Fields' Virology

Author: David Mahan Knipe,Peter M. Howley

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781760607

Category: Science

Page: 3177

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Accompanying CD-ROM has same title as book.

Virology

Principles and Applications

Author: John Carter,Venetia A. Saunders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470023864

Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 6101

Virology is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling students to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The authors have produced a text that stimulates and encourages the student through the extensive use of clear, colour-coded diagrams. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasised and discussion on emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs gene vectors and pesticides is included. This title: Provides an introduction to the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving with discussion on emerging viruses Includes numerous diagrams with standard colour coding for different types of molecule such as DNA, messenger RNA, other virus RNA’s proteins – all diagrams are carefully developed and clearly labelled to enhance student understanding Features self-contained descriptions of the complete replication cycles of a selection of viruses Introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including the latest developments in the field - HIV, Foot and Mouth disease, Ebola, SARS and MMR Presents summary boxes, further reading and an associated website to include the latest developments Virology is an essential textbook for all undergraduate students of biology, microbiology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. It is also an invaluable resource for MSc level students who have previously done little or no virology and are looking for an accessible introduction to the subject.

The Molecular Biology of Viruses

Colter and Paranchych

Author: John Colter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323142737

Category: Science

Page: 746

View: 6833

The Molecular Biology of Viruses is a collection of manuscripts presented at the Third Annual International Symposium of the Molecular Biology of Viruses, held in the University of Alberta, Canada on June 27-30, 1966, sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Alberta. This book is organized into eight parts encompassing 36 chapters that emphasize the biosynthetic steps involved in polymer duplication. The first two parts explore the specialized processes of the cycle of virulent and temperate bacteriophage multiplication. These parts also deal with the production, regulation of development, and selectivity of these bacteriophages. The subsequent two parts look into the heterozygosity, mutation, structure, function, and mode of infection of single-stranded DNA and RNA bacteriophages. The discussions then shift to the biological and physicochemical aspects, biosynthesis, translation, genetics, and replication of mammalian DNA and RNA viruses. The concluding parts describe the homology, interaction, functions, mechanism of transformation, metabolism, and carcinogenic activity of oncogenic viruses. This book is of great benefit to biochemists, biophysicists, geneticists, microbiologists, and virologists.

Bat Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: Rick A. Adams,Scott C. Pedersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461473977

Category: Science

Page: 547

View: 3327

Recent advances in the study of bats have changed the way we understand this illusive group of mammals. This volume consist of 25 chapters and 57 authors from around the globe all writing on the most recent finding on the evolution, ecology and conservation of bats. The chapters in this book are not intended to be exhaustive literature reviews, but instead extended manuscripts that bring new and fresh perspectives. Many chapters consist of previously unpublished data and are repetitive of new insights and understanding in bat evolution, ecology and conservation. All chapters were peer-reviewed and revised by the authors. Many of the chapters are multi-authored to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the topics.

Clinical Virology

Author: Douglas D. Richman,Richard J. Whitley,Frederick G. Hayden

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 1555814255

Category: Medical

Page: 1375

View: 5548

Informs scientists and health care professionals about all the medically relevant aspects of this rapidly evolving field. • Covers novel viruses, pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. • Addresses infections and syndromes related to particular organ systems, as well as the fundamentals of modern medical virology. • Includes crucial information on immune responses and vaccinology, diagnostics, antivirals, and the nascent field of gene therapy. • Provides agent-specific chapters that detail the virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and prevention and treatment of important viral pathogens.

Principles of Virology

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Author: S. Jane Flint,Vincent R. Racaniello,Glenn F. Rall,Anna-Marie Skalka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555819514

Category: Medical

Page: 1011

View: 8182

"Principles of Virology" is the leading virology textbook because it does more than collect and present facts about individual viruses. Instead, it facilitates an understanding of basic virology by examining the shared processes and capabilities of viruses. Using a set of representative viruses to present the complexity and diversity of a myriad of viruses, this rational approach enables students to understand how reproduction is accomplished by known viruses and provides the tools for future encounters with new or understudied viruses. This fully updated edition represents the rapidly changing field of virology. A major new feature is the inclusion of 26 video interviews with leading scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of virology. Applicable courses: undergraduate courses in virology and microbiology as well as graduate courses in virology and infectious diseases.

Functional and Evolutionary Ecology of Bats

Author: Akbar Zubaid,Gary F. McCracken,Thomas Kunz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035244

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 1493

Every three years a major international conference on bats draws the leading workers in the field to a carefully orchestrated presentation of the research and advances and current state of understanding of bat biology. Bats are the second most populous group of mammalia species, after rodents, and they are probably the most intensively studied group of mammals. Virtually all mammologists and a large proportion of organismic biologists are interested in bats. The earlier two edited books deriving from previous bat research conferences, as well as this one, have been rigorously edited by Tom Kunz and others, with all chapters subjected to peer review. The resulting volumes, published first by Academic Press and most recently by Smithsonian, have sold widely as the definitive synthetic treatments of current scientific understanding of bats.

Essentials of Medical Microbiology

Author: Apurba Sankar Sastry,Sandhya Bhat K

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9352704797

Category: Medical

Page: 705

View: 3083

The new edition of this comprehensive guide provides students with the latest information and advances in medical microbiology. Divided into seven sections, the book begins with discussion on general microbiology, followed by immunology, systematic bacteriology, virology and mycology. The second edition has been fully revised and features two new sections covering hospital acquired infections and clinical microbiology. The extensive text is further enhanced by more than 600 clinical photographs, diagrams and tables. The book concludes with annexures on emerging and re-emerging infections, bioterrorism, laboratory acquired infections, and zoonosis (the transmission of disease between humans and animals). Key points Comprehensive guide to medical microbiology for students Fully revised, second edition featuring many new topics Highly illustrated with clinical photographs, diagrams and tables Previous edition (9789351529873) published in 2015

Virus Evolution

Author: Mark Denison Scott C. Weaver, Marilyn Roossinck

Publisher: Caister Academic Press

ISBN: 1910190241

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 8053

The field of virus evolution has developed during the past three decades from one considered by many to be esoteric and unimportant for human and agricultural health, to a major driver of our thinking about infectious diseases of plants and animals. The field has been spurred on during the past 30 years by emerging viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hantaviruses, SARS, MERS and Ebola, and discoveries of the quasispecies nature and potential for rapid evolution and diversification of RNA virus populations. Over time the focus of research has expanded and developed to encompass a diverse mixture of approaches: from highly theoretical and mechanistic studies of the basic evolutionary mechanisms to detailed research on the molecular host range and virulence changes responsible for emerging viral diseases.This timely book addresses a wide range of current questions and research approaches at the forefront of the field and highlights recent advances in our understanding of the history and mechanisms of virus evolution. Wherever possible authors have integrated information from the study of plant, animal and bacterial viruses. Every effort has been made to unify findings and to highlight the diversity in patterns and modes of virus evolution between systems in order to aid comparative analysis. Essential reading for everyone working on virus evolution and emerging viral diseases, the book is also recommended reading for anyone working in the area of viral pathogenesis.

Vaccines

Author: Stanley A. Plotkin,Walter Orenstein,Paul A. Offit

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437721583

Category: Medical

Page: 1748

View: 8698

Completely revised and updated, this respected reference offers comprehensive and current coverage of every aspect of vaccination-from development to use in reducing disease. It provides authoritative information on vaccine production, available preparations, efficacy, and safety...recommendations for vaccine use, with rationales...data on the impact of vaccination programs on morbidity and mortality...and more. And now, as an Expert Consult title, it includes a companion web site offering this unparalleled guidance where and when you need it most! Provides a complete understanding of each disease, including clinical characteristics, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, as well an epidemiology and public health issues. Offers comprehensive coverage of both existing vaccines and vaccines currently in the research and development stage. Examines vaccine stability, immunogenicity, efficacy, duration of immunity, adverse events, indications, contraindications, precautions, administration with other vaccines, and disease control strategies. Analyses the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of vaccines. Discusses the proper use of immune globulins and antitoxins. Illustrates concepts and objective data with approximately 600 tables and figures. Includes access to a companion web site offering the complete contents of the book - fully searchable - for rapid consultation from anyplace with an Internet connection.

Cellular Microbiology

Author: Pascale Cossart,Patrice Boquet,Staffan Normark,Rino Rappuoli

Publisher: Amer Society for Microbiology

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 593

View: 5780

A comprehensive examination of this burgeoning area of important research.

Clinical Virology Manual

Author: Steven C. Specter,Richard L. Hodinka,Danny L. Wiedbrauk,Stephen A. Young

Publisher: American Society for Microbiology Press

ISBN: 155581462X

Category: Medical

Page: 725

View: 4118

A comprehensive and updated volume for the clinical virologist. • Details laboratory procedures for detecting and handling viruses, from specimen requirements and quality assurance to virus detection and identification, from the fundamentals through the latest molecular methods. • Presents the most current knowledge on the wide range of specific viral pathogens. • Includes information on services provided by federal and state public health virology laboratories. • Provides essential information for clinicians and laboratory virologists.

The Importance of Immunonutrition

Author: M. Makrides,J. B. Ochoa,H. Szajewska

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318024465

Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 1945

A pediatric perspective Our daily food intake not only provides the calories and the macro- and micronutrients necessary for survival - nutrients also have a tremendous potential to modulate the actions of the immune system, a fact which has a significant impact on public health and clinical practice. This book presents the latest findings on how nutrient status can modulate immunity and improve health conditions in pediatric patients. Divided into three parts, it covers major aspects of the interplay between nutrients and the regulation of immunity and inflammatory processes. Part one deals with the pharmaceutical value of specific amino acids (arginine and glutamine) and hormones for addressing immune disorders and infant development. The second part revolves around gut function and immunity, and the right balance of probiotics. The final part explores the role of lipid mediators and how their types and proportions can tip the balance in favor of health and disease.

Emerging Viruses

Author: Stephen S. Morse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355741

Category: Medical

Page: 317

View: 3896

New epidemics such as AIDS and "mad cow" disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. This comprehensive volume is the first to describe this multifaceted new field. It places viral evolution and emergence in a historical context, describes the interaction of viruses with hosts, and details the advances in molecular biology and epidemiology that have provided the tools necessary to track developing viral epidemics and to detect new viruses far more successfully than could be done in the recent past. This unique book also lucidly details case histories and offers practical suggestions for the prevention of future epidemics. The contributors are leading authorities in their disciplines, and were selected both for their expert knowledge and for their ability to define and elucidate the fundamental issues. The book is highly accessible and has been written for a wide audience that includes virologists, public health authorities, medical anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, geneticists, infectious disease specialists, and social scientists interested in medical and health issues.

Measles

History and Basic Biology

Author: Diane E Griffin,Michael B. A. Oldstone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540705236

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 7793

Measles virus, one of the most contagious of all human viruses, has been largely contained by the development and use of a vaccine that was introduced 50 years ago. These two volumes were timed to honor the introduction of the vaccine and to record the enormous advancements made in understanding the molecular and cell biology, pathogenesis, and control of this infectious disease. Where vaccine has been effectively delivered, endemic measles virus transmission has been eliminated. However, difficulties in vaccine delivery, lack of health care support and objection to vaccination in some communities continue to result in nearly 40 million cases and over 300,000 deaths per year from measles.

Fundamental Immunology

Author: William E. Paul

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451117833

Category: Medical

Page: 1283

View: 8961

Fundamental Immunology Seventh Edition This standard-setting textbook has defined the field of immunology since 1984, and is now in its Seventh Edition continuing to deliver the detailed, authoritative, and timely coverage readers expect. This comprehensive, up-to-date text is ideal for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, basic and clinical immunologists, microbiologists and infectious disease physicians, and any physician treating diseases in which immunologic mechanisms play a role. Now full-color throughout the book's fully revised and updated content reflects the latest advances in the field. Current insights enhance readers' understanding of immune system function. The text's unique approach bridges the gap between basic immunology and the disease process. Extensive coverage of molecular biology explains the molecular dynamics underlying immune disorders and their treatment. Abundant illustrations and tables deliver essential information at a glance. Plus a convenient companion website features the fully searchable text with all references linked to PubMed. Look inside and discover... * Fully revised and updated content reflects the latest advances in the field. * Current insights enhance readers' understanding of immune system function * Unique approach bridges the gap between basic immunology and the disease process. * Extensive coverage of molecular biology explains the molecular dynamics underlying immune disorders and their treatment. * Abundant illustrations and tables deliver essential information at a glance. PLUS... A convenient companion website features the fully searchable text with all references linked to PubMed. Pick up your copy today!

Fundamentals of Molecular Virology

Author: Nicholas H. Acheson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470900598

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 8599

This new, fully revised second edition of Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is designed for university students learning about virology at the undergraduate or graduate level. Chapters cover most of the major virus families, emphasizing the unique features of each virus family. These chapters are designed to tell stories about the viruses covered, and include information on discovery, diseases and pathogenesis, virus structure, steps in viral replication, and interaction with cellular signaling pathways. This approach portrays the “personality” of each virus, helping students to learn the material and to build up their knowledge of virology, starting with smaller and simpler viruses and proceeding to more complex viruses.

The Papillomaviruses

Author: Robert Garcea,Daniel DiMaio

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387365230

Category: Medical

Page: 419

View: 3007

This volume evaluates the carcinogenic risk to humans posed by infection with human papillomaviruses (HPVs). To date, more than 70 HPV types have been identified, of which over 15 have been reported in cervical cancer biopsies. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women. This book also considers the possible involvement of HPV infection in cancers at other sites of the human body.