Category: Biology

Peptide and Protein Design for Biopharmaceutical Applications

Peptides function potent medications within the sanatorium this day. but the inherent drawbacks of peptide buildings can restrict their efficacy as medications. to beat this researchers are constructing new the right way to create ‘tailor-made’ peptides and proteins with more advantageous pharmacological houses.

Design of Peptides and Proteins presents an summary of the experimental and computational equipment for peptide and protein layout, with an emphasis on particular purposes for therapeutics and biomedical study. themes coated include:

  • Computer modeling of peptides and proteins
  • Peptidomimetics
  • Design and synthesis of cyclic peptides
  • Carbohydrates in peptide and protein design
  • De novo layout of peptides and proteins
  • Medical improvement applications
  • An prolonged case research – the layout of insulin variants

Design of Peptides and Proteins offers the cutting-edge of this intriguing method for therapeutics, with contributions from overseas specialists. it truly is an important source for educational and commercial scientists within the fields of peptide and protein drug layout, biomedicine, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular modelling, artificial natural chemistry and medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry.

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Epigenetic Principles of Evolution (Elsevier Insights)

By Nelson R. Cabej

This is the 1st and merely publication, thus far, to house the causal foundation of evolution from an epigenetic view. via revealing the epigenetic "user" of the "genetic toolkit", this ebook demonstrates the primacy of epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic info in producing evolutionary novelties.

The writer convincingly helps his thought with a bunch of examples from the main different fields of biology, through emphasizing alterations in developmental pathways because the easy resource of evolutionary switch in metazoans.

  • Original and notion provoking--a considerably new idea that overcomes the current problems of the speculation of evolution
  • Is the 1st and simply thought that makes use of epigenetic mechanisms and ideas for explaining evolution of metazoans
  • Takes an integrative method and indicates quite a lot of learning

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Molecular Modeling of Proteins (Methods in Molecular Biology)

Molecular modeling has passed through a amazing transformation within the final twenty years. This e-book offers thorough introductions and a compilation of step by step tools acceptable to difficulties confronted by means of non-specialists – in particular these new to the software program programs utilized in molecular modeling. tips about troubleshooting and heading off universal pitfalls are integrated within the booklet, besides chapters protecting a variety of topics. hyperlinks to downloadable software program also are provided.

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Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R (2nd Edition) (Use R!)

By Emmanuel Paradis

The expanding availability of molecular and genetic databases coupled with the growing to be energy of desktops offers biologists possibilities to handle new concerns, reminiscent of the styles of molecular evolution, and re-assess outdated ones, comparable to the function of version in species diversification.

In the second one version, the booklet maintains to combine a large choice of knowledge research equipment right into a unmarried and versatile interface: the R language. This open resource language is offered for a variety of desktops and has been followed as a computational surroundings through many authors of statistical software program. Adopting R as a primary instrument for phylogenetic analyses will ease the workflow in biologists' info analyses, verify larger clinical repeatability, and increase the alternate of principles and methodological advancements. the second one variation is finished up-to-date, overlaying the total gamut of R programs for this quarter which have been brought to the industry in view that its past ebook 5 years in the past. there's additionally a brand new bankruptcy at the simulation of evolutionary info.

Graduate scholars and researchers in evolutionary biology can use this publication as a reference for facts analyses, while researchers in bioinformatics attracted to evolutionary analyses will how to enforce those equipment in R. The ebook starts off with a presentation of other R programs and provides a quick creation to R for phylogeneticists surprising with this language. the fundamental phylogenetic issues are lined: manipulation of phylogenetic info, phylogeny estimation, tree drawing, phylogenetic comparative equipment, and estimation of ancestral characters. The bankruptcy on tree drawing makes use of R's strong graphical atmosphere. a piece bargains with the research of diversification with phylogenies, one of many author's favourite learn themes. The final bankruptcy is dedicated to the improvement of phylogenetic equipment with R and interfaces with different languages (C and C++). a few routines finish those chapters.

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Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind

By David Livingstone Smith

Deceit, mendacity, and falsehoods lie on the very center of our cultural background. Even the founding fantasy of the Judeo-Christian culture, the tale of Adam and Eve, revolves round a lie. Our doubtless insatiable urge for food for tales of deception spans the extremes of tradition from King Lear to Little purple using Hood, maintaining a grip on our imaginations regardless of never-ending repetition. those stories of deception are so mesmerizing simply because they converse to whatever primary within the human situation. the ever present probability of deceit is a vital measurement of all human relationships, even the main crucial: our relations with our personal selves.
Why We Lie elucidates the fundamental function that deception and self-deception have performed in evolution and indicates that the very constitution of our minds has been formed from our earliest beginnings via the necessity to misinform. Smith exhibits us how, through interpreting the tales we inform, the falsehoods we weave, and the subconscious signs we ship out, we will be able to study a lot approximately ourselves and our minds.

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Protein Evolution

The flood of knowledge on gene and protein sequences from the genome tasks has revolutionised molecular and evolutionary biology and has ended in the quick improvement of the technology known as genomics. trustworthy prediction of the functionality of a singular gene/protein calls for complicated computational research of genomic and protein series info which take advantage of the foundations governing the evolution of protein constitution and serve as. This publication goals to supply an updated precis of the rules of protein evolution and discusses either the tools to be had to examine the evolutionary historical past of proteins in addition to these for predicting their structure-function relationships. Protein Evolution is meant for senior undergraduates and graduate scholars taking classes in protein constitution and evolution, in addition to bioinformatics. it is going to even be an invaluable complement for college students taking wider classes in molecular evolution, in addition to a necessary source for pros within the region of practical genomics.

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science)

By Richard Dawkins

Through the simplest promoting writer of The egocentric Gene 'This exciting and thought-provoking e-book is a wonderful representation of why the examine of evolution is in such a thrilling ferment those days.' technological know-how 'The prolonged Phenotype is a sequel to The egocentric Gene ...he writes so sincerely it can be understood via someone ready to make the effort' John Maynard Smith, London overview of Books 'Dawkins is sort of incapable of being uninteresting this often extraordinary and stimulating ebook is unique and provocative all through, and immensely enjoyable.' G. A. Parker, Heredity 'The prolonged phenotype is definitely a massive notion and it really is pressed difficult in dramatic language.' Sydney Brenner, Nature 'Richard Dawkins, our so much radical Darwinian philosopher, is usually our greatest technology writer.' Douglas Adams 'Dawkins is an excellent communicator. His books are the very best books ever written on science.' Megan Tressider, father or mother 'Dawkins is a genius of technological know-how popularization.' Mark Ridley, the days

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Seasons of Life: The Biological Rhythms That Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive

By Russell G. Foster

Just as day-by-day occasions are timed through residing creatures via circadian rhythms, so seasonal occasions are timed via an inner calendar that indications birds to come back to nesting grounds, salmon to spawn, vegetation to flower, squirrels to hibernate, kelp to forestall growing.

In this attention-grabbing ebook, Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman draw on notable contemporary clinical advances to give an explanation for how seasonal switch impacts organisms, and the way crops and animals over numerous generations have advanced beautiful sensitivities and variations to the seasons. The authors additionally spotlight the impression of seasonal switch on human overall healthiness and health and wellbeing. They finish with a dialogue of the hazards posed whilst weather alterations disrupt the seasonal rhythms on which lots existence depends.

Surprising proof from Seasons of Life:
–The timing of human delivery has a small  yet major impression on quite a few later existence attributes, akin to handedness and the susceptibility to many health problems, together with a number of sclerosis and schizophrenia.
–Plants be capable to degree the size of a interval of sunshine, and so they germinate, flower, and effectively reproduce through the use of this information.
–Birds migrate now not according to climate adjustments yet through the use of an inner calendar.
–Until lately, human beginning was once tightly coupled to the seasons, peaking in lots of societies within the spring.
–Just as inner 24-hour circadian clocks are expecting day-by-day swap, many animals have a circannual clock of their brains that predicts the seasons.

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Human Biology

Teachers continuously ask for a human biology textbook that is helping scholars strengthen an knowing of the most topics of biology whereas putting the fabric within the context of the human physique. Mader's Human Biology was once constructed to fill this void.

to complete the objective of enhancing medical literacy, whereas developing a starting place of information in human biology and body structure, Human Biology integrates a confirmed, conventional studying approach with sleek electronic and pedagogical methods designed to stimulate and interact today’s student.

Multimedia Integration: Michael Windelspecht represents the recent iteration of electronic authors. during the integration of multimedia assets, comparable to movies, animations and MP3 records, and within the layout of a brand new sequence of guided tutorials, Dr Windelspecht has labored to carry Dr. Mader’s texts to the hot iteration of electronic freshmen. A veteran of the web, hybrid, and standard educating environments, Dr. Windelspecht is easily versed within the demanding situations dealing with today’s scholars and educators. Dr. Windelspecht guided all facets of the attach content material accompanying Human Biology.

The authors of the textual content pointed out numerous objectives that guided them during the revision of Human Biology, 13th Edition:

  1. build upon the strengths of the former variations of the textual content,
  2. enhance the training approach through integrating content material that appeals to today’s scholars,
  3. deploy new pedagogical components, together with multimedia resources, to extend pupil interplay with the textual content,
  4. develop a brand new sequence of electronic resources designed to have interaction the trendy pupil and supply review of studying outcomes.

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Biology and Anatomy & Physiology Helps: Blood

By Carolyn Miller

The Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence is designed to supply a evaluate of the goals and vocabulary coated by way of many teachers. This sequence is in note-like layout to complement any scholar learn advisor at the subject lined, and offers a self attempt on the finish of every textual content to assist with fabric evaluate. meant as an reduction for learn initiatives, complex homeschoolers, AP highschool scholars and school scholars in nursing, pre-med, pre-vet, biology, zoology and biochemistry.
The Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence is designed to behave as a lesson vitamins. this article isn't really meant to supply a finished evaluate of the fabrics coated with out a complete Biology or Anatomy & body structure curriculum to again it up.
The Biology and Anatomy & body structure is helping sequence additionally offers observe taking information as an relief to the scholar to additional strengthen school room and research skills.
This quantity covers Blood.
Table of Contents
Preface
Note Taking Helps
Composition of Blood
Physical features of the Blood
Functions of the Blood
Composition and serve as of Plasma
Erythrocytes or crimson Blood Cells
Leukocytes or White Blood Cells
Platelet constitution and Function
Disorders of the shaped Elements
Hemostasis
Blood teams and Tests
Self Test
Answers
Resources and References

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