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How To Survive A Pandemic (Paperback): Michael Greger How To Survive A Pandemic (Paperback)
Michael Greger
R360 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R76 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

From tuberculosis to bird flu and HIV to coronavirus, these infectious diseases share a common origin story: human interaction with animals. Otherwise known as zoonotic diseases for their passage from animals to humans, these pathogens - both pre-existing ones and those newly identified - emerge and re-emerge throughout history, sparking epidemics and pandemics that have resulted in millions of deaths around the world. How did these diseases come about? And what-if anything-can we do to stop them and their fatal march into our countries, our homes, and our bodies?

In How to Survive a Pandemic, Dr. Michael Greger, physician and internationally-recognized expert on public health issues, delves into the origins of some of the deadliest pathogens the world has ever seen. Tracing their evolution from the past until today, Dr. Greger spotlights emerging flu and coronaviruses as he examines where these pathogens originated, as well as the underlying conditions and significant human role that have exacerbated their lethal influence to large, and even global, levels.

As the world grapples with the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus 2019, Dr. Greger reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also what human society must rectify to reduce the likelihood of even worse catastrophes in the future.

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology - Volume 5: The Actinobacteria (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2012): Aidan Parte Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology - Volume 5: The Actinobacteria (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2012)
Aidan Parte; Edited by William B Whitman, Michael Goodfellow, Peter Kampfer, Hans-Jurgen Busse, …
R8,166 Discovery Miles 81 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This updated final volume in the best-selling series of reference works features descriptions of more than 200 genera in 49 families and includes a revised taxonomic outline for the Actinobacteria as well as many medically and industrially important taxa.

Diagnostic Strategies for COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Pranjal Chandra, Sharmili Roy Diagnostic Strategies for COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Pranjal Chandra, Sharmili Roy
R3,487 Discovery Miles 34 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides fundamental information on various techniques for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 including reverse transcriptase (RT) PCR, loop-mediated isothermal amplification, immunodiagnostic tests, and CRISPR-Cas. It reviews various testing kits and detection methodologies that are currently being used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and examines strategies for the post-treatment detection and monitoring of SARS-CoV-2. Further, it assesses the diagnostic potential of several SARS-CoV-2 proteins; and analyzes their structural determinants and immunogenicity. In turn, the book evaluates the potential of CRISPR-Cas 12-based assays for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 using RNA extracted from patients. Lastly, it discusses the use of miniaturized biosensors for the detection of other types of coronavirus.

Biocommunication of Archaea (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Guenther Witzany Biocommunication of Archaea (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Guenther Witzany
R4,914 Discovery Miles 49 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Archaea represent a third domain of life with unique properties not found in the other domains. Archaea actively compete for environmental resources. They perceive themselves and can distinguish between 'self' and 'non-self'. They process and evaluate available information and then modify their behaviour accordingly. They assess their surroundings, estimate how much energy they need for particular goals, and then realize the optimum variant. These highly diverse competences show us that this is possible owing to sign(aling)- mediated communication processes within archaeal cells (intra-organismic), between the same, related and different archaeal species (interorganismic), and between archaea and nonarchaeal organisms (transorganismic). This is crucial in coordinating growth and development, shape and dynamics. Such communication must function both on the local level and between widely separated colony parts. This allows archaea to coordinate appropriate response behaviors in a differentiated manner to their current developmental status and physiological influences. This book will orientate further investigations on how archaeal ecosphere inhabitants communicate with each other to coordinate their behavioral patterns and whats the role of viruses in this highly dynamic interactional networks.

Viral Infections in Children, Volume I (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Robin J. Green Viral Infections in Children, Volume I (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Robin J. Green
R4,554 Discovery Miles 45 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The purpose of this book is to provide a synthesis of the ever evolving field of pediatric viral infections. The most common and exotic pediatric viral infections are fully reviewed in this first one of a two volume set. All contributions are written by recognized experts in the field. The publication will appeal to medical microbiologists, practitioners, medical students and other health care providers with a pediatric interest. The known literature on viral infections in children is summarized and discussed in the light of changes in thinking as a result of novel and new evidence.

Viral Infections in Children, Volume II (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Robin J. Green Viral Infections in Children, Volume II (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Robin J. Green
R3,988 Discovery Miles 39 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This second one of a two volume set will be of interest to medical microbiologists, practitioners, medical students and other health care providers who are engaged in management and treatment of pediatric viral infections. New evidence on topics related to better clinical management of patients is presented. The book may double as a clinical guide to care with algorithms, Practice Points and photographs and therefore aid the clinical decision making in management of sick children.

Immunogenetics of Fungal Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Agostinho Carvalho Immunogenetics of Fungal Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Agostinho Carvalho
R4,601 Discovery Miles 46 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides up-to-date information on immunogenetics of fungal diseases in the context of primary and acquired immunodeficiencies. Different aspects of this emerging field are covered, including epidemiology of fungal diseases, innate and adaptive antifungal immunity, and the role of immunogenetics in defining susceptibility to fungal diseases in primary (CMC, CGD, etc.) immunodeficiencies and hematologic patients. The available information will also be discussed in the scope of new biomarker discovery and development of immunotherapeutic approaches for personalized diagnostics and therapy. The book addresses Professors, researchers and advanced students of Medicine, Immunology, Microbiology and Genetics.

Photodynamic Therapy in Veterinary Medicine: From Basics to Clinical Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Fabio Parra Sellera,... Photodynamic Therapy in Veterinary Medicine: From Basics to Clinical Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Fabio Parra Sellera, Cristiane Lassalvia Nascimento, Martha Simoes Ribeiro
R4,582 Discovery Miles 45 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This pioneering book offers an introduction to photodynamic therapy, a promising new approach in the treatment of complex diseases like cancer and microbial infections in animals. Addressing all aspects, ranging from basics to clinical practice, it presents the history and fundamentals of photodynamic therapy for non-experts. It includes a collection of basic and clinical studies in cancer and infectious diseases, as well as illustrations of successful treatment procedures and future perspectives and innovative applications involving nanotechnology and advanced drug delivery. This valuable resource offers readers insights into how the therapy works and how to apply it effectively in daily practice.

Tuberculosis in Animals: An African Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Asseged B. Dibaba, Nicolaas P. J. Kriek, Charles O.... Tuberculosis in Animals: An African Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Asseged B. Dibaba, Nicolaas P. J. Kriek, Charles O. Thoen
R5,488 Discovery Miles 54 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book recounts the biology of M. bovis, followed by the status of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in African countries, primarily based on zoonotic and epidemiological field reports. Since the accumulation of data is valueless unless it led to practicable control measures, emphasis is put on locally adapted protocols for future control of the disease. In order to systematically evaluate the knowledge base of bTB, Epidemiologic Problem Oriented Approach (EPOA) methodology was used. The methodology is composed of two triads: i) the problem identification/characterization triad, which is mainly descriptive in nature, and ii) the problem management/solution/mitigation triad, which is mainly geared toward problem management/solution (see figure). The first triad comprises three pillars: i) agent ii) host, and iii) environment and the second one: i) therapeutics/treatment, ii) prevention/control, and iii) health maintenance/promotion. The two triads are linked together by the diagnostic procedure linkage. The systematic and detailed studies of the 'Host-Agent-Environment' interactions are the building blocks to the understanding of agent transmission pathways and disease spread. These may include data about the disease status of the country, the nature of the disease agent and its hosts, the modes of transmission, the wildlife reservoirs in nature, persistence of infection, and agent survival in animal products and the environment. The problem identification and characterization triad identifies these interactions. Once a problem has been identified and well understood, the next step is to minimize the risk of transmission and spread of a disease. This area, referred to as problem solution/management triad, consists of problem management alternatives that rely upon prevention/control, and health maintenance/promotion of the disease in livestock, wildlife, and humans with the emphasis on resource-poor, developing countries in Africa.

Neurotropic Viral Infections - Volume 1: Neurotropic RNA Viruses (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016): Carol Shoshkes Reiss Neurotropic Viral Infections - Volume 1: Neurotropic RNA Viruses (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016)
Carol Shoshkes Reiss
R5,952 Discovery Miles 59 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This second edition is a comprehensive study of the viruses that affect the brain and the central nervous system. Along with a focus on the viruses themselves, it addresses the diseases they cause, current treatments and preventive measures. Also discussed are the unique aspects of how viruses cause disease and why certain hosts are more susceptible (e.g., polymorphisms, age, co-morbidities). Because there are 29 cutting edge chapters, written by experts in the fields, Neurotropic Viral Infections has been divided into two separate volumes. Volume 1, Neurotropic RNA Viruses, includes 14 chapters on RNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from Bornavirus to polio to West Nile. Volume 2, Neurotropic Retroviruses, DNA Viruses, Immunity and Transmission, includes 15 chapters divided into two parts. Part 1 includes 7 chapters on retroviruses and DNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from HIV to varicella zoster virus. Part 2 includes chapters on transmission of these viruses by transplantation, bites by bats and insects, clinical management of the infections, and beneficial uses of attenuated viruses. Neurotropic Viral Infections is a unique resource, bridging basic, clinical, and translational approaches.

Neurotropic Viral Infections - Volume 2: Neurotropic Retroviruses, DNA Viruses, Immunity and Transmission (Hardcover, 2nd ed.... Neurotropic Viral Infections - Volume 2: Neurotropic Retroviruses, DNA Viruses, Immunity and Transmission (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2016)
Carol Shoshkes Reiss
R4,956 Discovery Miles 49 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This second edition is a comprehensive study of the viruses that affect the brain and the central nervous system. Along with a focus on the viruses themselves, it addresses the diseases they cause, current treatments and preventive measures. Also discussed are the unique aspects of how viruses cause disease and why certain hosts are more susceptible (e.g., polymorphisms, age, co-morbidities). Because there are 29 cutting edge chapters, written by experts in the fields, Neurotropic Viral Infections has been divided into two separate volumes. Volume 1, Neurotropic RNA Viruses, includes 14 chapters on RNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from Bornavirus to polio to West Nile. Volume 2, Neurotropic Retroviruses, DNA Viruses, Immunity and Transmission, includes 15 chapters divided into two parts. Part 1 includes 7 chapters on retroviruses and DNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from HIV to varicella zoster virus. Part 2 includes chapters on transmission of these viruses by transplantation, bites by bats and insects, clinical management of the infections, and beneficial uses of attenuated viruses. Neurotropic Viral Infections is a unique resource, bridging basic, clinical, and translational approaches.

Hepatitis C Virus Treatment - Highly Effective Therapy with Direct Acting Antivirals and Associated Viral Resistance... Hepatitis C Virus Treatment - Highly Effective Therapy with Direct Acting Antivirals and Associated Viral Resistance (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Kazuaki Chayama
R3,293 Discovery Miles 32 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book introduces readers to Direct Acting Antiviral (DAAs) agents, newly developed drugs to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection, which have an excellent anti-viral effect on virus replication. These drugs have been developed to enhance the effect of interferon and ribavirin, as the resistant strains against each drug have been described both in vitro and in vivo and the existences of naturally occurring variants have been reported. However, since the combination of different classes of DAAs is sufficient to completely eradicate the virus without the need for interferon or ribavirin, the current treatment regimen does not include interferon. Ribavirin is used in combination with sofosbuvir, a potent polymerase inhibitor, to enhance its antiviral effects. Hepatitis C Virus Treatment offers readers a comprehensive guide to hepatitis C; describing the resistance profiles against these drugs and shedding light on the difficulties involved in DAA therapy and the direction of future treatments, it will equip doctors to understand the essentials of treating the disease. It also describes in detail new and innovative DAA treatments, the effects of the agents, and the characteristics of resistance, providing cutting-edge information not only for hepatologists, but also for researchers, clinical residents, and medical students.

Helicobacter pylori (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Nayoung Kim Helicobacter pylori (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Nayoung Kim
R5,584 Discovery Miles 55 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents the current state of knowledge regarding the ability of Helicobacter pylori to colonize the gastrointestinal tract, the global epidemiology of H. pylori infection, transmission routes, the pathophysiology of H. pylori-related gastroduodenal and other diseases, diagnosis and treatment methods, guidelines for eradication, antibiotic resistance, the reinfection rate after H. pylori eradication, and animal models of H. pylori or related Helicobacter infection. The aim is to equip readers around the world with the understanding required in order to implement effective methods of H. pylori eradication and to enhance clinical outcomes for patients. The text is clearly written and is complemented by many helpful illustrations. This book will be a great asset in clinical practice for all practitioners who are involved in caring for patients with H. pylori-related diseases or have an interest in the subject. It will also be a useful source of information for medical students and for intelligent laypeople seeking information on H. pylori.

Microbiology (Loose-leaf): Burton Leboffe Microbiology (Loose-leaf)
Burton Leboffe
R2,238 Discovery Miles 22 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Effect of Spaceflight and Spaceflight Analogue Culture on Human and Microbial Cells - Novel Insights into Disease Mechanisms... Effect of Spaceflight and Spaceflight Analogue Culture on Human and Microbial Cells - Novel Insights into Disease Mechanisms (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Cheryl A. Nickerson, Neal R. Pellis, C. Mark Ott
R4,851 Discovery Miles 48 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many breakthroughs in biological research and translational healthcare advancements have been achieved by studying the response of biological systems to extreme environments. The spaceflight platform provides a unique environment where researchers can explore fundamental questions into cellular and molecular response mechanisms to unveil novel insight into human health and disease. Since the physical force of gravity has shaped the architecture of all biological systems on our planet, spaceflight provides the opportunity to see life in a new adaptational mode - in response to reduced gravity. This enables investigations into the effects of the microgravity environment and associated changes in mechanical forces on mammalian cells/tissues and microbial pathogens, to bring novel insight into disease mechanisms, which are not discernable using conventional experimental approaches. Research using spaceflight platforms represents a paradigm shift in how we observe life processes and is on the leading edge of research discoveries into cellular and molecular mechanisms of health and disease. By incorporating the views of leading authors, this book highlights landmark discoveries and advances in mammalian cellular and microbiology research in both true spaceflight and ground-based spaceflight analogue environments for scientists and students alike who are interested in the influence of physical forces on mammalian and microbial cells, how this impacts transition between normal homeostasis and disease, and basic mechanisms of adaptation to low gravity environments. To provide a thorough understanding of this research, this book covers a range of topics including: (i) description the physical forces interacting with cells in microgravity and microgravity analogue environments, (ii) how alterations in these cellular forces impact human physiology, specifically immune function, (iii) use of these environments to develop organotypic three-dimensional (3-D) tissue culture models as predictive human surrogates for organogenesis and disease research, and (iv) microbial pathogen responses to culture in these environments, focusing on infectious disease Collectively, this information reflects a critical step in preparation for long-duration human space exploration, advances our knowledge of basic biological processes and mechanisms important to understand normal function and disease, and may lead to new strategies for treatment and prevention.

Corona, False Alarm? - Runaway International Bestseller! (Paperback): Karina Reiss, Sucharit Bhakdi Corona, False Alarm? - Runaway International Bestseller! (Paperback)
Karina Reiss, Sucharit Bhakdi
R275 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R47 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Does the race for vaccine development make sense? What are the chances of success? Will the vaccine be safe? Will people accept it?? In June 2020, Corona, False Alarm? exploded into the German market, selling 200,000 copies and 75,000 e-books in the first six weeks. No other topic dominates our attention as much as coronavirus and COVID-19, the infectious disease it triggers. There's been a global deluge of contradictory opinions, fake news, and politically controlled information. Differing views on the dangers posed by the pandemic have led to deep division and confusion, within governments, society, and even among friends and family. In Corona, False Alarm?, award-winning researchers Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi and Dr. Karina Reiss give clarity to these confusing and stressful times. They offer analysis of whether radical protective measures-including lockdown, social distancing, and mandatory masking-have been justified, and what the ramifications have been for society, the economy, and public health. Dr. Bhakdi and Dr. Reiss provide dates, facts, and background information, including: How Covid-19 compares with previous coronaviruses and the flu virus What infection numbers and the death rate really tell us The challenges around lockdown: Were the protective measures justified? Mandatory mask-wearing: Does the science support it? Vaccines: What are the chances of success? What are the risks? Corona, False Alarm? provides you with sound information and substantiated facts-and encourages you to form your own opinion on the corona crisis.

Defense Against Biological Attacks - Volume I (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Sunit K Singh, Jens H Kuhn Defense Against Biological Attacks - Volume I (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Sunit K Singh, Jens H Kuhn
R3,563 Discovery Miles 35 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This first volume of a two-volume set describes general aspects, such as the historical view on the topic, the role of information distribution and preparedness of health-care systems and preparedness in emergency cases. Part two describes and discusseses in detail the pathogens and toxins that are potentially used for biological attacks. As such, the book is a valuable resource for faculties engaged in molecular biology, genetic engineering, neurology, biodefense, biosafety & biosecurity, virology, and infectious disease programs, as well as professional medical research organizations.

Viruses and the Lung - Infections and Non-Infectious Viral-Linked Lung Disorders (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Armando E. Fraire,... Viruses and the Lung - Infections and Non-Infectious Viral-Linked Lung Disorders (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Armando E. Fraire, Bruce A. Woda, Raymond M. Welsh, Richard L Kradin
R3,552 Discovery Miles 35 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Worldwide, infectious disease remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In developing countries, infection accounts for a substantial proportion of all recorded deaths. Likewise, in developed countries, pneumonia alone results in a large number of deaths. Along with bacteria, parasites and rickettsial organisms, viruses are responsible for many of the infections afflicting the human host. In the past decade alone, viruses that primarily target the lung have caused major respiratory illnesses including outbreaks of severe adult respiratory distress syndrome (SARS) and H1N1 influenza. This book is distinctive in that the entire spectrum of viral disease of the lung is conveniently compiled within a single volume. The epidemiologic, ultrastructural, immunologic, clinical and histopathologic features of well-known viral pathogens and newer emergent infectious agents are discussed. The book is organized in a classic fashion, starting with introductory material and sections on lung defenses and the taxonomic classification of pneumotropic viruses. The various acute viral pneumonias are then considered in a standard format in the main body of the book. Subsequent sections are devoted to the human immunodeficiency virus, viral lung disease in children and other viral-linked tumoral and nontumoral lung conditions. A chapter is also included on animal lung diseases caused by viruses. The text is supplemented by numerous color images.

New Insights on Antiviral Probiotics - From Research to Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Imad Al Kassaa New Insights on Antiviral Probiotics - From Research to Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Imad Al Kassaa
R3,776 Discovery Miles 37 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on probiotics with antiviral activities. The "antiviral probiotic" is a new concept in medical sciences. Recently, studies have shown that antiviral probiotics can fight or prevent viral infections in many ways. The immunomodulation of mucosal immunity, production of antiviral compounds, virus trapping and the use thereof as vaccination vectors are the principal modes of action of antiviral probiotics. The author dedicates an entire chapter of the book to discussing the methods and techniques used to assess the antiviral activity of probiotic strains and their metabolites.

The Cheating Cell - How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Hardcover): Athena Aktipis The Cheating Cell - How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer (Hardcover)
Athena Aktipis
R533 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A fundamental and groundbreaking reassessment of how we view and manage cancer When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical processes that created life also created cancer. The Cheating Cell delves into this extraordinary relationship, and shows that by understanding cancer's evolutionary origins, researchers can come up with more effective, revolutionary treatments. Athena Aktipis goes back billions of years to explore when unicellular forms became multicellular organisms. Within these bodies of cooperating cells, cheating ones arose, overusing resources and replicating out of control, giving rise to cancer. Aktipis illustrates how evolution has paved the way for cancer's ubiquity, and why it will exist as long as multicellular life does. Even so, she argues, this doesn't mean we should give up on treating cancer-in fact, evolutionary approaches offer new and promising options for the disease's prevention and treatments that aim at long-term management rather than simple eradication. Looking across species-from sponges and cacti to dogs and elephants-we are discovering new mechanisms of tumor suppression and the many ways that multicellular life-forms have evolved to keep cancer under control. By accepting that cancer is a part of our biological past, present, and future-and that we cannot win a war against evolution-treatments can become smarter, more strategic, and more humane. Unifying the latest research from biology, ecology, medicine, and social science, The Cheating Cell challenges us to rethink cancer's fundamental nature and our relationship to it.

Antibacterial Drug Discovery to Combat MDR - Natural Compounds, Nanotechnology and Novel Synthetic Sources (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Antibacterial Drug Discovery to Combat MDR - Natural Compounds, Nanotechnology and Novel Synthetic Sources (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Iqbal Ahmad, Shamim Ahmad, Kendra P. Rumbaugh
R4,993 Discovery Miles 49 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book compiles the latest information in the field of antibacterial discovery, especially with regard to the looming threat of multi-drug resistance. The respective chapters highlight the discovery of new antibacterial and anti-infective compounds derived from microbes, plants, and other natural sources. The potential applications of nanotechnology to the fields of antibacterial discovery and drug delivery are also discussed, and one section of the book is dedicated to the use of computational tools and metagenomics in antibiotic drug discovery. Techniques for efficient drug delivery are also covered. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the progress made in both antibacterial discovery and delivery, making it a valuable resource for academic researchers, as well as those working in the pharmaceutical industry.

Lippincott (R) Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology (Paperback, Fourth, International Edition): Cynthia Nau Cornelissen, Marcia... Lippincott (R) Illustrated Reviews: Microbiology (Paperback, Fourth, International Edition)
Cynthia Nau Cornelissen, Marcia Metzgar Hobbs 1
R877 Discovery Miles 8 770 In stock
Yeasts in Biotechnology and Human Health - Physiological Genomic Approaches (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Isabel Sa-Correia Yeasts in Biotechnology and Human Health - Physiological Genomic Approaches (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Isabel Sa-Correia
R3,910 Discovery Miles 39 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses genome-based strategies to provide a holistic understanding of yeasts in Human Health and as model organisms in basic research or industrial production. Using numerous Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains and various non-conventional yeast species isolated from diverse origins, it describes essential biological processes, the biotechnological exploitation of yeast and pathogenesis control. It also demonstrates how functional and comparative genomics and the development of genome engineering tools are used in modern yeast research. The use of yeasts as experimental eukaryotic models increasingly gained prominence when several Nobel Prizes in Physiology/Medicine and Chemistry were awarded for innovative research, using yeast strains to elucidate molecular mechanisms in a wide range of human physiological processes and diseases, such as autophagy, cell cycle regulation and telomerase activity. This book offers useful insights for scientists in yeast research, clinical scientists working with yeast infectious models and for industrial researchers using applied microbiology.

Outbreak - Cases in Real-World Microbiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Rodney P. Anderson Outbreak - Cases in Real-World Microbiology (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Rodney P. Anderson
R1,505 Discovery Miles 15 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Outbreak: Cases in Real-World Microbiology, 2nd Edition, is the newest edition of this fascinating textbook designed for introductory microbiology students and instructors. Thoroughly revised, this collection of case studies of real-world disease outbreaks, generously illustrated in full color, offers material that directly impacts college-level students, while the book's unique presentation offers instructors the flexibility to use it effectively in a number of ways. More than 90 outbreak case studies, organized into six sections according to the human body system affected, illustrate the wide range of diseases caused by microbial pathogens. The studies are presented at differing levels of difficulty and can be taught at all undergraduate levels. Each case study includes questions for students to think about, discuss, and answer, and the book includes an appendix that directs students to the specific reference material on which each case was based, providing the opportunity to investigate further and to apply the reference content to the case being studied. Each of the six sections of the book concludes with a College Perspective and a Global Perspective case study. The College Perspective provides a direct and practical link between the microbiology course and the daily lives of students. The Global Perspective connects students with outbreaks that have occurred in countries around the world to facilitate understanding of the social, religious, economic, and political values at play in the treatment and prevention of infectious disease. At the end of every section, detailed descriptions offer concise yet complete information on each disease involved in that section.

Molecular Diagnostics - Part 2: Clinical, Veterinary, Agrobotanical and Food Safety Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): E... Molecular Diagnostics - Part 2: Clinical, Veterinary, Agrobotanical and Food Safety Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
E Van Pelt-Verkuil, W B Van Leeuwen, R Te Witt
R3,155 Discovery Miles 31 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This two volume book set provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the state-of-the-art molecular biological diagnostic strategies that are currently used in a wide variety of disciplines. The volumes cover: Clinical microbiology and virology Clinical chemistry Pathology Veterinary medicine Plant Pathology Food safety The two volumes are written by experts in their respective fields, who have, together with the editors, combined years of experience in the development, application and quality control of molecular diagnostic methods. The first book is devoted to the theory and backgrounds of molecular techniques, amplification technology, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics for molecular laboratory diagnostics. As a fundament of reliable molecular diagnostic assays, the quality control required for validation, implementation and performance of molecular diagnostic assays is extensively discussed. The second book highlights the applications of these methods in the various diagnostic laboratories. These two full-colour well-illustrated volumes are particularly valuable for students, clinicians, scientists and other professionals who are interested in (designing) molecular diagnostic tests and for those who wish to expand their knowledge on the current molecular biological revolution. The extensive information in both books highlights the current trend of the integration of multiple (clinical) disciplines into one universal molecular laboratory.

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