Introduction to Molecular Medicine

Authors: Ross, Dennis W.

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  • A unique volume that is sent to all medical meetings and does well across all medical disciplines, the book explains the basic principles of molecular biology and its impact on medicine with a detailed look at current and future applications. An area of basic science that many physicians and residents need a refresher on, the book tackles the human genome, gene regulation, and recombinant DNA technology in an easy-to-read, concise format.

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In the four years since the first edition of this book was published, the molecular revolution has continued. DNA has been named by Time maga­ zine as the Molecule of the Year, a Nobel Prize has been awarded to a young man for the invention of the polymerase chain reaction, and televi­ sion viewers have learned of the DNA fingerprint. Molecular technology in medicine is increasing. The availability of DNA probes for cancer suscepti­ bility is stressing our system of insurance, testing our ideas about medical ethics, and teaching us new things about cancer. In this edition, I have added a number of new sections, as well as a new chapter. New examples of molecular medicine have been added to demonstrate current applications of this technology. The basic concepts of molecular biology remain the basis for the first three chapters of the book. The excitement surrounding molec­ ular medicine that I mentioned in the preface to the first edition continues. It is now tinged with a touch of awe and a little bit of fear at the changes that recombinant DNA technology has brought to our society. v Preface to the First Edition This book describes the discoveries that have created a field called molecu­ lar medicine. The use of recombinant DNA technology in medical research and most recently in medical practice constitutes a revolutionary tool in our study of disease.

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"...an excellent little book, summarizing perfectly well the tools at the disposal of the clinician and their applications on a limited number of diseases. The book is clear, very objective and will be useful for all students in medicine and for all practitioners." Cellular and Molecular Biology

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Human Genome

    Pages 3-16

    Ross, Dennis W., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Gene Regulation and Expression

    Pages 17-26

    Ross, Dennis W., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Tools of Recombinant DNA Technology

    Pages 27-50

    Ross, Dennis W., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Cytometry — Cell Analysis

    Pages 51-60

    Ross, Dennis W., M.D., Ph.D.

  • Infectious Diseases

    Pages 63-83

    Ross, Dennis W., M.D., Ph.D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Molecular Medicine
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2460-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2460-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 178
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