Biodiversity and Biomedicine

Biodiversity and Biomedicine
Author: Munir Ozturk,Dilfuza Egamberdieva,Milica Pešić
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN 10: 0128223707
ISBN 13: 9780128223703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Biomedicine Book Review:

Biodiversity and Biomedicine: Our Future provides a new outlook on Earth’s animal, plant, and fungi species as vital sources for human health treatments. While there are over 10 million various species on the planet, only 2 million have been discovered and named. This book identifies modern ways to incorporate Earth’s species into biomedical practices and emphasizes the need for biodiversity conservation. Written by leading biodiversity and biomedical experts, the book begins with new insights on the benefits of biologically active compounds found in fungi and plants, including a chapter on the use of wild fruits as a treatment option. The book goes on to discuss the roles of animals, such as amphibians and reptiles, and how the threatened presence of these species must be reversed to conserve biodiversity. It also discusses marine organisms, including plants, animals, and microbes, as essential in contributing to human health. Biodiversity and Biomedicine: Our Future is a vital source for researchers and practitioners specializing in biodiversity and conservation studies. Students in natural medicine and biological conservation will also find this useful to learn of the world’s most bio-rich communities and the molecular diversity of various species. Presents new developments in documenting and identifying species for biodiversity conservation and ethical considerations for biodiversity research Examines biodiversity as an irreplaceable resource for biomedical breakthroughs using available species for medical research Discusses challenges and opportunities for biodiversity protection and research in biosphere reserves

Biodiversity and Human Health

Biodiversity and Human Health
Author: Francesca Grifo,Joshua Rosenthal
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1997-02
ISBN 10: 9781559635004
ISBN 13: 1559635002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Human Health Book Review:

Biodiversity and Human Health brings together leading thinkers on the global environment and biomedicine to explore the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity.

Emanations from the Rainforest

Emanations from the Rainforest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924101435604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Anthropology of Biomedicine

An Anthropology of Biomedicine
Author: Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN 10: 1444357905
ISBN 13: 9781444357905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Anthropology of Biomedicine Book Review:

An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics Develops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity Makes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approach Integrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times on Uses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domains Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology

Perspectives in Translational Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine

Perspectives in Translational Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine
Author: Ena Ray Banerjee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 9811058709
ISBN 13: 9789811058707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives in Translational Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicine Book Review:

This book is a collation of translational research outcomes in the area of life research, which was formerly used mainly for academic pursuits. The studies described focus on innovative interdisciplinary approaches to unraveling problems in life sciences and biomedicine using biodiversity exploration and green technology. The techniques and models presented offer a ready reckoner for researchers in academic institutions and industry, and also provide valuable insights into fundamental research. The book discusses topics such as tissue engineering to create lineage-specific cells for tissue-specific regeneration; how combination cultures of commensalistic bacteria can help boost immunity; development of functional food from natural products from plant, animal, and microbial sources in the nutraceuticals domain; as well as synthesis and mechanisms in nanomedicine and nanoscaffolds in biomedicine. The studies and discourses described touch upon topics that explore biodiversity for the development of disease models, toxicity studies, developmental studies, and harvesting of bioactive compounds for alternative income generation and poverty alleviation, and as a result, bring about economic and ecologic sustainability. This multidimensional and multidisciplinary book focuses on tissue-specific targeting by nanodrugs, development of bioengineering formats for cell- based, nutraceutical-based, functional-food-based and antibody-based green therapy designed tackle multifaceted diseases and syndromes.

Never Home Alone

Never Home Alone
Author: Rob Dunn
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 154164574X
ISBN 13: 9781541645745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Home Alone Book Review:

A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn introduces us to the nearly 200,000 species living with us in our own homes, from the Egyptian meal moths in our cupboards and camel crickets in our basements to the lactobacillus lounging on our kitchen counters. You are not alone. Yet, as we obsess over sterilizing our homes and separating our spaces from nature, we are unwittingly cultivating an entirely new playground for evolution. These changes are reshaping the organisms that live with us -- prompting some to become more dangerous, while undermining those species that benefit our bodies or help us keep more threatening organisms at bay. No one who reads this engrossing, revelatory book will look at their homes in the same way again.

Biodiversity and Health

Biodiversity and Health
Author: Serge Morand,Claire Lajaunie
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 0081011679
ISBN 13: 9780081011676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Health Book Review:

There is a gap between the ecology of health and the concepts supported by international initiatives such as EcoHealth, One Health or Planetary Health; a gap which this book aims to fill. Global change is accelerated by problems of growing population, industrialization and geopolitics, and the world’s biodiversity is suffering as a result, which impacts both humans and animals. However, Biodiversity and Health offers the unique opportunity to demonstrate how ecological, environmental, medical and social sciences can contribute to the improvement of human health and wellbeing through the conservation of biodiversity and the services it brings to societies. This book gives an expansive and integrated overview of the scientific disciplines that contribute to the connection between health and biodiversity, from the evolutionary ecology of infectious and non-infectious diseases to ethics, law and politics. Presents the first book to give a broad and integrated overview of the scientific disciplines that contribute to health From evolutionary ecology, to laws and policies, this book explores the links between health and biodiversity Demonstrates how ecological sciences, environmental sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences may contribute to improve human health

Wild Profusion

Wild Profusion
Author: Celia Lowe
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2006-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780691124629
ISBN 13: 0691124620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Profusion Book Review:

'Wild Profusion' tracks the convergence of Indonesian biologists, Sama people, and flora and fauna in the Togean Islands od Sulawesi to tell the story of biodiversity conservation in 1990s Indonesia.

Eurosynt

Eurosynt
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:35112200735415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transfusion Medicine Made Easy For Students of Biomedical Science Allied Medical Sciences and Medicine

Transfusion Medicine Made Easy For Students of Biomedical Science  Allied Medical Sciences and Medicine
Author: Osaro Erhabor,Teddy Adias
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN 10: 953510523X
ISBN 13: 9789535105237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transfusion Medicine Made Easy For Students of Biomedical Science Allied Medical Sciences and Medicine Book Review:

This basic text is intended to optimise the training and practice of transfusion medicine in developing countries particularly in sub- Saharan Africa. It is aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of allied medical and medical students, and other healthcare professionals involved in blood transfusion, empowering them to offer the best possible blood transfusion services to their patients. This book is suitable not only for allied medical and medical students preparing for their examination in transfusion medicine but also for postgraduates preparing for examination in general medicine, haematology and transfusion science. The chapters have been presented in an annotated and easy to understand format.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science
Author: Janis L. Dickinson,Richard E. Bonney, Jr.
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-04-07
ISBN 10: 0801464420
ISBN 13: 9780801464423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Science Book Review:

Citizen science enlists members of the public to make and record useful observations, such as counting birds in their backyards, watching for the first budding leaf in spring, or measuring local snowfall. The large numbers of volunteers who participate in projects such as Project FeederWatch or Project BudBurst collect valuable research data, which, when pooled together, create an enormous body of scientific data on a vast geographic scale. In return, such projects aim to increase participants’ connections to science, place, and nature, while supporting science literacy and environmental stewardship. In Citizen Science, experts from a variety of disciplines—including scientists and education specialists working at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where many large citizen science programs use birds as proxies for biodiversity—share their experiences of creating and implementing successful citizen science projects, primarily those that use massive data sets gathered by citizen scientists to better understand the impact of environmental change. This first and foundational book for this developing field of inquiry addresses basic aspects of how to conduct citizen science projects, including goal-setting, program design, and evaluation, as well as the nuances of creating a robust digital infrastructure and recruiting a large participant base through communications and marketing. An overview of the types of research approaches and techniques demonstrates how to make use of large data sets arising from citizen science projects. A final section focuses on citizen science’s impacts and its broad connections to understanding the human dimensions and educational aspects of participation. Citizen Science teaches teams of program developers and researchers how to cross the bridge from success at public engagement to using citizen science data to understand patterns and trends or to test hypotheses about how ecological processes respond to change at large geographic scales. Intended as a resource for a broad audience of experts and practitioners in natural sciences, information science, and social sciences, this book can be used to better understand how to improve existing programs, develop new ones, and make better use of the data resources that have accumulated from citizen science efforts. Its focus on harnessing the impact of "crowdsourcing" for scientific and educational endeavors is applicable to a wide range of fields, especially those that touch on the importance of massive collaboration aimed at understanding and conserving what we can of the natural world.

From Monsoons to Microbes

From Monsoons to Microbes
Author: National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Ocean's Role in Human Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1999-06-05
ISBN 10: 0309065690
ISBN 13: 9780309065696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Monsoons to Microbes Book Review:

What can sharks teach us about our immune system? What can horseshoe crabs show us about eyesight? The more we learn about the ocean, the more we realize how critical these vast bodies of water are to our health and well-being. Sometimes the ocean helps us, as when a marine organism yields a new medical treatment. At other times, the ocean poses the threat of coastal storm surges or toxic algal blooms. From Monsoons to Microbes offers a deeper look into the oceans that surround us, often nurturing yet sometimes harming humankind. This book explores the links among physical oceanography, public health, epidemiology, marine biology, and medicine in understanding what the ocean has to offer. It will help readers grasp such important points as: How the ocean's sweeping physical processes create long-term phenomena such as El Nino and short-term disastrous events such as tsunamis--including what communities can do to prepare. What medicines and nutritional products have come from the ocean and what the prospects are for more such discoveries. How estuaries work--where salt and fresh water meet--and what can go wrong, as in the 7,000 square mile "dead zone" at the out-flow of the Mississippi River. How the growing demand for seafood and the expansion of ocean-going transport has increased our exposure to infectious agents--and how these agents can be tracked down and fought. Why "red tides" of toxic algae suddenly appear in previously unaffected coastal areas, and what happens when algal toxins find their way into our food supply or the air we breathe. The book recommends ways we can implement exciting new technologies to monitor the physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean to recognize change as it happens. From the impact of worldwide atmospheric warming to the significance of exotic bacteria from submarine hydrothermal vents, the ocean has many depths left to explore.

Agrobiodiversity

Agrobiodiversity
Author: Karl S. Zimmerer,Stef de Haan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 0262038684
ISBN 13: 9780262038683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agrobiodiversity Book Review:

Experts discuss the challenges faced in agrobiodiversity and conservation, integrating disciplines that range from plant and biological sciences to economics and political science. Wide-ranging environmental phenomena—including climate change, extreme weather events, and soil and water availability—combine with such socioeconomic factors as food policies, dietary preferences, and market forces to affect agriculture and food production systems on local, national, and global scales. The increasing simplification of food systems, the continuing decline of plant species, and the ongoing spread of pests and disease threaten biodiversity in agriculture as well as the sustainability of food resources. Complicating the situation further, the multiple systems involved—cultural, economic, environmental, institutional, and technological—are driven by human decision making, which is inevitably informed by diverse knowledge systems. The interactions and linkages that emerge necessitate an integrated assessment if we are to make progress toward sustainable agriculture and food systems. This volume in the Strüngmann Forum Reports series offers insights into the challenges faced in agrobiodiversity and sustainability and proposes an integrative framework to guide future research, scholarship, policy, and practice. The contributors offer perspectives from a range of disciplines, including plant and biological sciences, food systems and nutrition, ecology, economics, plant and animal breeding, anthropology, political science, geography, law, and sociology. Topics covered include evolutionary ecology, food and human health, the governance of agrobiodiversity, and the interactions between agrobiodiversity and climate and demographic change.

Biodiversity Local Knowledge and Sustainable Development

Biodiversity  Local Knowledge and Sustainable Development
Author: Yot Santasombat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822034086629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe

Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe
Author: David L. Hawksworth,Alan T. Bull
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2007-12-03
ISBN 10: 9781402068652
ISBN 13: 1402068654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe Book Review:

This book brings together a selection of original studies that address biodiversity and conservation in Europe. The contributions are drawn from a wide range of countries and discuss diverse organism and habitat types. They collectively provide a snap-shot of the sorts of studies and actions being taken in Europe to address issues in biodiversity and conservation – topical examples that make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Nanomaterials and Biomedicine

Nanomaterials and Biomedicine
Author: Ena Ray Banerjee
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811552746
ISBN 13: 9789811552748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Assessing to Conserving Biodiversity

From Assessing to Conserving Biodiversity
Author: Elena Casetta,Jorge Marques da Silva,Davide Vecchi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN 10: 3030109917
ISBN 13: 9783030109912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Assessing to Conserving Biodiversity Book Review:

This open access book features essays written by philosophers, biologists, ecologists and conservation scientists facing the current biodiversity crisis. Despite increasing communication, accelerating policy and management responses, and notwithstanding improving ecosystem assessment and endangered species knowledge, conserving biodiversity continues to be more a concern than an accomplished task. Why is it so?The overexploitation of natural resources by our species is a frequently recognised factor, while the short-term economic interests of governments and stakeholders typically clash with the burdens that implementing conservation actions imply. But this is not the whole story. This book develops a different perspective on the problem by exploring the conceptual challenges and practical defiance posed by conserving biodiversity, namely: on the one hand, the difficulties in defining what biodiversity is and characterizing that “thing” to which the word ‘biodiversity’ refers to; on the other hand, the reasons why assessing biodiversity and putting in place effective conservation actions is arduous.

When We Are No More

When We Are No More
Author: Abby Smith Rumsey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1620408031
ISBN 13: 9781620408032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When We Are No More Book Review:

Our memory gives the human species a unique evolutionary advantage. Our stories, ideas, and innovations--in a word, our "culture"--can be recorded and passed on to future generations. Our enduring culture and restless curiosity have enabled us to invent powerful information technologies that give us invaluable perspective on our past and define our future. Today, we stand at the very edge of a vast, uncharted digital landscape, where our collective memory is stored in ephemeral bits and bytes and lives in air-conditioned server rooms. What sources will historians turn to in 100, let alone 1,000 years to understand our own time if all of our memory lives in digital codes that may no longer be decipherable? In When We Are No More Abby Smith Rumsey explores human memory from pre-history to the present to shed light on the grand challenge facing our world--the abundance of information and scarcity of human attention. Tracing the story from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls, to movable type, books, and the birth of the Library of Congress, Rumsey weaves a compelling narrative that explores how humans have dealt with the problem of too much information throughout our history, and indeed how we might begin solve the same problem for our digital future. Serving as a call to consciousness, When We Are No More explains why data storage is not memory; why forgetting is the first step towards remembering; and above all, why memory is about the future, not the past. "If we're thinking 1,000 years, 3,000 years ahead in the future, we have to ask ourselves, how do we preserve all the bits that we need in order to correctly interpret the digital objects we create? We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an information black hole without realizing it." --Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist at Google, at a press conference in February, 2015.

Corporate Biodiversity Management for Sustainable Growth

Corporate Biodiversity Management for Sustainable Growth
Author: Ravi Sharma,Aparna Watve,Amitabh Pandey
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 303042703X
ISBN 13: 9783030427030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corporate Biodiversity Management for Sustainable Growth Book Review:

This book aims to cover the multitude of corporate approaches towards mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and ecological management in policies and action plans, and explores the roles of these efforts in achieving national and global targets for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The book addresses various aspects of corporate actions such as corporate environmental responsibility, green businesses, market-based approaches to biodiversity conservation, and biodiversity trade-offs, and includes concept papers, reviews, and case studies presenting qualitative and quantitative research. Additionally, the text compares and assesses examples of positive and negative impacts of corporate involvement in biodiversity conservation in developed and developing countries to identify innovative approaches, and the best practices and models that can be replicated in diverse environmental conditions. The studies included in the book will help those working in the field of corporate involvement in biodiversity conservation, and outline the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches which will be useful for designing new environmental management action plans in the face of climate change. The book will also be of great value to researchers, academicians, policy makers, civil society groups, policy think tanks, and conservation managers.

Index of Conference Proceedings

Index of Conference Proceedings
Author: British Library. Document Supply Centre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105115205242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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