Basic and Applied Bone Biology, 2nd Edition
Basic and Applied Bone Biology, Second Edition, provides an overview of skeletal biology, from the molecular level, to the organ level, including cellular control, interaction and response, adaptive responses to various external stimuli, and the interaction of the skeletal system with other metabolic processes in the body. The book includes chapters that address how the skeleton can be evaluated through the use of various imaging technologies, biomechanical testing, histomorphometric analysis, and the use of genetically-modified animal models. Each chapter delves deep into the important details of topics covered to provide a solid understanding of the basics of bone biology.
Bone biology researchers who also train undergraduate and graduate students in the lab will use this book constantly to orient new students on the basics of the field and as a background reference for many of the technical aspects of qualification in bone biology (e.g., mechanics, histomorphometry, genetic modification, biochemistry, etc.).
Presents an in-depth overview of skeletal biology, from molecular to organ level
Offers refresher level content for clinicians or researchers outside their areas of expertise
Includes updated and complete references
Incorporates expanded study questions at the end of each chapter for further exploration
Covers topics relevant to a modern course in skeletal biology