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Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis

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  • Understanding Genetics: A Primer for Couples and Familiesby Angela Scheuerle

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    One in every 100 Americans is born with a serious genetic disorder, and more will face a disease with genetic components in their lifetime. In the past decade, fledgling genetic science has identified more than 4,000 diseases connected to genetic factors. Genetic doctors and testing have become relatively common. But what is genetics'? How do these... more...

  • The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family Historyby Robin L. Bennett

    Wiley 2011; US$ 72.99

    Helps you develop and assess pedigrees to make diagnoses, evaluate risk, and counsel patients The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing... more...

  • Genetics For Dummiesby Tara Rodden Robinson

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guidegets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recentdiscoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics ForDummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage ofthis rapidly advancing field. From dominant and recessive... more...

  • Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damageby Giancarlo Aldini; Kyung-Jin Yeum; Etsuo Niki; Robert M. Russell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 244.95

    Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage: Principles and Practical Applications critically evaluates the basic concepts and methodologies of conventional biomarkers as well as current state-of-the-art assays for measuring antioxidant activity/oxidative stress and their practical applications. . Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and... more...

  • Complexity and Medicineby Michael Alexander; Colin James Alexander

    Nottingham University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Thorough and unique, this record focuses on developing strategies for the prevention of noninfectious diseases. Discussing a number of ailments—including, coronary heart disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, asthma, and varicose veins—this meticulous account utilizes chaos theory and complexity theory to... more...

  • Germ Theoryby Natalie Goldstein

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Since humankind's earliest days, the rise of civilization led to a huge increase in the number and types of diseases that afflict the human population. Early prevailing theories about the causes of and cures for disease included superstitious beliefs, the application of herbal remedies, and the well-meant but ultimately misguided humoral theory... more...

  • Calcium, Oxygen Radicals and Cellular Damageby C. J. Duncan

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 60.00

    A description of the biochemical processes that occur during cellular damage of specific organs; for example, what happens to the cells during heart attacks, strokes and muscular dystrophy. more...

  • Genes and Obesityby C. Bouchard

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 166.00

    A number of genes have been identified that are associated with an increased body mass index (BMI), the standard measurement of obesity. By analyzing these genes, researchers hope to gain a better understanding of what causes obesity and develop ways to tackle the problem. The study of genes and obesity could lead to new treatments. This volume reviews... more...

  • A Guide to Human Gene Therapyby Roland W. Herzog; Sergei Zolotukhin

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 168.00

    Ever since the birth of molecular biology, the tantalizing possibility of treating disease at its genetic roots has become increasingly feasible. Gene therapy - though still in its infancy - remains one of the hottest areas of research in medicine. Its approach utilizes a gene transfer vehicle ( vector) to deliver therapeutic DNA or RNA to cells of... more...

  • Oxidative Stress in Vertebrates and Invertebratesby Tahira Farooqui; Akhlaq A. Farooqui

    Wiley 2011; US$ 169.95

    This volume presents a unique comparative treatment of the role oxidative stress plays in vertebrates and invertebrates in multiple organ systems with regards to cell death, development, aging, and human diseases, and anti-oxidant therapy. It offers comprehensive reviews of the current understanding of oxidative stress-mediated physiology and pathology... more...