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Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis

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  • Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practiceby Felissa R. Lashley

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 85.00

    Designated a Doody's Core Title!. REFRESH YOUR GENETIC KNOWLEDGE AND ENHANCE YOUR PATIENT CARE. We now know that genetic factors can cause disease or affect an individual's susceptibility or resistance to disorders and even to treatment. To provide the best nursing care, it is therefore essential that practitioners and students have a basic... more...

  • Community Genetics and Genetic Alliancesby Aviad E. Raz

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Carrier testing of adults provides information about the risk of passing a genetic mutation to your children, leading to reproductive (and some say, eugenic) decisions. Excessive carrier screening may have adverse effects, but it can also prevent suffering and open up new reproductive options. Raz's study focuses on the interplay of community genetics... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 236.95

    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...

  • Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populationsby Ahmad S. Teebi

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    Arab populations have their 'own' genetic disorders, both universal and particular. Genetic diversity within these source populations, along with the fact that the rates of inbreeding are often high and family sizes are often large, constitute conditions that facilitate the emergence and detection of phenotypes explained notably by autosomal... 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...

  • Practical Genetic Counselling 7th Editionby Peter S. Harper

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    'Easy to use, and useful when kept close at hand in the room where you work. The book is a pleasure to read: the style elegant and authoritative.' Lancet '...this book is a wonderful reference to enable primary physicians to be informed about their patients.' Annals of Internal Medicine Universally used across the world by genetic counsellors,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 50.00

    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...

  • Quality Issues in Clinical Genetic Servicesby U. Kristoffersson; J. Schmidtke; J.-J. Cassiman

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    Initially genetic disorders were all considered as rare diseases. At present, in the mid of 2009, the OMIM catalogue contains information on more than 12 000 entries of which about 2500 are available for clinical testing based on the identification of the responsible gene defect. However, altogether it has been estimated that about 8 per cent of a... more...

  • Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage in Neurologyby Natan Gadoth; Hans Goebel

    Springer 2010; US$ 289.00

    The role of free radicals and oxidative stress in neurological disorders has only recently been recognized, leaving clinical neurologists to seek in vain for information on the subject even in major textbooks. What published information there is may consist of brief reminders of the possible association of superoxidase dismutase with familial amyotrophic... 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...