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Protein Purification: Principles and Trends
Protein Purification: Principles and Trends

ISBN: 978-1-922227-40-9
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Proteins are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides. A polypeptide is a single linear polymer chain of amino acids bonded together by peptide bonds between the carboxyl and amino groups of adjacent amino acid residues. Protein purification is the process of isolating a few proteins from a complex mixture, such as a cell or a tissue. It is an important step for identifying functions, structures or interactions of the protein of interest. Protein Purification: Principles and Trends discusses several current and important issues related to protein purification.


Obesity Research
Obesity Research

ISBN: 978-1-922227-67-6
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Obesity is a major contributor to serious health conditions including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis. It is a major threat to the health across all ages, races, and socioeconomic groups, and in particular within disadvantaged and underserved communities. Promoting healthy weight requires concerted efforts, including quality improvement, from health care, public health and communities. This book offers prompt publication of original research and presents new information. Specifically, the intent is to address the following areas with respect to obesity prevention: potential interventions, bariatric surgery, arthritis, type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis.


Coronary Artery Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Coronary Artery Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

ISBN: 978-1-922227-92-8
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Coronary artery disease, or more commonly known as heart disease, is usually a result of plaque buildup in coronary arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis. This book covers original research with a clinical emphasis as well as advances in laboratory research that contribute to the understanding of coronary artery disease about its causes, symptoms and treatments.


Breeding and Genetic Engineering: The Biology and Biotechnology Research
Breeding and Genetic Engineering: The Biology and Biotechnology Research

ISBN: 978-1-922227-355
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Since the first genetically modified crop plant was produced in 1982, the discovery and improvement of plants and crops species based on breeding and genetic engineering has never been stopped. This book focuses on various aspects of plants genetics and plant breeding, molecular biology crop reproduction, soils and plant nutrition, and environmental related issues. It does not only highlights the current research issues in the area of biology but also the development issues of plants and crops in biotechnology. This book is recommended for experts in the field of botany, agriculture, and genetics.


Understand Cancer: Research and Treatment
Understand Cancer: Research and Treatment

ISBN: 978-1-922227-386
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Cancer is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth, in which cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. Cancer may also spread to different parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream. Understand Cancer - Research and Treatment discusses some recent advances in cancer research and treatment methods.


Eye Diseases and Disorders: A Complete Guide
Eye Diseases and Disorders: A Complete Guide

ISBN: 978-1-922227-324
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According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), about 3.3 million Americans aged 40 or older are blind or have low vision and by 2020 this number could be 5.5 million -- a 60% increase. Many eye diseases have no early symptoms. They may be painless, and you may see no change in your vision until the disease has become quite advanced. Eye Diseases and Disorders - A Complete Guide discusses eye diseases and disorders related contents, including risk, symptoms, treatment and recent research outcomes. This book is an indispensable reference book for busy primary care and specialist practitioners. It is also a concise encyclopaedia for students and researchers, making it an essential ophthalmology resource.


Epidemiology II: Theory, Research and Practice
Epidemiology II: Theory, Research and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-922227-76-8
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Research on Immunology

Research on Immunology

ISBN: 978-1-922227-91-1
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Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that covers the study of immune systems in organisms. Many components of the immune system are typically cellular in nature and not associated with any specific organ; but rather are embedded or circulating in various tissues located throughout the body. Research on Immunology covers some of the latest aspects of the study of the immune system. It encompasses pathophysiology and physiology in health.


Neurological Disorders: Clinical Methods
Neurological Disorders: Clinical Methods

ISBN: 978-1-922227-74-4
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A neurological disorder is any disorder of the body's nervous system. Symptoms include, but do not limited to, paralysis, muscle weakness, poor coordination, loss of sensation, seizures, confusion, and altered levels of consciousness. Neurological Disorders - Clinical Methods brings scholars and experts who are working in the areas directly related to neurological disorder in front of you, and presents the latest research findings to you.


Mental Disorder
Mental Disorder

ISBN: 978-1-922227-96-6
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Mental disorder is a psychological pattern or anomaly, potentially reflected in behaviour, that is generally associated with distress or disability, and which is not considered part of normal development in a person's culture. The recognition and understanding of mental health conditions have changed over time and across cultures and there are still variations in definition, assessment and classification. The causes of mental disorders are varied and in some cases unclear, and theories may incorporate findings from a range of fields. Services are based in psychiatric hospitals or in the community, and assessments are carried out by psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and clinical social workers, using various methods but often relying on observation and questioning. Mental Disorder explains the latest research on mental disorders. It serves as an essential start to mastering the science and art of clinical practice.


Cardiovascular Disease II
Cardiovascular Disease II

ISBN: 978-1-922227-577
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Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels, such as arteries, capillaries and veins. Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide, though over the last two decades, cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries. At the same time, cardiovascular deaths and disease have increased at a fast rate in low- and middle-income countries. The causes of cardiovascular disease are diverse but atherosclerosis and/or hypertension are the most common ones. This book is targeted for researchers, scholars or other health care providers who need a ready reference for cardiovascular disease ranging from causes, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis through treatment and special considerations. There are two volumes. This book is the second volume.


Protein Purification and Analysis III: Methods and Applications
Protein Purification and Analysis III: Methods and Applications

ISBN: 978-1-922227-65-2
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Proteins are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form, facilitating a biological function. A polypeptide is a single linear polymer chain of amino acids bonded together by peptide bonds between the carboxyl and amino groups of adjacent amino acid residues. The sequence of amino acids in a protein is defined by the sequence of a gene, which is encoded in the genetic code. The complexity and sheer number of proteins in a cell are impediments to identifying proteins of interest or purifying proteins for function and structure analysis. Thus, reducing the complexity of a protein sample or in some cases purifying a protein to homogeneity is necessary. Protein Purification and Analysis discusses varies aspect related to protein analysis. There are totally three volumes. This book is the last volume.


Protein Purification and Analysis II: Methods and Applications
Protein Purification and Analysis II: Methods and Applications

ISBN: 978-1-922227-62-1
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Proteins are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form, facilitating a biological function. A polypeptide is a single linear polymer chain of amino acids bonded together by peptide bonds between the carboxyl and amino groups of adjacent amino acid residues. The sequence of amino acids in a protein is defined by the sequence of a gene, which is encoded in the genetic code. The complexity and sheer number of proteins in a cell are impediments to identifying proteins of interest or purifying proteins for function and structure analysis. Thus, reducing the complexity of a protein sample or in some cases purifying a protein to homogeneity is necessary. Protein Purification and Analysis discusses varies aspect related to protein analysis. There are totally three volumes. This book is the second volume.


Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer
Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer

ISBN: 978-1-922227-86-7
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Cervical cancer and breast cancer are two of the most common cancers found in women. Cervical cancer is when cancer arises from the cervix. Early on there are typically no symptoms. Later symptoms may include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain or pain during sex. Breast cancer is when cancer develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin. Prostate cancer is when cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. It may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages it can cause difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, or pain in the pelvis, back or when urinating. This book provides some latest research and findings on breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer. The aim of this book is to serve as an important reference book for individuals working in biomedical laboratories, and for clinical professionals.


Cancer: Cares, Treatments and Preventions
Cancer: Cares, Treatments and Preventions

ISBN: 978-1-922227-492
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Cancer is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth, in which cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. Cancer may also spread to different parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream. Cancer -- Cares, Treatments and Preventions discusses some recent advances in cancer research.


Tuberculosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Reference
Tuberculosis: A Comprehensive Clinical Reference

ISBN: 978-1-922227-94-2
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Tuberculosis is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.Tuberculosis typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. The classic symptoms are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Tuberculosis -- A Comprehensive Clinical Reference serves as a useful reference for individuals working in biomedical laboratories, and for clinical professionals. It provides the latest research you need to know about tuberculosis.


Dermatology and Allergology: Principles and Practice
Dermatology and Allergology: Principles and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-922227-93-5
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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. Allergology is the study of allergy and hypersensitivity, in which allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system and hypersensitivity (also called hypersensitivity reaction or intolerance) refers to undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system. Dermatology and allergology are two highly interrelated disciplines. Dermatology and Allergology -- Principles and Practice provides some latest research and concerns in these two areas.


Oncology: Theory & Practice
Oncology: Theory & Practice

ISBN: 978-1-922227-80-5
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Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with cancer. “Onco” means bulk, mass, or tumor while “logy” means study. Each of the cells of the body have a tightly regulated system that controls their growth, maturity, reproduction and eventual death. Cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. There are many kinds of cancer, but they all start because of out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. This book focus on the recent progress and research on oncology and serves as an essential guide for oncologists. Oncologists are medical professionals who practice oncology. These oncologists have several specific roles. They help in diagnosis of the cancer, help in staging the cancer and grading the aggressive nature of the cancer.


Endocrine Diseases
Endocrine Diseases

ISBN: 978-1-922227-78-2
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Endocrine diseases are disorders of the endocrine system. The branch of medicine associated with endocrine disorders is known as endocrinology. Endocrine disorders can usually be divided into three categories: endocrine gland hyposecretion (leading to hormone deficiency), endocrine gland hypersecretion (leading to hormone excess) and tumours of endocrine glands. Endocrine disorders involve a mixed picture of hyposecretion and hypersecretion. Endocrine Diseases serves as an essential start to master the science and art of clinical practice and is going to discuss endocrine diseases.


Epidemiology I: Theory, Research and Practice
Epidemiology I: Theory, Research and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-922227-82-9
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Epidemiology is the study (or the science of the study) of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Epidemiology has developed into a vibrant scientific discipline that brings together the social and biological sciences, incorporating everything from statistics to the philosophy of science in its aim to study and track the distribution and determinants of health events. Epidemiology I -- Theory, Research and Practice presents the latest epidemiologic principles, concepts and research outcomes as well as the practical uses of epidemiology in public health and in clinical practice.


Research on Diabetes II
Research on Diabetes II

ISBN: 978-1-922227-478
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Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). Research on Diabetes II provides the latest research and development in the area of diabetes by presenting a succinct review of the works that researchers struggling to find answers for 200 million diabetics world-wide, where the number of those afflicted is expected to double, if not triple, in coming decades.


Cardiovascular Disease I
Cardiovascular Disease I

ISBN: 978-1-922227-54-6
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Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels, such as arteries, capillaries and veins. Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide, though over the last two decades, cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries. At the same time, cardiovascular deaths and disease have increased at a fast rate in low- and middle-income countries. The causes of cardiovascular disease are diverse but atherosclerosis and/or hypertension are the most common ones. This book is targeted for researchers, scholars or other health care providers who need a ready reference for cardiovascular disease ranging from causes, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis through treatment and special considerations. There are two volumes. This book is the first volume.


Virology II: Advanced Issues
Virology II: Advanced Issues

ISBN: 978-1-922227-45-4
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A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates within living cells of organisms. Viruses infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea. Today, around 5,000 viruses have been reported in detail, although there are potentially millions. Viruses are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth and are the most abundant type of biological entity. The study of viruses is known as virology, a sub-speciality of microbiology. Virology has two volumes. Volume 1 mainly discusses the latest research related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Volume 2 (this volume) discusses other important issues and trends within the research community.


The Extracellular Matrix and Cancer: Regulation of Tumor Cell Biology by Tenascin-C
The Extracellular Matrix and Cancer: Regulation of Tumor Cell Biology by Tenascin-C

Editor: Gertraud Orend, Falk Saupe, Anja Schwenzer and Kim Midwood
ISBN: 978-1-922227-51-5
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The environment within which cancer cells exist is a key determinant of tumor survival and growth. The extracellular matrix that comprises the tumor stroma provides vital cues that control cell phenotype and enable the tumor to thrive. Moreover, emerging evidence reveals the importance of the extracellular matrix in permitting colonization of secondary tumor sites by creating a specific environmental niche tailored to enhance metastatic cell survival. Tenascin-C is an extracellular matrix glycoprotein whose expression is specifically induced in many different types of cancer and where it drives processes such as tumor cell growth, angiogenesis, immune modulation and metastatic fitness. Here, we review the molecular mechanisms underlying the pleiotrophic role of tenascin-C in disease pathology and highlight the impact of these data on the development of new strategies to diagnose and treat cancer.


Networks: Emerging Topics in Computer Science
Networks: Emerging Topics in Computer Science

Editor: Igor Bilogrevic, Arshin Rezazadeh and Ladan Momeni
ISBN: 978-1-461098-713
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Networks - Emerging Topics in Computer Science is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and postgraduate students who are searching for research topics related to networks or requiring brainstormings against network applications. It discusses various aspects related to networks, from large-scale/geo-scale networks to micro-scale networks such as network-on-chip (NoC). The contents of this book is designed in the way such that it tries to make a good balance among different major topics in networks (e.g., network models, network theories, network infrastructures and network applications), so that it suits people from different backgrounds, especially those who are strong in one area but are not familiar with other areas. This book is an invaluable companion for students from their first encounter with the subject to more advanced studies, while the high quality artworks are designed to present the key concepts with simplicity, clarity and consistency.


Protein Purification and Analysis I: Methods and Applications
Protein Purification and Analysis I: Methods and Applications

ISBN: 978-1-477555-057
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Proteins are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form, facilitating a biological function. A polypeptide is a single linear polymer chain of amino acids bonded together by peptide bonds between the carboxyl and amino groups of adjacent amino acid residues. The sequence of amino acids in a protein is defined by the sequence of a gene, which is encoded in the genetic code. The complexity and sheer number of proteins in a cell are impediments to identifying proteins of interest or purifying proteins for function and structure analysis. Thus, reducing the complexity of a protein sample or in some cases purifying a protein to homogeneity is necessary. Protein Purification and Analysis discusses varies aspect related to protein analysis.


Virology I: HIV and Related Issues
Virology I: HIV and Related Issues

ISBN: 978-1-477555-040
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A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates within living cells of organisms. Viruses infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and archaea. Today, around 5,000 viruses have been reported in detail, although there are potentially millions. Viruses are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth and are the most abundant type of biological entity. The study of viruses is known as virology, a sub-speciality of microbiology. Virology has two volumes. Volume 1 mainly discusses the latest research related to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).


Research on Diabetes I
Research on Diabetes I

ISBN: 978-1-477555-019
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Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). Research on Diabetes provides the latest research and development in the area of diabetes by presenting a succinct review of the works that researchers struggling to find answers for 200 million diabetics world-wide, where the number of those afflicted is expected to double, if not triple, in coming decades.


The Research and Biology of Cancer II
The Research and Biology of Cancer II

ISBN: 978-1-922227-423
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Cancer is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth, in which cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. Cancer may also spread to different parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream. The Research and Biology of Cancer discusses some recent advances in cancer research. There are totally two volumes: Volume I mainly discusses the role of some important enzymes and proteins in cancer, whereas Volume II discusses different types of cancers, including head and neck cancer, oral cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer.


The Research and Biology of Cancer I
The Research and Biology of Cancer I

ISBN: 978-1-477554-999
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Cancer is a broad group of diseases involving unregulated cell growth, in which cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. Cancer may also spread to different parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream. The Research and Biology of Cancer discusses some recent advances in cancer research. There are totally two volumes: Volume I mainly discusses the roles of some important enzymes and proteins in cancers, whereas Volume II discusses different types of cancers, including head and neck cancer, oral cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer.


Obesity Epidemic
Obesity Epidemic

ISBN: 978-1-477554-968
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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, such as increasing the likelihood of heart disease, diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. It is one of the most serious health problems of the 21st century, especially in those highly developed countries, with increasing prevalence in adults and children.


Vaccines: Benefits and Risks
Vaccines: Benefits and Risks

ISBN: 978-1-477554-951
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A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a vaccine is “an antigenic substance prepared from the causative agent of a disease or a synthetic substitute, used to provide immunity against one or several diseases.” A vaccine tries to stimulates our immune system to recognize certain types of bacteria and viruses by injecting a weakened or killed pathogen, such as a bacterium or virus, or of a portion of the pathogen’s structure to our body but is incapable of causing severe infection. Vaccines – Benefits and Risks is a reference book for the latest development and status of vaccine. It discusses vaccine effectiveness, toxicity and adverse effects.


Introduction to Genetics: DNA Methylation, Histone Modification and Gene Regulation
Introduction to Genetics: DNA Methylation, Histone Modification and Gene Regulation

Editor: Jun Wan
ISBN: 978-1-477554-944
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DNA methylation is the modification of DNA molecule, transferring methy group to the 5th position of the cytosine pyrimidine ring. This biochemical process plays a crucial role in many cellular processes of higher organisms. For example, people have found distinct patterns of DNA methylation during cellular differentiation and tissue development. The differential DNA methylation profiles are often associated with gene expression. In addition, DNA methylation reveals genomic imprinting and affects on chromatin remodeling and cellular homeostasis. Such epigenetic modification has also been proven to be involved in nearly all cancer-related signaling pathways. However, the mechanism and process against how DNA methylation regulates gene expression are still not clear. The study of DNA methylation and its regulation on gene expression provides fundamental and new insights into the genetic heritability.


Genomics III: Methods, Techniques and Applications
Genomics III: Methods, Techniques and Applications

ISBN: 978-1-922227-416
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Genomics is the study of the genomes of organisms. The field includes intensive efforts to determine the entire DNA sequence of organisms and fine-scale genetic mapping efforts. It is a discipline in genetics that applies recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyse the function and structure of genomes. Genomics III - Methods, Techniques and Applications is the last volume of our Genomics series.


Genomics II: Bacteria, Viruses and Metabolic Pathways
Genomics II: Bacteria, Viruses and Metabolic Pathways

ISBN: 978-1-480254-145
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Genomics is the study of the genomes of organisms. The field includes intensive efforts to determine the entire DNA sequence of organisms and fine-scale genetic mapping efforts. It is a discipline in genetics that applies recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes. Genomics II - Bacteria, Viruses and Metabolic Pathways is the second volume of our Genomics series. There are totally three volumes in this series.


Genomics I: Humans, Animals and Plants
Genomics I: Humans, Animals and Plants

ISBN: 978-1-477554-913
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Genomics is the study of the genomes of organisms. The field includes intensive efforts to determine the entire DNA sequence of organisms and fine-scale genetic mapping efforts. It is a discipline in genetics that applies recombinant DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes. Genomics I - Humans, Animals and Plants is the first volume of our Genomics series. There are totally three volumes in this series.


Renewable Energy for Sustainable Future
Renewable Energy for Sustainable Future

Editor: Sunil Prasad Lohani
ISBN: 978-1-477554-890
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The modern era of human civilization has been confronted by increasing energy demand and global warming phenomenon, the biggest challenges to humans, which is resulting into climate change. The world today is focusing its attention to promoting renewable energy mixture along with energy efficiency program to mitigate greenhouse gases as well as to ensure sustainable future of the world. The basic activities of a modern society, including production of goods and service, and transportation should have near zero carbon emissions or have minimum value to cease or at least slow down the global warming phenomenon. Since the industrial revolution, humans have extensively exploited the resources of the nature which resulted in upsetting of the delicate balance of the global environment. It has been predicted by several studies that if the global warming phenomenon is not confined within a limit, the results would be catastrophic. To ensure sustainable future that is to meet needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own demand, scaling up uses of sustainable energy sources which includes all renewable energy sources as well as energy efficiency measures are to be implemented without any delay.


Pattern Recognition: Methods and Applications
Pattern Recognition: Methods and Applications

Editor: Khalid Hosny and Jorge de la Calleja
ISBN: 978-1-477554-821
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Pattern recognition – Methods and Applications includes contributions from university educators and active research experts. This book is intended to serve as a basic reference on pattern recognition, especially on the topics related to image and graphics processing, shape analysis, text processing, and bioinformatics analysis.


Image and Video Processing: An Introductory Guide
Image and Video Processing: An Introductory Guide

Editor: Akshaya Mishra, Zafar Nawaz and Zafar Shahid
ISBN: 978-1-477554-838
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In today's world, countless number of images are collected using various image acquisition devices. The course of actions taken to enhance the acquired image quality, to extract meaningful information from the acquired image, and to represent these information in a compact fashion is known as image processing. Digital image processing is the use of computer algorithms to perform image processing on digital images. A digital image is a numeric representation of a two-dimensional image. Depending on whether the image resolution is fixed, it may be of vector or raster type. The term "digital image" usually refers to raster images, also called bitmap images. With the fast computers and signal processors available since 2000, digital image processing has become the most common and cheapest form of image processing.


Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Systems
Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Systems

Editor: Claudio Rocha, Fernando Akune and Ahmed El-Shafie
ISBN: 978-1-477554-739
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The use of artificial intelligence and hybrid systems has increased dramatically due to their ability in handling real world problems involving uncertainty, vagueness and high complexity. The development of these systems has attracted the interest of the Artificial Intelligence community and established as a promising field of research. In order to present the ideas and practices of the hybridization process of intelligent systems, in this book, we included some recent and interesting studies on this topic.


Advances in Robotics: Modeling, Control and Applications
Advances in Robotics: Modeling, Control and Applications

Editor: Calin Ciufudean and Lino García
ISBN: 978-1-461108-443
Click rate: 23967

This book is suitable for advanced undergraduate students and postgraduate students. It takes a practical approach rather than a conceptual approach. It offers a truly reader-friendly way to get to the subject, providing a definitive guide in this vibrant and evolving discipline. This book is an invaluable companion for students from their first encounter with the subject to more advanced studies, while the high quality artworks are designed to present the key concepts with simplicity, clarity and consistency.


Exploratory Analysis in Dynamic Social Networks: Theoretical and Practical Applications
Exploratory Analysis in Dynamic Social Networks: Theoretical and Practical Applications

Editor: Carlos Andre Pinheiro and Markus Helfert
ISBN: 978-1-461098-737
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Social interactions within networks comprise an increasing event nowadays. Different aspects of societies and competitive markets, such as Social Medias through the Internet and Telecommunications environments hold a high correlation with the social network analysis methodology. By understanding these social structures and its interactions might be possible to realize how individuals and consumers relate each other and hence predict further social structures in the future. However, most of the current social network analysis projects are in relation to static structures, not considering how the social network evolves over the time. The dynamic approach can points out new perspectives in terms of social network analysis, including prediction and simulations scenarios. In order to perceive the social network relations over the time is crucial to collect the distinct snapshots of the social structure, understanding not just how the social members relate each other but in addition to that how this relationships evolves over the time. Measures in relation to social network describe nodes and links by static metrics, depicting its strength, its overall distances to the other related nodes, and its amounts of connections, among others. This dynamic approach makes possible to create a historical data, quite usual for predictive modeling. As such, new social network measures and algorithms should be created in order to describe dynamic features assigned to social structures over the time.


Fault Diagnosis in Robotic and Industrial Systems
Fault Diagnosis in Robotic and Industrial Systems

Editor: Gerasimos G. Rigatos
ISBN: 978-1-461098-744
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Fault detection and isolation is an important topic for researchers in the area of robotics and for industrial systems engineers. The need for a systematic method that will permit preventive maintenance through the diagnosis of incipient faults is obvious. At the same time it is desirable to reduce the false alarms rate so as to avoid unnecessary and costly interruptions of industrial processes and robotic tasks.


Java in Academia and Research (2nd Edition)
Java in Academia and Research (2nd Edition)

Editor: Ke Cai
ISBN: 978-1-481261-609
Click rate: 25825

Java is a programming language originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Nowadays, Java is widely used in various fields. This book is to introduce how Java is being used in academic. Contents include Java virtual machine design, cost analysis of Java, popular open source library for research, Java in machine learning, enterprise Java applications and more. This book can be served as a good reference book for those who want to start their research career by using Java as the major development platform or who want to understand more about Java capabilities.


Introduction to Modern Robotics II
Introduction to Modern Robotics II

Editor: Daisuke Chugo and Sho Yokota
ISBN: 978-1-463789-442
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This book is a practical guide about designing, building and programming modern robotics systems. It presents a collection of wide range research results from the robotics community. Various aspects of current research in robotics area are explored and discussed. In particular, the major part of the book is devoted to robotic vision systems, robot navigation, human-robot interactions and adaptive learning systems. Different approaches including theorems and formal proofs for these systems are provided. Some advanced mathematics will be involved.


Introduction to Modern Robotics
Introduction to Modern Robotics

Editor: Daisuke Chugo and Sho Yokota
ISBN: 978-1-463789-428
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This book is the practical guide about designing, building and programming a modern robotics system. It presents a collection of wide range research results from the robotics community. Various aspects of current research in robotics area are explored and discussed. In particular, the major part of the book is devoted to robotic vision systems, robot navigation, human-robot interaction and adaptive learning systems. Different approaches include theorems and formal proofs for these systems are provided. Some advanced mathematics will be involved. This book is aimed at students and researchers who have an avid interest in this area will appreciate this user-friendly presentation of a wealth of robotics topics.


Information Extraction from the Internet
Information Extraction from the Internet

Editor: Nan Tang
ISBN: 978-1-463743-994
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As the Internet continues to become part of our lives, there now exists an overabundance of reliable information sources on this medium. The temporal and cognitive resources of human beings, however, do not change. “Information Extraction from the Internet” provides methods and tools for Web information extraction and retrieval. Success in this area will greatly enhance business processes and provide information seekers new tools that allow them to reduce their searching time and cost involvement. This book focuses on the latest approaches for Web content extraction, and analyzes the limitations of existing technology and solutions. “Information Extraction from the Internet” includes several interesting and popular topics that are being widely discussed in the area of information extraction: data spasity and field-associated knowledge (Chapters 1 - 2), Web agent design and mining components (Chapters 3 - 4), extraction skills on various documents (Chapters 5 - 7), duplicate detection for music documents (Chapter 8), name disambiguation in digital libraries using Web information (Chapter 9), Web personalization and user-behavior issues (Chapters 10 - 11), and information retrieval case studies (Chapters 12 - 14).


Introduction to the Semantic Web: Concepts, Technologies and Applications
Introduction to the Semantic Web: Concepts, Technologies and Applications

Editor: Gabriel Fung
ISBN: 978-1-453636-404
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According to W3C, the Semantic Web is a “web of data” that enables machines to understand the meaning (semantics) of the data/information presented in the World Wide Web. It extends the network of hyperlinked human-readable web pages by inserting machine-readable metadata about pages and how they are related to each other, enabling automated agents to access the Web more intelligently and perform tasks on behalf of users. With more research about semantic web in research organizations and in industry, the Semantic Web is quickly emerging as a well-recognized and important area of computer science. This book, Introduction to the Semantic Web: Concepts, Technologies and Applications, provides a quick review and discussion on some key problems in the semantic web. Specifically, this book focuses on the following emerging areas/questions: how we can make use of the semantic web and its technologies to improve searching (Chapter 1 to Chapter 3), what is the relationship between web services and the semantic web (Chapter 4 and Chapter 5), how we can develop social semantic web via social tagging (Chapter 6), how we can improve work collaboration and resources allocation by using semantic web (Chapter 7 and Chapter 9), what are the major privacy concerns in the semantic web (Chapter 10 and Chapter 11), and how to semantic web via data mining, Semantic Web Constraint Language and Web Ontology Language (Chapter 12 to Chapter 14).


Sequence and Genome Analysis II: Methods and Applications
Sequence and Genome Analysis II: Methods and Applications

Editor: Gabriel Fung
ISBN: 978-1-463789-138
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“Sequence and Genome Analysis II: Methods and Applications” provides a comprehensive review and discussion on the key problems in computational biology. It focuses on computational and statistical principles applied to genomes, and introduces the mathematics and statistics that are crucial for understanding these applications. Major topics includes: detecting and associating protein structural motifs to functions, algorithm for identifying structural motifs, Watson-Crick finite automata, annotating and displaying protein sequence logos, extracting and visualizing anatomic structures from volumetric medical images, outlining computational strategies in developing structurally and functionally optimized models, hydrophobicity, surface-based DNA computing, protein secondary structure prediction and DNA detection.


Sequence and Genome Analysis: Methods and Applications
Sequence and Genome Analysis: Methods and Applications

Editor: Zhongming Zhao
ISBN: 978-1-453753-859
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“Sequence and Genome Analysis: Methods and Applications” provides a comprehensive review and discussion on the key problems in computational biology. It focuses on computational and statistical principles applied to genomes, and introduces the mathematics and statistics that are crucial for understanding these applications. Major topics includes: Photonic DNA computing, knotted proteins problems, mining protein structures, extracting protein-protein interaction from textual data, improving protein-protein interaction in mirrortree method, protein surface modeling and applications, protein electrostatics in hydrogen bond networks, protein side chain packing problem and medical diagnosis in histopathology.


A Practical Guide to Bioinformatics Analysis
A Practical Guide to Bioinformatics Analysis

Editor: Gabriel Fung
ISBN: 978-1-453608-623
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“A Practical Guide to Bioinformatics” begins with discussing how to manage the data archives securely (Chapter 1). Data is one of the major and necessary components for bioinformatics analysis. This chapter gives us an overview of how we can protect our data. Chapter 2 to Chapter 4 discusses what we can do on top of microarray data. Besides microarray data analysis, network analysis is another very important research area. Chapter 5 to Chapter 7 extends the use of microarray data and focuses on network analysis in three different topics, namely, gene regulatory network, fuzzy gene network and metabolic network. Apart from analysis, annotating and browsing gene sequences is an area that we should never ignore. Chapter 8 to Chapter 9 discusses this important area. The rest of the book discusses some interesting and emerging topics in bioinformatics, which includes meiotic recombination hotspots, primer and probe design for genome-wide DNA, single nucleotide polymorphism analysis, gene transcription regulation, and protein-protein interaction network comparison.


Forecasting Models: Methods & Applications
Forecasting Models: Methods & Applications

Editor: Jia Zhu
ISBN: 978-1-451564-563
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Forecasting is the process of making statements about events whose actual outcomes have not yet been observed. A more general term of forecasting is prediction. Prediction plays a very important role in our daily life. Its scope is extremely wide: weather forecasting, stock market prediction, supply-demand prediction, population forecasting, traffic prediction, protein-protein interaction prediction, etc. In order to facilitate our discussion, we can only include some topics that are widely being discussed and can reflect the interest of most people. Specifically, this book presents how forecasting models are being used and why they are important.


Research on Virology and Cytopathology

Research on Virology and Cytopathology

ISBN: 978-1-922227-70-6
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Research on Cytopathology is a book presenting the latest information on the practical applications of clinical cytology in determining the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic options of benign and malignant disease. The book welcomes articles based on the study of cyto-histological samples obtained in a non-invasive fashion and examined by routine and ancillary methods. Committed to bridging the gap between cytopathology and surgical pathology, Diagnostic Cytopathology stresses the value of clinical-pathological correlations, as well as the correlation between cytological and histological findings, as the gold standard for the accuracy and reliability of cytological diagnoses. Whereas the early diagnosis of cancer and skin cytology remains at the core of our publishing philosophy, topics of interest include all subjects that impact the practice of cytopathology and its scientific basis.


Coronary Artery Disease: Research and Practice

Coronary Artery Disease: Research and Practice

ISBN: 978-1-922227-98-0
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Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease, or simply, heart disease, is the No. 1 killer in America, affecting more than 13 million Americans according to recent reports.
Heart disease is a result of plaque buildup in your coronary arteries -- a condition called atherosclerosis -- that leads to blockages. The arteries, which start out smooth and elastic, become narrow and rigid, restricting blood flow to the heart. The heart becomes starved of oxygen and the vital nutrients it needs to pump properly. The book intends to cover original research with a clinical emphasis, including observational studies, clinical trials, novel imaging, pharmacology and interventional approaches as well as advances in laboratory research that contribute to the understanding of coronary artery disease about its causes, symptoms and treatments. We welcome both original research articles and review articles.


Advances in Research on Genetic Engineering

Advances in Research on Genetic Engineering

Editor: iConcept Press Ltd.
ISBN: 978-1-922227-97-3
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Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. It is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel organisms. New DNA may be inserted in the host genome by first isolating and copying the genetic material of interest using molecular cloning methods to generate a DNA sequence, or by synthesizing the DNA, and then inserting this construct into the host organism. Genes may be removed, or "knocked out", using a nuclease. Gene targeting is a different technique that uses homologous recombination to change an endogenous gene, and can be used to delete a gene, remove exons, add a gene, or introduce point mutations.

On the other hand, Genome editing, or genome editing with engineered nucleases (GEEN) is a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, deleted or replaced in the genome of a living organism using engineered nucleases, or "molecular scissors." These nucleases create site-specific double-strand breaks (DSBs) at desired locations in the genome. The induced double-strand breaks are repaired through nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) or homologous recombination (HR), resulting in targeted mutations ('edits').

The book will focus these two areas but also other areas of genetic engineering, such as:

Medicine Manufacturing
Gene therapy
Experimental, lab scale industrial applications
Gene drive
Gene patent
Biological engineering


Research Trend on Bacterial Pathogenesis

Research Trend on Bacterial Pathogenesis

Editor: iConcept Press Ltd.
ISBN: 978-1-922227-77-5
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This book focuses on core principles based on the growing understanding of the underlying similarities among pathogens and their mechanisms of action. The book presents the latest research to help students explore the mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause infections in humans and animals. includes new coverage of key findings on the mechanisms of bacterial secretion, toxins, and regulation.
The application of molecular techniques to the study of bacterium-host interaction has made possible great progress in fundamental understanding of the molecular basis of infectious diseases. The book includes the topics but not limited to:
Pathogenic Microbiology
Molecular biology
Immunology
human physiology
Genomics of Tuberculosis
Infectious diseases
We welcome researchers to submit original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas.


Complex Diseases: Research and Applications

Complex Diseases: Research and Applications

ISBN: 978-1-922227-69-0
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The specific causes of complex diseases such as Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), cancer,alzheimer's disease, scleroderma, asthma, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases, kidney diseases, autoimmune diseases, have not yet been identified; nevertheless, many medical science researchers suppose that complex diseases are caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
Scientists now know that complex diseases do not obey the standard Mendelian patterns of inheritance. We welcome researchers to submit original research articles, review articles,application and clinical studies in all areas related to current research and applications for complex diseases.


Research on Complication

Research on Complication

ISBN: 978-1-922227-46-1
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Complication, in medicine, is an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become worse in its severity or show a higher number of signs, symptoms or new pathological changes, become widespread throughout the body or affect other organ systems.
Depending on the degree of vulnerability, susceptibility, age, health status, immune system condition, etc. complications may arise more easily. Complications affect adversely the prognosis of a disease. Non-invasive and minimally invasive medical procedures usually favor fewer complications in comparison to invasive ones.Examples of complications including:
Generalized septicemia
Allergic shock can be a reaction to several kinds of anesthetics
Puerperal fever
Diabetes mellitus
Thrombosis in the heart or brain
Hepatotoxic dementia is a possible complication of hepatitis and liver cirrhosis
Mental retardation

We welcome researchers to submit original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas related to Complication.