The present book is an attempt to describe the most recent developments in the area of pericyte biology which is one of the emergent hot topics in the field of molecular and cellular biology today. Here, we present a selected collection of thirteen detailed chapters on what we know so far about pericytes in distinct organs in physiological and pathological conditions. Further, it provides an update on the most novel functions attributed to these cells and will introduce a newer generation of researchers and scientists to the importance of these cells, ranging from their discovery in different organs through current state-of-the-science. It will be invaluable for both advanced cell biology students as well as researchers in cell biology, stem cells and vascular research. This volume explores pericytes´ physiologic roles in different tissues, ranging from the pancreas, lungs and liver through skeletal muscle, gut, retina and more. Together with its companion volumes Pericyte Biology in Disease and Pericyte Biology - Novel Concepts, Pericyte Biology in Different Organs presents a comprehensive update on the latest information and most novel functions attributed to pericytes. To those researchers newer to this area, it will be useful to have the background information on these cells´ unique history. It will be invaluable for both advanced cell biology students as well as researchers in cell biology, stem cells and researchers or clinicians involved with specific organs.
Diagnostic Molecular Biology describes the fundamentals of molecular biology in a clear, concise manner to aid in the comprehension of this complex subject. Each technique described in this book is explained within its conceptual framework to enhance understanding. The targeted approach covers the principles of molecular biology including the basic knowledge of nucleic acids, proteins, and genomes as well as the basic techniques and instrumentations that are often used in the field of molecular biology with detailed procedures and explanations. This book also covers the applications of the principles and techniques currently employed in the clinical laboratory. Provides an understanding of which techniques are used in diagnosis at the molecular level Explains the basic principles of molecular biology and their application in the clinical diagnosis of diseases Places protocols in context with practical applications
Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. is proud to present the second edition of its Exploring Creation With Biology course. The first edition has been used by thousands of students in all 50 states and 13 other countries. Now, this award-winning biology course will get even better! This course is designed to be the student´s first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take and understand this course will be very well prepared for a tough university biology course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Wile. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001054/bk_acx0_001054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by experts and authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you´re simply interested in the subject of cell biology and histology. The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school cell biology and histology course. Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master cell biology and histology. The material is accurate, up-to-date, and broken down into bite-sized sections. There is a ´´Q&A” and a ´´key takeaways” section following each topic to review questions commonly tested and drive home key points. In this course, we´ll discuss the following: Introduction to Medical Cell Biology Histology Basics Cell Membranes Cytoskeleton Organelle Structure and Function Gene Expression and Translation Cell Adhesion and the Extracellular Matrix Intercellular Signaling Cell Division, the Cell Cycle, and Cancer Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy Also included is a comprehensive test containing the top 100 most commonly tested questions in cell biology and histology with the correct answers. AudioLearn´s Medical School Crash Courses support your studies, help with USMLE preparation, and provide a comprehensive audio review of the topic matter for anyone interested in what medical students are taught in a typical medical school cell biology and histology course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Stroth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115633/bk_acx0_115633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Presenting an area of research that intersects with and integrates diverse disciplines, including molecular biology, applied informatics, and statistics, among others, Bioinformatics for Omics Data: Methods and Protocols collects contributions from expert researchers in order to provide practical guidelines to this complex study. Divided into three convenient sections, this detailed volume covers central analysis strategies, standardization and data-management guidelines, and fundamental statistics for analyzing Omics profiles, followed by a section on bioinformatics approaches for specific Omics tracks, spanning genome, transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome levels, as well as an assortment of examples of integrated Omics bioinformatics applications, complemented by case studies on biomarker and target identification in the context of human disease. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
With its convenient format, AudioLearn fits your busy lifestyle, enabling you to study anywhere, anytime. Best of all, you´ll significantly increase learning and retention with AudioLearn´s proven study format: Overview and Context Key Themes, Topics and Concepts Detailed Discussion and Analysis Study and Essay Questions Review Quiz 1. Language: English. Narrator: AudioLearn Voice Over Team. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005043/bk_acx0_005043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. government–approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected 60 volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain. In Strassman´s volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, aliens, angels, and spirits. Nearly all felt that the sessions were among the most profound experiences of their lives. Strassman´s research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by René Descartes to be the seat of the soul. DMT: The Spirit Molecule makes the bold case that DMT, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul´s movement in and out of the body and is an integral part of the birth and death experiences, as well as the highest states of meditation and even sexual transcendence. Strassman also believes that so-called alien abduction experiences are brought on by accidental releases of DMT. If used wisely, DMT could trigger a period of remarkable progress in the scientific exploration of the most mystical regions of the human mind and soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001929/bk_tant_001929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
State and Evolution of the Baltic Sea, 1952-2005:A Detailed 50-Year Survey of Meteorology and Climate, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Marine Environment Rainer Feistel, Günther Nausch, Norbert Wasmund
The Mammals of Pennsylvania:With a Discussion of the Biology of Mammals in General, Including Keys to the Orders and Families, and With Detailed Accounts of All Species Indigenous to Pennsylvania, Fully Illustrated (Classic Reprint) Samuel Howard Williams
Waders are spectacular members of our avifauna. They are especially prevalent along coasts and in wetlands during the spring and autumn migration periods, when members of several species may perform dramatic flocks that wheel and turn in flight. While waders are often particularly striking in summer plumage, identifying these birds outside the breeding season can be problematic for even the most confident of birdwatchers. Waders of Europe is the ultimate guide to wader identification, ecology and biology. Through outstanding photography and concise, detailed text, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in learning more about waders, and is an invaluable tool for identifying birds to species level in the field.