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Theories of disease. Etiology. Pathogenesis

  • Old Before My Time: Hayley Okines' Life with Progeriaby Hayley Okines

    Cleis Press Start 2015; US$ 9.95

    The extraordinary life of Britain s 100-year-old teenager. Hayley Okines is like no other 13-year-old schoolgirl. Born with the rare genetic condition progeria, she ages eight times faster than the average person. In medical terms her body is like that of a 100-year-old woman. Yet she faces her condition with immense courage and a refreshing lack... more...

  • Life's Greatest Secretby Matthew Cobb

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    Everyone has heard of the story of DNA as the story of Watson and Crick and Rosalind Franklin, but knowing the structure of DNA was only a part of a greater struggle to understand life?s secrets. Life?s Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code, the thing that ultimately enables a spiraling molecule to give... more...

  • Life's Greatest Secretby Matthew Cobb

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 25.31

    Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world. The code forms the most striking proof of Darwin's hypothesis that all organisms are related, holds tremendous promise for improving... more...

  • Antioxidants in Health and Diseaseby Antonis Zampelas; Renata Micha

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Antioxidants in Health and Disease discusses the effects of dietary antioxidants and antioxidant supplementation in humans. It reviews the latest evidence-based research in the area, principally through prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials. The book assesses major dietary antioxidants and discusses their use in diseases such... more...

  • MicroRNA Detection and Pathological Functionsby Xueji Zhang; Haifeng Dong; Yaping Tian

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book summarizes microRNA (miRNA) biology in a variety of pathological processes, emphasizing the significant potential applications of miRNA in diagnostics and prognostics, as well as novel drug targets. The conventional techniques used for miRNA detection including standard PCR, Northern blotting, microarray and clone methods are addressed.... more...

  • Die Regierung der Geneby Thomas Lemke; Katharina Liebsch

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 39.99

    Der Band präsentiert die Ergebnisse der ersten umfassenden und systematischen Untersuchung genetischer Diskriminierung in Deutschland. Das empirische Material besteht aus einer Fragebogenerhebung und aus Interviews mit Betroffenen verschiedener genetisch bedingter Erkrankungen. Es zeigt, wie das genetische Wissen mit Kränkungen, Schuldzuweisungen und... more...

  • Economic Evaluation in Genomic Medicineby Vasilios Fragoulakis; Christina Mitropoulou; Marc Williams; George P. Patrinos

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 89.95

    Economic Evaluation in Genomic Medicine introduces health economics and economic evaluation to genomic clinicians and researchers, while also introducing the topic to health economists. Each chapter includes an executive summary, questions, and case studies, along with supplementary online materials, including process guides, maps, flow charts,... more...

  • Textbook of Personalized Medicineby Kewal K. Jain

    Springer New York 2015; US$ 279.00

    Advances in the technology used in personalized medicine and increased applications for clinical use have created a need for this expansion and revision of Kewal K. Jain?s Textbook of Personalized Medicine . As the first definitive work on this topic, this book reviews the fundamentals and development of personalized medicine and subsequent adoptions... more...

  • Gene Therapy for HIV and Chronic Infectionsby Hildegund CJ MD Ertl

    Springer New York 2015; US$ 189.00

    This book centers  on gene therapy and gene transfer approaches to prevent or treat chronic virus infections. The main focus is on the Big Three: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Ample anti-HIV drugs are currently available in the clinic and the development of an effective combination therapy... more...

  • Mendelian Randomizationby Stephen Burgess; Simon G. Thompson

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Presents the Terminology and Methods of Mendelian Randomization for Epidemiological Studies Mendelian randomization uses genetic instrumental variables to make inferences about causal effects based on observational data. It, therefore, can be a reliable way of assessing the causal nature of risk factors, such as biomarkers, for a wide range of... more...