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Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

Carlos F. Amábile-Cuevas
December 30, 2015

The presence of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment (i.e., outside of clinical settings, such as antibiotic-treated patients or antibiotic-impregnated locations, such as hospitals) is a cause of growing worldwide concern, as it reveals the...

Nanoparticulate Vaccine Delivery Systems

Martin J. D'Souza
June 01, 2015

Recent years have seen the development of novel technologies that use nanoparticles and microparticles to deliver vaccines by the oral and microneedle-based transdermal route of administration. These new technologies enable the formulation of vaccine particles containing vaccine antigens, without...

Immune System Modelling and Simulation

Filippo Castiglione, Franco Celada
April 07, 2015

The book describes a computational model of the immune system reaction, C-ImmSim, built along the lines of the computer model known as the Celada-Seiden model (CS-model). The computational counterpart of the CS-model is called IMMSIM which stands for IMMune system SIMulator. IMMSIM was written in...

Immunobiology of the Shark

Sylvia L. Smith, Robert B. Sim, Martin F. Flajnik
December 04, 2014

Immunity studies in sharks over the past three decades have produced some remarkable discoveries. If one message rings true, it is that alternative animal model systems, such as sharks and their relatives, have contributed very substantially to a better understanding of the development evolution of...

The Immune System

Peter Parham
October 01, 2014

The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical...

Health and the Gut: The Emerging Role of Intestinal Microbiota in Disease and Therapeutics

William Olds
August 04, 2014

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. The study of the intestinal ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut—the gut microbiome—is a new field that is rapidly evolving. This book serves as an introduction to some of the new and exciting research that is being done in this field....

Comparative Immunoglobulin Genetics

Azad K. Kaushik, Yfke Pasman
May 01, 2014

This contemporary book covers significant new knowledge that has emerged during the last two decades and, thus, provides novel antibody phylogenetic perspectives relevant to development of new antibody-based therapeutics and vaccines. It fills a much-needed niche in the area of immunoglobulin...

Probiotics: Immunobiotics and Immunogenics

Haruki Kitazawa, Julio Villena, Susana Alvarez
September 24, 2013

Written by international experts, this book reviews recent, cutting-edge research on the use of immunoregulatory probiotics (immunobiotics) and their bioactive compounds (immunogenics) to prevent disease and improve health. Each chapter provides critical insight, reviews current research, discusses...

Immunology: An Illustrated Outline

David Male
July 30, 2013

Immunology: An Illustrated Outline is both a review guide to the essential principles of immunology and a concise dictionary of immunological terms. It can be used as a review tool in preparation for course exams and medical licensing exams, or as a refresher when this content is encountered in...

Making and Using Antibodies: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Gary C. Howard, Matthew R. Kaser
July 29, 2013

Antibodies protect us from a wide range of infectious diseases and cancers and have become an indispensable tool in science—both for conventional immune response research as well as other areas related to protein identification analysis. This second edition of Making and Using Antibodies: A...

Neuroviral Infections: Two Volume Set

Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek
February 22, 2013

Two-Volume Set: Neurovirology is an interdisciplinary field representing a melding of virology, clinical neuroscience, molecular pathogenesis, diagnostic virology, molecular biology, and immunology. Neuroviral Infections: General Principles and DNA Viruses covers recent developments in the area of...

Neuroviral Infections: RNA Viruses and Retroviruses

Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek
February 20, 2013

Neurovirology is an interdisciplinary field representing a melding of virology, clinical neuroscience, molecular pathogenesis, diagnostic virology, molecular biology, and immunology. Neuroviral Infections: RNA Viruses and Retroviruses presents an up-to-date overview of the general principles of...