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New on the bookshelf: Recent releases by DMS faculty authors

Molecular Diagnostics for the Clinical Laboratorian. Edited by William B. Coleman, Ph.D.; and Gregory J. Tsongalis, Ph.D., associate professor of pathology at DMS; Humana Press; 2006 (second edition). This book examines advanced molecular diagnostic techniques for genetic diseases, cancers, infectious diseases, and identity testing. Other topics covered are genetic counseling, ethical and social issues involved with nucleic acid testing, and laboratory quality assurance.

Principles of Physiology. By Matthew N. Levy, M.D.; Bruce M. Koeppen, M.D., Ph.D.; and Bruce A. Stanton, Ph.D., professor of physiology at DMS; Elsevier Mosby; 2006 (fourth edition). This textbook, designed for medical students, shows how advances in molecular biology and genetics affect understanding of human physiology. It includes new insights into the cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems—such as the mechanisms of hormone action and the regulation of energy storage. Each chapter relates the abstract physiological concepts to specific clinical conditions.

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