Feb 072016
 

Microarray Innovations: Technology and Experimentation (Drug Discovery Series)


In recent years, high-density DNA microarrays have revolutionized biomedical research and drug discovery efforts by the pharmaceutical industry. Their efficacy in identifying and prioritizing drug targets based on their ability to confirm a large number of gene expression measurements in parallel has become a key element in drug discovery. Microarray Innovations: Technology and Experimentation examines the incredibly powerful nature of array technology and the ways in which it can be applied to understanding the genomic basis of disease.

 Explores a myriad of applications in use today

This volume explores recent innovations in the microarray field and tracks the evolution of the major platforms currently used. The international panel of contributors presents a survey of the past five years’ research and advancements in microarray methods and applications and their usage in drug discovery and biomedical research. The contributions discuss improvements in automation (array fabrication and hybridization), new substrates for printing arrays, platform comparisons and contrasts, experimental design, and data normalization and mining schemes. They also review epigenomic array studies, electronic microarrays, comparative genomic hybridization, microRNA arrays, and mutational analyzes. In addition, the book provides coverage of important clinical diagnostic arrays, protein arrays, and neuroscience applications.

Examines improved methodologies

As microarrays have evolved steadily over time from archetypical in-house complementary DNA (cDNA) arrays to robust commercial oligonucleotide platforms, there has been a migration to higher density biochips with increasing content and better analytical methodologies. This compendium summarizes the vast advances that have been made in this technology, highlighting the supreme advantages of microarray-based approaches in the field of biomedical research.

Daniel E. Levy, editor of the Drug Discovery Series, is the founder of DEL BioPharma, a consulting service for drug discovery programs. He also maintains a blog that explores organic chemistry.

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Feb 072016
 

Ancient Medicine (Sciences of Antiquity Series)


By (author): Vivian Nutton

The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available.

Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world. The new edition includes more on Rufus and Galen as well as augmented information on Babylonia, Hellenistic medicine and Late Antiquity.

With recently discovered texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges currently held perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine.

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Feb 072016
 

Bacterial Therapy of Cancer: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)


This volume explores the evolution of bacterial cancer therapy and describes the modern techniques used in therapy today. The chapters in this book cover a broad range of topics such as the development of tumor-targeting Salmonella typhimurium A1-R, a microfluidic device for precise quantification of the interactions between tumor-targeting bacteria and tumor tissue, non-invasive in vivo imaging of bacteria-mediated cancer therapy using bio-luminescent bacteria, methods to achieve remote-control of therapeutic gene expression in tumor-targeting bacteria, and cell-cycle decoy of cancer cells resistant to cytotoxic drugs to drug sensitivity by S. typhimurium A1-R. This book concludes with a chapter on the future potential of bacterial therapy of cancer. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Thorough and informative, Bacterial Therapy of Cancer: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in cancer and bacterial therapy.

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Feb 072016
 

Bull’s Sports Injuries Handbook, 2/e


By (author): William Roberts

Covers the physical examination, assessment and treatment considerations for all major sports injuries. Provides insight into the cause of injuries as a result of a specific sport in order to tailor treatment to that injury.
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Feb 072016
 

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Soft Tissue Surgery


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This new volume of the Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Series focuses on management of soft tissue in orthopaedic trauma—how to avoid wound problems and correct wound problems that occur. Emphasis is on indications and contraindications for specific incisions and methods for flap coverage in cases of soft tissue loss. World-renowned surgeons with experience in both soft tissue and bone management describe their preferred techniques in step-by-step detail, point out pertinent anatomy, and offer pearls and tips for improving results. The book is thoroughly illustrated with full-color, sequential, surgeon’s-eye view intraoperative photographs, as well as drawings by noted medical illustrators.

A companion Website offers the fully searchable text with all images.

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Feb 072016
 

Introductory Mental Health Nursing


By (author): Donna Womble MEd BS RN

Prepare your LPN/LVN students to deal effectively with the mental health issues they will encounter in a wide range of healthcare settings with Introductory Mental Health Nursing, 3e. This updated edition of the author’s acclaimed text provides clear, direct, and clinically relevant information on mental health nursing, supported by case applications, a built-in student workbook, a striking full color design, and a wide range of innovative features that support students every step of the way as they develop the knowledge they will need for success in their future careers.
 
Updated to reflect the DSM-V and featuring new and expanded content throughout, the Third Edition includes a robust array of online resources to save you time and help your students succeed in the course.
 
Student Resources:
 
  • Learning Objectives for every chapter help students gauge their mastery of key content.
  • Journal Articles for every chapter, updated for this edition, offer access to current research available in LWW journals.
  • A Watch & Learn Video Clip on Cognitive Functioning reinforces skills from the textbook and appeals to visual and auditory learners.
  • Practice & Learn Activities related to therapeutic communication, antidepressants, and dementia, present case scenarios with interactive exercises and questions to help students apply what they have learned.
  • Movie Viewing Guides highlight films depicting individuals with mental health disorders and provide students the opportunity to approach nursing care related to mental illness in a novel way.
  • Clin Sim Case Studies include scenarios related to acute mania, major depressive disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia to help students understand the real life presentation of various disorders.
  • A Spanish-English Audio Glossary provides terms and phrases for communicating with patients in Spanish.
  • Monographs of Commonly Prescribed Drugs provide vital, up-to-date information.
 
Instructor Resources
  • PowerPoint presentations make it easy for you to integrate the textbook with your students’ classroom experience, via either handouts or slide shows.
  • Lesson Plans make the text easier to teach from.
  • Learning Objectives for each chapter provide an outline of key content that must be mastered.
  • Answers to Movie Viewing Guides facilitate discussion and assessment of student understanding.
  • Clin Sim Case Studies include scenarios related to acute mania, major depressive disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia to help students understand the real life presentation of various disorders.
  • Answers to Assignments are provided for your convenience.
  • A Watch & Learn Video Clip on Cognitive Functioning reinforces skills from the textbook and appeals to visual and auditory learners.
  • Practice & Learn Activities related to therapeutic communication, antidepressants, and dementia, present case scenarios with interactive exercises and questions to help students apply what they have learned.
  • Journal Articles for every chapter, updated for this edition, offer access to current research available in LWW journals.
  • A robust test generator with answers helps you put together tests that assess your students’ understanding of the material.
  • A complete image bank enhances lecture and exam preparation.
  • A Sample Syllabus provides guidance for structuring your mental health nursing course.
  • Strategies for Effective Teaching provide tips for teaching the course.
  • eBook on thePoint provides anywhere, anytime access to the fully searchable text and image bank.
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Feb 072016
 

Nutritional Neuroscience (Nutrition, Brain and Behavior)


Scientific and commercial interest in the field of nutritional neuroscience has grown immensely over the last decade. Today, a broad range of dietary supplements, foods for weight loss, functional foods, nutraceuticals, and medical foods are widely available. Many of these products are marketed for their effects on behavior or brain function, which relates directly to nutritional neuroscience and raises issues regarding their safety and efficacy.

The only comprehensive reference on this subject, Nutritional Neuroscience discusses the relationship of nutrition to behavior and neuroscience. Following a review of fundamental issues and methods, the book covers the effects of macronutrients and micronutrients on brain function and behavior. Chapters are devoted to the effects of a wide range of foods, specific nutrients, food constituents, and food additives on cognitive behavior and development. The final section examines foods and supplements that modulate brain function.

With a broad range of information presented in a simple and straightforward manner, this book provides an ideal introduction to nutritional neuroscience. The depth of information and comprehensive coverage also make this an essential reference for specialists involved in nutrition, neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, and related disciplines.
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Feb 072016
 

Live and Laugh with Dementia: The essential guide to maximizing quality of life


By (author): Lee-Fay Low

Worldwide, over 45 million people suffer with dementia. That number is expected to increase to 75 million by 2030; 135 million by 2050. For every person with dementia, their family and carers are faced with the decision of how best to care for them. Live and Laugh with Dementia is all about how to make life with dementia as positive as possible – to maximise quality of life for all concerned. Just as we need to exercise our body’s muscles to keep them strong, flexible and working well, so too do we need to exercise our mental muscles (our brain) in order to strengthen and maintain our neural capabilities. By tailoring activities to suit the needs and abilities of dementia patients, we can help them to: * maintain their relationships with others * maintain their self-identity * slow the decline of mental function by providing physical and mental stimulation * stave off boredom * experience happiness and pleasure. ‘Live and Laugh with Dementia’ also addresses our attitude towards dementia and caring for people with dementia. It supports and inspires carers to build their relationship with the person with dementia and provide meaningful engaging activities. As well as suggestions for activities and how to tailor them, tips for people with mild dementia are included in order to empower them to be active and keep control of their lives as much as possible.
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Feb 072016
 

Artificial Muscles: Applications of Advanced Polymeric Nanocomposites


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By (author): Mohsen Shahinpoor, Kwang J. Kim, Mehran Mojarrad

Smart materials are the way of the future in a variety of fields, from biomedical engineering and chemistry to nanoscience, nanotechnology, and robotics. Featuring an interdisciplinary approach to smart materials and structures, Artificial Muscles: Applications of Advanced Polymeric Nanocomposites thoroughly reviews the existing knowledge of ionic polymeric conductor nanocomposites (IPCNCs), including ionic polymeric metal nanocomposites (IPMNCs) as biomimetic distributed nanosensors, nanoactuators, nanotransducers, nanorobots, artificial muscles, and electrically controllable intelligent polymeric network structures.

Authored by one of the founding fathers of the field, the book introduces fabrication and manufacturing methods of several electrically and chemically active ionic polymeric sensors, actuators, and artificial muscles, as well as a new class of electrically active polymeric nanocomposites and artificial muscles. It also describes a few apparatuses for modeling and testing various artificial muscles to show the viability of chemoactive and electroactive muscles. The authors present the theories, modeling, and numerical simulations of ionic polymeric artificial muscles’ electrodynamics and chemodynamics. In addition, they feature current industrial and medical applications of IPMNCs.

By covering the fabrication techniques of and novel developments in advanced polymeric nanocomposites, this book provides a solid foundation in the subject while stimulating further research.

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Feb 072016
 

Bell’s Oral and Facial Pain


By (author): Jeffrey P. Okeson

Pain, especially chronic pain, is a major health care problem, a fact that has precipitated a recent dramatic expansion in pain-related research efforts. This revised edition of Dr Welden Bell’s classic text has been updated to incorporate the latest findings from these studies, including advanced understanding of the neurophysiology and central processing of pain and the resulting changes to diagnostic, classification, and treatment guidelines. To assist clinicians in the difficult and often complicated task of managing patients suffering from oral and facial pain, this textbook provides documented information concerning pain and pain behavior so that one may better understand what pain is, how it behaves, and how it might best be managed; develops a useful classification of orofacial pain disorders; offers practical diagnostic criteria by which the different orofacial pain disorders can be identified on a clinical level; and suggests guidelines for the effective management of patients who suffer from pain in the region of the mouth and face. The concepts and techniques discussed are supplemented with case reports as well as new, full-color photographs and illustrations to help the clinician better understand orofacial pain disorders and how to treat them effectively.
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