Oxford Handbook of Genetics

Oxford Handbook of Genetics

This handbook provides accessible information on specific genetic diseases, and possible genetic components of major diseases, for the primary health care team and junior doctor in training.

Author: Guy Bradley-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199545360

Category: Medical

Page: 449

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Genetics is a rapidly changing field, making it difficult for Primary Care practitioners to keep up to date. This book is a collaboration between 2 consultant geneticists, and 2 experienced GPs. This small book provides accessible information, including explanatory diagrams and family trees, about both specific genetic diseases and the possible genetic components of major diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, for the primary health care team. It aims tohelp practitioners to know why, when and where they should refer patients or affected families to get the best advice about, or surveillance of, genetic disease. It also contains information about the genetic testing which may be offered in secondary care. Each chapter also contains a list ofresources which might be of further use to the practitioner or their patient. There are chapters on cancer, as well as antenatal screening, and specific problems that may arise from such screening.
Categories: Medical

Oxford Handbook of Genetics

Oxford Handbook of Genetics

This handbook provides accessible information on specific genetic diseases, and possible genetic components of major diseases, for the primary health care team and junior doctor in training.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0199598924

Category: Medical genetics

Page: 449

View: 860

This handbook provides accessible information on specific genetic diseases, and possible genetic components of major diseases, for the primary health care team and junior doctor in training. It assists with why, when, and where to refer patients, and affected families, to get the best advice about genetic disease.
Categories: Medical genetics

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology

This handbook covers the history of philosophy of biology then moves on to evolutionary theory. It continues with discussions of molecular biology and ecology, and covers biology and ethics as well as biology and religion.

Author: Michael Ruse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195182057

Category: Philosophy

Page: 642

View: 346

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology contains exciting new essays written to introduce the reader to one of the most vibrant areas of scholarship today. The handbook covers the history of the topic, moves through evolutionary theory, continues with discussions of molecular biology and ecology, and covers biology and ethics as well as biology and religion. There is no better way of learning about this dynamic subject than through the essays in this volume.
Categories: Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics

Philippa Levine is the Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin.

Author: Alison Bashford

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195373141

Category: History

Page: 586

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Philippa Levine is the Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. Her books include Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, and The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset. --
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Molecular Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Molecular Psychology

The interdisciplinary entries in this handbook are organized around the principle of "molecular psychology," which unites cutting-edge research from such wide-ranging disciplines as clinical neuroscience and genetics, psychology, behavioral ...

Author: Turhan Canli

Publisher: Oxford Library of Psychology

ISBN: 9780199753888

Category: Medical

Page: 459

View: 123

This entry in the Oxford Library of Psychology compiles cutting- edge research organized around the concept "molecular psychology," which applies principles of molecular biology to the study of behavior and its neural underpinnings. Determining the biological bases for behavior, and the extent to which we can observe and explain their neural underpinnings, requires a bold, broadly defined research methodology. The interdisciplinary entries in this handbook are organized around the principle of "molecular psychology," which unites cutting-edge research from such wide-ranging disciplines as clinical neuroscience and genetics, psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and neuroethology. For the first time in a single volume, leaders in diverse research areas use molecular approaches to investigate social behavior, psychopathology, emotion, cognition and stress in healthy volunteers, patient populations, and an array of non-human species including rodents, insects, fish, and non-human primates. Chapters draw on molecular methods covering candidate genes, genome-wide association studies, copy number variations, gene expression studies, and epigenetics while addressing the ethical, legal, and social issues to emerge from this new and exciting research approach.
Categories: Medical

Oxford Desk Reference Clinical Genetics and Genomics

Oxford Desk Reference  Clinical Genetics and Genomics

Preceded by Oxford desk reference. Clinical genetics / Helen V. Firth, Jane A. Hurst, with Judith G. Hall (consulting editor). 2005.

Author: Helen V. Firth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199557509

Category: Genetic disorders

Page: 877

View: 898

Preceded by Oxford desk reference. Clinical genetics / Helen V. Firth, Jane A. Hurst, with Judith G. Hall (consulting editor). 2005.
Categories: Genetic disorders

Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians to disseminate the fundamental scientific principles that underpin clinical medicine, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of ...

Author: Robert Wilkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199588442

Category: Medical

Page: 962

View: 247

Written by biomedical scientists and clinicians to disseminate the fundamental scientific principles that underpin clinical medicine, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences provides a clear, easily digestible account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry, and an investigation of the traditional pillars of medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology and pharmacology) integrated in the context of each of the major systems relevant to the human body. Cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and thoroughly illustrated, it is the ideal introduction to the basic medical sciences for junior medical students, and a perfect revision guide for senior students.
Categories: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics

The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics

Anyone who wants to know how the central debates in bioethics have developed in recent years, and where the debates are going, will want to consult this book.

Author: Bonnie Steinbock

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199273359

Category: Medical

Page: 747

View: 381

Bonnie Steinbock presents the authoritative, state-of-the-art guide to current issues in bioethics, covering 30 topics in original essays by some of the world's leading figures in the field, as well as by some newer 'up-and-comers'. Anyone who wants to know how the central debates in bioethics have developed in recent years, and where the debates are going, will want to consult this book.
Categories: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

Leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field, including work in animal behaviour; anatomy, genetics and neurology; the prehistory of language; the development of our uniquely linguistic species; and language ...

Author: Maggie Tallerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199541119

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 763

View: 912

Leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field, including work in animal behaviour; anatomy, genetics and neurology; the prehistory of language; the development of our uniquely linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and change.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of Neuronal Protein Synthesis

The Oxford Handbook of Neuronal Protein Synthesis

The Oxford Handbook of Neuronal Protein Synthesis reviews the mechanisms of translational control used by the nervous system, as well as how nervous system functions, such as plasticity and homeostasis, depend on accurate translational ...

Author: Wayne S. Sossin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190686307

Category: Nerve tissue proteins

Page: 512

View: 320

The Oxford Handbook of Neuronal Protein Synthesis reviews the mechanisms of translational control used by the nervous system, as well as how nervous system functions, such as plasticity and homeostasis, depend on accurate translational control. The handbook extensively covers how dysregulation of protein synthesis can manifest itself in many distinct pathological processes, including neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Categories: Nerve tissue proteins

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics 3e

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics 3e

Fully revised for the new edition, this handbook covers all significant aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics.

Author: Robert C. Tasker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198789888

Category:

Page: 1040

View: 162

Fully revised for the new edition, this handbook covers all significant aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. Areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations, and child protection are covered in a user-friendly and succinct style.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Neurobiology of Pain

The Oxford Handbook of the Neurobiology of Pain

The Oxford Handbook of the Neurobiology of Pain represents a state of the art overview of the rapidly developing field of pain research.

Author: Professor John N. Wood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190860516

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 759

The Oxford Handbook of the Neurobiology of Pain represents a state of the art overview of the rapidly developing field of pain research. As populations age, the number of people in pain is growing dramatically, with half the population living with pain. The opioid crisis has highlighted this problem. The present volume is thus very timely, providing expert overviews of many complex topics in pain research that are likely to be of interest not just to pain researchers, but also to pain clinicians who are seeking new therapeutic opportunities to develop analgesics. Many of the topics covered are of interest to neuroscientists, as pain is one of the most amenable sensations for mechanistic dissection. The present volume covers all aspects of the topic, from a history of pain through invertebrate model systems to the human genetics of pain and functional imaging. Chapters include the role of ion channels, the opioid system, the immune and sympathetic systems, as well as the mechanisms that transform acute to chronic pain. Migraine and the interplay between sleep and pain are also discussed. New technology in the form of transgenic animals, chemogenetics, optogenetics, and proteomic analyses are providing significant advances in our research and are covered as well. Demystifying pain through an understanding of its fundamental biology, as outlined in this volume, is the most direct route to ameliorating this vast human problem.
Categories: Science

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience

The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience

This Handbook examines disparities in public health by highlighting recent theoretical and methodological advances in cultural neuroscience.

Author: Joan Chiao

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199357376

Category: Cognition and culture

Page: 432

View: 327

This Handbook examines disparities in public health by highlighting recent theoretical and methodological advances in cultural neuroscience. It traces the interactions of cultural, biological, and environmental factors that create adverse physical and mental health conditions among populations, and investigates how the policies of cultural and governmental institutions influence such outcomes. In addition to providing an overview of the current research, chapters demonstrate how a cultural neuroscience approach to the study of the mind, brain, and behavior can help stabilize the quality of health of societies at large. The volume will appeal especially to graduate students and professional scholars working in psychology and population genetics. The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience represents the first collection of scholarly contributions from the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium (ICNC), an interdisciplinary group of scholars from epidemiology, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, genetics, and psychiatry dedicated to advancing an understanding of culture and health using theory and methods from cultural neuroscience. The Handbook is intended to introduce future generations of scholars to foundations in cultural neuroscience, and to equip them to address the grand challenges in global mental health in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Cognition and culture

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation

Provides an authoritative guide to investigation and diagnosis. Describes key symptoms and signs, alongisde appropriate tests, and highlights pitfalls in interpreting results.

Author: Drew Provan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198766537

Category:

Page: 1008

View: 696

With major advances in technology there are thousands of clinical and laboratory tests available, forming a key part of the diagnostic process in the highly complex field of modern medicine. This handbook provides a patient-orientated approach to investigation, with a comprehensive review of specialty-related tests. Written in the Oxford Handbook style, this book features references and up-to-date website links for extra clinical detail. This new edition has been revised to include the most recent developments in investigatory tests, with clear step-by-step instructions and updated illustrations to provide greater clarifying background to the text. Written by an experienced team of active clinicians, this is invaluable for junior doctors as a quick reference, as well as senior medical students preparing for examinations.
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Handbook of Physical Measurements

Handbook of Physical Measurements

This handbook provides a practical collection of reference data on a variety of physical measurements for use in the evaluation of children and adults with dysmorphic features and/or structural anomalies.

Author: Karen W. Gripp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199935710

Category: Medical

Page: 582

View: 442

This handbook provides a practical collection of reference data on a variety of physical measurements for use in the evaluation of children and adults with dysmorphic features and/or structural anomalies. Each chapter concentrates on a specific body area.
Categories: Medical

Human Malformations and Related Anomalies

Human Malformations and Related Anomalies

The central theme of this text is to provide information on individual anomalies et to connect these anomalies to the malformation syndromes et associated problems, primarily through the use of differential diagnostic tables.

Author: Roger E. Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199386031

Category: Medical

Page: 978

View: 805

The central theme of this text is to provide information on individual anomalies et to connect these anomalies to the malformation syndromes et associated problems, primarily through the use of differential diagnostic tables.
Categories: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development

The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development

This volume is divided into five general sections (ID and its connection to genetics, relationships, cognitive development, socio-emotional development, and development of language), with each focused on a domain of functioning or aspect of ...

Author: Jacob A. Burack

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195305012

Category: Psychology

Page: 413

View: 110

Though the tremendous amount of recently-emerged developmentally-oriented research has produced much progress in understanding the personality, social, and emotional characteristics of persons with intellectual disabilities (ID), there is still much we don't know, and the vast task of precisely charting functioning in all these areas, while also identifying the associated fine-tuned, complex, and intertwined questions that crop up along the way, seems daunting and insurmountable. The goal of The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Development is to update the field with new, precise research and sophisticated theory regarding individuals with ID provided by seasoned developmental theorists who have made original conceptual contributions to the field. This volume is divided into five general sections (ID and its connection to genetics, relationships, cognitive development, socio-emotional development, and development of language), with each focused on a domain of functioning or aspect of life that is inherent to an integrated, transactional perspective of development. While developmental approaches to understanding persons with intellectual disability will continue to emerge, this comprehensive volume is a must-read for specialists and developmental psychologists who must have the conceptual foundations for examining the developmental trajectories across persons with any of the many different ID etiologies.
Categories: Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Fully revised for the new edition, this handbook covers all significant aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics.

Author: Robert C. Tasker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199608300

Category: Medical

Page: 1072

View: 555

Fully revised for the new edition, this handbook covers all significant aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. Areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations and child protection are covered in a user-friendly and succinct style.
Categories: Medical

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology Vol 1

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology  Vol  1

This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of what is now known about psychological development, from birth to biological maturity, and it highlights how cultural, social, cognitive, neural, and molecular processes work together to yield ...

Author: Philip David Zelazo

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199958450

Category: Psychology

Page: 1024

View: 488

This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of what is now known about psychological development, from birth to biological maturity, and it highlights how cultural, social, cognitive, neural, and molecular processes work together to yield human behavior and changes in human behavior.
Categories: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science

This handbook provides both an overview of state-of-the-art scholarship in philosophy of science, as well as a guide to new directions in the discipline.

Author: Paul Humphreys

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190630706

Category: Philosophy

Page: 960

View: 892

This handbook provides both an overview of state-of-the-art scholarship in philosophy of science, as well as a guide to new directions in the discipline. Section I contains broad overviews of the main lines of research and the state of established knowledge in six principal areas of the discipline, including computational, physical, biological, psychological and social sciences, as well as general philosophy of science. Section II covers what are considered to be the traditional topics in the philosophy of science, such as causation, probability, models, ethics and values, and explanation. Section III identifies new areas of investigation that show promise of becoming important areas of research, including the philosophy of astronomy and astrophysics, data, complexity theory, neuroscience, simulations, post-Kuhnian philosophy, post-empiricist epistemology, and emergence. Most chapters are accessible to scientifically educated non-philosophers as well as to professional philosophers, and the contributors - all leading researchers in their field -- bring diverse perspectives from the North American, European, and Australasian research communities. This volume is an essential resource for scholars and students.
Categories: Philosophy