|Dailey's Notes on Blood
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Author: John F. Dailey
Third edition of a reference on hematology for the layperson and the professional. Covers fundamental information about blood, including its elements and their functions. Does not assume any knowledge of biology or chemistry. Includes review questions for each topic and a glossary of terminology. Illustrated.
|Mechanisms in Blood Coagulation, Fibrinolysis and the Complement System
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Author: Torben Halkier
Blood coagulation and fibrinolysis has been traditionally classed as a part of hematology and the complement system as a part of immunology. An analysis of these two systems at a molecular level, however, has revealed some intriguing evolutionary relationships among some of the macromolecules involved. Evidently, there are similarities in the cascade of reactions that characterize the processes. It is therefore highly suitable that these topics are presented together in one volume. This book presents a thorough explanation and analysis of our current understanding of the proteins and enzymes involved in each of the three processes, and includes a section devoted to special topics of relevance, such as the kinin system, glycosylation, signal peptides, and the serpin family.
|Preventing Infectious Diseases
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|Transfusion Science (BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE EXPLAINED SERIES)
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Author: Joyce Overfield
Transfusion Science 2/e covers the basic science behind the crucial areas of transfusion and transplantation. The book has a revised design and layout, and includes a greater number of case studies, to aid student understanding.
The new edition has been extensively updated to cover the latest applications of molecular biology to transfusion science.
Sections have been extended to include leucodepletion, pathogen reduction, haemolytic anaemias and blood group serology.
|Coagulation and Flocculation: Theory and Applications (Surfactant Science)
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This volume details the thermodynamics and kinetics of the adsorption of surfactants and polymers on solids, as well as coagulation and flocculation mechanisms - demonstrating the applicability of the newest theoretical approaches on practical systems.;Written by over 15 international experts in the field, Coagulation and Flocculation: treats the Gouy-Chapman theory of an isolated planar charged surface and the DLVO theory describing the interaction between two identical charged surfaces; shows which energies are responsible for structure formation, what types of structure can be built in diluted and concentrated systems and how such structures can be studied and characterized; describes the interplay between interface and hydrodynamic forces and derives equations for calculating their individual probabilities; examines the use of microscopy, photography, individual particle sensors, sedimentation and light scattering to measure aggregate size distributions; and discusses methods for forming ceramics and the effects of improvements in powder packing and the stabilization of powder suspensions on processing steps.
|Handbook of Bone Marrow Transplantation
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Author: Jacob M Rowe
This practical handbook reviews a selection of topics relating to controversial issues in bone marrow transplantation, and includes a discussion of CD34 selection devices for autologous and allogeneic transplants and new stem cell mobilization strategies. Each chapter is contributed by an expert in the field.
|Immunodiagnostics: A Practical Approach (Practical Approach Series)
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Immunodiagnostic tests are analytical methods that use antibodies as reagents whose results are used to aid diagnosis and are widely used in many scientific disciplines and in many different ways. Perhaps the most widespread and obvious use is in clinical applications, but immunodiagnostic tests are also used in other fields such as forensic science and environmental and food analysis. The different types of test range from simple manual methods to fully automated systems with sophisticated integrated detection. Immunodiagnostics: A Practical Approach starts off by explaining the principles and development of immunodiagnostic tests, specifically the use of radioisotopes as tracers. Chapter 2 explains the use of solid-phase supports to bind immunoreagents. Enzymes are widely used as labels in immunoassays and their use with colourimetric, fluorimetric, and chemiluminescent detection systems is described. The use of enzymes as labels reflects the move away from radioisotopes and one of the most powerful non- radioisotopic procedures is the time-resolved fluorescence assay. Enzymes can also be used as a simple method of obtaining high performance from immunodiagnostics and this application is covered later in the book. The next set of techniques to be described are light scattering techniques, which can be used in either simple manual assays or in sophisticated automated procedures. The penultimate chapter describes the principles of automation of immunodiagnostic tests. The last topic to be discussed is that of quality assurance.
|Optical Clearing of Tissues and Blood (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM154)
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Author: Valery V. Tuchin
Dr. Tuchin describes an optical clearing method based on reversible reduction of tissue scattering due to refractive index matching of scatterers and ground matter. This technique, which has been of great interest for research and application in the last decade, is a promising technique for future developments in the fields of tissue imaging, spectroscopy, phototherapy, and laser surgery.
- Introduction: Brief Review
- Tissue and Blood Optical Immersion by Exogenous Chemical Agents
- Optical Clearing of Fibrous Tissues
- Optical Clearing of Skin
- Optical Clearing of Gastric Tissue
- Tissue Structural Properties Studies at Optical Immersion
- Optical Clearing of Blood, Cells, and Microorganisms
- Chemical Agent Delivery
- Other Methods of Tissue Optical Properties Control
|Principles of Molecular Oncology
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Award winning basic scientists and clinical researchers summarize the wealth of new molecular knowledge that sees cancer as a "disease process" involving key regulatory pathways. Emphasizing prevention, early diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, these authoritative experts from around the world illuminate the variety of molecular markers to be found, interpret what is known about diseased regulatory pathways, and examine those future research directions likely to realize the promise of molecular therapy. From their presentations, readers will gain an understanding of why current therapies fail, and of the new processes now available to identify specific molecular targets for optimal therapeutic efficacy. Comprehensive and path-breaking, Principles of Molecular Oncology offers both basic and clinical oncologists not only a bold synthesis of the rapid and complex advances in molecular biology that are transforming our knowledge of cancer, but also a highly practical guide to today's strategies for its diagnosis and treatment.
|Principles of Molecular Oncology
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This complete updating and expansion of a highly praised survey of the molecular basis of cancer reflects emerging knowledge coming from genomics, proteomics, chemoprevention strategies, new molecular targets, therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, and innovative cytotoxic and cytostatic small molecular weight compounds. New topics of special interest include the combining of molecular diagnostics (expression profiling of genes and proteins) with developmental therapeutics and the "binary state" concept (active/inactive) that seeks more relevant targets within the global molecular matrix of a given cancer. The book looks forward to new strategies that will not just attempt to "kill" cancer cells and "cure" cancers forever, but to hit those molecular targets to reduce the proliferative advantage of cancer cells and abolish or diminish their metastatic properties.