Microbial Enzymes: Roles and Applications in Industries

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May 302020

“Microbial Enzymes: Roles and applications in industry” offers an essential update on the field of microbial biotechnology, and presents the latest information on a range of microbial enzymes such as fructosyltransferase, laccases, amylases, lipase, and cholesterol oxidase, as well as their potential applications in various industries. Production and optimisation technologies for several industrially relevant microbial enzymes are also addressed.
In recent years, genetic engineering has opened up new possibilities for redesigning microbial enzymes that are useful in multiple industries, an aspect that the book explores. In addition, it demonstrates how some of the emerging issues in the fields of agriculture, environment and human health can be resolved with the aid of green technologies based on microbial enzymes. The topics covered here will not only provide a better understanding of the commercial applications of microbial enzymes, but also outline futuristic approaches to use microbial enzymes as driver of industrial sustainability.
Lastly, the book is intended to provide readers with an overview of recent applications of microbial enzymes in various industrial sectors, and to pique researchers’ interest in the development of novel microbial enzyme technologies to meet the changing needs of industry.







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Neurotropic Viral Infections: Volume 1: Neurotropic RNA Viruses

 Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Neurotropic Viral Infections: Volume 1: Neurotropic RNA Viruses
May 252020

This second edition is a comprehensive study of the viruses that affect the brain and the central nervous system. Along with a focus on the viruses themselves, it addresses the diseases they cause, current treatments and preventive measures. Also discussed are the unique aspects of how viruses cause disease and why certain hosts are more susceptible (e.g., polymorphisms, age, co-morbidities).
Because there are 29 cutting edge chapters, written by experts in the fields, Neurotropic Viral Infections has been divided into two separate volumes.  Volume 1, Neurotropic RNA Viruses, includes 14 chapters on RNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from Bornavirus to polio to West Nile.
Volume 2, Neurotropic Retroviruses, DNA Viruses, Immunity and Transmission, includes 15 chapters divided into two parts.  Part 1 includes 7 chapters on retroviruses and DNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from HIV to varicella zoster virus.  Part 2 includes chapters on transmission of these viruses by transplantation, bites by bats and insects, clinical management of the infections, and beneficial uses of attenuated viruses.
Neurotropic Viral Infections is a unique resource, bridging basic, clinical, and translational approaches.​





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Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 15th Edition

 Immunology, Microbiology  Comments Off on Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 15th Edition
May 082020

The most concise, clinically relevant, and current review of medical microbiology and immunology

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 vignettes.





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Sherris Medical Microbiology (7th Edition)

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May 072020

The most dynamic, comprehensive, and student-friendly text on the nature of microorganisms and the fascinating processes they employ in producing infections disease

A Doody’s Core Title for 2019! 

For more than a quarter-of-a-century, no other text has explained the link between microbiology and human disease states better than Sherris Medical Microbiology, Seventh Edition. Through a vibrant, engaging approach, this classic gives readers a solid grasp of the significance of etiologic agents, the pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and the basis of therapy for infectious diseases.

Part I of Sherris Medical Microbiology opens with a non-technical chapter that explains the nature of infection and the infection agents. The following four chapters provide more detail about the immune response to infection and the prevention, epidemiology, and diagnosis of infectious disease. Parts II through V form the core of the text with chapters on the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases. Each of these sections opens with chapters on basic biology, pathogenesis, and antimicrobial agents. No other text clarifies the link between microbiology and human disease states like Sherris.

• 57 chapters that simply and clearly describe the strains of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can bring about infectious diseases
• Explanations of host-parasite relationship, dynamics of infection, and host response
• A clinical cases with USMLE-style questions concludes each chapter on the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases
• All tables, photographs, and illustrations are in full color
• Clinical Capsules cover the essence of the disease(s) caused by major pathogens
• Margin Notes highlight key points within a paragraph to facilitate review
• In addition to the chapter-ending case questions, a collection of 100 practice questions is also included





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Clinical Neurovirology (2nd Edition) – 20th May 2020 Release

 Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neurology/Neurosurgery  Comments Off on Clinical Neurovirology (2nd Edition) – 20th May 2020 Release
May 032020

This is a comprehensive reference that includes the basic science, clinical features, imaging, pathology and treatment of specific viral entities affecting the central nervous system (CNS). It will assist professionals in their attempt to identify, examine and manage viral CNS infections and unravel the therapeutic and diagnostic challenges associated with viral CNS disorders.

Key Features

  • Features MRI scans, histopathology and lined diagrams showing pathophysiology
  • Much has happened in our understanding of CNS infections in recent years and a comprehensive book that covers the entire subject is much needed.
  • There is ongoing interest in infectious disease. The increasing globalization of medicine is putting demands on many more people to become familiar with issues from around that world that they did not see in training.





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Peters’ Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology – March 2019 Release (7th Edition)

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May 032020

Newly organized and featuring new editors and hundreds of new images, Peters’ Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Seventh Edition, brings you up to date with today’s greatest challenges in tropical medicine. Increased global travel, climate change, human conflict, short-term/large-scale human assemblies, potent therapeutic agents, drug resistance, and vaccine misinformation have contributed to a greatly changed landscape in this complex field. This practical, highly visual guide provides more than 1,300 stunning illustrations, making it an authoritative parasitology resource for accurate diagnosis of complex diseases.

    • Contains hundreds of new images, including more than 50 completely revised life cycles and epidemiological maps.
    • Provides current information on Zika virus, chikungunya virus, Ebola virus, SARS and MERS-CoV caused by enzootic corona virus, tuberculosis, ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea, malaria, and much more.
    • Features a completely updated and significantly streamlined text, now organized not only by primary mode of disease transmission, but extended to define disease more strictly according to the route of acquisition – a logical change that reflects the principles applied to control measures for most infections.
    • Presents the knowledge and expertise of new editors Drs. Laura Nabarro, Stephen Morris-Jones, and David A. J. Moore.





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Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

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Apr 062020


Fully reviewed and revised for its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology maintains its position as the must-have guide to all aspects of infectious diseases and microbiology. Reflecting the current approach to joint postgraduate training programmes, the handbook takes an integrated approach to both subjects. It covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, along with specific guidance on individual diseases and conditions, all in the accessible Oxford Handbook style. Now including new topics on important subjects such as microbiology specimen collection, commonly used media, molecular diagnostics, and antimicrobials in pregnancy, as well as incorporating new guidelines from WHO, NICE, and BASHH among others, this handbook ensures that the informaiton you need is accessible, clear, and easy-to-understand.Practical and comprehensive, this handbook includes coverage of National Frameworks and current legislation, together with information on topical issues such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine. Fully reviewed by specialist senior readers, and with useful links to up-to-date clinical information and online resources, this is an important addition to the Oxford Handbook Series.
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Reverse Genetics of RNA Viruses: Applications and Perspectives

 Genetics, Microbiology  Comments Off on Reverse Genetics of RNA Viruses: Applications and Perspectives
Apr 052020

Reverse genetics, the genetic manipulation of RNA viruses to create a wild-type or modified virus, has led to important advances in our understanding of viral gene function and interaction with host cells. Since many severe viral human and animal pathogens are RNA viruses, including those responsible for polio, measles, rotaviral diarrhoea and influenza infections, it is also an extremely powerful technique with important potential application for the prevention and control of a range of human and animal viral diseases.

Reverse Genetics of RNA Viruses provides a comprehensive account of the very latest developments in reverse genetics of RNA viruses through a wide range of applications within each of the core virus groups including; positive sense, negative sense and double stranded RNA viruses. Written by a team of international experts in the field, it provides a unique insight into how the field has developed, what problems are being addressed now and where applications may lead in the future. It will prove invaluable to bioscience, medical and veterinary students, those starting research in this area as well as other researchers and teachers needing to update their knowledge of this fast-moving field.

– An authoritative, comprehensive overview of reverse genetics in RNA Viruses.

– Includes numerous examples of cutting- edge applications of reverse genetics within each of the RNA viral groups.

– Written by a team of international experts, including some of the leading researchers in the field.





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The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy – 48th Edition

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Mar 202020

The 48th edition of the leading clinical reference on treatment of infectious diseases and anti-infective drug information will be released in late winter or early spring. Helpful in day-to-day practice and as a component of your organization’s antimicrobial stewardship program, the Sanford Guide provides valuable guidance in the age of antibiotic resistance. Popular with physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians, the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy provides information that is convenient, concise, and reliable.

Available in print in pocket size, spiral bound and large library editions.

Coverage includes:

Clinical syndromes
Anti-infective agents
pediatric adjustments
renal adjustments
adverse affects
Preventative therapy

What’s new in 2018:
Table 1: meningitis, otitis media, diarrhea, cystitis, UTIs, endocarditis, CAP/HAP/VAP, SBP, appendicitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bites, oroya fever/verruga peruna, necrotizing fasciitis, septic shock, thrombophlebitis, botulism
Table 2: resistant bacteria, including GNB
Table 3: duration of therapy updated throughout
Table 4: organism coverage expanded, drugs added (new and old)
Table 5B: complete update
Table 9A: recent drugs added
Table 10A: recent drugs added, e.g., mero-vabor, delaflox, pip-tazo dosing updated, colistin dosing updated, including inhalation (10F)
Table 11: Isavuconazole indications and dosing
Table 13: giardia, leishmaniasis, microsporidiosis, malaria, trematodes, cestodes; antiparasitic drug updates (13B, 13D)
Table 14A: MERS, enterovirus, HSV aseptic meningitis, influenza
Table 14B: new HCV, CMV drugs
Table 14C: new ARV drugs
Table 14F: updated HCV treatment regimens and recommendations
Table 15A: post-splenectomy bacteremia, asplenia, sickle cell disease
Table 15B: colorectal, OB-Gyn, ophthalmic and general comments
Table 16: added peds dosing for additional antibacterials, ARVs, antivirals
Table 17: renal adjustments for ceftaz-avi, mero-vabor, delaflox
Table 17C: updated obesity dose adjustments
Table 17D: NEW list of antibacterials with no need to adjust dose for obesity
Table 19: comprehensive update to treatment of CAPD peritonitis
Table 22: added recent drugs





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Oral Microbiology at a Glance

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Mar 092020

Oral Microbiology At A Glance is a title in the highly popular at a Glance series. It provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid. Following the familiar, easy–to–use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double–page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential information. Systematically organized and succinctly delivered, Oral Microbiology At A Glance covers: Oral microbial origins of health or disease Various infections ranging from dental caries, periodontal and endodontic infections to oral mucosal, bone, and systemic infections Local and systemic extensions of oral infections Sterilization, disinfection, infection control methods, and bioterrorism Oral Microbiology At A Glance is the ideal companion for students of microbiology, all students of dentistry, and early career clinicians. In addition the text will provide valuable insight for general dental practitioners wanting to update their knowledge of oral microbiology and immunology, as well as dental hygienists, therapists and technicians.
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