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Phosphate and Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease

by M.S. Razzaque

The enormous progress made during the last decade has resulted in a better conceptual understanding of mineral ion metabolism in general. With regard to chronic kidney disease, the two most affected nutrients...


Innate Immunity: Resistance and Disease-Promoting Principles

by G. Hartmann & H. Wagner

Our understanding of the complex innate immune response is increasing rapidly. Its role in the protection against viral or bacterial pathogens is essential for the survival of an organism. However, it is equally...


Translational Medicine - What, Why and How: An International Perspective

by B. Alving, K. Dai & S.H.H. Chan

This book is the first to provide an aerial view, as well as detailed information, on 'how' activities in translational medicine are under development in countries such as the USA, China, the UK, and Taiwan....


Cell/Tissue Injury and Cytoprotection/Organoprotection in the Gastrointestinal Tract

by L.P. Filaretova & K. Takeuchi

In recent years, there have been significant advances both in understanding the mechanisms involved in gastrointestinal mucosal injury and protection, as well as in the development of successful strategies for...


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...


The Sacred In-Between Barrie

by Thomas Barrie

For anyone interested in sacred architecture, this book offers an extraordinary insight into the extraordinary buildings and the forces behind them. Examining the contexts, approaches and understandings of the...


Matls & Meaning in Comtemp Jap Arch: Tradition and Today

by Dana Buntrock

An examination of how tradition can be incorporated into contemporary Japanese architecture, considering the work of five Japanese architects: Fumihiko Maki, Terunobu Fujimori, Ryoji Suzuki, Kengo Kuma, and...


SPATIAL RECALL TREIB: Memory in Architecture and Landscape

by Marc Treib

Essays from internationally renowned contributors give a variety of perspectives of the role of memory in the built environment; how we have read it in the past, and how we can create it in the future. Essays...


Intro to Environmental Impact Asses

by John Glasson, Riki Therivel & Andrew Chadwick

This is a comprehensive, clearly structured and readable overview of the subject, and a fourth edition of the book that has established itself as the leading introduction to EIA.

This edition has comprehensive...