Wednesday, 6 January 2016

ScienceDirect eBooks - December 2015

This list includes new ScienceDirect eBook titles published during December 2015 ONLY. Previously featured on the blog were ScienceDirect titles added between January and June 2015 and between July and November 2015

Osteoimmunology : interactions of the immune and skeletal systems, 2nd edition / edited by J. Lorenzo, M. Horowitz, Y. Choi, H. Takayanagi, and G. Schet 

This book "explores the advancements that have been made in the field during the last 40 years, including valuable information on our understanding of the interactions between hematopoietic, immune, and bone cells, now known as the field of osteoimmunology.
This comprehensive work offers the most extensive summaries of research trends in the field and their translation into new therapeutics.

Early chapters deal with the development of osteoblasts, osteoclasts, hematopoietic stem cells, T and B-lymphocytes, and communications between these cellular elements, while later sections contain discussions of the signaling pathways by which RANKL influences osteoclast development and function. Subsequent chapters explore the effects that estrogen has on bone and the immune system, the development of pathologic conditions, and the growing research around osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, the genetics of bone disease, and bone cancer metastasis.
  • Explains the intricate interaction between the immune system and bone
  • Features detailed discussions of the key cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the homeostasis of the individual systems
  • Facilitates greater understanding of osteoimmunologic networks, their environments, and how this understanding leads to better treatments for human diseases involving both systems"

Rowan's primer of EEG, 2nd edition / by L.V. Marcuse, M.C. Fields, and J.Y.J. Yoo

"The new edition of Rowan’s Primer of EEG continues to provide clear, concise guidance on the difficult technical aspects of how to perform and interpret EEGs. Practical yet brief, it is perfectly suited for students, residents, and neurologists alike. Included reference material will be continually useful, even to the experienced epileptologist."

Smile design integrating esthetics and function / edited by B. Millar and J.B. Levene
Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry series, volume 2

"Jonathan B. Levine DMD presents a new volume designed to introduce practitioners to aesthetic dentistry with the goal of safely expanding his or her current scope of ethical dental practice. Richly illustrated in full colour throughout, this beautiful yet practical volume introduces the subject of smile design to the reader with topics ranging from aligners and veneers to space management. Smile Design Integrating Aesthetics and Function will be suitable for dental practitioners worldwide."

See also: Principles and Practice of Esthetic Dentistry (volume 1) and Minimally Invasive Esthetics (volume 2)

Translational medicine : tools and techniques / edited by A. Shahzad 

This book "provides a standardized path from basic research to the clinic and brings together various policy and practice issues to simplify the broad interdisciplinary field. With discussions from academic and industry leaders at international institutions who have successfully implemented translational medicine techniques and tools in various settings, readers will be guided through implementation strategies relevant to their own needs and institutions. The book also addresses regulatory processes in USA, EU, Japan and China. By providing details on omics sciences techniques, biomarkers, data mining and management approaches, case reports from industry, and tools to assess the value of different technologies and techniques, this book is the first to provide a user-friendly go-to guide for key opinion leaders (KOLs), industry administrators, faculty members, clinicians, researchers, and students interested in translational medicine.
  • Includes detailed and standardized information about the techniques and tools used in translational medicine
  • Provides specific industry case scenarios
  • Explains how to use translational medicine tools and techniques to plan and improve infrastructures and capabilities while reducing cost and optimizing resources"

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