Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines.
As you worked your way through high school, or otherwise worked to prepare
yourself for college, you were probably unaware that an information
explosion was taking place in the field of biology. This explosion, brought on
by advances in biotechnology and communicated by faster, more powerful
computers, has allowed scientists to gather data more quickly and disseminate
data to colleagues in the global scientific community with the click of a
The Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics (BSB) 2008 was held at Santo
Andr´e (S˜ao Paulo), Brazil, August 28–30, 2008. BSB 2008 was the third symposium
in the BSB series, although BSB was preceded by the Brazilian Workshop
on Bioinformatics (WOB). This previous event had three consecutive editions in
2002 (Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul), 2003 (Maca´e, Rio de Janeiro), and 2004
(Bras´ılia, Distrito Federal). The change from workshop to symposium reflects
the increasing quality and interest behind this meeting.
The past decade has seen the field of proteomics expand from a highly technical endeavor to a widely utilized technique. The objective of this book is to highlight the ways in which proteomics is currently being employed to address issues in the biological sciences. Although there have been significant advances in techniques involving the utilization of proteomics in biology, fundamental approaches involving basic sample visualization and protein identification still represent the principle techniques used by the vast majority of researchers to solve problems in biology.
This strategic lab guide explores the current methodological variety of molecular biology and genomics in a simple manner, addressing the assets and drawbacks as well as critical points. It also provides short and precise summaries of routine procedures as well as listings of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods.This lab book illustrates ways out of experimental dead ends and teaches a feeling for doing the right experiment at the right time.
Biological Risk Engineering — Infection Control and Decontamination provides a compendium of biological risk management information. Biological risk is of concern to us all. The biological risks we face vary and include biological contamination within our environment and, more personally, biological risk to ourselves through disease or the potential for disease.
This book deals with a subset of biological risk agents defined as bacteria, molds, yeasts, viruses, and prions. The term biologicals refers to these agents.
Bioinformatics ? Biology and Computers ? What do they have to do with each other?
I suppose that this question could have been raised even in 19th century when
technologies of computers and biology were just emerging. At one city in France the
great Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was studying how fermentation of alcohol was
linked to the existence of a specific microorganism. In another city in England,
equally great Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was oiling his Analytical Engine in which
Ada Lovelace, a mathematician who understood Babbage's vision, was trying to
calculate the Bernoulli numbers.
This is the first book to cover the history, structure, and application of atomic force microscopy in cell biology. Presented in the clear, well-illustrated style of the Methods in Cell Biology series, it introduces the atomic force microscope (AFM) to its readers and enables them to tap the power and scope of this technology to further their own research. A practical laboratory guide for use of the atomic force and photonic force microscopes, it provides updated technology and methods in force spectroscopy.
The success of the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles revealed a need for
broad but comprehensive reviews of recent major advances in sea turtle biology. At
that time, book size constraints as well as the fast-paced changes in some fields
dictated that this need could be only partially addressed in a single volume. Many
important topics were not covered and were left for future volumes. Volume II
emphasizes practical aspects of biology that relate to sea turtle management and
changes in marine and coastal ecosystems....
Immediately after the first drafts of the human genome sequence were reported almost
a decade ago, the importance of genomics and functional genomics studies became
well recognized across the broad disciplines of biological sciences research.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 66. Stem Cell Biology
Stem Cell Biology: Introduction
Stem cell biology is a relatively new field that explores the characteristics and possible clinical applications of the different types of pluripotential cells that serve as the progenitors of more differentiated cell types. In addition to potential therapeutic applications (Chap. 67), patient-derived stem cells can also provide disease models and a means to test drug effectiveness.
Over the last three decades, knowledge on the molecular biology of human cancers has vastly expanded. A host of genes and proteins involved in cancer development and progression have been defined and many mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and even tissue level have been, at least partly, elucidated. Insights have also been gained into the molecular mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis by chemical, physical, and biological agents and into inherited susceptibility to cancer. Accordingly, Part I of the book presents many of the molecules and mechanisms generally important in human cancers.
This book is a response to that need for a synthesis. It contains 17 chapters, each prepared by authors who are internation- ally recognized for their knowledge and expertise in a particular area of soil/plant biology.
Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 67. Applications of Stem Cell Biology in Clinical Medicine
Applications of Stem Cell Biology in Clinical Medicine: Introduction Organ damage and the resultant inflammatory responses initiate a series of repair processes, including stem cell proliferation, migration, and differentiation, often in combination with angiogenesis and remodeling of the extracellular matrix. Endogenous stem cells in tissues such as liver and skin have a remarkable ability to regenerate the organs, whereas heart and brain have a much more limited capability for self-repair.
Introduction to molecular biology…(…in one hour!!) Stephen Edwards Overview. Overview of the cell Different sizes/functions Organised structure Bacterial genetics are different Eukaryotic cell DNA ontained in the nucleus Arranged in 22.
Mời các bạn cùng tham khảo tiếp phần 2 của cuốn sách The language of Chemistry, Food and Biological Technology in English (ngôn ngữ tiếng anh chuyên ngành công nghệ hóa học, công nghệ thực phẩm và công nghệ sinh học) do GS.TS. Nguyễn Thị Hiền làm chủ biên để nắm bắt thêm những thông tin kiến thức về: Grammar, The exercises, Vocabulary, Reading chemical and mathematical signs and Formulas,... Mời các bạn cùng tham khảo để nắm bắt nội dung chi tiết của cuốn sách.
This book is intended to be a presentation of alkaloids from chemical, biological
and ecological points of view. It is a text for chemists, biologists and ecologists
alike. However, the intended audience of this work is not limited to scientists,
teachers and other present and future specialists. In fact, I wrote this book
because I felt the need for it as a university educator and as a scientific enthusiast
on the subject.
Cell biology studies the structural and physiological properties of cells, including their behaviors, interactions, and environment. This is done on both the microscopic and molecular levels, for single-celled organisms such as bacteria as well as the specialized cells in multicellular organisms such as humans. Understanding the structure and function of cells is fundamental to all of the biological sciences. The similarities and differences between cell types are particularly relevant to molecular biology....