Polyphosphazenes have been known for a long time.However their synthesis and properties continue to attract interest because of the broad range of applications of these polymers in different fields ranging from biology to new materials. The contribution of M. Gleria and R. de Jaeger reports the variety of synthetic procedures based on the ring-opening polymerization of monomers such as (NPCl2)3

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Recent developments within molecular biology and genetic engineering have led to huge advances and changes within the biological sciences especially within the field of human genetics. Diagnostic Techniques in Genetics offers an important overview of how DNA or RNA technology may be applied to a large set of genetic diagnoses.

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Platelets and Aspirin-Induced Asthma is the first book to be published that reflects research conducted on aspirin-induced asthma pathogenesis. It is examined through positions of neuroimmunoendocrine interactions in organism. The Melatonin hormone plays a key role, being the regulator and coordinator of complicated and interrelated biological processes. This new concept of aspirin-induced asth

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The Value of BCG and TNF  in Autoimmunity provides an overview of current research and thinking related to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) induction and the use of the bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine as potential treatment approaches to diverse forms of autoimmunity. BCG, commonly known as an anti-tuberculosis vaccine, is being explored in worldwide clinical trials as an approach to the

The Role of Colloidal Systems in Environmental Protection describes the importance of colloids in many applications that contribute to environmental protection, including drinking water and wastewater treatment, heavy metal remediation, treatment of radioactive materials, corrosion, and energy conversion. Knowledge of the physical and chemical composition of colloids is important to understand

The Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods series facilitates the working chemist's search for the most useful functional group transformations in organic chemistry. Drawn from an exhaustive survey of the literature, Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods, Volume 12 contains both functional group transformations and carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions. Author Michael Smith adheres to str

The field of multidimensional data structures is large and growing very quickly. Here, for the first time, is a thorough treatment of multidimensional point data, object and image-based representations, intervals and small rectangles, and high-dimensional datasets. The book includes a thorough introduction  a comprehensive survey to spatial and multidimensional data structures and algorith

Hydrogels are a fascinating class of polymers which show an immense ability of swelling under the influence of temperature, pH value or concentrations of different species in aqueous solutions. The volume change can amount up to several hundred percent. This unique behaviour is already used in such applications like disposable diapers, contact lenses or drug-delivery systems. The ability to per

From the bestselling authors of Black Mass comes the definitive biography of Whitey Bulger, the most brutal and sadistic crime boss since Al Capone.
 
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A bottom-up approach that enables readers to master and apply the latest techniques in state estimation

This book offers the best mathematical approaches to estimating the state of a general system. The author presents state estimation theory clearly and rigorously, providing the right amount of advanced material, recent research results, and references to enable the reader to apply s