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  • Agingby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    The Science of Aging tackles this fascinating subject, from natural processes to technological developments, and describes past and present research on extending the human life span. Different theories about aging and the studies of the fruit fly and housefly, which have provided a basis of knowledge in this field, are presented in a clear and concise... more...

  • Animal Cloningby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    This in-depth yet highly readable volume examines all aspects of animal cloning, including its controversial nature, from a neutral standpoint. Well-written entries discuss natural cloning and early cloning experiments beginning in the 1950s; the research that led to the creation of Dolly, the first animal cloned from an adult cell; as well as the... more...

  • Cancerby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Cancer presents the past, present, and future of cancer research in a readable and comprehensive format. It begins with a short summary of cell biology and continues with an overview of the way cancer cells work and how researchers have discovered the nature of these cells. The book looks closely at the successes and failures of treatments using high... more...

  • Gene Therapyby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Dealing with one of the most controversial aspects of the new biology, Gene Therapy explores the development and future of this area of research and explains why it is considered such a promising branch of science. This encyclopedia presents an overview of genetic defects, viruses, and gene therapy in a way that students and general readers will find... more...

  • Stem Cell Researchby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Stem Cell Research is a comprehensive and interesting introduction to this popular new science for students and non-experts. Explaining how stems cells can be obtained from several places including skin, bone marrow, and most usefully, embryos, this book covers all the fundamental aspects of stem cell research in an easy-to-follow manner. It presents... more...

  • The Cellby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Presented from the point of view of the cell?s motivations, The Cell presents the origins and mechanisms of this element of life and the development of scientific knowledge surrounding it. This approach is especially helpful to those students who have no background in cell biology. It covers speculation on the development of the first cell and the... more...

  • The Cellby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00

    Studying the cell helps us improve our understanding of the living world, plant and animal physiology, genetics, and biochemistry. This wealth of information has revolutionized the biological and medical sciences, leading to a dramatic reduction in mortalities due to infectious diseases and medical disorders. The war on cancer?launched almost 40 years... more...

  • Gene Therapyby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00

    The number of disorders treated with gene therapy has increased from a few in 1990 to more than 900 in 2009. Of all the technologies provided by the new biology, gene therapy holds the promise of unlimited potential for curing disease and reversing the effects of aging.Gene Therapy, Revised Edition discusses the science behind gene therapy, as well... more...

  • Agingby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00

    Attempts to understand the aging process have generated a great number of theories but few practical therapies. Traditional therapies treat age-related diseases such as cancer and arthritis but do not reverse the aging process itself. A common trend in gerontology is to search for genes that have a demonstrable effect on lifespan, the so-called longevity... more...

  • Animal Cloningby Joseph Panno

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00

    Nature has been cloning animals, cells, and molecules for millions of years. Scientists got into the act just 34 years ago when John Gurdon, a professor at Cambridge University in England, cloned a frog. Gurdon's experiment did not generate a great deal of interest at the time and was rarely discussed outside the world of research labs. In 1996... more...