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  • Patent Politicsby Shobita Parthasarathy

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 25.00

    Over the past thirty years, the world?s patent systems have experienced pressure from civil society like never before. From farmers to patient advocates, new voices are arguing that patents impact public health, economic inequality, morality?and democracy. These challenges, to domains that we usually consider technical and legal, may seem surprising.... more...

  • Biopolymers for Medical Applicationsby Juan M. Ruso; Paula V. Messina

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 239.95

    This book presents an experimental and computational account of the applications of biopolymers in the field of medicine. Biopolymers are macromolecules produced by living systems, such as proteins, polypeptides, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Their advantages over polymers produced using synthetic chemistry include: diversity, abundance, relatively... more...

  • Biotechnology and Conservation of Cultural Heritageby Franco Palla; Giovanna Barresi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.53

    This book provides detailed insights into the role of microorganisms and microbial products in biodeterioration, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. Topics to be discussed are microbial colonization and their growth control on both artworks and aerosol of indoor environments such as libraries or museums, as well as human health hazard... more...

  • Xenobiotics in the Soil Environmentby Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi; Vivek Kumar; Ajit Varma

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 159.22

    This book describes the vast variety of xenobiotics, such as pesticides, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, agrochemicals and other pollutants, their interactions with the soil environment, and the currently available strategies and techniques for soil decontamination and bioremediation. Topics covered include: transport mechanisms of pollutants... more...

  • Grapevine Yellows Diseases and Their Phytoplasma Agentsby Marina Dermastia; Assunta Bertaccini; Fiona Constable; Nata?a Mehle

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 45.64

    This work is to compile our current knowledge on GY phytoplasma biology at the genomic, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics level, as well as to summarize the approaches for their detection.Phytoplasma are the most poorly characterized plant pathogenic bacteria from the Mollicutes class. In recent years new biostatistics and bioinformatics... more...

  • Directed Enzyme Evolution: Advances and Applicationsby Miguel Alcalde

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 148.61

    This book focuses on some of the most significant advances in enzyme engineering that have been achieved through directed evolution and hybrid approaches. On the 25th anniversary of the discovery of directed evolution, this volume is a tribute to the pioneers of this thrilling research field, and at the same time provides a comprehensive overview... more...

  • Reviews in Fluorescence 2016by Chris D. Geddes

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 159.22

    Reviews in Fluorescence 2016, the tenth volume of the book serial from Springer, serves as a comprehensive collection of current trends and emerging hot topics in the field of fluorescence and closely related disciplines. It summarizes the year?s progress in fluorescence and its applications, with authoritative reviews specialized enough to be attractive... more...

  • Advances in Applied Microbiologyby Geoffrey Michael Gadd; Sima Sariaslani

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 142.00

    Advances in Applied Microbiology continues to be one of the most widely read and authoritative review sources in microbiology, containing comprehensive reviews of the most current research in applied microbiology. Users will find invaluable references and information on a variety of areas, including protozoan grazing of freshwater biofilms, metals... more...

  • Discrete-Time Neural Observersby Alma Y Alanis; Edgar N Sanchez

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 160.00

    Discrete-Time Neural Observers: Analysis and Applications presents recent advances in the theory of neural state estimation for discrete-time unknown nonlinear systems with multiple inputs and outputs. The book includes rigorous mathematical analyses, based on the Lyapunov approach, that guarantee their properties. In addition, for each chapter,... more...

  • Biomechanics of Tendons and Ligamentsby Johanna Buschmann; Gabriella Meier Bürgisser

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 235.00

    Biomechanics of Tendons and Ligaments: Tissue Reconstruction looks at the structure and function of tendons and ligaments. Biological and synthetic biomaterials for their reconstruction and regeneration are reviewed, and their biomechanical performance is discussed. Regeneration tendons and ligaments are soft connective tissues which are essential... more...