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Advances in Molecular Techniques

Rakesh S. Sengar, Amit Kumar, Reshu Chaudhary, Ashu Singh
May 17, 2018

Molecular genetics aims to comprehend biological activity at the gene sub-level. Scientists from different areas of research and applied science can use the standard techniques optimized by molecular biologists.This book serves as a guide that introduces classic molecular biology techniques and...

MicroRNA: Perspectives in Health and Diseases

Jaishree Paul, Rohini Muthuswami
March 01, 2018

This book explores the role of miRNA as therapeutic agents, the progress made in this direction and the problems that need to be addressed for miRNA based therapies to become successful. It also discusses the basic biology of miRNA sythesis, regulation, and their role in disease biology....

Cilia: Development and Disease

Paraskevi Goggolidou
February 28, 2018

The scope of the book is to highlight the diverse roles of cilia in human development and disease. Almost all cell types form cilia and although they were first detected about 200 years ago, their significance was unclear. In the past ten years, it has become obvious that cilia have got sensory...

Somatic Gene Therapy

P.L. Chang
December 08, 2017

As human gene therapy becomes a clinical reality, a new era in medicine dawns. Novel and innovative developments in molecular genetics now provide opportunities to treat the genetic bases of diseases often untreatable before. Somatic Gene Therapy documents these historical clinical trials, reviews...

Standing on the Shoulders of Darwin and Mendel: Early Views of Inheritance

David J. Galton
October 30, 2017

This book explores early theories about the mechanisms of inheritance. Beginning with Charles Darwin's now rejected Gemmule hypothesis, the book documents the reception of Gregor Mendel's work on peas and follows the work of early 20th century scholars. The research of Francis Galton, a cousin of...

Topology and Physics of Circular DNA (1992)

Alexander Vologodskii
October 02, 2017

Topology and Physics of Circular DNA presents comprehensive coverage of the physical properties of circular DNA. The author examines how topological constraints arising from cyclization of DNA lead to distinctive properties that make closed molecules radically different from linear DNA. The...

Sexual Differentiation of the Brain (2000)

Akira Matsumoto
October 02, 2017

Sexual difference in the brain has long been one of the more intriguing research areas in the field of neuroscience. This thorough and comprehensive text uncovers and explains recent neurobiological and molecular biological studies in the field of neuroscience as they relate to the mechanisms...

Handbook of Growth Factors (1994): Volume 1

Enrique Pimentel
October 02, 2017

Volume I of this book provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors involved in regulation of the cell cycle, the general biological properties of growth factors, and the receptor and postreceptor mechanisms of action of these signaling agents. It evaluates the possible role of growth factors...

Pharmacological Regulation of Gene Expression in the CNS Towards an Understanding of Basal Ganglial Functions (1996)

Kalpana Merchant
September 28, 2017

This book focuses on dopamine-mediated regulation of gene expression within the striatum and associated regions of the central nervous system. It is an excellent review of experimental data on interactions between neuronal systems at systemic, cellular, and molecular levels. Each of the chapters,...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

James M. Bradeen, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017

In this volume, world leaders in potato research review historical and contemporary discoveries resulting in a range of advances. Topics include nutritional quality, yield, disease and insect resistance, processing, plant growth and development, and other aspects. The book also examines research...

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...

A Guide to Bioethics

Emmanuel A. Kornyo
September 07, 2017

Solving intractable biotechnological questions of evolution, medicine, and genetics is now easier due to methods permitting the rapid analysis of molecular sequence data. These advances have exposed ethical and policy concerns. How would genomic information be used and by whom? Should individuals...

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