Cell Biology

A Short Course

Author: Stephen R. Bolsover,Jeremy S. Hyams,Elizabeth A. Shephard,Hugh A. White,Claudia G. Wiedemann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471461598

Category: Science

Page: 552

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This text tells the story of cells as the unit of life in a colorful and student-friendly manner, taking an "essentials only" approach. By using the successful model of previously published Short Courses, this text succeeds in conveying the key points without overburdening readers with secondary information. The authors (all active researchers and educators) skillfully present concepts by illustrating them with clear diagrams and examples from current research. Special boxed sections focus on the importance of cell biology in medicine and industry today. This text is a completely revised, reorganized, and enhanced revision of From Genes to Cells.
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Stem Cells

A Short Course

Author: Rob Burgess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118439198

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The objective of this book is to provide a comprehensive learning tool for students in the rapidly evolving discpline of stem cell research. It thoroughly address all major facets and discplines related to stem cell biology and stem cell research, taking the reader first through its history, through a categorical description of all major cell types studied, advancements in research related to therapeutic applications, and finishing with a futuristic look at the impact of stem cells on mankind as well as worldwide government impact on stem cell research. The book is written at a level as to appeal to the student's interest in, and enthusiasm for, stem cells and their potential to significantly impact the field of medicine. By using the successful model of previously published "Short Courses", this text succeeds in conveying the key points without overburdening the reader with secondary information.
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Cell Surface Receptors: A Short Course on Theory and Methods

A Short Course on Theory and Methods

Author: Lee E. Limbird

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461312558

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Cell Surface Receptors: A Short Course on Theory and Methods, Second Edition is a primer for the study of cell surface receptors. The simplified discussion of methods and their underlying principles removes the usual intimidation caused by the specialized vocabulary or sophisticated mathematics that characterize many of the primary papers in this field. In this way, the basic concepts become emphasized. This volume is a starting point: a textbook as well as a manual to which the investigator can return for a refresher course, when needed.
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Radiation Biology of Medical Imaging

Author: Charles A. Kelsey,Philip H. Heintz,Gregory D. Chambers,Daniel J. Sandoval,Natalie L. Adolphi,Kimberly S. Paffett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111851713X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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This book provides a thorough yet concise introduction to quantitative radiobiology and radiation physics, particularly the practical and medical application. Beginning with a discussion of the basic science of radiobiology, the book explains the fast processes that initiate damage in irradiated tissue and the kinetic patterns in which such damage is expressed at the cellular level. The final section is presented in a highly practical handbook style and offers application-based discussions in radiation oncology, fractionated radiotherapy, and protracted radiation among others. The text is also supplemented by a Web site.
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Immunology

A Short Course

Author: Eli Benjamini,Geoffrey Sunshine,Sidney Leskowitz

Publisher: Wiley-Liss

ISBN: 9780471597919

Category: Medical

Page: 514

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IMMUNOLOGY: A Short Course, Third Edition Eli Benjamini, Geoffrey Sunshine, and Sidney Leskowitz Now, continuing in the tradition of excellence, the fully updated Third Edition . . . Praise for previous editions "An excellent introduction to medically relevant immunology...Readers finishing this book will understand papers in the immunologic literature far better."—The New England Journal of Medicine "This has been the most readable and understandable text that I have used."—Nancy C. Behforouz, Ball State University "Students will find it a great help, especially those who find immunology difficult or boring, and this text is neither."—Journal of Clinical Pathology "The best immunology book available; easy to read and understand."—John R. Palisano, Emory & Henry College "The right level for medical students. They like it and read it. It's an excellent text."—Phyllis D. Kind, The George Washington University Medical School The field of immunology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, posing significant challenges to medical and graduate students who require a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of the field. Immunology: A Short Course, Third Edition from its initial publication in 1988, has established itself as the single most effective text available for a concise yet comprehensive introduction to immunology and immunologic medicine. Following the dictum of "less is more," the book's tightly organized, reader-friendly presentation has garnered praise from student and practitioner alike. The superbly focused format efficiently synthesizes the field without overwhelming the reader with excessive data or theoretical discussions. Less cumbersome and less intimidating than other texts on the subject, Immunology: A Short Course, Third Edition provides the ideal introduction to immunology. The book has an attractive and engaging design, including new and revised illustrations, and it is logically organized for maximum comprehension. The succinct text offers a progressive, coherent presentation of major topics in short, self-contained sections. Important new terms and definitions are highlighted to make it easier for the reader to identify and remember. A fully updated glossary and appendix follows the text. The Third Edition has been significantly revised and includes new and updated information on: B-cell biology (Chapter 8) . . . T-cell receptor complex and T-cell immunology (Chapter 9) . . . MHC molecules and antigen processing (Chapter 10) . . . T- and B-cell interactions (Chapter 11) . . . Cytokines and superantigens (Chapter 11) . . . Control mechanisms in the immune response (Chapter 12) . . . Xeno-grafting and tissue typing (Chapter 20) . . . Vaccination and vaccine design (Chapter 22)
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Clinical Physiology

An Examination Primer

Author: Ashis Banerjee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445078

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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This is an admirably concise and clear guide to fundamental concepts in physiology relevant to clinical practice. It covers all the body systems in an accessible style of presentation. Bulleted checklists and boxed information provide an easy overview and summary of the essentials. By concentrating on the core knowledge of physiology, it will serve as a useful revision aid for all doctors striving to achieve postgraduate qualification, and for anyone needing to refresh their knowledge base in the key elements of clinical physiology. The author's own experience as an examiner at all levels has been distilled here for the benefit of postgraduate trainees and medical and nursing students.
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Cell Surface Receptors

A Short Course on Theory and Methods

Author: Lee E. Limbird

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387230807

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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Cell Surface Receptors: A Short Course on Theory and Methods, 3rd Edition, links theoretical insights into drug-receptor interactions described in mathematical models with the experimental strategies to characterize the biological receptor of interest. The study of receptors has changed considerably over the period of the publication of the three editions of this book. The cloning of several genomes makes it unlikely that preparations of receptors now or in the future will arise from their purification as trace proteins from native tissues, but rather from a myriad of molecular approaches. Nonetheless, understanding the molecular mechanisms and ultimately the in vivo biology of these receptors means that investigators will engage in molecular, cellular and ultimate in vivo strategies. It should be of value to investigators who want to identify, characterize and understand the biology of a receptor of interest.
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Biochemistry

A Short Course

Author: Harry R. Matthews,Richard A. Freedland,Roger L. Miesfeld

Publisher: Wiley-Liss

ISBN: 9780471022053

Category: Science

Page: 505

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Harry R. Matthews, PhD, Richard Freedland, PhD, Roger L. Miesfeld, PhD No scientific discipline has experienced such explosive growth or attracted so much popular attention over the past several decades as the study of life at the molecular level. The most quantitative of biological sciences, biochemistry studies the chemical components of living matter; the reactions these components undergo; the energetic changes that accompany such reactions; and the organization, replication, and expression of genes. Biochemistry: A Short Course introduces students to the fundamentals of this fascinating scientific discipline. Based on the authors' years of experience teaching graduate, undergraduate, and professional courses, this comprehensive introduction caters to the specific needs of researchers and students who must familiarize themselves rapidly with core concepts, principles, and theories. Students are afforded a unique opportunity to arrive at a full understanding of important current and pending achievements in the field, without having to wade through extraneous technical details and lengthy theoretical discussions more appropriate to a lab manual or specialized text. Identifies key concepts and covers the essentials for nonmajors and anyone looking for a concise review of modern aspects of biochemistry * Ideal for quick review, follows the critically acclaimed Short Course format, with abundant clear illustrations of key concepts * Includes closely related areas of molecular and cell biology * Features practical examples, including cancer and other diseases, drawn primarily from humans Here is the ideal textbook for medical students as well as graduates and undergraduates in biochemistry, medical biochemistry, and molecular biology courses. It is also an excellent selection for technicians and related professionals who want to review modern aspects of biochemistry in a concise format.
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An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Immunology

American Mathematical Society, Short Course, January 8-9, 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: James Sneyd

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821828169

Category: Medical

Page: 177

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In many respects, biology is the new frontier for applied mathematicians. This book demonstrates the important role mathematics plays in the study of some biological problems. It introduces mathematicians to the biological sciences and provides enough mathematics for bioscientists to appreciate the utility of the modelling approach. This book presents a number of diverse topics, such as neurophysiology, cell biology, immunology, and human genetics. It examines how research is done, what mathematics is used, what the outstanding questions are, and how to enter the field. Also given is a brief historical survey of each topic, putting current research into perspective. The book is suitable for mathematicians and biologists interested in mathematical methods in biology.
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Crash Course: Cell Biology and Genetics E-Book

Author: Matthew Stubbs,Narin Suleyman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723437734

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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The new series of Crash Course continues to provide readers with complete coverage of the MBBS curriculum in an easy-to-read, user-friendly manner. Building on the success of previous editions, the new Crash Courses retain the popular and unique features that so characterised the earlier volumes. All Crash Courses have been fully updated throughout. More than 180 illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Written by students for students - authors who understand exam pressures Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty Crash Courses also available electronically! Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!
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