- EAN: 9781868144655
- Publication Date: 2008
- Dimensions and Pages: 280 x 210 mm, 518 pp
- Format: Paperback
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I am sure that this book will enrich the understandings and professional competence of many students and clinicians, opening gates to research careers and to improved health care at both individual and population levels. As an educational tool, it has the potential to be associated with many life-changing ‘Damascus’ experiences, for teachers and students alike, a macroscopic catalyst for sub-microscopic (molecular) insights into the human condition.
— Prof Wieland Gevers, Emeritus Professor of Medical Biochemistry, University of Cape Town and former President, South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The insights following the wake of the Human Genome project are radically influencing our understanding of the molecular basis of life, health and disease. The improved accuracy and precision of clinical diagnostics is also beginning to have an impact on therapeutics in a fundamental way. This book is suitable for undergraduate medical students, as part of their basic sciences training, but is also relevant to interested under- and postgraduate science and engineering students. It serves as an introductory text for medical registrars in virtually all specialties, and is also of value to the General Practitioner wishing to keep up to date, especially in view of the growing, internet-assisted public knowledge of the field. There is a special focus on the application of molecular medicine in Africa and in developing countries elsewhere.
• Full colour
• Highly illustrated
• Chapter summaries and conclusions
• Topical keynote essays
• Colour-coded sections for easy navigation
• Source material and recommended reading
• Comprehensive index
• Suitable for medical students and qualified practitioners
Section 1: Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Section 2: Molecular Pathology
Section 3: Molecular Therapeutics
Section 4: Research and the Continuing Evolution of
Barry Mendelow is Emeritus Professor, Wendy Stevens is Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology, Michele Ramsay is Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Division of Human Genetics and Nanthakumarn Chetty is Head of the Platelet Research Unit in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology in the Wits School of Pathology. All are at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and National Health Laboratory Service.