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Non-Animal Techniques in Biomedical and Behavioral Research and Testing
Informa Healthcare, June 1993, Pages: 288
Non-Animal Techniques in Biomedical and Behavioral Research and Testing features the contributions of noted experts describing the application of non-animal methods in a wide variety of research and testing situations, including computer modeling/graphics, protein sequence analysis, behavioral analysis, drug design/testing, cosmetic and household products testing, toxicological testing, clinical testing, chemical identification and analysis, and disease investigations. Many of the alternatives covered have applications in behavioral as well as biomedical research and testing. Topics examined include in vitro techniques, molecular genetics, structure-activity relationships, physicochemical methods, computer-assisted drug designs, nutrition, epidemiology, autopsies, neural networks, ethology, image scanning devices, and medical microbiology. Future applications for non-animal methods are also explored. The book will appeal to toxicologists, pharmacologists, cosmetic and household product researchers, epidemiologists, medical microbiologists, biopsychiatrists, biomedical and psychological educators, biochemists, molecular geneticists, and other scientists interested in alternative testing methods.
Alternatives to Whole Animal Testing. Applications of In Vitro Methods for the Cosmetic, Household Products, Pharmaceutical Industries. In Vitro Testing Program at Procter & Gamble. In Vitro Techniques for Use in Drug Discovery. Structure-Activity Approaches as an Alternative to Animal Testing for Predicting Toxicity in Humans. Biological Studies in Psychiatry: Neurochemical Measurements with Human Subjects. Network Models in Behavioral and Computational Neuroscience. Ethology and Noninvasive Techniques. Computational Modeling of Biological/Medical Systems. The Human Genome Project: An Overview of Computational Issues in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Epidemiology as an Alternative to Animal Research. Alternatives to Animals in Preventive Medicine. Human Autopsies in Biomedical Research. Medical Microbiology. Physicochemical Techniques in Biological Research and Testing. Magnetic Resonance and the Use of Animals. Index.
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