The Human Genome

Author: Julia E. Richards
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123334624
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This second edition of a very successful text reflects the tremendous pace of human genetics research and the demands that it places on society to understand and absorb its basic implications. The human genome has now been officially mapped and the cloning of animals is becoming a commonplace scientific discussion on the evening news. Join authors Julia Richards and Scott Hawley as they examine the biological foundations of humanity, looking at the science behind the sensation and the current and potential impact of the study of the genome on our society. The Human Genome, Second Edition is ideal for students and non-professionals, but will also serve as a fitting guide for the novice geneticist by providing a scientific, humanistic, and ethical frame of reference for a more detailed study of genetics. New in this edition: · 60% new material, including data from the Human Genome Project and the latest genetics and ethics discussions · Several new case studies and personal stories that bring the concepts of genetics and heredity to life · Simplified treatment of material for non-biology majors · New full-color art throughout the text · New co-author, Julia Richards, joins R. Scott Hawley in this revision

Dynamics of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124116272
Format: PDF, ePub
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Published continuously since 1944, Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology has been a continuous, essential resource for protein chemists. Covering reviews of methodology and research in all aspects of protein chemistry, including purification/expression, proteomics, modeling and structural determination and design, each volume brings forth new information about protocols and analysis of proteins while presenting the most recent findings from leading experts in a broad range of protein-related topics. Covers reviews of methodology and research in all aspects of protein chemistry Brings forth new information about protocols and analysis of proteins while presenting the most recent findings from leading experts in a broad range of protein-related topics

International Review of Research in Mental Retardation

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080557236
Format: PDF
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International Review of Research in Mental Retardation is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of mental retardation. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences. Volume 35 of the series offers chapters on theory and research, social cognition and social competence in children with Down Sydrome, the Flynn Effect and the role of IQ, remaining open to quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method designs, active support, child abuse, and the role of siblings of children with mental retardation. The wide range of topics covered in these chapters make Volume 35 of the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation a particularly valuable resource for academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as those in neuropsychology. Provides the most recent scholarly research in the study of mental retardation A vast range of perspectives is offered, and many topics are covered An excellent resource for academic researchers

Molekulare Biotechnologie

Author: David Clark
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3827421896
Format: PDF, Docs
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Grundlage aller biotechnologischen Prozesse sind molekularbiologische und genetische Regelmechanismen. Deshalb behandelt dieses neuartige Lehrbuch beides: die molekularbiologischen Grundlagen und die Anwendungen. Spannend und aktuell werden die Teilgebiete der Biotechnologie und das jeweils erforderliche molekularbiologische Grundwissen beschrieben. Der Bogen wird gespannt von der Nanobiotechnologie über Stoffwechseltechnologie, Genomics und Umweltbiotechnologie bis hin zur Gentherapie.

Public Health Nursing E Book

Author: Marcia Stanhope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294103
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

PCR Protocols

Author: Michael A. Innis
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 008088671X
Format: PDF
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The correct procedures you need for frustration-free PCR methods and applications are contained in this complete, step-by-step, clearly written, inexpensive manual. Avoid contamination--with specific instructions on setting up your lab Avoid cumbersome molecular biological techniques Discover new applications

Perinatal Medicine ECAB

Author: Shirish N Daftary
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 8131232239
Format: PDF, Docs
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Perinatal medicine encompasses various current topics in fetal diagnosis and management, besides preconception counseling. The concept of preconception counseling and healthcare evaluation optimizes a couple’s readiness for childbearing. This helps to minimize any foreseeable adverse factors through a careful diagnostic review and provision of appropriate intervention and therapy in advance. This has been dealt with in detail. The section on etiology and management aspects of Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR) covers investigation and management of suspected or known fetal abnormalities, placental failure, and fetal growth retardation. Prenatal diagnostic procedures had limited access and safety so far, but this is a thing of the past today, especially after the advent of real-time ultrasonography. It brings an increasingly clearer visualization of the intrauterine space and has vastly broadened the scope for fetal diagnosis and treatment. The currently available ultrasound-guided procedures for fetal diagnosis and therapy are discussed at length in the chapter invasive ultrasound procedures. The discussed invasive ultrasound procedures include amniocentesis, cordocentesis, and chorionic villus sampling, done to detect neural tube defects, fetal lung maturity, and chromosomal abnormalities. The controversies surrounding the evaluation of fetal anomalies by ultrasound procedures are covered at length which we expect would be of special interest to the readers. Opinions abound as well as differ on the interpretation of the findings and counseling of couples, based on the same. This section focuses on the implications of missed fetal anomalies in this background and its impact on pregnancy outcome.