Marine ecosystems offer several benefits to human communities. To make sustainable use of these benefits, it is necessary to elucidate and conserve marine ecology, and strive to maintain a sustainable natural resource management program. For this reason, understanding the diversity and behavior of both macro-ecosystems and micro-ecosystems are crucial.
Monitoring Artificial Materials and Microbes in Marine Ecosystems explores microbial roles and their interaction with artificial materials in marine environments. After starting with simple topics for beginners, chapters explore methods to detect microorganisms in marine ecosystems and interactions of marine organisms with artificial materials. The sequential progression into advanced topics makes it easier to understand how to solve the reduction in marine-ecosystem viability caused by adverse events. Readers are provided with useful information for rehabilitating marine environments to make them sustainable for communities.
Topics such as marine ecosystems and environmental monitoring assessment, methods to detect microorganisms (viruses and bacteria) and evaluate marine environments, interactions between artificial metallic materials and microorganisms in marine environments has been discussed comprehensively.
This book is intended primarily for marine ecologists, microbiologists, environmental engineers, and engineers associated with industrial projects. This book is also useful as a text for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in marine biology, ecology, and microbiology.
About the Editor:
Dr. Toshiyuki Takahashi received his Ph.D. in Biological Science from Hiroshima University (Hiroshima, Japan). He worked as a Researcher at Time Associate Co., Ltd. (Japan), as an Assistant Professor at Keio University (Yokohama, Japan), and as Assistant Professor and as a full-time lecturer at the Miyakonojo National College of Technology (Miyazaki, Japan). Currently, he is an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering of the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Miyokonolo College, Japan. Dr. Takahashi has specifically researched the cross-interaction in symbiosis between host cells and algal symbionts. He has also focused on technological developments using microbes and microalgae. He has published several peer-reviewed publications and chapters of scientific books and has been honored with a number of awards and certificates for his researches. Read full Press Release to find out more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/bsp-mem021920.php
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A book providing comprehensive updates on the current trends in the field of bryology
‘Contemporary Research on Bryophytes’ is edited by Dr Afroz Alam, who received his initial training in bryological research at the Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow – an internationally acclaimed and foremost centre of research in the field of plant sciences in India for nearly eight decades. The book is a phenomenal effort in compiling the diverse aspects of bryology into 12 articles contributed by Indian as well as overseas bryologists specially from Brazil and Pakistan, covering the current status of bryological research in these countries. It highlights the contributions in the conservation of endangered bryophytes through tissue culture, the present status of Antarctic bryology, application of molecular approaches and bioinformatics to study bryophytes besides morphology, taxonomy and bryodiversity. The information provided encompasses both the classical and modern aspects of research in bryology which is beneficial to readers. The book will serve as a reference resource to both the undergraduates and graduates as well as specialized researchers in plant sciences. Read full Press Release to find out more: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-01/bsp-cro011620.php
About the Editor: Dr. Afroz Alam has been involved in teaching and research since the year 2000 in Plant Science, with a focus on Bryology, Plant Systematics and Phytodiversity. He has completed his Ph.D (Botany) from University of Lucknow (India), in 2006, and also qualify National Eligibility Test in 2004. He worked as Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi (India) till 2010. In 2010, he joined the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith as Assistant Professor and is presently working as Associate Professor there. He has about 150 research publications and 10 books to his credit. He has also guided 6 scholars for their doctorate degree. He is a life member of Association for Plant Taxonomy, Indian Bryological Association and Indian Botanical Society. He is also associated with the internationally recognized ‘Banasthali University Rajasthan India’ (BURI) herbarium as a curator.
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Food science is a growing field; Bentham’s new series starts off with a volume about chemical testing in foods
Advances in the Determination of Xenobiotics in Foods is the first volume of the new book series, Current and Future Developments in Food Science. This inaugural volume explains recent developments in the field of xenobiotic determination in food. Readers are introduced to xenobiotic testing techniques through extensive reviews. Chapters also cover details about contaminants coming from food contact materials (such as plasticizers, food additives, polymer monomers/oligomers and non-intentionally added substances), substances used for food processing and sensing (nanoparticles), and residues of pesticides (that can also be present in the final food product). The book also includes information about specific xenobiotics that, due to their global distribution in the environment, are also likely to enter the food chain. Some of them are regulated (persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals) but there are many other types of contaminants (halogenated flame-retardants, perfluorinated compounds and micro- and nanoplastics) that must also be controlled. In addition, some xenobiotics could be present in the final food consumed because of food treatments (acrylamide, furan, heterocyclic aromatic amines, and glycidol esters). Finally, the concluding chapters of the book are devoted to the presence of natural contaminants such as mycotoxins and biogenic amines.
The combination of extensive information of analytical techniques for xenobiotics along with a categorical treatment of food contaminants makes this volume a useful reference for food science and technology students and technicians involved in food safety and processing management roles.
About The Editors:
Belen Gomara is a tenured scientist at the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry of the Institute of Organic Chemistry (IQOG) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). Her research career is focused in the areas of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Food Safety. She is an expert on the development and validation of analytical methodologies for the determination of legislated and emerging-non-legislated persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Her current scientific activity also involves the development of methodologies for the determination of contaminants related to food packaging, such as phthalates and bisphenols.
Maria Luisa Marina is Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). Her research activity is focused on the development of innovative analytical methodologies using capillary chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques for the determination of compounds of interest in the pharmaceutical, environmental and food analysis (including the enantiomeric separation of chiral compounds, the search for biomarkers using metabolomics strategies and the determination of proteins, peptides and amino acids with important applications to the control of the quality and safety of foods and the revalorization of food residues).
The first volume of a new book series on hypertension therapy highlights new avenues for treatment.
While studies of hypertension have been performed worldwide in a variety of epidemiological settings such as diabetes, renal function, obesity and thyroid disorders, there is a need to identify appropriate treatment strategies.
Novel Strategies and Approaches in Hypertension Therapy is the first of volume of the book series Current and Future Developments in Hypertension. The volume introduces the reader to different aspects of hypertension treatment (environmental and occupational factors and different clinical settings that can trigger the disease). The book subsequently delves into special topics related to the use of new diagnostic bio-markers for hypertension patients, treatment of hypertension in endocrine disorders (thyroid disorders and diabetes), nutrition focused approaches to treat the condition, and the use of calcium channel blockers.
This reference book is essential reading for medical professionals involved in the management and care of patients affected with hypertension. Find out more about the book here: https://benthambooks.com/book/9789811422720/
The first volume of this new book series presents reviews of preclinical and clinical studies of selected spices used in cooking. For Further Details, Please Visit Here: https://ebooks.benthamscience.com/book/9781681087511/
Culinary herbs have been used to cure various ailments, such as fever and joint pain as well as aid in wound healing. With the advances in modern technology, it is possible to extract, identify and test different chemical components for their pharmaceutical properties in vitro and in vivo. These studies can also help pharmaceutical researchers develop new natural product based medicines for treating various diseases.
Science of Spices and Culinary Herbs is a compilation of current reviews on studies performed on herbs and spices commonly used in cooking. The series is essential reading for medicinal chemists, herbalists and biomedical researchers interested in the science of natural herbs and spices that are a common part of regional diets and folk medicine.
The first volume of this series brings detailed information about two well-known Asian spices: Turmeric and Saffron. Chapters cover information about the effect of Saffron on the respiratory system, and several reviews on the medicinal (anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory) properties of turmeric and specifically, its most important natural constituent (curcumin). Read full press release to find out more at: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/bsp-utm092519.php
The ‘Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – CNS and Neurological Disorders’ book series published by Bentham eBooks, has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – CNS and Neurological Disorders is a book series that brings updated reviews to readers interested in advances in the development of pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) and other nerve disorders. The scope of the book series covers a range of topics including the medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and biochemistry of contemporary molecular targets involved in neurological and CNS disorders. Reviews presented in the series are mainly focused on clinical and therapeutic aspects of novel drugs intended for these targets. Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – CNS and Neurological Disorders is a valuable resource for pharmaceutical scientists and postgraduate students seeking updated and critical information for developing clinical trials and devising research plans in the field of neurology.
This is not just another textbook about quantum mechanics as it presents quite a novel, axiomatic path from classical to quantum physics. The novelty begins with the description of classical mechanics, which rests on Euler’s and Helmholtz’s rather than Newton’s or Hamilton’s representations. Special attention is paid to the commons rather than to the differences between classical and quantum mechanics. Schrödinger’s 1926 forgotten demands on quantization are taken seriously; therefore, his paradigm ‘quantization as eigenvalue problem’ is replaced with Einstein’s idea of ‘quantization as selection problem’. The Schrödinger equation is derived without any assumptions about the nature of quantum systems, such as interference and superposition, or the existence of a quantum of action, h. The use of the classical expressions for the potential and kinetic energies within quantum physics is justified.
A doubtless benefit of this textbook is its extensive reference to original texts. This includes many details that do not enter contemporary representations of classical mechanics, although these details are essential for understanding quantum physics.
Another benefit consists in that it addresses not only students and scientists, but also teachers and historians; it sheds new light on the history of ideas and notions. The level of mathematics is seldom higher than that of the common (Riemannian) integral. Basic notions and quantities are carefully introduced; steps like “It can be shown, that textellipsis…” or ‘It’s sink or swim’ are successfully avoided.
“From Newton to Planck and even more. The mix of exacting physics, biography and history exhibits its quite own charm and quickly fascinates the reader – in particular, when nowadays physical equations and the historical literature are so masterly interwoven as the paramount historical figures with their epochal works.” (Carsten Hansen, review on buchkatalog.de)
“I would like to express my thank to the author for this book. It contains an impressive and comprehensible derivation and representation of quantum physics. Due to his approach, I have eventually found an approach that is acceptable for me and not purely formal. The way from classical to quantum physics is impressively understood. Using a profound knowledge of the historical literature, including the original texts, the Schroedinger equation is derived through an extension of Euler’s and Helmholtz’s representations of classical mechanics to non-classical systems. It is the concentration on the commons rather than on the differences between classical and quantum systems that makes this approach reasonable. Moreover, this makes the interpretation and meaningfulness of the quantum-mechanical models and concepts clearly visible.” Read out the full version here
This eBook is authored by Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, published on June; this book is authored by Atta-ur-Rahman and M. Iqbal Choudhary; published on May 31, 2019. For Further Details, Please Visit : https://ebooks.benthamscience.com/book/9789811400711/
Frontiers in Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery is a book series devoted to publishing the latest advances in anti-cancer drug design and discovery. In each volume, eminent scientists contribute reviews relevant to all areas of rational drug design and drug discovery including medicinal chemistry, in-silico drug design, combinatorial chemistry, high-throughput screening, drug targets, recent important patents, and structure-activity relationships. The book series should prove to be of interest to all pharmaceutical scientists involved in research in anti-cancer drug design and discovery. The book series is essential reading to all scientists involved in drug design and discovery who wish to keep abreast of rapid and important developments in the field. The tenth volume of the series features chapters covering the following topics:
- Challenges in the Management of Hepatoblastoma
- The Emerging Role of Monocarboxylate Transporter-1 in Cancer
- In-vitro Anti-Proliferative Assays and Techniques Used in Pre-Clinical Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery
- Recent Advances in the Development of Mesoporous Anti-Cancer Drug Nanocarriers
- Polyphenols and Cancer
- Glioblastoma Multiforme
- Cutting Edge Targeting Strategies Utilizing Nanotechnology in Breast Cancer Therapy