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Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins, The

 

4th ed. Academic Press, 2015.

ISBNs 9780128001882

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins 4th Edition, contains chapters written by internationally known and well-respected specialists. This book contains chapters devoted to individual toxins, as well as chapters that consider the different applications of these toxins. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the structure, function, interaction and trafficking into cells, as well as mechanism of action of toxins. Bacterial toxins are involved in the pathogenesis of many bacteria, some of which are responsible for severe diseases in human and animals, but can also be used as tools in cell biology to dissect cellular processes or used as therapeutic agents. Novel recombinant toxins are already proposed in the treatment of some diseases, as well as new vaccines. Alternatively, certain toxins are also considered as biological weapons or bioterrorism threats. Given the multifaceted aspects of toxin research and the multidisciplinary approaches adopted, toxins are of great interest in many scientific areas from microbiology, virology, cell biology to biochemistry and protein structure. This new edition is written with a multidisciplinary audience in mind and contains 5 new chapters that reflect the latest research in this area. Other chapters have been combined, deleted and fully revised as necessary to deliver relevant and valuable content.

  • Descriptions of relevant toxins as well as representative toxins of the main bacterial toxin families to allow for a better comparison between them.
  • Focused chapters on toxin applications and common properties or general features of toxins.


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17425

Computational Systems Biology

Inference and Modelling

 

Woodhead Publishing, 2016.

ISBNs 9780081000953

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Computational Systems Biology: Inference and Modelling provides an introduction to, and overview of, network analysis inference approaches which form the backbone of the model of the complex behavior of biological systems.

This book addresses the challenge to integrate highly diverse quantitative approaches into a unified framework by highlighting the relationships existing among network analysis, inference, and modeling.

The chapters are light in jargon and technical detail so as to make them accessible to the non-specialist reader. The book is addressed at the heterogeneous public of modelers, biologists, and computer scientists.

  • Provides a unified presentation of network inference, analysis, and modeling
  • Explores the connection between math and systems biology, providing a framework to learn to analyze, infer, simulate, and modulate the behavior of complex biological systems
  • Includes chapters in modular format for learning the basics quickly and in the context of questions posed by systems biology
  • Offers a direct style and flexible formalism all through the exposition of mathematical concepts and biological applications


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17426

Computational Systems Biology

From Molecular Mechanisms to Disease

 

2nd ed. Academic Press, 2014.

ISBNs 9780124059269

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): This comprehensively revised second edition of Computational Systems Biology discusses the experimental and theoretical foundations of the function of biological systems at the molecular, cellular or organismal level over temporal and spatial scales, as systems biology advances to provide clinical solutions to complex medical problems. In particular the work focuses on the engineering of biological systems and network modeling.

  • Logical information flow aids understanding of basic building blocks of life through disease phenotypes
  • Evolved principles gives insight into underlying organizational principles of biological organizations, and systems processes, governing functions such as adaptation or response patterns
  • Coverage of technical tools and systems helps researchers to understand and resolve specific systems biology problems using advanced computation
  • Multi-scale modeling on disparate scales aids researchers understanding of dependencies and constraints of spatio-temporal relationships fundamental to biological organization and function.


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17462

Conservation Biological Control

 

Academic Press, 1998.

ISBNs 9780120781478

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): This volume is a comprehensive treatment of how the principles of ecology and conservation biology can be used to maximize biological control. Conservation Biological Control presents various means to modify or manipulate the environment to enhance the activities of natural enemies of pests. It establishes a conceptual link between ecology and the agricultural use of agents for biological control, and discusses both theoretical issues as well as practical management concerns. Certain to be interesting to ecologists and entomologists, this volume will also appeal to scientists, faculty, researchers and students interested in pest management, horticulture, plant sciences, and agriculture.

Key Features
* Contains chapters by an international team of leading authorities
* Establishes a conceptual link between ecology and the agricultural use of agents for biological control
* Discusses both theoretical issues as well as practical management concerns
* Provides specific examples of how conservation principles are used to maximize the biological control of pests


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17463

Conservation of Fish and Shellfish Resources

Managing Diversity

 

Academic Press, 1995.

ISBNs 9780126906851

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Fish and shellfish comprise annually nearly 70-million tons of the world's edible animal protein. However, because of this demand, previously vast stocks have often been exhausted to the point of near extinction. The first book of its kind in the area of freshwater/marine biodiversity, this extensive work reviews the present status of genetic resource management, its needs and constraints, various intervening human factors such as pollution and overfishing, and problems posed by different species and life-styles. This discussion of the conservation of fish and shellfish resources is illustrated by four diverse groups: Atlantic salmon, cupped oysters, common and Chinese carp, and Nile tilapia. These results, produced by the collaboration of nine leading population and production geneticists, aquaculturists, and behavioral and developmental ecologists should become a fundamental resource useful to biologists, scientists and advisors exploring current issues in the fishery sciences.

Key Features
* Four page color plate section
* Database of key organizations for contact purposes
* Foreword by Dr. Mike Strauss, Am. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science; and Dr. Peter Day, Rutgers University
* Four in-depth case studies by international experts
* Editors are major names in marine/freshwater fisheries science
* Originally sponsored and reviewed by U.S. National Academy of Sciences


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17488

Coral Reef Fishes

Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

 

Academic Press, 2002.

ISBNs 9780126151855

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral reefs, and recognition that reefs and their fishes are economically important components of the coastal oceans of many tropical nations, have led to enormous growth in research directed at reef fishes. Coral Reef Fishes is much more than a simple revision of the earlier volume; it is a companion that supports and extends the earlier work. The included syntheses provide readers with the current highlights in this exciting science.

Key Features
* An up-to-date review of key research areas in reef fish ecology, with a bibliography including hundreds of citations, most from the last decade
* Authoritative, up-to-date, provocative chapters written to suggest future research priorities
* An important companion and successor to The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
* Includes discussions of regulation of fish populations, dispersal or site fidelity of larval reef fishes, sensory and motor capabilities of reef fish larvae, and complexities of management of reef species and communities


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17489

Cord Blood Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

 

Academic Press, 2015.

ISBNs 9780124077850

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Cord Blood Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine discusses the current applications for cord blood stem cells and techniques for banking cord blood. Cord blood, blood from the umbilical cord and placenta of an infant, represents an alternate source of stem cells that can be used to treat a myriad of disorders. Cord blood stem cells are being used more frequently and studied more seriously, as evidenced by the explosion of scientific literature on the topic.

Currently, clinical and pre-clinical trials are being done in the field, treating conditions as severe as heart failure. Coupled with regenerative medicine, cord blood stem cells potentially carry the future of research and medicine in treating tissue damage, genetic disorders, and degenerative diseases. Read about new applications for cord blood stem cells and new techniques for banking cord blood — the future of regenerative medicine therapy.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the medical application of cord blood stem cells
  • Practical guide for usage of allogeneic and autologous cord blood in regenerative medicine
  • Covers new applications of cord blood stem cells, particularly transplantation and HIV
  • Introduces new technologies for cord blood stem cells and regenerative medicine


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17490

Core Concepts in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CCCID)

 

Academic Press, 2016.

ISBNs 9780128044230

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Core Concepts in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CCID) provides medical students and researchers, infectious disease fellows, and practicing clinicians with key clinical concepts in the differential diagnosis and workup of infectious diseases. With the use of tables, charts, and problem-oriented medical diagnosis, it will provide a way of organizing and thinking about commonly seen clinical presentations of infectious diseases. Instead of discussing each disease process or any particular infectious process, this book will assist clinicians in seeing the forest and not focusing on the leaf.

Graphs and tables have been constructed over 14 years of taking notes, teaching clinical infectious diseases, and discussing real clinical cases. This book is not about acquiring the structure of infectious diseases that is presented in classic textbooks of infectious disease; instead, it is about refining the process of putting the pieces together in clinical thinking to achieve an accurate clinical diagnosis and thus improved patient care.

  • Assists the reader in connecting the dots (process of accumulating real-time knowledge) during the thinking process of clinical decision-making in the area of infectious diseases
  • Uses tables and charts for easy understanding and application
  • Contains a manual style that targets different audiences, such as medical students, hospital medicine specialists, outpatient internal medicine practitioners, infectious disease fellows in training, and practicing clinicians
  • Provides an up-to-date discussion of core concepts in clinical infectious diseases


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17513

Creating and Restoring Wetlands

From Theory to Practice

 

Elsevier, 2016.

ISBNs 9780124072329

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Creating and Restoring Wetlands: From Theory to Practice describes the challenges and opportunities relating to the restoration of freshwater and estuarine wetlands in natural, agricultural, and urban environments in the coming century.

The underpinnings of restoration, driven by ecological (disturbance, dispersal, succession) theory, are described and applied to various activities (restoring hydrology, soils, and biota) that are used to improve the short- and long-term success of wetland restoration projects.

Unforeseen problems that hinder restoration efforts and solutions to these problems are discussed in this comprehensive book that contains five sections and 13 chapters that include an introduction describing the defining characteristics of wetland – hydrology, soils, biota, the role of theory in guiding wetland succession, ecosystem development following restoration, and differentiating wetland reclamation, restoration, and creation, restoration of various estuarine and freshwater wetlands, case studies of estuarine and freshwater restoration and large-scale restoration, and finally, the future of wetland restoration.

  • Explicitly links ecological theory to restoration efforts in a variety of freshwater and estuarine, natural, agricultural, urban landscapes, and wetland ecosystems
  • Contains case studies of small- and large-scale restoration activities ensuring relevance to individuals and organizations
  • Illustrates successes as well as failures of freshwater and estuarine wetland restorations in order to learn from them
  • Presents specific information on hydrology, biota, wetland succession, ecosystem development following restoration, and more


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17521

Critical Excitation Methods in Earthquake Engineering

 

Elsevier Science Ltd, 2007.

ISBNs 9780080453095

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Since the occurrence of earthquakes and their properties are very uncertain even with the present knowledge, it is too difficult to define reasonable design ground motions especially for important buildings. In the seismic resistant design of building structures, the concept of ‘performance-based design’ has become a new paradigm guaranteeing the maximum satisfaction of building owners. The quality and reliability of the performance-based design certainly depend on the scientific rationality of design ground motions. In order to overcome this problem, a new paradigm has to be posed. To the author’s knowledge, the concept of 'critical excitation' and the structural design based upon this concept can become one of such new paradigms. This book introduces a new probabilistic and energy-based critical excitation approach to overcome several problems in the scientific and rational modelling of ground motions. The author hopes that this book will help the development of new seismic-resistant design methods of buildings for such unpredicted or unpredictable ground motions.

- First comprehensive book for critical excitation methods
- Including updated, cutting-edge research
- Applicable to other worst-case analysis problems
- Including comprehensive review of critical excitation methods
- Including verification by comprehensive recorded ground motions


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