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Infectious Diseases and Your Health

Editors: Singh, Prati Pal (Ed.)

  • This book aims at thoroughly summarizing the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of various parasitic, bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases
  • It also summarizes the various manifestations of antimicrobial resistance including its role in resurgence of the different infectious diseases
  • It enriches the understanding of the development and research of novel drug molecule, satranidazole that has been discovered, developed and marketed in India. Other than science, it includes the experiences of scientists involved, the setback (human complexities and business decisions), and its resurrection
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About this book

Infectious Diseases and Your Health has the potential to impact and improve your life, and the lives of your loved ones. Every day, nearly 40, 000 people including small children and women die of infectious diseases. Many of these innocent lives could be saved. Your journey through the pages of this book will take you to an amazing world of infectious diseases. You will learn about various infectious diseases, how they can affect your life, the problems associated with their treatment and prevention, and how to overcome these problems. Additionally, you will hear the success story of new drug research, be introduced to the hard facts, and find fascinating pictures of microorganisms and parasites. The book provides instant solutions to several of your concerns about infectious diseases, and you will learn to live a highly productive, long and healthy life. So, join thousands of readers of this book worldwide, enhance your life and the lives of your loving family, become an informed healthy citizen, and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Let us never forget: life and quality of life are very precious.

About the authors

Professor (Dr.) Prati Pal Singh, an internationally renowned educationalist and scientist, works at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S. A. S Nagar, India. For his Ph.D. degree (1980), he worked at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, and did his post-doctorate at Stanford University Medical Centre, CA, USA (1986) and Ohio State University, OH, USA (1984-85). Prof. Singh was subsequently a visiting fellow at Montreal General Hospital, Canada (1985). He is an eminent biotechnologist, parasitologist, microbiologist, immunologist and neuroimmunopharmacologist. Prof. Singh was involved in the pre-clinical development of satranidazole, a new anti-amoebic drug which is now on the market. He first reported on opiates as a new class of drugs for the treatment of parasitic/microbial infections, and has made important contributions to the control and treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, amoebiasis and trichomoniasis. Prof. Singh has co-edited three books: Water and Health (2014), Human Parasitic Infections of Pharmaceutical and National Health Importance (2009) and Biotechnical Approaches to Neuroimminumodulation and Infectious Diseases (2009). He has over 200 research publications including one in Nature Medicine, five editorials and nine patents including one US patent to his credit. Prof. Singh has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parasitic Diseases, and serves on the Editorial Board of the US journal J. Neuroimmune Pharmacology and several other international journals.  Prof. Singh was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (2004) and Fellow of the Academy of Microbiological Sciences (2008), and was nominated for the fellowships of the Indian National Science Academy and Indian Science Academy. He was elected an At-Large Councilor (non-US) for the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology, USA in 2010. Prof. Singh was awarded the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Award in 2008, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA award in 2006, and the Tulasbai Somani Educational Trust Award of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences in 1992. Prof. Singh was also a co-investigator in an Indo-European Union 7th FP (2008) project “New Approaches to Target Tuberculosis”. He has been invited for lectures/meetings in the USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium and China. Prof. Singh is a Senator of NIPER, and its former Associate Dean (Academic Affairs). E-mail ID: drppsingh2016@gmail.com

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Satranidazole and My Pharmaceutical Research Odyssey: A Success Story

    Singh, Prati Pal

    Pages 3-12

  • Amoebiasis Revisited

    Mital, Alka

    Pages 13-32

  • Cerebral Malaria: Players in the Pathogenic Mechanism and Treatment Strategies

    Dwivedi, Hemlata (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Role of White Blood Cells in Immunopathogenesis of Cerebral Malaria

    Saroa, Ruchika (et al.)

    Pages 51-62

  • Chemotherapy and Experimental Models of Visceral Leishmaniasis

    Yadagiri, Ganesh (et al.)

    Pages 63-97

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1577-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1576-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infectious Diseases and Your Health
Editors
  • Prati Pal Singh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1577-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1577-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1576-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 418
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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