Thoroughly clinical, completely accessible, and always relevant. Millions of people throughout the world suffer from the effects of sickle-shaped red blood cells like those depicted on the cover. Sickle cell anemia is just one of the myriad ways biochemistry intersects with our lives. This Third Edition of Rod Boyer's "Concepts in Biochemistry" highlights the many fascinating intersections between biochemistry and real life. Written with allied health majors and applied life science students in mind, Boyer takes a clinically focused, easy-to-understand approach to biochemistry, filled with many real and highly relevant applications such as metabolic topics and basic drug pathways. The result is one of the most accessible, concise, and applied biochemistry textbooks in the discipline! The new edition continues the complete and balanced coverage of all fundamental concepts in biochemistry of the Second Edition. ""I especially liked your 'Biochemistry in the Clinic, ' and 'Windows on Biochemistry.' They are very thought provoking and show specifically how Biochemistry affects humans and makes it relevant to real life conditions."" --Siegfried Detke, University of North Dakota ""Rodney Boyer is an excellent writer. His writing style is at the appropriate level and the students genuinely enjoy reading it."" --Greg Clodfelter, Drake UniversitBoyer, Rodney F. is the author of 'Concepts in Biochemistry', published 2005 under ISBN 9780471661795 and ISBN 0471661791.