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This volume presents an overview of recent developments in systems biology and their applications in cancer-related research. The ongoing advances in our understanding of genomics and proteomics, coupled with the development of new and more robust tools, have led to an emphasis on analyzing biological systems at multiple levels.
Biology and Politics
by Albert Somit (Editor, Series edited by); Steven A. Peterson (Editor, Series edited by)
Publication Date: 2011-03-25
This volume examines cutting edge research in the study of biology and politics. Following an introduction from the editors it is divided into two main sections. The first part of the book explores the linkage between evolution, genetics and politics with initial chapters on abandoned baby legislation, a model of action and norms, and the biopolitics of primates. The next four chapters have a special focus on the use of twin studies to study political phenomena and provide a biological critique of twin studies, phenotypic measurement issues and twin studies, a survey of twin studies research, and an example of using twin studies to explore politically relevant behaviour. The second section looks at the relationship of brain science to our understanding of politics. With respect to the applicability of brain science it features chapters summarizing what literature exists as well as how to use neuroimaging techniques to study political behaviour.
Advances in Medicine and Biology
by Leon V. Berhardt
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
This continuing series gathers and presents original research results on the leading edge of medicine and biology. Each article has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial topical data across a broad spectrum. Topics discussed include adenoviruses; molecular mechanisms in allergic rhinitis; potential genetic factors in emphysema; magnesium homeostasis; disorders of fibrinogen and the cause and treatment of eclampsia
Cancer Biology Review
by Walter M. Stadler
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Utilizing the teaching value of real-world case discussions, Cancer Biology Review presents the principles of cancer biology in a clear and memorable manner, allowing the clinician to relate the cases shown in the book to those seen in practice. Focusing on ten topics in cancer biology for which there have been major changes in fundamental understanding, the authors provide a concise overview of the principles of each topic, followed by presentation of clinical cases illuminating the topic and detailed discussions. Summaries and key teaching points are highlighted at the end of each chapter to facilitate quick recall and review. The chapter authors are established translational experts in the biology being discussed as well practicing master clinicians. Cancer Biology Review is a useful tool for any oncology clinician in training or preparing for boards, and for the oncology practitioner preparing for recertification or who sees the need to be more fully conversant in the current science of the field as clinically applied. Features of Cancer Biology Review include Presents principles of cancer biology through clinical translations and therapeutic perspective Clinical cases illustrate scientific principles as the clinician will observe them in practice Emphasis on scientific basis of current and emerging therapeutics Leading translational scientists/clinicians provide current, authoritative discussions "
Implementing the New Biology
by Achieving Research Synergies for Food/Energy/Environment Challenges, A Workshop to Explore the Potential of the Planning Committee; National Research Council; Board on Life Sciences Staff; Division on Earth and Life Studies Staff; Adam P. Fagen (Editor); Jo L. Husbands (Editor); Frances E. Sharples (Editor); Paula Tarnapol Whitacre (Editor)
Publication Date: 2011-01-16
As the second decade of the 21st century begins, the challenge of how to feed a growing world population and provide sustainable, affordable energy to fulfill daily needs, while also improving human health and protecting the environment, is clear and urgent. Increasing demand for food and energy is projected at the same time as the supply of land and other resources decrease. Increasing levels of greenhouse gasses alter climate, which, in turn, has life-changing implications for a broad range of plant and animal species. But promising developments are on the horizon--scientific discoveries and technologies that have the potential to contribute practical solutions to these seemingly intractable problems. As described in the 2009 National Research Council book, A New Biology for the 21st Century, biological research has experienced extraordinary scientific and technological advances in recent years that have allowed biologists to collect and make sense of ever more detailed observations at ever smaller time intervals. With these advances have come increasingly fruitful collaborations of biologists with scientists and engineers from other disciplines. A New Biology for the 21st Century called for a series of workshops to provide concrete examples of what New Biology research programs could look like. The present volume summarizes the first of those workshops, Implementing the New Biology: Decadal Challenges Linking Food, Energy, and the Environment.