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  • Handbook of Photosensory Receptorsby Winslow R. Briggs; John L. Spudich

    Wiley 2006; US$ 275.00

    Animal vision, the flowering of plants, and light-seeking movement of microbes are all examples of light-controlled behavior mediated by photosensory receptors. Upon illumination, these specialized pigment-containing proteins trigger a physiological response. Understanding their molecular function is the basis for the dissection of higher-level processes,... more...

  • Molecular System Bioenergeticsby Valdur Saks

    Wiley 2008; US$ 299.00

    Every organism must consume energy to survive. The food we eat is ultimately converted into chemical fuel for our cells, and the availability (or non-availability) of these fuels determines whether cells may grow and divide or starve and die. Not surprisingly, the energy metabolism is a key factor in sustaining or blocking the unlimited growth of cancer... more...

  • Physics of the Life Sciencesby Jay Newman

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 99.00

    Physics for Life Sciences has its origins in a course that the author began developing at Union College in the mid ?80s to teach physics to life science students in a way that would interest them and show the connections of fundamental physics to modern biology and medicine. This book is directed at life science students, and integrates modern biology,... more...

  • Biomechanics At Micro- And Nanoscale Levels, Volume Iby Hiroshi Wada

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 132.00

    This book is essential reading for those interested in understanding current trends of research in the area of biomechanics at micro- and nanoscale levels. It details the research carried out to date in this field by fourteen prominent researchers as part of a four-year government supported project which commenced in 2003. more...

  • Molecular Basis of Symbiosisby Jörg Overmann

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 289.00

    Symbiotic associations involving prokaryotes occur ubiquitously and are ecologically highly significant. This book contributes towards a broader perspective and an understanding of the function of symbiotic systems. 14 different model systems have been chosen, comprising well known symbioses as well as novel experimental systems. more...

  • The Touchstone of Lifeby Werner R. Loewenstein

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    Loewenstein is renowned for his discoveries in cell communication and biological information transfer. He applies information theory to recent findings in molecular biology and reveals the communication network inside and between our cells, offering a view of a hidden world where molecular information turns the wheels of life. He tracks this proces more...

  • Biocomputing 2004 - Proceedings Of The Pacific Symposiumby Russ B. Altman; A Keith Dunker; Lawrence Hunter

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 427.00

    The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB 2004) is an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research on the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. The rigorously peer-reviewed papers and presentations are collected in this archival proceedings volume.... more...

  • Structure and Biophysics - New Technologies for Current Challenges in Biology and Beyondby Joseph D. Puglisi

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    This volume is a collection of articles from the proceedings of the ISSBMR 7th Course: Structure and Biophysics - New Technologies for Current Challenges in Biology and Beyond. This NATO Advanced Institute (ASI) was held in Erice at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture on 22 June through 3 July 2005. The ASI brought together... more...

  • The Music of Lifeby Denis Noble

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 10.99

    What is Life? This is the question asked by Denis Noble in this very personal and at times deeply lyrical book. Noble is a renowned physiologist and systems biologist, and he argues that the genome is not life itself: to understand what life is, we must view it at a variety of different levels, all interacting with each other in a complex web. It is... more...

  • Handbook of Modern Biophysicsby Thomas Jue

    Springer 2009; US$ 199.00

    Helps biology and physical-science students or researchers learn fundamental concepts and apply biophysics techniques to address biomedical questions. This book includes chapters that establish the fundamental physics concepts, describe the instrumentation or technique, and illustrate applications in addressing complex questions in biology. more...