Biomedical Science


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Neurophotonics and Brain Mapping

Yu Chen, Babak Kateb
June 07, 2017

Understanding how the brain works and developing effective therapeutics are important in advancing neuroscience and improving clinical patient care. This book covers state-of-the-art research and development in optical technologies and applications for brain mapping and therapeutics. It provides a...

Handbook of Primate Behavioral Management

Steven J. Schapiro
May 23, 2017

The Handbook of Primate Behavioral Management (HPBM) fills a void in the scientific literature, providing those who work with nonhuman primates (NHPs) with a centralized reference for many issues related to the care and behavioral management of captive nonhuman primates. While there are numerous...

Neuromorphic Photonics

Paul R. Prucnal, Bhavin J. Shastri
May 08, 2017

As society’s appetite for information continues to grow, so does our need to process this information with increasing speed and versatility. Conventional one-size-fits-all solutions offered by digital electronics can no longer satisfy this need, as Moore’s law, interconnection density, and the von...

EEG/ERP Analysis: Methods and Applications

Kamel Nidal, Aamir Saeed Malik
April 27, 2017

Changes in the neurological functions of the human brain are often a precursor to numerous degenerative diseases. Advanced EEG systems and other monitoring systems used in preventive diagnostic procedures incorporate innovative features for brain monitoring functions such as real-time automated...

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management: Rodents

Cholawat Pacharinsak, Jennifer C. Smith
April 10, 2017

Rodents are the most commonly used species in biomedical research. Individuals conducting rodent research are often responsible to ensure that all areas of anesthesia and analgesia are performed humanely. Anesthetic agent selection, anesthetic monitoring, and postoperative pain assessment and...

Epilepsy: The Intersection of Neurosciences, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics

Ivan Osorio, Hitten P. Zaveri, Mark G. Frei, Susan Arthurs
March 29, 2017

Epilepsy, one of the most prevalent neurological disorders, affects approximately 1% (greater than 60 million) of the world's population. In an estimated 20 million of these patients, seizures are not controlled even by multiple anti-seizure drugs, and are extremely difficult to predict. Epilepsy:...

Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation: From Impairment to Participation

Marcia Finlayson
March 29, 2017

"MS is always in the back of your mind. If there is something you want to do, you always wonder if the MS will allow you do to it."—Darlene, living with MS for 22 years Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is challenging and multidimensional. MS pervades all aspects of life: one’s body becomes...

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Barry R. Komisaruk, Gabriela González-Mariscal
February 16, 2017

Inspired by Carlos Beyer’s 50 years of pioneering research and influence on his students and colleagues, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology builds upon Beyer’s fundamental discoveries and concepts as well as their widespread implications. It presents original research and reviews on mechanisms — genomic...

Neural Cell Biology

Cheng Wang, William Slikker, Jr.
February 13, 2017

This book delineates how systems biology, pharmacogenomic, and behavioral approaches, as applied to neurodevelopmental toxicology, provide a structure to arrange information in a biological model. The text reviews and discusses approaches that can be used as effective tools to dissect mechanisms...

Deep Brain Stimulation: Indications and Applications

Kendall H. Lee, Penelope S. Duffy, Allan J. Bieber
December 05, 2016

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a widely used therapy for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Its therapeutic success has led to the application of DBS for an increasing spectrum of conditions. However, the fundamental relationships between neural...

Handbook of Neuroimaging Data Analysis

Hernando Ombao, Martin Lindquist, Wesley Thompson, John Aston
November 14, 2016

This book explores various state-of-the-art aspects behind the statistical analysis of neuroimaging data. It examines the development of novel statistical approaches to model brain data. Designed for researchers in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, cognitive science, computer engineering...

Handbook of Ion Channels

Jie Zheng, Matthew C. Trudeau
October 19, 2016

The New Benchmark for Understanding the Latest Developments of Ion Channels Ion channels control the electrical properties of neurons and cardiac cells, mediate the detection and response to sensory stimuli, and regulate the response to physical stimuli. They can often interact with the cellular...