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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.
The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series is written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis.
Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Alongside volumes exploring specific biomedical themes and related laboratory diagnosis, an overarching Biomedical Science Practice volume gives a grounding in the professional and experimental skills with which any Biomedical Scientist must be equipped.
The series: DT Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine DT Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession DT Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine DT Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical context
Cell Structure and Function describes the structural and functional features of the various types of cell from which the human body is formed. Focusing on normal cellular structure and function, it gives students and trainees a firm grounding in the appearance and behaviour of healthy cells and tissues on which can be built a robust understanding of cellular pathology.
With cell structure and function correlated with clinical contexts throughout, Cell Structure and Function is the ideal introduction to cellular biology for any student of biomedical science.
Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series features:
For registered adopters of the book: DT Figures from each book, available to download
For students: DT An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples DT Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice
Guy Orchard, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London,Brian Nation, Editor of British Journal of Biomedical Science
Dr Guy Orchard is Laboratory Manager at the St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London. He has been a council member for the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and is currently a specialist advisor for cellular pathology and the Deputy Chief Examiner for Cellular Pathology for the IBMS.
Dr Brian Nation is Editor of The Biomedical Scientist, a publication of the Institute of Biomedical Science.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing the cell: structure, molecular construction and communication strategies, Dr David Furness and Dr Carole Hackney 2. Studying cells: essential techniques, Dr Gavin Knight 3. Anatomy, embryology, and cell families, Dr Ian Locke and Dr. Joanne Murray 4. Blood cell genesis: red cell and white cell families, Dr Gavin Knight 5. Nerves: the cells of the central and peripheral nervous system, Dr Rosalind King and Richard Mathias 6. Lungs: the cells of the respiratory system, Behdad Shambayati 7. The alimentary canal, Tony Warford and Tony Madgwick 8. The cells and commensal bacteria of the alimentary canal, Dr Kathy Nye 9. The cells of the vascular and lymphatic systems, Dr Andrew Blann 10. Connective tissue, bones, cartilage and muscle, Dr Suha Deen 11. The cells of the liver, Anne Rayner and Dr Alberto Quaglia 12. The cells of the kidney, Guy Orchard and David Muskett 13. Reproductive cells and gametogenesis, Andrew Evered and Behdad Shambayati 14. The endocrine system, Ms Judy Brincat 15. The cells of the skin, Dr Guy Orchard