A Practical Manual for Musculoskeletal Research

A Practical Manual for Musculoskeletal Research

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This book provides a succint and up-to-date summary on the most recent musculoskeletal research-related protocols. It covers a broad range of areas, including molecular, cellular, animal, and ex vivo protocols in the orthopedic research field. Written in an accessible manner, it provides a user-friendly interface for musculoskeletal research scientists, technicians, postgraduate students, and especially fresh laboratory users to readily assess the relevant protocols, have a full understanding of the rationale behind a particular experiment, and competently conduct experiments.

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In his foreword Qian Chen (Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown U., and Chairman of the Board, International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS), refers to his own reliance as a student in China on an early edition of the long-enduring Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual by Tom Maniatis; he offers hope that the current book will be of similar use and longevity, pointing out that the field is now much more complex and interdisciplinary and that the step-by-step protocols presented here will be of use to students and researchers within and outside the discipline of musculoskeletal research. Originally begun as a systemic introduction to general laboratory protocols from the molecular level to biomechanical testing, the text evolved with a greater emphasis on problem- and disease-oriented approaches. Forty-eight contributions are arranged in sections covering cell culture and molecular biology, histology and histomorphometry, microscopy and bioimaging, laboratory animal models, x-ray and MRI-based densitometry, and biomechanics and motion analysis. Representing the disciplines of cell biology, molecular biology, histology, veterinary science, radiology and bioengineering, many of the authors and three of the four editors are affiliated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong; most, even those based in the US and elsewhere, are affiliated with the ICHTS. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2008
ISBN: 9789812794093
9812794093
9812706100
9789812706102
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xliii, 896 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Additional Contributors: Leung, Kwok-sui

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