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  • Viral Sexby Jaap Goudsmit

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 22.99

    Viral Sex illuminates the origins and nature of the world's most lethal disease. It provides an eyewitness account of science's effort to understand and control the spread of this deadly virus. more...

  • Microbiological Methods for Assessing Soil Qualityby J. Bloem; D.W. Hopkins; A. Benedetti

    CABI 2005; US$ 120.00

    With growing concern about the protection of soil quality and biodiversity many countries have established regional and national programmes to monitor soil quality. This book reviews the theory and practice of a range of the various microbiological methods used within these programmes. more...

  • Nutrition and Immune Functionby P.C. Calder; C.J. Field; H.S. Gill

    CABI 2002; US$ 120.00

    This text provides a review of the roles of specific nutrients in maintaining the immune response and host protection against infection. It also considers the influence of various factors, such as exercise and ageing, on the interaction between nutrition and immune function more...

  • Bacteria from Fish and Other Aquatic Animalsby N.B. Buller

    CABI 2004; US$ 135.00

    This manual enables the identification of bacteria that may be found in animals (particularly fish) that inhabit the aquatic environment. The emphasis is on bacteria from farmed aquatic animals and the contents include interpretation of biochemical identification tests and sets. more...

  • T Cell Activation by CD1 and Lipid Antigensby Branch D. Moody

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 219.00

    There is increasing evidence that the CD1 system has been conserved throughout mammalian evolution and is capable of presenting structurally diverse diacyglycerol, sphingolipid, polyisoprenol and lipopeptide antigens. This volume provides a comprehensive discussion of these basic aspects of CD1 biology and summarizes the most recent research into... more...

  • Immunology and Immunopathogenesis of Malariaby Jean Langhorne

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 209.00

    Malaria is still a major global health problem, killing more than 1 million people every year. Almost all of these deaths are caused by Plasmodium falciparum, one of the four species of malaria parasites infecting humans. This high burden of mortality falls heavily on Sub-Saharan Africa, where over 90% of these deaths are thought to occur, and 5%... more...

  • Current Concepts in Autoimmunity and Chronic Inflammationby Andreas Radbruch; Peter E. Lipsky

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 239.00

    The immune system has been known to be capable of distinguishing self from non-self since the pioneering work of Paul Erhlich more than a century ago. Originally described in experiments studying blood transfusion comp- ibility, the principle of ?horror autotoxicus? is still valid, although today the phenomenon is usually described in terms of tolerance... more...

  • Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virusby B. W. J. Mahy

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 239.00

    Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has been recognized in printed records dating from the sixteenth century, and since the eradication of rinderpest (cattle plague) in the early part of the twentieth century it has been rec- nized as the most important and feared disease of cattle and other dom- tic livestock. The beginning of the twenty-first century brought... more...

  • Bacterial Virulence Factors and Rho GTPasesby Patrice Boquet; E. Lemichez

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 259.00

    Pathogenic bacteria for human and animals have developed sophisticated weapons, termed virulence factors, to ensure their replication and persistence into their hosts. The authors in this volume show a synthesis on how the various host cellular Rho GTPases activities are manipulated by bacteria to fulfil their virulence. more...

  • Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseasesby Rolando Cimaz; Thomas J.A. Lehman; Ronald Asherson

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 205.00

    Many of the systemic autoimmune diseases seen in children are different from those seen in adults making them a special problem for physicians and scientists who care for the affected children and study their diseases. Benefiting both pediatric and adult rheumatologists, as well as physicians from other specialties, this volume covers the latest advances... more...