Biotechnology in Clinical Medicine

(First Edition)
By Beth Zielinski, Ph.D.
Paperback, 142 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63487-659-9 ©2017
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    Most people experience and enjoy the results of biotechnology regularly without even realizing that they are doing so. Biotechnology in Clinical Medicine raises reader awareness of the important role biotechnology plays in quality of life. The book is a straightforward, readable survey of clinically relevant biotechnological developments that have dramatically improved patient care.

    The text begins with a general explanation of biotechnology and details the history of its use in the medical field. It then focuses on four key areas: pharmaceuticals, organ transplantation, substitutive medicine, and reproductive technologies.

    Specific topics include pharmaceutical advertising, antibiotics, tissue sources, the immunology of transplantation and immunosuppression, dialysis, orthopedics, in vitro fertilization, and specialized reproductive technologies.

    Accessible and enjoyable, this first textbook of its kind is suitable for majors in the field and non-science majors alike. Biotechnology in Clinical Medicine is designed for courses in biotechnology, biology, biomedical engineering, and public health.

    Beth Zielinski-Habershaw holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Brown University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Currently, Dr. Zielinski-Habershaw is the Director of Industry Outreach for the Center for Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology at Brown. In addition to teaching, Dr. Zielinski-Habershaw serves on the advisory board of the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has contributed to numerous book chapters and journal articles and is the joint holder of two patents. Dr. Zielinski-Habershaw is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.