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Physical Biology of the Cell

Physical Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Rob Phillips,Jane Kondev,Julie Theriot,Hernan Garcia
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1134111584
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1058
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Physical Biology of the Cell is a textbook for a first course in physical biology or biophysics for undergraduate or graduate students. It maps the huge and complex landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. As a key organizing principle, the proximity of topics is based on the physical concepts that unite a given set of biological phenomena. Herein lies the central premise: that the appropriate application of a few fundamental physical models can serve as the foundation of whole bodies of quantitative biological intuition, useful across a wide range of biological problems. The Second Edition features full-color illustrations throughout, two new chapters, a significantly expanded set of end-of-chapter problems, and is available in a variety of e-book formats.

Physical Biology of the Cell

Physical Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Rob Phillips,Jane Kondev,Julie Theriot,Nigel Orme
  • Publisher: Garland Pub
  • ISBN: 9780815344506
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1057
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"Physical Biology of the Cell maps the huge and complex landscape of cell and molecular biology from the distinct perspective of physical biology. As a key organizing principle, the proximity of topics is based on the physical concepts that unite a given set of biological phenomena. Herein lies the central premise: that the appropriate application of a few fundamental physical models can serve as the foundation of whole bodies of quantitative biological intuition, useful across a wide range of biological problems. The Second Edition features full-color illustrations throughout, two new chapters on the role of light in life and pattern formation, additional explorations of biological problems using computation, and significantly more end-of-chapter problems. This textbook is written for a first course in physical biology or biophysics for undergraduate or graduate students"--

Physical Biology of the Cell

Physical Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Robert Brooks Phillips,Jane Kondev,Julie Theriot
  • Publisher: Garland Pub
  • ISBN: 9780815341635
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 807
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Physical Biology of the Cell is a biophysics textbook that explores how the basic tools and insights of physics and mathematics can illuminate the study of molecular and cell biology. Drawing on key examples and seminal experiments from cell biology, the book teaches physical model building through a practical, case-study approach, demonstrating how quantitative models derived from basic physical principles can be used to build a more profound, intuitive understanding of cell biology.

Cell Biology by the Numbers

Cell Biology by the Numbers

  • Author: Ron Milo,Rob Phillips
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1317230698
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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Very little in our human experience is truly comparable to the immensely crowded and bustling interior of a cell. Biological numeracy provides a new kind of understanding of the cellular world. This book brings together up-to-date quantitative data from the vast biological literature and uses the powerful tool of "back of the envelope" estimates to reveal fresh perspectives and insights from numbers commonly encountered in cell biology. Readers gain a feeling for the sizes, concentrations, energies, and rates that characterize the lives of cellsÑ thereby shedding new light on the microscopic realm.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell

  • Author: Bruce Alberts
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1317563743
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1464
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Mechanics of the Cell

Mechanics of the Cell

  • Author: David Boal
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139501771
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Exploring the mechanical features of biological cells, including their architecture and stability, this textbook is a pedagogical introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of cell mechanics and soft matter physics from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. This second edition has been greatly updated and expanded, with new chapters on complex filaments, the cell division cycle, the mechanisms of control and organization in the cell, and fluctuation phenomena. The textbook is now in full color which enhances the diagrams and allows the inclusion of new microscopy images. With around 280 end-of-chapter exercises exploring further applications, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and biomedical engineering. A website hosted by the author contains extra support material, diagrams and lecture notes, and is available at www.cambridge.org/Boal.

Random Walks in Biology

Random Walks in Biology

  • Author: Howard C. Berg
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691000640
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 152
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This book is a lucid, straightforward introduction to the concepts and techniques of statistical physics that students of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics must know. It provides a sound basis for understanding random motions of molecules, subcellular particles, or cells, or of processes that depend on such motion or are markedly affected by it. Readers do not need to understand thermodynamics in order to acquire a knowledge of the physics involved in diffusion, sedimentation, electrophoresis, chromatography, and cell motility--subjects that become lively and immediate when the author discusses them in terms of random walks of individual particles.This book is a lucid, straightforward introduction to the concepts and techniques of statistical physics that students of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics must know. It provides a sound basis for understanding random motions of molecules, subcellular particles, or cells, or of processes that depend on such motion or are markedly affected by it. Readers do not need to understand thermodynamics in order to acquire a knowledge of the physics involved in diffusion, sedimentation, electrophoresis, chromatography, and cell motility--subjects that become lively and immediate when the author discusses them in terms of random walks of individual particles.

Physical Biology

Physical Biology

From Atoms to Medicine

  • Author: Ahmed H. Zewail
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • ISBN: 1848161999
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 567
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This title brings about the confluence of various concepts and tools to address significant problems of our time in physical biology and adjacent disciplines.

Physical Models of Living Systems

Physical Models of Living Systems

  • Author: Philip Nelson
  • Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1319036902
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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Written for intermediate-level undergraduates pursuing any science or engineering major, Physical Models of Living Systems helps students develop many of the competencies that form the basis of the new MCAT2015. The only prerequisite is first-year physics. With the more advanced "Track-2" sections at the end of each chapter, the book can be used in graduate-level courses as well.

e-Study Guide for: Physical Biology of the Cell by Rob Phillips, ISBN 9780815344506

e-Study Guide for: Physical Biology of the Cell by Rob Phillips, ISBN 9780815344506

  • Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 147844455X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 84
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Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

An Introduction to Systems Biology

An Introduction to Systems Biology

Design Principles of Biological Circuits

  • Author: Uri Alon
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1584886420
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 320
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Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks. It provides a simple mathematical framework which can be used to understand and even design biological circuits. The textavoids specialist terms, focusing instead on several well-studied biological systems that concisely demonstrate key principles. An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits builds a solid foundation for the intuitive understanding of general principles. It encourages the reader to ask why a system is designed in a particular way and then proceeds to answer with simplified models.

Mathematical Modeling in Systems Biology

Mathematical Modeling in Systems Biology

An Introduction

  • Author: Brian P. Ingalls
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262315645
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 424
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Systems techniques are integral to current research in molecular cell biology, and system-level investigations are often accompanied by mathematical models. These models serve as working hypotheses: they help us to understand and predict the behavior of complex systems. This book offers an introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques needed for the construction and interpretation of models in molecular systems biology. It is accessible to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in life science or engineering who have some familiarity with calculus, and will be a useful reference for researchers at all levels.The first four chapters cover the basics of mathematical modeling in molecular systems biology. The last four chapters address specific biological domains, treating modeling of metabolic networks, of signal transduction pathways, of gene regulatory networks, and of electrophysiology and neuronal action potentials. Chapters 3--8 end with optional sections that address more specialized modeling topics. Exercises, solvable with pen-and-paper calculations, appear throughout the text to encourage interaction with the mathematical techniques. More involved end-of-chapter problem sets require computational software. Appendixes provide a review of basic concepts of molecular biology, additional mathematical background material, and tutorials for two computational software packages (XPPAUT and MATLAB) that can be used for model simulation and analysis.

Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches

Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches

  • Author: Ajaykumar Vishwakarma,Jeffrey M Karp
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128027568
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 642
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Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches covers a wide spectrum of research and current knowledge on embryonic and adult stem cell niches, focusing on the understanding of stem cell niche molecules and signaling mechanisms, including cell-cell/cell-matrix interactions. The book comprehensively reviews factors regulating stem cell behavior and the corresponding approaches for understanding the subsequent effect of providing the proper matrix molecules, mechanical cues, and/or chemical cues. It encompasses a variety of tools and techniques for developing biomaterials-based methods to model synthetic stem cell niches in vivo, or to enhance and direct stem cell fate in vitro. A final section of the book discusses stem cell niche bioengineering strategies and current advances in each tissue type. Includes the importance of Cell-Cell and Cell Matrix Interactions in each specific tissue and system Authored and edited by authorities in this emerging and multidisciplinary field Includes valuable links to 5-10 minute YouTube© author videos that describe main points

Networks in Cell Biology

Networks in Cell Biology

  • Author: Mark Buchanan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521882737
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 271
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Key introductory text for graduate students and researchers in physics, biology and biochemistry.

Biophysical Methods in Cell Biology

Biophysical Methods in Cell Biology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128013265
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 568
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This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology looks at methods for analyzing of biophysical methods in cell biology. Chapters cover such topics as AFM, traction force microscopy, digital holographic microscopy, single molecule imaging, video force microscopy and 3D multicolor super-resolution screening Covers sections on model systems and functional studies, imaging-based approaches and emerging studies Chapters are written by experts in the field Cutting-edge material

Essential Cell Biology, Fourth Edition

Essential Cell Biology, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Bruce Alberts,Dennis Bray,Karen Hopkin,Alexander Johnson,Julian Lewis,Martin Raff,Keith Roberts,Peter Walter
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 1317806271
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 865
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Essential Cell Biology provides a readily accessible introduction to the central concepts of cell biology, and its lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology. The text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, clear, and engaging for the introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum in order to provide the reader with a cohesive conceptual framework for the basic science that underlies our current understanding of all of biology, including the biomedical sciences. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised, and covers the latest developments in this fast-moving field, yet retains the academic level and length of the previous edition.

The Biology of Hair Growth

The Biology of Hair Growth

  • Author: William Montagna,Richard A. Ellis
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483261654
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 538
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The Biology of Hair Growth is based on a conference on The Biology of Hair Growth, sponsored by the British Society for Research on Ageing, held at the Royal College of Surgeons, in London, 7-9 August 1957. The papers presented at this conference, and a few others, have been gathered in this book to serve as a source reference for all those interested in research on hair and hair growth. The application of modern methods in histology, cytology, histochemistry, physiology, electron microscopy, the use of radioactive isotopes, and modern biochemical techniques have given greater insight into the phenomena of growth and differentiation of hair follicles than ever before. The book opens with a chapter on the embryology of hair. Separate chapters follow on the anatomy and histochemistry of the hair follicle; the electron microscopy of keratinized tissues; the chemistry of keratinization; the mitotic activity of the follicle; and the the vascularity and patterns of growth of hair follicles. Subsequent chapters deal with behavior of pigment cells and epithelial cells in the hair follicle; the nature of hair pigment; the effects of nutrition on hair growth; and effects of chemical agents, ionizing radiation, and particular illnesses on hair roots.

Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes

Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes

  • Author: Neale Ridgway,Roger McLeod
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0444634495
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 612
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Biochemistry of Lipids: Lipoproteins and Membranes, Volume Six, contains concise chapters that cover a wide spectrum of topics in the field of lipid biochemistry and cell biology. It provides an important bridge between broad-based biochemistry textbooks and more technical research publications, offering cohesive, foundational information. It is a valuable tool for advanced graduate students and researchers who are interested in exploring lipid biology in more detail, and includes overviews of lipid biology in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, while also providing fundamental background on the subsequent descriptions of fatty acid synthesis, desaturation and elongation, and the pathways that lead the synthesis of complex phospholipids, sphingolipids, and their structural variants. Also covered are sections on how bioactive lipids are involved in cell signaling with an emphasis on disease implications and pathological consequences. Serves as a general reference book for scientists studying lipids, lipoproteins and membranes and as an advanced and up-to-date textbook for teachers and students who are familiar with the basic concepts of lipid biochemistry References from current literature will be included in each chapter to facilitate more in-depth study Key concepts are supported by figures and models to improve reader understanding Chapters provide historical perspective and current analysis of each topic

The World of the Cell

The World of the Cell

  • Author: Becker
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: 9788131715567
  • Category:
  • Page: 916
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The Molecules of Life

The Molecules of Life

Physical and Chemical Principles

  • Author: John Kuriyan,Boyana Konforti,David Wemmer
  • Publisher: Garland Science
  • ISBN: 9780815341888
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1008
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"Key to making future advances in the areas of biochemistry and molecular medicine is a new generation of molecular biologists and biochemists who are able to harness the tools and insights of physics and chemistry to exploit the emergence of genomic and systems-level information in biology.The basic ideas of energy, entropy, equilibrium thermodynamics, transport processes and reaction kinetics are closely related to exciting issues in contemporary biology, such as protein folding, chaperones and prion diseases, DNA polymerase and ribosome fidelity, DNA recognition, drug design, signal transduction, ion channel function, motor protein action and the versatility of enzyme mechanism. Providing this physical chemistry and biochemical foundation is The "Molecules of Life," a new undergraduate textbook for undergraduate students majoring in biology or pre-med. It deepens our understanding of how life functions by illuminating the physical principles underpinning biological phenomena"--Provided by publisher.