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#1 - Progress in Brain Research

Progress in Brain Research is the most acclaimed and accomplished series in neuroscience. The serial is well-established as an extensive documentation of contemporary advances in the field. The volumes contain authoritative reviews and original articles by invited specialists. The rigorous editing of the volumes assures that they will appeal to all laboratory and clinical brain research workers in the various disciplines: neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroendocrinology, neuropathology, basic neurology, biological psychiatry and the behavioral sciences.
Editors: Vincent Walsh, University College London. Each volume of PBR is guest edited by leading expert in neuroscience.
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#2 - Methods in Cell Biology

For over thirty years, Methods in Cell Biology has helped researchers answer the question "What method should I use to study this cell biology problem?" Edited by leaders in the field, each thematic volume provides proven, state-of-art techniques, along with relevant historical background and theory, to aid researchers in efficient design and effective implementation of experimental methodologies. Over its many years of publication, Methods in Cell Biology has built up a deep library of biological methods to study model developmental organisms, organelles and cell systems, as well as comprehensive coverage of microscopy and other analytical approaches.
Editors: Leslie Wilson, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; and Phong Tran, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and Institute Curie, Paris, France.
Praise for the Series: "The series is invaluable for workers at all levels of cell biology." - NATURE
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#3 - Current Topics in Developmental Biology

Each volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology (CTDB) has a central theme (e.g., hox genes, notch signaling, myogenesis, microRNAs, gametogenesis, epigenetics, stem cells, etc.) and includes articles written by outstanding research scientists who themselves investigate various aspects of the volume’s central theme. CTDB should be particularly appealing to principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students who are looking for up-to-date, in-depth reviews of cellular and molecular mechanisms in animal and plant development.

2016 marked the 50th or “golden” anniversary of the founding of Current Topics in Developmental Biology to commemorate this achievement, we have published two exclusive volumes: Essays on Developmental Biology Part A and Part B. These special volumes assemble essays contributed by a large number of outstanding developmental biologists around the world working on different aspects of development with a variety of model organisms. The volumes accurately reflect the current state of developmental biology and that they will be useful to students and investigators for years to come. Check them out here, Volume 116 (Part A) and Volume 117 (Part B).
Editors: Paul M. Wassarman, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 
Praise for the Series: "Outstanding both in variety and in the quality of its contributions." - NATURE
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#4 - Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science

Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas in molecular biology. It contains contributions from leaders in their fields and abundant references.
Editor: P. Michael Conn, Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Beaverton, USA.
Praise for the Series: "Maintains the tradition and set-up of the previous volumes and certainly provides up-to-date data on varied aspects of cytology... a valuable acquisition to any library." - THE NUCLEUS
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#5 - International Review of Neurobiology

Published since 1959, International Review of Neurobiology is a well-established series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists and pharmacologists. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board, this important serial publishes both eclectic volumes made up of timely reviews and thematic volumes that focus on recent progress in a specific area of neurobiology research.
Editors: Patricia Janak and Peter Jenner.
Praise for the Series: "Invaluable reading." - NATURE
"A valuable addition to any library as current reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional scientists." - CHOICE
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#6 - Advances in Immunology

Advances in Immunology has provided students and researchers with the latest information in Immunology for over 50 years. You can continue to rely on Advances in Immunology to provide you with critical reviews that examine subjects of vital importance to the field through summary and evaluation of current knowledge and research. The articles stress fundamental concepts, but also evaluate the experimental approaches.
Editor: Frederick W. Alt, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories, The Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
Praise for the Series: "Advances in Immunology must find itself among the most active volumes in the libraries of our universities and institutions." - SCIENCE
"The series which all immunologists need." – THE PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL
"Deserves a permanent place in biomedical libraries as an aid in research and in teaching." – JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGICAL METHODS
Associate Editors: K. Frank Austen Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Tasuku Honjo Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Fritz Melchers University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Hidde Ploegh Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA Kenneth M. Murphy Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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#7 - Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy is a first-rate resource describing the latest research in agronomy. This prestigious serial contains major review articles dealing with the current topics of interest to agronomists, crop scientists and soil scientists. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial.
About the Editor: Donald Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor, and Chairperson, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware at Newark, USA.
Praise for the Series: "Of wide reaching interest to both crop and soil scientists... should be considered an essential part of any soil scientist's library." - SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA PROCEEDINGS
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#8 - Advances in Cancer Research

Advances in Cancer Research (ACR) has covered a remarkable period of discovery that encompasses the beginning of the revolution in biology. The first ACR volume came out in the year that Watson and Crick reported on the central dogma of biology, the DNA double helix. In the first 100 volumes are found many contributions by some of those who helped shape the revolution and who made many of the remarkable discoveries in cancer research that have developed from it.
Editors: Kenneth D. Tew, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Caroline, USA and Paul B. Fisher, VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Kenneth D. Tew, Professor and Chairman, Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology John C. West Chair of Cancer Research, Medical University of South Carolina, USA and Paul B. Fisher, Professor and Chairman, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Thelma Newmeyer Corman Chair in Cancer Research, Director, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Virginia, USA.
Praise for the Series: "Excellent, highly informative, in-depth reviews... expertly written, up-to-date and well-referenced." - JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
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#9 - Vitamins & Hormones

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.
Editor: Gerald Litwack, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA.
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#10 - Advances in Genetics

Advances in Genetics presents an eclectic mix of articles of use to all human and molecular geneticists. They are written and edited by recognized leaders in the field and make this an essential series of books for anyone in the genetics field.
Editors: Jay C. Dunlap, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA; Theodore Friedmann, University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, USA; and Stephen F. Goodwin, University of Oxford, UK.
Praise for the Series: "Can be highly recommended to geneticists, and biologists in general... will prove to be of high importance for the development of the science of genetics." - SCIENCE
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*Ranking based on full-text usage on ScienceDirect.com from January 2016 - July 2017.


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