Micro and Nano Systems for Biophysical Studies of Cells and Small Organisms

Micro and Nano Systems for Biophysical Studies of Cells and Small Organisms
Author: Xinyu Liu,Yu Sun
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780128239902
ISBN 13: 0128239905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nano Systems for Biophysical Studies of Cells and Small Organisms Book Review:

Micro and Nano Systems for Biophysical Studies of Cells and Small Organisms is the first book providing a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art micro and nano systems that have recently been developed and applied to biophysical studies of cells and small organisms. These micro and nano systems span from microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidic devices to robotic micro-nanomanipulation systems. The biophysical studies range from cell mechanics to neural science of worms and Drosophila. This book helps readers to understand the fundamentals in the development of these tools and learn the most recent advances in cellular and organismal biophysics enabled by these technologies. Comprehensive coverage of the micro and nano systems technology and application to biophysical studies of cells and small organisms Highlight of the most recent advances in cellular and organismal biophysics enabled by micro and?nano?systems Insightful outlook on future directions and trends in each chapter covering a sub-area of the book topic

Micro and Nanosystems for Biotechnology

Micro  and Nanosystems for Biotechnology
Author: J. Christopher Love
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 3527801294
ISBN 13: 9783527801299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanosystems for Biotechnology Book Review:

Emphasizing their emerging capabilities, this volume provides a strong foundation for an understanding of how micro- and nanotechnologies used in biomedical research have evolved from concepts to working platforms. Volume editor Christopher Love has assembled here a highly interdisciplinary group of authors with backgrounds ranging from chemical engineering right up to materials science to reflect how the intersection of ideas from biology with engineering disciplines has spurred on innovations. In fact, a number of the basic technologies described are reaching the market to advance the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals. The first part of the book focuses on microsystems for single-cell analysis, examining tools and techniques used to isolate cells from a range of biological samples, while the second part is dedicated to tiny technologies for modulating biological systems at the scale of individual cells, tissues or whole organisms. New tools are described which have a great potential for (pre)clinical development of interventions in a range of illnesses, such as cancer and neurological diseases. Besides describing the promising applications, the authors also highlight the ongoing challenges and opportunities in the field.

Micro and Nanomanipulation Tools

Micro  and Nanomanipulation Tools
Author: Yu Sun,Xinyu Liu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN 10: 3527337849
ISBN 13: 9783527337842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanomanipulation Tools Book Review:

Combining robotics with nanotechnology, this ready reference summarizes the fundamentals and emerging applications in this fascinating research field. This is the first book to introduce tools specifically designed and made for manipulating micro- and nanometer-sized objects, and presents such examples as semiconductor packaging and clinical diagnostics as well as surgery. The first part discusses various topics of on-chip and device-based micro- and nanomanipulation, including the use of acoustic, magnetic, optical or dielectrophoretic fields, while surface-driven and high-speed microfluidic manipulation for biophysical applications are also covered. In the second part of the book, the main focus is on microrobotic tools. Alongside magnetic micromanipulators, bacteria and untethered, chapters also discuss silicon nano- and integrated optical tweezers. The book closes with a number of chapters on nanomanipulation using AFM and nanocoils under optical and electron microscopes. Exciting images from the tiniest robotic systems at the nano-level are used to illustrate the examples throughout the work. A must-have book for readers with a background ranging from engineering to nanotechnology.

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Steering Group for the Workshop on Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1999-09-13
ISBN 10: 9780309172745
ISBN 13: 0309172748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms Book Review:

How small can a free-living organism be? On the surface, this question is straightforward-in principle, the smallest cells can be identified and measured. But understanding what factors determine this lower limit, and addressing the host of other questions that follow on from this knowledge, require a fundamental understanding of the chemistry and ecology of cellular life. The recent report of evidence for life in a martian meteorite and the prospect of searching for biological signatures in intelligently chosen samples from Mars and elsewhere bring a new immediacy to such questions. How do we recognize the morphological or chemical remnants of life in rocks deposited 4 billion years ago on another planet? Are the empirical limits on cell size identified by observation on Earth applicable to life wherever it may occur, or is minimum size a function of the particular chemistry of an individual planetary surface? These questions formed the focus of a workshop on the size limits of very small organisms, organized by the Steering .Group for the Workshop on Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms and held on October 22 and 23, 1998. Eighteen invited panelists, representing fields ranging from cell biology and molecular genetics to paleontology and mineralogy, joined with an almost equal number of other participants in a wide-ranging exploration of minimum cell size and the challenge of interpreting micro- and nano-scale features of sedimentary rocks found on Earth or elsewhere in the solar system. This document contains the proceedings of that workshop. It includes position papers presented by the individual panelists, arranged by panel, along with a summary, for each of the four sessions, of extensive roundtable discussions that involved the panelists as well as other workshop participants.

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
Author: Costas Demetzos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2016-05-11
ISBN 10: 9811007918
ISBN 13: 9789811007910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Book Review:

This textbook explains the fundamental aspects of nanotechnology and fills the gap between bio-inspired nanotechnological systems and functionality of living organisms, introducing new insights to their physicochemical, biophysical and thermodynamic behaviour. Addressed to all those involved in recent advances in pharmaceutics, this book is divided in three major parts: Part A refers to the physicochemical and thermodynamics aspects of nanosystems, wherein their biophysical behaviour is correlated with that of the cells of living organisms; Part B refers to the application of nanotechnology in imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics; Part C is focused on issues regarding safety and nanotoxicity of nanosystems, and the regulatory framework that surrounds these. The text promotes the concept that biophysics, thermodynamics and nanotechnology are considered to be emerging tools that, when approached within regulatory boundaries, provide new and integrated knowledge for the production of new medicines.

Thermodynamics and Biophysics of Biomedical Nanosystems

Thermodynamics and Biophysics of Biomedical Nanosystems
Author: Costas Demetzos,Natassa Pippa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN 10: 9811309892
ISBN 13: 9789811309892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamics and Biophysics of Biomedical Nanosystems Book Review:

This book highlights the recent advances of thermodynamics and biophysics in drug delivery nanosystems and in biomedical nanodevices. The up-to-date book provides an in-depth knowledge of bio-inspired nanotechnological systems for pharmaceutical applications. Biophysics and thermodynamics, supported by mathematics, are the locomotive by which the drug transportation and the targeting processes will be achieved under the light of the modern pharmacotherapy. They are considered as scientific tools that promote the understanding of physicochemical and thermotropic functionality and behavior of artificial cell membranes and structures like nanoparticulate systems. Therefore, this book focusses on new aspects of biophysics and thermodynamics as important elements for evaluating biomedical nanosystems, and it correlates their physicochemical, biophysical and thermodynamical behaviour with those of a living organism. In 2018, Prof. Demetzos was honored with an award by the Order of Sciences of the Academy of Athens for his scientific contribution in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology.

Research Awards Index

Research Awards Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011769612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomedical Technology Resources

Biomedical Technology Resources
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924084693286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tissue Repair Contraction and the Myofibroblast

Tissue Repair  Contraction and the Myofibroblast
Author: Christine Chaponnier,Alexis Desmoulière,Giulio Gabbiani
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2007-02-26
ISBN 10: 0387336508
ISBN 13: 9780387336503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Repair Contraction and the Myofibroblast Book Review:

Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast summarizes the latest findings concerning the biology of the myofibroblast, a cell involved in the evolution and contraction of granulation tissue and of fibrotic changes. Coverage shows that the myofibroblast is responsible for the development of hypertrophic scars, pulmonary and renal fibrosis and bronchial asthma. Reviews the cell biology and pathology of the myofibroblast as well as mechanisms of fibrosis evolution in many organs and tissues.

Biological Micro and Nanotribology

Biological Micro  and Nanotribology
Author: Matthias Scherge,Stanislav S. N. Gorb
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 3662044315
ISBN 13: 9783662044315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Micro and Nanotribology Book Review:

By employing a combination of approaches from several disciplines the authors elucidate the principles of a variety of biomechanical systems that rely on frictional surfaces or adhesive secretions to attach parts of the body to one another or to attach organisms to a substrate. This account provides an excellent starting point for engineers and physicists working with biological systems and for biologists studying friction and adhesion. It will also serve as a valuable introduction for graduate students entering this interdisciplinary field of research.

Advanced Environmental Analysis

Advanced Environmental Analysis
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Boris Kharisov
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 1782623620
ISBN 13: 9781782623625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Environmental Analysis Book Review:

Environmental analysis techniques have advanced due to the use of nanotechnologies in improving the detection sensitivity and miniaturization of the devices in analytical procedures. These allow for developments such as increases in analyte concentration, the removal of interfering species and improvements in the detection limits. Bridging a gap in the literature, this book uniquely brings together state-of-the-art research in the applications of novel nanomaterials to each of the classical components of environmental analysis, namely sample preparation and extraction, separation and identification by spectroscopic techniques. Special attention is paid to those approaches that are considered greener and reduce the cost of the analysis process both in terms of chemicals and time consumption. Advanced undergraduates, graduates and researchers at the forefront of environmental science and engineering will find this book a good source of information. It will also help regulators, decision makers, surveillance agencies and the organizations assessing the impact of pollutants on the environment.

NanoBioEngineering

NanoBioEngineering
Author: Bhupinder Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 135113888X
ISBN 13: 9781351138888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NanoBioEngineering Book Review:

The objective of this book is to provide the fundamental comprehension of a broad range of topics in an integrated volume such that readership hailing from diverse disciplines can rapidly acquire the necessary background for applying it in pertinent research and development field.

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN 10: 0128166290
ISBN 13: 9780128166291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy Book Review:

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy presents recent advances in the field of nanobiomaterials and their important applications in drug delivery, therapy and engineering. The book offers pharmaceutical perspectives, exploring the development of nanobiomaterials and their interaction with the human body. Chapters show how nanomaterials are used in treatments, including neurology, dentistry and cancer therapy. Authored by a range of contributors from global institutions, this book offers a broad, international perspective on how nanotechnology-based advances are leading to novel drug delivery and treatment solutions. It is a valuable research resource that will help both practicing medics and researchers in pharmaceutical science and nanomedicine learn more on how nanotechnology is improving treatments. Assesses the opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems Explores how nanotechnology is being used to create more efficient drug delivery systems Discusses which nanomaterials make the best drug carriers

Globalization Biosecurity and the Future of the Life Sciences

Globalization  Biosecurity  and the Future of the Life Sciences
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780309164757
ISBN 13: 0309164753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Biosecurity and the Future of the Life Sciences Book Review:

Biomedical advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways--leading to improvements in public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of Life Sciences examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify, and mitigate these dangers.

Nanopositioning Technologies

Nanopositioning Technologies
Author: Changhai Ru,Xinyu Liu,Yu Sun
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 3319238531
ISBN 13: 9783319238531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanopositioning Technologies Book Review:

This book covers the state-of-the-art technologies for positioning with nanometer resolutions and accuracies, particularly those based on piezoelectric actuators and MEMS actuators. The latest advances are described, including the design of nanopositioning devices, sensing and actuation technologies and control methods for nanopositioning. This is an ideal book for mechanical and electrical engineering students and researchers; micro and nanotechnology researchers and graduate students; as well as those working in the precision instrumentation or semiconductor industries.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89099184467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to BioMEMS

Introduction to BioMEMS
Author: Albert Folch
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1466509384
ISBN 13: 9781466509382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to BioMEMS Book Review:

The entire scope of the BioMEMS field-at your fingertipsHelping to educate the new generation of engineers and biologists, Introduction to BioMEMS explains how certain problems in biology and medicine benefit from and often require the miniaturization of devices. The book covers the whole breadth of this dynamic field, including classical microfabr

Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine

Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047883957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Into Space

Into Space
Author: Thais Russomano,Lucas Rehnberg
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 1789232201
ISBN 13: 9781789232202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Space Book Review:

Our anatomy and physiology have been completely shaped by Earth's gravity. All body systems function in synergy with this unseen force. Yet, as we journey further and longer into space, our bodies must conform to a new reality, wherein gravity is absent or reduced, cosmic radiation threatens and our social and familial connections become distant. Into Space: A Journey of How Humans Adapt and Live in Microgravity gives an overview of some of the physiological, anatomical and cellular changes that occur in space and their effects on different body systems, such as the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal, and touches on cultural and psychosocial aspects of leaving behind family and the safety of Earth. It further addresses the complexity of manned space flights, showing how interdisciplinary this subject is and discussing the challenges that space physiologists, physicians and scientists must face as humans seek to conquer the final frontier.

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.