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  • 1
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    Champaign, Ill : Project Gutenberg
    Keywords: United States, Civilization. ; United States, Social life and customs.
    ISBN: 0-585-01165-6
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  • 2
    Keywords: Life sciences ; Biotechnology ; Biology / Technique ; Biomedical Engineering ; Life sciences ; Biological Techniques ; Biomedical Engineering ; Biotechnology ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Introduction -- Electronic nose and electronic tongue -- Olfactory cell-based biosensors -- Olfactory epithelium-based biosensors -- Insect antenna-based olfactory biosensors -- Olfactory receptor-based biosensors -- Odorant binding proteins based biosensors -- DNA-mediated biomimetic olfactory sensors -- In-vivo olfactionbiosensing system -- Taste cell-based biosensors -- Taste epithelium-based biosensors -- Taste receptor-based biosensors -- Taste ion channel-based biosensors -- Biomimetic membrane-based taste biosensors -- In-vivo taste biosensing system -- Future Trends of the bioinspired olfaction and taste sensors
    Abstract: This book discusses the field of bioinspired℗ smell and taste sensors which includes many new areas: sensitive materials, physiological modelling and simulation, and more. Similar to biological chemical sensing systems, bioinspired℗ smell and taste sensors are characterized with fast responsive, high specificity and sensitivity. One of the most important parts of the field is that of sensitive elements originated from biological components, which enable the detection of chemical signals by mimicking the biological mechanisms. This book detailed describes processing, devices, recognition principles of sensitive materials, and concrete realizations. It is written for researchers, engineers and biologists who engages in interdisciplinary research and applications. Dr. Ping Wang is a professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Dr. Qingjun Liu is a professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Dr. Chunsheng Wu is an associated professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. Dr. K. Jimmy Hsia is a professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA
    Pages: VIII, 328 p. 164 illus., 142 illus. in color. : online resource.
    Edition: 1st ed. 2015.
    ISBN: 9789401773331
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  • 3
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    Dordercht : Springer Netherlands
    Keywords: Life sciences ; Gene Expression ; Neurosciences ; Bioinformatics ; Life sciences ; Bioinformatics ; Gene Expression ; Neurosciences ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: The Analyses of Global Gene Expression and Transcription Factor Regulation -- Global Approaches to Alternative Splicing and its Regulation - Recent Advances and Open Questions -- Long Non-coding RNAs: Critical Regulators for Cell Lineage Commitment in the Central Nervous System -- Gene expression models of signaling pathways -- From Gene Expression to Disease Phenotypes: Network-Based Approaches to Study Complex Human Diseases -- Introduction to Isoform Sequencing using Pacific Biosciences Technology (Iso-Seq) -- Systematic and Integrative Analysis of Gene Expression to Identify Feature Genes Underlying Human Diseases
    Abstract: This volume focuses on modern computational and statistical tools for translational gene expression and regulation research to improve prognosis, diagnostics, prediction of severity, and therapies for human diseases. It introduces some of state of the art technologies as well as computational and statistical tools for translational bioinformatics in the areas of gene transcription and regulation, including the tools for next generation sequencing℗ analyses, alternative spicing, the modeling of signaling pathways, network analyses in predicting disease genes, as well as protein and gene expression data integration in complex human diseases etc. The book is particularly useful for researchers and students in the field of molecular biology, clinical biology and bioinformatics, as well as physicians etc. Dr. Jiaqian Wu is assistant professor in the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery and Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Centre, Houston, TX, USA
    Pages: X, 185 p. 64 illus., 2 illus. in color. : online resource.
    Edition: 1st ed. 2016.
    ISBN: 9789401774505
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  • 4
    Keywords: Life sciences ; Plant Biochemistry ; Microbiology ; Plant science ; Botany ; Mycology ; Life sciences ; Mycology ; Plant Biochemistry ; Microbiology ; Plant Sciences ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Part 1. Medicinal Properties / Therapeutic Effects - Medicinal Plants and Fungi -- Chapter 1. Centella asiatica, an Ayurvedic Medicinal Plant, Prevents the Major Neurodegenerative and Neurotoxic Mechanisms Associated with Cognitive Impairment -- Chapter 2. Medicinal properties of Mediterranean Oyster mushrooms, species of genus Pleurotus (higher Basidiomycetes) -- Chapter 3. Cordyceps ́€“ A Highly Coveted Medicinal Mushroom -- Chapter 4. Medicinal Mushrooms with Antiallergic Activities -- Chapter 5. The Bioactivity of Tiger Milk Mushroom - Malaysia's Prized Medicinal Mushroom -- Chapter 6. Antioxidant Properties of Antrodia cinnamomea ́€“ An Extremely Rare and Coveted Medicinal Mushroom Endemic to Taiwan -- Part 2. Bioactive Compounds ́€“ Medicinal Plants and Fungal Endophytes -- Chapter 7. The Fungal Endobiome of Medicinal Plants: A Prospective Source of Bioactive Metabolites -- Chapter 8. Multipotent and Poly-Therapeutic Fungal Alkaloids of ℗ Claviceps purpurea -- Chapter 9. Recent Advance On Bioactive Compounds From The Edible And Medicinal fungi in China -- Chapter 10. Endophytes From Malaysian Medicinal Plants As Sources For Discovering Anticancer Agents -- Chapter 11. Mushrooms: A Pandora Box of Cardioprotective Phytochemicals -- Part 3. Production Systems and Biotechnology - ℗ Medicinal Plants and Fungi -- Chapter 12. Solid State Fermentation Of Plant Residues And Agro-Industrial Wastes For The Production Of Medicinal Mushrooms -- Chapter 13. ℗ Making Use of Genomic Information to Explore the Biotechnological Potential of Medicinal Mushrooms -- Chapter 14. Biotechnology of Medicinal Plants and Fungi in Taiwan ́€“Production of Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in In Vitro Culture Systems -- Part 4. Resources / Techniques ́€“ Medicinal Plants and Fungi -- Chapter 15. Memory Enhancing and Related Beneficial Effects of Selected Medicinal Plants From the Nigerian Flora -- Chapter 16. Identification Strategies For Bioactive Secondary Metabolites Of Fungal Origin
    Abstract: This book highlights the latest international research on different aspects of medicinal plants and fungi. Studies over the last decade have demonstrated that bioactive compounds isolated from medicinal fungi have promising antitumor, cardiovascular, immunomodulatory, anti-allergic, anti-diabetic, and hepatoprotective properties. In the light of these studies, the book includes chapters (mostly review articles) by eminent researchers from twelve countries across the globe working in different disciplines of medicinal plants and fungi. It discusses topics such as the prevention of major neurodegenerative and neurotoxic mechanisms by Centella asiatica; the medicinal properties and therapeutic applications of several mushrooms species found in different parts of the world; and fungal endophytes as a source of bioactive metabolites including anticancer and cardioprotective agents. There are also chapters on strategies for identifying bioactive secondary metabolites of fungal origin; the use of genomic information to explore the biotechnological potential of medicinal mushrooms; and solid state fermentation of agro-industrial and forestry residues for the production of medicinal mushrooms. It is a valuable resource for the researchers, professionals and students working in the area of medicinal plants and fungi
    Pages: XX, 547 p. 134 illus., 40 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9789811059780
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  • 5
    Keywords: Medicine ; Medical parasitology ; Alternative Medicine ; Tropical Medicine ; Biomedicine ; Parasitology ; Medicine/Public Health, general ; Complementary & Alternative Medicine ; Tropical Medicine ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: Introduction ( Heinz Mehlhorn) -- Schistosomiasis in China ( Wei Hu) -- Clonorchis and Opisthorchis infection and their impact on cancer ( Banchob Sripa) -- Angiostrongylus cantonensis in China (Wu Zhongdao, Lv Zhiyue) -- Traditonal Chinese treatment methods against schistosomes and other trematodes ( Wu Zhongdao, Su Xi) -- Treatment methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine for hydatidosis and other tapeworm infections ( Ye Bin) -- Traditonal Chinese treatment methods against nematodes ( Wu Zhongdao, Su Xi) -- Toxoplasmosis and traditional chinese medicine (Lv Fangli) -- Malaria in China (Ying Wang) -- Malaria and traditional Chinese medicine (Xu Wenyue) .-℗ Intestinal protozoan diseases and traditional Chinese medicine (Ma Changling) -- Dengue fever and similar vector borne diseases in China (Wu Yu)℗ .-℗ Tsutsugamushi in China (Zheng Xiaoying) .-℗ Leishmaniasis in China (Chen Jianping) -- Impact of climate and globalization on parasites (Heinz Mehlhorn) -- Conclusions (Heinz Mehlhorn). ℗
    Abstract: This book intensively examines the efficacy of plant-derived products that have been used for over a thousand years by practitioners of so-called Traditional Chinese Medicine in the light of recent chemotherapeuticals. The chapters were written by renowned Chinese medical researchers and are supplemented by results obtained in German antiparasitic research projects. ℗ Parasites and emerging diseases are a major threat of our time, which is characterized by an enormous increase in the size of the human population and by an unbelievably rapid globalization that has led to the daily transport of millions of humans and containers with goods from one end of the earth to the other. Furthermore the slow but constant global warming offers new opportunities for many agents of diseases to become established in new areas. Therefore it is essential that we develop precautions in order to avoid epidemics or even pandemics in overcrowded megacities or at the large-scale farm animal confinements that are needed to secure a steady flow of food in the crowded regions of the world. ℗ Of course intensive research in the field of chemotherapy since 1900 has produced unbelievable breakthroughs in therapies for formerly untreatable and thus deadly diseases. However, a large number of untreatable diseases remain, as well as a constantly growing number of agents of disease that have developed resistances to standard chemical compounds. ℗ As such, it is not only worthwhile but also vital to consider the enormous amounts of information that have been obtained by human ́€œhigh cultureś€ in the past. Examples from the past (like quinine) or present (like artemisinin, a modern antimalarial drug) show that plant extracts may hold tremendous potential in the fight against parasites and/or against vector-transmitted agents of diseases
    Pages: XII, 274 p. 142 illus., 117 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9783642398247
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    New York, NY : Springer
    Keywords: Medicine ; Radiology, Medical ; Nuclear Medicine ; Medicine & Public Health ; Nuclear Medicine ; Imaging / Radiology ; Springer eBooks
    Pages: : digital.
    ISBN: 9781441908087
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    New York, NY : Springer
    Keywords: Life sciences ; Medicine ; Cell receptors ; Cytology ; Life sciences ; Cell Biology ; Cell Physiology ; Receptors ; Apoptosis ; Biomedicine general ; Springer eBooks
    Description / Table of Contents: 1. Historical Perspective – the Seven Ages of Cell Death Research -- 2. The Intrinsic Apoptotic Pathway -- 3. Molecular Basis of Cell Death Programs in Mature T Cell Homeostasis -- 4. Bcl-2 family and their therapeutic potential -- 5. IAP proteins and their therapeutic potential -- 6. Cell Death and Cancer -- 7. The DNA damage response mediates apoptosis and tumor suppression -- 8. Neuronal Death Mechanisms in Development and Disease -- 9. The Complex Interplay Between Metabolism and Apoptosis -- 10. Programmed Necrosis/Necroptosis: An Inflammatory Form of Cell Death -- 11. Structural Perspectives on BCL-2 Family of Proteins -- 12. Structural basis of death receptor signaling
    Abstract: Beginning from centuries of anecdotal descriptions of cell death, such as those on the development of the midwife toad in 1842 by Carl Vogt, to modern-day investigations of cell death as a biological discipline, it has become accepted that cell death in multicellular organisms is a normal part of life.℗ This book provides a comprehensive view of cell death, from its mechanisms of initiation and execution, to its implication in human disease and therapy. Physiological cell death plays critical roles in almost all aspects of biology, and the book details its roles in lymphocyte homeostasis, neuronal function, metabolism, and the DNA damage response.℗ When physiological cell death goes awry, diseases can arise, and cancer is presented as a central paradigm for the consequences of derangements in the interplay between cell survival and cell death.℗ At the same time, the potential promise of targeted therapies aimed at interdicting cell death machineries are also discussed extensively.℗ The molecular mechanisms that underlie apoptotic cell death are illustrated from the perspectives of both the intrinsic, mitochondrial apoptotic pathway and the extrinsic, death receptor pathway.℗ Key players in these pathways, such as the Bcl2 family proteins, cytochrome c, Apaf-1, caspases, death receptor adapter proteins, and inhibitor of apoptosis proteins, are presented from both functional and structural angles. Until only a few years ago, programmed cell death has been considered essentially synonymous with apoptosis.℗ However, we now know that programmed cell death can also take other forms such as necrosis or necroptosis, and to this end, the mechanisms that underlie programmed necrosis in development and host defense are illustrated.℗ The past twenty plus years have seen an incredible growth of research in cell death, with one breakthrough after another, and the legacy still goes on with constant new surprises and findings.℗ Long live cell death! Hao Wu, Ph.D., is the Asa and Patricia Springer Professor at Harvard Medical School where she is a member of the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. She is also a Senior Investigator in the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Childreń€™s Hospital. Her research focuses on elucidating the molecular basis of signal transduction by immune receptors, including the induction of cell death pathways
    Pages: XII, 272 p. 46 illus., 42 illus. in color. : online resource.
    ISBN: 9781461493020
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  • 8
    Call number: C060:240
    Keywords: Clinical trials / Statistical methods ; Cancer / Research ; Medicine / Research ; R (Computer program language)
    Pages: xv, 257 p. : ill.
    ISBN: 9781138033221
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  • 9
    Keywords: Medicine ; Gastroenterology ; Medicine & Public Health ; Gastroenterology ; Springer eBooks
    Pages: : digital
    ISBN: 9781597450447
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  • 10
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    Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press
    Call number: B080:145
    Keywords: Chemical processes / Mathematical models
    Pages: xvi, 342 p. : ill., maps
    ISBN: 0521621712
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