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: 1999-09-13
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.

Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine

Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Vuk Uskokovic
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 0323480640
ISBN 13: 9780323480642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Nanotechnologies in Preventative and Regenerative Medicine demonstrates how control at the nanoscale can help achieve earlier diagnoses and create more effective treatments. Chapters take a logical approach, arranging materials by their area of application. Biomaterials are, by convention, divided according to the area of their application, with each chapter outlining current challenges before discussing how nanotechnology and nanomaterials can help solve these challenges This applications-orientated book is a valuable resource for researchers in biomedical science who want to gain a greater understanding on how nanotechnology can help create more effective vaccines and treatments, and to nanomaterials researchers seeking to gain a greater understanding of how these materials are applied in medicine. Demonstrates how nanotechnology can help achieve more successful diagnoses at an earlier stage Explains how nanomaterials can be manipulated to create more effective drug treatments Offers suggestions on how the use of nanotechnology might have future applications to create even more effective treatments

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.

Advanced 3D Printed Systems and Nanosystems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering

Advanced 3D Printed Systems and Nanosystems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
Author: Lisa Du Toit,Pradeep Kumar,Yahya Choonara,Viness Pillay
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2020-03-08
ISBN 10: 0128184728
ISBN 13: 9780128184721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced 3D-Printed Systems and Nanosystems for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering explores the intricacies of nanostructures and 3D printed systems in terms of their design as drug delivery or tissue engineering devices, their further evaluations and diverse applications. The book highlights the most recent advances in both nanosystems and 3D-printed systems for both drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. It discusses the convergence of biofabrication with nanotechnology, constructing a directional customizable biomaterial arrangement for promoting tissue regeneration, combined with the potential for controlled bioactive delivery. These discussions provide a new viewpoint for both biomaterials scientists and pharmaceutical scientists. Shows how nanotechnology and 3D printing are being used to create systems which are intelligent, biomimetic and customizable to the patient Explores the current generation of nanostructured 3D printed medical devices Assesses the major challenges of using 3D printed nanosystems for the manufacture of new pharmaceuticals

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: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012725779
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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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

An Introduction to Green Nanotechnology Book Review:

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

Biomimetic Lipid Membranes Fundamentals Applications and Commercialization

Biomimetic Lipid Membranes  Fundamentals  Applications  and Commercialization
Author: Fatma N. Kök,Ahu Arslan Yildiz,Fatih Inci
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 3030115968
ISBN 13: 9783030115968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Lipid Membranes Fundamentals Applications and Commercialization Book Review:

This book compiles the fundamentals, applications and viable product strategies of biomimetic lipid membranes into a single, comprehensive source. It broadens its perspective to interdisciplinary realms incorporating medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, as well as engineering and pharmacy at large. The book guides readers from membrane structure and models to biophysical chemistry and functionalization of membrane surfaces. It then takes the reader through a myriad of surface-sensitive techniques before delving into cutting-edge applications that could help inspire new research directions. With more than half the world's drugs and various toxins targeting these crucial structures, the book addresses a topic of major importance in the field of medicine, particularly biosensor design, diagnostic tool development, vaccine formulation, micro/nano-array systems, and drug screening/development. Provides fundamental knowledge on biomimetic lipid membranes; Addresses some of biomimetic membrane types, preparation methods, properties and characterization techniques; Explains state-of-art technological developments that incorporate microfluidic systems, array technologies, lab-on-a-chip-tools, biosensing, and bioprinting techniques; Describes the integration of biomimetic membranes with current top-notch tools and platforms; Examines applications in medicine, pharmaceutical industry, and environmental monitoring.

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.

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: 135
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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Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research

Biomedical Index to PHS supported Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015020571777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Biophysical Regulation of Vascular Differentiation and Assembly Book Review:

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).

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.

Imaging from Cells to Animals In Vivo

Imaging from Cells to Animals In Vivo
Author: Margarida Barroso,Xavier Intes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2020-12-03
ISBN 10: 1351704494
ISBN 13: 9781351704496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging from Cells to Animals In Vivo Book Review:

This book offers an overview of imaging techniques used to investigate cells and tissue in their native environment. It covers the range of imaging approaches used, as well as the application of those techniques to the study of biological processes in cells and whole tissues within living organisms.