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Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis

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  • Kulturen der Epigenetik: Vererbt, codiert, übertragenby Vanessa Lux; Jörg Thomas Richter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This interdisciplinary compendium examines the new cultural and biological theories of transmission and inheritance that have been stimulated by advances in epigenetics research. The contributors come from the disciplines of biology, biochemistry, medicine, psychology, education, cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, technology... more...

  • Minicircle and Miniplasmid DNA Vectorsby Martin Schleef

    Wiley 2013; US$ 145.00

    This first title on the topic provides complete coverage, including the molecular basis, production and possible biomedical applications. Written by the most prominent academic researchers in the field as well as by researchers at one of the world's leading companies in industrial production of minicircle DNA, this practical book is aimed at everyone... more...

  • Maillard Reaction: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Implicationsby H. E. Nursten

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2005; US$ 160.00

    Research in the field of the Maillard reaction has developed rapidly in recent years as a result of not only the application of improved analytical techniques, but also of the realisation that that the Maillard reaction plays an important role in some human diseases and in the ageing process. The Maillard Reaction: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Implications... more...

  • Evolution and Medicineby Robert Perlman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 43.99

    Evolution and Medicine provides an accessible introduction to the new field of evolutionary medicine. Evolutionary concepts help explain why we remain vulnerable to disease, how pathogens and cancer cells evolve, and how the diseases that affected our evolutionary ancestors have shaped our biology.The book interweaves the presentation of evolutionary... more...

  • The Gene, the Clinic, and the Familyby Joanna Latimer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    While some theorists argue that medicine is caught in a relentless process of ?geneticization? and others offer a thesis of biomedicalization, there is still little research that explores how these effects are accomplished in practice. Joanna Latimer, whose groundbreaking ethnography on acute medicine gave us the social science classic The Conduct... more...

  • Genetic Privacyby Terry Sheung-hung Kaan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 189.00

    Privacy is an unwieldy concept that has eluded an essentialised definition despite its centrality and importance in the body of bioethics. The compilation presented in this volume represents continuing discussions on the theme of privacy in the context of genetic information. It is intended to present a wide range of expert opinion in which the notion... more...

  • Evolution and Medicineby Robert Perlman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 43.99

    Evolution and Medicine provides an accessible introduction to the new field of evolutionary medicine. Evolutionary concepts help explain why we remain vulnerable to disease, how pathogens and cancer cells evolve, and how the diseases that affected our evolutionary ancestors have shaped our biology.The book interweaves the presentation of evolutionary... more...

  • The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Researchby Jonathan Michael Kaplan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    In The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research , Jonathan Kaplan weighs in on the controversial subject of the roles genes play in determining aspects of physical and behavioral human variation. Limits and Lies makes the case that neither the information we have on genes, nor on the environment, is sufficient to explain the complex variations... more...

  • Understanding Multiple Chemical Sensitivityby Els Valkenburg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    This personal view of multiple chemical sensitivity and environmental illness is supported by research. In a question-and-answer format, the effects of exposure to perfume, smoke, air fresheners, cleaning products, exhaust, and other air contaminants are examined and linked to symptoms such as headaches, allergies, asthma, and fatigue. The book contains... more...

  • Fundamentals of Chromatinby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on fundamental properties of chromatin that include structure, composition, modifications and functions in nuclear processes such as transcription, and DNA replication and repair Chapters from this book have been written by leading researchers in the field This book provides an updated overview of the basics to knowing the function of chromatin... more...