Schaum's Outline of Immunology

Based on material from 400-600 level Immunology courses, this concise and thorough review of modern concepts in molecular, cellular, and systemic immunology contains over two hundred detailed problems with step-by-step solutions. Taking a problem-solving approach, Schaum's Outline of Immunology is an excellent supplement to any systematic textbook of modern immunology, focusing on the basic tenets of immunology as applied to the dynamics of immune responses and their outcomes, and is perfect for pre-med students who need help in their required immunology courses, as well as for medical and veterinary students who want to update their knowledge.

Microbiological Applications:

The classic resource for undergraduate microbiologz laboratory courses just keeps getting better. The self-contained, clearly illustrated exercises and four-color format make Benson's Microbiological Applications: A Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology the ideal lab manual. Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, Benson assumes no prior organic chemistry course has been taken.

Thinking about Biology

Intended for biology students, this philosophical commentary on biology makes science students' studies more interesting by offering an easy way of studying the philosophy of science, as well as engaging in debates about the social and political implications of biology. It is a unique biology textbook because it adopts an explicitly philosophical approach.

Drug Discovery and Evaluation:

Safety and Pharmacokinetic Assays
Safety asp
ects have become an outstanding issue in the process of drug discovery and development. Until 15 years ago, drug discovery and evaluation was a sequential process starting with the selection of the most active compound from a series of newly synthesized compounds by means of special pharmacological assays. Safety aspects were addressed by pharmacological testing of the selected compound in high doses in tests directed at indications other than the intended indication of the new compound. These tests were followed by pharmacokinetic studies, which were mainly aimed at confirming of a suitable half-life time and at oral activity. Safety aspects relied mostly on toxicity studies, which however gave information on changes of organ structure rather than on organ function.

In Situ Hybridization: Laboratory Companion

Image In situ hybridization is a proven, powerful technique with applications in chromosome and genome analysis, as well as gene expression. Covering a carefully selected range of techniques with immediate and general applications in research and clinical diagnosis, the book starts with genome and DNA mapping, continues through gene expression localization in wholemount and tissue sections, and on to ultrastructural levels. The step-by-step protocols used reflect research in these areas and are all reproducible. .