Lifting Weights and Growing Organs

By Karina Barbara Pawlak

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ISBN: 978-1-927023-93-8

Lifting Weights recounts how watching the 2008 Beijing Olympics on TV inspired Pawlak to take up weightlifting and then chronicles her intense training, her burning desire for personal bests, the endless supplements, the hilarious interactions between other weightlifters and the coaching of an unforgettable, eccentric trainer named Steve.

Growing Organs explores the new field of “tissue engineering” and explains how scientists are growing organs for implant—vaginas, penises, kidneys and livers and other body parts—using a patient’s own cells. More than 125,000 people in the United States and Canada are on a waiting list for an organ transplant. Many die waiting. This new field promises to revolutionize patient care, giving people hope of a longer, healthier life.