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Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Jasmeer Chhatwal + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Biomarkers play an indispensable role in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) diagnosis, clinical research and clinical trials. Our understanding of AD biomarkers has been profoundly impacted by the study of Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease (ADAD). Though memory loss is the most common feature of ADAD, motor dysfunction, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and epileptiform abnormalities are present at a much higher rate in ADAD than sporadic, late-onset AD. There are over 250 known ADAD-causative variants in PSEN1, 2, and APP. This genetic heterogeneity is reflective in both biomarkers and cognitive heterogeneity across people with ADAD. Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease: A Pathophysiology Review discusses the history of ADAD and its cognitive, neuroimaging and biomarker trajectories. This book focuses how ADAD can provide a unique insight into genetically driven and sporadic forms of AD. Edited by Dr. Jasmeer Chhatwal and Dr. Eric McDade, and contributed by leading experts in the field, this book will be become the leading tool for researchers and clinicians in Alzheimer's Disease.

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Jili Tao + 2 more
  • English
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Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management presents the state-of-the-art in hybrid electric vehicle system modeling and management. With a focus on learning-based energy management strategies, the book provides detailed methods, mathematical models, and strategies designed to optimize the energy management of the energy supply module of a hybrid vehicle. It first addresses the underlying problems in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) modeling and then introduces several artificial intelligence-based energy management strategies of HEV systems, including those based on fuzzy control with driving pattern recognition, multi objective optimization, fuzzy Q-learning, and Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (DDPG) algorithms.To help readers apply these management strategies, the book also introduces State of Charge and State of Health prediction methods and real time driving pattern recognition. For each application, the detailed experimental process, program code, experimental results, and algorithm performance evaluation are provided.

Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Foundations of Neuro-Oncology

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Herbert B. Newton + 1 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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Neuropsychological and Psychosocial Foundations of Neuro-Oncology provides an in-depth review of common cognitive, psychological, and social manifestations that occur in patients with brain cancer and other neuro-oncological issues. Chapters discuss primary CNS tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease, paraneoplastic disorders, and many other topics. Effects of CNS and systemic cancer treatment (i.e., radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy) are also examined, as are current practices for rehabilitation and targets for essential future interventions in vulnerable populations.This book is fully illustrated with pathology photomicrographs, CT and MRI images, tables, and molecular pathway diagrams. Bringing neuropsychological and behavioral health trial knowledge from the bench to the bedside, this volume is an essential reference for practicing neuro-oncologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, and others working in the field of neuro-oncology.

Advanced Transport Biofuels

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Cheng Tung Chong + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Advanced Transport Biofuels: Production, Economics, and Sustainability provides a comprehensive review of the latest in the global production, economics, and sustainability of advanced transport biofuels. Drawing upon the latest developments in academia and industry globally, the book reviews biofuels policy and the technoeconomics of biofuels production. The technical considerations in the combustion of biofuels are discussed alongside the latest lab-scale and industrial-level combustion property testing using biofuels and biojet fuels. Finally, a lifecycle analysis of biofuel production is conducted related to the sustainability issues in production.This is an invaluable review of the current state of the biofuels industry, policies, technologies, and economic and sustainability issues related to biofuels applications that will be of interest to graduate students and researchers involved in the development and implementation of alternative fuels in the transportation industry. The book will also be of interest to professional engineers and policymakers working in the automotive industry and involved in the application of alternative fuels.

Fluid Inclusion Studies

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Guoxiang Chi + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Fluid Inclusion Studies: Principle, Problems, and Practice aims to help readers overcome these problems by analyzing challenges and pitfalls and providing a practical guide for conducting their studies. Fluid inclusion study is a powerful tool in the field of the Earth science, especially in the study of mineral and oil and gas deposits. Fluid inclusions are samples of paleo-fluids entrapped in minerals and can provide indispensable information about the compositions of the fluids, and the temperature and pressure conditions of the host mineral formation.The principles are well established and generally easy to understand, however many scientists underestimate the complexities of the subject and make some common mistakes in data collection and interpretation.

Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy

  • 6th Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Aubrey H Fine + 5 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy, Sixth Edition continues to be the leading textbook and reference in this field for clinical practitioners. The book provides the evidence basis for the effectiveness of this treatment, as well as guidelines for how to perform it from the selection of treatment animal to application with patients. This new edition is fully updated and contains 15 new chapters on culture, research, standards, of practice, and more. Organized into four sections, the book explores the conceptualization of the animal-human bond, best practices for AAI professionals, considerations related to animal selection/ training/ welfare, and utilizing AAI in special populations.The book may serve as a study guide for the Animal Assisted Intervention Specialist Certification Exam.

Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • Sailesh Iyer + 3 more
  • English
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Digital Twins for Smart Cities and Villages provides a holistic view of digital twin technology and how it can be deployed to develop smart cities and smart villages. Smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart education, smart agriculture, smart rural solutions, and related methodologies using digital twins are discussed, including challenges in deployment, their solutions and future roadmaps. This knowledge, enriched by a variety of case studies presented in the book, may empower readers with new capabilities for new research as well as new tasks and strategies for practical implementation and real-world problem solving.The book is thoughtfully structured, starting from the background of digital twin concepts and basic know-how to serve the needs of those new to the subject. It continues with implementation to facilitate and improve management in several urban contexts, infrastructures, and more. Global case study assessments further provide a deep characterization of the state-of-the-art in digital twin in urban and rural contexts.

Advances in Child Development and Behavior

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 67
  • September 1, 2024
  • Jeffrey J. Lockman
  • English
  • Hardback
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Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 67, the latest release in this classic resource on the field of developmental psychology, includes a variety of timely updates, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 70
  • September 1, 2024
  • Bertram Gawronski
  • English
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Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 70 provides an updated to the premier outlet for reviews of mature, high-impact research programs in social psychology. Contributions to the series provide defining pieces of established research programs, reviewing and integrating thematically related findings by individual scholars or research groups. Topics discussed in Volume 70 include narrative transportation; group life and personal agency; victimhood and morality; goal pursuit and risk behavior; and identity fusion

Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy: Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future explores the potential of African countries to transition towards a net-zero economy. It highlights sustainable development challenges and opportunities Africa faces and provides insights on technological pathways toward this goal. The book emphasizes the importance of harnessing renewable energy resources, promoting green innovation, and building resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future. It calls for strong policy frameworks and international collaboration to support African countries in their transition. It envisions a future where Africa leads the way in sustainable development, setting an example for the rest of the world. The book outlines seven scenarios supporting Africa's technological paths to a net-zero economy: leapfrogging, hybridization, adaptation, decentralization, sustainable development, promotion, and finance. These scenarios aim to adopt innovative technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investing in education and capacity-building programs is crucial for African countries to effectively implement sustainable energy solutions, so the book also highlights the role of education and awareness in fostering a culture of sustainability among African communities and empowering them to actively participate in climate action initiatives. Furthermore, it discusses how international collaboration can expedite Africa's transition towards a net-zero economy by facilitating knowledge transfer, funding, and access to advanced technologies. The book's comprehensive analysis of technological solutions specific to Africa's context makes it suitable for a variety of audiences, including courses exploring the intersection of technology, policy, and environmental challenges in the region. Its in-depth case studies and real-world examples illustrate the practical implementation of sustainable development strategies in Africa, making it a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals looking to understand the complexities and nuances of addressing environmental challenges in this geographical context.