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Green Analytical Methods and Miniaturized Sample Preparation techniques for Forensic Drug Analysis

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Rajeev Jain + 1 more
  • English
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Green Analytical Methods and Miniaturized Sample Preparation techniques for Forensic Drug Analysis provides a comprehensive overview of GAMs in forensic drug analysis, including green sample preparation techniques, in-situ analytical platforms (such as DIC and µPADs), and on-site sample preparation. The book discusses not only eco-friendly GAM’s, but also methods which provide high sample throughput and cost-effective analysis, and are therefore of immense use in resource limited laboratories of developing countries. This is a comprehensive source of literature for analytical scientists in this developing area of sustainable and affordable analytical methods.

Pharmacology in Drug Discovery and Development

  • 3rd Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Terry P. Kenakin
  • English
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Pharmacology in Drug Discovery and Development: Understanding Drug Response, Third Edition is an introductory resource that illustrates how pharmacology can be used to furnish the tools necessary to analyze different drug behavior and trace this behavior to its root cause or molecular mechanism of action. Chapters logically build upon one another to show how to characterize the pharmacology of any given molecule and allow for more informed predictions of drug effects in all biological systems. New chapters are dedicated to the interdisciplinary drug discovery environment in both industry and academia, and special techniques involved in new drug screening and lead optimization.The updates to the Third Edition include a new section converting “descriptive” data into “predictive” data through comparison to mathematical models, expansion on enzymes, drug metabolites and drug–drug interactions, and two new chapters. The newly developed companion website hosts further educational resources to complement the book. As in previous editions, this new edition includes numerous valuable chapter summaries, detailed references, practical examples, and case studies throughout.

Mining Biomedical Text, Images and Visual Features for Information Retrieval

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Sujata Dash + 3 more
  • English
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Mining Biomedical Text, Images and Visual Features for Information Retrieval provides broad coverage of the concepts, themes, and instrumentalities of the important, evolving area of biomedical text, images, and visual features towards information retrieval. The book aims to encourage an even wider adoption of IR methods for assisting in problem-solving and to stimulate research that may lead to additional innovations in this area of research. Topics covered include Internet of Things for health informatics; data privacy; smart healthcare; medical image processing; 3D medical images; evolutionary computing; deep learning; medical ontology; linguistic indexing; lexical analysis; and domain specific semantic categories in biomedical applications. This is a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students who are interested to learn more about data mining techniques to improve their research work.

Nature-Inspired Sensors

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Hossam Haick
  • English
  • Paperback
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Nature-Inspired Sensors presents and discusses the basic principles and latest developments in nature-inspired sensing and biosensing materials, along with the design and mechanisms for analyzing their potential in multifunctional sensing applications. Sections provide a comprehensive review of certain fundamental mechanisms in different living creatures including humans, animals, and plants. In addition, the book presents and discusses ways for imitating various nature-inspired structural features and their functional properties such as hierarchical, interlocked, porous, bristle-like structures, and hetero-layered brick-and-mortar structures.Sections also highlight the utility of these structures and their properties for sensing functions, which include static coloration, self-cleaning, adhesive, underwater navigation and object detection, electric charge generation, and sensitive olfactory functions for detecting various substances. This is followed by an appraisal of accumulating knowledge and its translation from the laboratory to the point-of-care phase, using selective sensors as well as desktop and wearable artificial sensing devices, e.g., electronic noses and electronic skins, in conjunction with AI-assisted data processing and decision-making in the targeted field of application.

Ecophysiology and Ocean Acidification in Marine Mollusks

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Youji Wang
  • English
  • Paperback
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Ecophysiology and Ocean Acidification in Marine Mollusks: From Molecule to Behavior provides an extensive overview of the latest research on the various ecophysiological effects of ocean acidification on marine mollusks. This book synthesizes historical information and recent findings on the effects of environmental change, ocean warming, and acidification on key mollusks and their life-history. It also discusses the underlying mechanisms underpinning the effects of ocean warming and acidification. Written by internationally recognized experts in the field of marine biology, this book systematically examines the effects of ocean acidification on the reproduction, growth and development, physiological metabolism, immunity, and behavior of marine mollusks.The book concludes by discussing the implications of current research, acknowledging data limitations in the field, and proposing future research directions, providing a better understanding of the potential impacts of ocean acidification on mollusks and the global aquaculture industry and inspiring new thinking for future research practices. It will be an indispensable resource for researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students, conservationists, and aquaculturists alike who are interested in marine environmental change, ecology, physiology, and marine biology.

Agroecology of Edible Weeds and Non-Crop Plants

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Roland Ebel + 1 more
  • English
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Agroecology of Edible Weeds and Non-Crops: Ecology and Socio-Economic Potential of Plant Biodiversity is the first book to move beyond the ethnobotanical aspect of under-utilized non crops to explore how to optimize their potential. With case studies of edible weeds and non-crop plants from around the world, including Europe and North America, in urban as well as rural settings, the book highlights the global opportunities provided by these plants. The book includes much needed information for identifying, maintaining, and benefitting from these plant species. It is ideal for agricultural professionals, educators, researchers, and students.Those interested in increasing the diversity of the farming landscape and food systems by means of edible non-crop plants have access to a plethora of information on the ethnobotany of these species. Yet little to no information exists on the agroecological requirements and potential benefits of underutilized edible non-crop plants in the context of sustainable farming systems. This book fills that knowledge gap from identifying edible weeds and non-crop plants, to exploring the ways these plants can be used to economically improve nutrition.

Postharvest Technologies and Quality Control of Shrimp

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Nilesh Prakash Nirmal + 2 more
  • English
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Postharvest Technologies and Quality Control of Shrimp provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on conventional chemical additives, novel natural preservatives, innovative technologies, and packaging solutions employed to enhance the quality and safety of shrimp and shrimp products. The book disseminates current developments in natural preservatives as well as advancements in new technologies to extend the shelf-life of shrimp and their products during different storage conditions. Edited by experts in the field of fisheries and seafood science, this book provides its readership with a broad overview of shrimp postharvest quality losses.The authors have gathered a wealth of recent information and guidance on the utilization of natural preservatives and novel technologies for the quality control of shrimp. Subsequent chapters discuss the impact of handling, processing, and storage on shrimp postharvest quality, followed by various preservatives and technologies employed to retard described quality losses. The book concludes with a discussion of safety and regulation issues related to food additives.

Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

  • 2nd Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Karen A. Terio + 2 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals, Second Edition is the much-anticipated update to the leading resource on the study of diseases in non-domestic species. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the pathology of wildlife and zoo species, including a wide scope of animals, disease types and geographic regions. Chapters include information on performing necropsies, proper techniques to meet the specialized needs of forensic cases, laboratory diagnostics, and an introduction to basic principles of comparative clinical pathology. The taxon-based chapters provide information about diseases in related groups of animals and include descriptions of gross and histologic lesions, pathogenesis and diagnostics.For each group of animals, notable, unique, gross and microscopic anatomical features are provided to further assist the reader in deciding whether differences from the domestic animal paradigm are "normal." Additional online content, which includes text, images and whole scanned glass slides of selected conditions expand the published material thus resulting in a comprehensive approach to the topic.

Biotechnology

  • 3rd Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • David P. Clark + 3 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Biotechnology: The Technological Applications of Genetics and Genomics, Third Edition, approaches modern biotechnology from a molecular basis, discussing how the fields of genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry are merging their respective discoveries into the expanding applied field of biotechnology. Each chapter starts with basic concepts that develop into more specific and detailed applications, providing readers with a good image of possibilities and current limitations in the field and future research directions.This new edition has been fully revised and updated to include research advances, and has new chapters on artificial intelligence, genome editing, precision and personalized medicine, and more. This book is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in understanding what molecular biotechnology is as a scientific discipline, how research in this area is conducted, and how this technology may impact the future.

Insect Ecomorphology

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Oliver Betz
  • English
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Insect Ecomorphology: Linking Functional Insect Morphology to Ecology and Evolution offers up-to-date knowledge and understanding on the morphology of insects and the functional basis of their diversity. This book covers the form and function of insect body structures synthesized with their physiological performance capabilities, biological roles, and evolutionary histories. Written by international experts, this book explores the ecomorphology of functional systems such as insect feeding, locomotion, sensing, and reproduction. The combination of conceptual and review chapters, methodological approaches, and case studies enables readers to delve into active research fields and attain a general idea of the explanatory power of the form-function-performance paradigm.The book uncovers key structures of the different regions of the insect body, elucidates how they function, and investigates their ecological and evolutionary implications. It will be a vital resource for entomologists, biologists, and zoologists, especially those seeking to better understand the morphology and physiological impacts tying insects to environments and evolution.