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MicroToday reviews Antibiotics book

Excerpt from a book review of Antibiotics: Current Innovations and Future Trends
"packed full of useful information, including the number of antibiotics used in the clinic or currently in the clinical trials pipeline and sources and targets of clinically used antibiotics, information which is difficult to find elsewhere ... I found the book informative and easy to read, and the scope is huge with a lot of coverage given to the new sources of antibiotics ... I recommend this book as an essential reference for anyone interested in the field of AMR and antibiotic discovery" from Matt Hutchings (University of East Anglia, UK) writing in Microbiology Today (2015) 42: 86. read more ...
Antibiotics: Current Innovations and Future Trends
Edited by: Sergio Sánchez and Arnold L. Demain
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-54-6 £180, $360. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-55-3 £180, $360
"genuinely a brilliant resource" (ChemMedChem); "a useful resource" (Book News) read more ...
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Antibiotics review

Excerpt from a book review of Antibiotics: Current Innovations and Future Trends
"The timing is absolutely perfect for the publication of this informative and inspirational collection of articles on antibiotics. One would expect no less from Arnold Demain, for long one of the world's leading microbiologists, ably assisted by Sergio Sanchez. The book is remarkably good value due to the breadth of the articles, which range from historical perspectives on antibiotics, through to perspectives on the current state of the art in antibiotic drug discovery, antimicrobial resistance and perspectives on the reasons for lack of new antibiotics in recent decades. The book is genuinely a brilliant resource ... Overall this is an absolutely excellent book on antibiotics - almost every chapter has something of interest for researchers in the field and provides an outstanding overview of very widespread interest. " from Christopher Schofield (University of Oxford, UK) writing in ChemMedChem (2015) 925-928. read more ...
Antibiotics: Current Innovations and Future Trends
Edited by: Sergio Sánchez and Arnold L. Demain
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-54-6 £180, $360. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-55-3 £180, $360
"a useful resource" (Book News) read more ...
Full information at Antibiotics.

Shigella

William D. Picking and Wendy L. Picking present a new book on Shigella: Molecular and Cellular Biology
This book provides a thorough overview of current research on the cellular and molecular biology of Shigella. Expert authors have contributed authoritative and up-to-date reviews of current knowledge and recent advances in the molecular biology of these pathogens. The first section of the book explores aspects of metabolism and gene regulation and examines the molecular and cellular biology of Shigella as a genus diversified from Escherichia. This section also considers often overlooked features of bacterial pathogens and the current understanding of RNA-based regulation of gene expression. The second part of the book focuses on the important area of host-pathogen interplay, the ability of Shigella to subvert host signaling processes, pathways for the destruction of phagocytes, the development of novel methods for assessing host cell targets, an overview of the adaptive immunity elicited by Shigella and current Shigella vaccine candidates. The final section covers the Shigella type III secretion system (T3SS) recognized as a highly evolved nanomachine for promoting cross-species communication between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Two chapters are dedicated to dynamic aspects of the Shigella T3SS including the needle tip complex and novel methods for the identification of newly recognized effector proteins. This compendium provides the researcher with a flavour of the molecular and cellular topics that are important in understanding Shigella and the delicate balance it has with its primary host. This is an essential book for Shigella researchers and recommended reading for anyone working in the area of bacterial pathogenesis. read more ...
Shigella: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Edited by: William D. Picking and Wendy L. Picking
Caister Academic Press
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910190-19-7 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-20-3 £159, $319
Up-to-date reviews of current knowledge and recent advances in the molecular biology of Shigella. read more ...
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Applied RNAi review

Excerpt from a book review of Applied RNAi: From Fundamental Research to Therapeutic Applications
"This book provides valuable information on the rapid advances in RNAi research, drug discovery and delivery, and biomedical engineering and biomaterials ... This is an excellent resource on applied RNAi that covers fundamental research to therapeutic applications and the role of mircoRNAs in trinucleotide repeat disorders. This is indeed essential reading for the intended audience." from Omer Iqbal (Loyola University Medical Center, USA) writing in Doodys (2015). read more ...
Applied RNAi: From Fundamental Research to Therapeutic Applications
Edited by: Patrick Arbuthnot and Marc S. Weinberg
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-43-0 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-67-6 £159, $319
"Essential reading" (Biotechnol Agron Soc Environ); "recommended" (Fungal Diversity) read more ...
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Microarrays review

Excerpt from a book review of Microarrays: Current Technology, Innovations and Applications
"Written by expert authors ... This book is a valuable and useful source of information ... recommended for anyone working on microbial communities, biofilms or environmental microbiology" from Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. (2014) 18: 589-591. read more ...
Microarrays: Current Technology, Innovations and Applications
Edited by: Zhili He
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-49-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-59-1 £159, $319
Focused on current microarray technologies and their applications in environmental microbiology. read more ...
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Molecular Diagnostics review

Excerpt from a book review of Molecular Diagnostics: Current Research and Applications
"an interesting book for those working in molecular diagnostics ... useful up to date information ... useful new insights" from Richard Bradbury (Australia) writing in Aus. J. Med. Sci. (2015) 36: 26-27. read more ...
Molecular Diagnostics: Current Research and Applications
Edited by: Jim Huggett and Justin O'Grady
Caister Academic Press
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-41-6 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-64-5 £159, $319
I would highly recommend this book (Doodys) read more ...
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