Structural Glycobiology
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Structural Glycobiology

Structural Glycobiology covers the experimental, theoretical, and alternative technologies used in the study of the structural basis for the diverse biological roles of carbohydrates. The book overviews the application of specialized technologies to the study of carbohydrates in biology, reviews relevant and current research in the field, and is illustrated throughout by specific examples of how research investigations have yielded k...

Adrenergic Receptor Protocols
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Adrenergic Receptor Protocols

Adrenergic receptors are important modulators in the sympathetic c- trol of various metabolic processes in the central and peripheral nervous s- tems. These receptors are localized at multiple sites throughout the central nervous system (CNS) and serve as important regulators of CNS-mediated behavior and neural functions, including mood, memory, neuroendocrine c- trol, and stimulation of autonomic function. Adrenergic Receptor Protoc...

Biotechnology of Plasma Proteins
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Biotechnology of Plasma Proteins

The fractionation of human blood plasma can be considered to be a mature industry, with the basic technology, alcohol fractionation, dating back at least to the 1940s. Many of the products described in the current work have been approved biologics since the 1950s. The information gathered from the development of plasma proteins has proved vital to the development of recombinant therapeutic proteins.   Discussing the role of plas...

Cardiac Cell and Gene Transfer
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Cardiac Cell and Gene Transfer

"The book is surprisingly up-to-date...it is quite unique, as there is no similar compendium of detailed protocols. I found the book to be highly readable. It is a particularly useful reference work for cardiovascular scientists who are already using gene transfer approaches in their research. It is also a great starting place for cardiovascular investigators who are just beginning to use these methods in their labs." -Doody's Health...

The Nucleic Acid Protocols Handbook
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The Nucleic Acid Protocols Handbook

There can be no doubt that some ofthe most spectacular advances made in science over the past few decades have been in the isolation, analysis, and manipulation of nucleicacids. Thishas ledtoamuchgreaterunderstandingofmechanismsandprocesses across many fields of bioscience, such as biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, and the medical sciences to name a few. It has also led to the growth of the biotechnology industry,...

Manipulative Monkeys: The Capuchins of Lomas Barbudal
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Manipulative Monkeys

“Susan Perry and Joseph H. Manson‘s book reveals capuchins as having social lives as rich and as complex as those...of humans...Perry‘s book, with her husband and research partner, is far more than just stories about monkeys’ social lives. It offers fascinating biology from Costa Rica’s tropical forests, including the small, somewhat ugly, Machiavellian capuchin monkeys. They act as the focus for a discourse that ranges over “big que...

The Species Problem: A Philosophical Analysis
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The Species Problem: A Philosophical Analysis

There is long-standing disagreement among systematists about how to divide biodiversity into species. Over twenty different species concepts are used to group organisms, according to criteria as diverse as morphological or molecular similarity, interbreeding and genealogical relationships. This, combined with the implications of evolutionary biology, raises the worry that either there is no single kind of species, or that species are...

Eat or be Eaten: Predator Sensitive Foraging Among Primates
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Eat or be Eaten: Predator Sensitive Foraging Among Primates

This volume brings together primary data from a variety of primate species living in both natural habitats and experimental settings, and explores the variables that may play a role in primates' behavioral strategies. Taken together, these studies demonstrate that predator sensitive foraging is relevant to many primates, of various body sizes and group sizes and living in different environments. Eat or be Eaten encourages further dis...