiobook] by Steven Strogatz, read by Jonathan Yen
2019 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 6h 9m | 170.24MB

Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, and insight.

Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, explaining just how Google searches the internet, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life. Discussing pop culture, medicine, law, philosophy, art, and business, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you'd had. Whether you aced integral calculus or aren't sure what an integer is, you'll find profound wisdom and persistent delight in The Joy of x.

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