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Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases

by J.A. Roth, J.A. Richt & I.A. Morozov

Transboundary animal diseases (TADs) are a major threat to livestock. They are highly contagious or transmissible, and they have the potential to cause high morbidity and mortality in both susceptible animal...


Inflammation in Psychiatry

by A. Halaris & B.E. Leonard

Psychoimmunology is a rapidly maturing area of scientific endeavor that provides a compelling integrative link between the immune system and its response to stress and psychiatric illness. Stress initiates pathological...


New Insights into Glomerulonephritis

by N. Chen

Chronic kidney disease is a global major health issue that ultimately leads to end-stage renal disease, a devastating condition requiring costly renal replacement therapy. Given this background, extensive understanding...


Recent Advances in Growth Research: Nutritional, Molecular and Endocrine Perspectives

by M.W. Gillman, P.D. Gluckman & R.G. Rosenfeld

Growth in mammals encompasses several stages, from intrauterine growth through infancy and childhood to adolescence. Each of these phases is characterized by very specific nutritional, molecular and endocrine...


Genetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Engineering in Research and Therapy

by P. Piguet & P. Poindron

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) raise societal, political and ethical concerns. They inspire strong resistance or, conversely, enthusiastic assent. The aim of this publication is to give an overview of...


Diabetes and the Kidney

by K.N. Lai & S.C.W. Tang

Caused by an epidemic increase in obesity and diabetes and metabolic syndromes, diabetic nephropathy has become a leading cause of end-stage renal disease in many developed countries. The publication at hand...


Developmental Biology of GH Secretion, Growth and Treatment

by P.-E Mullis

In the last few years, rapid progress has taken place in our understanding of the developmental biology of GH secretion and the pivotal role it plays in growth.This book keeps the reader updated on the most...


Controversies in Acute Kidney Injury

by J.A. Kellum, C. Ronco & J.-L. Vincent

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious and as yet incompletely understood disorder in which sudden impairment of kidney function occurs secondary to one or more of a variety of underlying conditions. This disorder...


Advances in Stem Cell Aging

by K.L. Rudolph

Adult stem cells are present in most postnatal tissues of mammals. Tissues with high rates of cell turnover depend on the functional capacity of stem cells for lifelong maintenance of tissue homeostasis. Adult...


Alzheimer's Disease - Modernizing Concept, Biological Diagnosis and Therapy

by M.C. Carrillo & H. Hampel

Expanding knowledge on genetic and epigenetic risk factors is rapidly enhancing our understanding of the complex molecular interactions and systems involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. In this...


ADQI Consensus on AKI Biomarkers and Cardiorenal Syndromes

by J.A. Kellum, P.A. McCullough & R.L. Mehta

Associated with both acute kidney injury (AKI) and cardio-renal syndromes (CRS), new biomarkers represent both a popular area of investigation and a new opportunity for advancement of therapy. This book contains...


The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature is Inspiring Innovation

by Jay Harman

Why does the bumblebee have better aerodynamics than a 747? What structural design is shared by a tornado and a blood vessel?

Since the Industrial Revolution, manufacturers have built things by a process known...


Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

by Paul Greenberg

Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Whereas just three decades ago nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild, rampant overfishing combined with an unprecedented bio-tech...


Cinema and Popular Geo-politics

by Marcus Power

With a detailed range of approaches, this new collection investigates how cinematic narratives can and have been used to portray different political 'threats' and 'dangers'.

Including a range of chapters with...


Clusters in Urban and Regional Development

by ANDREW CUMBERS & Danny McKinnon

Going beyond the celebrated 'hot-spots' of economic development, this book draws upon evidence from a broader range of cities and regions to help fill some important gaps in our knowledge of how clusters operate...


Cities of Pleasure: Sex and the Urban Socialscape

by Alan Collins

This book contains a collection of cutting-edge chapters that explore various connections between urban living, sexuality and sexual desire around the world. The key themes featured address a number of topical...


Gated Communities: International Perspectives

by Rowland Atkinson & Sarah Blandy

This informative volume gathers contemporary accounts of the growth, influences on, and impacts of so-called gated communities, developments with walls, gates, guards and other forms of surveillance.

While gated...


Global Childhoods: Globalization, Development and Young People

by Stuart Aitken

This astute book initiates a broad discussion from a variety of different disciplines about how we place children nationally, globally and within development discourses. Unlike other books of its kind, it does...


Water Management in Megacities

by Cecilia Tortajada, Olli Varis & Asit K. Biswas

Efficient and equitable water, wastewater and stormwater management for the megacities is becoming an increasingly complex task. The special issue will focus on water management in its totality for megacities,...


Mapping Worlds: International Perspectives on Social and Cultural Geographies

by Rob Kitchin

Social and cultural geography is practised by geographers from around the world. However, for various reasons including language and publishing traditions, knowledge of the research being undertaken can often...