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Developmental Neurobiology

Lynne Bianchi
October 25, 2017

Developmental Neurobiology tells the extraordinary process of neural development by showing how the scientific discoveries were made and how the hypotheses evolved over time. Each chapter explores the specific mechanisms of development while highlighting the key experiments and methods used to make...

Aging: Exploring a Complex Phenomenon

Shamim I. Ahmad
October 25, 2017

This book is a detailed and comprehensive synthesis of the scientific study of aging. Dozens of contributions from leading scholars review various theories of aging, and molecular, cellular, biochemical and microbial aspects of aging, among just a few of the topics included. Authoritative, wide...

Optical Imaging Techniques in Cell Biology, Second Edition

Guy Cox
October 23, 2017

Optical Imaging Techniques in Cell Biology, Second Edition covers the field of biological microscopy, from the optics of the microscope to the latest advances in imaging below the traditional resolution limit. It includes the techniques—such as labeling by immunofluorescence and fluorescent...

Vascularization: Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering

Eric M. Brey
October 23, 2017

A Complex and Growing Field The study of vascularization in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) and its applications is an emerging field that could revolutionize medical approaches for organ and tissue replacement, reconstruction, and regeneration. Designed specifically for...

Hydrogen Peroxide Metabolism in Health and Disease

Margreet C M Vissers, Mark Hampton, Anthony J. Kettle
October 20, 2017

Much of the biology of oxidative stress and oxidative signalling centres on the generation and handling of hydrogen peroxide. The overall aim for this book would be to provide an insightful and useful forum to assist with the understanding of the relevance of hydrogen peroxide generation and how...

Neurobiology of TRP Channels

Tamara Luti Rosenbaum Emir
October 10, 2017

During the last two decades, there has been an explosion of research pertaining to the molecular mechanisms that allow for organisms to detect different stimuli that is an essential feature for their survival. Among these mechanisms, living beings need to be able to respond to different...

Tumors and Cancers: Skin – Soft Tissue – Bone – Urogenitals

Dongyou Liu
September 14, 2017

Tumors and Cancers: Skin – Soft Tissue – Bone – Urogenitals provides succinct reviews of neoplastic growths disrupting normal functions of affected structures. Each chapter presents a state of the art summary of tumor/cancer of a particular type in relation to its biology, epidemiology, disease...

Autophagy and Signaling

Esther Wong
September 14, 2017

Autophagy and Signaling is an up-to-date overview of the many signaling pathways regulating autophagy in response to different cellular needs. Discussion includes the status and future directions of autophagy signaling research with respect to different aspects of health and disease. These include...

Tumors and Cancers: Head – Neck – Heart – Lung – Gut

Dongyou Liu
September 14, 2017

Tumors and cancers are insidious diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that extend beyond their usual boundaries and disrupt the normal functions of affected organs. Forming the second of the four volumes devoted to tumors and cancers, this volume focuses on the head/neck,...

RNAi Technology

R. K. Gaur, Yedidya Gafni, P. Sharma, V. K. Gupta
September 12, 2017

RNAi technology is used for large-scale screens that systematically shut down each gene in the cell, which can help identify the components necessary for a particular cellular process or an event such as cell division. Exploitation of the pathway is also a promising tool in biotechnology and...

TRP Channels

Michael X. Zhu
September 12, 2017

The rapid expansion of the TRP field has generated a large amount of excellent original work across many different research fields. However, investigators are not necessarily familiar with the pros and cons of the variety of methods used to study TRP channels. Because of functional and genetic...

Copper Amine Oxidases: Structures, Catalytic Mechanisms and Role in Pathophysiology

Giovanni Floris, Bruno Mondovi
September 12, 2017

Although the amount of research on copper amine oxidases has grown rapidly and substantially in the past decade, the field unfortunately suffers from lack of cohesion and significant confusion surrounds aspects as simple as confirmation of enzyme identities. This book describes the structure of the...