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Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences


About the Series

The Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences series is designed to provide a concise,
state-of-the-art, and authoritative coverage on topics that are of interest to
undergraduate and graduate students of biomedical majors, health professionals
with limited time to conduct their own searches, and the general public who are
seeking for reliable, trustworthy information in biomedical fields.


Editorial Board
Sascha Al-Dahouk, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
Frank Austin, Mississippi State University
K. Balamurugan, Alagappa University, India
Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
Lisa Gorski, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Baochuan Lin, U. S. Naval Research Laboratory
Russell Paterson, University of Minho, Portugal
Yiqun Zhou, Roche Pharmaceuticals

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Pocket Guide to Microfungi: A Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Toolkit

Pocket Guide to Microfungi: A Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Toolkit

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Keith A. Seifert
January 01, 2021

Most fungi are microscopic; they cause diseases, degrade organic matter, are the sources of antibiotics, and are involved in the making of bread, cheese, wine, and beer. There are lots of sources of information for macrofungi, but not so much for microfungi. This guide will provide succinct...

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

Pocket Guide to Mycological Diagnosis

1st Edition

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

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

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 Cancer: Origins and Revelations

A Guide to Cancer: Origins and Revelations

1st Edition

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

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...

Tumors and Cancers: Skin – Soft Tissue – Bone – Urogenitals

Tumors and Cancers: Skin – Soft Tissue – Bone – Urogenitals

1st Edition

Dongyou Liu
September 14, 2017

Tumors and Cancers: Skin – Soft Tissue – Bone – Urogenitals 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...

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

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

1st Edition

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,...

A Guide to Bioethics

A Guide to Bioethics

1st Edition

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: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Tumors and Cancers: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

1st Edition

Dongyou Liu
August 08, 2017

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

A Guide to AIDS

A Guide to AIDS

1st Edition

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...

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