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: 404
Release: 2021-08-14
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 provides 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. These biophysical studies range from cell mechanics to the neural science of worms and Drosophila. This book will help readers understand the fundamentals surrounding the development of these tools and teach them the most recent advances in cellular and organismal biophysics enabled by these technologies. Comprehensive coverage of micro and nano-system technology and application to biophysical studies of cells and small organisms. Highlights 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 Nano Devices for Blood Analysis

Micro Nano Devices for Blood Analysis
Author: Rui A. Lima,Graça Minas,Susana Catarino
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 3039218247
ISBN 13: 9783039218240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro Nano Devices for Blood Analysis Book Review:

The development of micro- and nanodevices for blood analysis is an interdisciplinary subject that demands the integration of several research fields, such as biotechnology, medicine, chemistry, informatics, optics, electronics, mechanics, and micro/nanotechnologies. Over the last few decades, there has been a notably fast development in the miniaturization of mechanical microdevices, later known as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which combine electrical and mechanical components at a microscale level. The integration of microflow and optical components in MEMS microdevices, as well as the development of micropumps and microvalves, have promoted the interest of several research fields dealing with fluid flow and transport phenomena happening in microscale devices. Microfluidic systems have many advantages over their macroscale counterparts, offering the ability to work with small sample volumes, providing good manipulation and control of samples, decreasing reaction times, and allowing parallel operations in one single step. As a consequence, microdevices offer great potential for the development of portable and point-of-care diagnostic devices, particularly for blood analysis. Moreover, the recent progress in nanotechnology has contributed to its increasing popularity, and has expanded the areas of application of microfluidic devices, including in the manipulation and analysis of flows on the scale of DNA, proteins, and nanoparticles (nanoflows). In this Special Issue, we invited contributions (original research papers, review articles, and brief communications) that focus on the latest advances and challenges in micro- and nanodevices for diagnostics and blood analysis, micro- and nanofluidics, technologies for flow visualization, MEMS, biochips, and lab-on-a-chip devices and their application to research and industry. We hope to provide an opportunity to the engineering and biomedical community to exchange knowledge and information and to bring together researchers who are interested in the general field of MEMS and micro/nanofluidics and, especially, in its applications to biomedical areas.

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: 1999-10-13
ISBN 10: 0309066344
ISBN 13: 9780309066341
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.

Introduction to Experimental Biophysics

Introduction to Experimental Biophysics
Author: Jay L. Nadeau
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 764
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1317974522
ISBN 13: 9781317974529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Experimental Biophysics Book Review:

Praise for the First Edition “essential reading for any physical scientist who is interested in performing biological research.” ―Contemporary Physics "an ambitious text.... Each chapter contains protocols and the conceptual reasoning behind them, which is often useful to physicists performing biological experiments for the first time." –Physics Today This fully updated and expanded text is the best starting point for any student or researcher in the physical sciences to gain firm grounding in the techniques employed in molecular biophysics and quantitative biology. It includes brand new chapters on gene expression techniques, advanced techniques in biological light microscopy (super-resolution, two-photon, and fluorescence lifetime imaging), holography, and gold nanoparticles used in medicine. The author shares invaluable practical tips and insider’s knowledge to simplify potentially confusing techniques. The reader is guided through easy-to-follow examples carried out from start to finish with practical tips and insider’s knowledge. The emphasis is on building comfort with getting hands "wet" with basic methods and finally understanding when and how to apply or adapt them to address different questions. Jay L. Nadeau is a scientific researcher and head of the Biomedical Engineering in Advanced Applications of Quantum, Oscillatory, and Nanotechnological Systems (BEAAQONS) lab at Caltech and was previously associate professor of biomedical engineering and physics at McGill University.

Research Awards Index

Research Awards Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014022886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomedical Technology Resources

Biomedical Technology Resources
Author: Barry Leonard
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 92
Release: 1996-06
ISBN 10: 0788141872
ISBN 13: 9780788141874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Technology Resources Book Review:

Promotes access to a network of biomedical technology resource centers throughout the nation. These centers make state-of-the-art technologies & methods available to thousands of biomedical investigators each year. The directory is organized into scientific areas: biomedical computing, biochemical materials, biomedical engineering, non-invasive imaging & spectroscopy, & cellular & molecular structure & function. Each entry includes the principal investigator & control person, the research being conducted, & capabilities of the resource that are available to outside investigators.

Biomedical Technology Resources

Biomedical Technology Resources
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924084693286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research

Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 872
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00029169I
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World of Nano Biomechanics

The World of Nano Biomechanics
Author: Atsushi Ikai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 0444636870
ISBN 13: 9780444636874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Nano Biomechanics Book Review:

The World of Nano-Biomechanics, Second Edition, focuses on the remarkable progress in the application of force spectroscopy to molecular and cellular biology that has occurred since the book's first edition in 2008. The initial excitement of seeing and touching a single molecule of protein/DNA is now culminating in the development of various ways to manipulate molecules and cells almost at our fingertips, enabling live cell operations. Topics include the development of molecular biosensors, mechanical diagnosis, cellular-level wound healing, and a look into the advances that have been made in our understanding of the significance of mechanical rigidity/flexibility of protein/DNA structure for the manifestation of biological activities. The book begins with a summary of the results of basic mechanics to help readers who are unfamiliar with engineering mechanics. Then, representative results obtained on biological macromolecules and structures, such as proteins, DNA, RNA, polysaccharides, lipid membranes, subcellular organelles, and live cells are discussed. New to this second edition are recent developments in three important applications, i.e., advanced AFM-data analysis, high-resolution mechanical biosensing, and the use of cell mechanics for medical diagnosis. Explains the basic physical concepts and mathematics of elementary mechanics needed to understand and perform experimental work on small-scale biological samples Presents recent developments of force-based biosensing Includes novel applications of nano-biomechanics to the medical field

Environmental Protection Research Catalog

Environmental Protection Research Catalog
Author: Smithsonian Science Information Exchange
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MSU:31293020517540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alternatives to Laboratory Animals

Alternatives to Laboratory Animals
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0084165216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Synthesis of Functional Hydrogels

Synthesis of Functional Hydrogels
Author: Weifeng Zhao,Qiang Wei,Baolin Guo
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 2889638960
ISBN 13: 9782889638963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822037817723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease Book Review:

This report considers the biological and behavioral mechanisms that may underlie the pathogenicity of tobacco smoke. Many Surgeon General's reports have considered research findings on mechanisms in assessing the biological plausibility of associations observed in epidemiologic studies. Mechanisms of disease are important because they may provide plausibility, which is one of the guideline criteria for assessing evidence on causation. This report specifically reviews the evidence on the potential mechanisms by which smoking causes diseases and considers whether a mechanism is likely to be operative in the production of human disease by tobacco smoke. This evidence is relevant to understanding how smoking causes disease, to identifying those who may be particularly susceptible, and to assessing the potential risks of tobacco products.

Biophysical Regulation of Vascular Differentiation and Assembly

Biophysical Regulation of Vascular Differentiation and Assembly
Author: Sharon Gerecht
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2011-01-06
ISBN 10: 1441978356
ISBN 13: 9781441978356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Because of their ability to differentiate and develop into functional vasculature, stem cells hold tremendous promise for therapeutic applications. However, the scientific understanding and the ability to engineer these cellular systems is still in its early stages, and must advance significantly for the therapeutic potential of stem cells to be realized. Stem cell differentiation and function are exquisitely tuned by their microenvironment. This book will provide a unique perspective of how different aspect of the vasculature microenvironment regulates differentiation and assembly. Recent efforts to exploits modern engineering techniques to study and manipulate various biophysical cues will be described including: oxygen tension during adult and embryonic vasculogenesis (Semenza and Zandstra), extracellular matrix during tube morphogenesis and angiogenesis (Wirtz, Davis, Ingber), surface topography and modification (Chen and Gerecht), shear stress and cyclic strain effect on vascular assembly and maturation (Vunjak-Novakovic and Niklason), and three dimensional space for angio-andvasculogensis (Ferreria and Fischbach).

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.

Small Scale Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Particles Plankton and Other Organisms

Small Scale Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Particles  Plankton  and Other Organisms
Author: Aditya R. Nayak,Houshuo Jiang,Lee Karp-Boss,James Michael Sullivan,David Murphy,Margaret Byron,Malcolm McFarland
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN 10: 2889667693
ISBN 13: 9782889667697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanostructure Control of Materials

Nanostructure Control of Materials
Author: R H J Hannink,A J Hill
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-02-28
ISBN 10: 1845691180
ISBN 13: 9781845691189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructure Control of Materials Book Review:

The ability to measure and manipulate matter on the nanometer level is making possible a new generation of materials with enhanced mechanical, optical, transport and magnetic properties. This important book summarises key developments in nanotechnology and their impact on the processing of metals, polymers, composites and ceramics. After a brief introduction, a number of chapters discuss the practical issues involved in the commercial production and use of nanomaterials. Other chapters review ways of nanoengineering steel, aluminium and titanium alloys. Elsewhere the book discusses the use of nanoengineered metal hydrides to store hydrogen as an energy source, and the development of nanopolymers for batteries and other energy storage devices. Other chapters discuss the use of nanotechnology to enhance the toughness of ceramics, the production of synthetic versions of natural materials such as bone, and the development of nanocomposites. Nanostructure control of materials is an ideal introduction to the ways nanotechnology is being used to create new materials for industry. It will be welcomed by R&D managers in such sectors as automotive engineering as well as academics working in this exciting area. Reviews key developments in nanotechnology and their impact on various materials Edited by leading experts in the field

Mechanobiology in Health and Disease

Mechanobiology in Health and Disease
Author: Stefaan Verbruggen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 0128129530
ISBN 13: 9780128129531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanobiology in Health and Disease Book Review:

Mechanobiology in Health and Disease brings together contributions from leading biologists, clinicians, physicists and engineers in one convenient volume, providing a unified source of information for researchers in this highly multidisciplinary area. Opening chapters provide essential background information on cell mechanotransduction and essential mechanobiology methods and techniques. Other sections focus on the study of mechanobiology in healthy systems, including bone, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, the heart and the skin, as well as mechanobiology studies of pregnancy. Final chapters address the nascent area of mechanobiology in disease, from the study of bone conditions, skin diseases and heart diseases to cancer. A discussion of future perspectives for research completes each chapter in the volume. This is a timely resource for both early-career and established researchers working on mechanobiology. Provides an essential digest of primary research from many fields and disciplines in one convenient volume Covers both experimental approaches and descriptions of mechanobiology problems from mathematical and numerical perspectives Addresses the hot topic of mechanobiology in disease, a particularly dynamic field of frontier science

An Introduction to Green Nanotechnology

An Introduction to Green Nanotechnology
Author: Mahmoud Nasrollahzadeh,Mohammad S. Sajadi,Monireh Atarod,Mohaddeseh Sajjadi,Zahra Isaabadi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 0128135875
ISBN 13: 9780128135877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Green Nanotechnology, Volume 28, provides students, scientists and chemical engineers with an overview of several types of nanostructures, discusses the synthesis and characterization of nanostructures, and provides applications of nanotechnology in daily life. The book offers a foundation to green nanotechnology by explaining why green nanotechnology is important. Covers biological sources in green nanotechnology, antioxidants, green nanostructures, mechanism, synthesis and characterization. The book ends with an evaluation of the risks of nanotechnology in human life and future perspectives. Introduces novel sources of plants having a high potential to be used as bio media to synthesize nanostructures Provides phytochemical properties and antioxidant potential, and their effects on stability, morphology and size of green nanostructures Includes a medicinal and technological comparison of green synthesized nanostructures to nano-products from non-green methods Uses accessible language, avoiding complex concepts of mathematics, biology and chemistry

Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity Basics

Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity Basics
Author: Sverre Grimnes,Orjan G. Martinsen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN 10: 0124115330
ISBN 13: 9780124115330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bioimpedance and Bioelectricity Basics, 3rd Edition paves an easier and more efficient way for people seeking basic knowledge about this discipline. This book's focus is on systems with galvanic contact with tissue, with specific detail on the geometry of the measuring system. Both authors are internationally recognized experts in the field. The highly effective, easily followed organization of the second edition has been retained, with a new discussion of state-of-the-art advances in data analysis, modelling, endogenic sources, tissue electrical properties, electrodes, instrumentation and measurements. This book provides the basic knowledge of electrochemistry, electronic engineering, physics, physiology, mathematics, and model thinking that is needed to understand this key area in biomedicine and biophysics. Covers tissue immittance from the ground up in an intuitive manner, supported with figures and examples New chapters on electrodes and statistical analysis Discusses in detail dielectric and electrochemical aspects, geometry and instrumentation as well as electrical engineering concepts of network theory, providing a cross-disciplinary resource for engineers, life scientists, and physicists