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Medical Molecular Genetics

Medical Molecular Genetics Lowest new price: $29.95
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Author: P. A. Hoffee
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Medical Molecular Genetics is one of eight books in the Integrated Medical Sciences (IMS) Series from Fence Creek Publishing. Designed for first- and second-year medical students, they are ideal for use as textbooks, course supplements, or board preparation. The books in the IMS Series focus on the integration of core biomedical concepts and provide insights into the application of basic principles and processes to clinical medicine.

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Biology by Numbers: An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking

Biology by Numbers: An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking Lowest new price: $47.56
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Author: Richard F. Burton
Brand: Brand: Cambridge University Press

This textbook is both an introduction to quantitative biology and a guide for the number-shy. Richard Burton fosters a sense of the fundamental importance and usefulness of mathematical principles in biology, with a fascinating range of examples. The book is geared toward the nonmathematician, and covers the basics as well as various more advanced topics from many diverse biological disciplines. Questions and calculations encourage active participation without holding up the casual reader. A key feature is the structure of the book. Rather than building it around biological disciplines, Dr. Burton emphasizes the common ways of reasoning used in areas as diverse as insect and population growth, seed mortality, and sensory response (to mention a few that use logarithms).

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Brain Architecture: Understanding the Basic Plan (Medicine)

Brain Architecture: Understanding the Basic Plan (Medicine) Lowest new price: $29.26
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Author: Larry W. Swanson
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Depending on your point of view the brain is an organ, a machine, a biological computer, or simply the most important component of the nervous system. How does it work as a whole? What are its major parts and how are they interconnected to generate thinking, feelings, and behavior? This book surveys 2,500 years of scientific thinking about these profoundly important questions from the perspective of fundamental architectural principles, and then proposes a new model for the basic plan of neural systems organization based on an explosion of structural data emerging from the neuroanatomy revolution of the 1970's
The importance of a balance between theoretical and experimental morphology is stressed throughout the book. Great advances in understanding the brain's basic plan brain have come especially from two traditional lines of biological thought- evolution and embryology, because each begins with the simple and progresses to the more complex. Understanding the organization of brain circuits, which contain thousands of links or pathways, is much more difficult. It is argued here that a four-system network model can explain the structure-function organization of the brain. Possible relationships between neural networks and gene networks revealed by the human genome project are explored in the final chapter.
The book is written in clear and sparkling prose, and it is profusely illustrated. It is designed to be read by anyone with an interest in the basic organization of the brain, from neuroscience to philosophy to computer science to molecular biology. It is suitable for use in neuroscience core courses because it presents basic principles of the structure of the nervous system in a systematic way.

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Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats Lowest new price: $7.47
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Author: Maggie Sayer
Brand: STOREY

Raising meat goats is an excellent proposition for today's livestock farmer. Niche or artisanal farmers looking for a profitable specialty should search no further than the simple goat. Compact, friendly, and efficient, meat goats do not require a lot of browsing land, and they can thrive on plants cows find inedible, such as nettles and thistles.

Most important, demand for chevon (goat meat) far outweighs supply in North America. Imported chevon from Australia and New Zealand has more than doubled in the past decade and industry studies estimate that the market will continue to grow by 10 to 15 percent annually for the foreseeable future, making goat the fastest growing meat business in North America. Add to these numbers the fact that chevon is lower in calories and fat and higher in protein than other red meats, and the future looks bright indeed for goat producers.

Now author Maggie Sayer adds Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats to the popular series that has guided countless farmers through the day-to-day tasks of animal care. Sayer thoroughly explains the basics of selecting a breed, buying the goats, and raising healthy animals. She explains how goats think and how to handle, house, and transport them properly. There is plenty of basic health-care information for preventing disease, addressing common ailments, and breeding safely. Finally, a wealth of information is offered on catering to ethnic populations and marketing the product.

With this invaluable resource, experienced and novice farmers alike will find raising goats to be immensely satisfying and profitable.

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DNA Repair and Mutagenesis

DNA Repair and Mutagenesis Lowest new price: $68.91
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Author: Errol C. Friedberg

An essential resource for all scientists researching cellular responses to DNA damage.
• Introduces important new material reflective of the major changes and developments that have occurred in the field over the last decade.
• Discussed the field within a strong historical framework, and all aspects of biological responses to DNA damage are detailed.
• Provides information on covering sources and consequences of DNA damage; correcting altered bases in DNA: DNA repair; DNA damage tolerance and mutagenesis; regulatory responses to DNA damage in eukaryotes; and disease states associated with defective biological responses to DNA damage.

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Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Lowest new price: $63.28
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Author: Professor Meyer B. Jackson
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Providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students with a foundation in the basic concepts of biophysics, students who have taken physical chemistry and calculus courses will find this book an accessible and valuable aid in learning how these concepts can be used in biological research. The text provides a rigorous treatment of the fundamental theories in biophysics and illustrates their application with examples including protein folding, enzyme catalysis and ion channel permeation. Through these examples, students will gain an understanding of the general importance and broad applicability of biophysical principles to biological problems.

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Fungal Physiology (Wiley Science Paperback)

Fungal Physiology (Wiley Science Paperback) Lowest new price: $90.00
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Author: David H. Griffin
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Thoroughly revised, this edition summarizes the field of fungal physiology from a dynamic, experimental perspective. Integrates molecular genetics with biochemistry and development of fungi. Reorganized into 14 chapters it describes the latest contemporary experimental approaches to fungal research as well as future developments.

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Electro Microscopy Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)

Electro Microscopy Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology) Lowest new price: $41.41
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Brand: Brand: Humana Press

Hands-on experts describe in detail the key electron microscopy techniques used for examining cells, tissue, biological macromolecules, molecular structure, and their interactions. With emphasis on cryotechniques for quantitative biological X-ray microanalysis, the book also includes those methods that use antibodies to locate proteins within cells and that prepare and analyze nucleic acids, proteins, and protein-nucleic acid complexes. Numerous immunogold labeling techniques for precise ultrastructural localization, distribution, and quantitation of macromolecules in cryofixed or chemically-fixed cells are described in sufficient detail to provide practical insight into their advantages and limitations. Electron Microscopy Methods and Protocols offers both newcomers and established researchers across experimental biology and medicine wanting to expand their repertoire a gold-standard laboratory manual of cutting-edge electron microscopy techniques-each optimized for reproducibility and robust results-today's gold-standard laboratory manual.



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Marijuana and Cannabinoid Research: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Medicine)

Marijuana and Cannabinoid Research: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Medicine) Lowest new price: $67.99
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A cutting-edge collection of readily reproducible in vitro and in vivo methods to elucidate the mechanisms associated with cannabinoid function in health and disease. The techniques can be used in studies across the board from genes to behavior. The molecular neurobiological methods are invaluable in analyzing the structure, the polymorphisms, and the molecular expression of the cannabinoid receptors (CBrs), as well as their association with polysubstance abuse. There are also methods for localizing cannabinoid receptors in different systems, visualizing cannabinoid effects using brain slice imaging and elctrophysiological approaches, and designing and synthesizing cannabinoids and endocannabinoids. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Medicine™ series format, each offering step-by-step laboratory instructions, an introduction outlining the principles behind the technique, lists of the necessary equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

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DNA Sequencing: From Experimental Methods to Bioinformatics (Introduction to Biotechniques Series)

DNA Sequencing: From Experimental Methods to Bioinformatics (Introduction to Biotechniques Series) Lowest new price: $18.00
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Author: Luke Alphey

This practical guide presents all aspects of DNA sequencing - from descriptions of the basic methods, to key applications, to the analysis of sequence data. By explaining the options available and their relative merits, DNA Sequencing allows newcomers to the field to decide which method is most suitable for their application. For experienced sequencers, the book is a valuable reference source for details of less common techniques and as a means of updating their knowledge.


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