Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences

Author: Mohammed Meah,Elizabeth Kebede-Westhead

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470686472

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Essential Laboratory Skills for Biosciences is an essential companion during laboratory sessions. It is designed to be simple and give clear step by step instructions on essential techniques, supported by relevant diagrams. The book includes the use of particular equipment and how to do simple calculations that students come across regularly in laboratory practicals. Written by experienced lecturers this handy pocket book provides: Simple to follow laboratory techniques Clear use of diagrams and illustrations to explain techniques, procedures and equipment Step by step worked out examples of calculations including concentrations, dilutions and molarity Suitable for all first year university students, the techniques in the book will also be useful for postgraduate and final year project students and enhance the practical and theoretical knowledge of all those studying bioscience related subjects.
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Maths from Scratch for Biologists

Author: Alan J. Cann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685709

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Numerical ability is an essential skill for everyone studying thebiological sciences but many students are frightened by the'perceived' difficulty of mathematics, and are nervous aboutapplying mathematical skills in their chosen field of study. Havingtaught introductory maths and statistics for many years, Alan Cannunderstands these challenges and just how invaluable an accessible,confidence building textbook could be to the fearful student.Unable to find a book pitched at the right level, that concentratedon why numerical skills are useful to biologists, he wrote his own.The result is Maths from Scratch for Biologists , a highlyinstructive, informal text that explains step by step how and whyyou need to tackle maths within the biological sciences. Features: * An accessible, jargon-busting approach to help readers masterbasic mathematical, statistical and data handling techniques inbiology * Numerous end of chapter problems to reinforce key concepts andencourage students to test their newly acquired skills throughpractise * A handy, time-saving glossary * A supplementary website with numerous problems and self-testexercises
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Integration of Omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications

Author: Antonia Vlahou,Harald Mischak,Fulvio Magni,Jerome Zoidakis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119181143

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Introduces readers to the state of the art of omics platforms and all aspects of omics approaches for clinical applications This book presents different high throughput omics platforms used to analyze tissue, plasma, and urine. The reader is introduced to state of the art analytical approaches (sample preparation and instrumentation) related to proteomics, peptidomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. In addition, the book highlights innovative approaches using bioinformatics, urine miRNAs, and MALDI tissue imaging in the context of clinical applications. Particular emphasis is put on integration of data generated from these different platforms in order to uncover the molecular landscape of diseases. The relevance of each approach to the clinical setting is explained and future applications for patient monitoring or treatment are discussed. Integration of omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications presents an overview of state of the art omics techniques. These methods are employed in order to obtain the comprehensive molecular profile of biological specimens. In addition, computational tools are used for organizing and integrating these multi-source data towards developing molecular models that reflect the pathophysiology of diseases. Investigation of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and bladder cancer are used as test cases. These represent multi-factorial, highly heterogeneous diseases, and are among the most significant health issues in developed countries with a rapidly aging population. The book presents novel insights on CKD and bladder cancer obtained by omics data integration as an example of the application of systems biology in the clinical setting. Describes a range of state of the art omics analytical platforms Covers all aspects of the systems biology approach—from sample preparation to data integration and bioinformatics analysis Contains specific examples of omics methods applied in the investigation of human diseases (Chronic Kidney Disease, Bladder Cancer) Integration of omics Approaches and Systems Biology for Clinical Applications will appeal to a wide spectrum of scientists including biologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, biophysicists, and bioinformaticians working on the different molecular platforms. It is also an excellent text for students interested in these fields.
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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences

How Students Can Achieve Their Full Potential

Author: David J. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470661569

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Effective Learning in the Life Sciences is intended to help ensure that each student achieves his or her true potential by learning how to solve problems creatively in laboratory, field or other workplace setting. Each chapter describes state of the art approaches to learning and teaching and will include case studies, worked examples and a section that lists additional online and other resources. All of the chapters are written from the perspective both of students and academics and emphasize and embrace effective scientific method throughout. This title also draws on experience from a major project conducted by the Centre for Bioscience, with a wide range of collaborators, designed to identify and implement creative teaching in bioscience laboratories and field settings. With a strong emphasis on students thinking for themselves and actively learning about their chosen subject Effective Learning in the Life Sciences provides an invaluable guide to making the university experience as effective as possible.
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