'Prion Diseases' covers the progress that has recently been made in our understanding of the pathophysiology of prion diseases, as well as ongoing efforts to develop effective therapeutics. The contributors discuss how proteins such as tau, islet amyloid polypeptide, and α-synuclein adopt alternative shapes that lead them to aggregate, resulting in cellular degeneration. This volume is therefore useful for all biomedical scientists and physicians wishing to understand and treat this group of devastating disorders.
New Jersey Institute of Technology students create a children's book with a focus on STEM.
How do technologies such as social media, blogging, and texting affect the way communication and media research is conducted? Launching as a four-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods covers a range of theories and methodologies used in communication research as well as trends influencing the future of the field.
The now available sixth volume of the German Surname Atlas contains 49 sets of maps with a total of 253 detailed maps showing the distribution of surnames derived from given names.
What fuels government leaders and constituents into political action, such as attacking the media or marching and protesting, and how do these acts influence political outcomes and public policy debates? What makes democracy appealing to one society and socialism appealing to the country next door? As political passions and polarization escalate, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior launches an exploration into the intersections of psychology, political science, sociology, and human behavior.
A new book, co-authored by UTA researcher Shima Hamidi, empirically shows how badly sprawl affects health and other quality-of-life outcomes.
New book describes how a changing climate may be leading to more extreme events,
A definitive guide to clinical research on addiction for front-line clinicians is found in a new book. Integrating Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Addictive Disorders is published by Routledge. 'There's no silver bullet for treating addiction,' says James MacKillop of McMaster University, one of four co-editors. 'But there are many treatments that have strong evidence behind them. We wanted to create a go-to reference to put the best practices in treatment at clinicians' fingertips.'
The book will serve as a comprehensive reference source of the governing class of Great Britain and Ireland from Oliver Cromwell to Winston Churchill, offering an unrivalled pool of data to support analysis of social, political, economic, and cultural history in the British Isles over the course of more than four centuries.
The oval has been used probably more than any other similar shape to build arches, bridges, amphitheatres, churches and windows. Angelo A. Mazzotti's new book investigates some of the most intriguing types of oval historically used. It also provides an essential guide for anyone using the oval shape today to make objects, design buildings, stadiums or as a means of artistic creation. Mazzotti says: "An ellipse is nature, it is how the planets move, while the oval is human, it is imperfect."