New Developments in Mutation Research

New Developments in Mutation Research

Author: Charles L. Valon

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594546649

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Mutation refers to any change in the DNA of a cell. Mutations may be caused by mistakes during cell division, or they may be caused by exposure to DNA-damaging agents in the environment. Mutations can be harmful, beneficial, or have no effect. If they occur in cells that make eggs or sperm, they can be inherited; if mutations occur in other types of cells, they are not inherited. Certain mutations may lead to cancer or other diseases. This book gathers together and presents the latest research in this field.
New Developments in Mutation Research
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Charles L. Valon
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

Mutation refers to any change in the DNA of a cell. Mutations may be caused by mistakes during cell division, or they may be caused by exposure to DNA-damaging agents in the environment. Mutations can be harmful, beneficial, or have no effect. If they occur in cells that make eggs
New Developments in Cancer Research
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Lee P. Jeffries
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

Cancer is a group of different diseases (over 100) characterised by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Cancer can arise in many sites and behave differently depending on its organ of origin. If a cancer spreads (metastasizes), the new tumour bears the same name as the original (primary) tumour.
New Developments in Stroke Research
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Garret D. Ruper
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted (ischemic) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding the brain cells (haemorrhagic). Generally, there are three treatment stages for stroke: prevention, therapy immediately after stroke, and
New Developments in Metastasis Suppressor Research
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Paul Jackson
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

The spread of cancer cells from their organ of origin to distant tissues is called metastasis. Cancer metastasis is the main cause of death from cancer, and in many cases is difficult to detect or treat. The process by which tumour cells become metastatic is complex and involves many stages,
New Developments in Mania Research
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Mathew B. Kotlar
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Nova Publishers

Mania is a medical condition characterised by severely elevated mood. Mania is most usually associated with bipolar disorder, where episodes of mania may cyclically alternate with episodes of depression. (Note: not all mania can be classified as bipolar disorder, as mania may result from other diseases or causes. However, bipolar