Highly experienced physicians and biologists clearly explain the basic technical knowledge needed to use AFM and demonstrate its multifarious uses in biomedicine and the life sciences. The applications range widely from morphostructural analyses of cellular structures, to the investigation of subcellular structures, to functional investigations, and reveal a powerful new way of looking at biological samples.
Smart polymers are macromolecules capable of undergoing rapid, reversible
phase transitions from a hydrophilic to a hydrophobic microstructure. These
transitions are triggered by small shifts in the local environment, such as
slight variations in temperature, pH, ionic strength, or the concentration of
specific substances like sugars.
Smart polymers have an extensive range of applications, but this book
focuses solely on their roles within the fields of bioseparation and biomedicine.
Until recently, polymers were considered to be passive participants
within these fields.
It is not so far from now, although it is just the end of the XX century, the
time when we discussed outlooks of the use of biotechnologies in medicine and
pharmacy. These hopes were connected mainly with new microbiological products
and new materials (polymers) for pharmaceutics, biomedicine and organ transplantation.
Now in the XXI century, we are much more enthusiastic about outlooks
of nanotechnologies for our life and environment.
Work on Deisboeck and Kresh's Complex Systems Science in BioMedicine
started years ago. In fact, thoughts and ideas leading up to this textbook date
back to our first conversation, sometime in the fall of 1996. We quickly found
common ground, and talked about emergence and self-organization and their
relevance for medicine. We were both fascinated by the idea of complexity and
marveled about its tremendous possibilities for cancer research, which was then
and still is Tom's main scientific interest. Much has happened in science and
technology since we first discussed our vision.
From HIV to influenza, the battle between infectious agents and the immune system is at the heart of disease. Knowledge of how and why parasites vary to escape recognition by the immune system is central to vaccine design, the control of epidemics, and our fundamental understanding of parasite ecology and evolution. As the first comprehensive synthesis of parasite variation at the molecular, population, and evolutionary levels, this book is essential reading for students and researchers throughout biology and biomedicine....
NICE OR NASTY is an entertaining and informative book with a readable approach to a topic that is extremely important to all societies, namely food choice, in relation to its regulation by law, custom and beliefs, and its health and disease aspects.
The focus is on South East Asia with its half a billion people and diverse food choice. Written by two experts with many years of experience in teaching and research in biomedicine, this book represents a synthesis of the seemingly diverse areas of nutrition, biomedicine, law and geography.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Handbook of medical imaging" presents the following contents: Registration, visualization, compression storage and communication, visualization pathways in biomedicine, spatial transformation models, registration for image guided surgery, morphometric methods for virtual endoscopy,..
This volume, derived from the Handbook of Engineering Electromagnetics (2004), is
intended as a desk reference for the fundamentals of engineering electromagnetics.
Because electromagnetics provides the underpinnings for many technological fields such
as wireless communications, fiber optics, microwave engineering, radar, electromagnetic
compatibility, material science, and biomedicine, there is a great deal of interest and need
for training in the concepts of engineering electromagnetics.
Adaptive systems are at the very core of modern digital signal processing. There are many reasons for this, foremost amongst these is that adaptive ﬁltering, prediction or identiﬁcation do not require explicit a priori statistical knowledge of the input data. Adaptive systems are employed in numerous areas such as biomedicine, communications, control, radar, sonar and video processing (Haykin 1996a).
It is our pleasure to present this special volume on tissue engineering in the
series Advances in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology. This volume
reflects the emergence of tissue engineering as a core discipline of modern
biomedical engineering, and recognizes the growing synergies between the
technological developments in biotechnology and biomedicine. Along this
vein, the focus of this volume is to provide a biotechnology driven perspective
on cell engineering fundamentals while highlighting their significance in producing
.Open source software in life science research
Published by Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012
.Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine
1 Practical leadership for biopharmaceutical executives J. Y. Chin 2 Outsourcing biopharma R&D to India P. R. Chowdhury 3 Matlab® in bioscience and biotechnology L. Burstein 4 Allergens and respiratory pollutants Edited by M. A. Williams 5 Concepts and techniques in genomics and proteomics N. Saraswathy and P. Ramalingam 6 An introduction to pharmaceutical sciences J.
It is a great honor and pleasure for me to introduce this book “Applications of Digital
Signal Processing” being published by InTech. The field of digital signal processing is
at the heart of communications, biomedicine, defense applications, and so on. The field
has experienced an explosive growth from its origins, with huge advances both in
fundamental research and applications.
Science seeks to understand and explain our world, be that its physical composition
(geology), chemical composition (chemistry), the way its composite matter interacts
(physics), or the organisms that inhabit it (biology). We can only get an idea of what
life is all about by piecing together information from each discipline to give us the big
We don’t have to look very far to realize that it is difficult, if not impossible, to
separate biology from chemistry. After all, our body is a bag of chemicals.
The field of medical informatics has grown rapidly over the past decade
due to the advances in biomedical computing, the abundance of biomedical
and genomic data, the ubiquity of the Internet, and the general acceptance of
computing in various aspects of medical, biological, and health care research
and practice. This book aims to be complementary to several other popular
introductory medical informatics textbooks.
Less than twenty years ago photolithography and medicine were total strangers to one
another. They had not yet met, and not even looking each other up in the classifieds. And
then, nucleic acid chips, microfluidics and microarrays entered the scene, and rapidly these
strangers became indispensable partners in biomedicine.
As recently as ten years ago the notion of applying nanotechnology to the fight against disease
was dominantly the province of the fiction writers.
In a direct test of the question, “connective tissue or muscle damage?“, Petros et al 2008
performed a blinded prospective study with muscle biopsies of m.pubococcygeus taken at
the same time as a midurethral sling operation for urinary stress incontinence (USI) was
done, an operation which works by creating an artificial collagenous neoligament (Petros
PE, Ulmsten U, Papadimitriou 1990).