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Biology of Disease

Author: Nessar Ahmed,Maureen Dawson,Chris Smith,Ed Wood

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1135728712

Category: Science

Page: 600

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Biology of Disease describes the biology of many of the human disorders and disease that are encountered in a clinical setting. It is designed for first and second year students in biomedical science programs and will also be a highly effective reference for health science professionals as well as being valuable to students beginning medical school. Real cases are used to illustrate the importance of biology in understanding the causes of diseases, as well as in diagnosis and therapy.
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Biology of Disease Vectors

Author: William H. Marquardt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080494064

Category: Science

Page: 816

View: 7891

Biology of Disease Vectors presents a comprehensive and advanced discussion of disease vectors and what the future may hold for their control. This edition examines the control of disease vectors through topics such as general biological requirements of vectors, epidemiology, physiology and molecular biology, genetics, principles of control and insecticide resistance. Methods of maintaining vectors in the laboratory are also described in detail. No other single volume includes both basic information on vectors, as well as chapters on cutting-edge topics, authored by the leading experts in the field. The first edition of Biology of Disease Vectors was a landmark text, and this edition promises to have even more impact as a reference for current thought and techniques in vector biology. Current - each chapter represents the present state of knowledge in the subject area Authoritative - authors include leading researchers in the field Complete - provides both independent investigator and the student with a single reference volume which adopts an explicitly evolutionary viewpoint throuoghout all chapters. Useful - conceptual frameworks for all subject areas include crucial information needed for application to difficult problems of controlling vector-borne diseases
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Biology of Disease Vectors

Author: William C. Marquardt,Boris C. Kondratieff

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124732763

Category: Medical

Page: 785

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Biology of Disease Vectors presents a comprehensive and advanced discussion of disease vectors and what the future may hold for their control. This edition examines the control of disease vectors through topics such as general biological requirements of vectors, epidemiology, physiology and molecular biology, genetics, principles of control and insecticide resistance. Methods of maintaining vectors in the laboratory are also described in detail. No other single volume includes both basic information on vectors, as well as chapters on cutting-edge topics, authored by the leading experts in the field. The first edition of Biology of Disease Vectors was a landmark text, and this edition promises to have even more impact as a reference for current thought and techniques in vector biology. Current - each chapter represents the present state of knowledge in the subject area Authoritative - authors include leading researchers in the field Complete - provides both independent investigator and the student with a single reference volume which adopts an explicitly evolutionary viewpoint throuoghout all chapters. Useful - conceptual frameworks for all subject areas include crucial information needed for application to difficult problems of controlling vector-borne diseases
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The Biology of Disease

Author: Jonathan Phillips,Paul G. Murray,Paul Kirk

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632054046

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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The second edition of The Biology of Disease is an introductory level text on the biological principles of human disease. The book is aimed at medical students in degree courses in biomedical science. The book fuses the biological (physiological and biochemical) processes which underlie the clinical manifestations of disease. As such, it brings together material which is conventionally dealt with by several books. The authors have covered the fundamentals of each topic in a readable manner, which should encourage students to develop a fuller understanding, where necessary, by reference to more comprehensive texts. Integrates basic science and clinical medicine. Detailed case studies at the end of each chapter which emphasise the clinical setting. New chapters on transplantation immunology, anaemia, toxicology & poisoning. The use of non-technical language for the descriptions in the case studies to ensure that all students will comprehend the underlying principles.
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Muscle 2-Volume Set

Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease

Author: Joseph Hill,Eric Olson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123815118

Category: Science

Page: 1528

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A valuable study of the science behind the medicine, Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease brings together key leaders in muscle biology. These experts provide state-of-the-art insights into the three forms of muscle--cardiac, skeletal, and smooth--from molecular anatomy, basic physiology, disease mechanisms, and targets of therapy. Commonalities and contrasts among these three tissue types are highlighted. This book focuses primarily on the biology of the myocyte. Individuals active in muscle investigation--as well as those new to the field--will find this work useful, as will students of muscle biology. In the case of hte former, many wish to grasp issues at the margins of their own expertise (e.g. clinical matters at one end; molecular matters at the other), adn this book is designed to assist them. Students, postdoctoral fellows, course directors and other faculty will find this book of interest. Beyond this, many clinicians in training (e.g. cardiology fellows) will benefit. The only resource to focus on science before the clinical work and therapeutics Tiered approach to subject: discussion first of normal muscle function through pathological/disease state changes, and ending each section with therapeutic interventions Coverage of topics ranging from basic physiology to newly discovered molecular mechanisms of muscle diseases for all three muscle types: cardiac, skeletal, and smooth
Malnutrition

Perspectives in Human Malnutrition

A Contribution to the Biology of Disease from a Clinical and Pathological Study of Chronic Malnutrition and Pellagra in the African

Author: Joseph Gillman,Theodor Gillman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Malnutrition

Page: 584

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Molecular Biology of Placental Development and Disease

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128096020

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Molecular Biology of Placental Development and Disease, the latest volume in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, focuses on placental development and disease. Contains contributions from leading authorities on the topic of placental development and disease Publishes cutting-edge reviews in molecular biology
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Biology of C Reactive Protein in Health and Disease

Author: Waliza Ansar,Shyamasree Ghosh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132226801

Category: Medical

Page: 301

View: 9148

This book offers a comprehensive study of C-reactive protein (CRP) belonging to the pentraxin family, including a brief history of CRP, its structure, synthesis and evolution. Focusing on the emerging role of CRP and its clinical application in the field of disease biology, it details the pathophysiological role of CRP in a host of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and infectious diseases and others. It also discusses the role of innate immunity and acute phase response (APR) and their key mediators in the host body in response to tissue injury, infection, trauma or surgery, immunological disorders or neoplastic growth. CRP’s significance in inflammation is highlighted, and its importance as a clinical marker in cardiovascular disease, its functional significance in Leishmania and Plasmodium infections, its association with the development of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus, and its role in cancer are discussed in detail. The book also includes clinical data studies and presents the latest research advances to further readers’ understanding of CRP.
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Biology of Bile Acids in Health and Disease

Author: G.P. van Berge Henegouwen,D. Keppler,U. Leuschner,G. Paumgartner,A. Stiehl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792387688

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Beginning in 1970, the International Bile Acid Meeting has taken place every two years and each time new progress in our understanding of the complex role of bile acids in many metabolic processes of the liver and the intestine has been revealed by a selected group of leading scientists from all over the world. Although originally mainly physiological data on bile acid synthesis and transport were emphasized, and later on also the therapeutic benefit of bile acids in gallstone disease and cholestasis was discovered, we have come now to the molecular biology and genetic era with major discoveries in transport defects and related diseases. This book is the proceedings of Falk Symposium No. 120, held in The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 12-13, 2000 - the 16th International Bile Acid Meeting. One of the main discoveries recently has been the identification of nuclear receptors for bile acids, which gives them a much broader perspective than previously anticipated. It even suggests that bile acids can regulate their biosynthesis and enterohepatic circulation transcriptionally. It will therefore not be surprising that this topic, together with the molecular regulation of cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase and cholesterol homeostasis, has a dominant place in these proceedings. Another important topic is the progress in our molecular understanding of hepatic (both at the basolateral and canalicular sites), cholangiocytic and intestinal bile acid transport processes. Further insights into genetic defects causing cholestasis or intestinal malabsorption in animal models and in human diseases are also discussed by a number of well-known authors. Finally the last section deals with new findings on the role of bile acid therapy in cholestatic syndromes or chemoprevention and with the potential benefit of bile acid inhibitors. All contributors provide an update on the most recent developments in their field.
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Dyneins

Structure, Biology and Disease

Author: Stephen M. King,King M. Stephen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123820049

Category: Medical

Page: 639

View: 8845

With an accompanying Web site showing more than 100 streaming videos of cell dynamic behavior for best comprehension of material, "Dyneins" is the only reference covering the structure, biology, and application of dynein research to human disease. From bench to bedside, this book offers research on fundamental cellular processes to researchers and clinicians across developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biophysics, biomedicine, genetics, and medicine.
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Macrophages: Biology and Role in the Pathology of Diseases

Author: Subhra K. Biswas,Alberto Mantovani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493913115

Category: Medical

Page: 615

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Macrophages are a key component of the innate immune system and play an integral role in host defense and homeostasis. On one hand, these cells contribute to host defence by triggering inflammation, displaying microbicidal/tumoricidal properties, regulating the activation of adaptive immunity and promoting resolution of inflammation. On the other hand, they contribute to essential trophic functions such as neural patterning, bone morphogenesis and ductal branching in mammary glands. Thus, macrophages are extremely versatile cells that can respond efficiently to tissue micro environmental cues by polarizing to distinct phenotypes, depending on the functions they need to perform. Indeed, functional diversity and plasticity are hallmarks of these cells. Macrophages may also play a detrimental role. An overwhelming body of literature has indicated their crucial role in pathogenesis. The list includes sepsis, cancer, metabolic syndrome, immunodeficiency, auto-immune disease-virtually impacting every major pathology that we know. These observations have suggested macrophages and their related molecules as potential targets in therapeutic applications. Available evidence proclaims macrophages as a key player in homeostasis, host defense and disease. Crucial developments in the past few years call for a re-evaluation and update of our understanding of macrophages. The present book is an endeavour that attempts provide state-of-the art knowledge of these cells in health and disease.
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The Liver in Biology and Disease

Liver Biology in Disease, Hepato - Biology in Disease

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080459264

Category: Science

Page: 600

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The Liver in Biology and Disease was conceived as a sequel in the series Principles of Medical Biology, whose general aim continues to be the integration of human biology and molecular cell biology into modern molecular medicine. It is a volume molded by the Information Revolution which few will deny has forced the teaching faculties in our medical schools to curtail and prune the teaching load and focus on fundamentals and principles. With this intention in mind, a volume of this nature takes into account the close dependence of progress in the medical sciences on bioinformatics (gene and protein analysis) or more precisely, computational biology and of course, the Internet. In general, it follows the pattern of its predecessors. *Chapters are illustrated with numerous figures and references are current *Clear, concise and accurate text about a large number of liver diseases *Describes the liver's histology, biochemistry, and pathology in molecular terms
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Chemistry and biology of the kallikrein-kinin system in health and disease

a conference sponsored by the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advance Study in the Health Sciences and the National Heart and Lung Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, October 20-23, 1974

Author: John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences,National Heart and Lung Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 612

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Manual of Biological Markers of Disease

Author: W. J. van Venrooij,R. N. Maini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792322191

Category: Medical

Page: 742

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Section I of this manual derives from the European Workshop for Rheumatology Research consensus finding study on autoantibodies. It includes methods which have been validated by many European laboratories undertaking analysis of sera in workshops (i.e. the methods have been found to be practically useful and to lead to consistent inter-laboratory results). Section II is a full compilation of information on autoantigens and the clinical significance of corresponding autoantibodies.
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Molecules, Cells, and Disease

An Introduction to the Biology of Disease

Author: J.L. VanLancker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146139418X

Category: Medical

Page: 311

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In tracing their origin and their fate, the beginning and the end of their environment, humans have often been guided by curiosity. Such concern has helped man to discover, among other things, the structure of the universe from star to atom and the evolution of life from unicellular organism to human being. The study of disease is unique. Although it may have been in spired by the curiosity of a few, it has always been the concern of all, because preventing or curing disease has meant survival not only of individuals, but of entire nations, not only of humans, but of fellow living creatures. If greed, force, religion, and language have been major causes of wars, diseases, more than arms, have often decided the outcome of battles and thereby have woven the pattern of history. For millennia, a large fraction of the human race believed that disease expressed the wrath of God(s) against individuals or societies. Therefore, only priests or priestesses, kings, and queens were endowed with the power of healing. In the West, Hippocrates is credited for exorcising this concept of disease and for objectively describing and cataloguing them. The contributions of Greek physicians to Western medicine made possible more accurate diagnoses and prognoses.
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Aminopeptidases in Biology and Disease

Author: Nigel M. Hooper,Uwe Lendeckel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441988696

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Aminopeptidases in Biology and Disease provides a comprehensive review of the emerging role of aminopeptidases in a range of biological processes and disease situations. Processes as diverse as angiogenesis, antigen presentation, neuropeptide and hormone processing, pregnancy and reproduction, protein turnover, memory, inflammation, tumour growth, cancer and metastasis, blood pressure and hypertension all critically involve one or more aminopeptidases. The individual chapters have been written by experts in the field who have provided detailed accounts of the central roles played by various aminopeptidases in biology and disease.
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The biology of phagocytes in health and disease

proceedings of the International Congress on the Biological and Clinical Aspects of Phagocyte Function, 7-10 September, 1986, Pavia, Italy

Author: Carlo Mauri,Salvatore Carlo Rizzo,Giovanni Ricevuti

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 651

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