Infectious Agents Associated Cancers Epidemiology and Molecular Biology

Biology and Genetics

Luminous Pursuit: Jellyfish, Gfp, And The Unforeseen Path To The Nobel Prize
G Protein-Coupled Receptor Genetics: Research and Methods in the Post-Genomic Era (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology) by Craig W. Stevens
Infectious Agents Associated Cancers: Epidemiology and Molecular Biology By Qiliang Cai, Zhenghong Yuan, Ke Lan
Ulrich Dobrindt, “Between Pathogenicity and Commensalism (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology)
A Temporary Refuge: Fourteen Seasons with Wild Summer Steelhead by Lee Spencer and Cathy Eliot

Luminous Pursuit: Jellyfish, Gfp, And The Unforeseen Path To The Nobel Prize

World Scientific | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 9813202157 | 228 pages | PDF | 52.20 mb

by Osamu Shimomura (Author), Sachi Shimomura (Author), John H Brinegar (Author)
This book narrates the uniquely intertwined life and scientific career of Nobel laureate Osamu Shimomura, with particular attention to his discovery of aequorin and Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP). It includes his early memories of Manchuria and wartime Japan featuring an eyewitness account of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, his postwar studies and his travels to collect and research more than fifteen bioluminescent species, in locations ranging from Japan to San Juan Island, Bermuda, New Zealand and Norway. Dr Shimomura describes the unique combination of serendipity and perseverance that led ultimately to his 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The book provides an engaging account of the life of a dedicated scientist, emphasizing the value of determination in the pursuit of pure scientific knowledge, and showing how a general understanding of science helped him open up new areas of research that have led to unforeseen applications in cell biology and medicine.

G Protein-Coupled Receptor Genetics: Research and Methods in the Post-Genomic Era (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology) by Craig W. Stevens

English | 24 Jan. 2014 | ISBN: 1627037780 | 436 Pages | EPUB | 3.71 MB

G Protein‐Coupled Receptor Genetics: Research and Methods in the Post‐Genomic Era features practical techniques inspired by the fast moving GPCR field. From powerful bioinformatic tools tracing the evolution of GPCRs, to methods for the cellular transfection of engineered viruses containing GPCRs, to optogenetic techniques that produce light-activated GPCRs in live mice, what was once science fiction is now science fact. This detailed volume includes sections covering genetic mechanisms, a genetic toolbox for GPCR discovery, as well as genetic aspects of G protein-coupled receptors in health and medicine. Written for the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology series, this book contains the kind of key implementation advice that encourages successful results in the lab.

Infectious Agents Associated Cancers: Epidemiology and Molecular Biology By Qiliang Cai, Zhenghong Yuan, Ke Lan

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 277 Pages | ISBN : 9811057648| 7.28 MB

This book offers a state-of-the-art report on recent discoveries concerning viral, bacterial, and parasite infectious cancers. Cancer is one of the most common causes of death and diseases in human populations, and 15%-25% of human cancers in worldwide are considered to result from chronic infection by pathogens. Most oncology textbooks address genetic mutation, but not infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria and parasites.
As such this book stimulates further research in the new area between cancers and chronic infection, and discusses the epidemiology and molecular biology of infectious causes of cancers. It also explores the prevention and treatment of infection-related cancers, and brings pathogenic research to the forefront in the never-ending endeavor to understand how pathogens maneuver and negotiate in a complex environment, including the micro/macro- environment of the human host. Further, it highlights the urgent need for a concerted program to develop vaccines and other diagnosis and interventions that will eventually help prevent and treat infectious cancers, and decrease their burden on human populations. It offers graduate students and researchers a comprehensive overview of the infectious causes of cancers.

Ulrich Dobrindt, “Between Pathogenicity and Commensalism (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology)

ISBN: 3642365590 | 2013 | PDF | 360 pages | 5.4 MB

This comprehensive, interdisciplinary book covers different aspects of relevant human pathogens and commensals. The ongoing development of (meta-)genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and bioinformatic analyses of pathogenic and commensal microorganisms and their host interaction provides a comprehensive introduction to the microbiological analysis of host-microbe interplay and its consequences for infection or commensalism.

A Temporary Refuge: Fourteen Seasons with Wild Summer Steelhead by Lee Spencer and Cathy Eliot

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1938340671 | 320 pages | EPUB | 3,8 MB

As featured in the documentary, DamNation (Patagonia, 2014). During his first summer, Spencer built a sheltered viewing platform, a place to sit with Sis and his notebook, and observe the denizens of the pool for months, and, finally, years on end. Shortly before setting up camp during his first season, Spencer cut the points off the hooks of all his steelhead flies, freeing himself to see more deeply the beauty of his surroundings. As the predatory urge faded, a kind of blindness went with it, and Spencer’s eyes and mind became figurative hooks, enabling him to capture the stunning lives and behaviors of these charismatic wild creatures with an intimacy that has rarely been offered before.
A distillation of fourteen years of detailed observations, in this surprisingly engaging almanac, Spencer records a natural history teeming with fish, water, vegetation, birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, seasonal changes, and interesting events and stories. Spencer is a modern-day Thoreau, and the steelhead pool is his Walden Pond.