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Meet 10 Top Scientists: Behind the Scenes Access To New Research On Extending Good Health

Program Number: 19381RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/24/2014 - 3/29/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Portland, Oregon
Price starting at: $899.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Science & Nature; Health & Fitness Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Meet the minds of the Oregon Health and Science University and learn how their work is breaking new ground in the field of medicine. At a state-of-the-art primate center, scientists explain the role of primates in advancing medical research. With hands-on simulations and lectures, delve into the bioethical concerns of medical discovery, and learn the key issues of stem-cell research.




Highlights

• Meet a former Humanitarian of the Year and hear about his transformation from medical student to celebrated discoverer.
• Learn about recent medical trends as you meet experts on diverse topics such as stem cells and oncofertility.
• Find out how to protect yourself from medical quackery, and consider strategies to help the aging remain independent.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile on level terrain; standing up to one hour at a time.



All program lecturers are Principal Investigators or staff scientists at OHSU's Primate Research Center. Due to the heavy and changing schedules of these experts, individual topics and lectures cannot be guaranteed. The daily schedule gives examples of past lectures that may or may not be repeated on this program.




Date Specific Information

3-24-2014

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Portland (Oregon)

Portlanders live a life rich in the arts, surrounded by natural beauty and conveniently situated near the Pacific Coast and Columbia River Gorge. The City of Roses is a walker's paradise filled with parks, fountains and unique neighborhoods.



Accommodations
Full-service hotel near downtown Portland, three blocks from the light rail.
Meals and Lodgings
   Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
  Portland, OR 5 nights
 Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The Courtyard Marriott is a beautiful and comfortable facility. The hotel is 9 miles from the airport, across the river from downtown, near the Willamette River, Waterfront Park, the Eastbank Esplanade and just three blocks from the nearest MAX lightrail station.
  Contact info: 435 NE Wasco
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pdxcl
  Room amenities: All guestrooms feature Marriott bedding with pillow top mattresses, triple sheeting and five plush pillows, wireless high-speed Internet access, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, large work desk and cable television.
  Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include: 202 rooms & suites, complimentary coffee in lobby, cocktail lounge, restaurant, full service business center, fitness center, indoor pool, room service, complimentary wifi throughout the hotel and a complimentary shuttle within a three mile radius (based upon availability). The complimentary business center includes: fax, copy machine and computer (with Internet access). Classrooms and hotel restaurant are on the ground floor. Guestrooms begin on the second floor. All rooms are accessible by elevator. This is a non smoking hotel. Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Seasonal rates The Courtyard Marriott may offer a special rate for Road Scholar participants, based upon availability. Please make reservations for additional nights directly with the hotel. Be sure and tell whoever you speak with that you are with the Road Scholar group. Additional nights do not include breakfast or parking charges.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Seasonal rates The Courtyard Marriott may offer a special rate for Road Scholar participants, based upon availability. Please make reservations for additional nights directly with the hotel. Be sure and tell whoever you speak with that you are with the Road Scholar group. Additional nights do not include breakfast or parking charges.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check in begins at 3:00 PM. Program registration begins at 4:00 PM. Orientation begins at 5:00 PM. You will be staying at Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 AM after morning wrap-up session. Hotel check out by 12:00 PM. You will be staying at Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary parking for participants during the program. Pull up to the garage doors, push the intercom button for access. Obtain a parking pass at check-in. Parking fees apply for additional nights at the hotel (currently $18 a night self park).
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Portland, OR
  Nearest highway: I-84 and I-5
  Nearest airport:  Portland International Airport (PDX)
  From End of Program
  Location: Portland, OR
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott- Downtown/ Convention Center)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Tri-Met- Max Light Rail
phone: 503-238-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 adult ticket, $1.00 honored citizens (65+)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

33 minutes (including 6 minutes walking) 

   

One convenient travel option is to use Portland’s light rail system, known as MAX. Instructions from the Airport MAX Station: 1) Purchase one ticket for each person in your traveling party. 2) Board MAX Red Line towards City Center & Beaverton TC. 3) Exit MAX at Convention Center MAX Station. 4) Walk 0.2 miles north (slightly uphill) to Courtyard Marriott (435 NE Wasco St). Additional information included in the preparatory materials.

 

Portland (to Convention Center area hotels)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Blue Star Airport Shuttles
phone: 503-249-1837

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$14 one way per person or $24 round trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 25 minutes. Could vary due to traffic. 

   

To schedule the shuttle or for questions, call 503-249-1837 or visit www.bluestarbus.com/airport-shuttle For shuttle service, proceed outside from baggage claim level to Ground Transportation Area. Take the walkway to Island #2 (Scheduled Buses and Vans pick-up area). Shuttles available every 30 minutes from the airport. Advance reservations are required for transportation from the hotel to the airport.

 

Portland (to Convention Center area hotels)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
White Van Shuttle
phone: 503-774-9755
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$25 for the first person, $5 each additional person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 25 minutes. Could vary due to traffic. 

   

White Van can be contacted at 503-774-9755 or can be found online at www.whitevanshuttle.com/home For shuttle service, proceed outside from baggage claim level to Ground Transportation Area # 5 (same as Limousine area).

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35-$45
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 25 minutes. Could vary due to traffic. 

   

Taxis are available at the airport. Two local companies are Radio Cab (503-227-1212) and Broadway Cab (503-227-1234). If you need a taxi equipped to transport wheelchairs, contact Radio Cab (503-227-1212). Advance reservations are recommended for this service.

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Courtyard Marriott shuttle
phone: 503-234-3200

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5-10 minutes 

   

The Courtyard Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle from the Amtrak train station. The shuttle does not run on a continuous schedule, so please call the hotel to say that you have arrived and would like to be picked up. There may be a wait for this complimentary service. The shuttle is a large white van marked “Courtyard Marriott.”

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Tri-Met- MAX Light Rail
phone: 503-238-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 adult ticket; $1.00 Honored Citizen ticket (65+)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

15 minutes (including 8 minutes walking) 

   

The closest light rail stop to the bus and train station is Union Station/NW 6th & Hoyt St. This station is serviced by the Green and Yellow MAX lines. 1) Purchase one ticket for each person in your traveling party. 2) Board eastbound MAX Green Line (towards Clackamas Town Center). 3) Exit MAX at Convention Center MAX Station. 4) Walk 0.2 miles north (slightly uphill) to Courtyard Marriott (435 NE Wasco St). Additional information is included in the preparatory materials.

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$10
Prices are subject to change.

   

A taxi may be taken from the bus or train station to the hotel for approximately $10. Broadway Cab can be reached at 503-227-1234 or Radio Cab at 503-227-1212.

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
phone: 503-234-3200

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

   

The Courtyard Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle from the Greyhound bus depot. The shuttle does not run on a continuous schedule, so please call the hotel to say that you have arrived and would like to be picked up. There may be a wait for this complimentary service. The shuttle is a large white van marked “Courtyard Marriott.”

 
Driving Directions
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center (driving north on I-5) Take Weidler Street exit 302A toward Rose Quarter / Broadway Turn right onto NE Weidler St Turn right at first light onto NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. / 99E Take 2nd left onto NE Wasco St. The hotel is on the left.
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center (driving south on I-5) Take the Rose Quarter/City Center exit 302A Follow ramp towards Rose Quarter, staying in left lanes Turn left onto N. Weidler St. Turn right onto NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. / 99E Take 2nd left onto NE Wasco. The hotel is on the left.
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center (from Amtrak / Greyhound Stations) Turn right onto NW Broadway Cross over the river on the Broadway Bridge As it becomes N Broadway, turn slight right onto N Weidler St Turn right onto NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./ 99E Take 2nd left onto NE Wasco St Hotel is on the left
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown/ Convention Center (from Portland Airport / I205) Proceed out of airport onto Airport Way. Continue for approximately 1 mile. Merge onto I-205 South toward Portland/Salem Take exit 21B for I-84 West. Take exit 1 for Lloyd Boulevard. Continue straight onto Lloyd Boulevard. Turn right onto Grand Avenue. Turn left onto Wasco. The hotel is on the right. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes (depends on traffic).
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome/Orientation
(Monday, March 24)

Note: All lecturers are Principal Investigators or staff scientists at OHSU's Primate Research Center. They specialize in one of three divisions: Neuroscience, Pathobiology and Immunology, and Reproductive Sciences. Due to the heavy and changing schedules of these experts, individual topics and lecturers cannot be guaranteed. Where noted below, the schedule gives examples of past lectures that may or may not be repeated on this program.



   
 Afternoon: Hotel check in begins at 3:00 PM. Program registration begins at 4:00 PM. Orientation begins at 5:00 PM.
 Dinner: Charley's, the hotel restaurant.
 Evening: Meet our science expert and study leader, Diana Gordon, who will be with us throughout the program, and learn of the excitement in store in the next few days!
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Oregon National Primate Research Center Field Trip/Monkey Behavior/Hands-On Lab
(Tuesday, March 25)
   
 Breakfast: Luscious breakfast buffet at the hotel
 Morning: Travel to the Oregon National Primate Center where ground-breaking research is in process to unravel medical mysteries. Learn of animal roles in medical discoveries, such as open heart surgery, development of pacemakers and vaccines. Study the fascinating and revealing behavioral patterns of monkeys and explore this state-of-the-art research center, home to 4300 monkeys. Learn about their care, and enjoy a guided walk with our expert to meet them. Find out how they tell you what they like, and how they tell you what they don’t like!
 Lunch: Lunch on campus
 Afternoon: Primate Center scientists will discuss the essential need for non-human primates in their individual research studies. The sometimes difficult discussion of the need for animals in research is handled with compassion and respect. After a short break, we learn about how the Behavioral Services Unit works to promote species normative behaviors in the Center’s 4300 monkeys. Behaviorial scientists discuss monkey behavior and the challenges presented by these large research and breeding colonies. A short walk brings us to the monkey viewing area, where we will use a specially-designed ethogram to take our own data on monkey behavior.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: A captivating lecture by Diana Gordon awaits you this evening on just “What IS Science?”
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Meet The Scientists/Genetics Research/Hands-on Lab/Avoiding Medical Quackery
(Wednesday, March 26)

Note: There will be 3 one-hour lectures and a 2 hour "hands on" lab. Specific topics and lecturers are to be determined.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel
 Morning: Diana, our study leader and science expert, will start each day wiping away cobwebs related to the science research topic we will study that day. Cells and genes are intrinsic to the topic of biomedical research, so we will start with a review of those important concepts – and a look at the advances that enable scientists to actually see how specific genes are switched “on” or “off” at any time.

In previous programs, we've discussed with leading scientists how basic biomedical science becomes clinical practice and gotten an overview of the new field of oncofertility (the preservation of fertility in cancer patients).

 Lunch: Lunch on campus
 Afternoon: In the past, we've looked at how bioethics explores ethical issues associated with new discoveries in biology and medicine. A fascinating lecture and lively discussion helped us understand and grapple with some of these issues. Hands-on activities simulated in vitro fertilization techniques and provided the opportunity for participants to experience a state-of-the-art bio-engineering solution to the problem of how to grow follicles in order to preserve fertility in females.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: Diana Gordon and her husband Steve (a physician), join together tonight to contrast science with pseudoscience and medical quackery. Many older adults fall victim to health scams. Get ready for an interesting lecture and discussion as Diana and Steve teach us how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from pseudoscience and medical quackery.
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: New Technologies For Independent Living/Healthy Aging Lectures/Aerial Tram/Free Time
(Thursday, March 27)

Note: Enjoy 2 one-hour lectures in the morning on topics related to healthy aging.



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy your full buffet breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: What strategies will help you remain independent as you age? How can you enhance your physical environment to better suit your needs in later years? Travel to OHSU’s Center for Health and Healing to investigate new technologies that may provide some answers to these questions. Visit their “Living Lab,”a space designed to simulate an apartment and outfitted with new technologies that support independent living and facilitate successful aging. The apartment is clad with motion sensors on walls, doorways and appliances that monitor changes in walking speed or activity patterns giving insight into both mental and physical well-being and changes. In-home computers monitor cognitive function much as an interviewer would in person, sensors monitor sleep patterns, a high-tech pill box records time of day a participant opens the pill compartments, a sensor-clad cane indicates gait, strength, and stability. Test out some of these technologies and explore the value inherent in such research for your own personal life. Can biomedical research reveal a way to prevent the loss of immune function as we age?

In past programs, a research scientist joined us to discuss the current research findings related to “Aging and the Immune System.”

 Lunch: Lunch at the Center for Health and Healing
 Afternoon: Hop aboard the Aerial Tram which will take us for a short but spectacular overview of the city from the Center to the University Hospital 500 feet above. Spend a few minutes examining how this fascinating mode of transport works and was designed, and then enjoy some lovely sculptures and art on our way to a delightful view of the city from “Pill Hill,” this Medical Center and University atop one of the highest promontories in the city. Head back to the hotel or off on your own to explore for the remainder of the day.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore local fare
 Evening: On your own to relax or explore the beautiful city of Portland
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Stem Cell Breakthroughs/Meet The Scientists - three lectures/Hands-on Stem Cell Lab/Evening lecture
(Friday, March 28)

Note: There will be four lectures throughout the day today. Specific topics and lecturers are to be determined.



   
 Breakfast: A full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Get ready today for more fascinating discussions and research findings. Diana’s lively stem cell overview will prepare us for our afternoon lecture and our custom-designed stem cell lab activity.

Examples of this morning's lectures could include an update on the latest news from the HIV/AIDS front (HINT: The news is good!) in a lively presentation from Andy Sylwester.

Another possibility is a discussion with the head of the Imaging Core on new techniques that allow us to visualize activities that are occurring within the cell.

 Lunch: Lunch on campus
 Afternoon: Stem Cell research is our focus this afternoon, with its far-reaching potential. Stem cells offer exciting promise for future therapies for treating a myriad of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about the fascinating stem cell breakthroughs that have been made at ONPRC. The 2011 program featured the scientists that led these efforts, Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov and Dr. Don Wolf.

Then get hands-on in our stem cell lab!

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: The evening presentation provides yet another fascinating opportunity to interact with OHSU's scientists. One possibility may be popular OHSU neuroscientist, Dr. Larry Sherman, who provides an evening of fun and entertainment while leading us to experience the interplay between music, memory, and the brain. How does music affect the developing and the aging brain, both listening to it and playing it? Making music and preserving memory will give you tools to take home with you to apply to your life!
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Meet The Discoverer Of DMSO/Discussion/Wrap Up/Farewells
(Saturday, March 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel
 Morning: Dr. Stanley Jacob, MD, discoverer of DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide), the precursor of MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane), walks us through his journey from Harvard Medical School Instructor in Surgery to OHSU former head of the organ transplant program where he first began his lifelong study of these two compounds. Today MSM can be found in most nutrition centers as a well-known anti-inflammatory used to treat conditions such as arthritis, allergies, muscle pains, and to support healthy connective tissues like tendons, ligaments and muscle. As you travel with him on his journey today, you’ll understand why he has received many outstanding awards such as “Humanitarian of the Year” from the National Health Federation. Program wrap up follows Dr. Jacobs. Program ends at 11:00am. Hotel check out is at noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Portland, OR Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden was originally developed as a test garden. The oldest rhododendron in the current garden was planted prior to 1917. There are more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants in the garden. For additional information, visit www.portlandonline.com/parks
  International Rose Test Garden
With 8,555 rose bushes representing 722 varieties of roses, this garden is definitely worth a visit. Call 503-823-3635 or visit the website for additional information. For additional information, visit rosegardenstore.org/thegardens.cfm
  Lan Su Chinese Garden
Discover an ever-changing landscape of pavilions, stone, water, plants and literature. Call 503-228-8131 or visit the website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandchinesegarden.org
  Oregon Historical Society
Experience the Oregon story, from its earliest inhabitants to the present day, with fascinating displays of rare Oregon treasures. Call 503-222-1741 or visit the website for more information. For additional information, visit www.ohs.org
  Pittock Mansion
The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. With its eclectic architectural design and richly decorated interior, including family artifacts, the Pittock Mansion stands today as a living memorial of this family’s contributions to the blossoming of Portland and its people. Information from www.pittockmansion.org. Call 503-823-3623 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.pittockmansion.org
  Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum’s collection includes works of European painting and sculpture, American painting and sculpture, English silver, Asian art, Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Cameroon and other African art, contemporary art, sculpture, prints and drawings, and photography. Call 503-226-2811 or visit the website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandartmuseum.org
  Portland International Airport
For information about airlines, parking, restaurants or shopping at the airport call 877-739-4636 or visit their website. For additional information, visit www.flypdx.com
  Portland Japanese Garden
This beautiful and tranquil garden features five gardens in 5.5 acres. Call 503-223-1231 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.japanesegarden.com
  Portland Spirit River Cruise
Portland Spirit River Cruises offer Willamette River cruises and Columbia River cruises from downtown Portland Oregon aboard the Portland Spirit, the Willamette Star, the Crystal Dolphin and the Outrageous Jetboat. Call 1-800-224-3901 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandspirit.com
  Portland Walking Tours
Portland Walking Tours offers a wide range of walking tours- from the Best of Portland, to Underground Portland to an Epicurean Excursion. Call 503-774-4522 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandwalkingtours.com
  Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books has over a million new and used books on the shelves. Get lost in the nine color coded rooms while searching through the 3,500 sections. This is more than just a bookstore, it's an entire block! Call 1-800-878-7323 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.powells.com
  Travel Portland
Portland's one-stop visitor center, includes local events calendar and trip planning information. Visitor's information center conveniently located in Pioneer Courthouse Square (also known as Portland's living room). Call 1-800-962-3700 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.travelportland.com
  Tri Met
Tri Met is Portland's public transportation system (includes lightrail, streetcar and buses). Call 503-238-7433 or visit their website for more information. For additional information, visit www.tri-met.org
  Waterfront Bicycle
Whether you're looking to rent a bike for a few hours or for a week, Waterfront Bicycle will have what you need. All rentals include a helmet, lock and handlebar bag. Choose from five styles of bikes. Website includes suggested rides. Call 503-227-1719 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.waterfrontbikes.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark


Author: Carl Sagan


Description: General background



Why People Believe Weird Things


Author: Michael Shermer


Description: General background



The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Author: Rebecca Skloot


Description: General background



Science, Medicine, and Animals


Author: Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, National Research Council


Description: General background This can be accessed online at: www.nap.edu/catalog/10733.html



A Primate's Memoir


Author: Robert Sapolsky


Description: Non-human primate behavior



Clone: The Road to Dolly, and the Path Ahead


Author: Gina Kolata


Description: Cloning



A Matter of Life: The Story of IVF – a Medical Breakthrough


Author: Robert G. Edwards and Patrick Steptoe


Description: In vitro fertilization (IVF)



Robert G. Edwards: A Personal Viewpoint


Author: Joseph D. Schulman, M.D.


Description: In vitro fertilization (IVF)



Alcohol: Use and Abuse in America


Author: Jack Mendelson


Description: Alcoholism and Addiction



Gene Hunter: The Story of Neuropsychologist Nancy Wexler


Author: Adele Glimm


Description: Huntington’s Disease



Mapping Fate: A Memoir of Family, Risk, and Genetic Disease


Author: Alice Wexler


Description: Huntington’s Disease



The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: Huntington’s and the Making of a Genetic Disease


Author: Alice Wexler


Description: Huntington’s Disease



Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World


Author: Tracy Kidder


Description: Infectious Disease



Polio: An American Story: The Crusade That mobilized the Nation Against the 20th Century’s Most Feared Disease


Author: David M. Oshinsky


Description: Infectious Disease



The Demon in the Freezer


Author: Richard Preston


Description: Infectious Disease



Deadly Feasts: The ‘Prion’ Controversy


Author: Richard Rhodes


Description: Infectious Disease



The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic


Author: Steven Johnson


Description: Infectious Disease



The Coming Plague


Author: Laurie Garrett


Description: Infectious Disease



The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History


Author: Molly Caldwell Crosby


Description: Infectious Disease



The Hot Zone


Author: Richard Preston


Description: Fiction



Uncaged


Author: Paul McKellips


Description: Fiction





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