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Origin and Evolution of Viruses

by Esteban Domingo, Colin R. Parrish & John J. Holland

New viral diseases are emerging continuously. Viruses adapt to new environments at astounding rates. Genetic variability of viruses jeopardizes vaccine efficacy. For many viruses mutants resistant to antiviral...


Systems Science and Modeling for Ecological Economics

by Alexey A. Voinov

Modeling is a key component to sciences from mathematics to life science, including environmental and ecological studies. By looking at the underlying concepts of the software, we can make sure that we build...


Fundamental Neuroscience

by Larry Squire, Floyd E. Bloom & Nicholas C. Spitzer

Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience. Addressing instructor and student feedback on the previous edition,...


Killing Public Higher Education: The Arms Race for Research Prestige

by David L. Stocum

This is an opinion piece from a highly qualified professor of science who has served in administration highlights the need for reform in our public higher education research institutions.  In this well-researched...


Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth

by Richard Fortey

By one of Britain's most gifted scientists: a magnificently daring and compulsively readable account of life on Earth (from the "big bang" to the advent of man), based entirely on the most original of all sources--the...


Snowball Earth: The Story of a Maverick Scientist and His Theory of the Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life As We Know It

by Gabrielle Walker

Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet from the poles to the equator? In Snowball Earth, gifted writer Gabrielle Walker has crafted an intriguing global adventure story,...


Elsevier's Dictionary of Reptiles

by Murray Wrobel

This dictionary gives an overview of the English, German, French and Italian names of reptiles.

The basic table contains the scientific names of families, genera, species and some sub-species with their identified...


Guide to Texas Grasses

by Robert B. Shaw & Paul Montgomery

In this new, complete Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world’s most economically...


Chapter 02, Bone Matrix and Mineralization

by Francis Glorieux

This chapter provides an overview on the composition of the extracellular matrix of bone and discusses the matrix mineralization, and how proteins in the matrix are thought to regulate the process. The organic...


Chapter 04, Postnatal Bone Growth: Growth Plate Biology, Bone Formation, and Remodeling

by Francis Glorieux

Intramembranous ossification is responsible for the formation of most of the craniofacial elements that are briefly discussed in this chapter. The long bones of the axial skeleton (vertebrae and ribs) and the...


Chapter 07, Phosphate Homeostasis Regulatory Mechanisms

by Francis Glorieux

This chapter reviews the physiology of Pi homeostasis and the regulatory mechanisms. A major function of bone is to provide mechanical support for the entire body. This is achieved by mineralization of an extracellular...


Chapter 11, Fetal Mineral Homeostasis

by Francis Glorieux

Much of normal calcium and bone homeostasis in the adult can be explained by the interactions of parathyroid hormone (PTH), 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol), fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23), calcitonin,...


Laboratory Methods in Cell Biology: Imaging: Methods in Cell Biology

by P. Michael Conn

Cell biology spans among the widest diversity of methods in the biological sciences.  From physical chemistry to microscopy, cells have given up with secrets only when the questions are asked in the right way!...


International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology

by Kwang W. Jeon

International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology--both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic...


Fish Physiology: Euryhaline Fishes: Fish Physiology Vol 32

by Stephen D. Mccormick, Anthony Peter Farrell & Colin J. Brauner

The need for ion and water homeostasis is common to all life. For fish, ion and water homeostasis is an especially important challenge because they live in direct contact with water and because of the large...


G Protein Coupled Receptors: Structure

by P. Michael Conn

This new volume of Methods in Enzymology continues the legacy of this premier serial by containing quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. This volume covers G protein coupled receptors and includes...


G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Energy Homeostasis and Obesity Pathogenesis

by Ya-Xiong Tao

Obesity is an epidemic with enormous health, economic and social burdens. Current drugs for obesity treatment are far from ideal in terms of efficacy and side effects. Reviews in this volume of Progress in Molecular...


The Mythology of Evolution

by Chris Bateman

This book liberates evolution from misrepresentative scientific myths to find a more nuanced vision of life that shows how advantages persist, trust is beneficial, and the diversity of species emerges.


Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind

by Nikolas Rose & Joelle M. Abi-Rached

The brain sciences are influencing our understanding of human behavior as never before, from neuropsychiatry and neuroeconomics to neurotheology and neuroaesthetics. Many now believe that the brain is what makes...


Wildlife on the Wind

by Bruce L. Smith

In the heart of Wyoming sprawls the ancient homeland of the Eastern Shoshone Indians, who were forced by the U.S. government to share a reservation in the Wind River basin and flanking mountain ranges with their...