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  • Print publication year: 2004
  • Online publication date: June 2018

Pre-clinical Sciences



Introductions to the subject

Basic medical sciences for MRCP Part 1

P. Easterbrook 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, 2005, 448pp. £25.99. ISBN 0443073260.

Forthcoming new edn organized: Recommended Reference Books; 1. Genetics and molecular medicine; 2. Microbiology; 3. Immunology; 4. Anatomy; 5. Physiology; 6. Biochemistry and clinical chemistry; 7. Statistics and epidemiology; 8. Clinical pharmacology.

2nd edn 1999.

Cells, tissues, and disease: principles of general pathology

G. Majno and I. Joris 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, 2004, 1005pp. £120.00. ISBN 0195140907.

Excellent well presented overview. 34 chapters in five parts: Cellular pathology; Inflammation; Immunopathology; Vascular disturbances; Tumours.

1 st edn Blackwell Science, 1996.

Clinical laboratory medicine

K.D. McClatchey, ed. 2nd edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002, 1693pp. $99.00. ISBN 0683307517.

Very useful wide-ranging overview. 11 major sections: General laboratory; Molecular pathology; Clinical chemistry; Medical microbiology and urinalysis; Cytogenetics; HLA typing; Haematology; Coagulation; Microbiology; Immunopathology; Blood bank transfulsion medicine.

Dictionaries, thesauri, classifications

Biotechnology from A to Z

W. Bains See entry no. 5012

Concise dictionary of biomedicine and molecular biology

P.-S. Juo See entry no. 1904

Dictionary of biomedical sciences

P.J. Gosling See entry no. 1906

Research centres & institutes

National Institute of General Medical Sciences [USA]

‘Primarily supports basic biomedical research that lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The Institute's training programs help provide the most critical element of good research: well prepared scientists.’

Four Divisions: Bioinformatics and computational biology; Cell biology and biophysics; Extramural activities; Genetics and developmental biology; Minority opportunities in research; Pharmacology, physiology and biological chemistry.

  • Coriell Cell Repositories NIH funded and maintained by the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. Provides ‘essential research reagents to the scientific community by establishing, verifying, maintaining, and distributing cells cultures and DNA derived from cell cultures’.
  • Associations & societies

    American Council of Independent Laboratories

    See entry no. 4563

    European Federation of Biotechnology

    See entry no. 5023


    See entry no. 1775

    Portal & task environments

    Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information: DIMDI (German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information)

    Host offering access to wide range of online databases concentrating on medicine, drugs, and toxicology. Includes major internationally available offerings but especially useful for their German region datasets.