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Virology

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Feversby Sunit K. Singh; Daniel Ruzek

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 165.95

    Viral hemorrhagic fevers have captured the imagination of the public and made their way into popular books and movies by virtue of their extreme virulence and mysterious origins. Since 2001, concerns have grown about the potential use of many hemorrhagic fever viruses as biological weapons. This has led to a resurgence in research to develop improved... more...

  • Histophilus somniby Thomas J. Inzana

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 189.00

    This volume reviews the current understanding of the taxonomy, disease syndromes, genetics, biology, and pathogenic factors of Histophilus somni , as well as the host immune response to this pathogen. H. somni is one of the most important bacterial pathogens in cattle and other ruminants, and its virulence factors are highly conserved with Haemophilus... more...

  • New Weapons to Control Bacterial Growthby Tomas G. Villa; Miguel Vinas

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 249.00

    Written by specialists in the different fields, this book presents new perspectives and insights into strategies and weapons to fight microbial infections. It also reviews the ?state of the art? of alternative treatment approaches and new therapeutic agents to deal with infections caused by multidrug-resistant microorganisms. In an era of accumulated... more...

  • Quasispecies: From Theory to Experimental Systemsby Esteban Domingo; Peter Schuster

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    This volume brings together recent developments in quasispecies theory extended to variable environments and practical applications in elucidating viral dynamics and treatment designs. In particular, the existence of an error threshold in rugged fitness landscapes has opened the way to a new antiviral strategy termed lethal mutagenesis, which is now... more...

  • Foods of Non-Animal Originby Arpan Bhagat; Giorgia Caruso; Maria Micali; Salvatore Parisi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This Brief discusses aspects of the increasingly complex production of legal and reliable food products of non-animal origin.  It introduces to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the USA (from January 2011), which requires the food industry to follow risk-based approaches with stronger self-regulation of food safety through measures such as... more...

  • Natural Killer Cellsby Eric Vivier; James Di Santo; Alessandro Moretta

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 189.00

    Tocelebrate the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Natural Killer (NK) cells,this volume focuses on the recent advances in our understanding of NK cell developmentand differentiation and their acquisition of functional properties, as well asthe latest models for NK-cell analysis in mice and applications in clinicalmedicine. NK cells have travelled... more...

  • Plant-Virus Interactionsby Tatjana Kleinow

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    Plant RNA? and DNA-viruses have small genomes and with this limited coding capacity exhibit a strong dependency on host cellular processes and factors to complete their viral life cycle. Various interactions of viral proteins or nucleic acids with host components (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids and metabolites) evolved, which are essential... more...

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases - Sub-Saharan Africaby John Gyapong; Boakye Boatin

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 209.00

    This book provides an overview on the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Leishmaniasis, Buruli Ulcer and Schistosomiasis. In well-structured chapters epidemiology and biology of these parasitic diseases will be discussed in detail. Further, diagnostics and therapeutic approaches as well as prevention... more...

  • Patho-Epigenetics of Infectious Diseaseby Janos Minarovits; Hans Helmut Niller

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 189.00

    Epigenetic modification of cellular genomes is a fascinating means of regulating tissue- and cell type-specific gene expression in all developmental stages of the life of an organism. Carefully orchestrated processes, such as DNA methylation and a plenitude of specific histone modifications secure the faithful transmission of gene expression patterns... more...

  • Essential Microbiology for Wound Careby Valerie Edwards-Jones

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 37.99

    Covers the key areas and the science of microbiology from a point of view relevant to a range of practitioners working in wound care who wish to enhance their skills at a postgraduate level. more...