Apr 182016
 

MCAT Biology and Biochemistry Review: New for MCAT 2015 (Graduate School Test Preparation)


By (author): Princeton Review

NEW FOR MCAT 2015! Get everything you need to ace the Biology and Biochemistry material on the new MCAT exam.

The MCAT is being entirely overhauled in 2015—and students planning on taking the test after January 2015 will need to prepare for a longer, tougher exam. The Princeton Review’s MCAT BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY REVIEWis designed specifically for those test-takers. It features:

Everything You Need to Know For a High Score:
· Access to our online Student Tools portal for up-to-the-moment information on late-breaking AAMC changes to the exam
· In-depth coverage of the challenging biology and biochemistry topics on this important test
· Bulleted chapter summaries for quick review
· Full-color illustrations, diagrams, and tables
· An extensive glossary for handy reference
· Strategic guidance and effective test-taking techniques

More Practice Than Ever:
· 3 full-length practice tests online
· End-of-chapter practice questions
· MCAT-style practice passages
· Detailed answer explanations for every practice question

In MCAT BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY REVIEW, you’ll gain mastery of topics like:
· MCAT 2015 Basics
· Biology Strategy for the MCAT
· Biologically Important Molecules
· Biochemistry
· Molecular Biology
· Microbiology
· Eukaryotic Cells
· Genetics and Evolution
· The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
· The Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
· The Excretory and Digestive Systems
· The Muscular and Skeletal Systems
· The Respiratory System and the Skin
· The Reproductive Systems
And more!

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Apr 162016
 

Modeling in Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Approaches (Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics)


By (author): Panos Macheras, Athanassios Iliadis

The state of the art in Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics Modeling is presented in this new second edition book. It shows how advanced physical and mathematical methods can expand classical models in order to cover heterogeneous drug-biological processes and therapeutic effects in the body.

The book is divided into four parts; the first deals with the fundamental principles of fractals, diffusion and nonlinear dynamics; the second with drug dissolution, release, and absorption; the third with epirical, compartmental, and stochastic pharmacokinetic models, with two new chapters, one on fractional pharmacokinetics and one on bioequivalence; and the fourth mainly with classical and nonclassical aspects of pharmacodynamics. The classical models that have relevance and application to these sciences are also considered throughout. This second edition has new information on reaction limited models of dissolution, non binary biopharmaceutic classification system, time varying models, and interface models. Many examples are used to illustrate the intrinsic complexity of drug administration related phenomena in the human, justifying the use of advanced modeling methods.

This book will appeal to graduate students and researchers in pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, and physiology.

Reviews of the first edition:

“This book presents a novel modelling approach to biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic phenomena. This state-of-the-art volume will be helpful to students and researchers in pharmacology, bioengineering, and physiology. This book is a must for pharmaceutical researchers to keep up with recent developments in this field.” (P. R. Parthasarathy, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1103 (5), 2007)

“These authors are the unique (or sole) contributors in this area that are working on these questions and bring a special expertise to the field that is now being recognized as essential to understanding biological system and kinetic/dynamic characteristics in drug development…This text is an essential primer for those who would envision the incorporation of heterogeneous approaches to systems where homogeneous approaches are not sufficient to describe the system.” (Robert R. Bies, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 46, 2006)

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Apr 162016
 

Lipids in Plant and Algae Development (Subcellular Biochemistry)


This book summarizes recent advances in understanding the functions of plant and algal lipids in photosynthesis, in development and signaling, and in industrial applications. As readers will discover, biochemistry, enzymology and analytical chemistry, as well as gene knock-out studies have all contributed to our rapidly increasing understanding of the functions of lipids. In the past few decades, distinct physical and biochemical properties of specific lipid classes were revealed in plant and algal lipids and the functional aspects of lipids in modulating critical biological processes have been uncovered.

These chapters from international authors across relevant research fields highlight the underlying evolutionary context of lipid function in photosynthetic unicellular and multicellular organisms. The book goes on to encompass what lipids can do for industrial applications at a time of fascination with plants and algae in carbon fixation and as sources for production of food, energy and novel chemicals. The developmental context is a part of the fresh and engaging perspective that is presented in this work which graduate students and scientists will find both illuminating and useful.

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Mar 282016
 

Foods of Non-Animal Origin: Chemistry, Technology, Inspection Procedures (SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science)


By (author): Arpan Bhagat, Giorgia Caruso, Maria Micali, Salvatore Parisi

This Brief discusses aspects of the increasingly complex production of legal and reliable food products of non-animal origin.  It introduces to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the USA (from January 2011), which requires the food industry to follow risk-based approaches with stronger self-regulation of food safety through measures such as the foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs).
The Brief addresses important chemical hazards of vegetable products: their peculiar microbial ecology, that can become responsible for the occurrence of specific foodborne disease outbreaks, and the chemistry of the involved neurotoxins and other dangerous molecules, that can potentially lead to lethal pathological reactions.
Finally, the Brief also critically discusses the technology of ready-to-eat vegetable products and chemical and physical modifications used for packed products (respiration of vegetables, colorimetric modifications, etc.).
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Mar 202016
 

USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes 2016: Biochemistry and Medical Genetics (Kaplan Test Prep)


By (author): Kaplan

The only official Kaplan Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 1 available for sale!

Get the comprehensive information you need to ace USMLE Step 1 and match into the residency of your choice.

* Up-to-date: Updated annually by Kaplan’s all-star faculty
* Integrated: Packed with clinical correlations and bridges between disciplines
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Mar 182016
 

Neuronal Tissue-Nonspecific Alkaline Phosphatase (TNAP) (Subcellular Biochemistry)


Phosphatases, such as TNAP are fundamental in regulating the roles of cellular, and consequently numerous body functions. TNAP is a ubiquitous enzyme with a wide spectrum of substrates and specificity. Regulation at the cellular level and the lack of TNAP activity is a lethal condition. Recent findings of a highly specific regional, laminar and subcellular localization of TNAP in the cerebral cortex indicates that in addition to its metabolic and skeletal functions, TNAP also plays a role in regulating cerebral functions, most probably cognition. In fact, TNAP disturbance could result in complex diseases such as epilepsy, developmental retardation and Alzheimer’s disease. Available data suggest that, regarding brain functions, TNAP is a potentially important target of clinical research. This book aims to provide an overview of our current understanding of the functions of TNAP in the brain and on other tissues and organs.
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Mar 182016
 

Advances in Cancer Biomarkers: From biochemistry to clinic for a critical revision (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)


At present there are a growing number of biomolecules under investigation to understand their potential role as cancer biomarker for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic purposes.  Intriguingly, the state of art on cancer biomarkers research shows interesting and promising results together to clamorous failures. Also from a clinical point of view, there are contradictory results on routine clinical use of the present cancer biomarkers. Some patients may be simply  monitored in their course by a periodic blood sample, but sometimes this monitoring shows dramatic limits. A lot of patients show serious and extensive relapses without significant change in serum concentrations of biomarkers tested. Often the physician who should utilize these biomarker does not entirely  know their limits and the total potential applications as well and sometimes this knowledge is influenced by economical and marketing strategies. This limited and “polluted” knowledge may have dramatic consequences for patient.  The aim of this book is to diffuse all aspects of cancer biomarkers, from their biochemical peculiarities to all clinical implications by passing through their physiology and pathophysiology.

This critical approach towards old and new cancer biomarkers should foster a deepened and useful understanding of the diagnostic and prognostic index of these fundamental parameters of laboratory medicine and in the same time facilitating the research of new and more sensitive-specific signals of the cancer cell proliferation.

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Feb 262016
 

Biomolecular Interfaces: Interactions, Functions and Drug Design


By (author): Ariel Fernández Stigliano

The book focuses on the aqueous interface of biomolecules, a vital yet overlooked area of biophysical research. Most biological phenomena cannot be fully understood at the molecular level without considering interfacial behavior.

The author presents conceptual advances in molecular biophysics that herald the advent of a new discipline, epistructural biology, centered on the interactions of water and bio molecular structures across the interface. The author introduces powerful theoretical and computational resources in order to address fundamental topics such as protein folding, the physico-chemical basis of enzyme catalysis and protein associations. On the basis of this information, a multi-disciplinary approach is used to engineer therapeutic drugs and to allow substantive advances in targeted molecular medicine. This book will be of interest to scientists, students and practitioners in the fields of chemistry, biophysics and biomedical engineering.

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Feb 242016
 

Palmitic Acid: Occurrence, Biochemistry and Health Effects (Biochemistry Research Trends)


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Feb 192016
 

Clinical Biochemistry Made Ridiculously Simple (MedMaster Series, 2004 Edition)


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By (author): Stephen Goldberg

University of Miami, FL. Focuses on the basic conceptual background of clinically relevant biochemistry for medical students and other health professionals. Line drawings and Biochemistryland Map in envelope inside back cover. Previous edition: c1993. Softcover.
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