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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

"A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why." -Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book Review.

Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on...


Wildlife of the Concho Valley

by Terry C. Maxwell

The Concho Valley, named from the abundant mussel shells found in its principal river by seventeenth-century Spanish explorers, occupies a transitional position between the Chihuahuan Desert to the west and...


The Bulb Hunter

by Chris Wiesinger & William C. Welch

Dubbed the Bulb Hunter in a 2006 New York Times feature story, Chris Wiesinger took his passion for bulbs to vacant lots, abandoned houses, cemeteries, and construction sites throughout the South in search of...


Human Rights, Virtue and the Common Good: Untimely Meditations on Religion and Politics

by Father Ernest L. Fortin

Volume Three of Ernest Fortin: Collected Essays discusses the current state of Christianity-especially twentieth-century Catholic Christianity-and the problems with which it has had to wrestle in the midst of...


The Devil's Cormorant: A Natural History

by Richard J. King

A journey through the history, biology, and culture of the misunderstood cormorant


The Future Is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics

by Eric Cohen & William Kristol

This book looks at both the past and the future of the debate over whether there are moral limits to scientific progress and what life will look like in the genetic age.


The Bamboos of the World: Annotated Nomenclature and Literature of the Species and the Higher and Lower Taxa

by D. Ohrnberger

Bamboos constitute one of a few select categories of plants which are taxonomically related, very rich in species and of vital economic and ecological importance. Since the early 20th century the accepted number...


Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

by Sally E. Smith & David J. Read

In nature, the roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil, and therefore in plant nutrition. Thirteen years...


Nitrogen in the Environment: Sources, Problems and Management: Sources, Problems and Management

by R.F. Follett & J.L. Hatfield

Nitrogen in the Environment: Sources, Problems, and Management is the first volume to provide a holistic perspective and comprehensive treatment of nitrogen from field, to ecosystem, to treatment of urban and...


Anatomy of a Scientific Discovery: The Race to Find the Body's Own Morphine

by Jeff Goldberg

In late 1973, scientists John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz spent the majority of their time in an underfunded, obscure, and cramped laboratory in Aberdeen, Sweden. While working on the brains of pigs, the duo...