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Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition

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Robert H. Weichbrod, Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson, John N. Norton
August 28, 2017

Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work wi...

Phage Display In Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Second Edition

Sachdev S. Sidhu, Clarence Ronald Geyer
October 16, 2017

Phage Display in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, Second Edition provides a comprehensive view of the impact and promise of phage display in drug discovery and biotechnology. Building on the success of its previous edition, the book discusses current theories, principles, and methods in the field...

Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives

Irwin W. Sherman
October 15, 2017

Drugs are used in the diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, prevention or cure of disease. This is a book about drugs, how they came to be, and how they exert their ‘magic’. Today we have drugs to protect against infectious diseases, to alleviate aches and pains, to allow new organs to replace the old...

Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration: Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America

Eric M. Wood, Jherime L. Kellermann
October 15, 2017

Bird migration is a well-researched phenological event. However, few studies in North America have investigated the effects of climate change and extreme weather on the relationships of migratory avian species and their seasonal resources. This is a critical gap in knowledge that limits our ability...

Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie
October 15, 2017

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation...

Molt in Neotropical Birds: Life History and Aging Criteria

Erik I. Johnson, Jared D. Wolfe
October 11, 2017

Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and this book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year...

Neurobiology of TRP Channels

Tamara Luti Rosenbaum Emir
October 10, 2017

During the last two decades, there has been an explosion of research pertaining to the molecular mechanisms that allow for organisms to detect different stimuli that is an essential feature for their survival. Among these mechanisms, living beings need to be able to respond to different...

Aquaculture Microbiology and Biotechnology, Volume Two

Didier Montet, Ramesh C. Ray
October 10, 2017

Fish and shrimp producing industries generate huge amounts of wastes in form of viscera, scales, waste water, etc. Applications of microorganisms and/or microbesbased products have contributed significantly in solving many of these problems associated with aquaculture and waste management. This...

Harmal: The Genus Peganum

Ephraim Shmaya Lansky, Shifra Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen
October 06, 2017

Harmal: The Genus Peganum is an in-depth treatment of one of the most commanding plants in the botanical kingdom. Humble in appearance, modest in its needs, Peganum harmala has been venerated for millennia as a Deity-manifesting entheogen and a powerful medicine. This book traverses harmal’s...

Introduction to Experimental Biophysics, Second Edition: Biological Methods for Physical Scientists

Jay Nadeau, Jay L. Nadeau
October 05, 2017

Praise for the First Edition “essential reading for any physical scientist who is interested in performing biological research.” ―Contemporary Physics "an ambitious text…. Each chapter contains protocols and the conceptual reasoning behind them, which is often useful to physicists performing...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
October 05, 2017

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India is the fifth of a five-volume set on the ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place information on the ethnobotany of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India, this volume presents the valuable details of the...

Essential Oils and Nanotechnology for Treatment of Microbial Diseases

Mahendra Rai, Susana Zacchino, Marcos Derita
October 03, 2017

There has been emergence of multidrug resistance problem all over the world due to overuse or underuse of antibiotics. Most microbes including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and others have developed resistance to antibiotics, and therefore, this problem is now recognized to be of global concern....

Gene Expression Studies Using Affymetrix Microarrays

Hinrich Gohlmann, Willem Talloen
September 30, 2017

The Affymetrix GeneChip® system is one of the most widely adapted microarray platforms. However, due to the overwhelming amount of information available, many Affymetrix users tend to stick to the default analysis settings and may end up drawing sub-optimal conclusions. Written by a molecular...

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