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    BrainMass Need to Know eBooks are printable PDF documents that offer detailed explanations of specific topics of interest. Each book is authored by an expert on the subject and offers summary information, step-by-step explanations, answers to common questions, and additional resources for further study.

    Our authors hail from the best graduate schools in the world. All BrainMass eBooks are focused on a particular topic, ensuring that the content will be useful as well as applicable and practical. They are a fantastic resource for all students looking to improve their grades, or for anyone looking to improve their know-how.

    What's Included?

    What's Included in a Need to Know eBook

    BrainMass "Need to Know" eBooks provide you with study-ready explanations of key concepts and ideas. Our books are authored by our Experts, who are also available to answer questions. Here's a quick rundown of what each of our academic eBooks features:

    A Useful Introduction to the Concept

    Each Expert takes the time to explain the nature of the concept, where it comes from and why it's relevant for those studying that subject. Often, a real-world example of why it's important is included. Our introductions "set the stage" for you to read on and learn everything you "need to know."

    Key Points in their own Sections

    Each "Need to Know" eBook will be broken down into a few different sections. Each individual section will be dedicated to one aspect of the book's topic, which when put together, will ensure you have a full understanding of the topic at hand.

    Diagrams & Illustrations

    Many of our Experts will include illustrations and visual aids to enhance their eBooks. Often, having a diagram can really help in making something easy to understand, so we encourage our authors to use them as much as they can.

    A Glossary of Key Terms

    Every subject of study has terms and expressions that are unique to that field. Our "Need to Know"  eBooks help by providing a list of the most common terms and a definition for each one.

    Additional Resources & References

    Those students who are looking for more information will always have a place to continue their research. Our Experts will provide you with helpful and interesting links that will expand your understanding of the topic in question.

    BrainMass Need to Know academic eBooks are not only a fantastic way to get explanations of troublesome topics, but they also provide a great place to start studying a topic that's coming up in a class.

    Remember that if you have any comments or suggestions about our eBooks, we'd love to hear about it. Just send an email to [email protected].

    Mendelian Inheritance

    Michelle Knowlton, PhD (#101031)

    With hundred-dollar genome sequencing on the horizon and medical treatments tailor-made for each individual a reality, it is more important than ever to understand how genes and alleles contribute to the inheritance of traits, such as disease suscept READ MORE »

    30 Pages | 4,463 Words

    Cell Division

    Elisabeth Nicholson, PhD (IP) (#105483)

    This book will tell you everything you need to know about cell division. It describes the steps of cell division and explains the similarities and differences between mitosis and meiosis.

    This book is designed to cover all of the information that READ MORE »

    24 Pages | 2,837 Words

    Effector T Cell Responses

    Bridgett Payseur, PhD (#110098)

    This book describes the activation and functions of effector T cells. We'll begin by discussing the different types of T cells, which are CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. Then, we'll move on to the specific functions of the different types and subtypes of T c READ MORE »

    18 Pages | 3,398 Words

    The Heart and All Its Parts

    Michele Tiggle, PhD (#109218)

    This book describes the heart and its parts as a major entity of the cardiovascular system. The main focus of the book will be the function of the heart, its various structures, and the pathway of blood through the heart. By reading this book one w READ MORE »

    22 Pages | 3,688 Words


    Muscles and Contraction

    Logan Edmiston, MD (#111101)

    This book describes muscle contraction and the structure and physiology that make muscle contraction possible. The following sections will cover the three major muscle types (skeletal (striated), smooth, and cardiac), explaining how each contracts, w READ MORE »

    56 Pages | 12,441 Words

    The Human Brain

    Michele Tiggle, PhD (#109218)

    This book describes the anatomy and function of the human brain. The general focus of the book will be the organization of the brain (i.e., ventricles, the cerebral hemispheres-cerebrum, the diencephalon, the brain stem, and the cerebellum), function READ MORE »

    41 Pages | 7,416 Words