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Electro-Magnetic Tissue Properties MRI

This is the first book that presents a comprehensive introduction to and overview of electro-magnetic tissue property imaging techniques using MRI, focusing on Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT), Electrical Properties Tomography (EPT) and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM). The contrast information from these novel imaging modalities is unique since there is currently no other method to reconstruct high-resolution images of the electro-magnetic tissue properties including electrical conductivity, permittivity, and magnetic susceptibility. These three imaging modalities are based on Maxwell’s equations and MRI data acquisition techniques. They are expanding MRI’s ability to provide new contrast information on tissue structures and functions.To facilitate further technical progress, the book provides in-depth descriptions of the most updated research outcomes, including underlying physics, mathematical theories and models, measurement techniques, computation issues, and other challenging problems.



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Staphylococcus Aureus : Infection and Disease (Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis) (Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis)

Staphylococcus aureus is now acknowledged as being the most important bacterial pathogen of humans. It usually produces localized disease but can be rapidly invasive, spreading through the tissues, invading bone, and seeding the bloodstream to produce a fulminant picture of septic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and rapid death. Moreover, most strains of staph infections are becoming resistant to most antibiotics, thus posing a significant problem for hospitals and health care facilities. This book, a volume in the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis series, presents chapters by the major researchers in the field.
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Opportunistic Intracellular Bacteria and Immunity (Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis)

Opportunistic, intracellular bacterial infections are in the forefront of research today because of the challenges they present to the immunocompromised patient. In this volume, the pathogenesis and immune reaction of these intracellular infections is featured, as are the most typical problems related to antimicrobial chemotherapy, and current approaches to their solution. Notable chapters set the pace for research on the pathogenic and immune reactions to such infections as Mycobacterium tuberculosis Legionella pneumophila Chlamydia trachomatis and Brucella.
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Environmental Endocrine Disruptors

Addresses many aspects of endocrine disruption by environmental encountered toxic substances. Initial chapters provide essential background information whilst later chapters address specific aspects of endocrine disrupting contaminants (EDC)
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Structures of the Head and Neck

– Easy-to-understand, comprehensive coverage helps you build, a solid foundation in orafacial anatomy, step by step.

– NEW! Davis Digital Version online at DavisPlus lets you access your complete text online with search, bookmarking, and highlighting functionality. (Redeem the Plus Code, inside new, printed texts, to access this DavisPlus resource.)

– An innovative approach ensures you understand the structures of the head and neck and how they work together with the systems of the body during normal function.

– Brilliant full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams in every chapter make every detail crystal clear.

– Clinical case studies prepare you for the real world by demonstrating how theory applies to practice.

– Fill-in-the-blank exercises with word banks help you organize and differentiate must-know information.

– Anatomical coloring and labeling activities on perforated pages at the back of the book make learning easy.

– Student Questions—online at DavisPlus—test your knowledge and prepare you for the National Board Examinations in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene.



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AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, 11th Edition

The AMA Manual of Style is a must-have resource for anyone involved in medical, health, and scientific publishing.

Written by an expert committee of JAMA Network editors, this latest edition addresses issues that face authors, editors, and publishers in the digital age. Extensive updates are included in the References chapter, with examples of how to cite digital publications, preprints, databases, data repositories, podcasts, apps and interactive games, and social media. Full-color examples grace the chapter on data display, with newer types of graphic presentations and updated guidance on formatting tables and figures. The manual thoroughly covers ethical and legal issues such as authorship, conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, intellectual property, open access and public access, and corrections. The Usage chapter has been revised to bring the manual up-to-date on word choice, especially in writing about individuals with diseases or conditions and from various socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and sexual orientation populations. Specific nomenclature entries in many disciplines are presented to guide users in issues of diction, formatting, and preferred terminology. Guidance on numbers, SI units, and math has been updated, and the section on statistics and study design has undergone a major expansion.

In sum, the answer to nearly any issue facing a writer or editor in medicine, health care, and related disciplines can be found in the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style.



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Evolving Neural Crest Cells

Vertebrates possess lineage-specific characteristics. These include paired anterior sense organs and a robust, modular head skeleton built of cellular cartilage and bone. All of these structures are derived, at least partly, from an embryonic tissue unique vertebrates – the neural crest. The evolutionary history of the neural crest, and neural crest cells, has been difficult to reconstruct. This volume will use a comparative approach to survey the development of the neural crest in vertebrates, and neural crest-like cells, across the metazoa. This information will be used to reveal neural crest evolution and identify the genomic, genetic, and gene-regulatory changes that drove them.



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Lipid Rafts: Methods and Protocols

This volume gives a comprehensive insight into established and novel methods to analyze the structure and function of lipid rafts. This book covers topics such as isolation of lipid rafts and their functional analysis using biochemical methods; visualization of lipid rafts and their interaction with proteins using fluorescence-related methods; preparation of giant lipid vesicles and fluorescence spectroscopy; FRET and FRAP; and using photo-activated cross-linking of a ceramide analog combined with proximity ligation assay.
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 cutting-edge, Lipid Rafts: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for both novice and expert researchers interested in learning more about the function of lipid rafts in many areas of cell biology and medicine.



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Vascular Morphogenesis: Methods and Protocols

This detailed new edition aims to provide a range of methods and protocols for studying vascular morphogenesis in vivo and in vitro to reflect up-to-date advances in the field. Of note, the book explores endothelial cell signaling is currently understood to promote fundamental cues for cell fate specification, embryo patterning, organ differentiation, and postnatal tissue remodeling. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, 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.
Authoritative and timely, Vascular Morphogenesis: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition will serve as an ideal guide to this area of study for a broad audience amongst cell biologists, anatomists, pathologists, and physiologists.



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Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide

Skin lymphomas are relatively rare but potentially fatal

They can easily be misdiagnosed as benign skin diseases. Dermatologists and pathologists need to have a good understanding of the clinical presentations and the pathological correlates of this challenging disease to ensure the correct diagnosis and most appropriate treatment is provided.

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide is a full-color illustrated text and atlas that combines pathology with clinical features and treatment. Jam-packed with pictures that illustrate key diagnostic points and supplemented by teaching cases to highlight effective decision making. It includes all newly identified entities and provides pointers on how to differentiate these. In addition, it also covers all inflammatory conditions that may simulate skin lymphomas (cutaneous pseudolymphomas).

Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide provides

– Clinical and pathological guidance on diagnosis of skin lymphomas

– Clear illustrations to aid visual recognition

– Nomenclature according to WHO/EORTC classifications

– Cases to enhance the scope for teaching and learning

This fully refreshed fourth edition continues to provide the clinical excellence that has helped a generation of dermatologists and dermatopathologists to effectively diagnose skin lymphoma.



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