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Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Our Universe and Beyond: The Big Questions of Cosmology Made Simple
We know roughly when our universe "exploded" into being. But what existed before that and will it endure forever? Arguing about such mysteries was once purely the preserve of philosophers, but remarkable developments over the last few decades have allowed cosmologists to start finding answers.

Contact: Doris Drechsler
doris.drechsler@springernature.com
49-062-214-878-132
Springer

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Landmark Glycobiology textbook now available in print and online
The third edition of 'Essentials of Glycobiology' features an expanded international editorial board and panel of contributing authors, representing a wide range of expertise in emerging areas. Other key enhancements include a broadened focus on all lineages of life-forms in nature, increased coverage of topics, ranging from biology and medicine to chemistry and materials science, and in-depth attention to informatics and the exploration of the glycome.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
On the contrary: Smarter than conventional stock market wisdom?
This book examines the nature of the stock market and its implications for corporate management, and provides an incisive approach to core issues in finance. The authors' critical and scholarly look at the subject is presented in this book in a light-hearted style does not undermine the serious impact that the thoughtful insights has raised. Instead, it that allows experts and students alike to easily comprehend and appreciate the underlying concepts.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
Seven exciting studies on membrane technologies explained
'Membranes for Gas Separations, Vol. 1' in the World Scientific Series in Membrane Science and Technology: Biological and Biomimetic Applications, Energy and the Environment, addresses the subject of gas separation using membranes. The book is a collection of seven gas-separating membrane technologies' studies. Each chapter of this book is dedicated to a distinctive example of different membrane compositions including inorganic, polymeric, metallic, metal organic framework and composite, which have demonstrated successes in separating several industrially relevant gas mixtures.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 22-Sep-2017
A global perspective: Can humans mitigate risks associated with natural disasters?
'The Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management' explores climate change and its association with socio-economic development and cultures, particularly in vulnerable communities, and investigates how resilience to disasters can be built. As its title suggests, the focus is on mitigation strategies and policies to reduce and manage the consequences of natural disasters. The handbook covers pre- to post-disaster occurrences from a wide range of perspectives, such as gender and country.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
A University of Manchester-worthy guide on Component-Based Software Development
With documentary evidence tracing its origin to 1968, component-based development concerns constructing systems from pre-built software components in the field of software engineering. Fast forward almost 50 years, there remains various views on exactly what components are and how they are composed. With software becoming more pervasive and complicated, an even more important question arises: Is Component-Based Software Development still relevant?

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Why this guide is the solution to your research woes
Have you ever marveled at a beautifully-written piece of research and wondered why? Or, been required to conduct one and doubted how? Or, needed to provide feedback and pondered what? Perhaps despite numerous books on research methods in the market, you find yourself at the starting line of your research journey? Fret not! World Scientific is here to save the day with 'Research Methods: A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers'.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 21-Sep-2017
Politically driven: How today's advances in science & technology come about
The 1980s witnessed technologies focus on reducing costs and improving performance. However, at the turn of 21st century, there appeared to have been a paradigm shift; moving scientific and technological innovation into the age of 'Politico-Engineering' (i.e. politically initiated engineering), with an emphasis on sustainable and crisis-managing technologies.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com
World Scientific

Public Release: 14-Sep-2017
New book explores how the human brain can overcome any condition
In his new book 'Your brain knows more than you think,' the neuroscientist Professor Niels Birbaumer, a Senior Research Fellow at the Wyss Center, in Geneva, Switzerland, investigates the limitless capacity of the brain to remold itself.

Contact: Jo Bowler
johanna.bowler@wysscenter.ch
41-079-861-1068
Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

Public Release: 12-Sep-2017
Examining how psychiatric disorders progress
Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Angelos Halaris, M.D., is co-editor of a major new publication examining how psychiatric disorders progress over time, and how this progression can be stopped.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 11-Sep-2017
New book on Prion Biology from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Prion Biology', published by CSHLP, examines the expanding roles of prions in health and disease. The contributors review the structures of prion proteins and how they adopt alternative structures and aggregate into amyloid fibrils and other insoluble complexes. The alternatively folded prion forms display unique biological properties. Although some prion proteins feature in cellular dysfunction, others have normal physiological roles (e.g., CPEB in the brain and MAVS in the immune response).

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
New book on The Biology of the TGF-β Family from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
"The Biology of the TGF-β Family" provides a comprehensive view of the different members of the TGF-β family, the signaling pathways they control, and how they influence development, normal physiology, and disease. The contributors describe the various TGF-β family ligands, including activins and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), the structures and functions of the type I and type II receptors, and how ligand-receptor binding is regulated. Both Smad and non-Smad signaling pathways are discussed.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
New book on Cell Polarity from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
"Cell Polarity", published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, reviews our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in establishing and maintaining cell polarity, as well as their relevance for human disorders. Contributors discuss how cells coordinate signaling pathways, membrane trafficking, and cytoskeletal remodeling to ensure proper spatial arrangement of cellular components. Processes such as transcytosis, exocyst-mediated vesicle trafficking, and endosomal sorting are covered in detail.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Upper-class rituals
Predicting the future, summoning angels and demons, creating talismans, dowsing rods and magic mirrors: In early modern times, magical rituals were part of the body of knowledge of the educated classes of society. Together with Dr. Bernd-Christian Otto, Professor Dr. Daniel Bellingradt examined a collection of 140 ritual magical manuscripts from the early 18th century which had previously remained undiscovered in the library of the University of Leipzig.

Contact: Press Office at FAU
presse@fau.de
49-913-185-70229
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
New book on disaster risk governance in India
Dr. Indrajit Pal of the Asian Institute of Technology has co-edited a book titled 'Disaster Risk Governance in India and Cross Cutting Issues.' The 19-chapter book, published by Springer, provides an analytical discussion of the status of disaster risk reduction and governance in an Indian context.

Contact: Bajinder Singh
bajinder@ait.ac.th
Asian Institute of Technology

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
New book on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine from CSHLPress
"Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine", published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP), surveys tools that are currently available to scientists and engineers in the field and how they have been used to fabricate physiologically appropriate tissues and organs. The contributors discuss the preparation of biologically active scaffolds that induce regenerative responses, three-dimensional bioprinting strategies to fabricate structures in preprogrammed patterns, and scaffold-free approaches using cells capable of self-assembly.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Public Release: 1-Sep-2017
New book on The Biology of Exercise from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
"The Biology of Exercise", published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, examines the biological basis of exercise from the molecular to the systemic levels. Contributors discuss how transcriptional regulation, cytokine and hormonal signaling, glucose metabolism, epigenetic modifications, microRNA profiles, and mitochondrial and ribosomal functions are altered in response to exercise training, leading to improved skeletal muscle, hippocampal, and cardiovascular function. Cross talk among the pathways underlying tissue-specific and systemic responses to exercise is also considered.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017
New book on Targeting Cancer from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
The 81st Cold Spring Harbor Symposium focused on Targeting Cancer. The implications of how the underlying science can drive improvements in diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic approaches was a major theme throughout the Symposium. The topics covered at the meeting included: cancer genes and genomes; cancer pathways; tumor cell biology; cancer growth & progression; innate & adaptive immune responses; and enabling technologies. Several speakers participated in interviews during the course of the Symposium week and transcripts of those videos and the Dorcas Cummings lecture are included.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Public Release: 29-Aug-2017
Processed food: What Big Food doesn't want you to know and its critics won't tell you
Every food decision we make involves a trade-off of some kind. A healthy option might not be the most environmentally friendly; fresh, local foods might be expensive; products with simple-sounding ingredients may contain more chemicals than ones with unpronounceable lists. This book contends that to promote practices that really help save the earth and reduce obesity, we must look beyond personal beliefs and gut feelings.

Contact: Stella Mueller
stella.mueller@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

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