New Book Announcement: An Introduction to Plant Immunity

An Introduction to Plant Immunity is a comprehensive guide to plant immunology and stress response. The book covers the topic in 21 detailed chapters, starting from an introduction to the subject to the latest knowledge about plant disease resistance. The topics covered in the book include plant pathogens, plant diseases, plant immunity, passive defense mechanisms, acquired resistance, molecular genetics of plant immunology, protein function and genetic engineering. Each chapter provides a reader-friendly introduction along with clear sections detailing each topic. Additionally, detailed references for further reading are also provided. The combination of basic and advanced information on plant immunity make this book an essential textbook for students in botany and plant biology courses. Researchers interested in plant genomics and the effects of environmental and microbial interactions on plants will also benefit from this informative reference.

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Differential Settlement due to variation in soil moisture content

What is it about?

The research paper presents findings on differential settlement of reinforced concrete building structure caused by variation of moisture content for foundation soils, a case of Nairobi, Kenya.

Why is it important?

Research findings presented are important for construction sector stakeholders during design and construction of buildings located in areas prone to variation in soil moisture content. The study shows that variation in soil moisture content by over 50% during the building’s lifetime leads to structural failure may lead to collapse of buildings. Read more about the article here: https://bit.ly/3hbkF1R

Assessment practices of Student’s Clinical competences in Nurse Education

What is it about?

Clinical competence in nursing practices includes all the theoretical and clinical knowledge used by the student in a clinical setting. It also involves psychomotor, as well as problem-solving skills. The assessment focuses on evaluating the student’s ability to provide both a safe and a competent care of the patients. However, it requires the use of several assessment methods that must be varied according to the components of the clinical competence. Several studies have revealed that the evaluation of this competency is mostly limited to knowledge testing or the acquisition of technical skills verification

Why is it important?

The results indicates that the majority of participants use a given tool to assess clinical competence; however, using the appropriate tools to evaluate all its components is limited and the assessment tools are not characterized by variety. Read more about the article here: https://bit.ly/3xUV1F2

Press Release: Quasinearly subharmonic functions

Harmonic functions play a crucial role in mathematics. The same is true for a generalized class, for subharmonic functions. In this important area many authors, to mention just a few, Szpilrajn, Radó, Brelot, Lelong, Avanissian, Hervé, and Lieb and Loss, have found it useful to consider more general function classes, namely quasisubharmonic functions, nearly subharmonic functions, and almost subharmonic functions.

The main topic of the book ‘Subharmonic Functions, Generalizations, Holomorphic Functions, Meromorphic Functions, and Properties’ is quasinearly subharmonic functions. This new, quite recently defined class includes quasisubharmonic functions, nearly subharmonic functions and even almost subharmonic functions, at least more or less. Our class has its roots at least in the late fifties. The class of quasinearly subharmonic functions includes, in addition to nearly subharmonic functions, also functions satisfying certain growth conditions, especially certain eigenfunctions, polyharmonic functions, and subsolutions of certain general elliptic equations. Since harmonic functions are included in our class, nonnegative solutions of some elliptic equations are included. In particular, the partial differential equations associated with quasiregular mappings belong to this family of elliptic equations. Though the class of quasinearly subharmonic functions is indeed large, the use of it is justified. With the aid of quasinearly subharmonic functions we are able to simplify and clarify certain proofs of subharmonic functions, and in certain cases to improve the existing results. Examples, among others, are subharmonicity results of separately subharmonic functions, domination condition results for families of subharmonic functions and weighted boundary behavior results of subharmonic functions. Moreover, we give removability results for subharmonic functions, for separately subharmonic functions, for harmonic functions, for separately harmonic functions, and for holomorphic and for meromorphic functions. Read the full Press Release to find out more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/bsp-qsf053121.php

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An Update on the Sedative Agents on Awake Intubation

What is it about?

Airway management

Why is it important?

How to plain a difficult airway

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Psychology of Cinematic Experiences

What is it about?

This book presents a crucial work in the systematic study of educators’ cinematic reflections and to what extent could these be interpreted in terms of the theoretical framework of Habermas’s domains of reflection and discursive acts. The chapters in this volume altogether describe important theoretical developments, data analysis, and significant findings about the importance of popular film in pedagogy.

Why is it important?

This book will be of interest to students, clinicians, researchers and teachers in the realm of psychology, education and pedagogy. Learn more here: https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.2174%25252F97816080581051130101/reader

The earliest evidence of human colonization via the sea

What is it about?

“The First Mariners” is about a series of maritime experiments trying to establish how it was possible for very early humans to cross the open seas in specific parts of the world. It describes these archaeological replication experiments in easily accessible language and provides numerous illustrations.

Why is it important?

Technological solutions provide the best evidence for human abilities in the very distant past, and a measure of their cognitive and cultural development through time. The evidence presented in this volume offers a measure of human capabilities hundreds of thousands of years ago. Learn more here: https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.2174%25252F97816810801921150101/reader

Medicinal Chemistry of Drugs Affecting the Nervous System

What is it about?

This is the second volume of the 4-volume eBook series, “Medicinal Chemistry for Pharmacy Students”. The primary objective of this e-Book series is to educate PharmD students in the area of medicinal chemistry and serve as a reference guide to pharmacists on aspects of chemical basis of drug action. A thorough discussion of key physicochemical parameters of therapeutic agents and how they affect the biochemical, pharmacological, pharmacokinetic processes and clinical use of these agents is the primary focus of the whole book. The rationale for putting together an e-Book of this nature is to equip PharmD students with the scientific basis to competently evaluate, recommend and counsel patients and health care professionals regarding the safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of medications.

Why is it important?

This volume is important to the Pharmacy students to understand the concepts of drug action by applying the chemical and pharmacological principles. The chapters in this volume are designed to guide the students and instructors to review, integrate and apply medicinal chemistry principles of drug action of therapeutic agents. All concepts are illustrated with diagrams or figures, with the keywords highlighted, bulleted or numbered. Wherever needed, special boxes and case studies are included. In addition, each chapter is reinforced with student’s self-study guides and self-assessment question. Special notations are highlighted using call-out boxes for visual effect. Tables and figures are used to augment the text as needed. Learn more here: https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.2174%25252F97898114540731200201/reader

Differences and Implications of Animal Models for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease

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What is it about?

Animal Models for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease

Why is it important?

Importance of several models in experimental Alzheimer’s Disease

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Resettling Refugees in Rural Areas: Africans, Burmese, Bhutanese and Afghans in the Riverina NSW, Australia

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What is it about?

The chapter highlights some of the salient issues for new immigrants from a refugee background in the Riverina region of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. This research found refugee immigrants appreciate the lifestyle and opportunities offered in rural Australia, but experienced difficulties related to limited services compared with metropolitan centres.

Why is it important?

The Research recommends that while refugees and migrants can play a role in arresting the decline of the rural areas, there needs to be careful planning so their needs are met. Without this then in the long term they will also leave and move to metropolitan areas.

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