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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...

  • 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

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    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. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    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$ 116.00

    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

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    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. 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...

  • Gene therapyby Surendra Nimesh

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 240.00

    Gene therapy is emerging as a new class of therapeutics for the treatment of inherited and acquired diseases. However, poor cellular uptake and instability of DNA in the physiological milieu limits its therapeutic potential, hence a vector which can protect and efficiently transport DNA to the target cells must be developed. Nanotechnology-based non-viral... more...

  • Allergens and Respiratory Pollutantsby Marc A. Williams

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 195.00

    Allergens and respiratory pollutants is a collection of 12 authoritative papers that draws upon the collective expertise of world leaders in the fields of innate immunity, immunotoxicology and pulmonary biology. The book critically explores the biological and immunological mechanisms that contribute to immune dysfunction on exposure to allergens and... more...

  • Fundamentals of Chromatinby Jerry L. Workman; Susan M. Abmayr

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book focuses on fundamental properties of chromatin that include structure, composition, modifications and functions in nuclear processes such as transcription, and DNA replication and repair. more...