Recommended Reading : July, 2012
Providing a comprehensive insight into cellular signaling processes in bacteria, this is the first book to cover intercellular, transmembrane, as well as intra-cellular signaling and its relevance for biofilm formation, differentiation, host pathogen interactions, symbiotic relationships, chemotaxis and various stress responses. In addition, the book deals in detail with principal bacterial signaling mechanisms – making this a valuable resource for all advanced students in microbiology.
Principles of molecular virology provide an easily accessible introduction to modern virology. Focusing on a molecular approach, this classic textbook explains virology in a clear and concise manner. The book explores and explains the fundamentals of virology, including the structure of virus particles and genomes, replication, gene expression infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents. The self-assessment questions, glossary and pronunciation guide provide excellent revision aids and are a handy reference for students, tutors and researchers. The accompanying website contains material to complement and enhance the text, including: interactive self-assessment questions and links to online resources. In addition, the Instructor’s website contains electronic versions of all the diagrams in the book, and updated notes in Microsoft PowerPoint format covering all the chapters.
Public Health Laboratories is designed to prepare individuals to take immediate and leading roles in public health laboratories at the local state and federal level. This resource encompasses all the facets of a modern public health laboratory including: history of PH labs; sections on different testing sections/methods/missions/technologies; personnel issues including education and certifications; different laboratory designs/levels/certifications; biological/chemical terrorism response strategies; coordination with law enforcement/outside agencies; uses of lab data; CLIA/HIPAA/other confidentiality and legal issues; personnel management basics; LIMS and other topics. Perfect for students in the lab already or those about to enter a laboratory.
Pocket consultant : occupational health / T.C. Aw, K. Gardiner, J.M. Harrington ; with contributions from S. Whitaker … [et al.]
Offering a balance of theory and practice, with guides for further reading, this is a clinical guide for the practitioner in the widest sense: physicians, nurses, occupational hygienists, safety officers, environmental, health officers and personnel managers. With coverage of both medicine and hygiene, and including sections on OH law, it is a primer for appropriate courses and provides all that the interested medical student would need to know.
This book describes updated management components of cholera. Effective analysis and integration of this information leads to predictive models on functional aspects of V. cholerae. New directions are available to overcome the emerging and reemerging infectious diseases with the strategic application of many tools and technology. Though cholera is an ancient disease, its perennial occurrence in several parts of the world has attracted many researches to find ways and means to combat the disease. The prevailing seventh pandemic cholera is dominating since 1961, but the dimension of the disease has taken several silhouettes, as the genetic structure and functions of the Vibrio cholerae has changed to a great extent. Several recent studies have shown that transformation of the pathogen at the molecular level has ameliorated several cholera outbreaks and epidemics of with successive new clones of V. cholerae. This comprehensive compilation, written by eminent international researchers reviews the epidemiology of cholera in Africa, Asia, Russia and Latin Americas. The other chapters contributed by acclaimed authors cover various aspects on evolution, polysaccaharide biosynthesis, SXT element, integrons, small molecule signalling systems, flagellar synthesis, filamentous phages, pathogenic role of proteases and hemolysin, and other putative virulence factors. In addition, ecology of V. cholerae and management of cholera were also discussed in detail.