Books in the Series:
Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology
Gopinadhan Paliyath, Jayasankar Subramanian, Loong-Tak Lim, K. S. Subramanian, Avtar K. Handa, Autar K. Mattoo
January 2019, Wiley-Blackwell
Revised and updated, the second edition of Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology explores the most recent developments in postharvest biology and nanotechnology. Since the publication of the first edition, there has been an increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions. The contributors — noted experts in the field — review the improved technologies that maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This second edition contains new strategies that can be implemented to remedy food security issues, including but not limited to phospholipase D inhibition technology and ethylene inhibition via 1-MCP technology.
The text offers an introduction to technologies used in production practices and distribution of produce around the world, as well as the process of senescence on a molecular and biochemical level. The book also explores the postharvest value chain for various produce, quality evaluation techniques, and the most current nanotechnology applications. This important resource:
- Expands on the first edition to explore in-depth postharvest biology with emphasis on developments in nanotechnology;
- Contains contributions from leaders in the field;
- Includes the most recent advances in postharvest biology and technology, including but not limited to phospholipase D and 1-MCP technology;
- Puts the focus on basic science as well as technology and practical applications;
- Applies a physiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology approach to the subject.
Written for crop science researchers and professionals, horticultural researchers, agricultural engineers, food scientists working with fruits and vegetables, Postharvest Biology and Nanotechnology, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, with a grounding in the basic science with the technology and practical applications.
Evidence-Based Evolutionary Medicine
John S. Torday, Neil W. Blackstone, Virender K. Rehan
May 2018, Wiley-Blackwell
Evidence-Based Evolutionary Medicine offers a comprehensive review of the burgeoning field of evolutionary medicine and explores vital topics such as evolution, ecology, and aging as they relate to mainstream medicine. The text integrates Darwinian principles and evidence-based medicine in order to offer a clear picture of the underlying principles that reflect how and why organisms have evolved on a cellular level.
The authors — noted authorities in their respective fields — address evolutionary medicine from a developmental cell-molecular perspective. They explore the first principles of physiology that explain the generation of existing tissues, organs, and organ systems. The text offers an understanding of the overall biology as a vertically integrated whole, from unicellular to multicellular organisms. In addition, it addresses clinical diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, both traditional and cell homeostatic. This groundbreaking text:
- Offers a much-needed, logical, and fundamental approach to biology and medicine;
- Provides a clear explanation of complex physiology and pathophysiology;
- Integrates topics like evolution, ecology and aging into mainstream medicine, making them more relevant;
- Contains the first evidence-based text on evolutionary medicine.
Written for medical and graduate students in biology, physiology, anatomy, endocrinology, reproductive biology, medicine, pathology, systems biology, this vital resource offers a unique text of both biology as an integrated whole with universal properties; and of medicine seeing the individual as a whole, not an inventory of parts and diseases.
Building Brains: An Introduction to Neural Development, Second Edition
David J. Price, Andrew P. Jarman, John O. Mason, Peter C. Kind
Nov 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
Building Brains: An Introduction to Neural Development, Second Edition describes how brains construct themselves, from simple beginnings in the early embryo to become the most complex living structures on the planet. It explains how cells first become neural, how their proliferation is controlled, what regulates the types of neural cells they become, how neurons connect to each other, how these connections are later refined under the influence of neural activity, and why some neurons normally die. This student-friendly guide stresses and justifies the generally-held belief that a greater knowledge of how nervous systems construct themselves will help us find new ways of treating diseases of the nervous system that are thought to originate from faulty development, such as autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, and schizophrenia.
Neurobiological Basis of Migraine
Turgay Dalkara, Michael A. Moskowitz
May 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
Neurobiological Basis of Migraine provides focused but broad-ranging coverage on the neurobiological mechanisms of migraine headaches. First, the pathways and networks mediating the headache, underlying physiological mechanisms, characteristics of visceral pain, and concept of dural neurogenic inflammation are introduced. This background paves the way for understanding mechanisms sustaining head pain and photophobia, which are complemented by reviews of pharmacology and recently discovered novel treatments of the migraine headache. These basic chapters are followed by clinical and genetic information about migraine that provide the links to concepts such as cortical spreading depression (CSD), ion channels, transporters, and epilepsy. Exciting recent developments on the migraine mutations discovered and their role in CSD and the role of CSD in aura and trigeminal activation (headache) are also introduced.