Devin K. Binder, an associate professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and Jacqueline A. Hubbard, a recent UC Riverside alumna, have coauthored a book, 'Astrocytes and Epilepsy' (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2016), that provides a comprehensive overview of astrocyte biology, the role astrocytes play in epileptic brain tissue, and their potential as a therapeutic target.
Most recently, scientists dealing with the human voice have taken a novel view of the human voice from the perspective of voice production. The vitality of this new science is evidenced by five issued US patents. The monograph containing this is published by World Scientific.
As the space travel age dawns upon us, photonic technology takes on a greater central role in its impact on the performance of space systems.
In recent decades, several device simulation tools using the bottom-up approach have been developed in universities and software companies. These software tools are capable of predicting electric current flowing through a nanostructure, and have been applied extensively to study emerging electronic materials and devices. In this book, the authors conduct an experiment and adopt a 'paradigm' approach; focusing on the development of one particular software tool called NanoDsim, and provide relevant knowledge and techniques whenever needed.
In 'Dull Disasters?: How Planning Ahead Will Make a Difference,' authors Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon show that by harnessing lessons from finance, political science, economics, psychology, and the natural sciences, countries can be far better prepared to deal with disasters.
The Series explores different energy resources and issues related to the use of energy. The volumes deal with the technical aspects of energy questions, and include relevant discussion about economic and policy matters. The goal of the series is to provide information that will allow the reader to reach conclusions based on sound, scientific data, and provide reliable information that can be useful to scientists, engineers, policy makers, and the general public.
World-renowned researchers share their basic understanding of the foundational concepts pertaining to the design, synthesis, and applications of conjugated organic materials. These materials are used as semiconductors in new generations of devices for printed, conformable, and wearable electronics, in the context of applications related to light-emitting diodes, solar cells, field-effect transistors, spintronics, actuation, bioelectronics, thermoelectrics, and nonlinear optics.
'21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work,' the 80th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium Proceedings, provides a current synthesis of genetic mechanisms and genome/chromosome biology. This volume spans a broad range of topics that reflect our current understanding of genetic mechanisms in humans and other organisms. Themes include chromosome biology and nuclear structure, topologically associating domains, gene-enhancer interactions, chromatin and epigenetics, gene regulation and control, developmental regulation, RNA controlling elements, maintenance of genome stability, nuclear receptors, circadian clocks and aging, and genome editing.
Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book from a University of Missouri researcher provides an innovative and effective program to help people adopt healthy eating habits by mindfully listening to their body's needs, without giving up food.
Jennifer M. Jensen, associate professor of political science at Lehigh University, explores the role of governors' lobbyists in a new book out later this month. Drawing on quantitative data, archival research, and more than 100 in-depth interviews, Jensen details the political development of state advocacy organizations, revealing much about about the role and relative power of states within the US federal system.