Biomedical Communications

Author: Jon D. Miller
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080528083
Format: PDF
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With data from the United States and Europe, Jon Miller and Linda Kimmel examine the public's understanding of and attitude toward biotechnology and biomedicine while they present methods of introducing cutting edge science to the nonscientist. Biomedical Communications illustrates how vital it is for researchers, journalists, and policy makers to clearly communicate their findings in a way that avoids general misconception or confusion. The authors explore how to acquire information about biomedical policy, discuss strategies for informing consumers, and present tactics for improving biomedical communication with the public. Using Research to Improve Biomedical Communications The Public Understanding of Biomedical Science Strategies for Communications to Consumers Public Attitudes Toward Biotechnology Issues

Biochemistry Genetics

Author: Royal Society
ISBN: 9780521324755
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Complement is an essential feature of an animal's ability to develop immunity to infection. This volume summarizes present understanding of this complex system in terms of the structures of the protein components and their activation mechanisms. The genetics of these proteins is described together with recent contributions by recombinant DNA techniques to the organization of the genes of the three complement components that are present in the major histocompatibility complex.

Virtual Biology Laboratory

Author: John T. Beneski
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780030323041
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Virtual Biology Laboratory (VBL) is a series of 30 exercises, organized into 10 modules. These online laboratory simulations enable students to make comparative observations, set up experiments, acquire data, and draw conclusions on a variety of topics. Each exercise is accompanied by suggested activities, a worksheet, a self-test for each exercise and module, and an instructor's answer key. This set of on-line laboratory experiments is designed within a simulation format to enable students to actually “do†science by acquiring data, performing experiments, and using that data to explain biological concepts or phenomenon. Students can do all this while working from their school’s computer lab, dorm room desk top, or home computer.Instructors can use the virtual lab experiments to supplement the experience of a “wet†lab and to introduce biology students to the same techniques and equipment currently being used in many research laboratories. Online labs allow students to “use†expensive or otherwise unavailable laboratory equipment or supplies. VBL is also available via WebTutor where follow-up questions for each exercise and module are submittable to the Blackboard or the WebCT system. This allows instructors to evaluate the student's understanding of the lab they have completed. VBL does not need to be purchased in addition to Blackboard or WebCT--buying just the Blackboard version or the WebCT version provides access to all the modules and their content. There is no price difference to add WebCT or Blackboard. To see descriptions and/or demos of the 10 modules, visit Visit the link to see the Genetics module in WebCT ( breakthrough combination of current technology and traditional laboratory is a “virtual†experiment that can serve as either an alternative or a supplement to the traditional wet laboratory.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Author: Carlos A. Guzmán
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441911322
Format: PDF
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Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is a unique compilation of reviews addressing frontiers in biologicals as a rich source for innovative medicines. This book fulfills the needs of a broad community of scientists interested in biologicals from diverse perspectives—basic research, biotechnology, protein engineering, protein delivery, medicines, pharmaceuticals and vaccinology. The diverse topics range from advanced biotechnologies aimed to introduce novel, potent engineered vaccines of unprecedented efficacy and safety for a wide scope of human diseases to natural products, small peptides and polypeptides engineered for discrete prophylaxis and therapeutic purposes. Modern biologicals promise to dramatically expand the scope of preventive medicine beyond the infectious disease arena into broad applications in immune and cancer treatment, as exemplified by anti-EGFR receptors antibodies for the treatment of breast cancer. The exponential growth in biologicals such as engineered proteins and vaccines has been boosted by unprecedented scientific breakthroughs made in the past decades culminating in an in-depth fundamental understanding of the scientific underpinnings of immune mechanisms together with knowledge of protein and peptide scaffolds that can be deliberately manipulated. This has in turn led to new strategies and processes. Deciphering the human, mammalian and numerous pathogens’ genomes provides opportunities that never before have been available—identification of discrete antigens (genomes and antigenomes) that lend themselves to considerably improved antigens and monoclonal antibodies, which with more sophisticated engineered adjuvants and agonists of pattern recognition receptors present in immune cells, deliver unprecedented safety and efficacy. Technological development such a nanobiotechnologies (dendrimers, nanobodies and fullerenes), biological particles (viral-like particles and bacterial ghosts) and innovative vectors (replication-competent attenuated, replication-incompetent recombinant and defective helper-dependent vectors) fulfill a broad range of cutting-edge research, drug discovery and delivery applications. Most recent examples of breakthrough biologicals include the human papilloma virus vaccine (HPV, prevention of women genital cancer) and the multivalent Pneumoccocal vaccines, which has virtually eradicated in some populations a most prevalent bacterial ear infection (i.e., otitis media). It is expected that in the years to come similar success will be obtained in the development of vaccines for diseases which still represent major threats for human health, such as AIDS, as well as for the generation of improved vaccines against diseases like pandemic flu for which vaccines are currently available. Furthermore, advances in comparative immunology and innate immunity revealed opportunities for innovative strategies for ever smaller biologicals and vaccines derived from species such as llama and sharks, which carry tremendous potential for innovative biologicals already in development stages in many pharmaceutical companies. Such recent discoveries and knowledge exploitations hold the promise for breakthrough biologicals, with the coming decade. Finally, this book caters to individuals not directly engaged in the pharmaceutical drug discovery process via a chapter outlining discovery, preclinical development, clinical development and translational medicine issues that are critical the drug development process. The authors and editors hope that this compilation of reviews will help readers rapidly and completely update knowledge and understanding of the frontiers in pharmaceutical biotechnologies.

Blood Science

Author: Andrew Blann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118351428
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Blood Science is a relatively new discipline which merges biochemistry, haematology, immunology, transfusion science and genetics. This bringing together of traditional disciplines requires a corresponding change in education and training for healthcare scientists and Blood Science: Principles and Pathology is written in response to this emerging need. An introduction to the subject and an overview of the techniques used in blood science are followed by a series of chapters based on groups of analytes investigated in blood - red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, followed by the constituents of plasma, including waste products, electrolytes, glucose, lipids, enzymes, hormones, nutrients, drugs, poisons and others. Each chapter is supported by learning objectives, summaries and further information, and a focus is given to chapter specific case studies with interpretation to demonstrate how laboratory data in conjunction with clinical details is utilised when investigating patients with actual or suspected disease. Finally, a separate chapter offers more detailed case reports that integrate the different aspects of blood science. Undergraduate students taking blood science modules as part of their BSc programmes in Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences will appreciate the level of integration between clinical biochemistry and haematology. In addition, this book will provide suitable initial reading for those students embarking on blood science modules on MSc programmes and will be of value to new graduates entering the profession and starting their career in blood science departments by supplementing practice-based training with the required theoretical underpinning. This book is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science and written by its expert writers, many of whom work on the Institute’s advisory panels.

What Can You Do with a Major in Biology

Author: Bart Astor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544188829
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your guide to glide from campus to career This book helps you get from the lab to life! Whether you're considering majoring in biology, choosing a college or classes, or already have your degree and your lab coat, this is your definitive guide to diverse career opportunities, some of which you probably haven't considered. It goes beyond the basics to address specific concerns of biology majors with valuable information, including: * Advice on college and curriculum choices---- courses, internships, advanced degrees, and more * Tips to energize and expand your job search * Profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them * Eye-opening, objective information from a healthcare professional, education and outreach program manager, zookeeper, science reporter, healthcare attorney, and public health consultant * Overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments * Extensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more * Licensing requirements Learn what your peers in the work world like about their jobs--and what they don't. Learn about the routes they took and the mistakes they made. Then you'll be prepared to thoroughly examine your options and chart your course to success!


Author: Bhupinder Singh Bhoop
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780815348351
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The objective of this book is to provide the fundamental comprehension of a broad range of topics in an integrated volume such that readership hailing from diverse disciplines can rapidly acquire the necessary background for applying it in pertinent research and development field.

Network Biology

Author: Intawat Nookaew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319564609
Format: PDF
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This book review series presents current trends in modern biotechnology. The aim is to cover all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science. Volumes are organized topically and provide a comprehensive discussion of developments in the respective field over the past 3-5 years. The series also discusses new discoveries and applications. Special volumes are dedicated to selected topics which focus on new biotechnological products and new processes for their synthesis and purification. In general, special volumes are edited by well-known guest editors. The series editor and publisher will however always be pleased to receive suggestions and supplementary information. Manuscripts are accepted in English.