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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics

IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics

By: Deepa Goel; Shomini Parashar

Publisher: Pearson India

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 30-JUL-2014

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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics provides a broad coverage of three areas of patenting--intellectual property rights (IPR), biosafety and bioethics. It creates awareness about the value of IPR in our lives and fosters a better understanding of the rights associated with IPR such as copyright, patent, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and so on. Biosafety and bioethical issues prevalent in modern society are discussed. ...

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Quantum Effects in Biology

Quantum Effects in Biology

By: Masoud Mohseni; Yasser Omar; Gregory S. Engel; Martin B. Plenio

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 25-JUL-2014

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Quantum mechanics provides the most accurate microscopic description of the world around us, yet the interface between quantum mechanics and biology is only now being explored. This book uses a combination of experiment and theory to examine areas of biology believed to be strongly influenced by manifestly quantum phenomena. Covering subjects ranging from coherent energy transfer in photosynthetic light harvesting to spin coherence in the avian compass and the problem of molecular recognition in olfaction, the book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics,...

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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance

Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance

By: Parvaiz Ahmad; Saiema Rasool

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume II - A Sustainable Approach helps readers take technological measures to alleviate plant stress and improve crop production in various environmental conditions. This resource provides a comprehensive review of how technology can be implemented to improve plant stress tolerance to increase productivity and meet the agricultural needs of the growing human population. The book considers issues of deforestation, disease prevention, climate change and drought, water and land management, and more. It will help any...

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Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

By: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

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The new edition of the highly praised book, Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations. It provides users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently...

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In Silico Bees

In Silico Bees

By: James Devillers

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 27-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 27-APR-2014

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Bees are critically important for ecosystem function and biodiversity maintenance through their pollinating activity. This book provides a collection of computational methods to those primarily interested in the study of the ecology, ethology, and ecotoxicology of bees. It presents numerous case studies to enable readers to understand the appropriateness but also the limitations of models in theoretical and applied bee research. Written by an international team of experts, this book covers the main types of modeling approaches that can be used in terrestrial ecology and applied...

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Characterization of Biomaterials

Characterization of Biomaterials

By: M Jaffe; W. Hammond; P Tolias; T Arinzeh

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Biomaterials and medical devices must be rigorously tested in the laboratory before they can be implanted. Testing requires the right analytical techniques. Characterization of biomaterials reviews the latest methods for analyzing the structure, properties and behaviour of biomaterials. Beginning with an introduction to microscopy techniques for analyzing the phase nature and morphology of biomaterials, Characterization of biomaterials goes on to discuss scattering techniques for structural analysis, quantitative assays for measuring cell adhesion, motility and differentiation, and the...

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Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 22-MAR-2014

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Explore and analyze the solutions of mathematical models from diverse disciplines As biology increasingly depends on data, algorithms, and models, it has become necessary to use a computing language, such as the user-friendly MATLAB, to focus more on building and analyzing models as opposed to configuring tedious calculations. Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB provides an introduction to model creation using MATLAB, followed by the translation, analysis, interpretation, and observation of the models. With an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that embeds...

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Electrochemical DNA Biosensors

Electrochemical DNA Biosensors

By: Mehmet Ozsoz

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 23-APR-2012

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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This book focuses on the basic electrochemical applications of DNA in various areas, from basic principles to the most recent discoveries. The book comprises theoretical and experimental analysis of various properties of nucleic acids, research methods, and some promising applications. The topics discussed in the book include electrochemical detection of DNA hybridization based on latex/gold nanoparticle and nanotubes; nanomaterial-based electrochemical DNA detection; electrochemical detection of microorganism-based DNA biosensors; gold nanoparticle-based electrochemical DNA biosensors;...

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Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology

Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology

By: Raina Robeva; Terrell Hodge

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology offers a quantitative framework for analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. The book presents important mathematical concepts, methods and tools in the context of essential questions raised in modern biology. Designed around the principles of project-based learning and problem-solving, the book considers biological topics such as neuronal networks, plant population growth, metabolic pathways, and phylogenetic tree reconstruction. The mathematical modeling tools brought to bear on these...

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Molecular Communication

Molecular Communication

By: Tadashi Nakano; Andrew W. Eckford; Tokuko Haraguchi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 10-OCT-2013

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This comprehensive guide, by pioneers in the field, brings together, for the first time, everything a new researcher, graduate student or industry practitioner needs to get started in molecular communication. Written with accessibility in mind, it requires little background knowledge, and provides a detailed introduction to the relevant aspects of biology and information theory, as well as coverage of practical systems. The authors start by describing biological nanomachines, the basics of biological molecular communication and the microorganisms that use it. They then proceed to...

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Biophysics For Dummies

Biophysics For Dummies

By: Ken Vos

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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The fun, easy way to get up to speed on biophysics concepts, principles, and practices One of the most diverse of modern scientific disciplines, biophysics applies methods and technologies from physics to the study of biological systems and phenomena, from the human nervous system to soil erosion to global warming. What are the best options for satisfying the world's growing energy demands? How can we feed the world's growing population? How can we contain, or reverse, global warming? How can we vouchsafe a plentiful supply of potable water for future generations? These are among the...

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Chronobioengineering

Chronobioengineering

By: Donald McEachron

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 10-SEP-2013

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This book represents the first in a two-volume set on biological rhythms. This volume focuses on supporting the claim that biological rhythms are universal and essential characteristics of living organisms, critical for proper functioning of any living system. The author begins by examining the potential reasons for the evolution of biological rhythms: (1) the need for complex, goal-oriented devices to control the timing of their activities; (2) the inherent tendency of feedback control systems to oscillate; and (3) the existence of stable and powerful geophysical cycles to which all...

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Feedback Control in Systems Biology

Feedback Control in Systems Biology

By: Carlo Cosentino; Declan Bates

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-OCT-2011

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Filling the need for a text on control theory for systems biologists, this self-contained, easy-to-follow book explains how feedback control concepts can be applied to systems biology. Each chapter introduces key topics and case studies that explore applications in cellular and molecular biology. The authors cover tools and techniques for the analysis of linear and nonlinear systems, negative and positive feedback, robustness analysis methods, techniques for the reverse-engineering of biological interaction networks, and the analysis of stochastic biological control systems. A valuable...

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Introduction to Biological Networks

Introduction to Biological Networks

By: Alpan Raval; Animesh Ray

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 24-APR-2013

Insert Date: 25-AUG-2013

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With many examples throughout and clear explanations of key concepts, this book focuses on the concept of molecular and genetic interaction networks as a paradigm for interpreting the complexity of molecular biology at a genomic scale. The authors describe the experimental methods used to discover and test networks of interaction among biological molecules. They also present computational methods for predicting the interaction networks, discuss general mechanisms of network formation and evolution, and explore the application of network approaches to important problems in biology and...

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Genome Refactoring

Genome Refactoring

By: Natalie Kuldell; Neal Lerner

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-MAY-2009

Insert Date: 23-AUG-2013

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The science of biology celebrates the discovery and understanding of biological systems that already exist in nature. In parallel, the engineering of biology must learn how to make use of our understanding of the natural world to design and build new useful biological systems. "Synthetic biology" represents one example of recent work to engineer biological systems. This emerging field aims to replace the ad hoc process of assembling biological systems by primarily developing tools to assemble reliable-but-complex living organisms from standard components that can later be reused in new...

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Materiomics

Materiomics

By: Jan de Boer; Clemens A. van Blitterswijk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

Insert Date: 04-JUN-2013

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This complete, yet concise, guide introduces you to the rapidly developing field of high throughput screening of biomaterials: materiomics. Bringing together the key concepts and methodologies used to determine biomaterial properties, you will understand the adaptation and application of materomics in areas such as rapid prototyping, lithography and combinatorial chemistry. Each chapter is written by internationally renowned experts, and includes tutorial paragraphs on topics such as biomaterial-banking, imaging, assay development, translational aspects, and informatics. Case studies of...

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Natural Products in Chemical Biology

Natural Products in Chemical Biology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 08-APR-2013

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Based on the award winning Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, this book provides a general overview of the unique features of the small molecules referred to as "natural products", explores how this traditionally organic chemistry-based field was transformed by insights from genetics and biochemistry, and highlights some promising future directions. The book begins by introducing natural products from different origins, moves on to presenting and discussing biosynthesis of various classes of natural products, and then looks at natural products as models and the possibilities of using...

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Chemical Biology: Approaches to Drug Discovery and Development to Targeting Disease

Chemical Biology: Approaches to Drug Discovery and Development to Targeting Disease

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 22-JAN-2013

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An authoritative look at the application of chemical biology in drug discovery and development Based on the award-winning Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology published in 2008, this book explores the role of chemical biology in drug discovery and development. The first part of the book reviews key principles and techniques used in the design and evaluation of drug candidates. The second part elucidates biological mechanisms of certain diseases, illuminating approaches to investigate and target these diseases. Comprising carefully selected reprints from the Encyclopedia as well as...

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Essentials of Molecular Biology

Essentials of Molecular Biology

By: Malathi V.

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 21-JAN-2013

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Molecular Biology provides an introduction to the concepts of molecular biology in strict adherence to the UGC curriculum for undergraduate students of biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, botany and zoology offered by all Indian universities. Replete with vivid illustrations, the book probes the recent developments in epigenetics, drug discovery, genomics proteomics, prions and oncology. Exhaustive coverage of the fundamentals of molecular biology as well as comprehensive review questions and multiple-choice questions make this book a perfect text for classroom. ...

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GFP Whole Cell Microbial Biosensors

GFP Whole Cell Microbial Biosensors

By: Frank Delvigne

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 09-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 11-JAN-2013

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Two strategies are usually considered for the optimization of microbial bioprocesses. The first one involves genetic or metabolic engineering of the target microbial strains in order to improve its production efficiency or its tolerance to adverse conditions. The second one is based on the chemical engineering improvement of the bioreactors and scaling-up rules. This work is more particularly dedicated to this second class of parameters. Recent developments in bioreactor technologies follow the scaling-out principle, i.e. carrying out several cultures in parallel with controlled conditions...