Atlas of Chick Development

Author: Ruth Bellairs,Mark Osmond

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080454757

Category: Science

Page: 476

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This outstanding work is the only modern book devoted to the chick embryo and has been an essential resource for geneticists, molecular and developmental biologists, and other life scientists who use the chick embryo as their research model. This new enlarged and updated second edition is published in response to continuing demand. The text provides a detailed description of development, from fertilization to hatching, with emphasis on the earlier stages though also covering individual organ systems in detail. There are reviews of the more recent molecular research and a new section highlighting the important landmarks in the history of chick embryology which have had an impact on our understanding of developmental processes. The book is beautifully illustrated with 74 text-figures and over 500 photographs, including nearly 200 new scanning electron micrographs. New to This Edition: * Updated and expanded text to accompany diagrams * More than 200 new labelled scanning electron micrographs showing individual tissues in great detail * Reviews of recent molecular research * Discusses the roles of genes such as Hox genes, BMPs, and sonic hedgehog during early development * New sections on genetical anomalies, techniques, and the poultry industry

The Chick Embryo Chorioallantoic Membrane in the Study of Angiogenesis and Metastasis

The CAM assay in the study of angiogenesis and metastasis

Author: Domenico Ribatti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048138456

Category: Medical

Page: 124

View: 6187


The chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) is an extraembryonic membrane which serves as a gas exchange surface and its function is supported by a dense capillary network. Because of its extensive vascularization and easy accessibility, the CAM has been broadly used to study the morpho-functional aspects of the angiogenesis process in vivo and to investigate the efficacy and mechanisms of action of pro-angiogenic and anti-angiogenic natural and synthetic molecules. The CAM is a suitable site for transplanting tissues, which can survive and develop in the CAM by peripheral anastomoses between graft and original CAM vasculature or by new angiogenic vessels grown from the CAM that invade the graft. While the formation of peripheral anastomoses between host and pre-existing donor vessels is the main, and the most common, mechanism involved in the revascularization of embryonic grafts, the growth of CAM-derived vessels into the graft is only stimulated in tumor grafts. The CAM has long been a favored system for the study of tumor angiogenesis and metastasis, because at this stage the chick immunocompetence system is not fully developed and the conditions for rejection have not been established. Tumors remain avascular for 72 h, after which they are penetrated by new blood vessels and begin a phase of rapid growth. Also, delivery of tumor cells onto the CAM allows the fine study of the effects of tumor derived angiogenic growth factors on blood vessel structure and functionality. The CAM may also used to verify the ability to inhibit the growth of capillaries by implanting tumors onto the CAM and by comparing tumor growth and vascularization with or without the administration of an anti-angiogenic molecule. Other studies using the tumor cells/CAM model have focused on the invasion of the chorionic epithelium and the blood vessels by tumor cells. The cells invade the epithelium and the mesenchymal connective tissue below, where they are found in the form of a dense bed of blood vessels, which is a target for intravasation.

The Beginner's Guide to Chick NightTM

Your Handbook to Help and Happiness

Author: Colleen Kleven

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462005039

Category: Self-Help

Page: 116

View: 4989


Between family obligations and career commitments, it can be challenging for women to find the time to enjoy their own lives. For every woman who has uttered the words, I just dont have time for myself, The Beginners Guide to Chick Night offers a warm and witty look at practical ways women can return to their rightful placeon their own list of priorities. Author Colleen Kleven, co-founder of the Hanmer Chapter of Chick Night and founder of Chick Night International, shares an easy-to-follow handbook filled with practical advice that will help women everywhere recharge their batteries and learn to start having fun again. Based on real-life experiences spanning ten years in the lives of three women, Klevins light-hearted guidebook presents ways women can bond with other women in order to reconnect with themselves while sharing recommendations from women who have experienced the intrinsic rewards of friendship that accompany a weekly Chick Night. Fortunately, there is a way for women to regain control of their lives and rise above a seemingly endless list of responsibilities. Its called true friendshipand the laughter, chocolate, and encouragement that come with it are just added bonuses.

Chick Flicks

Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement

Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822321217

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 419

View: 6467


Essays and autobiography from one of the pioneers of feminist film theory.

Early Embryology of the Chick, Fourth Edition

Author: Bradley M. Patten

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434473851

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 7993


Fourth Edition. The Early Embryology of the Chick, by Bradley M. Patten, Professor of Anatomy, University of Michigan Medical School. With 102 Illustrations containing 343 Figures.

Chick-lit 2

(no Chick Vics)

Author: Cris Mazza,Jeffrey DeShell,Elisabeth Sheffield

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9781573660204

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 4075



Chick Lit

The New Woman's Fiction

Author: Suzanne Ferriss,Mallory Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136092420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 6128


From the bestselling Bridget Jones's Diary that started the trend to the television sensation Sex and the City that captured it on screen, "chick lit" has become a major pop culture phenomenon. Banking on female audiences' identification with single, urban characters who struggle with the same life challenges, publishers have earned millions and even created separate imprints dedicated to the genre. Not surprisingly, some highbrow critics have dismissed chick lit as trashy fiction, but fans have argued that it is as empowering as it is entertaining. This is the first volume of its kind to examine the chick lit phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the intense reactions-positive and negative-it has provoked. The contributors explore the characteristics that cause readers to attach the moniker "chick" to a particular book and what, if anything, distinguishes the category of chick lit from the works of Jane Austen on one end and Harlequin romance novels on the other. They critique the genre from a range of critical perspectives, considering its conflicted relationship with feminism and postfeminism, heterosexual romance, body image, and consumerism. The fourteen original essays gathered here also explore such trends and subgenres as "Sistah Lit," "Mommy Lit," and "Chick Lit Jr.," as well as regional variations. As the first book to consider the genre seriously, Chick Lit offers real insight into a new generation of women's fiction.

Chick Lit

The Stylistics of Cappuccino Fiction

Author: Rocío Montoro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441187278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 1057


In recent times, Chick Lit has risen to a certain level of prominence. This is the first book length study that looks into the distinctive features of this much-discussed genre. Chick Lit is examined in relation to its linguistic peculiarities and their role as far as narrative, sociological and feminist issues are concerned, amongst others. Montoro's stylistics includes a cognitive slant that highlights futher readerly aspects of the texts. The approach illuminates how the genre works, and how it is set apart from others. In this respect, the stylistics of chick lit is understood in its contect of production and reception. Montoro evaluates reading processes and investigates readers' responsive attitude to the genre. This interdisciplinary work explores the boundaries of the stylistics of chick lit and works reflectively, looking at how exploring this genre can help the twofold aim of testing existing models of linguistic and cognitive analysis. It will be essential reading for those interested in cutting-edge stylistics.