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The current worldwide AIDS crisis is about 20 years old, but the disease itself is much older. In fact, AIDS is only the latest chapter in the evolution of the complex retrovirus we call HIV. Where was HIV lurking before it emerged in the early 1980s? There is some evidence that the Western strain of HIV arose in Europe as early as 1939. There is even more evidence that HIV is a direct descendant of a virus which has long infected certain African apes... more...

Approximately eight percent of our DNA contains retroviral sequences that are millions of years old. Through engaging stories of scientific discovery, Anna Marie Skalka explains our evolving knowledge of these ancient denizens of the biosphere and how this understanding has significantly advanced research in genetic engineering, gene delivery systems, and precision medicine. Discovering Retroviruses begins with the pioneer... more...

In this fully revised and updated edition, the editors have integrated a completely new set of contributions from the leading researchers in the field to describe the latest research in evolutionary medicine, providing a fresh summary of this rapidly expanding field 10 years after its predecessor was first compiled. It continues to adopt a broad approach to the subject, drawing on medically relevant research from evolutionary genetics, human behavioral... more...

A number of chronic respiratory diseases including chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis are characterized by mucus hypersecretion. Following damage to the airway epithelium, a repair process of dedifferentiation, regenerative proliferation and redifferentiation takes place that is invariably accompanied by mucus hypersecretion as a key element in the host defence mechanism. In chronic respiratory diseases, however, excessive... more...

A concise yet complete overview of the treatment of cardiovascular instability in the critically ill patient. The authors consider all aspects, ranging from basic physiology and pathophysiology to diagnostic tools and established and novel forms of therapy. The whole is rounded off with an integration of these principles into a series of clinically relevant scenarios.


" ""This is an excellent reference for those caring for clients with HIV/AIDS. I strongly recommend this book."" --Doody's HIV/AIDS is no longer a certain death sentence. Patients fighting the chronic symptoms of HIV/AIDS are now living longer, fuller lives due to recent scientific and pharmaceutical breakthroughs. As a result, the new generation of caregivers must keep pace with cutting-edge, evidence-based practices to better... more...

This book discusses the role of placebos and nocebos in the treatment of headache disorders. These disorders are usually treatable, but safety and tolerability issues mean that available preventive treatments have often limited success, even in the right hands – one in five patients treated with a migraine preventive pharmaceutical agent discontinues treatment for those reasons. The nocebo effect plays a role here, with patients’... more...

Connecting an abnormal physical exam to a possible genetic condition is a daunting and inexact task for any physician, be they a primary care provider, non-geneticist specialist, or fellowship-trained geneticist. Comprising 31 clinical protocols from the world's foremost clinical geneticists, Signs and Symptoms of Genetic Conditions provides a practical manual for the diagnosis and management of common human genetic conditions based on their... more...

This book provides a comprehensive overview on Transcranial  Direct  Current  Stimulation (tDCS) and the clinical applications of this promising technique. Separated into three parts, the book begins with basic principles, mechanisms and approaches of tDCS. This is followed by a step-by-step practicum,  methodological considerations and  ethics and professional conduct pertaining to this novel technique.... more...

by J. Vos
W. French Anderson, M.D. The publication of this book comes at an opportune time for the young field of human gene therapy. After a decade of long struggle at the laboratory bench and many long hours under the harsh lights of the federal review process, gene therapy has emerged as a legitimate scientific discipline. It is now time to move away from the period of questioning whether gene therapy will be a useful part of the physician armamentarium to... more...