Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Molecular Cellular Microbiology

Molecular Cellular Microbiology (Methods in Microbiology, Volume 31)
by Philippe Sansonetti (Editor), Arturo Zychlinsky (Editor)

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 600 pages
* Publisher: Academic Press (March 2002)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0125215312

Book Description:
This volume in the Methods in Microbiology series focuses on the interaction of microorganisms and the host cell, presenting detailed experimental techniques for modern microbiological research. The book focuses on current technical methods, including imaging technologies, cellular biochemistry, and the establishment and exploitation of cell assay systems. Also covered are methods for studying gene expression and detecting virulence genes. By studying the major techniques used to study cross talk between microbes and cells, rather than just presenting systems, this book distinguishes itself as an essential guide for all researchers working in microbiology, cell biology, and immunology.
Key Features:
* Focuses on current technical methods, including imaging technologies, cellular biochemistry, establishment and exploitation of cell assay systems
* Covers promising new areas such as global analysis of genome expression and proteomic analysis of cellular components.
* Encompasses the most recent and innovative techniques such as microarrays, new experimental models of infection and new cell assay systems
* Provides a large array of models covering the various strategies used by pathogens to infect their host
* Includes all current methods developed to study gene expression and detect virulence genes.

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Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates

Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates: Their Development and Transmissions
by Roy C. Anderson

Product details:
* Hardcover: 640 pages
* Publisher: Cabi Publishing (Feb 2000)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0851994210

Book Description:
This well illustrated book provides an historical and unified overview of a century and a half of research on the development, life cycles, transmission and evolution of the nematodes found in vertebrates throughout the world.
This second, expanded edition includes relevant data from some 450 new references that have appeared from 1989 to 1999. The volume includes nematode parasites of humans, domestic animals and wildlife including fish.
After an introductory chapter outlining general principles, the author systematically describes the biological characteristics of the 27 superfamilies of nematodes, followed by families, subfamilies, genera and species.


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bacterial Evasion of Host Immune Responses

Bacterial Evasion of Host Immune Responses (Advances in Molecular and Cellular Microbiology)
by Brian Henderson (Editor), Petra C. F. Oyston (Editor)

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 328 pages
* Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 28, 2003)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0521801737
* ISBN-13: 978-0521801737

Book Description
Over the past fifty years cells and mediators involved in our immune defences have been painstakingly identified. However, it is only relatively recently that the ability of microorganisms to evade immunity has been recognized and investigated. This volume introduces the mechanisms used by bacteria to evade both humoral and cellular immune responses, using systems ranging in complexity from the simple quorum sensing molecules (acyl homoserine lactones) to the supramolecular syringe-like devices of type III secretion systems.


Immunophenotypic Analysis

Immunophenotypic Analysis, 2nd Ed. (Medical Intelligence Unit, 37)
by Katalin Paloczi

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 92 pages
* Publisher:; 2nd edition (December 27, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1587061015
* ISBN-13: 978-1587061011

Table of contents:

Antigen expression in various stages of normal hematopoiesis
Gyongyi Szabo
Clinical applications of flow cytometric immunophenotyping in acute leukemias
Nora Regeczy
Immunophenotyping of chronic lymphoproliferative disorders
Andras Matolcsy
Immunophenotyping in immunodeficiencies
Katalin Paloczi
Immunophenotyping in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Katalin Paloczi


Monday, January 29, 2007

Malaria: Drugs, Disease and Post-genomic Biology

Malaria: Drugs, Disease and Post-genomic Biology (Current Topics in Microbiology & Immunology)
by David Sullivan (Editor), Sanjeev Krishna (Editor)

Product details:
* Hardcover: 455 pages
* Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K (Aug 2005)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 3540253637
* ISBN-13: 978-3540253631

Book Description:
Despite rapid increases in knowledge, malaria continues to kill more than a million people each year and causes symptomatic disease in a further 300 million individuals. This volume brings some of the world's best investigators to describe recent advances in both the scientific and clinical aspects of malaria, and bridges between the two.


Gene Therapy of Autoimmune Disease

Gene Therapy of Autoimmune Disease (Medical Intelligence Unit)
by Gerald J Prud'homme

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 149 pages
* Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (July 13, 2005)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0306479915
* ISBN-13: 978-0306479915

Book Description:
Autoimmune diseases are diverse and responsible for considerable morbidity. Their etiology remains largely unknown, and current therapy with anti-inflammatory drugs is prone to adverse effects, and rarely curative. New therapies with anti-cytokine antibodies or receptors are promising, but require frequent administration of expensive protein drugs. Gene Therapy of Autoimmune Diseases comprehensively reviews research in gene therapy for autoimmune diseases with viral or non-viral vectors. Gene therapy offers the possibility of long-term, continuous delivery of a wide variety of immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, or tolerance-inducing agents. Moreover, highly specific genetically modified cells can be produced. This book discusses the most promising avenues in this exciting new field.


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action
by T.J. Franklin (Author), G.A. Snow (Author)

Product details:
* Hardcover: 192 pages
* Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.; 6Rev Ed edition (31 Dec 2004)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0387225544
* ISBN-13: 978-0387225548

Book Description:
This stimulating new edition of the well-respected title Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action primarily covers medically important antimicrobial agents, but also includes some compounds not in current medical use, which have been invaluable as research tools in biochemistry.

Since the previous edition of this book, the impact of molecular biology on our understanding of the mechanisms of antimicrobial action and drug resistance has evolved significantly. This is reflected in the book’s coverage, with new material dealing with the remarkable recent developments in unraveling the complex molecular details of drug interactions with such key targets as ribosomes and the enzymes of nucleic acid replication and microbial cell wall biosynthesis. The new addition also reviews key advances in the biochemistry and molecular biology of drug-resistant pathogens including viruses, parasitic protozoa, fungi, and the much feared ‘superbugs’ such as MRSA.

Completely updated and rewritten, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action will be of great use to medical and biological sciences students taking courses in pharmacology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and chemotherapeutics. Because of the wealth of information within the covers of this important book, all those involved in research into drug action and development, whether in the pharmaceutical industry or academia, will find Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Antimicrobial Drug Action invaluable. It should also be on the shelves of all libraries, in university medical schools and departments of biological sciences, biochemistry, and pharmacology.

Written for:
Medical and biological sciences students taking courses in pharmacology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and chemotherapeutics, all those involved in research into drug action and development, in the pharmaceutical industry or academia, all libraries, university medical schools and departments of biological sciences, biochemistry and pharmacology.



Essential Clinical Immunology

Essential Clinical Immunology
by Helen Chapel (Author), Mansel Haeney (Author), S. Misbah (Author), N. Snowden (Author)

Product details:
* Paperback: 368 pages
* Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd (Aug 1999)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0632049723
* ISBN-13: 978-0632049721

Book Description:
Essential Clinical Immunology is aimed at clinical medical students and trainee doctors, although it will also appeal to medical professionals seeking a refresher in clinical immunology. The book provides the reader with the core information required to understand diseases with an immunological basis.

This new edition of Essential Clinical Immunology is fully updated, now in full colour throughout and features:
* coverage of the underlying pathophysiology and signs and symptoms of disease, as well as the special investigations required and management of patients;
* emphasis on the clinical aspects with numerous real life case histories used to illustrate key concepts;
* MCQs at the end of each chapter for self-assessment.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Techniques for Immune Function Analysis

Techniques for Immune Function Analysis - Application Handbook (1st Edition)

The study of the immune system attracts large numbers of researchers from
diverse scientific disciplines because of its central importance in providing
immunological host defense and its intercommunication with other systems that
maintain bodily homeostasis. The immune system is often studied in its intact
form but it can also be readily disassembled into its cellular and molecular
components (eg, lymphoid cell populations and effector molecules), recombined
and modified in various ways, and analyzed in an in vitro or an in vivo setting.
Due to the creative development and application of a wide variety of
experimental protocols, often using new technological platforms and reagents,
vast amounts of new information concerning immune function become available
on a daily basis. Researchers busily scrutinize this information hoping to better
define and understand the networks of cellular and molecular mechanisms that
underlie immunity and inflammation in health and disease.



E. coli in Motion

E. coli in Motion (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)
by Howard C. Berg (Author)

Product details:
* Hardcover: 145 pages
* Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. (Oct 2003)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0387008888
* ISBN-13: 978-0387008882

Book Description:
The bacterium Escherichia coli – E. coli for short – has long been the organism of choice for unraveling biochemical pathways, deciphering the genetic code, learning how DNA is replicated and read, and even for manufacturing proteins of commercial interest. For some thirty years, it also has been a model for studying the molecular biology of behavior. E. coli swims in a purposeful manner, propelled by long thin helical filaments, each driven at its base by a reversible rotary engine. As a microscopic organism immersed in an aqueous environment, it has mastered physical constraints utterly different from any that we know, devising sensors, comparators, and motors on the nanometer scale.

This cross-disciplinary monograph describes these feats in a manner accessible to scientists, engineers, and others not trained in microbiology who would like to learn more about living machines. It treats the history of the subject, the physiology, physics, biochemistry and genetics, largely from first principles. It is all about a small but remarkably sophisticated friend who lives in your gut.

Topics discussed include:
How does E. coli move about?
How do cells decide whether life is getting better or worse?
What is the machinery that makes this behavior possible?
How is the construction of this machinery programmed?
How does this machinery work?
What remains to be discovered?


Friday, January 26, 2007

Apoptosis and Autoimmunity: From Mechanisms to Treatments

Apoptosis and Autoimmunity: From Mechanisms to Treatments
by Joachim Kalden (Editor), Martin Herrmann (Editor)

Product details:
* Hardcover: 392 pages
* Publisher: Wiley-VCH (21 Jan 2003)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 3527304428
* ISBN-13: 978-3527304424

Book Description:
This is the first comprehensive book about the relationship between apoptosis and autoimmune diseases.
It offers a unique up-to-date overview on research results on the defective execution of apoptosis and the incomplete clearance of apoptotic cells. The molecular and cellular mechanisms involved are described in detail. As a possible consequence of apoptotic dysfunction, the development of severe autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus) is discussed. An outlook on future research topics includes the evaluation of novel therapeutic strategies.


Laboratory Exercises in Organismal and Molecular Microbiology

Laboratory Exercises in Organismal and Molecular Microbiology
by Dennis Strete (Author), Steve Alexander (Author), Mary Jane Niles (Author)

Product details:
* Paperback
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (ISE Editions) (1 May 2003)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 0071151249
* ISBN-13: 978-0071151245

Book Description:
A modern general microbiology laboratory manual that combines the procedural details of a laboratory manual with the photographic support of a laboratory atlas. The 46 class-tested laboratory experiments are divided into 9 specialty areas, and the extensive four-color illustration program includes 220 photos and micrographs plus 150 line drawings.

Table of contents
Safety in the Microbiology Laboratory
I Survey of Microscopic Organisms
A The Microscope
1 Structure, Function, and Use of the Microscope
2 Microscopic Comparisons of Microorganisms, PMulticellular arasites, and Microscopic Invertebrates
B Microorganisms
3 MicrobialProkaryotes: Bacteria and Cyanobacteria
4 Microbial Eucaryotes: Fungi
5 Microbial Eucaryotes: Protozoans and Algae
C Multicellular Parasites
6 Flatworms and Roundworms
D Microscopic Invertebrates
7 Zooplankton
8 Disease Vectors
II Staining Techniques
A Morphological Stains
9 Negative Stain
10 Smear Preparation and the Simple Stain
B Differential Stains
11 Gram Stain
12 Acid-fast Stain
C Structural Stains
13 Spore Stain
14 Capsule and Flagella Stains
D Application
15 The Staining Characterization of a Bacterial Unknown
III Bacterial Cultivation
A Aseptic Technique
16 Bacteria and Fungi in the Laboratory Environment: The Necessity of Aseptic Technique
B Culture of Bacteria
17 Preparation and Inoculation of Growth Media
18 Culture Characterization of Bacteria
IV Bacterial Identification
19 Biochemical Tests Used to Identify Bacteria
20 Application: The Identification of a Nonclinical Bacterial Unknown
V Medical Microbiology
A Bacteria of the Human Body
21 Isolation and Identification of Staphylococci from the Skin
22 Isolation and Identification of Streptococci from the Throat
23A Identification of Enteric Bacteria, Including the Intestinal Pathogens Salmonella and Shigella
23B Enterotubes, a Rapid Test System to Identify Enteric Bacteria
24 Isolation and Identification of Bacteria from the Urinary Tract
B Treatment of Bacterial Infections
25 Assessing Antibiotic Effectiveness: The Kirby-Bauer Method
C Application
26 Identification of a Clinical Bacterial Unknown
VI Controlling the Risk and Spread of Bacterial Infections
A Proper Food Handling
27 Killing Bacteria with High Temperature
B Disinfecting Skin and Countertops
28 Skin Disinfection: Evaluating Antiseptics and Hand Sanitizers
29 Cleaning Countertops with Disinfectants
C Testing Drinking Water Safety
30 Bacteriological Examination of Drinking Water Using the MPN Method
VII Bacterial Genetics
A Bacterial Genomic DNA
31 Bacterial DNA Isolation and Southern Analysis
32 Mutagenesis in Bacteria: The Ames Test
B Plasmid DNA
33 Plasmid Isolation and Restriction Mapping
C The Transfer of Drug Resistance
34 Acquiring Antibiotic Resistance Through Bacterial Transformation
35 Acquiring Antibiotic Resistance Through Bacterial Conjugation
VIII Viruses
A The Nature and Characterization of Viruses
36 Viral DNA Fingerprinting
B Virus Propagation
37 Isolation of Bacteriophage from Sewage and Determination of Phage Titer
38 The Virus Infection Cycle: The One-step Growth Curve
39 Infection of Plant Leaves with Tobacco Mosaic Virus
IX Hematology and Serology
A Hematology
40 Identification and Enumeration of White Blood Cells
B Serology
41 Antigen-Antibody Precipitation Reactions and Determination of Antibody Titer
C Serological Techniques
42 Agglutination Reactions: ABO Blood Typing
43 Immunodiffusion: Antigen-Antibody Precipitation Reactions in Gels
44 Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
45 Bacterial Protein Fingerprinting and Western Blotting
46 The Neutralization of Viruses by Antibodies

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Applications of PCR in Mycology

Applications of PCR in Mycology
by P. D. Bridge (Editor), D. K. Arora (Editor), C. A. Reddy (Editor), R. P. Elander (Editor)

Product Details:
* Reading level: Ages 9-12
* Hardcover: 384 pages
* Publisher: CABI Publishing (June 11, 1998)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0851992331
* ISBN-13: 978-0851992334

Book Description:
Since the initial report of the amplification of specific DNA fragments using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in 1985, this technique has revolutionized molecular biology. It enables the production of large quantities of DNA from minute amounts of sample material, which can then be readily analysed. This facility has had an enormous influence on the way both fundamental and diagnostic questions are approached and its use is now considered essential for molecular work in all branches of biology.

The purpose of this book is to highlight the wide-ranging applications of PCR in pure and applied mycology and to increase understanding of its potential benefits. After a brief overview, a group of internationally-renowned mycologists give definitive descriptions of the use of PCR in their own specialized fields. These include fungal gene expression and cloning, taxonomy and speciation, fungal mycobionts, mycorrhizal fungi, entomopathogenic fungi, mycotoxin-producing fungi, diagnosis of fungal infections in animals, seed-borne diseases, fungal/plant interactions and applications with industrially-important fungi. Finally, potential future directions for PCR work in mycology are discussed.

This book is essential reading for researchers and advanced students in all branches of pure and applied mycology and will also be of value to biochemists and biologists interested in molecular techniques.


Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization

Russell, Hugo and Ayliffe's Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization
by Adam Fraise (Editor), P.A. Lambert (Editor), Jean-Yves Maillard (Editor)

Product details:
* Hardcover: 688 pages
* Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd; 4Rev Ed edition (Dec 2003)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 1405101997
* ISBN-13: 978-1405101998

Book Description:
"Highly respected, established text - a definitive reference in its field - covering, in detail, many methods of the elimination or prevention of microbial growth "highly recommended to hospital and research personnel, especially to clinical microbiologists, infectioncontrol and environmental-safety specialists, pharmacists, and dieticians."" - "New England Journal of Medicine". This book: is completely revised and updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in this area; is an updated material on new and emerging technologies, focusing on special problems in hospitals, dentistry, and pharmaceutical practice; gives practical advise on problems of disinfection and antiseptics in hospitals; discusses increasing problems of natural and acquired resistance to antibiotics; contains new contributors that give a fresh approach to the subject and ensure international coverage; offers a systematic review of sterilization methods, with uses and advantages outlined for each; and includes an evaluation of disinfectants and their mechanisms of action.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections

The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections
by M. W. Service (Editor)

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 608 pages
* Publisher: CABI Publishing (January 10, 2002)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0851994733
* ISBN-13: 978-0851994734

Book Description:
This major reference work contains essential information on arthropod-borne infections affecting humans and domesticated animals. The encyclopedia is a key reference source for anyone working in medical and veterinary science, and related fields.

Features of The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections are:
# 150 entries, describing arboviral, viral, bacterial and rickettsial, spirochaetal, protozoal and filarial infections, and the vectors that transmit them
# Information on disease distribution, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, transmission cycles, vector life-cycles, and treatment and control measures
# Figures, tables and photographs illustrate the text
# Following each entry is a selected bibliography, to aid further reading on the topic
# Over 80 different international authors, with expertise in medicine, veterinary science, parasitology, entomology, epidemiology, microbiology, and zoology have contributed to the encyclopedia.

Main Contents
* African horse sickness
* Blackflies
* Cat scratch disease
* Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
* Getah virus disease
* Hepatozoonosis - canine
* Louse-borne typhus
* Malaria - avian
* Malaria - human
* Nairobi sheep disease
* Omsk haemorrhagic fever
* Powassan encephalitis
* Q fever
* Rickettsial pox
* Stratford virus
* Tataguine virus
* Triatomine bugs
* West Nile virus
* Zika virus


Clinical Approach to Infection in the Compromised Host

Clinical Approach to Infection in the Compromised Host
by Robert H. Rubin (Editor), Lowell S. Young (Editor)

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 1000 pages
* Publisher: Springer; 4 edition (June 15, 2002)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0306466937
* ISBN-13: 978-0306466939

Book Description:
This highly anticipated Fourth Edition of a well-regarded resource offers in-depth examinations of the latest developments in the management of infections in the immuno-compromised patient.
Addressing the explosion of research information and clinical approaches that have emerged since the publication of the third edition, world-renowned experts maintain and enhance the lucid and accessible presentations that made the previous editions so popular.
Covering every important aspect of compromised-host infection, this Fourth Edition offers several new features, including:
-discussions on infections that result from hematopoietic stem cell transplantation;
-the most recent developments in the management and prevention of infection in immunocompromised surgical patients;
-a detailed discussion of the management of AIDS;
-up-to-date, critical reviews of the current literature;
-practical management advice incorporating the latest scientific information;
-a variety of perspectives that clarify complex patients care issues faced by the practitioner;
-and much more.
Clinical Approach to Infection in the Compromised Host, Fourth Edition is an indispensable day-to-day guide for infectious disease specialists, public health researchers and administrators, clinical microbiologists, immunologists, hematologists and oncologists, pediatricians, and primary care practitioners working with immunocompromised patients. In recent years, the care of these individuals is increasingly being accomplished by community based practitioners. This book is ideally suited to fulfill the needs of these physicians, in addition to being an invaluable treatise for the subspecialist.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies (Methods in Molecular Medicine)
by Catherine E. Urch (Editor), Andrew J. T. George (Editor)

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 477 pages
* Publisher: Humana Press; 1st edition (August 15, 2000)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0896037983
* ISBN-13: 978-0896037984

Book Description:
A team of experts comprehensively review the theoretical and practical aspects of applying antibodies in both the laboratory and clinic. For general understanding, the book thoroughly introduces the basic science of the antibody molecule, including recombinant engineering. Several novel in vivo applications of therapeutic antibodies are then presented to illustrate their special value in varied clinical settings. For those new to the field, there are readily reproducible methods for generating and purifying antibodies and for modifying them for clinical application. Timely and comprehensive, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Antibodies offers today’s researchers a concise introduction to the field, as well as a highly useful compendium of practical protocols that will greatly facilitate the application of these powerful new diagnostic and therapeutic agents.


Herpes Simplex Virus Protocols

Herpes Simplex Virus Protocols (Methods in Molecular Medicine)
by Alasdair R. Maclean (Editor), S. Moira Brown (Editor)

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 419 pages
* Publisher: Humana Press; 1st edition (January 15, 1998)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0896033473
* ISBN-13: 978-0896033474

Book Description:
An outstanding collection of state-of-the-art experimental methods for herpes virology. These procedures range from the more biological in vivo maneuvers to the purely molecular, and are described in detail by selected experts to ensure reproducibility. Most of the protocols rely on the herpes simplex virus as prototype, so that it then becomes relatively easy to extrapolate and make the necessary modifications required for application to other herpesviruses, especially members of the alpha group, such as PRV and EHV.


Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety

Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety
by William F. Martin, Timothy G. Prothero, John M. Lippitt

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 480 pages
* Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (January 1987)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0750691891
* ISBN-13: 978-0750691895

Book Description:
Hazardous Waste Handbook for Health and Safety is a straightforward approach to protecting the workers who are cleaning up the nation's hazardous waste sites and chemical spills. Supervisors and site inspectors will find this handbook very useful in answering occupational health questions at the work site. This manual covers such topics as site characterization, air monitoring, personal protective equipment, decontamination, site emergencies and more. Numerous health and safety checklists, hazardous chemical data sheets, and personal protective equipment recommendations are presented for field decisions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Isolation Technology: A Practical Guide

Isolation Technology: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 232 pages
* Publisher: CRC; 2 edition (May 21, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0849319447
* ISBN-13: 978-0849319440

Book Description:
The second edition of this invaluable text is an updated source of information for both experienced and beginning professionals worldwide. Drawing on his vast experience in this field, the author provides practical ways to improve product standards, increase operator productivity, efficiency, and safety, and cut costs. He discusses setting up clean rooms and techniques for maintaining sterility and includes case studies, resource listings, and numerous photographs. Topics include technology, transfer methods, design specifications and control systems, project proposals, operation methods, and regulatory affairs.



Saturday, January 20, 2007

Prions and Mad Cow Disease

Prions and Mad Cow Disease
by Brian K. Nunnally (Editor), Ira S. Krull (Editor)

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 413 pages
* Publisher: CRC (October 17, 2003)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0824740831
* ISBN-13: 978-0824740832

Book Description:
The alarm sounded by Canada's recently confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has reaffirmed the exigency of establishing improved safeguards and more aggressive surveillance protocols in North America and around the world. Research converging on the probable causative agent-prion proteins-calls for intensive assessment of the headway gained in tracing prions, testing for transmissible neurodegenerative diseases, and developing methods for cornering the epidemic. Administered by an illustrious panel of 36 international contributors, this timely book marshals techniques for prion protein assay and diagnosis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs).

Book Info:
Eli Lily and Company, Indianapolis, IN. Presents research regarding the infectious agents believed responsible for TSEs which has caused bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease). Discusses chronic wasting disease, TSE striking deer and elk populations, presents measures for surveillance and safety monitoring, and offers models for estimating probabilities of spread.


Fluid Sterilization by Filtration

Fluid Sterilization by Filtration, Third Edition

Product Details:
# Hardcover: 160 pages
# Publisher: CRC; 3rd edition (December 15, 2003)
# Language: English
# ISBN: 0849319773

Book Description
Completely revised and updated, Fluid Sterilization by Filtration, Third Edition discusses the use of gas and fluid filtration systems in sterilization technology. Packed with information useful to both the novice and the expert, it includes line-drawing illustrations, filtration setups, and plots of math functions illustrating fluid flows through filter media built from a random packing of solids. The book provides in-depth discussions of general filtration, specific membranes used in filtration, integrity testing, earlier filtration steps, and cross-flow filtration. It also includes a useful, updated appendix of worldwide contacts and many sources for equipment, supplies, and information.



Friday, January 19, 2007

Manual of Diagnostic Antibodies for Immunohistology

Manual of Diagnostic Antibodies for Immunohistology
by Anthony S-.Y. Leong (Author), F.Joel W-.M. Leong (Author), Kumarasen Cooper (Author)

Product details
* Hardcover: 400 pages
* Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media Ltd (12 Jan 2002)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 1841101001
* ISBN-13: 978-1841101002

Book Info:
The rapid acceptance of immunohistochemistry as an important and even indispensable adjunct to morphological examination and diagnosis requires the modern anatomical pathology laboratory to be conversant with, and proficient in, immunostaining procedures, as well as methods of tissue processing and antigen retrieval and the underlying characteristics of the increasing number of antibodies and antisera available. This fully revised, expanded and updated edition provides a comprehensive list of antisera and monoclonal antibodies that have useful diagnostic applications in tissue sections and cell preparations. Various clones, which are commercially available to detect the same antigen, are listed and the sensitivities and specificities of the antibodies are discussed. Importantly, the authors, all pathologists with a wealth of experience in immunostaining procedures, provide fully referenced details and expert advice on each reagent, with the reader will find invaluable. Finally, the appendices provide easily accessible and clear summaries of selected antibody panels for specific diagnostic situations, details of heat-induced antigen/epitope retrieval (including the use of microwaves) and a useful reference to the websites of the main antibody suppliers.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Emerging Viruses in Human Populations

Emerging Viruses in Human Populations, Volume 16
Perspectives in Medical Virology)
by Edward Tabor

Product Details:
* Hardcover: 374 pages
* Publisher: Elsevier Science (January 30, 2007)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0444520740
* ISBN-13: 978-0444520746

Book Description:
Infectious diseases are an ever present threat to humans. In recent years, the threat of these emerging viruses has been greater than ever before in human history, due in large part to global travel by larger numbers of people, and to a lesser extent to disruptions in the interface between developed and undeveloped areas. The emergence of new deadly viruses in human populations during recent decades has confirmed this risk. They remain the third leading cause of deaths in the US and the second world-wide.

Emerging Viruses in Human Populations provides a comprehensive review of viruses that are emerging or that threaten to emerge among human populations in the twenty-first century. It discusses the apprehension over emerging viruses that has intensified due to concerns about bioterrorism.
* Presents the history of emerging viruses
* Includes chapters on SARS, Pandemic Threat of Avian Influenza Viruses, West Nile Virus, Monkeypox Virus, Hantavirus, Nipah Virus and Hendra Virus, Japanese Encephalitis Virus, Dengue and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses
* Discusses surveillance for newly emerging diseases.



Acne For Dummies

Acne For Dummies
by Herbert P. M.D. Goodheart

Product Details:
* Paperback: 312 pages
* Publisher: For Dummies (January 4, 2006)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0471746983
* ISBN-13: 978-0471746980

Book Description
Clear up acne misconceptions and get effective treatment!

Pimples. Blemishes. Zits. Spots. Whatever you call them, they aren't pretty. But these days, there are lots of treatments. In this friendly guide, a dermatologist explains how you can clear up your complexion, whether you're a teenager or an adult, complete with color photos to help you identify your skin condition. From purchasing over-the-counter products to visiting a dermatologist, find the answers you need for optimal skin care.

Discover how to

* Understand your type of acne
* Assess your treatment options
* Safely use prescription medications, including Accutane®
* Get treatment for scarring
* Clear up rosacea, razor bumps, and other acne impostors

About the Author
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Dr. Goodheart is the author of Goodheart’s Photoguide of Common Skin Disorders, Diagnosis and Management, a clinical guide to assist the primary care provider and dermatologist-in-training in the identification and treatment of common skin disorders. The book, which is in its second edition, was a unanimous choice for first prize in dermatology at the annual British Medical Association Book Awards for 2004. He also is a contributing editor of Women’s Health in Primary Care, a medical journal for physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Dr. Goodheart’s monthly column, “Dermatology Rounds,” provides information on the wide spectrum of skin disorders affecting women.



Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Diseases and Disorders - Acne

Diseases and Disorders - Acne (Diseases and Disorders)
by Barbara Sheen

Product Details
* Board book: 96 pages
* Publisher: Lucent Books; 1 edition (February 6, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1590183452
* ISBN-13: 978-1590183458

Book Description
Acne is a common skin disease that affects 85 percent of American teens, as well as many adults. More serious than many people believe, acne can leave people with permanent physical and emotional scars. This book explains what causes acne, how it is treated, as well as detailing ways to cope with the condition.

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The Trypanosomiases

The Trypanosomiases
by Ian Maudlin (Editor), Peter H. Holmes (Editor), Michael A. Miles (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 632 pages
* Publisher: CABI Publishing (October 7, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 085199475X
* ISBN-13: 978-0851994758

Book Description
This reference work gives comprehensive coverage of the biology and control of African, Asian and South American trypanosomiasis in man and animals. It describes recent research developments in the biology and molecular biology of trypanosomes and their vectors, and methods in diagnosis and control, such as tsetse trapping. Different sections of the book are devoted to biology of trypanosomes, vector biology, epidemiology and diagnosis, pathogenesis, disease impact, chemotherapy and disease control, and vector control. Leading experts from Europe, North and South America, and Africa have contributed to the book.



Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The ELISA Guidebook

The ELISA Guidebook (Methods in Molecular Biology)

Product Details
»Book Publisher: Humana Press (August, 2000)
»ISBN: 0896037282
»Book author: John R. Crowther

Book Description:
John R. Crowther provides today’s premier practical guide to the understanding and application of ELISA. Updating and greatly expanding his widely appreciated earlier publication, ELISA Theory and Practice (1995), this important work introduces chapters on such major new topics as checkerboard titrations, quality control of testing, kit production and control, novel monoclonal antibodies, validation of assays, statistical requirements for data examination, and epidemiological considerations. With its numerous worked examples, detailed instructions, and extensive illustrations, The ELISA Guidebook offers a powerful synthesis of all the basic concepts and practical experimental details investigators need to understand, develop, and apply the new ELISA methodology successfully in day-to-day basic and clinical research.



Antiviral Agents, Vaccines and Immunotherapies

Antiviral Agents, Vaccines and Immunotherapies (Infectious Disease and Therapy)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 440 pages
* Publisher: Informa Healthcare (October 20, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0824754085
* ISBN-13: 978-0824754082

Book Description
Unlike any other source on the subject, Antiviral Agents, Vaccines, and Immunotherapies analyzes the benefits and limitations of every available drug, vaccine, and immunotherapy utilized in the prevention and control of viral diseases. This reference provides in-depth reviews of more than 50 drugs and antiviral agents for HIV, human herpesviruses, human papillomaviruses (HPV), influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis B, and analyzes their mechanisms of action, dosage, side effects, and drug resistance. The book also provides an overview of the use of immunoglobulins and monoclonal antibodies for antiviral use and supplies extensive references, tables, and figures throughout the text.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Introduction to Medical Immunology

Introduction to Medical Immunology
by Gabriel Virella (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 651 pages
* Publisher: Marcel Dekker; 4th edition (January 15, 1998)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 082479897X
* ISBN-13: 978-0824798970

Book Info
This extensively revised Fourth Edition continues to be the only textbook presenting a balanced discussion of basic and clinical immunology concepts from a medical perspective - now emphasizing mechanisms involved in the activation and down regulation of lymphocytes, immunopathological processes, and the modulation of the immune response.

Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston. Introductory textbook for medical students integrating basic and clinical science. This edition is written in outline format. 14 U.S. contributors. DNLM: Immunity.





Cell Migration in Inflammation and Immunity

Cell Migration in Inflammation and Immunity: Methods and Protocols
by Daniel D'Ambrosio (Editor), Francesco Sinigaglia (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 288 pages
* Publisher: Humana Press (October 2003)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1588291022
* ISBN-13: 978-1588291028

Book Info
Leading cell biologists and immunologists present their most useful and innovative techniques for studying the molecular and cellular basis of cell migration in the inflammatory process. The authors provide a series of focused, cutting-edge techniques proceeding from the in vitro analysis of cell migration and the molecular mechanisms underlying this process, to methodologies for the analysis of cell migration in vivo. Experimental approaches useful in establishing the role of cell migration in the pathogenesis of both acute and chronic inflammatory diseases are emphasized. Methods for the analysis of rapid leukocyte adhesion under flow conditions in vitro are described, which may prove especially fruitful for scientists exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying vascular recognition and leukocyte–endothelium interaction. Each fully tested protocol includes an introduction explaining the principle behind the technique, equipment and reagent lists, and tips on troubleshooting and how to avoid known pitfalls.



Sunday, January 14, 2007

Inflammation Protocols

Inflammation Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)
by Paul G. Winyard (Editor), D. A. Willoughby (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 378 pages
* Publisher: Humana Press (April 2003)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0896039706
* ISBN-13: 978-0896039704

Book Info
Univ. of Exeter and Plymouth, UK. Text covers techniques for evaluating inflammatory disease processes and for discovering new drugs for treating chronic human inflammatory diseases. For experimental and clinical researchers. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

Part I. In Vitro Systems for Studying Aspects of the Inflammatory Response and Testing Antiinflammatory Drugs

Key Stages in the Acute Inflammatory Response and Their Relevance as Therapeutic Targets: Introduction to Part 1
Paul G. Winyard

IkB Kinase and NF-kB Signaling in Response to Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines
Mireille Delhase

Screening for Inhibitors of Transcription Factors, Using Luciferase Reporter Gene Expression in Transfected Cells
Deborah Phippard and Anthony M. Manning

Adhesion Molecule Expression on Cytokine-Stimulated Human Endothelial Cells
Susan L. Cuvelier and Kamala D. Patel

Phagocytosis by Inflammatory Phagocytes: Experimental Strategies for Stimulation and Quantification
M. Rachel Morris, Sharon Dewitt, Iraj Laffafian, and Maurice B. Hallett

Cytosolic Ca2+ Measurement and Imaging in Inflammatory Cells
Sharon Dewitt, Iraj Laffafian, M. Rachel Morris, and Maurice B. Hallett

Detection and Visualization of Oxidase Activity in Phagocytes
Maurice B. Hallett, Caroline Cole, and Sharon Dewitt

Measurement of Complement Activation
Tom Eirik Mollnes

Measurement of Matrix Metalloproteinase Activities in the Medium of Cultured Synoviocytes Using Zymography
Linda Troeberg and Hideaki Nagase

Measurement of Aggrecanase-Generated Interglobular Domain Catabolites in the Medium and Extracts of Cartilage Explants Using Western Blot Analysis
Clare E. Hughes, Christopher B. Little, and Bruce Caterson

In Vitro Model of Human Articular Cartilage Degradation
William D. Shingleton

Part II. In Vivo Models of Inflammation

In Vivo Models of Inflammation: Introduction to Part 2
Derek A. Willoughby

Carrageenan-Induced Paw Edema in the Rat and Mouse
Christopher J. Morris

Pleural Models of Inflammation: Immune and Nonimmune
Adrian R. Moore

Models of Acute Inflammation in the Ear
Miklós Gábor

Migration of Specific Leukocyte Subsets in Response to Cytokine or Chemokine Application In Vivo
Mauro Perretti and Stephen J. Getting

Inflammatory Joint Disease: Clinical, Histological, and Molecular Parameters of Acute and Chronic Inflammation and Tissue Destruction
Nancy L. McCartney-Francis, James Chan, and Sharon M. Wahl

The Assessment of Inflammation, Cartilage Matrix, and Bone Loss in Experimental Monoarticular Arthritis of the Rat
Michael P. Seed

Collagen-Induced Arthritis
Adrian R. Moore

Air-Pouch Models of Inflammation and Modifications for the Study of Granuloma-Mediated Cartilage Degradation
Paul Colville-Nash and Toby Lawrence

Quantitative Analysis of Angiogenesis Using the Murine Chronic Granulomatous Air Pouch
Chandan A. S. Alam

Models of Coronary Artery Occlusion and Reperfusion for the Discovery of Novel Antiischemic and Antiinflammatory Drugs for the Heart
Nicole S. Wayman, Michelle C. McDonald, Prabal K. Chatterjee, and Christoph Thiemermann

Assessment of Anticolitic Drugs in the Trinitrobenzene Sulfonic Acid (TNBS) Rat Model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Brendan J. R. Whittle, Maryan Cavicchi, and Dominique Lamarque

An In Vivo Model of Ischemia/Reperfusion and Inflammation of the Kidneys of the Rat
Prabal K. Chatterjee and Christoph Thiemermann

In Vivo Models of Inflammation: Immune Rejection and Skin Transplantation In Vivo
Isabelle Binet and Kathryn J. Wood

Wound Healing: A Model of Dermal Wound Repair
Annette Tomlinson and Mark W. J. Ferguson

Part III. Pharmacodynamic Endpoints in Experimental Models and in Clinical Studies in Humans

An Iconoclastic Approach to Pharmacodynamics in Model Systems: Their Relevance to Humans: Introduction to Part 3
David R. Blake and Gordon J. Taylor

A Reply to “An Iconoclastic Approach to Pharmacodynamics in Model Systems: Their Relevance to Humans”
Derek A. Willoughby

Quantifying Inflammation In Vivo Using Radiolabeled Antibodies and Leukocytes
Diane Marshall and Dorian O. Haskard

Immunoperoxidase Histochemistry for the Detection of Cellular Adhesion Molecule, Cytokine, and Chemokine Expression in the Arthritic Synovium
Zoltan Szekanecz and Alisa E. Koch

Roles of Nitric Oxide and Superoxide in Inflammation
Daniela Salvemini, Harry Ischiropoulos, and Salvatore Cuzzocrea

Analysis of Nitrite and Nitrate in the Study of Inflammation
Claire A. Davies, Sophie A. Rocks, Meg C. O'Shaughnessy, David Perrett, and Paul G. Winyard

In Vivo Assays for COX-2
Chi-Chung Chan

Measurement of 8-epi-PGF2a as a Marker of Lipid Peroxidation In Vivo by Immunoaffinity Extraction and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Nitin K. Gopaul and Erik E. Änggård

Laboratory Assessment of the Acute Phase Response: Using CRP as a Model, Robert F. Ritchie and Thomas B. Ledue

Assays of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and MMP Inhibitors: Bioassays and Immunoassays Applicable to Cell Culture Medium, Serum, and Synovial Fluid
Jon B. Catterall and Tim E. Cawston



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Handbook of Media for Clinical Microbiology

Handbook of Media for Clinical Microbiology, Second Edition
by Atlas M. (Author)

Product details
* Hardcover: 544 pages
* Publisher: CRC Press Inc (17 May 2006)
* Language English
* ISBN-10: 084933795X
* ISBN-13: 978-0849337956

Book Info:
While evolving molecular diagnostic methods are being heralded for the role they will play in improving our ability to cultivate and identify bacteria, fungi, and viruses, the reality is that those new methods are still beyond the technical and financial reach of most clinical laboratories. Most clinical microbiology laboratories still rely upon culture methods for the identification of microorganisms of medical importance. The newest edition of the "Handbook of Media for Clinical Microbiology" addresses the needs of clinical microbiology laboratories and infectious disease researchers. Authored by Ronald Atlas and James Snyder, who over the years have built solid reputations among researchers for their exceptionally reliable media handbooks, this volume gives microbiologists in clinical and medical laboratories the reference they need to quickly and effectively deal with the modern challenges shaping the field. Organized for a fast-paced environment, this fully updated Second Edition provides clinical diagnostic laboratories with an easy-to-use reference for those routine and specialized media employed in the cultivation of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Almost 1,650 media are described in this edition, among them many newly developed media designed for the rapid detection and identification of disease-causing microorganisms, including those responsible for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. It describes media designed to cultivate and identify Escherichia coli O157:H7, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. It also includes chromogenic or fluorogenic substrates that permit the rapid detection of specific pathogens critical to the diagnosis of individuals with specific infectious diseases. The Handbook provides a compilation of the formulations, methods of preparation, and applications for media used in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Listings are alphabetical, and each includes medium composition, instruction for preparation, commercial sources, and intended uses. This highly useful resource also discusses the role of the clinical laboratory in the diagnosis of infectious diseases and the process for detecting infectious diseases, including specimen receipt, media selection, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and biosafety considerations. It includes media for the cultivation of emerging and re-emerging pathogens and bioterrorism threat agents.



Saturday, January 13, 2007

In Situ Hybridization Protocols

In Situ Hybridization Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)
by K. H. Andy Choo (Editor)

Product Details
* Paperback: 497 pages
* Publisher: Humana Press; Spiral edition (September 1994)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0896032809
* ISBN-13: 978-0896032804

Table of Contents

Preparation of Human Chromosomal Painting Probes from Somatic Cell Hybrids. Reverse Chromosome Painting. FISH Detection on DAPI Banded Chromosomes. Generation of Alphoid DNA Probes for Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction. In Situ Hybridization Using Synthetic Oligomers as Probes for Centromere and Telomere Repeats. Mapping Human YAC Clones by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization using Alu-PCR from Single Yeast Colonies. FISH of Alu-PCR Amplified YAC Clones and Applications in Tumor Cytogenetics. Primed In Situ (PRINS) Labeling of DNA. Free Chromatin Mapping by FISH. Use of DNA-HALO Preparations for High-Resolution DNA In Situ Hybridization. In Situ Hybridization of Meiotic Prophase Chromosomes. Strand-Specific Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization for Determining Orientation and Direction of DNA Sequences. Radioactive In Situ Hybridization to Replication-banded Chromosomes. Gene Mapping Using 3H-labeled Heterologous Probes. Dual-Label Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Detection of Individual Chromosomes in Sperm Using Ejaculated Semen. In Situ hybridization to Drosophila Polytene Chromosomes. In Situ Hybridization to Polytene Chromosomes of Drosophila Melanogaster and Other Dipteran Species. Microsurgical Isolation of Native Polytene Chromosomes of Drosophila Melanogaster for the In Situ Observation of Conformation and Distribution of Molecules. PCR In Situ Hybridization. Detection of Virus Nucleic Acids by Radioactive and Nonisotopic In Situ Hybridization. Detection of Viral Genomes. Primed In Situ (PRINS) Labeling of RNA. Hybridization Histochemistry Using Radiolabeled Oligodeoxyribonucleotide Probes. mRNA In Situ Hybridization to In Vitro Cultured Cells. Quantitative In Situ Hybridization Using Radioactive Probes in the Study of Gene Expression in Heterocellular Systems. Tissue Distribution of Gene Expression in Mammalian Development. Subcellular Location of mRNA by Electron Microscope Hybridization Histochemistry. Principle of Digital Imaging Microscopy. Application of In Situ Hybridization for the Detection of Virus Nucleic Acids. Positional Cloning and Multicolor In Situ Hybridization: Principles and Protocols. Characterization of Constitutive Marker Chromosomes in Humans. Index.



Human Microbiology

Human Microbiology (Lifelines)
by Simon Hardy

Product Details
* Paperback: 240 pages
* Publisher: CRC; 1st edition (September 2002)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0415241685
* ISBN-13: 978-0415241687

Book Description:
This text provides a concise review of the biology of the three important groups of micro-organisms that infect humans: bacteria, viruses and fungi. It examines the biology of micro-organisms that infect humans, and considers the key features that characterize micro-organisms that cause illness and those that do not. It concentrates attention on the underlying principles that determine why certain microbes are harmful and places this behaviour in terms of the biology of parasitism in general. Human Microbiology is not intended to cover all aspects of general microbiology and does not catalogue the entire canon of infectious agents, but it demystifies the increasing reportage of human infections.


Friday, January 12, 2007

Images Of Disease CD-ROM

Images Of Disease CD-ROM

This CD-Rom contains a lot of pictures, Pathological Speicemen, Histologic Slides, Roentgen and CT images.

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Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Product Details
»Book Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company (January, 2004)
»ISBN: 072160241X
»Book author: Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman

Book Description:
The 2nd of this popular text emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles of human immunology that students need to know, without overwhelming them with extraneous material. It leads the reader to a firm understanding of basic principles, using full-color illustrations; short, easy-to-read chapters; color tables that summarize key information clinical cases; and much more-all in a conveniently sized volume that’s easy to carry. The New Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many advances that are expanding our understanding of the field.


Thursday, January 11, 2007

Marine Parasitology

Marine Parasitology
by Klaus Rohde

Product Details
* Hardcover: 592 pages
* Publisher: CSIRO Publishing (October 2005)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0643090258
* ISBN-13: 978-0643090255

Book Description:
Written by an international team of contributors, this work provides the definitive review of marine parasites of the world. Initial chapters review the diversity and basic biology of the different groups of marine parasites worldwide and provide illustrations of the various groups. For each group the book discusses details of morphology, life cycles, infection mechanisms, and effects on hosts. Later chapters cover the ecology and importance of marine parasites. Topics discussed include the behavioural aspects of parasitism, ecology, evolution and zoogeography as well as the economic, environmental and medical importance of marine parasites. The book gives readers a general background to each topic, along with up-to-date reviews of novel concepts and cutting-edge research.



The Microbiology of Anaerobic Digesters

The Microbiology of Anaerobic Digesters (Wastewater Microbiology Series)

Product Details
»Book Publisher: Wiley-Interscience (18 August, 2003)
»ISBN: 0471206938
»Book author: Michael H. Gerardi

Book Description:
Anaerobic digestion is a biochemical degradation process that converts complex organic material, such as animal manure, into methane and other byproducts. Part of the author’s Wastewater Microbiology series, Microbiology of Anareboic Digesters eschews technical jargon to deliver a practical, how-to guide for wastewater plant operators.



Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Clinical Transfusion Medicine

Clinical Transfusion Medicine
by Joseph Sweeney, Yvonne Rizk

Product Details
* Spiral-bound: 170 pages
* Publisher: Landes Bioscience; Spiral edition (August 1, 1999)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1570594945
* ISBN-13: 978-1570594946

Book Description
This handbook focuses on the fundamentals in clinical transfusion. Technical detail is intentionally omitted in order to allow the reader to grasp the most important information within the shortest time. Specific guidance on the management of different clinical situations is the objective in order to facilitate clinical desision making.

This book fills a void between the minimal information in general textbooks of Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology, etc. and the more detailed texts available in the field of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine.

The value of this book is the ability to grasp salient features regarding current issues and clinical decision making. Background informaiton is minimal and given only when its omission would obsucre understanding. When more detail is needed, reference texts or other sources of information are suggested.

Book Info
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Discusses clinical problems as they relate to decision making regarding blood transfusion. For residents, students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Chapters are thumbed-tabbed. Trim size: 8 x 5 inches. Wire-spiral binding. DNLM: Blood Transfusion Handbooks.


Nematode Behaviour

Nematode Behaviour
by Randy Gaugler (Editor), Anwar L. Bilgrami (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 444 pages
* Publisher: CABI Publishing (September 16, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0851998186
* ISBN-13: 978-0851998183

Book Description
Netamode worms are among the most ubiquitous organisms on earth. They include free-living forms as wel as parasites of plants, insects, humans and other animals. Netamode behavior is a key issue in understanding of these ways of life or parasitic relationships. This book provides a unique, comprehensive review of current knowledge of the behavior of netamodes. All of the key topics such as locomotion and orientation, feeding and reproductive behavior, and biotic and abiotic interactions are reviewed. Written by leading authorities from the USA, UK, India and New Zealand, it brings together a wide range of disciplines and will attract a broad readership.


Tuesday, January 9, 2007

How the Immune System Works

How the Immune System Works
by Lauren M. Sompayrac

Product Details:
* Paperback: 144 pages
* Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Professional; 2 edition (December 1, 2002)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 063204702X
* ISBN-13: 978-0632047024

Book Description:
Not just another immunology book, Blackwell now offers the 2nd edition of How the Immune System Works. Written in the same offbeat, "lecture-style" you're familiar with, the second edition provides a perfect introduction to the essential principles of the immune system, covered in 9 humorous but highly informative "lectures." Perfect as exam-prep review or an enjoyable overview of a difficult subject.

This revised edition features:
· New updates on the Pathophysiology of immunology
· System-based approach that examines immunology as a system
· Unique and engaging style for quick and easy learning.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Lecture 1. An Overview
Lecture 2. The Innate Immune System
Lecture 3. B Cells and Antibodies
Lecture 4. MHC Molecules and Antigen Presentation
Lecture 5. T Cells and Cytokines
Lecture 6. Lymphoid Organs and Lymphocyte Trafficking
Lecture 7. Tolerance Induction and MHC Restriction

Lecture 8. Immunopathology - The Immune System Gone Wrong
Lecture 9. Cancer and the Immune System



Modern Microbial Genetics

Modern Microbial Genetics

Product Details
»Book Publisher: Wiley-Liss (07 February, 2002)
»ISBN: 0471386650
»Book author: Uldis N. Streips, Ronald E. Yasbin

Book Description:
In accordance with its predecessor, the completely revised and expanded Second Edition of Modern Microbial Genetics focuses on how bacteria and bacteriophage arrange and rearrange their genetic material through mutation, evolution, and genetic exchange to take optimal advantage of their environment.
The text is divided into three sections: DNA Metabolism, Genetic Response, and Genetic Exchange. The first addresses how DNA replicates, repairs itself, and recombines, as well as how it may be manipulated. The second section is devoted to how microorganisms interact with their environment, including chapters on sporulation and stress shock, and the final section contains the latest information on classic exchange mechanisms such as transformation and conjugation.
Chapters include:
* Gene Expression and Its Regulation
* Single-Stranded DNA Phages
* Genetic Tools for Dissecting Motility and Development of Myxococcus xanthus
* Molecular Mechanism of Quorum Sensing
* Transduction in Gram-Negative Bacteria
* Genetic Approaches in Bacteria with No Natural Genetic Systems
The editors also cultivate an attention to global regulatory systems throughout the book, elucidating how certain genes and operons in bacteria, defined as regulons, network and cooperate to suit the needs of the bacterial cell. With clear appreciation for the impact of molecular genomics, this completely revised and updated edition proves that Modern Microbial Genetics remains the benchmark text in its field.


Saturday, January 6, 2007

Principles of Immunopharmacology

Principles of Immunopharmacology
by Frans P. Nijkamp (Editor), Michael J. Parnham (Editor)

Product Details
* Paperback: 662 pages
* Publisher: Birkhauser; 2 edition (December 22, 2005)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 3764358041
* ISBN-13: 978-3764358044

Book Description
This textbook provides a unique support in gaining essential knowledge on the immune response, its diagnosis and its modification by drugs and chemicals. The first section of the book, covering a basic introduction to immunology and its relevance for human disease, has been updated to accommodate new immunological concepts. The second section on immunodiagnostics has been further expanded to describe widely used molecular techniques and is followed by a systematic coverage of drugs affecting the immune system, revised to cover recent developments. The book concludes with a chapter on immunotoxicology. This second edition continues the unique format dealing with four related topics in a single volume, obviating the need to refer to several different textbooks. New aids to the reader include a two-column format, glossaries of technical terms and appendix reference tables. The emphasis on illustrations is maintained from the first edition.

Book Info
Universiteit te Utrecht, The Netherlands. Provides a basic understanding of immunological mechanisms, a review of immunodiagnostic tools, and a description of the main pharmacological agents which modify the immune response. For physicians, researchers, and also students with some knowledge of immunology. Softcover. DNLM: Immunity--drug effects. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.



Tropical and Parasitic Infections in the Intensive Care Unit

Tropical and Parasitic Infections in the Intensive Care Unit (Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases)
by Charles Feldman (Editor), George A. Sarosi (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 232 pages
* Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (November 12, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0387233792
* ISBN-13: 978-0387233796

Book Description

In the past, many tropical and parasitic infections were confined to tropical areas of the world located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. However, with the increase in air travel and tourism and the changing patterns of immigration, an increasing number of individuals are coming into contact with these infectious agents and transmission across the world has been enhanced.

Tropical and Parasitic Infections in the Intensive Care Unit provides an international perspective on this topic and an overview of those infections that may cause critical illness.

Charles Feldman, MB BCh., PhD, FRCP, FCP (SA) is a Professor of Pulmonology, Chief Physician and Head, Pulmonology Division of the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa.

George Sarosi, MD is the Chief, Medical Service at Roudebush VA Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indian.



Friday, January 5, 2007

Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy

Viral Vectors for Gene Therapy: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Medicine)
by Curtis A. Machida (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 550 pages
* Publisher: Humana Press (November 2002)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1588290190
* ISBN-13: 978-1588290199

Book Info
Oregon Health & Science Univ., Portland, OR. Text provides basic tools needed for design targeted gene delivery vectors, and an understanding of how to apply viral vectors to the treatment of genetic disorders. Includes step-by-step methods, vectors from major categories, guidance on the selection, and examples. DNLM: Genetic Vectors.


Principles And Practice Of Clinical Virology

Principles And Practice Of Clinical Virology
by Arie J. Zuckerman (Editor), Jangu E. Banatvala (Editor), J. R. Pattison (Editor), Paul Griffiths (Editor), Barry Schoub (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 912 pages
* Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5 edition (June 25, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0470843381
* ISBN-13: 978-0470843383

Book Description
The knowledge and practice of clinical virology continues to expand. This new fifth edition has thirty-six comprehensive chapters, each of which has been extensively revised or rewritten, with the addition of new colour plates.

This updated version takes into account knowledge accumulated in molecular biology with its applications for laboratory diagnosis, immunisation and antiviral chemotherapy. Each chapter highlights the clinical features and epidemiological patterns of infection. Similarly, in response to the global concern of the threat posed by new viruses, a new chapter on Emerging Infections is included.

There is also new material on Hospital Acquired Infections, including some advice relating to SARS, that will be of benefit to those dealing with the day-to-day management of patients in hospital.

Table of Contents:
Diagnostic Approaches (K Jeffrey and D. Pillay).
The Herpesviridae (G. Cleator and P. Klapper).
Hepatitis Viruses (T. Harrison, et al.).
Viruses Associated with Acute Diarrhoeal Disease (U. Desselberger and J. Gray).
Influenza (C. Potter).
Parainfluenza Viruses (S. Psarras et al)).
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (C. Hall).
Adenoviruses (M. Echavarria).
Rhinoviruses (N. Papadopoulos and S. Johnston).
Coronaviruses and Toroviruses (D. Cavanagh).
Measles (S. Schneider-Schaulies and V. ter Meulen).
Rubella (J. Best and J. Banatvala).
Mumps (P. Leinikki).
Enteroviruses (P. Minor and P Muir).
Poxviruses (I. Damon et al).
Alphaviruses (G. Lloyd).
Flaviviruses (B. Schoub and N. Blackburn).
Bunyaviridae (R. Swanepoel).
Arenaviruses (C. Howard).
Filoviruses (S. Fisher-Hoch).
Rabies and other Lyssavirus Infections(M. Warrell).
Papillomaviruses (D. McCance).
Human Polyomaviruses (K. Dörries).
Human Parvoviruses (K. Brown).
Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (R. Weiss, et al.).
The Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Viruses (G. Taylor).
Human Prion Diseases (J. Collinge).
GBV-C and TTV (S. Hino).
Emerging Virus Infections (B. Mahy).
Hospital-acquired Infections.
A Infections Acquired via the Blood-borne Route (A. Tilzey).
Infections Acquired via Other Routes (P. Rice).




Thursday, January 4, 2007

Mobile Genetic Elements

Mobile Genetic Elements: Protocols and Genomic Applications (Methods in Molecular Biology)
by Wolfgang J. Miller (Editor), Pierre Capy (Editor)

Product Details
* Hardcover: 300 pages
* Publisher: Humana Press (April 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1588290077
* ISBN-13: 978-1588290076

Book Description:
Transposable elements (TEs), DNA sequences that can move from one chromosome location to another, are found in all living organisms. Here experts take you step-by-step through their most successful transposon-based protocols and strategies for studying genome structure, function and evolution. Such TE-derived techniques have been used for a variety of purposes, ranging from mutagenesis, gene slicing, transgenesis, and polymorphic marker systems. These readily-reproducible techniques cover a broad range, including mutagenesis, transgenesis, gene slicing, and molecular systematics. In particular, there are a series of DNA hybridisation methods for analysing the distribution and dynamics of mobile DNA at the host’s genomic level, techniques for studying LTR retrotransposons in heterologous host systems and mutagenesis protocols for investigating gene functions in a broad range of organisms.


Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology

Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology
by Stephen H. Gillespie and Peter Hawkey

Product Details
* Hardcover: 620 pages
* Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2 edition (March 10, 2006)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0470849762
* ISBN-13: 978-0470849767

Book Description:
Since the first edition of Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology in 1997, there has been a revolution in the discipline of microbiology. The availability of whole genome sequences has transformed our understanding of bacterial genetics, while new technologies such as proteomics and transcriptomics have greatly enhanced our insight into pathogenicity.

The application of computers to this stream of knowledge has enabled microbiologists to see pathogens in a new way and develop new theories explaining the pathogenesis of infection and to identify new targets for anti-microbial chemotherapy.

In this new, Second Edition, internationally recognised editors and contributors comprehensively describe the various aspects of clinical bacteriology.

Each chapter has been updated to include the most recent information and expanded to include more thorough treatment of the relevant drugs, molecular diagnosis and infection control.

Table of Contents:
List of Contributors.



1 Beta-Haemolytic Streptococci (Androulla Efstratiou, Shiranee Sriskandan, Theresa Lamagni and Adrian Whatmore).
2 Oral and Other Non-Beta-Haemolytic Streptococci (Roderick McNab and Theresa Lamagni).
3 Streptococcus pneumoniae (Indran Balakrishnan).
4 Enterococcus spp. (Esteban C. Nannini and Barbara E. Murray).
5 Staphylococcus aureus (Sharon Peacock).
6 Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci (Roger G. Finch).


7 Corynebacterium spp. (Aruni De Zoysa and Androulla Efstratiou).
8 Listeria and Erysipelothrix spp. (Kevin G. Kerr).
9 Bacillus spp. and Related Genera (Niall A. Logan and Marina Rodríguez-Díaz).
10 Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Stephen H. Gillespie).
11 Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (Stephen H. Gillespie).
12 Aerobic Actinomycetes (Stephen H. Gillespie).


13 Moraxella catarrhalis and Kingella kingae (Alex van Belkum and Cees M. Verduin).
14 Neisseria meningitidis (Dlawer A. A. Ala’Aldeen and David P. J. Turner).
15 Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Catherine A. Ison).
16 Acinetobacter spp. (Peter Hawkey and Eugenie Bergogne-Berezin).
17 Haemophilus spp. (Derrick W. Crook and Derek W. Hood).
18 Bordetella spp. (Qiushui He, Jussi Mertsola and Matti K. Viljanen).
19 Brucella spp. (Edward J. Young).
20 Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (Brian Henderson and Derren Ready).
21 Francisella tularensis (Petra C. F. Oyston).
22 Rickettsia spp. (James G. Olson, Franca R. Jones and Patrick J. Blair).
23 Bartonella spp. (J. M. Rolain and D. Raoult).
24 Mycoplasma spp. (Christiane Bébéar, Sabine Pereyre and Cécile M. Bébéar).
25 Chlamydia spp. and Related Organisms (S. J. Furrows and G. L. Ridgway).
26 Tropheryma whipplei (F. Fenollar and D. Raoult).
27 Identification of Enterobacteriaceae (Peter M. Hawkey).
28 Escherichia coli and Shigella spp. (Christopher L. Baylis, Charles W. Penn, Nathan M. Thielman, Richard L. Guerrant, Claire Jenkins and Stephen H. Gillespie).
29 Salmonella spp. (Claire Jenkins and Stephen H. Gillespie).
30 Klebsiella, Citrobacter, Enterobacter and Serratia spp. (C. Anthony Hart).
31 Donovanosis and Klebsiella spp. (John Richens).
32 Proteus, Providencia and Morganella spp. (Peter M. Hawkey).
33 Yersinia spp. (M. B. Prentice).
34 Vibrio spp. (Tom Cheasty).
35 Aeromonas and Plesiomonas spp. (Alpana Bose).
36 Pseudomonas and Burkholderia spp. (Tyrone L. Pitt and Andrew J. H. Simpson).
37 Legionella spp. (T. G. Harrison).
38 Coxiella burnetii (James G. Olson, Franca R. Jones and Patrick J. Blair).


39 Leptospira spp. (P. N. Levett).
40 Helicobacter spp. and Related Organisms (Peter J. Jenks).
41 Campylobacter and Arcobacter spp. (Diane E. Taylor and Monika Keelan).
42 Treponemes (Andrew J. L. Turner).
43 Borrelia spp. (Sudha Pabbatireddy and Benjamin J. Luft).


44 Anaerobic Cocci (D. A. Murdoch).
45 Non-Sporing Gram-Negative Anaerobes (Sheila Patrick and Brian I. Duerden).
46 Clostridium difficile (Mark H. Wilcox).
47 Other Clostridium spp. (Ian R. Poxton).
48 Anaerobic Actinomycetes and Related Organisms (Val Hall).



Fundamental Immunology (Paul)

Fundamental Immunology
Author(s): William E. Paul, MD

Product Details:
Edition:5th ed.

Book Info:
Fundamental Immunology provides an encyclopedic overview of the rapidly expanding field of immunology, with bioscience information critical to understanding how the immune system functions. Its insightful discussions describe the role the immune system plays in the prevention and pathogenesis of disease, making it a truly vital resource for the comprehensive study of this field.

The text lays the foundation for the study of immunology and discusses the structure and function of the molecular components of immunity. Major sections provide pertinent information on system- and organ-specific autoimmunity; transplantation and tumor immunology; viruses, bacteria, and parasites; primary immunodeficiency diseases and the immunopathogenesis of HIV infection; and vaccines.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1. The Immune System: An Introduction
2. History of Immunology

2. Immunoglobulins and B Lymphocytes
3. Immunoglobulins: Structure and Function
4. Antigen-Antibody Interactions and Monoclonal Antibodies
5. Immunoglobulins: Molecular Genetics
6. B-Lymphocyte Development and Biology
7. B-Cell Signaling Mechanisms and Activation

3. T Cells and NK Cells
8. T-Cell Antigen Receptors
9. T-Cell Developmental Biology
10. Peripheral T-Lymphocyte Responses and Function
11. T-Lymphocyte Activation
12. Natural Killer Cells
13. Accessory Molecules and Co-Stimulation

4. Organization and Evolution of the Immune System
14. Lymphoid Tissues and Organs
15. Dendritic Cells
16. Macrophages and the Immune Response
17. Innate Immune System
18. Evolution of the Immune System

5. Antigen Processing and Presentation
19. The Major Histocompatibility Complex and Its Encoded Proteins
20. The Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Antigen Processing

6. Regulation of the Immune Response
21. Immunogenicity and Antigen Structure
22. Fc Receptors
23. Type I Cytokines and Interferons and Their Receptors
24. The Tumor Necrosis Factor Superfamily and its Receptors
25. Interleukin-1 Family of Ligands and Receptors
26. Chemokines
27. Programmed Cell Death
28. Immunologic Memory
29. Immunological Tolerance
30. Regulatory/Suppressor T Cells
31. The Mucosal Immune System
32. Neural Immune Interactions in Health and Disease
33. Immunology of Aging

7. Effector Mechanisms of Immunity
34. Complement
35. Phagocytosis
36. Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes
37. Inflammation

8. Immunity to Infectious Agents
38. The Immune Response to Parasites
39. Viral Immunology
40. Immunity to Intracellular Bacteria
41. Immunity to Extracellular Bacteria
42. Immunology of HIV Infection
43. Vaccines

9. Immunologic Mechanisms in Disease
44. Systemic Autoimmunity
45. Organ-Specific Autoimmunity
46. Immunological Mechanisms of Allergic Disorders
47. Transplantation Immunology
48. Tumor Immunology
49. Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
50. Immunotherapy

Subject Index


Bacteria And Other Micro Organisms

Bacteria And Other Micro Organisms

Book Properties:
ISBN: 9057680246
Title: Bacteria And Other Micro Organisms
Publisher: Pepin Press
Publication Date: 2004-12-31
Number Of Pages: 128

Book Info:
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your letters, flyers, etc. They can be imported directly from the CD into most design, image- manipulation, illustration, word-processing and e-mail programs; no installation is
required. For most applications, single images can be used free of charge. Please consult the introduction to this book, or visit our website for conditions.

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Anaphylaxis (Novartis Foundation Symposia)

Product Details:»Book Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (12 March, 2004)
»ISBN: 0470861142
»Book author: Novartis Foundation

Book Description:
Anaphylaxis is an immediate-type allergic reaction involving the whole organism. It is the most life-threatening allergic condition. Although there are few exact epidemiological data regarding prevalence, estimates regarding insect sting anaphylaxis range from 1-3 0n the general population, but much higher values have been reported by some authors for food and drug-induced anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is the main acute killer of allergic individuals.
Although anaphylaxis was discovered at the beginning of the 20th century, there are still many unresolved issues. These include non-IgE-mediated anaphylactoid reactions, non-immunologically mediated anaphylactoid (pseudo-allergic) reactions, pathophysiological events at the microcirculatory level, appropriate therapy for the acute reaction, strategies for prevention, public education about the problem and new approaches to prevention and therapy at the IgE level. All these subjects are discussed in this book.
Since anaphylaxis occurs acutely and is unforeseen, it is very difficult to organize controlled studies regarding therapy and prevention. The spectrum of symptomatology covers many clinical areas (skin, respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal system), therefore inter-disciplinary approaches are necessary for progress in the field. There is widespread uncertainty among physicians about therapy, especially concerning self-administered treatment.
In this important book, an multidisciplinary group of experts explore the pathophysiology of different types of anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions. Evidence is presented on the epidemiology of these conditions while problems relating to diagnosis, therapy and prevention are examined in detail. This thorough and up-to-date coverage of the subject will be of great interest to all clinical immunologists, researchers and physicians who deal with this life-threatening condition.


Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Epidemiology and Fundamentals of Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology and Fundamentals of Infectious Diseases
by ML Volovskaya,

Product Details:
Mir Publisher Moscow
Format - PDF
Size:1,6 Mb
Pages - 308

Book Info:
“The presentation is consistently excellent. One, the writing is lucid and organized in a way that should be very natural for the clinical reader. Two, the text requires no background in mathematics and uses a minimum of symbols. And, three, the methodological concepts and clinical issues are well integrated through a number of carefully prepared and comprehensive examples.” Greg Samsa, Associate Director, Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research If a patient is older or younger than, sicker or healthier than, taller or shorter than or simply different from the subjects of a study, do the results pertain? Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-based Medicine is a resource for all health-care workers involved in applying evidence to the care of their patients. Using clinical examples and citing liberally from the peer-reviewed literature, the book shows how statistical principles can improve medical decisions. Plus, as Katz shows how probability, risk and alternatives are fundamental considerations in all clinical decisions, he demonstrates the intuitive basis for using clinical epidemiolgy as a science underlying medical decisions. After reading this text, the practitioner should be better able to access, interpret, and apply evidence to patient care as well as better understand and control the process of medical decision making.


Foundations in Microbiology

Foundations in Microbiology
by Kathleen Park Talaro, Arthur Talaro

Product Details:
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4 edition (October 15, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0072488646
ISBN-13: 978-0072488647

Book Description
Written with the non-major/allied health student in mind, the authors use common, everyday analogies to explain the many difficult microbiology concepts. Unlike any other allied health microbiology textbook on the market, the art program showcases beautiful illustrations with the use of bold, primary colors. A taxonomic approach is used for the study of pathogens.

Table of Contents
1. The Main Themes of Microbiology
2. From Atoms to Cells: A Chemical Connection
3. Tools of the Laboratory: Methods for Studying Microorganisms
4. Procaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and Archaea
5. Eucaryotic Cells and Microorganisms
6. An Introduction to the Viruses
7. Elements of Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth
8. Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life
9. Microbial Genetics
10. Genetic Engineering: A Revolution in Molecular Biology
11. Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes
12. Drugs, Microbes, Host-the Elements of Chemotherapy
13. Microbe - Human Interactions: Infection and Disease
14. The Nature of Host Defenses
15. The Acquisition of Specific Immunity and It's Applications
16. Immunization and Immune Assays
17. Disorders in Immunity

Introduction to Medical Microbiology
18. The Cocci of Medical Importance
19. The Gram-Positive Bacilli of Medical Importance
20. The Gram-Negative Bacilli of Medical Importance
21. Miscellaneous Bacterial Agents of Disease
22. Fungal Diseases
23. The Parasitic Diseases of Humans
24. Introduction to Viral Diseases and DNA Viruses
25. RNA Virus Diseases
26. Environmental and Applied Microbiology



Clinical Epidemiology

Clinical Epidemiology: How to Do Clinical Practice Research

Product Details
»Book Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (01 September, 2005)
»ISBN: 0781745241
»Book author: R. Brian Haynes, David L Sackett, Gordon H Guyatt, Peter Tugwell

Book Info:
The Third Edition of this popular text focuses on clinical-practice research methods. It is written by clinicians with experience in generating and answering researchable questions about real-world clinical practice and health care–the prevention, treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, and causes of diseases, the measurement of quality of life, and the effects of innovations in health services. The book has a problem-oriented and protocol-based approach and is written at an introductory level, emphasizing key principles and their applications. A bound-in CD-ROM contains the full text of the book to help the reader locate needed information.



Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Tumor Marker Protocols

Tumor Marker Protocols (Methods in Molecular Medicine)
by Margaret Hanausek (Editor), Zbigniew Walaszek (Editor)

Product Details:
Hardcover: 500 pages
Publisher: Humana Press (April 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0896033805
ISBN-13: 978-0896033801

A much-needed collection of cutting-edge methods for the detection and discovery of new cancer markers, particularly molecular tumor markers. Each method is fully described by a hands-on expert who regularly uses it in the laboratory and has perfected it to a high degree of ready reproducibility. Special emphasis is given to statistical considerations in the analysis of tumor markers, recent discoveries in the field of serum and tissue marker proteins, cytogenetic markers, molecular markers, and markers for the early detection of cancer. The well-honed procedures detailed here will enable cancer researchers and clinicaloncologists alike to realize the promise of these powerful new diagnosticstrategies for the detection, therapy, and successful prevention of cancer.


Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging

Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging
by Douglas B. Murphy

Product Details:
Hardcover: 360 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Liss; 1st edition (December 15, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 047125391X
ISBN-13: 978-0471253914

Over the last decade, advances in science and technology have profoundly changed the face of light microscopy. Research scientists need to learn new skills in order to use a modern research microscope& skills such as how to align microscope optics and perform image processing. Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging explores the basics of microscope design and use. The comprehensive material discusses the optical principles involved in diffraction and image formation in the light microscope, the basic modes of light microscopy, the components of modern electronic imaging systems, and the image processing operations necessary to acquire and prepare an image. Written in a practical, accessible style, Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging reviews such topics as:

* Illuminators, filters, and isolation of specific wavelengths
* Phase contrast and differential interference contrast
* Properties of polarized light and polarization microscopy
* Fluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscopy
* Digital CCD microscopy and image processing

Each chapter includes practical demonstrations and exercises along with a discussion of the relevant material. In addition, a thorough glossary assists with complex terminology and an appendix contains lists of materials, procedures for specimen preparation, and answers to questions. Both experienced and novice microscopists will find Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging an essential resource.


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