Molecular Diagnostics

Part 1: Technical Backgrounds and Quality Aspects

Author: E. van Pelt-Verkuil,W.B. van Leeuwen,R. te Witt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981131604X

Category: Medical

Page: 457

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The books Molecular Diagnostics Part 1 and 2 provide a comprehensive and practical overview of the state-of-the-art molecular biological diagnostic strategies that are being used in a wide variety of disciplines. The editors and experts in their respective fields have combined their knowledge to write these two books. Many years of experience in the development, application and quality control of molecular diagnostic methods is reflected herewith. Molecular Diagnostics Part 1 is dedicated to the theoretical backgrounds of the technologies often applied in molecular diagnostics, in which nucleic acid amplification methods (such as real-time PCR), sequencing and bioinformatics are the basic tools. The assay design and -development, combined with items of trouble-shooting are described in detail. As a foundation of reliable molecular diagnostic assays, the quality control required for validation, implementation and performance of molecular diagnostic assays is thoroughly discussed. This book also provides extensive information for those working with molecular techniques in a wide variety of research applications using conventional and real-time PCR technology, Sanger and high throughput sequencing techniques, and bioinformatics. Molecular Diagnostics Part 2 highlights the applications of the molecular diagnostic methods in the various diagnostic laboratories, comprising: - Clinical microbiology - Clinical chemistry - Clinical genetics - Clinical pathology - Molecular hematopathology - Veterinary health - Plant health - Food safety Both full-colour and well-illustrated books are particularly valuable for students, clinicians, scientists and other professionals who are interested in (designing) molecular diagnostic methods and for those who wish to broaden their knowledge on the current molecular biological revolution. The information in the books highlights the trend of the integration of multiple (clinical) disciplines into one universal molecular laboratory.

Women's Health in Gastroenterology, An Issue of Gastroenterology Clinics of North America,

Author: Laurel R. Fisher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323446159

Category: Medical

Page: 241

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The goal of this issue of Gastroenterology Clinics is to present GI diseases which affect women uniquely, such as pelvic floor problems and pregnancy related disorders, or which require a more considered approach such as functional bowel disease or autoimmune processes. It will also address the position of women and female gastroenterologists in the health system as a whole. This issue is published at an exciting, transitional time in the future of gastroenterology, as we adjust approaches for the assessment of disease in a large portion of our patient population, and as we address the challenges in practicing medicine based on the uniqueness of specific populations.

Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic

Author: Richard A. McKay

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022606395X


Page: 400

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Much has been written about Gaetan Dugas, the sexually insatiable French Canadian flight attendant who came to be known as "Patient Zero," the man who has been blamed for sparking the AIDS epidemic in the United States. Newspapers around the world picked up on journalist Randy Shilts's narrative of Dugas as the "Quebecois version of Typhoid Mary." But late in October of 2016, newspapers around the world galvanized again, this time picking up on a stunning development: it turns out that the AIDS virus was circulating within U.S. borders a full decade before it was officially recognized in 1981. Two researchers for Nature made the announcement that Dugas was not the source of the pandemic in North America. New techniques of RNA analysis allowed for assembling the complete HIV genome and tracking its history. One of the two researchers is our historian author, Richard McKay, and he has now come forward to tell the full story of how the idea of an epidemic's "Patient Zero" swiftly came to exert such a strong grip on the scientific, media, and popular consciousness. This book does a spectacular job of reconstructing the role of Gaetan Dugas, surely the most demonized patient in history, and of how institutions like the CDC created meaning and allocated blame when dealing with a new epidemic disease. There is truly riveting biographical material here about Dugas and also about Shilts, all from primary written and oral sources. McKay illuminates powerful ruptures within the LGBT community that were laid bare by the AIDS epidemic, and he gives us the first holistic account of responses to that epidemic, expanding our knowledge of VD surveillance in mid-20th century as well as imparting intimate understanding of the illness experience of Dugas, who died in 1984. A potential publicity bonanza, Patient Zero is myth-smashing revisionist history at its best.

Society in Focus

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: William E. Thompson,Joseph V. Hickey,Mica L. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255986

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 6959


Examining the role of mass media and information technology in contemporary society, Society In Focus, Eighth Edition, emphasizes the increasing diversity and globalization of societies everywhere. It is designed to help students think clearly and critically about sociological issues, concepts, and methods. Questioning is at the heart of this approach, and as students read this book they are encouraged to become part of the sociological enterprise—rather than remain passive observers. Every element of the text is designed to challenge students to evaluate social issues and, guided by the sociological imagination, to clearly formulate their own positions. By asking questions that demand sociological and creative thought, students are reminded that their conclusions and decisions, as well as their non-decisions and inaction, may have important social consequences. New to this edition: • New coauthor Mica Thompson, an experienced teacher of introduction to sociology, brings a fresh new perspective as well as a wide array of different life experiences to this edition of Society in Focus. • An expanded critical analysis in Chapter 1 introduces all forms of media and technology, and every chapter examines an aspect of their powerful social influence. • Chapters 9, 16, and 17 have been updated to include the most recent worldwide financial and economic developments, to help explain globalization and cultural diversity. • Expanded application of feminist theory in every chapter to help students recognize the importance of gender diversity and the contributions of that theoretical perspective in sociology. • Updated and brand new boxes throughout encourage students to take a closer look at society and selected social issues.

A Practical Guide to Fascial Manipulation

An Evidence- and Clinical-Based Approach

Author: Tuulia Luomala,Mika Pihlman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702066583


Page: 229

View: 2203


This book focuses on concepts around evaluating the fascia based on functional testing, movement and direction in specific spatial planes, and the location of specific areas to treat safely.

Entrepreneurship Interactive EBook

The Practice and Mindset

Author: Heidi M. Neck,Christopher P. Neck,Emma L. Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781506356761


Page: N.A

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This Interactive eBook is FREE when bundled with the print version! Instructors: Bundle the Interactive eBook with its print version and your students get the eBook for free! Order using bundle ISBN: 978-1-5063-7615-8 Contact your Sales Representative for more information. Students: Still need to purchase an Access Code? Just select the "BUY NOW" button on this page to purchase your interactive eBook and obtain your individual access code. This dynamic Interactive eBook version of the First Edition of Neck, Entrepreneurship goes way beyond highlighting and note-taking! Read your mobile-friendly eBook anywhere, anytime with easy access across desktop, smartphone, and tablet devices. Using the VitalSource Bookshelf� platform, download your book to a personal computer and read it offline, share notes and highlights with instructors and classmates who are using the same eBook, and "follow" friends and instructors as they make their own notes and highlights. Simply click on icons in the eBook to experience a broad array of multimedia resources as well as get access to academic and professional articles. VIDEO: Relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, animated graphics, and other clips bring deeper learning and understanding as you explore key topics. AUDIO: Engaging podcasts and audio resources supplement and enrich key points within the text. REFERENCE AND JOURNAL ARTICLES: Access to articles from SAGE's influential journals, handbooks, and encyclopedias offer important background and exposure to seminal work in your field of study.