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: 2021-09-01
ISBN 10: 0128242434
ISBN 13: 9780128242438
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

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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

Cytomechanics

Cytomechanics
Author: Jürgen Bereiter-Hahn,O. Roger Anderson,Wolf-Ernst Reif
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642728634
ISBN 13: 9783642728631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cytomechanics Book Review:

Genetic information determines the composition of molecules comprising cytoskeletal elements, membranes and receptors. The supramolecular arrangement of these components represents a self-assembly process controlled by physicochemical and mechanical interactions. This general hypothesis demarcates the aim of studying cellular mechanics. Description and evaluation of mechanical properties of cells and their organelles, as well as of the forces exerted by them, is the scope of this book on Cytomechanics. Emphasis is laid on the role of mechanical properties in the generation of shape and cytoplasmic motion, and on the basic principles and components determining mechanical properties.

Micro and Nanomanipulation Tools

Micro  and Nanomanipulation Tools
Author: Yu Sun,Xinyu Liu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-08-24
ISBN 10: 3527690220
ISBN 13: 9783527690220
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.

Handbook on Nanobiomaterials for Therapeutics and Diagnostic Applications

Handbook on Nanobiomaterials for Therapeutics and Diagnostic Applications
Author: Krishnan Anand,Muthupandian Saravanan,Balakumar Chandrasekaran,Suvardhan Kanchi,Sarojini Jeeva Panchu,Quan-Sheng Chen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN 10: 0128219149
ISBN 13: 9780128219140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Nanobiomaterials for Therapeutics and Diagnostic Applications Book Review:

Handbook of Nano-biomaterials for Therapeutics and Diagnostic Applications covers in-depth topics on nano-biomaterials and nano drug delivery systems (biosensors and bioimaging) involving polymer nanocomposites, metal nanocomposites, and other carbon family fibers and proteins. The book covers the current application of tiny machines or nanodevices and their use as early detection systems for life threatening diseases, giving detailed literature on the development of nanodevices, their use as diagnostic tools, and their present trend in the industry and market. In addition, their synthesis, potential applications and future of smart nanodevices in diagnosis of diseases and their use as smart clinical devices is covered. Users will find sections on recent advances in interdisciplinary research on the processing, morphology, structure and properties of nanostructured materials and their applications in drug delivery for various diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis, Alzheimer disease, ophthalmic diseases, and more. Offers a comprehensive coverage of the therapeutics and smart nanodevices as diagnostic tools and their potential clinical applications in biosensing and bioimaging Includes a glimpse into the nano-biomaterials that are essential components in nanomedicines Describes nanodevices in the early diagnosis of the diseases Explains the nano-drug delivery system for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer, tuberculosis, Alzheimer disease, and ophthalmic diseases Encompasses all information, starting from the design of nano-biomaterials to their applications in theranostics

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.

Resistive Switching

Resistive Switching
Author: Daniele Ielmini,Rainer Waser
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-12-28
ISBN 10: 3527680942
ISBN 13: 9783527680948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resistive Switching Book Review:

With its comprehensive coverage, this reference introduces readers to the wide topic of resistance switching, providing the knowledge, tools, and methods needed to understand, characterize and apply resistive switching memories. Starting with those materials that display resistive switching behavior, the book explains the basics of resistive switching as well as switching mechanisms and models. An in-depth discussion of memory reliability is followed by chapters on memory cell structures and architectures, while a section on logic gates rounds off the text. An invaluable self-contained book for materials scientists, electrical engineers and physicists dealing with memory research and development.

Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine

Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine
Author: Mikhail Soloviev
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2012-07-13
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210020594394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine Book Review:

The modern fascination with micro- and nano-sized materials can actually be traced back further to the 1960s and ‘70s when the first few reported attempts were made to use nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery. In Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field present a wide range of methods for synthesis, surface modification, characterization, and application of nano-sized materials (nanoparticles) in life science and medical fields, mostly for drug delivery. The methods presented cover all stages of nanoparticle manufacturing, modification, analysis, and applications. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine: Methods and Protocols will help the beginner become familiar with this fascinating field and will provide scientists at all levels of expertise with easy-to-follow practical advice needed to make, modify, and analyze nanoparticles of their choice and to use them in a wide range of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, including functional protein studies, drug delivery, immunochemistry, imaging, and many others.

Engineering of Micro Nano Biosystems

Engineering of Micro Nano Biosystems
Author: Gregory Barbillon,Alain Bosseboeuf,Kukjin Chun,Rosaria Ferrigno,Olivier Français
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 9811365490
ISBN 13: 9789811365492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering of Micro Nano Biosystems Book Review:

This tutorial book offers an in-depth overview of the fundamental principles of micro/nano technologies and devices related to sensing, actuation and diagnosis in fluidics and biosystems. Research in the MEMS/NEMS and lab-on-chip fields has seen rapid growth in both academic and industrial domains, as these biodevices and systems are increasingly replacing traditional large size diagnostic tools. This book is unique in describing not only the devices and technologies but also the basic principles of their operation. The comprehensive description of the fabrication, packaging and principles of micro/nano biosystems presented in this book offers guidance for researchers designing and implementing these biosystems across diverse fields including medical, pharmaceutical and biological sciences. The book provides a detailed overview of the fundamental mechanical, optical, electrical and magnetic principles involved, together with the technologies required for the design, fabrication and characterization of micro/nano fluidic systems and bio-devices. Written by a collaborative team from France and Korea, the book is suitable for academics, researchers, advanced level students and industrial manufacturers.

Bacterial Physiology

Bacterial Physiology
Author: Walid El-Sharoud
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2007-12-07
ISBN 10: 3540749217
ISBN 13: 9783540749219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bacterial Physiology Book Review:

The application of new molecular methodologies in the study of bacterial behavior and cell architecture has enabled new revolutionary insights and discoveries in these areas. This new text presents recent developments in bacterial physiology that are highly relevant to a wide range of readership including those interested in basic and applied knowledge. Its chapters are written by international scientific authorities at the forefront of the subject. The value of this recent knowledge in bacterial physiology is not only restricted to fundamental biology. It also extends to biotechnology and drug-discovery disciplines.

New Scientist

New Scientist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1987-03
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:29265478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanotechnology Enabled Sensors

Nanotechnology Enabled Sensors
Author: Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh,Benjamin Fry
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2007-09-19
ISBN 10: 0387680233
ISBN 13: 9780387680231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Enabled Sensors Book Review:

Nanotechnology provides tools for creating functional materials, devices, and systems by controlling materials at the atomic and molecular scales and making use of novel properties and phenomena. Nanotechnology-enabled sensors find applications in several fields such as health and safety, medicine, process control and diagnostics. This book provides the reader with information on how nanotechnology enabled sensors are currently being used and how they will be used in the future in such diverse fields as communications, building and facilities, medicine, safety, and security, including both homeland defense and military operations.

Biological Micro and Nanotribology

Biological Micro  and Nanotribology
Author: Matthias Scherge,Stanislav N. Gorb,Stanislav Gorb
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2001-03-20
ISBN 10: 9783540411888
ISBN 13: 3540411887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Micro and Nanotribology Book Review:

Many of the major challenges facing today's engineering science are related to miniaturization. In this field, vital progress can be made by studying Nature's solutions: Insects and other living creatures have solved many of the same problems during their evolution. Biological micro- and nanotribology aims to gather information about friction, adhesion and wear in such biological systems and to exploit this new knowledge, e.g. in the design of micro-electro- mechanical systems, the development of novel types of monolayer lubrication, the invention of new adhesives, and the construction of artificial joints. By employing a combination of approaches from several disciplines -- physics, engineering, tribology, biology, and materials science -- 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.

Tissue Repair Contraction and the Myofibroblast

Tissue Repair  Contraction and the Myofibroblast
Author: Christine Chaponnier,Alexis Desmoulière,Giulio Gabbiani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2006-06-13
ISBN 10: 9780387336497
ISBN 13: 0387336494
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.