Prominent researchers and clinicians describe in detail all the latest laboratory techniques currently used to define the molecular genetic basis for congenital malformations of the heart, cardiomyopathies, cardiac tumors, and arrythmias in human patients. In particular, the methods can be used to identify in clinical samples those genetic mutations responsible for such congenital abnormalities as Marfan syndrome, Williams-Beuren Syndrome, Alagille syndrome, Noonan syndrome, and Friedreich ataxia. The authors also discuss the limitations of identifying patients with congenital heart disease using these techniques during both pre- and postnatal periods.
IP for 3G: Networking Technologies for Mobile Communications
What is an 'all-IP' network? What difference will IP networking make to 3G services?
Third Generation (3G) mobile offers access to broadband multimedia services - and in the future most of these, even voice and video, will be IP-based. However 3G networks are not based on IP technologies, rather they are an evolution from existing 2G...
Open Source GIS: A GRASS GIS Approach
Over the past decade, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have evolved
from a highly specialized niche to a technology that affects nearly every aspect
of our lives, from finding driving directions to managing natural disasters.
While just a few years ago the use of GIS was restricted to a group of
researchers, planners and... Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations Brings together high quality concepts closely related to how knowledge management can be utilized in healthcare. It includes the methodologies, systems, and approaches needed to create and manage knowledge in various types of healthcare organizations. Furthermore, it has a global flavor, as we discuss knowledge management approaches in healthcare...
The World of Private Banking (Studies in Banking and Financial History)
This is a full and authoritative account of the history of private banking, beginning with its development in conjunction with the world markets served by and centred on a few European cities, notably Amsterdam and London. These banks were usually partnerships, a form of organization which persisted as the role of private banking changed in...