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Biomaterials and Immune Response: Complications, Mechanisms and Immunomodulation

Nihal Engin Vrana
July 26, 2018

The interactions of the biomaterials with the host immune system is crucial for their functionality. This book aims to provide the reader with a better understanding of the role of the immune system in biomaterial applications. For this end, the book has dedicated chapters for i) explaining immune...

Tissue Phenomics: Profiling Cancer Patients for Treatment Decisions

Gerd Binnig, Ralf Huss, Günter Schmidt
February 02, 2018

In the age of digitization our society is transformed into a new state. In particular, machine intelligence dramatically elevates our capability to create and digest information. Naturally, healthcare is also impacted by this trend and will even be more transformed into a informatic driven...

The Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Ronald A. Asherson
December 13, 2017

Written by the foremost researchers in the field, this book gathers together in a single source the many important clinical associations of antiphospholipid antibodies. Antibody-related clotting mechanisms and their relationship to conditions such as recurrent strokes, chorea, multi infarct...

Connexin Cell Communication Channels: Roles in the Immune System and Immunopathology

Ernesto Oviedo-Orta, Brenda R. Kwak, William Howard Evans
November 15, 2017

Plasma membrane-associated channels known as gap junctions, along with their protein building blocks—connexins—have an important functional role in a range of immunological processes, including heart function, cell growth and specialization, and early development. Spanning basic science and...

Handbook of Eicosanoids (1987): Volume I, Part B

A. L. Willis
October 02, 2017

Building upon the extensive compilation of biochemical data featured in Volume I of the Handbook of Eicosanoids, the new Volume II describes the past, present, and potential future impact of eicosanoid research on new drug development. The reader is taken from a historical perspective through...

Handbook of Eicosanoids (1987): Volume I, Part A

A. L. Willis
September 28, 2017

Building upon the extensive compilation of biochemical data featured in Volume I of the Handbook of Eicosanoids, the new Volume II describes the past, present, and potential future impact of eicosanoid research on new drug development. The reader is taken from a historical perspective through...

Rat Hybridomas and Rat Monoclonal Antibodies (1990)

Herve Bazin
September 20, 2017

The purpose of this book is to provide information which supports the fact that rat hybridomas are no more difficult to develop than mouse hybridomas. This is the first book devoted to the development of rat hybridomas. It includes theories, step-by-step techniques, ingredients and apparatus. The...

Hepatocyte and Kupffer Cell Interactions (1992)

Timothy R. Billiar, Ronald D. Curran
September 20, 2017

Hepatocyte and Kupffer Cell Interactions presents a comprehensive discussion of historical and recent information regarding this diverse field of research. The role of Kupffer cells and hepatoctyes in normal physiology, nonseptic pathological states, and in sepsis is examined. Microanatomy and...

Food Allergy: Methods of Detection and Clinical Studies

Anas M. Abdel Rahman
August 22, 2017

This book explores the recent advances and integrations in molecular technology in food research platforms, which have revolutionized the way we discover and trace potential allergens in our food and drugs and how we utilize that for diagnosis and management. These different technologies for global...

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns

Joseph R. Masci, Elizabeth Bass
August 21, 2017

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns is a concise description and discussion of the Ebola virus and disease. The intended audience is medical practitioners, including those working in endemic areas as well as health-facility planners and public health practitioners. The book fills an...

Food Allergy: Molecular and Clinical Practice

Andreas L. Lopata
August 18, 2017

Food allergy is an adverse immunological reaction to allergens present in food. Up to 4% adults and 8% children are affected by food allergy. The increase in allergic diseases to food has led to the need for better diagnostics and more effective therapeutic approaches. This book describes the...

Nanomedicine for Inflammatory Diseases

Lara Scheherazade Milane, Mansoor M. Amiji
July 18, 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...

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