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Elsevier's Life Science collection helps researchers get comprehensive coverage and up-to-date information on the study of living organisms, their processes, and interrelationships, spanning disciplines like biology, genetics, and biochemistry, and addressing emerging trends such as genomics, biotechnology, and sustainability, essential for advancing knowledge and driving innovation in the field.

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Encyclopedia of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

  • 2nd Edition
  • January 16, 2025
  • Shoba Ranganathan + 2 more
  • English
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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) combine elements of computer science, information technology, mathematics, statistics, and biotechnology, providing the methodology and in silico solutions to mine biological data and processes, for knowledge discovery.In the era of molecular diagnostics, targeted drug design and Big Data for personalized medicine, computational methods for data analysis are essential tools for biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, pharmacology, biomedical and computer science, as well mathematics and statistics. New areas are emerging, and relatively isolated fields are becoming current hot research areas in BCB, such as Quantitative Biology, Computational Vaccinology, Epidemiology and Infection Diffusion, Synthetic Biology and Phenomics. The role of BCB in characterizing SARS-CoV-2 variants and facing the COVID-19 pandemic is just one example of how these tools can find us better prepared for such future events.This Encyclopedia comprises three sections, covering Theory, Topics and Applications. The theoretical methodology underpinning BCB are described in the Theory section; Topics covers traditional areas such as phylogeny, as well as more recent areas such as translational bioinformatics, cheminformatics and environmental informatics; Applications provides guidance for commonly asked "how to" questions.​​​​​​​Navigating the maze of confusing jargon and the plethora of software tools is often confronting for students and researchers alike. This comprehensive and unique resource provides up-to-date theory and application content to address molecular data analysis requirements, with precise definition of terminology, and lucid explanations by field experts.

Cell Migration in Development

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 163
  • January 15, 2025
  • Roberto Mayor
  • English
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Cell Migration in Development, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

  • 4th Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • John Enderle + 1 more
  • English
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Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey text for biomedical engineering courses. It is the most widely adopted text across the BME course spectrum, valued by instructors and students alike for its authority, clarity and encyclopedic coverage in a single volume. Biomedical engineers need to understand the wide range of topics that are covered in this text, including basic mathematical modeling, anatomy and physiology, electrical engineering, signal processing and instrumentation, biomechanics, biomaterials science, tissue engineering and medical and engineering ethics. The authors tackle these core topics at a level appropriate for senior undergraduate students and graduate students who are either majoring in BME or studying it as a combined course with a related engineering, biology or life science, or medical/pre-medical course.

Translational Cardiology

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Jeffrey A. Bakal + 2 more
  • English
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Translational research is essential to the advancement of medicine. This Cardiology-specific instructional guide to translational medical research serves as a practical, step-by-step roadmap for taking a biomedical device, potential therapeutic agent, or research question from idea through demonstrated clinical benefit. Fundamentally, the volume aims to help bridge the gap between current research and practice. Written by a team of expert medical, biomedical engineering, and clinical research experts in Cardiology, this volume provides a clear process for understanding, designing, executing, and analyzing clinical and translational research

Genetics of Bone Biology and Skeletal Disease

  • 3rd Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Rajesh V. Thakker + 3 more
  • English
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Genetics of Bone Biology and Skeletal Disease, Third Edition, is aimed at students of bone biology and genetics and includes general introductory chapters on bone biology and genetics. More specific disease orientated chapters comprehensively summarize the clinical, genetic, molecular, animal model, molecular pathology, diagnostic, counseling, and treatment aspects of each disorder. The book is organized into five sections that each emphasize a particular theme, general background to bone biology, general background to genetics and epigenetics, disorders of bone and joint, parathyroid, and related disorders, and vitamin D and renal disorders. The first section is specifically devoted to providing an overview of bone biology and structure, joint and cartilage biology, principles of endocrine regulation of bone, and the role of neuronal regulation and energy homeostasis. The second section reviews the principles and progress of medical genetics and epigenetics related to bone disease, including genome-wide association studies (GWAS), genomic profiling, copy number variation, prospects of gene therapy, pharmacogenomics, genetic testing, and counseling, as well as the generation and utilizing of mouse models. The third section details advances in the genetics and molecular biology of bone and joint diseases, both monogenic and polygenic, as well as skeletal dysplasia, and rarer bone disorders. The fourth section highlights the central role of the parathyroids in calcium and skeletal homeostasis by reviewing the molecular genetics of: hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, endocrine neoplasia, and disorders of the PTH and calcium-sensing receptors. The fifth section details molecular and cellular advances across associated renal disorders such as vitamin D and rickets.

Building a Space-Faring Civilization

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Marianne Legato J + 1 more
  • English
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Building a Space-Faring Civilization: Advancing the Renaissance of Science, Medicine and Human Performance in Civilian Spaceflight explores an exponentially expanding, unique new trajectory for humankind—spaceflight. This book provides state of the art information on how to select the most qualified humans to undergo space travel and secondarily, consider how human physiology might be modified genetically and/or epigenetically to adapt individuals to live and perform various tasks in extraterrestrial environments. It is a novel source of current biomedical, technical, legal and social implications/issues/data associated with our exploration of space.The interest of commercial developers is enormous. The impact on human health, (already benefiting substantially from devices developed in response to life in microgravity that have had important uses on earth), including our ability to prolong life spans is enormous. It is a time of unprecedented opportunity, literally presenting humans with new worlds to explore. The challenges are enormous and should are highlighted in the book such as ethical issues that involve intellectual property, geographical subdivision of extraterrestrial bodies, our approach to other and diverse life forms—these are only some of the important topics anyone in the field will find crucial for study and advancing science, medicine and human performance in civilian spaceflight.

Carotid Artery Disease

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Cynthia K. Shortell + 1 more
  • English
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Carotid Artery Disease is a practical resource for those who need a detailed understanding of pathophysiologic and hemodynamic mechanisms that lead to development of atherosclerotic plaque which can provide a fertile environment to scientists for further discoveries. It provides the most up to date clinical practice and opinions from leading medical doctors who manage carotid artery disease. This book provides the most recent utilized diagnostic and treatment modalities, as well as clear guidelines pertinent to special diagnostic considerations and emerging novel surgical and non-surgical treatment techniques.

Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Germano Leão Demolin-Leite
  • English
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Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming: Impacts on Ecology and Biodiversity assesses the status of all global aquatic and terrestrial biomes, including impacts on species biodiversity and biome climates. It summarizes operational and potential monitoring tools to conserve or to recover biomes on a global scale, using proven scientific case studies.This is a collaborative project with experts from around the world who specialize in types of biomes or regional studies to create a global picture of climate change and human impacts. This links the main challenges and threats causing major biome decline to their living organisms, such as arthropods, birds, mammals, and invertebrates.Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming: Impacts on Ecology and Biodiversity is a vital resource for conservationists and scientists studying biodiversity, ecology, and zoology amidst global climate change. Students, academics, and policy makers can also benefit from the practical case study information included in this book

Fetal Metabolic Programming in Obesity and Diabetes

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Luis Sobrevia
  • English
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Fetal Metabolic Programming in Obesity and Diabetes: From Mechanisms to Preventive Therapy describes the consequences of cellular and molecular aspects of maternal obesity (before and during pregnancy), diabetes mellitus (pregestational and gestational), and gestational diabesity (i.e. women with pre-pregnancy obesity that developed GDM). The book covers clinical aspects of the mothers and children and protocols for treating these diseases during pregnancy. Since the patients' clinical information correlates with metabolic parameters at a cellular and systemic level, it covers several pieces of evidence addressing the pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes in pregnancy. This is an important resource for health professionals, researchers and postdocs in obesity, diabetes as well as public health, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, cell physiology, cell metabolism, clinical medicine.

Gender Affirming Vaginoplasty

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Gennaro Selvaggi + 1 more
  • English
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Gender Affirming Vaginoplasty is a novel reference of the latest research and experience regarding the path followed by persons Assigned Male at Birth (AMAB), who are presenting Gender Dysphoria, and wishing for genital surgery. The book describes the history of Gender Affirming Vaginoplasty (GAV) including social, legal, and ethical aspects of GAV, and explains updated Standards of Care, as published by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. It includes preparation to surgery, different surgical techniques available (inclusive with the most recent developments), surgical results and complications, ways to solve complications; and, finally, surgical procedures for persons who are requesting nonbinary genital surgery, and surgical procedures for persons who are requesting reversal surgery.This is an unprecedented resource for all surgeons from various specialties already involved in gender-affirmative surgery and colleagues interested to gain state-of-the-art knowledge and experience in this field included plastic surgeons, urologists and gynecologists. Gender centers and trainees, scientists, researchers in transgender health, and organizations involved in trans health.