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Books in Microbiology and virology

Elsevier's Microbiology & Virology collection provides comprehensive coverage of viruses and microorganisms, addressing their impact on human, animal, and plant health. It includes topics such as prevention, treatment, and research of viral diseases like coronaviruses, flaviviruses, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. The collection delves into fields like Bacteriology, Mycology, and Microbial genetics, focusing on their roles in environmental, agricultural, and health-related contexts.

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The Evolution of Global Health Programs

  • 1st Edition
  • May 1, 2024
  • Richard John Horton
  • English
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The past 25 years have seen the development of a large number of initiatives targeting neglected tropical disesaes of resource poor countries, involving the establishment of public private partnerships, drug donation programmes and interventions with global reach. The stories behind these initiatives have in general not been told, or, if documented, are in diverse places in the scientific literature. Each chapter has historical background, will present fully referenced, illustrated key scientific steps and then presents aspects of the story of how the initiative was established from there, identifying key political, social and public health decisions made along the way.

An Introduction to the Microbiome in Health and Diseases

  • 1st Edition
  • April 22, 2024
  • Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji + 3 more
  • English
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The gut microbiome plays a very important role in your health. It controls digestion and has a beneficial impact on your immune system and other aspects of health. An Introduction to the Microbiome in Health and Diseases is a prelude to subsequent books on this topic which provides in-depth coverage on the microbiome from basic to clinical microbiology. This introductory volume offers an overview on the microbiome and explores the role of the human microbiome in health and disease outcomes. It examines the compositional structure and molecular approaches to microbiome characterization and identification. Additional coverage also includes an introduction to animal microbiomes, plant microbiomes, epigenetic programming, gut microbiota and the impact of diet and exercise, as well as the relationship between the microbiome and COVID-19.

Falciparum Malaria

  • 1st Edition
  • April 14, 2024
  • Tabish Qidwai
  • English
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Falciparum Malaria: Diagnostic Tools, Therapeutic Advances, and Future Opportunities discusses the current state of therapeutic options for malaria, antimalarial drugs and drug targets. The book also covers recent progress in the development of vaccines and other approaches for malaria treatment, prevention and control and explores diagnostic tools and biomarkers. Sections examine potential biomarkers and their applications, molecular diagnostic tools, multi-omic approaches for the characterization of therapeutic action of potential new antimalarials, therapeutic advances in falciparum malaria, antimalarial drugs, targeting parasite apicoplast for antimalarial drug discovery, cellular and adjunctive therapies for malaria treatment, and future opportunities. With contributions from experts in the field, this book is an ideal resource for academics, researchers, graduates and industry engaged in malaria research, its diagnosis, and treatment.

Microbial Biofilms

  • 1st Edition
  • April 10, 2024
  • Mukesh Kumar Yadav + 2 more
  • English
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Microbial biofilms are serious problem in medical settings as they are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Infection related to biofilms not only increases recovery time, but also escalates the cost of disease management. Biofilms are intrinsically resistant to antibiotics and evade human defense mechanisms. In addition, the close proximity of microbes within biofilms promotes genetic transformation, facilitating the acquisition of antibiotic-resistant genes and leading to an increased prevalence of diseases associated with resistance. Fortunately, with advances in science and technology, novel strategies are being utilized to mitigate the impact of biofilms on human health.Microbial Biofilms: Role in Human Infectious Diseases focuses on new and emerging concepts in microbial biofilm research. It explores topics such as the mechanisms of biofilm formation, biofilm-induced pathogenesis, biofilm detection and diagnosis, gene exchange within biofilms, strategies to control microbial biofilms, and the burden of biofilm-associated infections. Additionally, the book highlights the various antibiofilm strategies, such as surface coating, signal quenching, novel compounds that can be translated to curb biofilm-associated infections, and the escalation of antimicrobial resistance determinants.

Recent Developments in Nanomaterial-based Sensing of Human Pathogens

  • 1st Edition
  • March 11, 2024
  • Seshadri Reddy Ankireddy + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Recent Developments in Nanomaterial-based Sensing of Human Pathogens is a comprehensive book providing recent insights into nanomaterial-based sensing of human pathogens. The chapters cover diverse topics, including nanosensor analytical properties, the intersection of nanosensors and biological markers in pathogenic diseases, nanodevices in neurological infections, foodborne pathogen detection, viral and bacterial biomarkers, fungal disease diagnostics, mycoplasma-triggered inflammation, protozoan diseases, and mycoplasma clinical detection. This book serves as a valuable resource showcasing cutting-edge advancements in nanotechnology for pathogen detection, contributing to improved diagnosis and disease management across various domains.

Microbial Essentialism

  • 1st Edition
  • March 9, 2024
  • Raghvendra Pratap Singh + 4 more
  • English
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Microbial Essentialism: An Industrial Prospective refers to properties specifically possessed by microbes, including the secretion of metabolites which make them unique. These microorganisms can be commercially exploited for beneficial purposes such as the production of whole microbial cells, for products for direct use, or as starting raw materials in the manufacture of other commercial products. The book reviews the newest techniques, approaches, and options in the use of microorganisms for the manufacture of industrially important products such as pharmaceuticals, industrial enzymes, chemicals, proteins, foods and beverages, and fuels. Additional sections cover fundamental principles of established and innovative industrial microbiology and biotechnology processes and products while also discussing industrial microorganisms and the technology required for large-scale cultivation and isolation of fermentation products.

Advances in Virus Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 118
  • March 7, 2024
  • Robin MacDiarmid + 2 more
  • English
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Advances in Virus Research, Volume 118 highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on topics such as HCMV-encoded GPCRs in infection, disease, and pathogenesis, Defense signaling pathways in resistance to plant viruses: crosstalk and finger pointing, and Pathogenesis of neuroinvasive flaviviruses.

Advances in Parasitology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 123
  • March 1, 2024
  • David Rollinson + 1 more
  • English
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Advances in Parasitology, Volume 123, the latest release in this ongoing series, includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, along with reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history.

Systems Biology Approaches for Host-Pathogen Interaction Analysis

  • 1st Edition
  • February 12, 2024
  • Mohd. Tashfeen Ashraf + 2 more
  • English
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Application and utilization of data science approaches has revolutionized scientific research including host–pathogen interaction analyses. Host–pathogen interactions are generally considered highly specific interactions, resulting in a variety of consequences. Data science approaches coupled with network biology has taken host–pathogen interaction analysis from specific interaction to a new paradigm of understanding the consequences of these interactions within a biological network. Unfortunately, basic biological researchers are mostly unaware of these advancements. Conversely, data scientists are not familiar with biological aspects of such data. Systems Biology Approaches for Host–Pathogen Interaction Analyses benefits biological researchers by expanding the scope of their research and utilization of their accumulated data using recent technological advancements. In addition, the book also opens avenues for bioinformatics and computer science researchers to utilize their expertise in biologically meaningful ways.

The Microbiology, Pathogenesis and Zoonosis of Milk Borne Diseases

  • 1st Edition
  • January 26, 2024
  • Tanmoy Rana
  • English
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The Microbiology, Pathogenesis, and Zoonosis of Milk Borne Diseases offers comprehensive coverage of milk-borne infection, diagnosis, and treatment. With a strong focus on milk hygiene, zoonotic diseases, and the pathogenesis of milk-borne microbial agents, this book discusses various pathogenic diseases, evaluates the severity of diseases from milk and milk products, and describes remedial measures after the application of drugs. This book also introduces the reader to the microbiology, pathogenesis, and zoonosis of milk-borne diseases. It not only describes the general aspects of milk-borne zoonosis and prevention, but also covers risk analysis, assessment, practice, and quality management in milk hygiene. In 22 chapters, The Microbiology, Pathogenesis, and Zoonosis of Milk Borne Diseases provides researchers, academicians, industry professionals, and students with a better understanding on how to assess zoonotic diseases from milk-borne pathogens and address their clinical manifestations.