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  • Frontiers in Staphylococcus aureus
    Frontiers in <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> NEW
    Edited by Shymaa Enany and Laura E. Crotty Alexander
    ISBN 978-953-51-2982-0,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2981-3,
    232 pages, March, 2017
    Staphylococcus was first recognized as a human pathogen in 1880 and was named for its grape cluster-like appearance. In 1884, Staphylococcus aureus was identified and named for its vibrant golden color, which was later found to be the r ...
  • Wood in Civil Engineering
    Wood in Civil Engineering NEW
    Edited by Giovanna Concu
    ISBN 978-953-51-2986-8,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2985-1,
    248 pages, March, 2017
    Wood is a natural building material: if used in building elements, it can play structural, functional and aesthetic roles at the same time. The use of wood in buildings, which goes back to the oldest of times, is now experiencing a period of strong e ...
  • Melanin
    Melanin NEW
    Edited by Miroslav Blumenberg
    ISBN 978-953-51-2980-6,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2979-0,
    112 pages, March, 2017
    The word melanin refers to dark natural pigments produced by the oxidative degradation of tyrosine, catalyzed by tyrosinase, and polymerized into insoluble granular substance. The main function of melanin is to protect from harmful agents, primarily ...
  • The Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis
    The Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis NEW
    Edited by David Claborn
    ISBN 978-953-51-2972-1,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2971-4,
    174 pages, March, 2017
    Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne, parasitic disease with tremendous variety in presentation, biology, and epidemiology. Any book on this disease must acknowledge the nearly impossible task of providing an exhaustive account of leishmaniasis simply bec ...
  • A Global Scientific Vision - Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung Cancer
    A Global Scientific Vision - Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lung Cancer NEW
    Edited by Marta Adonis
    ISBN 978-953-51-2966-0,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2965-3,
    228 pages, March, 2017
    Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths around the world. This devastating disease takes strength not only in people who smoke but also in poor people that eat polluted food and use heating sources, and in those exposed naturally to toxi ...
  • Superfood and Functional Food - An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization
    Superfood and Functional Food - An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization NEW
    Edited by Viduranga Waisundara and Naofumi Shiomi
    ISBN 978-953-51-2920-2,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2919-6,
    354 pages, March, 2017
    This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on super ...
  • Genetic Diversity
    Genetic Diversity NEW
    Edited by Lidija Bitz
    ISBN 978-953-51-2950-9,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2949-3,
    148 pages, March, 2017
    Genetic diversity is the entire amount of genes and genotypes in a group of organisms and is of vital importance for their adaptation to different living conditions. If, for example, all humans were identical, the extinction of the entire kind could ...
  • Vortex Structures in Fluid Dynamic Problems
    Vortex Structures in Fluid Dynamic Problems NEW
    Edited by Hector Perez-de-Tejada
    ISBN 978-953-51-2944-8,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2943-1,
    278 pages, March, 2017
    The contents of the book cover topics on vortex dynamics in a variety of flow problems and describe observational measurements and their interpretation. The book contains 13 chapters that first include vortices in the earth and planetary sciences rel ...