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Radar Imaging and Holography

The analysis of the current state and tendencies in radar development shows that novel methods of target viewing are based on a detailed study of echo signals and their informative characteristics. These methods are aimed at obtaining complete data on a target, with emphasis on revealing new steady parameters for their recognition. One way of raising the efficiency of radar technology is to improve available methods of radio vision, or imaging. Radio vision systems provide a high resolution, considerably extending the scope of target detection and recognition. This field of radar science and technology is very promising, because it paves the way from the classical detection of a point target to the imaging of a whole object.     

Author Name :A.Pasmurov, J.Zinoviev

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Glossary of Biotechnology Terms

As a result of biotechnology becoming a highly controversial area, non-technical people, such as lobbyists and public relations people, have had to quickly become conversant about a topic that is highly technical. This glossary aims to provide concise definitions of terms for readers unfamiliar to the area and for persons familiar with biotechnology to learn how the terms are currently being used. The Glossary of Biotechnology Terms is a handy reference for those with little or no training in the biological and chemical sciences because it has been written in non-technical language, and serves to bring the reader up to date on biotechnical terminology so as to communicate effectively.     

Author Name :Kimball R. Nill

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Modern Microbial Genetics

In accordance with its predecessor, the completely revised and expanded Second Edition of Modern Microbial Genetics focuses on how bacteria and bacteriophage arrange and rearrange their genetic material through mutation, evolution, and genetic exchange to take optimal advantage of their environment.The text is divided into three sections: DNA Metabolism, Genetic Response, and Genetic Exchange. The first addresses how DNA replicates, repairs itself, and recombines, as well as how it may be manipulated. The second section is devoted to how microorganisms interact with their environment, including chapters on sporulation and stress shock, and the final section contains the latest information on classic exchange mechanisms such as transformation and conjugation.     

Author Name :Uldis N. Streips

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Practical Cell Analysis

This book discusses cell analysis from setup of a laboratory for cell work to using specific analytical methods. The goal of this book was to create a practical guide for working with cells in an analytical instrumentation setting.As analytical chemistry and biology move closer together, biologists are performing increasingly sophisticated analytical techniques on cells. Chemists are also turning to cells as a relevant and important sample to study newly developed methods. Practical Cell Analysis provides techniques, hints, and time-saving tips explaining what may be common knowledge to one field but are often hidden or unknown to another.     

Author Name :Dimitri Pappas

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Glossary of Biotechnology Terms

The Glossary of Biotechnology Terms is a handy reference for those with little or no training in the biological and chemical sciences because it has been written in non-technical language, and serves to bring the reader up to date on biotechnical terminology so as to communicate effectively.     

Author Name :Kimball R. Nill

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On cloning

In this highly controversial book, John Harris does a lot more than ask why we are so afraid of cloning. He presents a deft and informed defence of human cloning, carefully exposing the rhetorical and highly dubious arguments against it. He begins with an introduction to what a human clone is, before tackling some of the most common and frequently bizarre criticisms of cloning. Offering a brave and lucid insight into this ethical minefield, John Harris at last shows that far from ending the diversity of human life or creating a race of super-clones, cloning has the power to improve and heal human life.     

Author Name :John Harris

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On cloning

In this highly controversial book, John Harris does a lot more than ask why we are so afraid of cloning. He presents a deft and informed defence of human cloning, carefully exposing the rhetorical and highly dubious arguments against it. He begins with an introduction to what a human clone is, before tackling some of the most common and frequently bizarre criticisms of cloning. Offering a brave and lucid insight into this ethical minefield, John Harris at last shows that far from ending the diversity of human life or creating a race of super-clones, cloning has the power to improve and heal human life.     

Author Name :John Harris

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Modern Microbial Genetics

Microbial Genetics focuses on how bacteria and bacteriophage arrange and rearrange their genetic material through mutation, evolution, and genetic exchange to take optimal advantage of their environment.The text is divided into three sections: DNA Metabolism, Genetic Response, and Genetic Exchange. The first addresses how DNA replicates, repairs itself, and recombines, as well as how it may be manipulated. The second section is devoted to how microorganisms interact with their environment, including chapters on sporulation and stress shock, and the final section contains the latest information on classic exchange mechanisms such as transformation and conjugation     

Author Name :Uldis N. Streips

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Biotechnology

This book is an attempt to give you the thorough picture about the subject of Biotechnology.     

Author Name :Christopher Lewis

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Biomechanical Systems Technology

Biomechanics(fromAncientGreek:???"life" and ??a???? "mechanics") is the application of mechanical principles to living organisms, such as `humans,animals,plantsand the functional basic units of life, thecells.The word biomechanics developed during the early 1970s, describing the application of engineering mechanics to biological systems to solve medical problems by studying the function and structure of living organisms. Mechanics is a branch of physics that involves the analysis of forces. Therefore biomechanics is the use of these principles to study the anatomical and functional aspects.     

Author Name :World Scientific Publishing

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Nanophotonics

Nanophotonics or Nano-optics is the study of the behavior of light on the nanometer scale. It is considered as a branch of optical engineering which deals with optics, or the interaction of light with particles or substances, at deeply subwavelength length scales. Technologies in the realm of nano-optics include near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM), photoassisted scanning tunnelling microscopy, and surface plasmon optics. Traditional microscopy makes use of diffractive elements to focus light tightly in order to increase resolution. But because of the diffraction limit (also known as the Rayleigh Criterion), propagating light may be focused to a spot with a minimum diameter of roughly half the wavelength of the light. Thus, even with diffraction-limited confocal microscopy, the maximum resolution obtainable is on the order of a couple of hundred nanometers. The scientific and industrial communities are becoming more interested in the characterization of materials and phenomena on the scale of a few nanometers, so alternative techniques must be utilized. Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) makes use of a probe, (usually either a tiny aperture or super-sharp tip), which either locally excites a sample or transmits local information from a sample to be collected and analyzed. The ability to fabricate devices in nanoscale that has been developed recently provided the catalyst for this area of study.     

Author Name :Paras N. Prasad

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Visual Prosthetics

Visual Prosthetics provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of operation, current state, anticipated developments, and functional aspects of visual prosthetics restoring sight to visually impaired individuals. This volume uniquely describes the human visual system in health and disease in a pedagogical and didactic manner, fitting to professionals and researchers with a bioengineering background. Readers will find a balanced overview of electrical, molecular chemical and synthetic chromophore stimulation, in addition to the biophysics and psychological aspects of vision restoration. Unlike competitive texts, this introduction also includes the need and methods for functional evaluation and rehabilitation.     

Author Name :Gislin Dagnelie

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Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging for Biomedical Applications

The latest advances in vibrational spectroscopic biomedical imaging.Written by expert spectroscopists, Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging for Biomedical Applications discusses recent progress in the field in areas such as instrumentation, detector technology, novel modes of data collection, data analysis, and various biomedical applications. This full-color volume covers various IR imaging techniques, including transmission reflection, transflection, and attenuated total reflection (ATR) imaging, and Raman imaging. The efficient use of vibrational spectroscopy in clinical applications is emphasized in this state-of-the-art guide.     

Author Name :Gokulakrishnan Srinivasan

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Biophysics of Human Hair

This book presents the biophysics of hair. It deals with the structure of hair, its mechanical properties, the nanomechanical characterization, tensile deformation, tribological characterization, the thickness distribution and binding interactions on hair surface. It is the first book on the biophysical properties of hair.     

Author Name :Bharat Bhushan

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Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology

Extensive application of bioprocesses has generated an expansion in biotechnological knowledge, generated by the application of biochemical engineering to biotechnology. Microorganisms produce alcohols and acetone that are used in industrial processes. The knowledge related to industrial microbiology has been revolutionized by the ability of genetically engineered cells to make many new products. Genetic engineering and gene mounting has been developed to enhance industrial fermentation. Ultimately, these bioprocesses have become a new way of developing commercial products. Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology demonstrates the application of biological sciences in engineering with theoretical and practical aspects to enhance understanding of knowledge in this field. The book adopts a practical approach, showing related case studies with original research data. It is an ideal text book for college and university courses, which guides students through the lectures in a clear and well-illustrated manner.     

Author Name :Ghasem Najafpour

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Biomedical Image Processing

In modern medicine, imaging is the most effective tool for diagnostics, treatment planning and therapy. Almost all modalities have went to directly digital acquisition techniques and processing of this image data have become an important option for health care in future. This book is written by a team of internationally recognized experts from all over the world. It provides a brief but complete overview on medical image processing and analysis highlighting recent advances that have been made in academics. Color figures are used extensively to illustrate the methods and help the reader to understand the complex topics.     

Author Name :Thomas Martin Deserno

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Analysis and Application of Analog Electronic Circuits to Biomedical Instrumentation

This book introduces the basic mathematical tools used to describe noise and its propagation through linear systems and provides a basic description of the improvement of signal-to-noise ratio by signal averaging and linear filtering. The text also demonstrates how op amps are the keystone of modern analog signal conditioning systems design, and illustrates their use in isolation and instrumentation amplifiers, active filters, and numerous biomedical instrumentation systems and subsystems. It examines the properties of the ideal op amp and applies this model to the analysis of various circuits. It explores models and architectures of the ...building blocks... of the signal conditioning systems used to monitor and measure medical data.     

Author Name :Robert B. Northrop

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Biomechanics

Biomechanics: Principles and Applications offers a definitive, comprehensive review of this rapidly growing field, including recent advancements made by biomedical engineers to the understanding of fundamental aspects of physiologic function in health, disease, and environmental extremes. The chapters, each by a recognized leader in the field, address the subjects of biosolid mechanics and biofluid mechanics as they pertain to various subsystems of the human body. They also review applications such as sports biomechanics, repair and rehabilitation of body parts, and technology to support or replace ailing physiologic organs with prosthetic parts. A unique feature is the convenient handbook style and tabular format that puts quantitative data at your fingertips. Illustrations further add to the value of this book. The text is concise, topical, and not overly technical. No other book covers the entire field of biomechanics so succinctly in one volume.     

Author Name :Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino

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Biomedical EPR - Part B

Biomedical EPR Part B focuses on applications of EPR techniques and instrumentation, with applications to dynamics. The book celebrates the 70thbirthday of Prof. James S. Hyde, Medical College of Wisconsin, and his contributions to this field. Chapters are written to provide introductory material for new-comers to the field that lead into up-to-date reviews that provide perspective on the wide range of questions that can be addressed by EPR.     

Author Name :Sandra S. Eaton ,Gareth R. Eaton, Lawrence Berliner

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Biophotonics

It is now well established that all living systems emit a weak but permanent photon flux in the visible and ultraviolet range. This biophoton emission is correlated with many, if not all, biological and physiological functions. There are indications of a hitherto-overlooked information channel within the living system. Biophotons may trigger chemical reactivity in cells, growth control, differentiation and intercellular communication, i.e. biological rhythms. The basic experimental and theoretical framework as well as the technical problems and the wide field of applications in the biotechnical, biomedical engineering, engineering, medicine, pharmacology, environmental science and basic science fields are presented in this book. To promote the dialog and mutual penetration between biophoton research and photon technology is one of the important goals for the International Conference on Biophotons & Biophotonics 2003, and is developed and presented in Biophotonics: Optical Science and Engineering in the 21st Century.     

Author Name :Xun Shen, Roel van Wijk

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Biomedical Photonics Handbook

A wide variety of biomedical photonic technologies have been developed recently for clinical monitoring of early disease states; molecular diagnostics and imaging of physiological parameters; molecular and genetic biomarkers; and detection of the presence of pathological organisms or biochemical species of clinical importance. However, available information on this rapidly growing field is fragmented among a variety of journals and specialized books.Now researchers and medical practitioners have an authoritative and comprehensive source for the latest research and applications in biomedical photonics. Over 150 leading scientists, engineers, and physicians discuss state-of-the-art instrumentation, methods, and protocols in the Biomedical Photonics Handbook. Editor-in-Chief Tuan Vo-Dinh and an advisory board of distinguished scientists and medical experts ensure that each of the 65 chapters represents the latest and most accurate information currently available.     

Author Name :Tuan Vo-Dinh

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Biomedical Technology and Devices Handbook

Concise yet comprehensive, this handbook illuminates the equipment, devices, and techniques used in modern medicine to diagnose, treat, and monitor human illnesses. With topics ranging from the basic procedures like blood pressure measurement to cutting-edge imaging equipment, biological tests, and genetic engineering, the editors have conceived and organized the handbook to guide readers smoothly from simple procedures to the more sophisticated and complex. Each section begins with a description of the technique and its technical considerations, then explores its use according to its applications and relevant body systems.     

Author Name :James E. Moore ,George Zouridakis

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Biotechnology for Biomedical Engineers

With the advent of recombinant DNA technology, monoclonal antibody technology, and new technologies for studying and handling cells and tissues, the field of biotechnology has undergone a tremendous resurgence in a wide range of applications pertinent to industry, medicine, and science in general. A volume in the Principles and Applications in Engineering series, Biotechnology for Biomedical Engineers covers the topics in biotechnology of interest to the practicing biomedical engineer. Topics include protein engineering, monoclonal antibody production, applications of nucleic acid chemistry, antisense technology, applied virology, cell structure and function, and more.     

Author Name :Martin L. Yarmush, Mehmet Toner, Robert Plonsey, Joseph D. Bronzino. J

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Computational Methods for Protein Structure Prediction and Modeling

Volume One of this two-volume sequence focuses on the basic characterization of known protein structures, and structure prediction from protein sequence information. Eleven chapters survey of the field, covering key topics in modeling, force fields, classification, computational methods, and structure prediction. Each chapter is a self contained review covering definition of the problem and historical perspective; mathematical formulation; computational methods and algorithms; performance results; existing software; strengths, pitfalls, challenges, and future research.     

Author Name :Ying Xu, Dong Xu, Jie Liang

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Dynamics of the Vascular System

This book begins with the historical discoveries of the features of the vascular system and its importance in the overall circulatory function. Modern aspects of vascular biology in terms of structure and function are then described, followed by the introduction of physical principles and basic fluid mechanics for quantitative analysis. The hemodynamics of large arteries, the optimal structure of vascular branching and the pulsatile energy transmission and modeling aspects are elaborated. These are extended to analyze the function of the venous system and the microcirculation. Finally, the integrated vascular system and its response and adaptation to diseased conditions, such as aging, stenosis, hypertension, myocardial ischemia, atheroslerosis and stroke are explained. The overall emphasis is on the dynamic nature of the vascular system.     

Author Name :John K-J Li

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E. coli in Motion

Escherichia coli, commonly referred to as E. coli, has been the organism of choice for molecular genetics for decades. Its machinery and mobile behavior is one of the most fascinating topics for cell scientists. Scientists and engineers, not trained in microbiology, and who would like to learn more about living machines, can see it as a unique example. This cross-disciplinary monograph covers more than thirty years of research and is accessible to graduate students and scientists alike.     

Author Name :Howard C. Berg

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Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

A deeper insight into the complex processes involved in this field, covering the biological, chemical and engineering fundamentals needed to further develop effective methodologies. The book devotes a detailed chapter to each of the four main areas of environmental biotechnology -- wastewater treatment, soil treatment, solid waste treatment, and waste gas treatment -- dealing with both the microbiological and process engineering aspects.     

Author Name :Hans-Joachim Jordening ,Josef Winter

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Environmental Biotechnology

Biotechnology has come to play an increasingly important role in many aspects of everyday life. Once an expensive and largely unfamiliar option, it has now become a realistic alternative to many established approaches for manufacturing, land remediation, pollution control and waste management. The application of biologically-engineered solutions to environmental problems has become far more readily acceptable in principle and biotechnology, in general, more widely understood, but there remains some uncertainty amongst practitioners regarding how and where the microscopic, functional level fits into the macroscopic, practical applications. It is precisely this gap which the book sets out to fill.Environmental Biotechnology: theory and application takes a thematic and environmentally focused approach, and breaks away from traditional rigid divisions to provide a unified exposition of the subject and an accurate reflection of environmental biotechnology in current practice. Dividing the topic into logical strands covering pollution, waste and manufacturing, the book examines the potential for biotechnological interventions and current industrial practice, with the underpinning microbial techniques and methods described, in context, against this background. Each chapter is supported by located case studies from a range of industries and countries to provide readers with an overview of the range of applications for biotechnology.     

Author Name :Gareth M. Evans ,Judith C. Furlong

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Handbook of Biomedical Image Analysis

With rapid advancements in technology, body imaging or components thereof, have become ubiquitous in medicine. While the biomedical devices such as the MRI, CT, X-rays, Ultrasound, PET/SPECT and Microscopy etc, provide us with high resolution images, the challenges that have continued to confront us with, lie in the interpretation of the vast amounts of data generated by these devices. Biomedical applications are the ?bottom-line? essentials in the diagnostic world. It is this diagnostic interpretation feature that forms the core niche for these books and will serve the needs of a broad spectrum of audience including researchers, research clinicians, and students.Together the three volumeswill illustrate the role of the fusion of registration and segmentation systems for complete biomedical applications therapy delivery benefiting the biomedical doctors, clinical researchers, radiologists and others.     

Author Name :Jasjit S. Suri,David Wilson , Swamy Laxminarayan

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Mathematics for Life Science and Medicine

Dynamical systems theory in mathematical biology has attracted much attention from many scientific directions. The purpose of this volume is to present and discuss the many rich properties of the dynamical systems that appear in life science and medicine. The main topics include cancer treatment, dynamics of paroxysmal tachycardia, vector disease model, epidemic diseases and metapopulations, immune systems, pathogen competition and coexistence and the evolution of virulence and the rapid evolution of viruses within a host. Each chapter will serve to introduce students and scholars to the state-of-the-art in an exciting area, to present new results, and to inspire future contributions to mathematical modeling inlife science and medicine.     

Author Name :Yasuhiro Takeuchi , Yoh Iwasa , Kazunori Sato

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Biotechnology in Flavor Production

Biotechnology can deliver complex flavors both as fermentation products and single constituents. Recent developments in transgenic research have spawned numerous studies in the use of metabolic engineering of biosynthetic pathways to produce high-value secondary metabolites that can enhance the flavors of food products. Biotechnology is also playing an increasingly important role in the breeding of food crops for enhanced flavor.This book provides a unique overview of the current state of the art of flavor production through biotechnology, examining the principles and current methods of producing flavors from plants and other organisms. Chapters are included on plant tissue culture, genetic engineering of plants for flavor improvement and genetic engineering of bacteria and fungi for flavor improvement of fermented beverages and dairy products. The book is directed at food scientists and technologists in the food and flavour industries as well as academics and ingredients suppliers.     

Author Name :Daphna Havkin-Frenkel, Faith Belanger

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High-Throughput Image Reconstruction and Analysis

Explore the latest developments in bioimaging, image analysis, and data mining with the first comprehensive book on innovative high-performance computing (HPC) techniques that are facilitating never-before research capabilities and applications. This unique resource demonstrates how HPC can solve the data bottleneck created by today's microscopy techniques. It provides state-of-the-art methods and algorithms for building complex models from large biological datasets and solving data analysis and interpretation problems. This innovative volume surveys the latest image acquisition advances in serial block face techniques in scanning electron microscopy, knife-edge scanning microscopy, and 4D imaging of multi-component biological systems. The book introduces parallel processing for biological applications. You learn advanced parallelization techniques for decomposing a problem domain and mapping it onto a parallel processing architecture using the message-passing interface (MPI) and OpenMP. Case studies show how these techniques have been successfully used in simulation tasks, data mining, and graphical visualization of biological datasets. You also find coverage of methods for developing scalable biological image databases and for facilitating greater interactive visualization of large image sets.     

Author Name :A. Ravishankar Rao, Guillermo A. Cecchi

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Biotechnology: Academic Cell Update Edition

Now available with the most current and relevant journal articles from Cell Press, Biotechnology Academic Cell Update Edition approaches modern biotechnology from a molecular basis, which grew out of the increasing biochemical understanding of physiology. Using straightforward, less-technical jargon, Clark and Pazdernik manage to introduce each chapter with a basic concept that ultimately evolves into a more specific detailed principle. This up-to-date text covers a wide realm of topics, including the forensics used in crime scene investigations, the burgeoning field of nanobiotechnology, bioethics and other cutting edge topics in today's world of biotechnology.     

Author Name :David P. Clark BA, Nanette Pazdernik

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Whole Cell Sensing Systems I

Table of Contents Reporter cells: - Yeast Based Sensors by Mifumi Shimomura-Shimizu and Isao Karube - Mammalian Cell-Based Sensor Systems by Pratik Banerjee, Briana Franz, and Arun K. Bhunia - Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Cell-Based Sensors: Strategies for Their Preservation by Amol Date, Patrizia Pasini, and Sylvia Daunert - Electrochemical Cell-Based Sensors by Eliora Z. Ron and Judith Rishpon - Microbial Cell Arrays by Tal Elad, Jin Hyung Lee, Man Bock Gu, and Shimshon Belkin Devices: - Surface Functionalization for Protein and Cell Patterning by Pascal Colpo , Ana Ruiz , Laura Ceriotti , and Francois Rossi - Fiber-Optic Based Cell Sensors by Evgeni Eltzov and Robert S. Marks - Electronic Interfacing with Living Cells by James T. Fleming - On-Chip Detection of Cellular Activity by R. Almog , R. Daniel , S. Vernick , A. Ron , H. Ben-Yoav, and Y. Shacham-Diamand     

Author Name :Shimshon Belkin, Man Bock Gu

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Pharmaceutical Extrusion Technology

Pharmaceutical Extrusion Technology is the only resource to provide in-depth descriptions and analyses of the key parameters of extruders and extrusion processes. The book highlights the applicability of melt extrusion in pharmaceutical drug development and product manufacturing, including controlled release, dissolution rate and bioavailability enhancement, and granulation technology. It brings together the technical information necessary to develop and market pharmaceutical dosage forms that meet current quality and regulatory requirements and details extruder hardware and controls, process definition and troubleshooting of single and twin screw extrusion processes, and more.     

Author Name :Issac Ghebre, Charles Martin

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Advances in Biometrics

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2009, held in Alghero, Italy, June 2-5, 2009. The 36 revised full papers and 93 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 250 submissions. Biometric criteria covered by the papers are assigned to face, speech, fingerprint and palmprint, multibiometrics and security, gait, iris, and other biometrics. In addition there are 4 papers on challenges and competitions that currently are under way, thus presenting an overview on the evaluation of biometrics.     

Author Name :Massimo Tistarelli, Mark S. Nixon

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Colloids in Biotechnology

Colloids show great potential in a wide variety of applications, including drug delivery and medical imaging, and the design and fabrication of colloid systems has attracted considerable interest in the research community. Colloids in Biotechnology describes developments in the field of biotechnological applications in the past decade and bridges the gap between these research efforts and commercially viable options.Highlights the role of colloids in a plethora of biotechnical applications.Striking a balance between theory and experiment, between principles and applications, and between molecular and physical approaches to the subject, the book assembles contributions from an international community of colloid scientists to provide a comprehensive reference on the role of colloids in biotechnology and biomedicine. The authors discuss new types of biosurfactants; mixtures of surfactants; and peptides, proteins, and polyelectrolytes. They also describe the formation and properties of magnetic colloids and review their applications in chemical biology and medicine. They highlight current progress in the design of self-assembled materials for biotechnology, and they also cover the formation of nanofibres and the use of sol-gel technology in biology.     

Author Name :Monzer Fanun

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Complex Dynamics

Complex Dynamics: Advanced System Dynamics in Complex Variables is a graduate-level monographic textbook. It has seven Chapters. The introductory Chapter 1 explains in plain English the objective of the book and provides the preliminaries in complex numbers and variables; it also gives a soft introduction to quantum dynamics. Chapter 2 develops low-dimensional dynamics in the complex plane, theoretical and computational, continuous- and discrete-time. Chapter 3 presents a modern introduction to quantum dynamics, mainly following Dirac's notation. Chapter 4 develops geometrical machinery of complex manifolds, essential for the further text. Chapter 5 develops high-dimensional complex continuous dynamics, which takes place on complex manifolds. Chapter 6 develops the formalism of complex path integrals, which extends the continuous dynamics to the general high-dimensional dynamics, which can be both discrete and stochastic. In the last, Chapter 7, all previously developed methods are employed to present the Holy Grail of modern physical and cosmological science, the search for the theory of everything and the true cosmological dynamics.     

Author Name :Vladimir G. Ivancevic

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Practical Electromagnetics

Learn to solve both simple and complex electromagnetic problems with this texts unique integration of theoretical and mathematical concepts. With the authors guidance, youll discover a broad range of classic and cutting-edge applications across a wide array of fields, including biomedicine, wireless communication, process control, and instrumentation. Case studies, detailed derivations, and 170 fully solved examples deepen your understanding of theory, and help you apply numerical methods to real-world problems.     

Author Name :Devendra K. Misra

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Computational Intelligence and Pattern Analysis in Biology Informatics

This collection of 16 papers, edited by Maulik (computer science and engineering, Jadavpur U., India), Bandyopadhyay (Indian Statistical Institute, India), and Wang (data and knowledge engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US), brings together contributions from practitioners integrating computational intelligence and pattern analysis techniques for analyzing biological data, including sequence, structure, and microarray data. The material is organized into five sections that explore basic principles and methodologies of computational techniques, applications of computational intelligence and pattern analysis for biological sequence analysis, structural analysis; microarray data analysis, and systems biology.     

Author Name :Ujjwal Maulik, Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Jason T. L. Wang

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Image-Based Computational Modeling of the Human Circulatory and Pulmonary Systems

Image-Based Computational Modeling of the Human Circulatory and Pulmonary Systems provides an overview of the current modeling methods and applications enhancing interventional treatments and computer-aided surgery. A detailed description of the techniques behind image acquisition, processing and three-dimensional reconstruction are included. Techniques for the computational simulation of solid and fluid mechanics and structure interaction are also discussed, in addition to various cardiovascular and pulmonary applications. Engineers and researchers involved with image processing and computational modeling of human organ systems will find this a valuable reference.     

Author Name :Krishnan B. Chandran, H.S. Udaykumar, Joseph M. Reinhardt

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Endocrine Pathology

A comprehensive review of recent molecular discoveries that can clarify the pathophysiology of endocrine disease processes and contribute to the diagnostic aspects of endocrine pathology. Surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation therapists discuss the treatment of endocrine disorders, especially tumors, with emphasis on differential diagnosis and on broadening the perspective that the endocrine pathologist must have in making specific tissue diagnoses. Of interest to practicing pathologists, pathology residents, endocrinologists, endocrinologists in training, veterinarians, and interested researchers.     

Author Name :Ricardo V. Lloyd

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The Handbook of Nanomedicine

This handbook covers the broad scope of nanomedicine. Starting with the basics, the subject is developed to potential clinical applications, many of which are still at an experimental stage. The book features extensive coverage of nanodiagnostics and nanopharmaceuticals, which are two important components of nanomedicine. Written by a physician-scientist author who blends his clinical experience and scientific expertise in new technologies, this book provides a definitive account of nanomedicine. It offers more up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of nanomedicine than any other comparable work.     

Author Name :Kewal K. Jain

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Biotechnology And Your Health

Biotechnology, as a field of formal study, is relatively new. Its origins, however, are ancient. One of the earliest forms of biotechnology is the process of fermentation used in the making of wine, cheese, beer, and bread. Biotechnology, as it is studied today, is the application of modern approaches to manipulating DNA to make products. Pharmaceutical applications of biotechnology focus on the development of drugs to help treat disease. Included are the development of natural products as drugs, the development and uses of recombinant drugs (human insulin and human growth hormone), gene therapy, cell replacement, organ transplantation, and lab tests that use recombinant components. The book concludes with a history of biotechnology in list form, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Contrasting color used in selected typefaces, colorful photographs, and detailed illustrations and diagrams enhance visual appeal and supplement the information in the text. This title, part of the "Biotechnology in the 21st Century" series, would be a good addition to a high school science classroom or the reference section of a library.     

Author Name :Bernice Zeldin Schacter

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NMR Spectroscopy and its Application to Biomedical Research

NMR has become the most diverse spectroscopic tool available to date in biomedical research. It is now routinely used to study biomolecular structure and dynamics particularly as a result of recent developments of a cascade of highly sophisticated multidimensional NMR pulse sequences, and of advances in genetic engineering to produce biomolecules, uniformly or selectively enriched with 13C, 15N and 2H.Features of this book: Provides an up-to-date treatment of NMR techniques and their application to problems of biomedical interest. Most refined multidimensional pulse sequences including the basic aspects are covered by leading NMR spectroscopists.The book will be useful to NMR spectroscopists, biochemists, and to molecular biologists interested in the use of NMR techniques for solving biological problems.     

Author Name :S.K. Sarkar

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Nano/Micro Biotechnology

Part I The Nano-Scale Biological Systems in Nature; Molecular bio-motors in living cells by T. Nishizaka; The form designed by viral genome by K. Onodera; Part II Detection and Characterization Technology; Atomic force microscopy applied to nano-mechanics of the cell by A. Ikai; Design, synthesis and biological application of fluorescent sensor molecules for cellular imaging by K. Kikuchi; Dynamic visualization of cellular signaling by Q. Ni and J. Zhang; Part III Fabrication Technology; Surface acoustic wave atomizer and electrostatic deposition by Y. Yamagata; Electrospray deposition of biomolecules by V.N. Morozov; Part IV Processing Technology; Droplet handling by T.Torii; Integrated microfluidic systems by S. Kaneda and T. Fujii; Part V Applications; A novel non-viral gene delivery system: Multifunctional envelope-type nano device - by H. Hatakeyama, H. Akita, K. Kogure, and H. Harashima; Biosensors - by M. Saito, H.M. Hiep, N. Nagatani, and E.Tamiya; Micro bioreactors by Sato and T. Kitamori     

Author Name :Isao Endo and Teruyuki Nagamune

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Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine

Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine covers the emerging field of systems science involving the application of physics, mathematics, engineering and computational methods and techniques to the study of biomedicine including nonlinear dynamics at the molecular, cellular, multi-cellular tissue, and organismic level. With all chapters helmed by leading scientists in the field, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine's goal is to offer its audience a timely compendium of the ongoing research directed to the understanding of biological processes as whole systems instead of as isolated component parts.In Parts I & II, Complex Systems Science in Biomedicine provides a general systems thinking perspective and presents some of the fundamental theoretical underpinnings of this rapidly emerging field. Part III then follows with a multi-scaled approach, spanning from the molecular to macroscopic level, exemplified by studying such diverse areas as molecular networks and developmental processes, the immune and nervous systems, the heart, cancer and multi-organ failure. The volume concludes with Part IV that addresses methods and techniques driven in design and development by this new understanding of biomedical science.     

Author Name :Thomas Deisboeck and J. Yasha Kresh

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Innovation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Innovation is at the heart of all advances and has the capacity to solve problems facing humanity. Societies which have turned away from innovation and technological development have failed in their ability to support their populations. Understanding the nature of innovation in the life sciences and in particular healthcare, how it operates, what enables and hinders it is therefore of great importance to meeting the challenges ahead. This book, originally and concurrently published in the International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2007, offers the latest research and insights concerning innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry.     

Author Name :Rifat A. Atun, Desmond Sheridan

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Nanomedicine

This book offers a fundamental and comprehensive overview of nanomedicine from a systems engineering perspective, making it the first book in the field of quantitative nanomedicine based on systems theory. It will advance knowledge of nanoscale science and engineering by efficiently employing quantitative tools for fundamental biomedical engineering and biological science research. The book starts by introducing the concept of nanomedicine, and provides basic mathematical modeling techniques that can be used to model nanoscale biomedical and biological systems. It then demonstrates how this idea can be used to model and analyze the central dogma of molecular biology, tumor growth, and the immune system. Broad applications of the idea are further illustrated by Bayesian networks, multiscale and multiparadigm modeling, and AFM engineering. This book demonstrates how systems engineering, which has been very successful in conventional engineering, may help with nanomedicine.     

Author Name :Mingjun Zhang and Ning Xi

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Inorganic Nanoprobes for Biological Sensing and Imaging

Inorganic nanoprobes are tiny optical devices that are now being utilized to detect and analyze nanoscale biological properties. Covering both fundamental principles and biomedical applications, this groundbreaking resource offers engineers and researchers an up-to-date account of the pioneering activity pushing new boundaries in this emerging area. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, this unique book places particular emphasis nanoprobes made of luminescent semiconductor nanocrystals (quantum dots or QDs) and magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). Professionals find insightful discussions on the synthesis, characterization, and analysis of the unique properties of luminescent QDs and MNPs to help them reach new levels of performance in biological sensing and imaging.     

Author Name :Hedi Mattoussi and Jinwoo Cheon

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Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Important Changes in this Present Edition:1. Addition of a new chapter entitled, 'Genetic Code'.2. Addition of an exhaustive and explanatory Glossary, with about 1700 words along with etymology of most of the technical terms.3. Addition of Problems at the end of each chapter, along with their Answers placed Cumulatively at the end.Addition of a new appendix, 'The Noble Prizes' highlighting the history and importance of the world's most venerated awards.     

Author Name :J.L. Jain

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Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering

The biology, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy and chemical engineering students at various universtiy and engineering institutions are required to take the Biochemical Engineering course either as an elective or compulsory subject. This book is written keeping in mind the need for a text book on afore subject for students from both engineering and biology backgrounds. The main feature of this book is that it contains the solved problems, which help the students to understand the subject better.The book is divided into three sections: Enzyme mediated bioprocess, whole cell mediated bioprocess and the engineering principle in bioprocess.     

Author Name :Rajiv Dutta

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Microbial Pentose Utilization

Microbial utilization of the inexhaustible lignocellulosic biomass for the production of industrial chemicals, liquid fuels, protein-rich feed and food, and preparation of cellulose polymers, is an attractive approach to help meet energy and food demands. Whilst biomass has served as substrate in microbial processes for the production of alcoholic beverages for a long time, it is only recently that broad applications of this material have been envisaged. Hemicellulose-derived sugars have many potential uses in the production of industrial chemicals and solvents. Considerable developments have been made, not only in the improvement of yeast and recombinant bacterial strains, but also in the bioprocessing of these organisms during the last two decades. Although the volume of information available on microbial pentose utilization is increasing, the available literature is mostly scattered. A comprehensive account of recent advances in pentose based bioprocesses is provided along with suggestions for future research. An indispensible volume for graduate students of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biochemical engineering. The needs of industrial microbiologists, environmental scientists and researchers in the area of carbohydrate utilization and metabolism are also catered for. Industrial organizations involved in developing processes for ethanol and other products from non-conventional sources should also find this volume beneficial.     

Author Name :Ajay Singh, Prashant Mishra

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Systems Structure and Control

The title of the book System, Structure and Control encompasses broad field of theory and applications of many different control approaches applied on different classes of dynamic systems. Output and state feedback control include among others robust control, optimal control or intelligent control methods such as fuzzy or neural network approach, dynamic systems are e.g. linear or nonlinear with or without time delay, fixed or uncertain, onedimensional or multidimensional. The applications cover all branches of human activities including any kind of industry, economics, biology, social sciences etc.     

Author Name :Petr Husek

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Active Implants and Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

Active implants are actually drug or protein-eluting implants that induce healing effects, in addition to their regular task, such as support. This effect is achieved by controlled release of the active agent to the surrounding tissue. This book will give a broad overview of biomaterial platforms used as basic elements of drug-eluting implants. It will include mainly coatings for vascular stents with controlled release of antiproliferative agents, wound dressings with controlled release of antibacterial agents, drug-eluting vascular grafts, protein-eluting scaffolds for tissue regeneration, drug-eluting platforms for dental and other applications. Thus, both internal and external implants are described. The drug-eluting implants will be described in terms of matrix formats and polymers, incorporated drugs and their release profiles from the implants, as well as implant functioning. Smart polymeric systems, such as crosslinked poly-lactones, thermo and pH-sensitive hydrogels and poly(amido-amines), as well as novel basic structural elements, such as composite fibers and films, and nanostructures will be thoroughly described. The effect of the processing parameters on the microstructure and on the resulting drug release profiles, mechanical and physical properties, and other relevant properties, will be emphasized. The described new biomaterials approaches for active implants enhance the tools available for creating clinically important biomedical applications.     

Author Name :Meital Zilberman

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Gene Biotechnology, Third Edition

Covering state-of-the-art technologies and a broad range of practical applications, the Third Edition of Gene Biotechnology presents tools that researchers and students need to understand and apply today's biotechnology techniques. Many of the currently available books in molecular biology contain only protocol recipes, failing to explain the principles and concepts behind the methods outlined or to inform the reader of possible pitfalls in the methods described.Each chapter covers the principles underlying methods and techniques, and includes step-by-step descriptions of each protocol, notes, tips, and a troubleshooting guide. The book includes sections on how to write a research paper for publication in English-language journals, how to protect research discoveries and inventions via patents, and practical methods of bio-calculation.Written by a team of internationally recognized scientists, Gene Biotechnology presents protocols as well as clear and simple explanations of the key principles and concepts behind the methods. It is a single, logically organized source forthe most important new methodologies. This unique resource provides the tools to help ensure success in contemporary molecular and cellular biology research.     

Author Name :William Wu, Helen H. Zhang, Michael J. Welsh, Peter B. Kaufman

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Bioinformatics

The central aims are: elucidation (by experimental methods) of structural features of the biological entities (proteins, nucleic acids, etc.), application of computational tools and approaches to study of information content, organization, and processing in biological systems, application of medical and health data at the molecular level (biomedinformatics), annotation of structural and chemical characteristics in molecular and drug design (cheminformatics). Thus, it requires trans-disciplinary collaboration between biophysicists, drug chemists, molecular biologists, biomedical and computer-aided modeling experts. Acquisition of high-throughput biological data (e.g. from the genomic projects) at fast rate has ushered in computer-intensive data analysis (in silico analysis). But, considerable 'algorithmic' complexity of biological systems requires a vast of amount of detailed information (experimental and computational) at the cellular and molecular levels for their complete description. Therefore, there is a need for books in this subject with due emphasis on both experimental as well as computational aspects. With these broad objectives in mind, the material contents of this book are organized under-molecular biophysics, experimental methods of structure elucidation, database search, data mining and analysis, computational methods of structure prediction, and rational molecular/drug design (molecular engineering) and validation, with easy interface between these areas and various chapters. Ample tables and figures are intended to facilitate the readers an insight to the structure-function features at the molecular level. Exercise modules and bibliography for each chapter, and glossary are aimed at providing the reader wider perception and insight to the subject matter, and scientific and technical terms. Index is provided to help an easy access to the words and topics to the subject matter.     

Author Name :P. Narayanan

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Comprehensive Biotechnology

In the preparation of this book, the following conditions were imposed. (1) Because of the rapid advances in the field, it was decided that the book would be comprehensive but concise enough to enable completion within one book. (2) Because of the multidisciplinary nature of biotechnology, an experienced author of national repute was required. (3) Again, because of the multidisciplinary nature of work, it was virtually impossible to use a completely uniform system of nomenclature for symbols. However, IUPAC provided us provisional guidelines. (4) Since the work is intended to be useful to both beginners as well as veterans in the field, basic elementary material as well as advanced specialist aspects are covered (5) Because of space constraints, a value judgement was made of the relative importance of topics in terms of their actual rather than potential commercial significance. (6) Finally, a delicate balance of material was required in order to meet the objective of providing a comprehensive and stimulating coverage of important practical aspects as v,ell as the intellectual appeal of the field.     

Author Name :John Fernandes

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Advanced Biomedical Image Analysis

Medical diagnostics and intervention, and biomedical research rely progressively on imaging techniques, namely, the ability to capture, store, analyze, and display images at the organ, tissue, cellular, and molecular level. These tasks are supported by increasingly powerful computer methods to process and analyze images. This text serves as an authoritative resource and self-study guide explaining sophisticated techniques of quantitative image analysis, with a focus on biomedical applications. It offers both theory and practical examples for immediate application of the topics as well as for in-depth study.Advanced Biomedical Image Analysis presents methods in the four major areas of image processing: image enhancement and restoration, image segmentation, image quantification and classification, and image visualization. In each instance, the theory, mathematical foundation, and basic description of an image processing operator is provided, as well as a discussion of performance features, advantages, and limitations. Key algorithms are provided in pseudo-code to help with implementation, and biomedical examples are included in each chapter.     

Author Name :Mark Haidekker

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Nanotechnology and Oncology

One way scientists are working to overcome challenges in cancer treatment and improve cancer care is through nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, engineered materials that make use of the unique physical properties, presents a new array of medical prospects that will revolutionize cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment practices. Giving new hope to patients, practitioners, and researchers alike, nanotechnology has the potential to translate recent discoveries in cancer biology into clinical advances in oncology. While public investments in nanotechnology for cancer continue to increase, medical products based on nanotechnology are already on the market.The National Cancer Policy forum held a workshop July 12-13, 2010, to explore challenges in the use of nanotechnology in oncology.Nanotechnology and Oncologyevaluates the ongoing discussion on the role of nanotechnology in cancer as it relates to risk management, treatment, and regulatory policy. Assessments on nanomedicine and the physical properties of nanomaterials were presented during the workshop, along with an appraisal of the current status of research and development efforts.     

Author Name :Institute of Medicine

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Smart Biosensor Technology

Synergy is the key to creating more intelligent biosensors. Engineers develop smaller, more integrated technologies; biologists and chemists develop increasingly selective and sensitive sensor elements; material scientists develop ways to bring it all together. However, most books focus only on the chemistry aspects of biosensor technologies. With a multidisciplinary perspective, Smart Biosensor Technology examines the design, applications, and future directions of this rapidly evolving field.This book collects contributions from leading specialists in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines involved in different aspects of biosensor design and technology. Five broad sections provide a systematic structure that builds progressively from key concepts to emerging technologies and future directions. Following an introduction to the fundamental characteristics and functions of the underlying technologies, two sections explore the role materials play in developing smart biosensors. Next, the editors devote an entire section to bioelectronics with a focus on a biophotonic material called bacteriorhodopsin and its application to photoelectric biosensing, chemical sensing, and color imaging. They also present design and fabrication of new bioelectronic sensing arrays on flexible substrates. The final section explores a variety of smart biosensor applications in detecting food pathogens, monitoring toxicity, and detecting allergens and viruses.     

Author Name :George K. Knopf,Amarjeet S. Bassi

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Applications of Biotechnology in Cardiovascular Therapeutics

For physicians, surgeons, and scientists working on cardiovascular disorders, Applications of Biotechnology in Cardiovascular Therapeutics serves as an invaluable reference by collecting the essential writings of Dr. Kewal K. Jain on the topics of biotechnology as they relate to cardiovascular disease. This thorough volume includes such subjects as biotechnology and therapeutic delivery to the cardiovascular system, cell-selective targeted drug delivery, cell and gene therapies, including antisense and RNA interference, cutting-edge gene therapy approaches, as well as personalized cardiology as a way of integrating new technologies into the selection of the best possible treatment for an individual patient. Selected references from recent literature are collected for each chapter, and the text is supplemented by a variety of useful tables and figures.Comprehensive and up-to-date, Applications of Biotechnology in Cardiovascular Therapeutics will be tremendously useful for those working in life sciences and the pharmaceutical sciences, and the inclusion of some basics of cardiovascular diseases will greatly benefit nonmedical readers as well.     

Author Name :Kewal K. Jain

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Toward Brain-Computer Interfacing

Interest in developing an effective communication interface connecting the human brain and a computer has grown rapidly over the past decade. The brain-computer interface (BCI) would allow humans to operate computers, wheelchairs, prostheses, and other devices, using brain signals only. BCI research may someday provide a communication channel for patients with severe physical disabilities but intact cognitive functions, a working tool in computational neuroscience that contributes to a better understanding of the brain, and a novel independent interface for human-machine communication that offers new options for monitoring and control. This volume presents a timely overview of the latest BCI research, with contributions from many of the important research groups in the field.The book covers a broad range of topics, describing work on both noninvasive (that is, without the implantation of electrodes) and invasive approaches. Other chapters discuss relevant techniques from machine learning and signal processing, existing software for BCI, and possible applications of BCI research in the real world.     

Author Name :Guido Dornhege, Jose del R. Millan, Thilo Hinterberger and Dennis J. McFarland

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Computational Biomechanics for Medicine

One of the greatest challenges for mechanists is to extend the success of computational mechanics to fields outside traditional engineering, in particular to biology, biomedical sciences, and medicine. The proposed workshop will provide an opportunity for computational biomechanics specialists to present and exchange opinions on the opportunities of applying their techniques to computer-integrated medicine.These are peer-reviewed proceedings of the workshop affiliated to a major international research conference (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention MICCAI 2010 in Beijing) dedicated to research in the field of medical image computing and computer assisted medical interventions.The list of subjects covered include: medical image analysis, image-guided surgery, surgical simulation, surgical intervention planning, disease prognosis and diagnostics, injury mechanism analysis, implant and prostheses design, medical robotics.     

Author Name :Adam Wittek, Poul M.F. Nielsen, Karol Miller

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Introduction to Modeling for Biosciences

Computational modeling has become an essential tool for researchers in the biological sciences. Yet in biological modeling, there is no one technique that is suitable for all problems. Instead, different problems call for different approaches. Furthermore, it can be helpful to analyze the same system using a variety of approaches, to be able to exploit the advantages and drawbacks of each. In practice, it is often unclear which modeling approaches will be most suitable for a particular biological question - a problem that requires researchers to know a reasonable amount about a number of techniques, rather than become experts on a single one.Introduction to Modeling for Biosciencesaddresses this issue by presenting a broad overview of the most important techniques used to model biological systems. In addition to providing an introduction into the use of a wide range of software tools and modeling environments, this helpful text/reference describes the constraints and difficulties that each modeling technique presents in practice. This enables the researcher to quickly determine which software package would be most useful for their particular problem.     

Author Name :David J. Barnes, Dominique Chu

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Sample Preparation in Biological Mass Spectrometry

The aim of this book is to provide the researcher with important sample preparation strategies in a wide variety of analyte molecules, specimens, methods, and biological applications requiring mass spectrometric analysis as a detection end-point. In this volume we have compiled the contributions from several laboratories which are employing mass spectrometry for biological analysis. With the latest inventions and introduction of highly sophisticated mass spectrometry equipment sample preparation becomes an extremely important bottleneck of biomedical analysis. We have a goal of giving the reader several successful examples of sample preparation, development and optimization, leading to the success in analytical steps and proper conclusions made at the end of the day. This book is structured as a compilation of contributed chapters ranging from protocols to research articles and reviews. The main philosophy of this volume is that sample preparation methods have to be optimized and validated for every project, for every sample type and for every downstream analytical technique.     

Author Name :Alexander R. Ivanov, Alexander V. Lazarev

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Endosymbionts in Paramecium

Endosymbiosis is a primary force in eukaryotic cell evolution. In order to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in this mutualistic relationship, experiments to reproduce endosymbiosis are indispensable. The ciliate "Paramecium" is an ideal host for performing such studies.Topics presented in this volume are: the origins of algal and bacterial symbionts in "Paramecium", the diversity of endosymbiotic bacteria, such as "Holospora" bacteria and especially "Chlorella" species, as well as the infection and maintenance processes.The metabolic control, the regulation of circadian rhythms and photobiological aspects of the mutualistic association, as well as the killer effect of "Paramecium" and its causative agents are further points discussed.     

Author Name :Masahiro Fujishima

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Neurodegeneration Methods and Protocols

An outstanding collection of detailed, state-of-the-art techniques for studying many aspects of nervous system cell biology. The methods span a multidisciplinary range of cellular and molecular approaches to both normal and injured nervous system function, and particularly to neurodegenerative processes. Included are basic RT-PCR techniques, cell culture systems, second-messenger signaling methods, and patch-clamp techniques. These powerful techniques will illuminate nervous system function, injury, degeneration, and the repair/regenerative process.     

Author Name :Jean Harry, Hugh A. Tilson

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The Many Faces of RNA

The Many Faces of RNA is the subject for the eighth SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals Research Symposia. It highlights a rapidly developing area of scientific investigation. The style and format are deliberately designed to promote in-depth presentations and discussions and to facilitate the forging of collaborations between academic and industrial partners.This symposium focuses on several of the many fundamental, advancing strategies for exploring RNA and its functions. It emphasizes the interplay between biology, chemistry, genomics, and molecular biology which is leading to exciting new insights and avenues of investigation. The book explores RNA as a therapeutic target, RNA as a tool, RNA and its interactions, along with chemical, computational, and structural investigations.     

Author Name :D. S. Eggleston, Catherine D. Prescott, Neil D. Pearson

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Biotechnology Annual Review, Volume 2

The Biotechnology Annual Review covers the various developments in biotechnology in the form of comprehensive, illustrated and well referenced reviews. With the expansion of the field of biotechnology, coupled with the vast increase in the number of new journals reporting recent results in this field, the need for a publication that is continuously providing reviews is urgent. Hence, each volume of the Biotechnology Annual Review will have a number of reviews covering different aspects of biotechnology. Reviewed topics will include biotechnology applications in medicine, agriculture, marine biology, industry, bioremedation and the environment. Fundamental problems dealing with enhancing the technical knowledge encountering biotechnology utilization regardless of the field of application will be particularly emphasized. This series will help both students and teachers, researchers as well as administrators to remain knowledgeable on all relevant issues in biotechnology.     

Author Name :M.R. El-Gewely

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Biotechnology of Biopolymers

The book "Biotechnology of Biopolymers" comprises 17 chapters covering occurrence, synthesis, isolation and production, properties and applications, biodegradation and modification, the relevant analysis methods to reveal the structures and properties of biopolymers and a special section on the theoretical, experimental and mathematical models of biopolymers. This book will hopefully be supportive to many scientists, physicians, pharmaceutics, engineers and other experts in a wide variety of different disciplines, in academia and in industry. It may not only support research and development but may be also suitable for teaching. Publishing of this book was achieved by choosing authors of the individual chapters for their recognized expertise and for their excellent contributions to the various fields of research.     

Author Name :Magdy Elnashar

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Nanopores

Nanopores are nanometer scale holes formed naturally by proteins or cells, and can be used for a variety of applications, including sequencing DNA and detecting anthrax. They can be integrated into artificially constructed encapsulated cells of silicon wafers while allowing small molecules like oxygen, glucose and insulin to pass, while keeping out large system molecules. "Nanopores: Sensing and Fundamental Biological Interactions" examines the emerging research directions surrounding nanopores such as genome sequencing and early disease detection using biomarker identification. Covering the applications of nanopores in genetics, proteomics, drug discovery, early disease detection and detection of emerging environmental threats, it is a must-have book for biomedicalengineersand research scientists.     

Author Name :Samir M. Iqbal and Rashid Bashir

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Future Visions on Biomedicine and Bioinformatics 1

Swamy Laxminarayan was an outstanding researcher active in many diverse fields of science and technology. This liber amicorum in memory of Swamy Laxminarayan collects Medical and Biological Engineering and Informatics contributions to the Safety and Security of Individuals and Society. The authors are renowned scientists and the aim of their writing is to recall the enormous personal and scientific achievement of Swamy Laxminarayan.     

Author Name :Lodewijk Bos, Denis Carroll, Luis Kun, Andrew Marsh, Laura M. Roa

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Twenty-Seventh Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals

In Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: The Twenty-Seventh Symposium, leading US and international researchers from academia, industry, and government exchange cutting-edge technical information and update current trends in the development and application of biotechnology for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. This symposium emphasizes advances in biotechnology to produce high-volume, low-price products from renewable resources, while improving the environment. The major areas of interest include advanced feedstock production and processing, enzymatic and microbial biocatalysis, bioprocess research and development, opportunities in biorefineries, and commercialization of biobased products. International and domestic progress on producing liquid biofuels, especially ethanol and biodiesel, is highlighted, and related topics, including bioseparations and optimal integration of biochemical and thermochemical conversion technologies, are featured.Forward-looking and authoritative, Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals: The Twenty-Seventh Symposium provides an illuminating overview of current research and development in the production of commodity fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass resources via biochemical and thermochemical routes.     

Author Name :James D. McMillan

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Computational Structural Biology

Computational structural biology has made tremendous progress over the last two decades, and this book provides a recent and broad overview of such computational methods in structural biology. It covers the impact of computational structural biology on protein structure prediction methods, macromolecular function and protein design, and key methods in drug discovery. It also addresses the computational challenges of experimental approaches in structural biology. In addition to reviewing the current state of computational structural biology, each chapter ends with a brief, visionary discussion on the future outlook, whereby the main challenges for the coming years are elucidated. Written by an international panel of expert contributors, this book can serve as a reference manual for students and practitioners alike.     

Author Name :Torsten Schwede, Manuel C. Peitsch

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Surgical Robotics

Surgical robotics is a rapidly evolving field. With roots in academic research, surgical robotic systems are now clinically used across a wide spectrum of surgical procedures. Surgical Robotics: Systems Applications and Visions provides a comprehensive view of the field both from the research and clinical perspectives. This volume takes a look at surgical robotics from four different perspectives, addressing vision, systems, engineering development and clinical applications of these technologies. The book also: -Discusses specific surgical applications of robotics that have already been deployed in operating rooms -Covers specific engineering breakthroughs that have occurred in surgical robotics -Details surgical robotic applications in specific disciplines of surgery including orthopedics, urology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, pediatric surgery and general surgery Surgical Robotics: Systems Applications and Visions is an ideal volume for researchers and engineers working in biomedical engineering.     

Author Name :Jacob Rosen, Blake Hannaford, Richard M. Satava

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The Biomaterials

The journalBiomaterialswas launched in 1980. The subject of biomaterials science was then in its infancy, being largely cofined to the study of the characteristics of materials used for medical devices.Twenty-five years on, we can truly say that biomaterials science has matured at an incredible rate and now represents a formidable sector that bridges the materials sciences, advanced medical therapies, and molecular and cell sciences.ThisSilver Jubilee Compendiumconsists of reprinted versions of the top 25 papers, published during these 25 years, as judged by an international panel of biomaterials scientists.This book is published as a landmark in biomaterials science and it is to be hoped that it will serve as a stimulus to young biomaterials scientists of the early twenty-first century for their pioneering work of the future.     

Author Name :David F. Williams

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Laser-Tissue Interactions

"Laser-Tissue Interactions provides a thorough description of the fundamentals and applications in this field. Basic concepts such as the optical and thermal properties of tissue, the various types of tissue ablation, and optical breakdown and its related effects are treated in detail. Special attention is given to mathematical tools (Monte Carlo simulations, the Kubelka-Munk theory etc.) and approved techniques (photodynamic therapy, laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy etc.). The part on applications reviews clinically relevant methods in modern medicine using the latest references. The last chapter covers today's standards of laser safety, with a careful selection of essential guidelines published by the Laser Institute of America. Numerous research photographs, illustrations, tables and comprehensive summaries make this book a useful guide for graduate students, scientists, and medical practitioners. New end-of-chapter exercises provide readers with the opportunity to check their understanding of key concepts and techniques.     

Author Name :Markolf H. Niem

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Image-Guided Interventions

Image-Guided Interventions: Technology and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the current technological advances in image-guided surgery. Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field, this volume blends the expertise of both engineers and physicians, offering the latest findings amidst the growing demand for minimally-invasive procedures. Complete with detailed color images, readers will find a description of existing tools such as localizers/tracking systems, augmented reality, rigid body registration and high frequency ultrasound used in various applications, including cranial, orthopedic, and endovascular interventions.Image-Guided Intervention: Technology and Applications is a useful reference for engineers, physicists, computer scientists and physicians working with image-guidance technology.     

Author Name :Terry Peters, Kevin Cleary

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Membrane Biogenesis and Protein Targetting

This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the fast moving field of protein transport across and into intracellular membranes. The soluble and membrane-bound components assisting in these processes are introduced, and their functions described. Besides a detailed analysis of protein translocation across the bacterial plasma membrane, the mechanisms of protein targeting within the eukaryotic cell are discussed with special focus on the transport of proteins to the endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles, peroxisomes, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. Providing stimulating hypotheses and models, the book is well suited for advanced students, graduate students, and for newcomers to the field seeking a general, yet accurate introduction to present knowledge in membrane transport of proteins.     

Author Name :W. Neupert, R. Lill

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Digital Microfluidic Biochips

Microfluidic Biochips: Design Automation and Optimizationcomprehensively covers the appropriate design tools and in-system automation methods that will help users adapt to new technology and progress in chip design and manufacturing. Based on results from several Duke University research projects on design automation for biochips, this book uses real-life bioassays as examples to lay out an automated design flow for creating microfluidic biochips. It also develops solutions to the unique problems associated with that process.Highlights the design of the protein crystallization chip to illustrate the benefits of automated design flow.In addition to covering automated design, the authors provide a detailed methodology for the testing, use, and optimization of robust, cost-efficient, manufacturable digital microfluidic systems used in protein crystallization and other areas.     

Author Name :Krishnendu Chakrabarty, Tao Xu

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Luminescence Biotechnology

The dangers and drawbacks inherent in radioactivity-based methods along with a demonstrated and dramatic increase in sensitivity have precipitated a major shift towards luminescence measurements and visualization techniques. Their use has now spread even to traditional clinical environments, and their applications have grown from clinical assays to DNA sequencing, antioxidant detection, and high-throughput screening.Luminescence Biotechnology: Instruments and Applications furnishes a thorough w review of the principles and applications of luminescence. With a consistent focus on practical considerations, contributions from a team of internationally acclaimed authors take you from the fundamentals of the different luminescence-based assay systems, calculation methods, and instruments through the spectrum of applications and latest research advances. Topics include gene and protein assays, oxidative stress and tissue aging, applications of luminescent microspheres, and proton image analysis.This book clearly identifies the advantages of luminescence over other assay techniques, discusses its potential pitfalls, and illustrates the broad range of its utility. Whether you are a newcomer to the field or a seasoned professional, this book provides a wealth of information that will bring you quickly up to date on the technology, recent research developments, and cutting-edge applications.     

Author Name :Knox Van Dyke, Christopher Van Dyke and Karen Woodfork

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Advances in Biochemical Engineering

Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology reviews actual trends in modern biotechnology. Its aims to cover all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology where knowledge, methods and expertise are required for chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science. Special volumes are dedicated to selected topics which focus on new biotechnological products and new processes for their synthesis and purification. They give the state-of-the-art of a topic in a comprehensive way thus being a valuable source for the next 3-5 years. It also discusses new discoveries and applications. In general, special volumes are edited by well known guest editors.     

Author Name :Christoph Wittmann, Rainer Krull

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Biophysics of DNA-Protein Interactions

This book presents a concise overview of current research on the biophysics of DNA-protein interactions. A wide range of new and classical methods are presented by authors investigating physical mechanisms by which proteins interact with DNA. For example, several chapters address the mechanisms by which proteins search for and recognize specific binding sites on DNA, a process critical for cellular function. Single molecule methods such as force spectroscopy as well as fluorescence imaging and tracking are described in these chapters as well as other parts of the book that address the dynamics of protein-DNA interactions. Other important topics include the mechanisms by which proteins engage DNA sequences and/or alter DNA structure. These simple but important model interactions are then placed in the broader biological context with discussion of larger protein-DNA complexes . Topics include replication forks, recombination complexes, DNA repair interactions, and ultimately, methods to understand the chromatin context of the cell nucleus. This book will be of interest to readers who wish to explore current biophysical approaches to DNA-protein interactions across multiple levels of biological complexity.     

Author Name :Mark C. Williams, L.James Maher

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Molecularly Imprinted Material

Providing an up-to-date overview of the field, this reference presents extensive discussions on a wide range of approaches for molecular imprinting written by pioneering experts on the subject. Molecularly Imprinted Materials: Science and Technology offers experimental protocols that exemplify specific techniques, as well as detailed surveys on molecular imprinting research and applications.Provides a comprehensive tutorial for those who wish to learn basic techniques and make new contributions to the field, as well as in-depth discussions, guidelines, and experimental protocols to help beginners gain a jump-start in the field of molecular imprinting. The book examines the recent evolution of the technology, offering step-by-step instruction on methods to design and optimize molecularly imprinted polymers and suggestions, recommendations, and troubleshooting strategies for alternative approaches and improvements discussed in the text.     

Author Name :Mingdi Yan, Olof Ramstrom

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Nanotechnology and the Environment

Nanomaterials' unique properties offer revolutionary means to optimize a variety of products, including electronics, textiles, paintings and coatings, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products. However, these same properties mean that nanoscale materials can behave differently in the human body and the environment than conventional materials.Nanotechnology and the Environment provides the fundamental basis needed to assess and understand the life cycle of nanomaterials. It begins with a general explanation of nanomaterials, their properties, and their uses and describes the processes used to manufacture nanoscale materials. Subsequent chapters furnish information on the analysis of nanomaterials in the environment and their fate and transport, including the effects of wastewater treatment on nanomaterials. The book discusses possible risks to human health and the environment and the environment, and describes developing regulations to manage those risks. Given the potential risks, the book explores the apparent paradox of using nanomaterials in environmental remediation. The final chapter discusses frameworks for evaluating the balance between risk and reward as nanomaterials are manufactured, used and released to the environment.     

Author Name :Kathleen Sellers, Christopher Mackay, Lynn L. Bergeson, Stephen R. Clough, Marilyn Hoyt, Julie Chen

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Applied Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering, which aims at regenerating new tissues, as well as substituting lost organs by making use of autogenic or allogenic cells in combination with biomaterials, is an emerging biomedical engineering field. There are several driving forces that presently make tissue engineering very challenging and important: 1) the limitations in biological functions of current artificial tissues and organs made from man-made materials alone, 2) the shortage of donor tissue and organs for organs transplantation, 3) recent remarkable advances in regeneration mechanisms made by molecular biologists, as well as 4) achievements in modern biotechnology for large-scale tissue culture and growth factor production.This book was edited by collecting all the achievement performed in the laboratory of oral and maxillofacial surgery and it brings together the specific experiences of the scientific community in these experiences of our scientific community in this field as well as the clinical experiences of the most renowned experts in the fields from all over Nagoya University. The editors are especially proud of bringing together the leading biologists and material scientists together with dentist, plastic surgeons, cardiovascular surgery and doctors of all specialties from all department of the medical school of Nagoya University. Taken together, this unique collection of world-wide expert achievement and experiences represents the current spectrum of possibilities in tissue engineered substitution.     

Author Name :Dr. Minoru Ueda

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Guide to Biometric Reference Systems and Performance Evaluation

Our daily interactions are based on recognizing people. As information technology advances, our interactions will be accomplished through newly designed interfaces, with a vital element being the automated process of recognition of a persons real identity: Biometrics. In recent years, biometrics has moved from using fingerprints, to many different methods of assessing human physical and behavioural traits.This useful guide introduces a new performance evaluation framework designed to provide complete coverage of performance evaluation of major biometric systems. Two key areas are presented: The first gives a unique snapshot of the performance evaluation of various biometrics within a common evaluation framework (databases and protocols). The second presents a state-of-the-art benchmarking evaluation framework for use in future performance evaluations comprised of open-source reference systems.     

Author Name :Dijana Petrovska, Delacrtaz , Grard Chollet,Bernadette Dorizzi

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Biometric Systems

This book provides practitioners with an overview of the principles & methods needed to build reliable biometric systems. It covers 3 main topics: key biometric technologies, testing & management issues, & the legal and system considerations of biometric systems for personal verification/identification. It focuses on the 4 most widely used technologies - speech, fingerprint, iris & face recognition. It includes: + In-depth coverage of the technical and practical obstacles which are often neglected by application developers & system integrators & which result in shortfalls between expected and actual performance; + Detailed guidelines on biometric system evaluation; + Protocols & benchmarks which will allow developers to compare performance & track system improvements. Biometric Systems - Technology, Design and Performance Evaluation is intended as a reference book for anyone involved in the design, management or implementation of biometric systems.     

Author Name :James Wayman, Anil Jain, Davide Maltoni and Dario Maio

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Biometric System and Data Analysis

This book brings together aspects of statistics and machine learning to provide a comprehensive guide to evaluating, interpreting and understanding biometric data. It naturally leads to topics including data mining and prediction to be examined in detail. The book places an emphasis on the various performance measures available for biometric systems, what they mean, and when they should and should not be applied. The evaluation techniques are presented rigorously, however they are always accompanied by intuitive explanations. This is important for the increased acceptance of biometrics among non-technical decision makers, and ultimately the general public.     

Author Name :Ted Dunstone, Neil Yager

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Perception-Action Cycle

The perception-action cycle is the circular flow of information that takes place between the organism and its environment in the course of a sensory-guided sequence of behaviour towards a goal. Each action causes changes in the environment that are analyzed bottom-up through the perceptual hierarchy and lead to the processing of further action, top-down through the executive hierarchy, toward motor effectors. These actions cause new changes that are analyzed and lead to new action, and so the cycle continues. The Perception-action cycle: Models, architectures and hardware book provides focused and easily accessible reviews of various aspects of the perception-action cycle. It is an unparalleled resource of information that will be an invaluable companion to anyone in constructing and developing models, algorithms and hardware implementations of autonomous machines empowered with cognitive capabilities. The book is divided into three main parts. In the first part, leading computational neuroscientists present brain-inspired models of perception, attention, cognitive control, decision making, conflict resolution and monitoring, knowledge representation and reasoning, learning and memory, planning and action, and consciousness grounded on experimental data. In the second part, architectures, algorithms, and systems with cognitive capabilities and minimal guidance from the brain, are discussed. These architectures, algorithms, and systems are inspired from the areas of cognitive science, computer vision, robotics, information theory, machine learning, computer agents and artificial intelligence. In the third part, the analysis, design and implementation of hardware systems with robust cognitive abilities from the areas of mechatronics, sensing technology, sensor fusion, smart sensor networks, control rules, controllability, stability, model/knowledge representation, and reasoning are discussed.     

Author Name :Vassilis Cutsuridis, Amir Hussain, John G. Taylor

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Omnidirectional Inductive Powering for Biomedical Implants

Omnidirectional Inductive Powering for Biomedical Implants investigates the feasibility of inductive powering for capsule endoscopy and freely moving systems in general. The main challenge is the random position and orientation of the power receiving system with respect to the emitting magnetic field. Where classic inductive powering assumes a predictable or fixed alignment of the respective coils, the remote system is now free to adopt just any orientation while still maintaining full power capabilities. Before elaborating on different approaches towards omnidirectional powering, the design and optimisation of a general inductive power link is discussed in all its aspects. Special attention is paid to the interaction of the inductive power link with the patient s body. Putting theory into practice, the implementation of an inductive power link for a capsule endoscope is included in a separate chapter.     

Author Name :Bert Lenaerts, Robert Puers

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Motor cortex in voluntary movements

Voluntary movement is undoubtedly the overt basis of human behavior. Without movement we cannot walk, nourish ourselves, communicate, or interact with the environment. This is one of the reasons why the motor cortex was one of the first cortical areas to be explored experimentally. Historically, the generation of motor commands was thought to proceed in a rigidly serial and hierarchical fashion. The traditional metaphor of the piano presents the premotor cortex playing the upper motoneuron keys of the primary motor cortex (M1), which in turn activate with strict point-to-point connectivity the lower motoneurons of the spinal cord.     

Author Name :Alexa Riehle, Eilon Vaadia

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Molecular Pathology of the Pituitary

Molecular pathology, a newly emerging field of research, is providing a deeper insight and understanding of the pituitary structure and its function in health and disease. This volume covers the basic principles of molecular pathology and summarizes the current knowledge of pituitary development as well as pituitary adenoma morphology and pathogenesis. Molecular, state-of-the-art techniques currently used for research and clinical applications are presented and the results of these fascinating and sophisticated modern tools are illustrated. The contents cover topics such as the mechanisms involved in pituitary development and cytogenesis, tumor development and functional differentiation, cell death, the molecular cytogenetics of defective genes and chromosomes, and pituitary tumor formation and progression. The contributors all are internationally well-known and esteemed experts. The chapters are comprehensive and up-to-date and focus on recent advances.     

Author Name :George Kontogeorgos , Kalman Kovacs

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Methods in Bioengineering

Written and edited by recognized experts in the field, the new "Artech House Methods in Bioengineering" book series offers detailed guidance on authoritative methods for addressing specific bioengineering challenges. Offering a highly practical presentation of each topic, each book provides research engineers, scientists, and students with step-by-step procedures, clear examples, and effective ways to overcome problems that may be encountered. Providing alternatives to animal testing is one of the hottest topics in biomedical research, and this groundbreaking volume addresses this critical issues head on. This unique book presents techniques and methods at the forefront of scientific research that have the potential to replace certain whole animal tests. Moreover, this book provides a platform where other widely accepted techniques and scientific advancements can be collated into a concise set of methods that can be implemented within both academic and industrial communities.     

Author Name :Tim Maguire and Eric Novik

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Introduction to Continuum Biomechanics

This book is concerned with the study of continuum mechanics applied to biological systems, i.e., continuum biomechanics. This vast and exciting subject allows description of when a bone may fracture due to excessive loading, how blood behaves as both a solid and fluid, down to how cells respond to mechanical forces that lead to changes in their behavior, a process known as mechanotransduction. We have written for senior undergraduate students and first year graduate students in mechanical or biomedical engineering, but individuals working at biotechnology companies that deal in biomaterials or biomechanics should also find the information presented relevant and easily accessible. Table of Contents: Tensor Calculus / Kinematics of a Continuum / Stress / Elasticity / Fluids / Blood and Circulation / Viscoelasticity / Poroelasticity and Thermoelasticity / Biphasic Theory     

Author Name :Kyriacos Athanasiou, R.M. Natoli

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Integrated Biomaterials Science

Integrated Biomaterial Science provides an intriguing insight into the world of biomaterial science. It explores the materials and technology which has brought us new biomaterials. The book covers knowledge in chemistry, engineering, biology, medicine which had significant impacts in biomaterials. In particular, it highlights the way in which modern biology and medicine is inextricably linked to other scientific disciplines, all contributing to the process of discovery and helping us to understand the complex world of biomaterials.     

Author Name :Rolando Barbucci

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Identification of Nonlinear Physiological Systems

Significant advances have been made in the field since the previous classic texts were written. This text brings the available knowledge up to date. * Enables the reader to use a wide variety of nonlinear system identification techniques. * Offers a thorough treatment of the underlying theory. * Provides a MATLAB toolbox containing implementation of the latest identification methods together with an extensive set of problems using realistic data sets.     

Author Name :David T. Westwick, Robert E. Kearney

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Handbook of cosmetic skin care

This book provides a clear and easily understandable review of the topics presented, while maintaining a purely scientific approach, conforming to data supported by scientifically researched criteria. The book relies on common, accepted knowledge in the field of dermatology, as it appears in the conventional dermatology textbooks and peer reviewed journals [such as those cited on Medline (PubMed), a computerized database of medical journal articles]. Sections of the text are highlighted in boxesthese present a more detailed explanation and discussion of some of the topics, and are intended for the more advanced reader. Readers are advised to read first the introductory chapter on skin structure, as this provides definitions of several basic terms such as epidermis and dermis, which are used throughout the book.     

Author Name :Avi Shai, Howard I.Maibach, Robert Baran

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Femtosecond Biophotonics

The introduction of femtosecond pulse lasers has provided numerous new methods for non-destructive diagnostic analysis of biological samples. This book is the first to provide a focused and systematic treatment of femtosecond biophotonic methods. Each chapter combines theory, practice and applications, walking the reader through imaging, manipulation and fabrication techniques. Beginning with an explanation of nonlinear and multiphoton microscopy, subsequent chapters address the techniques for optical trapping and the development of laser tweezers. In a conclusion that brings together the various topics of the book, the authors discuss the growing field of femtosecond micro-engineering. The wide range of applications for femtosecond biophotonics means this book will appeal to researchers and practitioners in the fields of biomedical engineering, biophysics, life sciences and medicine.     

Author Name :Min Gu, Damian Bird, Daniel Day, Ling Fu, Dru Morrish

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Engineered Carbohydrate-Based Materials for Biomedical Application

This book addresses the need for a comprehensive book on the design, synthesis, and characterization of synthetic carbohydrate-based polymeric materials along with their biological applications. The first two chapters cover the synthesis and self-assembly of glycopolymers and different techniques for creating these synthetic polymers. Subsequent chapters account for the preparation of block copolymers, branched glycopolymers, glycosurfaces, glycodendrimers, cationic glycopolymers, bioconjugates, glyconanoparticles and hydrogels. While these chapters comprehensively review the synthetic and characterization methods of those carbohydrate-based materials, their biological applications are discussed in detail.     

Author Name :Ravin Narain

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Eco- and Ground Bio-Engineering

This volume brings together papers from geotechnical and civil engineers, biologists, ecologists and foresters. They discuss current problems in slope stability research and how to address them using ground bio- and eco-engineering techniques. Coverage presents studies by scientists and practitioners on slope instability, erosion, soil hydrology, mountain ecology, land use and restoration and how to mitigate these problems using vegetation.     

Author Name :ALEXIA STOKES,IOANNIS SPANOS,JOANNE E. NORRIS and ERIK CAMMERAAT

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Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering

The authors begin with an overview of signal processing and machine learning approaches and continue on to introduce specific applications, which illustrate CIs importance in medical diagnosis and healthcare. They provide an extensive review of signal processing techniques commonly employed in the analysis of biomedical signals and in the improvement of signal to noise ratio. The text covers recent CI techniques for post processing ECG signals in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and as well as various studies with a particular focus on CIs potential as a tool for gait diagnostics.     

Author Name :Rezaul Begg, Daniel T.H. Lai,,Marimuthu Palaniswami

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Computational Cardiovascular Mechanics

Computational Cardiovascular Mechanics provides a cohesive guide to creating mathematical models for the mechanics of diseased hearts to simulate the effects of current treatments for heart failure. Clearly organized in a two part structure, this volume discusses various areas of computational modeling of cardiovascular mechanics (finite element modeling of ventricular mechanics, fluid dynamics) in addition to a description an analysis of the current applications used (solid FE modeling, CFD).Edited by experts in the field, researchers involved with biomedical and mechanical engineering will find Computational Cardiovascular Mechanics a valuable reference.     

Author Name :Julius M. Guccione, Ghassan S. Kassab,Mark B. Ratcliffe

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Biosensors

Over the past 20 years, the field of biosensor research have had a significant impact in both laboratory research and the commercial sector. Over that period, biosensors have revolutionized the care and management of diabetes and have had important impacts in several other areas of clinical diagnostics. Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific have all seen the rise of small- and mediumsized companies seeking technical and application niches in the manufacture or use of biosensors. The current activity in both gene and protein "biochips" can be seen as the latest set of tools that allow users who are not analytical science practitioners to make technically complex and reliable measurements with the minimum of intervention.     

Author Name :Jonathan M.Cooper, Anthony E.G.Cass

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Bioregenerative Engineering

A unique, comprehensive reference that integrates the molecular, cellular, physiological, pathological, and engineering aspects of regenerative processes. Bioregenerative engineering is an emerging discipline based on applying engineering principles and technologies to regenerative medicine. It induces, modulates, enhances, and/or controls regenerative processes by using engineering approaches to improve the restoration of the structure and function of disordered or lost molecules, cells, tissues, and organs. This reference systematically summarizes bioregenerative engineering principles, technologies, and current research to help scientists understand biological regeneration and design new therapeutic strategies.     

Author Name :Shu Q. Liu

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Biological Reaction Engineering

Our goal in this textbook is to teach, through modelling and simulation, the quantitative description of bioreaction processes to scientists and engineers. In working through the many simulation examples, you, the reader, will learn to apply mass and energy balances to describe a variety of dynamic bioreactor systems. For your efforts, you will be rewarded with a greater understanding of biological rate processes. The many example applications will help you to gain confidence in modelling, and you will find that the simulation language used, Berkeley Madonna, is a powerful tool for developing your own simulation models. Your new abilities will be valuable for designing experiments, for extracting kinetic data from experiments, in designing and optimizing biological reaction systems, and for developing bioreactor control strategies.     

Author Name :I.ngham, J. Dunn, E. Heinzle, J. Ingham, J. E. Prenosil

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Biofluid Mechanics in Cardiovascular Systems

Biofliudics has gained in importance in recent years, forcing engineers to redefine mechanical engineering theories and apply them to biological functions. To date, no book has successfully done this. Biofliud Mechanics in Cardiovascular Systems is one of the first books to take an interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Written by a professor and researcher, this book will combine engineering principles with human biology to deliver a text specifically designed for biomedical engineering professionals and students.     

Author Name :Lee Waite

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Biocompatibility of Dental Materials

The question of whether and to what extent dental materials may be hazardous to patients, the environment, and dental personnel has become of increasing public concern. The very emotional discussion in the public media about amalgam has significantly contributed to this dispute. In addition, reports about potential health risks in relation to other dental materials, such as resins and dental alloys, have generated an increased public and professional interest in this topic. One consequence of this tendency is that dental materials are now the subject of special regulations and directives in almost all countries of the world, intended to guarantee efficiency, safety, and quality and to make sure that only biocompatible materials are brought on the market.     

Author Name :Gottfried Schmalz, Dorthe Arenholt-Bindslev

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Handbook of Surface and Nanometrology

Updated and expanded to reflect many new developments, Handbook of Surface and Nanometrology, Second Edition determines how the reduction in scale of size from macro to nano has affected all aspects of surface use and measurement. The book discusses how this shift has extended through characterization, standardization, manufacture, and performance. With nanotechnology now permeating the text, this edition covers new methods of production and measurement as well as new performance requirements.     

Author Name :David J. Whitehouse

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Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis in Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics

Text presents recent breakthroughs and techniques in affinity capillary electrophoresis to measure and determine the physicochemical and thermodynamic parameters of drug compounds. Offers strategies to explore and characterize interactions between drugs.     

Author Name :Reinhard H.H.Neubert, Hans-Hermann Ruttinger

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HPLC of Peptides and Proteins

Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria, Australia. Provides comprehensive coverage of all commonly used HPLC techniques with step-by-step instructions. Presents examples of a wide range of peptide and protein applications and discusses key separation parameters for achieving high resolution.     

Author Name :Marie-Isabel Aguilar

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Nanodispersions

This book collects a number of papers on nanodispersion interactions, dynamics and stability by Eli Ruckenstein and his research group at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Each paper provides insight into nanotechnology and fills the growing need for a basic understanding of nanoparticle interactions and their role in the thermodynamic or kinetic stability of nanodispersions. They should appeal to those applying nanotechnology to chemistry, biophysics, materials science, colloid science, polymer science, and chemical engineering.     

Author Name :Eli Ruckenstein and Marian Manciu

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Biomimetics

In thisbook,various aspects of the ?eld of biomimetics are reviewed, examples of inspiring biological models and practical applications of biomimetics are described, and challenges and potential directions of the ?eld are discussed.     

Author Name :Yoseph Bar-Cohen

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Troubleshooting the Sequencing Batch Reactor

The book focusses attention on the mixed gathering of organisms cohabitating within a sequencing batching reactor (SBR), and the key roles their biology plays in this wastewater processing tank's function. With a clear, user-friendly presentation of complex subject matter, Troubleshooting the Sequence Batch Reactor first teaches plant operators how to differentiate the positive and expected organismal dynamics present in optimal SBR performance from the negative and damaging ones that create unhealthy sludge, and a stoppage in SBR operations.     

Author Name :Michael H. Gerardi

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Particle Field Holography

This is the first book to provide a thorough and systematic description of the entire subject of particle field holography. The use of holography to study very small objects in a dynamic volume is a technique of importance for scientists and engineers across a variety of disciplines for obtaining information about the size, shape and velocity of small objects, such as dust particles, fuel droplets, raindrops, pollen, and bubbles. Professor Vikram has made major contributions to the field, and here provides a coherent, comprehensive and self-contained treatment of the theory, practice and applications. The volume is written to satisfy the needs of researchers in the technique, practicing engineers dealing with applications, and advanced students in science or engineering departments. All the necessary mathematical formulations, figures and photographs, experimental procedures and results, and literature citations are therefore included.     

Author Name :CHANDRA S. VIKRAM

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Nanomaterials for Application in Medicine and Biology

The wide range of possibilities as well as the increasing importance of nanomaterials in medicine has become apparent in today's world. This book unites the multi-faceted work of international scientists from the domains of physics, chemistry, and biomedicine, as they cooperate to present the role and application of such nanomaterials in modern medicine with particular emphasis on cell growth, manipulation, and modification.Not only does this book provide the reader with the necessary theoretical background information, it also gives valuable experimental data, thus allowing for an exact comprehension and observation of the relevance of this modern technology which will be encountered more and more frequently in future biomedicine.     

Author Name :Michael Giersig

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Nanobiotechnology

Nanotechnology is the key technology of the 21st century. The possibility to exploit the structures and processes of biomolecules for novel functional materials, biosensors, bioelectronics and medical applications has created the rapidly growing field of nanobiotechnology.Designed as a broad survey of the field, this book combines contributions from bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, molecular biology, materials science and bioanalytics to fathom the full scope of current and future developments.It is divided into four main sections: Interphase Systems; Protein-based Nanostructures; DNA-based Nanostructures and Nanoanalytics.Each chapter describes in detail currently available methods and contains numerous references to the primary literature, making this the perfect "field guide" for chemists, biologists and materials scientists who want to explore the fascinating world of nanobiotechnology.     

Author Name :Christof M. Niemeyer, Chad A. Mirkin

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Analysis and Detection by Capillary Electrophoresis Volume 45

Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) is a powerful analytical technique used to separate compounds and is increasingly being used in routine analytical laboratories. Analysis and Detection by Capillary Electrophoresis presents developments enabling the enhancement of the detection sensitivity in CE, including the different strategies used to achieve sensitivity requirements. It describes techniques allowing sample preconcentration and sensitive continuous detection systems and looks at recent developments such as chiral analysis in CE and electrochemical detection in microchips. UV-Vis absorbance detection, as the most widely used detection system in CE, is also presented. Analysis and Detection by Capillary Electrophoresis delves into the practical approaches used in the field and will greatly benefit analytical chemists, as well as students, teachers, technical analysts, scientists and researchers involved in capillary electrophoresis.     

Author Name :Maria Luisa Marina, Angel Raos, Miguel Valcarcel

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Ready-to-Eat Foods

The book supplies an overview of food safety of RTE foods and various categories into which they fall. It also addresses the microorganisms of concern, the effect of processing on the survival of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, food safety, practical control measures, and intervention strategies. Ready-to-Eat Foods: Microbial Concerns and Control Measures is a critical reference for scientists and professionals working on the forefront of food safety and RTE food manufacturing.     

Author Name :Andy Hwang, Lihan Huang

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Solute movement in the rhizosphere

This is a completely revised edition of the previously titled Solute Movement in the Soil-Root System. It describes in detail how plant nutrients and other solutes move in the soil in response to plant uptake, and it provides a basis for understanding processes in the root zone so that they can be modeled realistically in order to predict the effects of variations in natural conditions or our own practices.     

Author Name :P.B.Tinker, P.H.Nye

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Water and the Cell

This book deals with the role of water in cell function. Long recognized to be central to cell function, waters role has not received the attention lately that it deserves. This book brings the role of water front and central. It presents the most recent work of the leading authorities on the subject, culminating in a series of sometimes astonishing observations. This volume will be of interest to a broad audience.     

Author Name :Gerald H. Pollack,Ivan L. Cameron,Denys N. Wheatley

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Artificial DNA

Combining elements of biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology, artificial DNA can be employed in a number of scientific disciplines. Some of the varied applications include site-specific mutagenesis, hybridization, amplification, protein engineering, anti-sense technology, DNA vaccines, protein vaccines, recombinant antibodies, screening for genetic and pathogenic diseases, development of materials with new biochemical and structural properties, and many more. Artificial DNA: Methods and Applications introduces the concept of artificial DNA that has been rationally designed and explains how it may be exploited in order to develop products that will achieve your intended purpose. The first part of the book covers methods of oligonucleotide synthesis and direct applications of synthetic DNA. The second part describes methods of gene assembly from synthetic oligonucleotides and applications of synthetic genes. The authors also discuss the different trends and future developments within each application area .With state-of-the art research, the contributing authors describe how to engineer proteins using rational and semi-rational design to exhibit the desired traits and detail the various amplification reactions and hybridization techniques for modeling evolution and for use in basic research. The only text devoted to this subject, Artificial DNA offers a comprehensive review that allows you to understand the strategy, design, and applications of synthetic oligonucleotides.     

Author Name :Yury E. Khudyakov, Howard A. Fields

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Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular Diagnosticscovers current molecular biological techniques used to identify the underlying molecular defects in inherited disease. Although an increasing number of laboratories, both academic and private are moving in that direction, there are only a few books in the existing literature, and they deal only partly with diagnosis at the molecular level. Each chapter includes the principle and a brief description of the technique, followed by exmples from the authors' own epertise. Contributors are well-known experts in their field, and derive from a variety of disciplines, to ensure breadth and depth of coverage.* Examines widely used molecular biology techniques to screen for genetic defects causing inherited disorders* Includes state-of-the-art techniques for the detection of the underlying genetic heterogeneity leading to inherited disorders* Identification of genetically modified organisms (GMO's)* Forensic analysis and every-day issues in a diagnostic laboratory* Discusses ethics, genetic counselling and quality management     

Author Name :George Patrinos, Wilhelm Ansorge

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Biomaterials for Clinical Applications

Biomaterials for Clinical Applications is organized according to the World Health Organization's report of the top 11 causes of death worldwide, and lays out opportunities for both biomaterials scientists and physicians to tackle each of these leading contributors to mortality. The introductory chapter discusses the global burden of disease. Each of the subsequent eleven chapters focuses on a specific disease process, beginning with the leading cause of death worldwide, cardiovascular disease. The chapters start with describing diseases where clinical needs are most pressing, and then envisions how biomaterials can be designed to address these needs, instead of the more technologically centered approached favored by most books in the field. This book, then, should appeal to chemical engineers and bioengineers who are designing new biomaterials for drug delivery and vaccine delivery, as well as tissue engineering.     

Author Name :Sujata K. Bhatia

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An Introduction to Metabolic and Cellular Engineering

Metabolic and cellular engineering, as presented in this book, is a powerful alliance of two technologies: genetics-molecular biology and fermentation technology. Both are driven by continuous refinement of the basic understanding of metabolism, physiology and cellular biology (growth, division, differentiation), as well as the development of new mathematical modeling techniques. The authors' approach is original in that it integrates several disciplines into a coordinated scheme, i.e. microbial physiology and bioenergetics, thermodynamics and enzyme kinetics, biomathematics and biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Thus, it is called a transdisciplinary approach (TDA). The TDA provides the basis for the rational design of microorganisms or cells in a way that has rarely been utilized to its full extent.     

Author Name :S. Cortassa, M.A. Aon, A.A. Iglesias, D. Lloyd

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DNA Interactions with Polymers and Surfactants

Due to the potential benefits of biotechnology, interest in the interaction between DNA and surfactants and polymers has become increasingly significant. Now, DNA Interactions with Polymers and Surfactants provides an extensive, up-to-date overview of the subject, giving readers a basis for understanding the factors leading to complexation between DNA and different cosolutes, including metal ions, polyelectrolytes, spermine, spermidine, surfactants and lipids, and proteins.     

Author Name :Rita Dias, Bjorn Lindman

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Design, Modeling and Characterization of Bio-Nanorobotic Systems

Nanorobots represent a nanoscale device where proteins such as DNA, carbon nanotubes could act as motors, mechanical joints, transmission elements, or sensors. When these different components were assembled together they can form nanorobots with multi-degree-of-freedom, able to apply forces and manipulate objects in the nanoscale world. Design, Modeling and Characterization of Bio-Nanorobotic Systems investigates the design, assembly, simulation, and prototyping of biological and artificial molecular structures with the goal of implementing their internal nanoscale movements within nanorobotic systems in an optimized manner.     

Author Name :Mustapha Hamdi and Antoine Ferreira

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Bioreactor Systems for Tissue Engineering II

Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology reviews actual trends in modern biotechnology. Its aim is to cover all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology where knowledge, methods and expertise are required for , bio, microbiology, genetics, chemicalengineering and computer science. Special volumes are dedicated to selected topics which focus on new biotechnological products and new processes for their synthesis and purification. They give the state-of-the-art of a topic in a comprehensive way thus being a valuable source for the next 3 - 5 years. It also discusses new discoveries and applications.     

Author Name :T. Scheper

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Biocompatible Polymeric Materials and Tourniquets for Wounds

In recent years biocompatible polymers for injuries and wounds have seen advances and innovations that have outpaced the growing field's literature. In this book Dr. Jan W. Gooch, a National Research Council Research Associateship Award recipient, reveals how innovative polymer technology can be applied to the common combat and trauma wounds associated with damaged soft tissue and bleeding. The scope of his investigation spans four distinct devices for wounds, liquid and particulate barrier dressings for soft tissue wounds, sutureless tissue adhesives, antibacterial nanoemulsions, one-hand operated and automatic tourniquets for the battlefield.     

Author Name :Jan W. Gooch

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Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

A well set out textbook explains the fundamentals of biomedical engineering in the areas of biomechanics, biofluid flow, biomaterials, bioinstrumentation and use of computing in biomedical engineering. All these subjects form a basic part of an engineer's education. The text is admirably suited to meet the needs of the students of mechanical engineering, opting for the elective of Biomedical Engineering. Coverage of bioinstrumentation, biomaterials and computing for biomedical engineers can meet the needs of the students of Electronic & Communication, Electronic & Instrumentation, Information Technology and Biotech Engineering.     

Author Name :G.S. Sawhney

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Biometric Recognition

Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities addresses the issues surrounding broader implementation of this technology, making two main points: first, biometric recognition systems are incredibly complex, and need to be addressed as such. Second, biometric recognition is an inherently probabilistic endeavor. Consequently, even when the technology and the system in which it is embedded are behaving as designed, there is inevitable uncertainty and risk of error. This book elaborates on these themes in detail to provide policy makers, developers, and researchers a comprehensive assessment of biometric recognition that examines current capabilities, future possibilities, and the role of government in technology and system development.     

Author Name :Joseph N. Pato and Lynette I. Millett

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Practical Cell Analysis

This book discusses cell analysis from setup of a laboratory for cell work to using specific analytical methods. The goal of this book was to create a practical guide for working with cells in an analytical instrumentation setting.     

Author Name :Dimitri Pappas

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Nanomaterials for Application in Medicine and Biology

The wide range of possibilities as well as the increasing importance of nanomaterials in medicine has become apparent in today's world. This book unites the multi-faceted work of international scientists from the domains of physics, chemistry, and biomedicine, as they cooperate to present the role and application of such nanomaterials in modern medicine with particular emphasis on cell growth, manipulation, and modification.Not only does this book provide the reader with the necessary theoretical background information, it also gives valuable experimental data, thus allowing for an exact comprehension and observation of the relevance of this modern technology which will be encountered more and more frequently in future biomedicine.     

Author Name :Michael Giersig

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Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

The book is a comprehensive and balanced overview of stereotactic radiosurgery.It is an invaluable resource for other specialists who need a primer of the concepts of stereotactic techniques and treatment indications.     

Author Name :Lawrence S.Chin, William F.Regine

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