Biophotonics Tryptophan and Disease

Biophotonics  Tryptophan and Disease
Author: Peter P. Sordillo,Laura A. Sordillo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780128227909
ISBN 13: 0128227907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biophotonics Tryptophan and Disease Book Review:

Biophotonics, Tryptophan and Disease is a comprehensive resource on the key role of tryptophan in wide range of diseases as seen by using optics techniques. It explores the use of fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman, imaging techniques and time-resolved spectroscopy in normal and diseased tissues and shows the reader how light techniques (i.e. spectroscopy and imaging) can be used to detect, distinguish and evaluate diseases. Diseases covered include cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and other age-related diseases. Biophotonics, Tryptophan and Disease offers a clear presentation of techniques and integrates material from different disciplines into one resource. It is a valuable reference for students and interdisciplinary researchers working on the interface between biochemistry and molecular biology, translational medicine, and biophotonics. Shows the key role of tryptophan in diseases Emphasizes how optical techniques can be potent means of assessing many diseases Points to new ways of understanding autism, aging, depression, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases

Neurophotonics and Biomedical Spectroscopy

Neurophotonics and Biomedical Spectroscopy
Author: Robert R. Alfano,Lingyan Shi
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2018-11-22
ISBN 10: 0323480683
ISBN 13: 9780323480680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurophotonics and Biomedical Spectroscopy Book Review:

Neurophotonics and Biomedical Spectroscopy addresses the novel state-of-the-art work in non-invasive optical spectroscopic methods that detect the onset and progression of diseases and other conditions, including pre-malignancy, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tissue and cell response to therapeutic intervention, unintended injury and laser energy deposition. The book then highlights research in neurophotonics that investigates single and multi-photon excitation optical signatures of normal/diseased nerve tissues and in the brain, providing a better understanding of the underlying biochemical and structural changes of tissues and cells that are responsible for the observed spectroscopic signatures. Topics cover a wide array of well-established UV, visible, NIR and IR optical and spectroscopic techniques and novel approaches to diagnose tissue changes, including: label free in vivo and ex vivo fluorescence spectroscopy, Stoke shift spectroscopy, spectral imaging, Resonance Raman spectroscopy, multiphoton two Photon excitation, and more. Provides an overview of the spectroscopic properties of tissue and tissue-light interaction, describing techniques to exploit these properties in imaging Explores the potential and significance of molecule-specific imaging and its capacity to reveal vital new information on nanoscale structures Offers a concise overview of different spectroscopic methods and their potential benefits for solving diagnostic and therapeutic problems

Biophotonics Micro and Nano imaging

Biophotonics Micro  and Nano imaging
Author: D. Anselmetti
Publsiher: Society of Photo Optical
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059126857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biophotonics Micro and Nano imaging Book Review:

Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.

Introduction to Biophotonics

Introduction to Biophotonics
Author: Paras N. Prasad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2004-01-16
ISBN 10: 0471465399
ISBN 13: 9780471465393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Biophotonics Book Review:

Paras Prasad’s text provides a basic knowledge of a broadrange of topics so that individuals in all disciplines can rapidlyacquire the minimal necessary background for research anddevelopment in biophotonics. Introduction to Biophotonics serves asboth a textbook for education and training as well as a referencebook that aids research and development of those areas integratinglight, photonics, and biological systems. Each chapter contains atopic introduction, a review of key data, and description of futuredirections for technical innovation. Introduction to Biophotonicscovers the basic principles of Optics Optical spectroscopy Microscopy Each section also includes illustrated examples and reviewquestions to test and advance the reader’s knowledge.Sections on biosensors and chemosensors, important tools forcombating biological and chemical terrorism, will be of particularinterest to professionals in toxicology and other environmentaldisciplines. Introduction to Biophotonics proves a valuablereference for graduate students and researchers in engineering,chemistry, and the life sciences.

Nano Biophotonics

Nano Biophotonics
Author: Hiroshi Masuhara,Satoshi Kawata,Fumio Tokunaga
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2007-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780080471358
ISBN 13: 0080471358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano Biophotonics Book Review:

This third volume in the series represents the Proceedings of the 3rd International Nanophotonics Symposium, July 6-8, 2006, Icho-Kaikan, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Over a two-day symposium, distinguished scientists from around the world convened to discuss the latest progress in this field and the conclusions have been summarised in Nano Biophotonics: Science and Technology. The contents of this book have been compiled by invited lecturers, research members of the relevant projects/program, and some of general participants. The book has 27 chapters which are classified into 4 parts; nano bio-spectroscopy, nano bio-dynamics, nano bio-processing, and nano bio-devices. * Bridges the gap between conventional photophysics & photochemistry and nanoscience * Continuing the series that focuses on 'hot' areas of photochemistry, optics, material science and bioscience

Biophotonics for Medical Applications

Biophotonics for Medical Applications
Author: Igor Meglinski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2015-06-29
ISBN 10: 0857096745
ISBN 13: 9780857096746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biophotonics for Medical Applications Book Review:

Biophotonics for Medical Applications presents information on the interface between laser optics and cell biology/medicine. The book discusses the development and application of photonic techniques that aid the diagnosis and therapeutics of biological tissues in both healthy and diseased states. Chapters cover the fundamental technologies used in biophotonics and a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications. Presents information on the interface between laser optics and cell biology/medicine Discusses the development and application of photonic techniques which aid the diagnosis and therapeutics of biological tissues in both healthy and diseased states Presents the fundamental technologies used in biophotonics and a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications

Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism

Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism
Author: Vladimir V. Ghukasyan,Ahmed A. Heikal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN 10: 1466509996
ISBN 13: 9781466509993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism Book Review:

From the Lab to Clinical Settings—Advances in Quantitative, Noninvasive Optical Diagnostics Noninvasive fluorescence imaging techniques, novel fluorescent labels, and natural biomarkers are revolutionizing our knowledge of cellular processes, signaling and metabolic pathways, the underlying mechanisms for health problems, and the identification of new therapeutic targets for drug discoveries. Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism: Biology, Techniques, and Applications delves into the current state of knowledge on intrinsic fluorescent biomarkers and highlights recent developments in using these biomarkers for the metabolic mapping and clinical diagnosis of healthy and diseased cells and tissues. Autofluorescent Biomarkers for Biomedical Diagnostics The book’s first section introduces the fundamentals of cellular energy metabolism as well as natural biomarkers within the context of their biological functions. The second section outlines the theoretical and technical background of quantitative, noninvasive, autofluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy methods, including experimental design, calibration, pitfalls, and remedies of data acquisition and analysis. The last two sections highlight advances in biomedical and biochemical applications, such as monitoring stem cell differentiation in engineered tissues and diagnosing cancer and ophthalmic diseases quantitatively and noninvasively. Tailored to Interdisciplinary Researchers Covering cell biology, imaging techniques, and clinical diagnostics, this book provides readers with a complete guide to studying cellular/tissue metabolism under healthy, diseased, and environment-induced stress conditions using natural biomarkers. The book is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, biophysics instructors, medical researchers, and those in pharmaceutical R&D.

Understanding Biophotonics

Understanding Biophotonics
Author: Kevin Tsia
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 9814411787
ISBN 13: 9789814411783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Biophotonics Book Review:

Biophotonics involves understanding how light interacts with biological matter, from molecules and cells, to tissues and even whole organisms. Light can be used to probe biomolecular events, such as gene expression and protein–protein interaction, with impressively high sensitivity and specificity. The spatial and temporal distribution of biochemical constituents can also be visualized with light and, thus, the corresponding physiological dynamics in living cells, tissues, and organisms in real time. Light can also be used to alter the properties and behaviors of biological matter, such as to damage cancerous cells by laser surgery or therapy, and manipulate the neuronal signaling in a brain network. Fueled by the innovations in photonic technologies in the past half century, biophotonics continues to play a ubiquitous role in revolutionizing basic life science studies as well as biomedical diagnostics and therapies. Advancements in biophotonics in the past few decades can be seen not only in biochemistry and cell/molecular biology, but also in numerous preclinical applications. Researchers around the world are searching for ways to bring biophotonic technologies into real clinical practices, particularly cellular and molecular optical imaging. Meanwhile, emerging technologies, such as laser nanosurgery and nanoplasmonics, have created new insights for understanding, monitoring, and even curing diseases on a molecular basis. This book presents the essential basics of optics and biophotonics to newcomers (senior undergraduates or postgraduate researchers) who are interested in this multidisciplinary research field. With stellar contributions from leading experts, the book highlights the major advancements in preclinical diagnostics using optical microscopy and spectroscopy, including multiphoton microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and endomicroscopy. It also introduces a number of emerging techniques and toolsets for biophotonics applications, such as nanoplasmonics, microresonators for molecular detection, and subcellular optical nanosurgery.


Author: Márcia Aparecida Sperança
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-07-26
ISBN 10: 9535134353
ISBN 13: 9789535134350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dengue Book Review:

This edited book Dengue - Immunopathology and Control Strategies contains eight chapters divided in three sections that underline important aspects of dengue virus, the most prevalent and life-threatening arbovirus in the world, including virus replication cycle and pathology, diagnostic methods, and control. The first section brings knowledge on basic aspects of dengue virus replication which can be associated to its immunopathology. The second section includes two chapters on dengue diagnosis and emphasizes that in spite of the many scientific efforts, this subject continues to be a drawback in the disease control. Vector-based control strategies are discussed in the third section which also contains a chapter on regulation of dengue vaccines and the experience of Mexico in the implementation of the unique registered dengue vaccine.

Applications of Raman Spectroscopy to Biology

Applications of Raman Spectroscopy to Biology
Author: M. Ghomi
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN 10: 1614990204
ISBN 13: 9781614990208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Raman Spectroscopy to Biology Book Review:

Raman spectroscopy has been known and used as a technique for 80 years, originally for the study of inorganic substances. Recent advances in underlying technology, such as lasers, detectors, filters and components, have transformed the technique into a very effective modern tool for studying complex biological problems. Professor Mahmoud Ghomi (of the University of Paris XIII) has edited this book on the applications of Raman spectroscopy to biology, covering in a readily accessible way the area from basic studies to the diagnosis of disease. The early chapters provide background information on basic principles underlying the main Raman methods covered in the book, with information on Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Surface-Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF), as well as giving accounts of applications to biomolecular and cellular investigations. Among the topics covered are studies of drugs and their complexes with biomolecules on nanoparticles, application of SERS to blood analysis, studies of single cells and of applications to human cancer diagnostics.This will be a useful book for experimental scientists in academic, governmental, industrial and clinical environments and for those entering the field of biomolecular spectroscopy.

Quantum Nano Photonics

Quantum Nano Photonics
Author: Baldassare Di Bartolo,Luciano Silvestri,Maura Cesaria,John Collins
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 9402415440
ISBN 13: 9789402415445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantum Nano Photonics Book Review:

This book brings together more closely researchers working in the two fields of quantum optics and nano-optics and provides a general overview of the main topics of interest in applied and fundamental research. The contributions cover, for example, single-photon emitters and emitters of entangled photon pairs based on epitaxially grown semiconductor quantum dots, nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond as single-photon emitters, coupled quantum bits based on trapped ions, integrated waveguide superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, quantum nano-plasmonics, nanosensing, quantum aspects of biophotonics and quantum metamaterials. The articles span the bridge from pedagogical introductions on the fundamental principles to the current state-of-the-art, and are authored by pioneers and leaders in the field. Numerical simulations are presented as a powerful tool to gain insight into the physical behavior of nanophotonic systems and provide a critical complement to experimental investigations and design of devices.

Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging

Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging
Author: Laura Marcu,Paul M. W. French,Daniel S. Elson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN 10: 1439861684
ISBN 13: 9781439861684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging Book Review:

During the past two decades, there has been an increasing appreciation of the significant value that lifetime-based techniques can add to biomedical studies and applications of fluorescence. Bringing together perspectives of different research communities, Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging: Principles and Applications in Biomedical Dia

The De Textbook

The De Textbook
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0698161521
ISBN 13: 9780698161528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The De Textbook Book Review:

You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly, and finally, at long last - how to pop a proper squat. This book was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untruths that years of misguided education have left festering inside of you, and leave you a smarter person...whether you like it or not. The De-Textbook is a merciless, brutal learning machine. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are informed.

Advances in Salivary Diagnostics

Advances in Salivary Diagnostics
Author: Charles F. Streckfus
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 3662453991
ISBN 13: 9783662453995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Salivary Diagnostics Book Review:

This book reviews the progress made in salivary diagnostics during the past two decades and identifies the likely direction of future endeavors. After an introductory section describing the histological and anatomical features of the salivary glands and salivary function, salivary collection devices and diagnostic platforms are reviewed. The field of “salivaomics” is then considered in detail, covering, for example, proteomics, the peptidome, DNA and RNA analysis, biomarkers, and methods for biomarker discovery. Salivary diagnostics for oral and systemic diseases are thoroughly discussed, and the role of salivary gland tissue engineering for future diagnostics is explored. The book closes by considering legal issues and barriers to salivary diagnostic development. Advances in Salivary Diagnostics will be an informative and stimulating reference for both practitioners and students.

Advances in Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Related Computational Methods

Advances in Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Related Computational Methods
Author: Christian Huck,Krzysztof B. Bec
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-01-03
ISBN 10: 303928052X
ISBN 13: 9783039280520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Related Computational Methods Book Review:

In the last few decades, near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy has distinguished itself as one of the most rapidly advancing spectroscopic techniques. Mainly known as an analytical tool useful for sample characterization and content quantification, NIR spectroscopy is essential in various other fields, e.g. NIR imaging techniques in biophotonics, medical applications or used for characterization of food products. Its contribution in basic science and physical chemistry should be noted as well, e.g. in exploration of the nature of molecular vibrations or intermolecular interactions. One of the current development trends involves the miniaturization and simplification of instrumentation, creating prospects for the spread of NIR spectrometers at a consumer level in the form of smartphone attachments—a breakthrough not yet accomplished by any other analytical technique. A growing diversity in the related methods and applications has led to a dispersion of these contributions among disparate scientific communities. The aim of this Special Issue was to bring together the communities that may perceive NIR spectroscopy from different perspectives. It resulted in 30 contributions presenting the latest advances in the methodologies essential in near-infrared spectroscopy in a variety of applications.

Nanotheranostics for Cancer Applications

Nanotheranostics for Cancer Applications
Author: Prakash Rai,Stephanie A. Morris
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-11-12
ISBN 10: 3030017753
ISBN 13: 9783030017750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotheranostics for Cancer Applications Book Review:

This book is the first to focus specifically on cancer nanotheranostics. Each of the chapters that make up this comprehensive volume is authored by a researcher, clinician, or regulatory agency member known for their expertise in this field. Theranostics, the technology to simultaneously diagnose and treat a disease, is a nascent field that is growing rapidly in this era of personalized medicine. As the need for cost-effective disease diagnosis grows, drug delivery systems that can act as multifunctional carriers for imaging contrast and therapy agents could provide unique breakthroughs in oncology. Nanotechnology has enabled the development of smart theranostic platforms that can concurrently diagnose disease, start primary treatment, monitor response and initiate secondary treatments if required. In oncology, chemotherapeutics have been routinely used. Some drugs have proven effective but all carry risks of adverse side effects. There is growing interest in using remotely triggered drug delivery systems to limit cytotoxicity in the diseased area. This book reviews the use of theranostic nanoparticles for cancer applications over the past decade. First, it briefly discusses the challenges and limitations of conventional cancer treatments, and presents an overview of the use of nanotechnology in treating cancer. These introductory chapters are followed by those exploring cancer diagnosis and a myriad of delivery methods for nanotherapeutics. The book also addresses multifunctional platforms, treatment monitoring, and regulatory considerations. As a whole, the book aims to briefly summarize the development and clinical potential of various nanotheranostics for cancer applications, and to delineate the challenges that must be overcome for successful clinical development and implementation of such cancer theranostics.

Confocal Raman Microscopy

Confocal Raman Microscopy
Author: Jan Toporski,Thomas Dieing,Olaf Hollricher
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 3319753800
ISBN 13: 9783319753805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confocal Raman Microscopy Book Review:

This second edition provides a cutting-edge overview of physical, technical and scientific aspects related to the widely used analytical method of confocal Raman microscopy. The book includes expanded background information and adds insights into how confocal Raman microscopy, especially 3D Raman imaging, can be integrated with other methods to produce a variety of correlative microscopy combinations. The benefits are then demonstrated and supported by numerous examples from the fields of materials science, 2D materials, the life sciences, pharmaceutical research and development, as well as the geosciences.

Advances and Applications Through Fungal Nanobiotechnology

Advances and Applications Through Fungal Nanobiotechnology
Author: Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 3319429906
ISBN 13: 9783319429908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances and Applications Through Fungal Nanobiotechnology Book Review:

​​Fungal nanobiotechnology has emerged as one of the key technologies, and an eco-friendly, as a source of food and harnessed to ferment and preserve foods and beverages, as well as applications in human health (antibiotics, anti-cholesterol statins, and immunosuppressive agents), while industry has used fungi for large-scale production of enzymes, acids, biosurfactants, and to manage fungal disease in crops and pest control. With the harnessing of nanotechnology, fungi have grown increasingly important by providing a greener alternative to chemically synthesized nanoparticles.

Application of Molecular Methods and Raman Microscopy Spectroscopy in Agricultural Sciences and Food Technology

Application of Molecular Methods and Raman Microscopy Spectroscopy in Agricultural Sciences and Food Technology
Author: Biljana Vucelić-Radović,Dejan Lazić,Miomir Nikšić
Publsiher: Ubiquity Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 1911529544
ISBN 13: 9781911529545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Molecular Methods and Raman Microscopy Spectroscopy in Agricultural Sciences and Food Technology Book Review:

his book has been prepared with the aim to present the application of these two state-of-the art technologies in agricultural sciences and food technology, and to explain the protocols for analyses of different plant, animal, microbiological and food samples as well as for different biotechnology procedures. Selected methods and protocols which are used in plant stress physiology, weed science, fruit breeding research, microbial ecology, plant virus and fungus diagnostics, phytobacteriology, fishery, food biochemistry, food materials and food technology are described. Special adaptation of certain protocols is required for application in each of these sciences, for every type of GMO organism, food technology raw material, and food technology product, as well as for every type of bacteria, virus, fungus or fungus-like organism, for each type of raw material in terms of plant host species, plant organs, year period and conditions in the laboratory. Application of molecular methods, primarily qPCR, and Raman microscopy/ spectroscopy in agricultural and food sciences provides substantial opportunity for increased production efficiency, food safety, better product quality and improvement of plant and animal health. This book is aimed for students, scientists and professionals working in the field of agriculture and food technology.

Imaging Living Cells

Imaging Living Cells
Author: Rosario Rizzuto,Cristina Fasolato
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642600034
ISBN 13: 9783642600036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging Living Cells Book Review:

Intended for bench-top use, this lab manual is suitable for both scientists and graduate students, since it combines an update on the most advanced imaging procedures with detailed protocols. Examples, carefully selected from the wide repertoire of cell pyhsiology, cover such different functional aspects as distribution of multiple ions, electrical activity, exo-endocytosis, gene expression, and the cell cycle.