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Cytochrome P450 2D6: Structure, Function, Regulation and Polymorphism


Shufeng Zhou
March 9, 2016

Cytochromes are proteins that catalyze electron transfer reactions of well-known metabolic pathways and are classified in various superfamilies. The CYP, or P450, superfamily accounts for 90% of the oxidative metabolism of clinical drugs. One member of this superfamily, P450 2D6 (or CYP2D6), singleh...

Military Injury Biomechanics: The Cause and Prevention of Impact Injuries


Melanie Franklyn, Peter Vee Sin Lee
June 12, 2017

Military Injury Biomechanics: The Cause and Prevention of Impact Injuries is a reference manual where information and data from a large number of sources, focussing on injuries related to military events, has been critically reviewed and discussed. The book covers the cause and prevention of impact ...

Nanomedicine for Inflammatory Diseases

Lara Scheherazade Milane, Mansoor M. Amiji
July 20, 2017

Nanomedicine for Inflammatory Diseases is a cutting-edge resource for clinicians and scientists alike, working at the intersection of development and clinical therapeutics. This text is ideal for graduate level courses in nanomedicine, translational medicine, or inflammatory disease. This book is a...

Advances in the Assessment of Dietary Intake

Dale A. Schoeller, M. Westerterp
July 19, 2017

Considerable evidence proves that self-reported dietary intake using written diaries or recalls are subject to bias resulting in poor accuracy. While dietary intake data are needed to drive many nutritional policies, the obesity epidemic has increased the need to assess diet with absolute accuracy....

Why Are We Conscious?: A Scientist’s Take on Consciousness and Extrasensory Perception

David E.H. Jones
July 11, 2017

There are two huge gaps in scientific theory. One, the contradiction between classical and quantum mechanics, is discussed in many publications. The other, the total failure to explain why anything made of atoms (such as ourselves) can be conscious, has little acknowledgement. The main thesis of...

An Introduction to Physical Oncology: How Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling Can Improve Cancer Therapy Outcomes

Vittorio Cristini, Eugene Koay, Zhihui Wang
July 10, 2017

Physical oncology has the potential to revolutionize cancer research and treatment. The fundamental rationale behind this approach is that physical processes, such as transport mechanisms for drug molecules within tissue and forces exchanged by cancer cells with tissue, may play an equally...

Drug Delivery: An Integrated Clinical and Engineering Approach

Yitzhak Rosen, Pablo Gurman, Noel Elman
July 10, 2017

Integrating the clinical and engineering aspects of drug delivery, this book offers a much needed comprehensive overview and patient-oriented approach for enhanced drug delivery optimization and advancement. Starting with an introduction to the subject and pharmacokinetics, it explores advances for...

Biosimilars and Interchangeable Biologics: Strategic Elements

Sarfaraz K. Niazi
July 01, 2017

What’s the Deal with Biosimilars? Biosimilars are gaining momentum as new protein therapeutic candidates that can help fill a vital need in the healthcare industry. The biological drugs are produced by recombinant DNA technology that allows for large-scale production and an overall reduction time...

Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition

Firdos Alam Khan
July 01, 2017

A single source reference covering every aspect of biotechnology, Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition breaks down the basic fundamentals of this discipline, and highlights both conventional and modern approaches unique to the industry. In addition to recent advances and updates relevant to...

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry

Vijay Kumar Thakur
July 01, 2017

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry discusses the synthesis, characterization, and properties of multifunctional cellulose-based graft copolymers. Presenting the contributions of accomplished experts in the field of natural cellulosic polymers, this authoritative text:...

Computational Bioengineering

Guigen Zhang
July 01, 2017

Arguably the first book of its kind, Computational Bioengineering explores the power of multidisciplinary computer modeling in bioengineering. Written by experts, the book examines the interplay of multiple governing principles underlying common biomedical devices and problems, bolstered by case...

Imaging for Plastic Surgery

Luca Saba, Warren M. Rozen, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Diego Ribuffo
July 01, 2017

Preoperative imaging is increasingly being adopted for preoperative planning in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Accurate preoperative analysis can reduce the length of operations and maximize surgical design and dissection techniques. Imaging for Plastic Surgery covers the techniques,...

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications

Claudio N. Cavasotto
July 01, 2017

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications provides a comprehensive, unified, and in-depth overview of the current methodological strategies in computer-aided drug discovery and design. Its main aims are to introduce the theoretical framework and algorithms,...

Biomechanics: Principles and Practices

Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino
July 01, 2017

Presents Current Principles and Applications Biomedical engineering is considered to be the most expansive of all the engineering sciences. Its function involves the direct combination of core engineering sciences as well as knowledge of nonengineering disciplines such as biology and medicine....