Mar 272016
 

Protein Movement Across Membranes (Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit)


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This book addresses the most recent advances in the transport of proteins across a variety of biological membranes. In addressing this topic, this volume includes several new twists not previously addressed in the literature. In the last few years, the study of protein translocation has been revolutionized by the availability of structural information on many of the components and complexes involved in the process. Unlike earlier books written on protein translocation, this volume considers these advances. In addition, several chapters discuss facets of protein translocation from a systems biology perspective, considered by many to be the next paradigm for biological study. Readers of this book will come away with a deeper understanding of the problems facing researchers of protein translocation and see how the most modern biological techniques and approaches are being recruited to answer those questions. The chapters are also written such that problems awaiting future investigation are clearly presented.

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Mar 232016
 

Protein Targeting Compounds: Prediction, Selection and Activity of Specific Inhibitors


This book presents an overview of the most relevant protein knockdown techniques. Readers will find a description of the generation and use of recombinant human antibodies, ER intrabodies and peptides as well as a description of the working mechanism and potential of the inhibitory action of each of these molecules. The book will also describe the selection and activity of a number of phosphatases, aptamers and allosteric modulators, focusing on A G protein coupled receptors. The book starts with a chapter on the in silico prediction of target-inhibitor interactions.

Key aspects of this book are:

–       Selection strategies for monoclonal and recombinant human antibodies

–       Selection strategies for ER intrabodies, peptides and aptamers

–       Examples of the most efficient inhibitors and their applications in protein biochemistry and cell biology

–       Antibodies for cancer therapy and inhibitors of angiogenesis.

The book will be of great interest to scientists and students working in the life sciences on all areas related to protein biology. The variety of methods to modulate the activities of specific proteins which are introduced here will be of great benefit to the reader who is interested in general protein research or to readers who have very specific protein related questions.

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Mar 222016
 

Schooled on Fat: What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity (Innovative Ethnographies)


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By (author): Nicole Taylor

Winner of the Reader Views Literary Award, Societal Issues and theReviewers Choice Best Non-fiction Book of the Year, Specialty Awards,Schooled on Fat explores how body image, social status, fat stigma and teasing, food consumption behaviors, and exercise practices intersect in the daily lives of adolescent girls and boys. Based on nine months of fieldwork at a high school located near Tucson, Arizona, the book draws on social, linguistic, and theoretical contexts to illustrate how teens navigate the fraught realities of body image within a high school culture that reinforced widespread beliefs about body size as a matter of personal responsibility while offering limited opportunity to exercise and an abundance of fattening junk foods. Taylor also traces policy efforts to illustrate where we are as a nation in addressing childhood obesity and offers practical strategies schools and parents can use to promote teen wellness. This book is ideal for courses on the body, fat studies, gender studies, language and culture, school culture and policy, public ethnography, deviance, and youth culture.

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Mar 182016
 

Reconstructing Obesity: The Meaning of Measures and the Measure of Meanings (Food, Nutrition, and Culture)


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In the crowded and busy arena of obesity and fat studies, there is a lack of attention to the lived experiences of people, how and why they eat what they do, and how people in cross-cultural settings understand risk, health, and bodies. This volume addresses the lacuna by drawing on ethnographic methods and analytical emic explorations in order to consider the impact of cultural difference, embodiment, and local knowledge on understanding obesity. It is through this reconstruction of how obesity and fatness are studied and understood that a new discussion will be introduced and a new set of analytical explorations about obesity research and the effectiveness of obesity interventions will be established.

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Mar 182016
 

Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Clinicians (Nutrition and Health)


Nutritional therapies have been key early interventions, and remain central to the well-being and survival of patients with cystic fibrosis. The nature of the disease causes significant alterations in a patient’s ability to process and assimilate nutrients.  Furthermore, many factors contribute to higher metabolic demands throughout a patient’s life. In combination, maldigestion, malabsorption, and increased metabolic demands pose a high hurdle for the patient to overcome in order to maintain optimal nutritional status.

Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Clinicians is an excellent resource for physicians, nurses and dietitians who deliver care for patients with cystic fibrosis. The book provides an introduction to cystic fibrosis and nutritional assessments. It will also serve as a comprehensive guide to the nutritional monitoring and management of patients with cystic fibrosis including special populations within cystic fibrosis that require additional considerations. The chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.

Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Clinicians targets pediatric and adult pulmonologists and gastroenterologists, residents and fellows, internists, pediatricians, nurses, dietitians and general practitioners who treat patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Mar 142016
 

Nutritional Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Comprehensive Guide


This book is a state-of-the art review for clinicians and dieticians with an interest in nutrition and inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis). The volume covers new data about dietary risk factors for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, examines the association between diet and microbiome, describes the various diets in the management of these diseases, and discusses macro- and micronutrient deficiency that occurs in such patients. The book also examines the management of patients on total parenteral nutrition, and management of the short gut syndrome with TPN and novel pharmacologic therapies.  
 
Written by experts in their fields, Nutritional Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Comprehensive Guide is a valuable and uniquely specialized resource for gastroenterologists, nutritionists, primary care physicians, and other health care providers and researchers dealing with the management of these complex illnesses. 
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Mar 122016
 

Clinical Nutrition and Aging: Sarcopenia and Muscle Metabolism


This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Sarcopenia?the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with advancing age?is a major health challenge, particularly in North America, Europe, and Japan, which have large aging populations. This compendium volume is a valuable addition to the existing literature, providing state-of-the-art information on the most effective prevention and treatment options. Included are research articles on nutrition management and the prevention of sarcopenia; protein therapy for sarcopenia; effect of exercise on sarcopenia; and other therapeutic strategies, including antioxidants and steroids.

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Mar 102016
 

Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self-Care


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By (author): Ann Marie Chiasson M.D.

Where does true wellness start? For thousands of years, traditional healers have been able to detect and correct imbalances at the energetic level in order to heal our physical ailments. Today, these traditions are expanding the medical understanding of our subtle anatomy and its role in our overall well-being. With Energy Healing, integrative physician Ann Marie Chiasson offers a complete guidebook of easy-to-use energy practices to enhance your health and vitality. Drawing from the material she teaches at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chiasson explores:

  • Our subtle anatomy—understanding the chakras, meridians, and the key principles of energy healing
  • Self-diagnosis techniques for detecting the movement of energy in our bodies—even if you’ve never sensed energy before
  • Practices for daily self-care and specific techniques to address energy blocks often seen in common illnesses and health issues
  • Why our energy wanes as we age, and how we can replenish our vitality from sources in the world around us
  • Your body as your teacher—insights for adapting and developing your own energy healing techniques

In creating this book Dr. Chiasson has selected the methods she has found to be most accessible, effective, and beneficial in the long-term—informed by the latest research, healing traditions from around the world, and her own practice. With Energy Healing, she presents an indispensible guide for understanding the energetic dimension of your well-being and essential tools to help you take charge of your own health.
 
“This book is an excellent guide for anyone interested in exploring energy as a means of maintaining healthy, dynamic living.”?
—from the foreword by Andrew Weil, MD



Contents
 
The Energy Practices
Foreword Andrew Weil, M.D
Introduction Health and Healing:  A Crucial Shift for Our Time

Chapter 1 The Basics of Energy Healing


The Energy Body
Illness, Trauma, and the Energy Body
What Is Healing?
What Causes Energy Blocks or Imbalances, and How Can They Be Cleared?
How Can We Move Energy through the Energy Body?
The Benefits of Energy Healing
The Body Moves toward Self-Healing
The Body as Teacher
Healing at the Pace of the Energy Body
Energy Healing and Chronic Pain



Chapter 2 Connecting into the Unified Energy Field and the Shamanic Field


Shamanism and the Shamanic Field
Effects of Connecting to the Shamanic Field Reopening Our Connections
The Role of Tradition and Culture in Connecting with the Fields



Chapter 3 Getting Started: Using Movement to Open, Clear, Ground, and Receive Energy
 
Gathering Energy
Grounding
Toe Tapping
Full-Body Tapping
Shaking the Bones



Chapter 4 The Heart Center and the Art of Sacred Touch
 
Deeper into the Transpersonal Nature of the Heart Center
The Energy of the Heart
The Four Attributes of the Heart Center
The Heart Center Meditation
Daily Practice
Sacred Touch
 
 
Chapter 5 Sensing and Moving Energy
 
Initiating the Hands for Energy Work
Noticing Energy between the Hands
Clearing Energy from the Hands
Scanning the Energy Field
Moving Energy with Attention and Awareness
The Abdominal Breath
The Root Chakra Breath
The Circular Breath
The Full-Body Energy Connection
Using Tools to Move Energy
 
Chapter 6 Balance, Alignment, and Body Wisdom
 
Primary Awareness Exercise
Carrying Multiple States of Awareness
Awakening the Body Response
Energy Movement and the Chakras
The Chakra Meditation
Free-Form Energy Movement
 
Chapter 7 Specific Energy Centers and Targeted Energy-Movement Techniques
 
Back-of-the-Heart Tapping
Foot Tapping
Sacrum Tapping
The Liver Flow
High-Heart Tapping
Jaw Work
Jaw Work: Additional Practice
Eye Work
Tapping on the Back of the Head
The Sacred Gates Flow
Giving Back
Resting Position Before Sleep
 
Chapter 8 Receptivity
Our Dynamic, Multilayered Energy Field
Different Layers, Different Energetic Information
Learning to Read the Energy Field
Yes, No, and Wow
Full-Body Sensing
Connecting to the Earth
Forgiveness
The Metta Meditation
 
Chapter 9 Presence and Awakening
 
Presence: Being Connected to the Energy Field
of Awareness
Experiencing Presence
Soft Sight
Focus, Open, and Allow
Awakening
 
Chapter 10 Energy Techniques for Specific Symptoms and Conventional Medical Diagnoses
 
Energy Healing Complements
Conventional Medicine
Energy Practices for Pain
Suggested Energy Practices for Specific
Illnesses and Conditions
Energy Healing Techniques for Children
Conclusion A Final Story
 
the energy practices
 
The Abdominal Breath
Awakening the Body Response
Back-of-the-Heart Tapping
Carrying Multiple States of Awareness
The Chakra Meditation
The Circular Breath
Connecting to the Earth
Eye Work
Focus, Open, and Allow
Foot Tapping
Free-Form Energy Movement
The Full-Body Energy Connection
Full-Body Sensing
Full-Body Tapping
Giving Back
The Heart Center Meditation
High-Heart Tapping
Initiating the Hands for Energy Work
Jaw Work
Jaw Work: Additional Practice
The Liver Flow
The Metta Meditation
Noticing Energy between the Hands
The Pain Drain Technique
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Primary Awareness Exercise
Resting Position Before Sleep
The Root Chakra Breath
The Sacred Gates Flow
Sacred Touch
Sacrum Tapping
Shaking the Bones .
Soft Sight
Tapping on the Back of the Head
Toe Tapping
Yes, No, and Wow

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Mar 082016
 

Science and the Law: Analytical Data in Support of Regulation in Health, Food, and the Environment (ACS Symposium Series)


Science and the Law: Analytical Data in Support of Regulation in Health, Food, and the Environment originated at an ACS symposium of the same name which aimed to explore the interaction between science and the law by examining various case studies and by focusing on the use of analytical data in support of regulation of health, food, and the environment. It was held at the Fall ACS Meeting in Philadelphia in August 2012, organized with the ACS Chemical Information Division’s program but co-sponsored by a number of other ACS technical divisions.

This informative and rigorously-written analysis will appeal to professionals with both scientific and legal backgrounds, particularly those with an academic interest in food and environmental issues. A number of experts in the field discuss various issues involved in the dynamic between the science and the law in regards to environmental regulation.

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Mar 042016
 

Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition


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Nutrition has long been the missing ingredient in the treatment of the various musculoskeletal conditions seen daily by the health professionals. The often-stated reason for giving nutrition short shrift is the lack of evidence. Responding to this need, Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition provides clinicians with an evidence-based integration of nutrition into medical treatment. Gathering biochemical information and presenting it in clinical terms, the book explores the link between fat, muscle, and bone tissue, and how nutrition can be used to enhance their metabolism and performance.

Written by doctors for doctors, the book offers a biological rationale supported by animal studies, clinical trials, ongoing research initiatives, and epidemiological findings. It provides discussions of body composition, nutrigenomics, and fetal origins of adult-onset musculoskeletal conditions. The contributors identify macronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and even water for optimal muscle, bone and fat metabolism. They also delineate how new technology can be incorporated into practice and highlight foods and nutraceuticals with effects similar to medications.

The international, multidisciplinary panel of contributors, many of them practicing clinicians, attests to the multifaceted nature of treating musculoskeletal conditions. The book includes pearls from clinicians renowned for their innovative work in fibromyalgia, sports medicine, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, obesity, and environmental medicine. Additional clinical chapters summarize the evidence for nutritional interventions for muscle hypertrophy from steroid use, anorexia, metabolic syndrome, strained muscles, osteoarthritis, gout, fractures, perioperative muscle loss, bariatric surgery, and high body stores of xenobiotics. Approximately 100 charts, tables, and protocols allow easy access and cross-referencing. The text presents approaches to clinical management that foster more predictive, cost-and outcome-effective, integrative, and comprehensive clinical care.

An article by Ingrid Kohlstadt on education and nutrition appeared in TIME Magazine online on November 12, 2014.

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