Archive for the 'biotechnology' Category

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Friday, July 11, 2008

By Don Nardo

Call Number: QR406 .N37 2007

No Description Available

Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook

Friday, July 11, 2008

By Sandra J. Judd (editor)

Call Number: RC806 .G37 2006

Gastrointestinal Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, Second Edition provides readers with updated health information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the esophagus, stomach, intestines, appendix, gall bladder, liver, and pancreas. It also describes how the gastrointestinal tract can be affected by food intolerances, infectious diseases, and various cancers. The structure and function of the digestive system, common diagnostic methods, medical treatments, surgical procedures, and current research initiatives are described. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and directory of resources for further help and information.

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child

Thursday, June 26, 2008

by Robert W. Sears, MD, FAAP

Call Number: RJ240 .S42 2007

Sears, coauthor of several books in the Sears Parenting series, addresses one of today’s most controversial and worrisome questions. Sears’ goal is “to give you a balanced look at pros and cons of vaccination so that you can make an educated decision.” Sears does not advocate for or rail against vaccination, stating it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing decision-there are choices. The first 12 chapters discuss each vaccination in the childhood series, providing explanation of the relative disease, how the vaccine is made and points to assess a child’s at-risk level when considering if the vaccine is necessary. Sears does offer guidance for those who are indecisive, offering his opinion based on clinical experience and 13 years of research taken from product inserts, pediatric reference books, articles and databases. Additional chapters illuminate more controversial aspects of the debate, such as how vaccine safety is researched and what the findings are, side effects and how to minimize them, common myths and questions. As always, Sears’ tone puts readers at ease as he clearly explains medical terms and elucidates debates. (Description by Publishers Weekly)

Practical Interfacing in the Labratory: Using a PC for Instrumentation, Data Analysis, and Control

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Stephen E. Derenzo

This practical text describes how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments. Stephen Derenzo clearly explains how to design electronic circuits and write computer programs to sense, analyze and display real-world quantities, including displacement, temperature, force, sound, light, and biomedical potentials. He includes numerous laboratory exercises and appendices that provide practical information on microcomputer architecture and interfacing, including complete circuit diagrams and component lists. A very basic knowledge of electronics is assumed, making the book ideal for college-level laboratory courses and for practicing engineers and scientists (

Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

8711700.gifby Pamela C. Champe, Richard A. Harvey, Denise R. Ferrier

General Collection QP514.2 .C48 2005

“Now in full color, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry, Third Edition, enables rapid review and assimilation of large amounts of complex information about the essentials of medical biochemistry. As in previous editions, Lippincott’s Illustrated Review: Biochemistry features an outline format, over 600 illustrations, cross-references to other titles in the series and over 100 USMLE-style questions.” Students who are preparing for standard courses or examinations (USMLE, COMPLEX, ECFMG) will find this work “must read” material to master biochemistry essentials. (, from the publisher)

MedGadget: internet journal of emerging medical technologies

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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