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Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 7, 2010-03-04
EAN 9780521731676, ISBN10: 0521731674

Hardcover, 759 pages, 24.7 x 24.6 x 17.2 cm

This best-selling undergraduate textbook provides an introduction to key experimental techniques from across the biosciences. It uniquely integrates the theories and practices that drive the fields of biology and medicine, comprehensively covering both the methods students will encounter in lab classes and those that underpin recent advances and discoveries. Its problem-solving approach continues with worked examples that set a challenge and then show students how the challenge is met. New to this edition are case studies, for example, that illustrate the relevance of the principles and techniques to the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. Coverage is expanded to include a section on stem cells, chapters on immunochemical techniques and spectroscopy techniques, and additional chapters on drug discovery and development, and clinical biochemistry. Experimental design and the statistical analysis of data are emphasised throughout to ensure students are equipped to successfully plan their own experiments and examine the results obtained.

From reviews of the previous editions: 'This book deserves a place in any modern pathology department and brings together a body of information which is traditionally scattered across several texts ... it also represents excellent value for money.' Annals of Clinical Biochemistry