May 252016

Biophysics of Infection (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

This book describes modern biophysical techniques that enable us to understand and examine dynamic processes of infection at the molecular level. Cutting-edge research articles, laboratory protocols, case studies and up-to-date reviews cover topics such as single-molecule observation of DNA replication repair pathways in E. coli; evolution of drug resistance in bacteria; restriction enzymes as barriers to horizontal gene transfer in Staphylococcus aureus; infectious and bacterial pathogen biofilms; killing infectious pathogens through DNA damage; bacterial surfaces in host-pathogen interactions; bacterial gene regulation by riboswitches; transcription regulation in enterobacterial pathogens; the bacterial flagellar motor; initial surface colonization by bacteria; Salmonella Typhi host restrictions; as well as monitoring proton motive force in bacteria; microbial pathogens using digital holography; mathematical modelling of microbial pathogen motility; neutron reflectivity in studying bacterial membranes; force spectroscopy in studying infection and 4D multi-photon imaging to investigate immune responses. The focus is on the development and application of complex techniques and protocols at the interface of life sciences and physics, which increase the physiological relevance of biophysical investigations.
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May 212016

Essentials of Medical Microbiology 2008

By (author): Bhatia

The subject of Microbiology is the study of most intricate and intimate relationship between the man and the microbe. Medical Microbiology is the science that deals with the study of organisms that cause infectious diseases. At any time an adult human being harbours 100 trillion micro-organisms and these are mostly beneficial. But pathogenicity is a trait exhibited by only a few of them. Consequently tremendous mortality and morbidity is inflicted on man by these organisms.
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May 172016

Microbiota of the Human Body: Implications in Health and Disease (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

Microbes can now be found in nearly every niche the human body offers. However, the complexity of the microbiota of a given site depends on the particular environmental condition thereof. Only microbes which are able to grow under these conditions, will prevail. Recent publications imply that the microorganisms do not only have multiple, critical consequences for host physiological processes such as postnatal development, immunomodulation and energy supply, but also effects on neurodevelopment, behavior and cognition.

Within this book we will focus on the techniques behind these developments, epigenomics and on the various parts of the human body which are inhabited by microorganism such as the mouth, the gut, the skin and the vagina. In addition, chapters are dedicated to the possible manipulations of the microbiota by probiotics, prebiotics and faecal transplantation.

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May 152016

Helicobacter pylori Research: From Bench to Bedside

This book provides the current updated knowledge on all essential aspects in the rapidly evolving area of Helicobacter pylori research. H. pylori is a class I carcinogen and one of the most common infections in the world. While most people colonized by H. pylori will remain asymptomatic, up to 20 % of them may develop serious gastroduodenal disease such as peptic ulcers or gastric cancer. H. pylori is the only known bacterium linked to the development of cancer and consequently is an important focus of research. Outstanding international experts from diverse scientific disciplines contribute here to give detailed insights into the current understanding concerning the physiology and role of this pathogen. Both basic science and clinical research with actual practical consequences are taken into account. The chapters target microbiology, epidemiology, genetics, biochemistry, interactions with the immune system, signal transduction, pathogenic mechanisms in the gastroduodenal mucosa, gastric disease development, and therapy including antibiotics or probiotics treatment as well as vaccination strategies. This book is an important reference not only for clinicians but also microbiologists. It provides in a single volume an up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of this microbe and the multiple ways in which it impacts upon public health in all parts of the world.

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May 142016

Essentials of Microbiology

By (author): Surinder Kumar

Essentials of Microbiology is an extensive guide to all aspects of microbiology covering immunology, bacteriology, virology, medical mycology, diagnostic medical microbiology, and many miscellaneous infections. The book is divided into 89 chapters across seven sections. Each chapter begins with an outline and concludes with key points, multiple choice, short and long questions. Two bacteriology sections are included, the first covering the basics of general bacteriology, and the second covering systemic bacteriology, with discussion on the classification, antigen structure, toxins and enzymes, and laboratory diagnosis of various kinds of bacteria. The virology section covers virus structure, classification and evolution, their interaction with host organism physiology and immunity, the diseases they cause, and their use in research and therapy. The mycology section covers fungal infections, and amongst miscellaneous infections covered are microbes of the human body, hospital-acquired infections and hospital waste management. Essentials of Microbiology is enhanced by over 200 images and illustrations and 181 tables. The final chapter on practical microbiology for MBBS students makes this book ideal for medical undergraduates. Key Points * Comprehensive guide to microbiology * Covers immunology, bacteriology, virology, medical mycology, diagnostic medical microbiology, and many miscellaneous infections *208 images and illustrations, 181 tables
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May 142016

Host Defense Peptides and Their Potential as Therapeutic Agents

This book offers an overview of our current understanding of host defense peptides and their potential for clinical applications as well as some of the obstacles to this. The chapters, written by leading experts in the field, detail the number and diversity of host defense peptides, and discuss the therapeutic potential not only of antibacterial, but also of antifungal, antiviral, plant antimicrobial and anticancer host defense peptides. The authors provide new insights into their mechanisms of action and their immunomodulatory properties, and review recent advances in the design of novel therapeutic molecules. Lastly, their potential to prevent preterm births and Staphylococcus aureus infections is highlighted. The book is of interest to researchers, industry and clinicians alike.

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May 112016

Microbial Inhabitants of Humans: Their Ecology and Role in Health and Disease

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By (author): Michael Wilson

Microbial communities (normal indigenous microbiota) inhabit those regions of the human body that are exposed to the external environment, including the skin, eyes, oral cavity and the respiratory, urinary, reproductive and gastrointestinal tracts. Consequently, the key anatomical and physiological characteristics of each body site are described throughout this book to reveal why particular organisms are able to colonize an anatomical region. The crucial roles of the indigenous microbiota in protecting against exogenous pathogens, regulating the development of our immune system and mucosae, and providing nutrients are also discussed.
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May 102016

Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and Applications

Flow cytometry is a powerful technique for the rapid analysis of single cells in a mixture. In microbiology, flow cytometry permits the reliable and rapid detection of single or multiple microbes and can provide information about their distribution within cell populations. Flow cytometry may also lead to a faster means of viability counting of microorganisms while, at the same time, enabling a better understanding of all bacterial cells within a given population. Specially adapted commercial cytometers for microbial detection are being developed. In this text, renowned contributors have brought together a wealth of experience demonstrating the power and limitations of flow cytometry as it currently stands in the field of microbiology. The book commences with an overview of flow cytometry by Professor Howard Shapiro, one of the most eminent scientists in the area of flow cytometry. Further chapters discuss: cytometry technology and applications in environmental biotechnology * microbial community fingerprinting * clinical microbiology * lactic acid bacteria * spore forming bacteria * yeasts and fungi * water analysis * chip-based cytometry assays. The final chapter describes the adoption of flow cytometry to routine water quality analysis in Switzerland and provides a fascinating case study of how this emerging microbial technology overcame technical, regulatory, and practical issues to become a standard rapid quality control methodology. The book provides a thorough description of flow cytometry and includes practical and up-to-date information aimed specifically at microbiologists. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO [Subject: Microbiology, Life Science]
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May 102016

Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual (10th Edition)

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By (author): James G. Cappuccino, Natalie Sherman

Versatile, comprehensive, and clearly written, this competitively priced laboratory manual can be used with any undergraduate microbiology text—and now features brief clinical applications for each experiment, and a new experiment on hand washing. Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual is known for its thorough coverage, descriptive and straightforward procedures, and minimal equipment requirements. A broad range of experiments helps to convey basic principles and techniques. Each experiment includes an overview, an in-depth discussion of the principle involved, easy-to-follow procedures, and lab reports with review and critical thinking questions. Ample introductory material and laboratory safety instructions are provided.

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May 072016

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Lange Medical Books)

By (author): Warren Levinson

The most concise, clearly written, and up-to-date review of medical microbiology and immunology

Essential for USMLE review and medical microbiology coursework!

Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology is a succinct, high-yield review of the medically important aspects of microbiology and immunology. It covers both the basic and clinical aspects of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and immunology and also discusses important infectious diseases using an organ system approach. The book emphasizes the real-world clinical application of microbiology and immunology to infectious diseases and offers a unique mix of narrative text, color images, tables and figures, Q&A, and clinical cases.

Content valuable to any study objective or learning style:

  • 654 USMLE-style practice questions test your knowledge and understanding
  • 50 clinical cases illustrate the importance of basic science in clinical diagnosis
  • A complete USMLE-style practice exam consisting of 80 questions
  • Pearls for the USMLE impart important basic science information
  • Concise summaries of medically important microorganisms
  • Self-assessment questions with answers appear at the end of almost every chapter
  • Color images depict clinically important findings
  • Gram stains of bacteria, electron micrographs of viruses, and microscopic images depict fungi, protozoa, and worms
  • NINE NEW CHAPTERS on infectious diseases from an organ system perspective

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