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Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

This is a practical guide that is more specific and goes beyond "How to Do Everything Genealogy." The author lays out a variety of strategies that the researcher can systematically apply to attack a particularly tough genealogy research problem. Rather than a shotgun approach, "Advanced Genealogy" describes how and why to use particular strategies for approaching tough problems. The description of various DNA techniques is an outstan...

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Salmonella: Distribution, Adaptation, Control Measures and Molecular Technologies

This work represents the collective contributions of authors from all around the world. Chapters in this book address a wide array of topics related to understanding and controlling this pathogen, including: Salmonella as studied in the environment, air and in food products; virulence and pathogenicity; control by bacteriophages and other antimicrobials; bacterial adaptation. The discovery of Salmonella in swine in 1885 marked the be...

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Medical Immunology (5th Edition)

Maintaining the high standard of quality that made previous editions so successful, this totally revised and updated text incorporates the most recent advances in basic and clinical immunology-emphasizing diagnostic and clinical applications as well as state-of-the-art discussions of the principles and strategies for modulation of the immune response and treatment of hypersensitivity, autoimmune, and immune deficiency diseases. Inclu...

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Pain in Perspective

This book takes us into a journey of how it all began and then leads us to understand the various concepts of pain relief today. From musculoskeletal pain to complex shoulder pain and from neurological examination to charting out pain, this book describes new ideas and latest descriptions of pain concepts and their treatment. Pain has been there since man has existed and whatever the method or technique of its relief, if successful w...

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Mycobacteria: Molecular Biology & Virulence

Tuberculosis continues to kills more people than any other single infective agent. The resurgence of the disease in many countries has produced a heightened awareness of the threat posed by mycobacterial infections. At the same time, there has been an explosion of knowledge of the fundamental properties of mycobacteria, most notably the determination of the complete genome sequence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This book provides an...

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Mammal Societies

"Mammal Societies is an authoritative and magnificently written synthesis of mammalian social behavior. As Tim Clutton-Brock states in the preface, his goal was to . . .create an integrated account of mammalian societies. . ., which he achieves with a seamless elegance honed through decades of long-term research on primates, ungulates, and carnivores. The book explains the fundamental theory underlying sociality, and then applies it ...

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Protein Function Prediction: Methods and Protocols

This volume presents established bioinformatics tools and databases for function prediction of proteins. Reflecting the diversity of this active field in bioinformatics, the chapters in this book discuss a variety of tools and resources such as sequence-, structure-, systems-, and interaction-based function prediction methods, tools for functional analysis of metagenomics data, detecting moonlighting-proteins, sub-cellular localizati...

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Adiposity: Epidemiology and Treatment Modalities

This book is the first in a series of two, featuring the Adiposity - Epidemiology and Treatment Modalities, serving as a summary of the traditional views on how the organ systems are affected when higher organs start to suffer from enhanced body weight, where most of this additional weight consists of white adipose tissue (Wat). The understanding of the "epidemiology" of obesity will consequently enable clinicians and researchers to ...

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Microbial Toxins: Methods and Protocols, 2nd edition

This second edition volume expands on the previous editions with detailed protocols on (cyano) bacterial and mold fungus toxins, and a specific focus on Gram-negative endotoxins (lipopolysaccharides). The chapters in Microbial Toxins: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition present techniques that cover topics such as detection of cholera toxin by an immunochromatographic test strip; label-free immune-sensors for the fast detection of ...