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Inherited Disorders of the Thyroid System

1st Edition

Geraldo Medeiros-Neto, John B. Stanbury
April 11, 2019

First Published in 1994, Inherited Disorders of the Thyroid System presents a thorough and comprehensive study of the biology of varied thyroid disorders illustrated by numerous tables and figures. This monograph begins with the initial step in thyroid hormone production and concludes with the...

A Century of Geneticists: Mutation to Medicine

1st Edition

Krishna Dronamraju
November 15, 2018

Genetics, like all scientific disciplines, is a human endeavor. Thus, the lives of geneticists - their friendships, colleagues and associations - play an important role in the historical development of the science. This book summarizes the history of genetics by reviewing the lives of the prominent...

Precision Medicine in Cancers and Non-Communicable Diseases

1st Edition

Debmalya Barh
October 02, 2018

The availability of human genome, large amount of data on individual genetic variations, environmental interactions, influence of lifestyle, and cutting-edge tools and technologies for big-data analysis have led to the era of clinical practice of "Precision Medicine". This book aims to provide a...

Statistical Methods for Survival Trial Design: With Applications to Cancer Clinical Trials Using R

1st Edition

Jianrong Wu
June 18, 2018

Statistical Methods for Survival Trial Design: With Applications to Cancer Clinical Trials Using R provides a thorough presentation of the principles of designing and monitoring cancer clinical trials in which time-to-event is the primary endpoint. Traditional cancer trial designs with...

Handbook of New Genetic Diagnostic Technologies in Reproductive Medicine: Improving Patient Success Rates and Infant Health

1st Edition

Carlos Simón, Carmen Rubio
February 09, 2018

Different genetic diagnostic and treatment options are used worldwide to improve routine IVF procedures for the benefit of patients. This handbook updates the new genetic diagnostic technologies that have been translated to practice aiming to improve outcomes in the clinic and have a healthy baby...

The Coronary Heart Disease Pandemic in the Twentieth Century: Emergence and Decline in Advanced Countries

1st Edition

William G. Rothstein
December 26, 2017

This book demonstrates that a pandemic of coronary heart disease occurred in North America, western and northern Europe, and Australia and New Zealand from the 1930s to about 2000. At its peak it caused more deaths than any other disease. The book examines and compares trends in coronary heart...

Adipokines

1st Edition

Victor R. Preedy, Ross J. Hunter
September 12, 2017

Adipokines (also called adipocytokines) are a group of peptides secreted by adipose tissue. They have diverse roles, from functions in the individual cell to the whole body. This volume examines a wide range of specific adipokines as well as their general cellular aspects, including thermal stress...

A Guide to Bioethics

1st Edition

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...

Advancing Healthcare Through Personalized Medicine

1st Edition

Priya Hays
March 13, 2017

This innovative book provides a unique perspective on the biomedical and societal implications of personalized medicine and how it will help mitigate the healthcare crisis and rein in ever-growing expenditure. It introduces the reader to underlying concepts at the heart of personalized medicine -...

Therapeutic Applications of Adenoviruses

1st Edition

Philip Ng, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri
December 21, 2016

Adenoviruses are double stranded DNA viruses that have been used to study the process of DNA replication. Studies of the mode of action of adenovirally produced tumors in rodents led to the discovery of tumour supressor genes. The adenoviral vector is now the most used vector in clinical gene...

Personalized Medicine: Promises and Pitfalls

1st Edition

Gloria Gronowicz
April 19, 2016

Personalized Medicine: Promises and Pitfalls broadly explores the tailoring of medical treatment to a patient’s characteristics, needs, and preferences during all stages of care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. The book’s goal is to explain the science behind personalized...

Placenta: The Tree of Life

1st Edition

Ornella Parolini
February 17, 2016

Long regarded as biological waste, the placenta is gaining momentum as a viable product for clinical use. Due to their unique properties, placental cells and derivatives show great promise in curing various diseases. Utilizing contributions from world-renowned experts, Placenta: The Tree of Life...

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