Cracking the Code: Understand and Profit from the Biotech Revolution That Will Transform Our Lives and Generate Fortunes

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John Wiley & Sons, May 22, 2012 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
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Everything you need to know about the most important trend in the history of the world

Within most people's lifetimes, the developments in the biotechnology sector will allow us to live increasingly long and healthy lives, as well as provide us with technological innovations that will transform the way we live. But these innovations offer more than just hope for a better life, but hope for better returns too. Financial returns of incredible magnitude await savvy investors and businesspeople who can see the massive changes on the horizon. This book details these fast-moving trends and innovations and offers extensive advice on how to profit from them in business and investing.

 

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Contents

Chapter One Transformational Technologies
1
Chapter Two e Evolution of Medicine
23
Chapter ree e Drug Industry Reinventing
55
Drug Patents
73
In Summary
84
New Antibiotics Hepatitis and
107
Type 2 Diabetes and Kidney
118
Fading into the Night Neurodegeneration
132
Chapter Seven Biosciences Disruptive Inuences
205
Politics
211
Shortage ofYoung People in Developed Nations
217
Chapter Eight Robotics and Nanotechnology
219
HousemaidDomestic Assistance
228
Chapter Nine Lifestyle Maintenance
235
Telomeres Our Biological Clock
244
Conservative Portfolio
279

A Breath of Fresh Air
143
Chapter Five Turning Back the Clock Stem Cells
157
Stem Cells
166
Organ Growth in and out of the Body
178
Shrinking
191
Support Ratios Have Been Plummeting
197
Summary
305
Glossary
315
Appendix Key Financial Charts of Big Pharma
325
Index
331
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Dr. Roshan das Nair works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and at the University of Nottingham. He has previously worked in the areas of sex, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS in Zambia and India. He is a board member of the Nottingham Sexual Health Providers forum and was the editor-in-chief of the Psychology of Sexualities Review of the British Psychological Society's Psychology of Sexualities Section. He is also their representative on The International Network on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns and Transgender Issues in Psychology.

Dr. Catherine Butler has worked in HIV and Sexual Health her entire career, and most recently was Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Infection & Immunology at Barts & The London Hospital Trust. Her previous publications and academic interests include co-editing the book Sex, Sexuality and Therapeutic Practice, editing special editions of The Psychologist, Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, Clinical Psychology Forum and numerous book chapters and articles on the topics of minority sexualities, sexual assault, HIV, working with interpreters, and personal/professional integration.

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