Biomedical Science

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Handbook of Natural Toxins: Toxicology of Plant and Fungal Compounds

R. F. Keeler
March 01, 1991

This volume describes some of the new research published since volume 1 of the series, Plant and fungal toxins , was published in 1983. A few chapters update topics previously treated, but most describe in depth the toxicologic and chemical aspects of other topics. Thus volumes 1 and 6 together prov...

Handbook of Natural Toxins: Reptile Venoms and Toxins

Anthony Tu
February 28, 1991

In 24 contributed chapters, 37 international specialists describe the latest developments in research on snake venom including different types of venoms and toxins, actions, antidotes, and applications and summarize what is known to date on Gila monster and frog toxins. Some 70 tables provide essent...

Early Parenting and Later Child Achievement

Arnold Honig
February 04, 1991


Bioinstrumentation and Biosensors

Donald L. Wise
January 31, 1991

This reference text consists of contributed chapters by specialists directly carrying out research and development in this emerging field which joins advanced microelectronics with modern biotechnology. Chapters present novel biotechnology-based microelectronic instruments, such as those used for de...

Basic Bioreactor Design

Klaas van't Riet, Johannes Tramper
January 07, 1991

Based on a graduate course in biochemical engineering, provides the basic knowledge needed for the efficient design of bioreactors and the relevant principles and data for practical process engineering, with an emphasis on enzyme reactors and aerated reactors for microorganisms. Includes exercises,...

Biosynthesis and Biodegradation of Cellulose

Candace H. Haigler
December 20, 1990

A gathering of articles bringing together knowledge of both the synthesis and degradation of a pervasive biological substance, cellulose. Topics include native cellulose; particle rosettes and terminal globules; microfibril biogenesis; synthesis in Acetobacter xylinum ; biodegradation measurement; e...

Toxicological Study of Pesticides in Animals

T.S.S. Dikshith
December 19, 1990

This book discusses studies that have been conducted on various animal species. The book reviews the effects of pesticides through changes in behavior, the nature of morphological and biochemical lesions, as well as the tracking of the metabolic disposition of pesticides in target sites of an...

Extractive Bioconversions

B. Mattiasson
November 30, 1990

Contributors from European and US universities and corporations review recent developments in the integration of downstream processing and bioconversion, describing their experience with many separation technologies, including some still in the experimental stage. The topics include the construction...

Practical Statistics for Medical Research

Douglas G. Altman
November 22, 1990

Most medical researchers, whether clinical or non-clinical, receive some background in statistics as undergraduates. However, it is most often brief, a long time ago, and largely forgotten by the time it is needed. Furthermore, many introductory texts fall short of adequately explaining the...

Polymers for Controlled Drug Delivery

Peter J. Tarcha
November 21, 1990

Polymers for Controlled Drug Delivery addresses the challenges of designing macromolecules that deliver therapeutic agents that function safely and in concert with living organisms. The book primarily discusses classes of polymers and polymeric vehicles, including particulates, such as latexes,...

Avian Cellular Immunology

Jagdev M. Sharma
November 21, 1990

Knowledge regarding avian cellular immunity has expanded rapidly within the last few years and new information continues to accumulate. It is now a well-established fact that cell-mediated immunity plays a major role in the defense against neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases in chickens. The...