This completely revised and updated review book consolidates the most important clinical issues that medical students need to know to be prepared for questions on USMLE Step 1. The book reviews key cell biology concepts needed to study molecular biology, and reviews the key concepts of molecular biology necessary for clinical medical practice, Flow charts provide a clear overview of molecular biology techniques and how they are applied in medicine. A chapter on understanding the research literature provides a solid background in molecular biology protocol so that students can understand the purpose and thinking behind published research articles.
The over 10,000 entries in this comprehensive Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology provide clear and concise definitions for anyone working in life sciences today. It incorporates related terms from neuroscience, genetics, microbiology, immunology, pathology, and physiology. This fourth revised edition reflects the enormous changes brought about by the explosion of new technologies, especially high throughput approaches and functional genomics. As a result, this edition is over 30% larger than the previous edition, with 3400 new entries. As with the prior edition, additions are reflective of online search queries performed by users of the dictionary. The entries in this authoritative work have been widely praised for their clarity, brevity, and accuracy throughout. The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology features numerous tables and other useful features. * Thoroughly revised and expanded by over 30% with 3400 new entries * Expanded coverage of areas greatly impacted by genomics * Includes new terms that relate to the recent elucidation of underlying mechanisms of cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, relationship between mitochondria and disease, metabolic control, and stem cell biology * Consistently provides the most complete short definitions of technical terminology for anyone working in life sciences today * Extensively cross-referenced * Provides multiple definitions, notes on word origins, and other useful features
The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology provides straightforward definitions for over 7,000 terms in the exciting and fast moving fields of modern cell and molecular biology. It is aimed at students and professional biologists who encounter new terms in this expanding area. 2000 new entries bringing the total to 7000 entries Obsolete terms have been dropped and old ones revised Wider coverage of relevant molecular and neurobiological terms Each entry has short, clear definitions that will be easily understood by people at all levels and from a diverse range of backgrounds More comprehensive cross-referencing of synonyms and from the text Presentation of certain information in tabular format for clearer and easier reference New tabular material Third edition is nearly double the size of the first edition Content reflects suggestions and comments from readers and users of the on-line version of the second edition Handy appendices section at back of book Builds on the success of the first and second editions which were both highly praised and received many glowing reviews
Molecular Biology, Third Edition, provides a thoroughly revised, invaluable resource for college and university students in the life sciences, medicine and related fields. This esteemed text continues to meet the needs of students and professors by offering new chapters on RNA, genome defense, and epigenetics, along with expanded coverage of RNAi, CRISPR, and more ensuring topical content for a new class of students. This volume effectively introduces basic concepts that are followed by more specific applications as the text evolves. Moreover, as part of the Academic Cell line of textbooks, this book contains research passages that shine a spotlight on current experimental work reported in Cell Press articles. These articles form the basis of case studies found in the associated online study guide that is designed to tie current topics to the scientific community. Contains new chapters on non-coding RNA, genome defense, epigenetics and epigenomics Features new and expanded coverage of RNAi, CRISPR, genome editing, giant viruses and proteomics Includes an Academic Cell Study Guide that ties all articles from the text with concurrent case studies Provides an updated, ancillary package with flashcards, online self-quizzing, references with links to outside content, and PowerPoint slides with images
A clearly written presentation of the structure and function of cells in plants, microbes, and animals. Discusses current tools and techniques of cell biology as well as major experiments that led to our present understanding of the field. Topics include the chemical composition, microscopic structure, and arrangement of cell organelles; basic chemical and biochemical reactions that occur in these parts; the energetics of cell reactions; and biomechanical and photochemical reactions. This edition is updated with the latest developments, such as research on ATP bonding during muscle contraction and the latest information on RNA transcription. Extensive, imaginative illustrations will enhance students' comprehension of the concepts explored.
The Fifth edition finds the text of The Central Nervous System thoroughly updated and revised, better equipping students with essential information in the field of clinical neuroscience. This text, reviewed to reflect new information as well as understanding of student needs for critical thinking, contains the systematic, in-depth coverage of topics of great clinical interest. This text seamlessly integrates data from all fields of neuroscience as well as clinical neurology and psychology. This textbook presents the functional properties of clinically-relevant disorders by incorporating data from molecular biology to clinical neurology. Key Features of the Fifth Edition Include... · Chapters knit together by numerous cross-references and explanations, helping the reader to connect data. · Carefully selected full color line drawings of the complexities of the nervous system. · Extensive use of text-boxes provides in-depth material without disturbing the flow of reading. · Provides a crucial list of references for further reading. While most neurological textbooks are cobbled together by multiple authors on a variety of topics within the field, Dr. Brodal pulls together a cohesive and comprehensive guide to neuroscience. This book reflects Dr. Brodal's concise and easy-to-read style, encouraging reflection and critical thinking in established facts and scientific conjecture. This is the perfect reference for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students alike.
As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.
The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.
This book explains the essential principles, processes and methodology of cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. It reflects upon the significant advances in cell biology such as motor proteins, intracellular traffic and targeting of proteins, signalling pathways, receptors, apoptosis, aging and cancer. It also discusses certain current topics such as history of life (origin of life), archaebacteria, split genes, exon shuffling, gene silencing, RNA interference, miRNA, siRNA and recombinant DNA technology, etc.