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Museum Thresholds: The Design and Media of Arrival

Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley
May 18, 2018

Museum Thresholds is a progressive, interdisciplinary volume and the first to explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. Bringing together an international collection of writers from different disciplines, the chapters in this volume offer different theoretical...

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...

Gene and Cell Delivery for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Raquel Madeira Gonçalves, Mario Adolfo Barbosa
May 08, 2018

Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the major causes of lower back pain for which the common therapeutic interventions are not efficient. A search for alternative therapies for lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration includes cell-based therapies. Unfortunately, intervertebral...

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Analytical Chemical Laboratory: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Piotr Konieczka, Jacek Namiesnik
April 30, 2018

The second edition defines the tools used in QA/QC, especially the application of statistical tools during analytical data treatment. Clearly written and logically organized, it takes a generic approach applicable to any field of analysis. The authors begin with the theory behind quality...

3D Cell Culture: Fundamentals and Applications in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Ranjna C. Dutta, Aroop K. Dutta
April 30, 2018

3D cell culture is yet to be adopted and exploited to its full potential. It promises to upgrade and bring our understanding about human physiology to the highest level with the scope of applying the knowledge for better diagnosis as well as therapeutics. The focus of this book is on the direct...

Protocols for Macroalgae Research

Bénédicte Charrier, Thomas Wichard, C R K Reddy
April 26, 2018

Protocols for Macroalgae Research describes state-of-the-art approaches and applications in seaweed research. The book is comprised of 31 protocols in all and provides critical information regarding the cultivation and preservation of seaweeds, their chemical composition, as well as their cellular...

Reverse Pharmacology: Phytocannabinoids, Banned and Restricted Herbals

Amritpal Singh Saroya
April 26, 2018

Reverse Pharmacology: Phytocannabinoids, Banned and Restricted Herbals will serve as a tailormade reference guide for the manufacturers and practitioners of herbal drugs. Part A deals with Reverse Pharmacology & Nanophytomedicine and Part B with Phytocannabinoids and description of banned or...

Reproduction and Development in Echinodermata and Prochordata

T. J. Pandian
April 24, 2018

Echinoderms and prochordates occupy a key position in vertebrate evolution. The genomes of sea urchin share 70% homology with humans. Researches on cell cycle in sea urchin and phagocytosis in asteroids have fetched Nobel Prizes. In this context, this book assumes immense importance. Echinoderms...

The Physiology of Bioelectricity in Development, Tissue Regeneration and Cancer

Christine E. Pullar
April 18, 2018

Recent advances in technology have led to the unprecedented accuracy in measurements of endogenous electric fields around sites of tissue disruption. State-of-the-art molecular approaches demonstrate the role of bioelectricity in the directionality and speed of cell migration, proliferation,...

Muscles of Chordates: Development, Homologies, and Evolution

Rui Diogo, Janine M. Ziermann, Julia Molnar, Natalia Siomava, Virginia Abdala
April 18, 2018

Chordates comprise lampreys, hagfishes, jawed fishes, and tetrapods, plus a variety of more unfamiliar and crucially important non-vertebrate animal lineages, such as lancelets and sea squirts. This will be the first book to synthesize, summarize, and provide high-quality illustrations to show what...

Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy

Ji-Xin Cheng, Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
April 16, 2018

The First Book on CRS Microscopy Compared to conventional Raman microscopy, coherent Raman scattering (CRS) allows label-free imaging of living cells and tissues at video rate by enhancing the weak Raman signal through nonlinear excitation. Edited by pioneers in the field and with contributions...

Nonhuman Primate Models For Human Diseases

W. Richard Dukelow
April 16, 2018

While research has enabled us to better understand the nonhuman primates, they have repaid that by repaid that by providing medical scientists with important tools for the study of human biomedical problems. This book is about those research tools. The book was designed by identifying areas of...