The concept of epigenetics has been known about since the 1940s, but it is only in the last 10 years that research has shown just how wide ranging its effects are. It is now a very widely-used term, but there is still a lot of confusion surrounding what it actually is and does. Epigenetics is a new textbook that brings together the structure and machinery of epigenetic modification, how epigenetic modification controls cellular funct...

New Challenges to Health: The Threat of Virus Infection

This book discusses the ecology of viruses with an emphasis on the emergence of devastating hemorrhagic diseases, and a review of the molecular and cellular basis of the pathogenesis of several viral diseases. The volume provides an introduction to the mathematical analysis of recurrent epidemic viral diseases and examines the neurological and psychological diseases in relation to the pathological mechanisms underlying prion disease....

AQA A Level Biology Student: Book 1

AQA Approved Develop students' experimental, analytical and evaluation skills with contemporary and topical biology examples, practical assessment guidance and differentiated end of topic questions, with this AQA Year 1 student book (includes AS-level) - Provides support for all 12 required practicals with plenty of activities and data analysis guidance - Develops understanding with engaging and contemporary examples to help students...

Brassica Oilseeds: Breeding and Management

Oilseed brassicas are among the largest traded agricultural commodities and are grown in around 50 countries worldwide. Utilized for both consumption and bioenergy use, demand is increasing and this book covers the entire gamut of oilseed brassicas. Beginning with an introduction and then organized into two sections, it reviews genetics and genomics (including breeding, heterosis and selection methods) and stress management and impor...

The Biological Mind: A Philosophical Introduction

For some, biology explains all there is to know about the mind. Yet many big questions remain: is the mind shaped by genes or the environment? If mental traits are the result of adaptations built up over thousands of years, as evolutionary psychologists claim, how can such claims be tested? If the mind is a machine, as biologists argue, how does it allow for something as complex as human consciousness? The Biological Mind: A Philosop...

Advanced Biophotonics: Tissue Optical Sectioning

Despite a number of books on biophotonics imaging for medical diagnostics and therapy, the field still lacks a comprehensive imaging book that describes state-of-the-art biophotonics imaging approaches intensively developed in recent years. Addressing this shortfall, Advanced Biophotonics: Tissue Optical Sectioning presents contemporary methods and applications of biophotonics imaging. Gathering research otherwise scattered in numero...

500 Review Questions for the MCAT: Biology, 2 edition

500 ways to pass the Biology section of the new MCAT! Intensive practice + detailed answer explanations―the best way to sharpen skills and prepare for the exam In anticipation of the fully revised 2015 MCAT, 500 Review Questions for the MCAT: Biology has been updated to comprehensively cover the biology portion of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section. This book gives you the problem-solving practice yo...

Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis Protocols

The human genome and other large-scale genome sequencing projects have inevitably led to a focus on the proteins encoded by genes. The field of proteomics has grown enormously as a result and a number of high-throughput technologies have now been developed allowing discovery-led investigations of protein populations rather than more traditional hypothesis-led studies on single proteins. These high-throughput techno- gies include gene...

The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

This book recounts the experiences of the author while he lived in Kiribati. A few names have been changed, either because the author, who is very bad with names, couldn’t remember what they were, or to protect their privacy. Also, since we’re disclaiming here, the author wishes to acknowledge that in a few incidents recounted herein, he has played a little fast and loose with the space-time continuum. He has done this for you, the r...

Air Pollution and Its Impacts on U.S. National Parks

A variety of air pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere from human-caused and natural emissions sources throughout the United States and elsewhere. These contaminants impact sensitive natural resources in wilderness, including the national parks. The system of national parks in the United States is among our greatest assets. This book provides a compilation and synthesis of current scientific understanding regarding the causes an...