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Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Sharma, Hari Shanker
The effects of global warming on human health factors with special regards to our brain function are still not well understood. There is an urgent need to expand our knowledge on the effects of hot environment on our brain functions in healthy and in diseased populations. It is still unclear whether infectious events, traumatic injuries, metabolic diseases, carcinogenic events, cardiovascular and respiratory functions will be adversely affected by the rise in global temperature or whether environmental pollutants, such as nanoparticles entered into our body system will produce more damage at high ambient temperatures. This book aims to answer these questions based on recent research carried out by top experts in the field from the USA (11 chapters), Europe (8) chapters), the Middle East (3 chapters), Asia (2 chapters) and Canada (1). These chapters are written in review style and embedded with the authors new and original data in relation to the current knowledge in the field. The book is highly interesting to the first time readers, beginners and students alike as well as provides in-depth knowledge to the professionals. In addition, prospects for future research and recommendations are clearly indicated in each chapter for future growth of the subject in this highly emerging new discipline. * Describes the importance of brain temperature and hyperthermia in disease processes * Presents research on the first observations on Nanoparticles that worsen the outcome of hyperthermia * Discusses the effects of hyperthermia on the blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barriersSharma, Hari Shanker is the author of 'Neurobiology of Hyperthermia', published 2007 under ISBN 9780444519269 and ISBN 0444519262.
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