In light of the increasing importance of these proteins and their ligands for our understanding of cellular growth, differentiation, and development, as well as of diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, cancer, and inflammation, a team of internationally renowned editors and authors have compiled here the very first comprehensive book on these topics.

Over the past twenty years, the development of chromatin immunoprecipitation, or ChIP, assays has immensely enhanced the biological significance of the multifaceted DNA-binding proteins. In this book researchers deeply involved in the development and improvement of the field provide cutting-edge protocols devoted to the most recent progress in ChIP and related subjects.

Epidemiology involves the study of the distribution and determinants of health in a given population, and the subsequent application of this study to improve outcomes.

The right to adequate food and to be free from hunger is a fundamental human right whose realisation is within the reach of the present generation, provided there is commitment to meeting corresponding obligations on the part of state and other duty bearers, and improved, broadly based understanding of the nature of these obligations as basis for their effective implementation.

During the recent years, there has been a huge increase in the use of advanced statistical methods in clinical and epidemiological research. Many researchers need an understanding of statistics beyond what is covered in introductory courses.

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences covers the wide range of topics that a researcher must be familiar with in order to become a successful biomedical scientist.