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Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition


Robert H. Weichbrod, Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson, John N. Norton
August 28, 2017

Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work wi...

Reverse Pharmacology: Phytocannabinoids, Banned and Restricted Herbals

Amritpal Singh Saroya
January 15, 2018

Reverse Pharmacology: Phytocannabinoids, Banned and Restricted Herbals will serve as a tailor-made reference guide for the manufacturers and practitioners of herbal drugs. The book is divided into two parts to better differentiate between herbal drugs that are banned or restricted and herbal plants...

Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives

Irwin W. Sherman
January 12, 2018

Drugs are used in the diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, prevention or cure of disease. This is a book about drugs, how they came to be, and how they exert their ‘magic’. Today we have drugs to protect against infectious diseases, to alleviate aches and pains, to allow new organs to replace the old...

Biology and Culture of Portunid Crabs of World Seas

Ramasamy Santhanam
January 10, 2018

This volume provides an abundance of valuable first-hand information about the diversity, biology, ecology culture of the portunid crabs of the word seas. Marine crabs play an important role directly or indirectly in the livelihood of millions of people around the world. They have been...

Case Studies in Infection Control

Meera Chand, John Holton
January 09, 2018

Case Studies in Infection Control has 25 cases, each focusing on an infectious disease, which illustrate the critical aspects of infection control and prevention. Scenarios in the cases are real events from both community and hospital situations, and written by experts. Although brief comments are...

History of Plant Breeding

Rolf H. J. Schlegel
January 09, 2018

While there has been great progress in the development of plant breeding over the last decade, the selection of suitable plants for human consumption began over 13,000 years ago. Since the Neolithic era, the cultivation of plants has progressed in Asia Minor, Asia, Europe, and ancient America, each...

Biology and Ecology of Pike

Christian Skov, P. Anders Nilsson
January 08, 2018

This book sets out to bridge the order scales among pike researchers, populations, communities, management, and fisheries. It emphasizes the progress of pike research during the last two decades, during which the order-bridging approach emerged. This framework underpins the text and the message, to...

Plant Biotechnology, Two-Volume Set

Bishun Deo Prasad, Sangita Sahni, Prasant Kumar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
January 03, 2018

Recent advances in the development of transgenic plants have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. As a result, a number of transgenic...

Metabolic Structure and Regulation: A Neoclassical Approach

Raymond S. Ochs
December 27, 2017

There is a renewed interest in the fundamentals of energy metabolism, yet most people base their understanding on the views of generalists expressed in elementary textbooks. New techniques that enable analysis of thousands of metabolites provide useful data, but do not themselves substitute for an...

Human-Insect Interactions

Sergey Govorushko
December 27, 2017

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the "good, bad, and ugly" aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly...

Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish

Ramasamy Santhanam
December 27, 2017

This is the first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish, also known as blowfish, swellfish, and globefish. Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and...

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues

Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, Prasant Kumar
December 27, 2017

This volume is the second of the new two-volume Plant Biotechnology set. This volume covers many recent advances in the development of transgenic plants that have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and...

Artemisia annua: Prospects, Applications and Therapeutic Uses

Tariq Aftab, M. Naeem, M. Masroor A. Khan
December 27, 2017

Artemisia annua is a well-known medicinal plant that has been utilized for a number of purposes, including malaria, for centuries. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the importance of Artemisia annua in the global health crisis and in the treatment against diseases. A component and...