Offers an intriguing, anecdotal assessment of food- and waterborne illnesses “from farm to fork.” It examines how modern technology and traditional views about food safety and food handling can affect consumer safety and it concludes that the responsibility lies with a variety of people, including regulators, food producers, food handlers, and consumers.
Features more than 1,200 illustrations, over 1,500 tables, and more than 3,000 references and covers the history, chemistry, synthesis, mechanisms of action, pharmacology, and efficacy of all antimicrobial agents.
Fully describes the molecular cell biology of the archaea in one accessible and readable volume. The core of the book describes the key to cellular processes such as DNA replication, transcription, translation, lipids and metabolism. This volume details the latest discoveries of the twenty-first century and anticipates new progress expected in the future.
Renamed Manual of Molecular and Clinical Laboratory Immunology, the 7th edition of the Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology continues the tradition of serving as the guide for laboratory directors. All existing chapters have been significantly revised and updated in the 7th edition.
Takes an innovative approach to the dramatic and exciting advances in diagnostic microbiology. A diverse team of editors presents an authoritative and comprehensive cutting-edge text.
In a sweeping thoughtful account, Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World considers the history of twelve important diseases: their impact, their consequences, their costs, and the lessons learned. Examines hemophilia, blight, tuberculosis, cholera, smallpox, bubonic plague, influenza, malaria, yellow fever, syphilis, porphyria, and AIDS.
The inside source on germ defense – from antibiotics and vaccines to health foods and home remedies. Written by internationally respected pediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Harley Rotbart, this book offers an accessible, comprehensive handbook for parents and physicians.
Presents readers with an up-to-date compendium of research in the field of medical mycology. The book measures the impact of genome projects, genetics, and molecular biology on the understanding of a diverse group of pathogenic fungi and explores the potential impact of vaccines and new therapeutic approaches to treatment.
Featuring more than 10,000 references and a text lavishly complemented by over 700 illustrations, this edition is a timely update to the original edition published in 1995. Completely reorganized, the new edition presents a significant overhaul of the existing chapters and introduces important new material, reflective of the major changes and developments that have occurred in the field over the last decade.
This book is an intriguing presentation of the virus-host relationship, as revealed through an examination of host evolution. Starting with prebiotic precursors of life, the book features an engaging discussion of various life forms and how each group has been affected by viruses.