Dana Biomedical Library Acquisitions during September 2018

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Regulation of signal transduction in human cell research
Nariyoshi Shinomiya, Hiroaki Kataoka, Qian Xie, editors
Singapore : Springer, [2018]
Dana QP517.C45 R448 2018

The poisoned city : Flint's water and the American urban tragedy
Clark, Anna author
New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Part I: Taught by thirst. The well ; Corrosion ; Revelations ; Saturation -- Part II: Divination. Alchemy ; Citizen/science ; Meditations in an emergency ; Blood -- Part III: Water's perfect memory. Switchback ; Legion ; Truth and reconciliation ; Genesis.

"When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city's water supply to a source that corroded Flint's aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint's children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun. In the first full account of this American tragedy, The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint's poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail--and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal."--Dust jacket.
Dana RA591 .C53 2018

What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city
Hanna-Attisha, Mona, author
New York : One World, an imprint of Random House, [2018]
How I got my name -- What the eyes don't see -- The barbecue -- The valedictorian -- Haji -- Red flags -- First encounter -- Miasma -- No response -- Sit down -- Jenny + the data -- Public health enemy #1 -- What field are you on? -- The man in the panda tie -- Environmental injustice -- Poisoned by policy -- Shortwave radio crackling -- Meeting the Mayor -- Aeb -- The press conference -- Splice and dice -- Numbers war -- Demonstration of proof -- All the things we found out later -- Fire ant -- Truth and reconciliation -- Prescription for hope -- Haji and the birds.

Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps, but officials insisted that the water was fine. Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word. Then leaked documents from an environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother, raised red flags about lead. This is the story of how a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead-- and fought the government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. -- adapted from dust jacket
Dana RA1231.L4 H34 2018