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Read more about Biomedical Engineering for Africa

Biomedical Engineering for Africa

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Douglas

Publisher: University of Cape Town Libraries

License: CC BY-SA

Health technology innovation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including countries in Africa, falls far short of meeting the healthcare needs of these settings. The result is a heavy reliance on products and technologies imported from industrialised countries that are often not suited to, or sustainable for, LMICs.

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Introduction to Genetics

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributor: Ramroop Singh

Publisher: Thompson Rivers University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Genetics, otherwise known as the Science of Heredity, is the study of biological information, and how this information is stored, replicated, transmitted and used by subsequent generations. The study of genetics can be sub-divided into three main areas: Transmission Genetics, Molecular Genetics, and Population Genetics. In this Introductory text, the focus is on Transmission or Classical Genetics, which deals with the basic principles of heredity and the mechanisms by which traits are passed from one generation to the next. The work of Gregor Mendel is central to Transmission Genetics; as such, there is a discussion about the pioneering work performed by him along with Mendel’s Laws, as they pertain to inheritance. Other aspects of Classical Genetics are covered, including the relationship between chromosomes and heredity, the arrangement of genes on chromosomes, and the physical mapping of genes.

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Read more about Mathematics for Biomedical Physics

Mathematics for Biomedical Physics

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Wadehra

Publisher: Wayne State University Library System

License: CC BY

Mathematics for Biomedical Physics is an open access peer-reviewed textbook geared to introduce several mathematical topics at the rudimentary level so that students can appreciate the applications of mathematics to the interdisciplinary field of biomedical physics. Most of the topics are presented in their simplest but rigorous form so that students can easily understand the advanced form of these topics when the need arises. Several end-of-chapter problems and chapter examples relate the applications of mathematics to biomedical physics. After mastering the topics of this book, students would be ready to embark on quantitative thinking in various topics of biology and medicine

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Read more about Microbiomes: Health and the Environment

Microbiomes: Health and the Environment

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Parks

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY

Microbiomes: Health and the Environment was created to provide accessible insight into the novel and complex world of polymicrobial community interactions. As we push forward into the future of medicine and environmental health, it is imperative that we learn from each other, from history, and keep up to date with the latest advances in research and technology. This book not only provides content from the latest microbiome studies, but contains interactive tools, videos, and thought-provoking questions to help the reader hone and truly understand the respective topic. Though there is much overlap between themes due to the ubiquitous nature of microbes, the book is broken down into sections pertaining to both human health (e.g., gut health and disease, as well as other organ-specific niches) and aspects of the environment (e. g., nutrient cycling and climate change, marine health, soil and plant health, etc.) influenced by microbes. However, the content is designed to bridge ideas and aspects between these themes to support the One Health concept: that the health of people, animals, and the environment are all interconnected. This project will continue to grow with new findings, and adapt with the ever-changing world of microorganisms.

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Read more about Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab Manual

Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab Manual

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Shook

Publisher: Kapi'olani Community College

License: CC BY

This manual is a guide for anatomy and physiology laboratory exercises. It includes dissection guidance with detailed images; instructions for physiology experiments including foundational content; and gross anatomy study guides for six body systems. Videos and tutorial links provide additional support.

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The Science of Sleep

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Shook

Publisher: Kapi'olani Community College

License: CC BY

The Science of Sleep teaches us the vital importance of sleep and how it determines our mental and physical health. It explores the neuroscience of sleep and cultural, social, and political aspects of how people view sleep and are affected by sleep.

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The Science of Plants

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Michaels, Hoover, and Irish

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

An approachable guide to the fundamentals of plant science. Created for horticulture students, gardeners, science teachers, and anyone interested in understanding plants and how they grow. This is the required text for HORT 1001/6001 Plant Propagation at the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science.

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Botany in Hawaiʻi

Contributors: Elliott and Velasquez

Publisher: Leeward Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

"Botany in Hawai‘i" discusses introductory topics of Botany through examples of the native and introduced plants found in Hawai‘i. It includes anatomy and physiology of seeds, roots, leaves, stems, fruits and flowers and covers the main plant groups from nonvascular to flowering plants. This book provides a visual reference to botanical concepts and terminology for beginners.

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Read more about Genetics, Agriculture, and Biotechnology

Genetics, Agriculture, and Biotechnology

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Suza and Lee

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook provides an introduction to plant genetics and biotechnology for the advancement of agriculture. A clear and structured introduction to the topic for learners new to the field of genetics, the book includes: an introduction to the life cycle of the cell, DNA and how it relates to genes and chromosomes, DNA analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, and transmission genetics.

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Read more about Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience

Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Ahern

Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

As a group of organisms that are too small to see and best known for being agents of disease and death, microbes are not always appreciated for the numerous supportive and positive contributions they make to the living world. Designed to support a course in microbiology, Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience permits a glimpse into both the good and the bad in the microscopic world. The laboratory experiences are designed to engage and support student interest in microbiology as a topic, field of study, and career.

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