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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 110.95
The first advanced-level genetics counseling skills resource As genetic medicine and testing continue to expand, so the role of the genetic counselor is transforming and evolving. Genetic Counseling Practice: Advanced Concepts and Skills is the first text to address ways that genetic counselors can deepen their skills to meet expanding practice... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99
In the fifty years since DNA was discovered, we have seen extraordinary advances. For example, genetic testing has rapidly improved the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Huntington's, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, and Alzheimer's. But with this new knowledge comes difficult decisions for countless people, who wrestle with fear about... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 89.95
This reference book for the analysis of genetic association studies makes an ideal companion to graduate-level students. In addition to providing derivations, the book deploys real examples and simulations to illustrate its step-by-step applications. more...
- Humana Press 2011; US$ 249.00
This volume details how oxidative stress in cancer biology can be utilized to more effectively design interventions to enhance therapeutic responses while causing fewer treatment limiting complications. more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 16.99
The promise of a regenerative medicine -- the regrowth of lost limbs and organs, new hope for patients with Alzheimer's or multiple sclerosis, the "cellular fountain of youth" -- sounds like science fiction, but it's real and on the cutting edge of medicine. Veteran medical journalist Karen van Kamped looks at this new technology through the stories... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Prenatal screening for genetic disorders is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon across the globe. While studies have highlighted the importance of women?s experiences of such screening, little is known about men?s roles and direct involvement in this process. With a focus on the experiences of both women and men, this text offers an innovative... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 39.99
Die erfolgreiche Sequenzierung des menschlichen Genoms ermvglicht die umfassende Analyse von Gesundheit und Krankheit unter Ber]cksichtigung genetischer und umweltbedingter Faktoren. Wdhrend die Entdeckung ursdchlicher Gene f]r seltene monogene Erbkrankheiten bereits hvchst erfolgreich gelang, stellen die hdufigen Krankheiten mit komplexem Erbmuster... more...