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Virus Detection

Virus Detection

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Charles H. Wick
May 02, 2023

Viruses do not behave as other microbes; their life cycles require infecting healthy cells, commandeering their cellular apparatus, replicating and then killing the host cell. Methods for virus detection and identification have been developed only in the past few decades. These recently developed ...

The Guinea Pig Model An Alternative Method for Vaccine Potency Testing

The Guinea Pig Model: An Alternative Method for Vaccine Potency Testing

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Viviana Parreño
April 04, 2023

This book summarizes the development and statistical validation of a guinea pig model as an alternative for potency testing of the viral antigens included in combined vaccines applied in cattle to control the respiratory, reproductive, and neonatal calf diarrhea syndromes. The model allows, in one ...

Vaccine Efficacy Evaluation The Gnotobiotic Pig Model

Vaccine Efficacy Evaluation: The Gnotobiotic Pig Model

1st Edition

By Lijuan Yuan
April 13, 2022

Testing the immunogenicity, protective efficacy and safety in animal models is a crucial step in vaccine development. Pigs raised in germ-free environments, called gnotobiotic (Gn) pigs, are one of the most useful animal models for testing vaccines. The Gn pig model is a widely accepted model for ...

Genome Editing Tools and Gene Drives A Brief Overview

Genome Editing Tools and Gene Drives: A Brief Overview

1st Edition

By Reagan Mudziwapasi, Ringisai Chekera, Clophas Zibusiso Ncube, Irvonnie Shoko, Berlinda Ncube, Thandanani Moyo, Jeffrey Godfrey Chimbo, Jemethious Dube, Farai Faustos Mashiri, Moira Amanda Mubani, Duncan Maruta, Charity Chimbo, Mpumuzi Masuku, Ryman Shoko, Rutendo Patricia Nyamusamba, Fortune Ntengwa Jomane
October 19, 2021

Genome-editing methods are becoming routine tools for molecular and cell biologists. Such tools include ZFNs, CRISPR, megaTALs and TALENs. These tools are revolutionizing the creation of precisely manipulated genomes to modify the characteristics of organisms or cells. Additionally, gene drives ...

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

1st Edition

Edited By Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro
November 19, 2019

The Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis provides useful and concise information for microbiologists and professionals diagnosing the most medically relevant fungal species. Cellular and molecular techniques, immunological methods, and more accurate microscopy equipment available in most mycology ...

Pocket Guide to Bacterial Infections

Pocket Guide to Bacterial Infections

1st Edition

Edited By K Balamurugan, Prithika Udayakumar
February 13, 2019

Pocket Guide to Bacterial Infections provides information pertinent to the behaviour of bacterial cells during their interactions with different cell types of multiple host systems. This book will present the role of various bacterial pathogens affecting the host system. The book is to be organized...

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Open Access Data

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Open Access Data

1st Edition

By Saif Aldeen Saleh AlRyalat, Shaher Momani
February 11, 2019

Open Access Data is emerging as a source for cutting edge scholarship. This concise book provides guidance from generating a research idea to publishing results. Both young researchers and well-established scholars can use this book to upgrade their skills with respect to emerging data sources, ...

A Guide to AIDS

A Guide to AIDS

1st Edition

By Omar Bagasra, Donald Gene Pace
March 23, 2017

The Guide to AIDS is succinct review of HIV/AIDS from a human-interest perspective. Chapters focus on some of the common patterns and prevention of HIV transmission and debunks misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. Brief descriptions the human immune system and epidemiology of HIV are included. The ...

A Guide to Cancer Origins and Revelations

A Guide to Cancer: Origins and Revelations

1st Edition

By Melford John
November 16, 2017

A Guide to Cancer: Origins and Revelations unfolds the complex and fascinating topic of cancer in two ways: firstly, no specialist knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader, and secondly, despite the serious nature of the topics, the book aims to stimulate interest, provoke thought, and ...

Tumors and Cancers Endocrine Glands – Blood – Marrow – Lymph

Tumors and Cancers: Endocrine Glands – Blood – Marrow – Lymph

1st Edition

By Dongyou Liu
November 09, 2017

Tumors and Cancers: Endocrine Glands – Blood – Marrow – Lymph provides succinct reviews of neoplastic growths disrupting normal functions of affected structures. Each chapter presents a state of the art summary of tumor/cancer of a particular type in relation to its biology, epidemiology, disease ...

A Guide to Bioethics

A Guide to Bioethics

1st Edition

By Emmanuel A. Kornyo
September 07, 2017

Solving intractable biotechnological questions of evolution, medicine, and genetics is now easier due to methods permitting the rapid analysis of molecular sequence data. These advances have exposed ethical and policy concerns. How would genomic information be used and by whom? Should individuals ...

Tumors and Cancers Head – Neck – Heart – Lung – Gut

Tumors and Cancers: Head – Neck – Heart – Lung – Gut

1st Edition

By Dongyou Liu
September 14, 2017

Tumors and cancers are insidious diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that extend beyond their usual boundaries and disrupt the normal functions of affected organs. Forming the second of the four volumes devoted to tumors and cancers, this volume focuses on the head/neck,...

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