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New on the bookshelf: Recent releases by DMS faculty authors


Chronobiology: Biological Timekeeping. Edited by Jay Dunlap, Ph.D., professor of genetics at DMS; Jennifer Loros, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry at DMS; and Patricia DeCoursey, Ph.D.; Sinauer Associates; 2004. This textbook explores the phenomenon of biological clocks, from circannual rhythms to photoperiodism. It covers the organization of the circadian system in multicellular organisms, from the level of organs and tissues down to the genetic and molecular level. It is designed for use in courses in neuroscience, biology, psychology, ecology, or physiology.


Primary Care: a Collaborative Practice. Edited by Terry Buttaro, M.S., A.P.R.N.; JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D.; Patricia Bailey, M.S., M.P.H.; and Joanne Sandberg- Cook, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., instructor in community and family medicine at DMS; Mosby; 2003 (second edition). This book covers the best evidence- based primary-care practices. This edition includes new chapters on palliative care, presurgical clearance, sports physicals, and college health.

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