PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS, 8TH ED

Author: Gardner,M. J. Simmons,D. P. Snustad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126510436

Category: Genetics

Page: 740

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Market_Desc: · Advanced Undergraduate and First-Year Graduate Students About The Book: This text offers clear, comprehensive and unique coverage of genetics, with an emphasis on applications, written primarily for students. It provides up-to-date coverage of the most recent techniques used in modern genetics such as gene cloning and Southern, Western and Northern blot analyses of genes and gene products. Rather than simply treating the somewhat esoteric principles of genetics in abstraction, Gardner's text stands apart from most other introductory texts in that it stresses actual and potential future applications of the principles discussed, particularly in agriculture and medicine. Among the specific topics covered are cell mechanics; properties and replication; chromosome mapping; gene expression; mutation; gene cloning; genetic controls of immune response and cell division; genetic engineering and more.
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Pediatric Allergy: Principles and Practice E-Book

Author: Stanley J. Szefler,Francisco A Bonilla,Cezmi A Akdis,Hugh Sampson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323339468

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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The third edition of Pediatric Allergy continues this title's steadfast tradition of providing comprehensive, authoritative guidance on the day-to-day diagnosis and management of pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases. You'll have the most up-to-date research at hand thanks to an easily accessible full-color format that highlights a host of new chapters, extensive updates, and clinically focused coverage. Whether you're a student, resident, pediatrician or allergist, you'll appreciate this user-friendly and versatile source for providing optimal care! Includes diagnostic tests available for asthma, upper respiratory allergy, and more. Equips you with an understanding of the immune mechanisms underlying allergic diseases. Features coverage of drug allergies and cross-reactivity. Highlights clinical pearls discussing the best approaches to the care and treatment of pediatric patients. Appendices listing common food allergies and autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases make for quick reference to essential material. Revised asthma section examines current asthma guidelines; school-centered asthma programs; exercise-induced asthma; and new directions in asthma therapy. Includes the most current knowledge relating to emerging asthma within young children, medication adherence, and the impact of infection on the natural history of asthma. New information on gene therapy, stem-cell therapy, and a host of new immunodeficiency diseases helps you obtain the best results from the therapeutics for pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases. Features brand-new chapters on immunopathology; diagnostics and management; potential immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies; current status of immunotherapy for food allergy; and biologic therapies. Focused coverage of today's hot topics in pediatric allergy includes the use of targeted biologics to treat specific activation pathways leading to severe allergic diseases; defects of innate immunity; rheumatic diseases of childhood; and inflammatory disorders. Discusses new studies examining potential etiologies for the increase in food allergy and examines potential immunotherapeutic strategies for treating food allergies. New evidence-based principles of medical care help you make the best use of available medications for your patients.
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Principles of Clinical Cancer Genetics

A Handbook from the Massachusetts General Hospital

Author: Daniel C. Chung,Daniel A. Haber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387938462

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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Advances in genetics are transforming estimates of an individual’s risk of developing cancer and approaches to prevention and management of cancer in those who may have increased susceptibility. Identifying and caring for patients with hereditary cancer syndromes and their family members present a complex clinical, scientific and social challenge. This textbook, by leading experts at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, highlights the current understanding of the genetics of hereditary cancers of the breast, ovary, colorectum, stomach, pancreas, kidney, skin, and endocrine organs. Practical guidelines for the use of genetic testing, cancer screening and surveillance, prophylactic surgery, and promising targeted therapeutic agents are discussed. In addition, ongoing research involving genome-wide screens to identify novel modest risk-associated genetic loci are explored, along with new approaches to the application of genetic markers in guiding therapeutic options.
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Principles of Genome Analysis and Genomics

Author: Sandy B. Primrose,Richard Twyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144431128X

Category: Science

Page: 288

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With the first draft of the human genome project in the publicdomain and full analyses of model genomes now available, thesubject matter of 'Principles of Genome Analysis and Genomics' iseven 'hotter' now than when the first two editions were publishedin 1995 and 1998. In the new edition of this very practical guideto the different techniques and theory behind genomes and genomeanalysis, Sandy Primrose and new author Richard Twyman provide afresh look at this topic. In the light of recent excitingadvancements in the field, the authors have completely revised andrewritten many parts of the new edition with the addition of fivenew chapters. Aimed at upper level students, it is essential thatin this extremely fast moving topic area the text is up to date andrelevant. Completely revised new edition of an establishedtextbook. Features new chapters and examples from exciting new researchin genomics, including the human genome project. Excellent new co-author in Richard Twyman, also co-author ofthe new edition of hugely popular Principles of GeneManipulation. Accompanying web-page to help students deal with this difficulttopic at www.blackwellpublishing.com/primrose
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Pediatric Allergy

Principles and Practice

Author: Donald Y. M. Leung,Stanley J. Szefler,Cezmi A. Akdis,Hugh Sampson,Francisco A. Bonilla

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323298753

Category: Allergy in children

Page: 553

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The third edition of Pediatric Allergy continues this title's steadfast tradition of providing comprehensive, authoritative guidance on the day-to-day diagnosis and management of pediatric allergic and immunologic diseases. You'll have the most up-to-date research at hand thanks to an easily accessible full-color format that highlights a host of new chapters, extensive updates, and clinically focused coverage. Whether you're a student, resident, pediatrician or allergist, you'll appreciate this user-friendly and versatile source for providing optimal care!
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Cancer Principles and Practice of Oncology: Handbook of Clinical Cancer Genetics

Author: Ellen Matloff

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469833883

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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This practical, user-friendly guidebook will allow the clinician to search under disease site for the hereditary cancer syndromes relevant for his/her patient's cancer. For example, a gynecologist oncologist whose patient has ovarian cancer can turn to the Ovary chapter and quickly read a summary of all of the hereditary cancer syndromes that include ovarian cancer. She can learn the questions she should be asking when expanding that patient's personal and family history, which genes are most relevant, whether to refer that patient on for genetic counseling and testing, and how to manage that patient long-term if the patient is mutation positive or negative. The same holds true for the practicing oncologist, surgeon, urologist, endocrinologist, gynecologist, primary care physician, physician's assistant, advanced practice nurse and any other clinician seeing a patient who has had cancer. This guidebook also contains an overview article on genetic counseling and testing and several in depth articles on issues that are up and coming in the field of hereditary cancer.
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Image Analysis and Recognition

International Conference ICIAR 2004, Porto, Portugal, September 29 - October 1, 2004, Proceedings

Author: Aurélio Campilho,Mohamed Kamel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540232230

Category: Computers

Page: 882

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ICIAR 2004, the International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, was the ?rst ICIAR conference, and was held in Porto, Portugal. ICIAR will be organized annually, and will alternate between Europe and North America. ICIAR 2005 will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The idea of o?ering these conferences came as a result of discussion between researchers in Portugal and Canada to encourage collaboration and exchange, mainly between these two countries, but also with the open participation of other countries, addressing recent advances in theory, methodology and applications. The response to the call for papers for ICIAR 2004 was very positive. From 316 full papers submitted, 210 were accepted (97 oral presentations, and 113 - sters). The review process was carried out by the Program Committee members and other reviewers; all are experts in various image analysis and recognition areas. Each paper was reviewed by at least two reviewing parties. The high q- lity of the papers in these proceedings is attributed ?rst to the authors, and second to the quality of the reviews provided by the experts. We would like to thank the authors for responding to our call, and we wholeheartedly thank the reviewers for their excellent work in such a short amount of time. We are espe- ally indebted to the Program Committee for their e?orts that allowed us to set up this publication. We were very pleased to be able to include in the conference, Prof. Murat KuntfromtheSwissFederalInstituteofTechnology,andProf. Mario ́ Figueiredo, oftheInstitutoSuperiorT ́ ecnico,inPortugal.
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Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology - E-Book

Expert Consult

Author: Richard Hoppe,Theodore L. Phillips,Mack Roach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437737757

Category: Medical

Page: 1664

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Stay on top of the latest scientific and therapeutic advances with the new edition of Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Theodore L. Phillips, in collaboration with two new authors, Drs. Richard Hoppe and Mack Roach, offers a multidisciplinary look at the presentation of uniform treatment philosophies for cancer patients emphasizing the "treat for cure" philosophy. You can also explore the implementation of new imaging techniques to locate and treat tumors, new molecularly targeted therapies, and new types of treatment delivery. Supplement your reading with online access to the complete contents of the book, a downloadable image library, and more at expertconsult.com. Gather step-by-step techniques for assessing and implementing radiotherapeutic options with this comprehensive, full-color, clinically oriented text. Review the basic principles behind the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, and more. Use new imaging techniques to anatomically locate tumors before and during treatment. Apply multidisciplinary treatments with advice from experts in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. Explore new treatment options such as proton therapy, which can facilitate precise tumor-targeting and reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs. Stay on the edge of technology with new chapters on IGRT, DNA damage and repair, and molecularly targeted therapies.
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Principles of Genetic Toxicology

Author: D. Brusick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306425325

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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The field of genetic toxicology has gone through remarkable development in the seven years since the appearance of the first edition of Principles of Genetic Toxicology. One branch of toxicology research, chemical mutagenesis, has been elucidated and expanded as a result of increased effort, testing, and the sharing of data. This expansion has occurred not only in the industrialized countries, but also in countries that are comparatively less advanced in scientific implementation. These developing countries have taken advan tage of the basic practical methods that were so well described in the first edition of this work. It is significant to note how many centers have been established throughout the world and are now studying the basic concepts and applying them to practical problems such as the detection of genetic effects caused by exposure to chemicals. In fact, there are now toxicology training centers in twelve countries. Genetic toxicology, in addition to being investigated as a science unto itself, has been taught to people in the applied fields so that these techniques may be put to use in solving other biological problems. For these reasons, it is most useful to have an update of the basic methods and their development. Dr. Brusick should be congratulated for doing such an excellent job of assembling a text that will be worthwhile to any researcher who is interested in the principles of genetic toxicology. Alexander Hollaender Council for Research Planning in Biological Sciences, Inc. Washington, D. C.
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