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  • Prion - An Overview
    Prion - An Overview NEW
    Early Online Release
    Edited by Yusuf Tutar
    ISBN 978-953-51-3002-4,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-3001-7,
    236 pages, March, 2017
    Protein aggregation causes malfunction in several biochemical processes. Genetic and spontaneous formations of these transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are fatal to humans and animals. Conformational change of normal form of the protein to mis ...
  • Advances in Treatment of Hepatitis C and B
    Advances in Treatment of Hepatitis C and B NEW
    Edited by Naglaa Allam
    ISBN 978-953-51-2994-3,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2993-6,
    404 pages, March, 2017
    As in many areas of medicine, treatment of viral hepatitis has seen an acceleration of change driven by new therapies and evolving technology. Thanks to the direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), the era of HCV eradication and cure has begun. As rega ...
  • Human Helminthiasis
    Human Helminthiasis
    Edited by Luis Rodrigo
    ISBN 978-953-51-2954-7,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2953-0,
    156 pages, February, 2017
    Human helminthiasis, known as worm infections, is any macroparasitic disease affecting humans, in which a part of the body is invaded by a lot of worms, known as helminths. They are broadly classified into flukes, tapeworms, and roundworms. Soil-tran ...
  • Current Topics in Malaria
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    Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-2790-1,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2789-5,
    504 pages, November, 2016
    Malaria is still the main vector-borne parasitic disease in the world. Fortunately, elimination of this disease was achieved in multiple countries during the last decades. During the last decade, a significant reduction of malaria in the Americas was ...
  • Steps Forwards in Diagnosing and Controlling Influenza
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    Edited by Manal Mohammad Baddour
    ISBN 978-953-51-2733-8,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2732-1,
    262 pages, October, 2016
    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 3-5 million cases of severe influenza worldwide will result in 250,000-500,000 deaths annually. Collectively, data are shared via the WHO's Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), ...
  • Herpesviridae
    Edited by Jozsef Ongradi
    ISBN 978-953-51-2611-9,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2610-2,
    270 pages, September, 2016
    Herpesviruses are unique among viruses as they encode for a complex self-regulatory system, aggressively invade and persist in the host, evade immune defense, alter all regulatory mechanisms of the macroorganism and modify the replication of heterolo ...
  • Current Topics in Chikungunya
    Current Topics in Chikungunya
    Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
    ISBN 978-953-51-2595-2,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2594-5,
    160 pages, August, 2016
    Chikungunya, an arbovirus, is a major global threat affecting multiple areas of the world, even Europe, but recently (2014 - 2015) with large epidemics in Latin America, causing an important acute and chronic morbidity with a low, but present, mortal ...
  • Ebola
    Edited by Crtomir Podlipnik
    ISBN 978-953-51-2518-1,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2517-4,
    204 pages, August, 2016
    The book Ebola is a relevant resource of knowledge about various aspects of the Ebola virus (EBOV) and the related disease. Many experts from different fields of science and from different parts of the world contributed to the creation of this book. ...