Viral Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Matt Ridley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 10,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-11-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063139145


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"Chan and Ridley write with an urgency...that inspires gripping depictions of what viruses are, how infectious-disease laboratories work and wonderfully lucid descriptions of bats. . . . They powerfully recount how dangerous pathogens can both leak from a lab and emerge in nature." (New York Times Book Review) Understanding how Covid-19 started is crucial for the future of humankind. Viral is the most incisive and authoritative book about the search for the source of the virus. A new virus descended on the human species in 2019 wreaking unprecedented havoc. Finding out where it came from and how it first jumped into people is an urgent priority, but early expectations that this would prove an easy question to answer have been dashed. Nearly two years into the pandemic, the crucial mystery of the origin of SARS-CoV-2 is not only unresolved but has deepened. In this uniquely insightful book, a scientist and a writer join forces to try to get to the bottom of how a virus whose closest relations live in bats in subtropical southern China somehow managed to begin spreading among people more than 1,500 kilometres away in the city of Wuhan. They grapple with the baffling fact that the virus left none of the expected traces that such outbreaks usually create: no infected market animals or wildlife, no chains of early cases in travellers to the city, no smouldering epidemic in a rural area, no rapid adaptation of the virus to its new host—human beings. To try to solve this pressing mystery, Viral delves deep into the events of 2019 leading up to 2021, the details of what went on in animal markets and virology laboratories, the records and data hidden from sight within archived Chinese theses and websites, and the clues that can be coaxed from the very text of the virus’s own genetic code. The result is a gripping detective story that takes the reader deeper and deeper into a metaphorical cave of mystery. One by one the authors explore promising tunnels only to show that

Viral Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Robin Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593328309


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In this electrifying medical thriller from New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook, a family’s exposure to a rare yet deadly virus ensnares them in a growing danger to mankind—and pulls back the curtain on a healthcare system powered by profit and greed. Trying to find some normalcy during the Covid-19 pandemic, Brian Murphy and his family are on a summer excursion in Cape Cod when his wife, Emma, comes down with concerning flu-like symptoms. But their leisurely return home to New York City quickly becomes a race to the local hospital as she suddenly begins seizing in the car. At the ICU, she is diagnosed with eastern equine encephalitis, a rare and highly lethal mosquito-borne viral disease seemingly caught during one of their evening cookouts. Complicating the situation further, Brian and Emma’s young daughter then begins to exhibit alarming physical and behavioral symptoms, too. Emma’s harrowing hospital stay becomes even more fraught when Brian receives a staggering hospital bill full of outrageous charges and murky language. To add insult to injury, his health insurance company refuses to cover any of the cost, citing dubious clauses in Brian’s policy. Forced to choose between the ongoing care of family and bills he can never pay, and furious at a shockingly indifferent healthcare system, Brian vows to seek justice. But to get to the bottom of the predatory practices targeting his loved ones and countless others, he must uncover the dark side of an industry that has strayed drastically from its altruistic roots—and bring down the callous executives preying on the sick and defenseless before the virus can claim even more people . . .

Antiviral Agents and Viral Diseases of Man Book

Antiviral Agents and Viral Diseases of Man

  • Author : George J. Galasso
  • Publisher : Raven Press (ID)
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Antiviral agents
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015006697554


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Revises the second edition of 1984, integrating advances in the field of antiviral research--advances driven by the devastating experience of AIDS as well as by new approaches in drug development. This edition, for example, witnesses the availability of new drugs such as azidothymidine against AIDS, ribavirin for respiratory syncytial infections, dihydroxy propoxymethyl guanine (DHPG) for ocular cyclomegalovirus infection, and a clinical use for interferon. For students and laboratory researchers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Viral Hepatitis Book

Viral Hepatitis

  • Author : Arie J. Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Hepatitis viruses
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015043276412


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Here's the 2nd Edition of the only comprehensive, up-to-date text that covers the diagnosis, treatment, and management of viral hepatitis. The expanded and updated new edition features more tables, photographs, and illustrations, expanded sections on Hepadna, Orthohepadna, and Hepatitis C viruses, and new sections on Hepatitis G and Hepatitis GB viruses.

Going Viral Book

Going Viral

  • Author : Karine Nahon
  • Publisher : Polity
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-11-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745671291


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This books examines the question why ideas, news, "memes"", videos etc can spread very quicly. Both technological, social practices and cultural circumstances are taken into account. "A compelling argument that viral processes are here to stay, and they are an essential feature of the online fabric" (Albert-László Barabás - Northeastern University).

Human Viral Hepatitis Book

Human Viral Hepatitis

  • Author : Arie J. Zuckerman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Hepatitis A.
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002420431


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Advances in Viral Oncology Book

Advances in Viral Oncology

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Cell transformation
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015006034527


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Nucleotide Sequences Book

Nucleotide Sequences

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Nucleic acids
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012624287


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Viruses and Human Disease Book

Viruses and Human Disease

  • Author : Ellen G. Strauss
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007-09-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0080553168


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Completely revised and updated, the new edition of this groundbreaking text integrates basic virology with pathophysiological conditions to examine the connection between virology and human disease. Most virology textbooks focus on the molecular biology involved without adequate reference to physiology. This text focuses on viruses that infect humans, domestic animals and vertebrates and is based on extensive course notes from James Strauss’ virology class at the California Institute of Technology taught for over 30 years. Expertly depicting in color the molecular structure and replication of each virus, it provides an excellent overview for students and professionals interested in viruses as agents of human disease. Includes over 30% new material - virtually all of the figures and tables have been redrawn to include the latest information and the text has been extensively rewritten to include the most up-to-date information Includes a new chapter on emerging and reemerging viral diseases such as avian flu, SARS, the spread of West Nile virus across America, and the continuing spread of Nipah virus in Southeast Asia Further reading sections at the end of each chapter make it easy find key references World maps depicting the current distribution of existing and newly emerging viruses are also incorporated into the text

Persistent Viral Infections Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Persistent Viral Infections

  • Author : R. Ahmed
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 756
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041993448


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Persistent Viral Infections Edited by Rafi Ahmed Emory Vaccine Center, Atlanta, USA and Irvin S. Y. Chen UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA During the past decade much of our attention has focused on diseases associated with viral persistence. Major breakthroughs in immunology, and the advent of molecular approaches to study pathogenesis have increased our understanding of the complex virus-host interactions that occur during viral persistence. Persistent Viral Infections focuses on: * The pathogenesis and immunology of chronic infections * Animal models that provide, or have the potential to provide, major insights This volume will be essential reading for virologists, immunologists, oncologists and neurologists.

Management of Chronic Viral Hepatitis  Second Edition Book

Management of Chronic Viral Hepatitis Second Edition

  • Author : Stuart Gordon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004-12-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 1841844799


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With further rapid advances in diagnosis and therapy, the field of chronic viral hepatitis C and B has changed in important ways since the first edition of this best-selling text. This new edition is intended to bring all those involved in the care of patients with hepatitis up to date with the latest management guidelines. To help the reader, clear diagnostic algorithms are provided, along with MCQs at the end of each chapter for self-testing

Viral Pathogenesis Book

Viral Pathogenesis

  • Author : Michael G. Katze
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-12-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128011744


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Viral Pathogenesis: From Basics to Systems Biology, Third Edition, has been thoroughly updated to cover topical advances in the evolving field of viral pathogenesis, while also providing the requisite classic foundational information for which it is recognized. The book provides key coverage of the newfound ability to profile molecular events on a system-wide scale, which has led to a deeper understanding of virus-host interactions, host signaling and molecular-interaction networks, and the role of host genetics in determining disease outcome. In addition, the content has been augmented with short chapters on seminal breakthroughs and profiles of their progenitors, as well as short commentaries on important or controversial issues in the field. Thus, the reader will be given a view of virology research with perspectives on issues such as biomedical ethics, public health policy, and human health. In summary, the third edition will give the student a sense of the exciting new perspectives on viral pathogenesis that have been provided by recent developments in genomics, computation, modeling, and systems biology. Covers all aspects of viral infection, including viral entry, replication, and release, as well as innate and adaptive immunity and viral pathogenesis Provides a fresh perspective on the approaches used to understand how viruses cause disease Features molecular profiling techniques, whole genome sequencing, and innovative computational methods Highlights the use of contemporary approaches and the insights they provide to the field