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Diseases of the Nervous System (Hardback)

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Hardback 520 Pages / Published: 13/03/2015
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The study of the brain continues to expand at a rapid pace providing fascinating insights into the basic mechanisms underlying nervous system illnesses. New tools, ranging from genome sequencing to non-invasive imaging, and research fueled by public and private investment in biomedical research has been transformative in our understanding of nervous system diseases and has led to an explosion of published primary research articles. Diseases of the Nervous System summarizes the current state of basic and clinical knowledge for the most common neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. In a systematic progression, each chapter covers either a single disease or a group of related disorders ranging from static insults to primary and secondary progressive neurodegenerative diseases, neurodevelopmental illnesses, illnesses resulting from nervous system infection and neuropsychiatric conditions. Chapters follow a common format and are stand-alone units, each covering disease history, clinical presentation, disease mechanisms and treatment protocols. Dr. Sontheimer also includes two chapters which discuss common concepts shared among the disorders and how new findings are being translated from the bench to the bedside. In a final chapter, he explains the most commonly used neuroscience jargon. The chapters address controversial issues in current day neuroscience research including translational research, drug discovery, ethical issues, and the promises of personalized medicine. This book provides an introduction for course adoption and an introductory tutorial for students, scholars, researchers and medical professionals interested in learning the state of the art concerning our understanding and treatment of diseases of the nervous system.

Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
ISBN: 9780128002445
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...a unique volume that outlines the principal clinical features of all the major neurological and psychiatric diseases while simultaneously discussing the current understanding of the basic science of these disorders...I also would recommend the publication as one that will offer useful insights on disease to all graduate students in neuroscience and it is likely to be helpful to clinicians being trained in neurology and psychiatry." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "... a comprehensive summary of the essentials of the most common neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. The author highlights both the history and the progress in our understanding. Score: 80 - 3 Stars" --Doody's

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