Immunology: Mucosal and Body Surface Defences
2012 PROSE Award, Clinical Medicine: Honorable Mention
The vast majority of medically important pathogens infect their host across a body surface such as the skin, or across a mucosal tissue such as the respiratory tract or intestines, as these sites are the ones exposed to the external environment. By focusing on...
Type 2 Diabetes: Principles and Practice, Second Edition
The incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus have increased dramatically in modernized and developing nations over the past few decades. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this Second Edition responds to the epidemic and supplies a current overview and guide to the management of diabetes in the modern healthcare environment. This...
Healing Herbs: How to Grow, Store, and Maximize Their Medicinal Power
Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years, people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. In these pages, you’ll...
Cell Therapy, Stem Cells and Brain Repair (Contemporary Neuroscience)
As our world continues to evolve, the field of regenerative medicine follows
suit. Although many modern day therapies focus on synthetic and natural
medicinal treatments for brain repair, many of these treatments and
prescriptions lack adequate results or only have the ability to slow the progression
of neurological disease or... Fibrosis Research: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Medicine)
Fibrosis or scar, defined pathologically as inappropriate repair by connective
tissue, is increasingly recognized as an important feature of many chronic
diseases (Table 1), and as such, represents an enormous health burden. The
United States government estimates that 45% of deaths in the United States
can be attributed to...
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