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Telomeres, Diet and Human Disease: Advances and Therapeutic Opportunities

Amelia Marti, Guillermo Zalba
August 15, 2017

The maintenance of telomeres—repetitive sequences at the end of chromosome—is essential to health. Dysfunction in telomere maintenance pathways plays a role in aging, cancer, atherosclerosis and other diseases. This has led to telomere maintenance as a prime target for patient therapies. This book...

Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management

Md. Arshad Anwer
August 15, 2017

Insects, diseases, and weeds cause an almost 30% yield loss per annum in agricultural production, resulting in an increased consumption of pesticides by 20% per annum throughout the world. This comprehensive volume looks at the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture. It will...

Biology and Culture of Portunid Crabs of World Seas

Ramasamy Santhanam
August 15, 2017

Biology and Culture of Portunid Crabs of World Seas provides an abundance of valuable first-hand information about the diversity, biology, ecology culture of the portunid crabs of the word seas. Marine crabs play an important role directly or indirectly in the livelihood of millions of people...

Geotechnics and Heritage: Historic Towers

Renato Lancellotta, Alessandro Flora, Carlo Viggiani
August 11, 2017

Conservation of monuments and historic sites is one of the most challenging problems facing modern civilization. It involves various cultural, humanistic, social, technical, economical and administrative factors, intertwining in inextricable patterns. The complexity of the topic is such that...

Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections

David Schlossberg
August 11, 2017

In this completely revised edition an international team of experts presents nearly every facet of the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. In addition to presenting the latest clinical data, epidemiological findings, and policy and...

The Power of Plagues

Irwin W. Sherman
August 11, 2017

This book presents an historical account of how plagues past and present have shaped the outcome of wars and altered the course of medicine, religion, education, feudalism, and science. Cholera gave birth to the field of epidemiology. The bubonic plague epidemic that began in 1346 led to the...

Tumors and Cancers: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Dongyou Liu
August 08, 2017

Tumors and cancers are insidious diseases characterized by an abnormal growth of cells that extend beyond their usual boundaries and disrupt the normal functions of affected organs. Forming the first of the four volumes devoted to tumors and cancers, this volume focuses on the central and...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 3: North-East India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
August 08, 2017

Ethnobotany of India: Volume 3: North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the third of a five-volume set of Ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place the important information on the ethnobotany of the North-East India and Andaman and Nicobar Island region of India, this...

Reproduction and Development in Mollusca

T. J. Pandian
August 04, 2017

This book is perhaps the first attempt to comprehensively project the uniqueness of molluscs, covering almost all aspects of reproduction and development from aplacophorans to vampyromorphic cephalopods. Molluscs are unique for the presence of protective external shell, defensive inking, geographic...

Fundamentals of Laboratory Animal Science

Enqi Liu, Jianglin Fan
August 02, 2017

Laboratory animals are becoming increasingly important for biomedical research. It is said that approximately 70% of biomedical research is associated with the use of experimental animals. Laboratory animal research not only expands our knowledge of science, but also greatly improves human and...

The Extended Specimen: Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research

Michael S. Webster
August 01, 2017

The Extended Specimen highlights the research potential for ornithological specimens, and is meant to encourage ornithologists poised to initiate a renaissance in collections-based ornithological research. Contributors illustrate how collections and specimens are used in novel ways by adopting...

Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA

Berhard R. Glick, Chery L. Patten
August 01, 2017

Since 1994, Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA has introduced students to the fast-changing world of molecular biotechnology. With each revision, the authors have extensively updated the book to keep pace with the many new techniques in gene isolation and...

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