Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza,James A. Thomson,Robert Nerem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1202
Release: 2010-12-16
ISBN 10: 9780123814234
ISBN 13: 0123814235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Key for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology The first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine New discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1182
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780123814227
ISBN 13: 0123814227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. * Key for all researchers and instituions in Stem Cell Biology, Bioengineering, and Developmental Biology * The first of its kind to offer an advanced understanding of the latest technologies in regenerative medicine * New discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

Principles of Tissue Engineering

Principles of Tissue Engineering
Author: Robert Lanza,Robert Langer,Joseph P. Vacanti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 995
Release: 2000-05-16
ISBN 10: 008053967X
ISBN 13: 9780080539676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Tissue Engineering Book Review:

The opportunity that tissue engineering provides for medicine is extraordinary. In the United States alone, over half-a-trillion dollars are spent each year to care for patients who suffer from tissue loss or dysfunction. Although numerous books and reviews have been written on tissue engineering, none has been as comprehensive in its defining of the field. Principles of Tissue Engineering combines in one volume the prerequisites for a general understanding of tissue growth and development, the tools and theoretical information needed to design tissues and organs, as well as a presentation of applications of tissue engineering to diseases affecting specific organ systems. The first edition of the book, published in 1997, is the definite reference in the field. Since that time, however, the discipline has grown tremendously, and few experts would have been able to predict the explosion in our knowledge of gene expression, cell growth and differentiation, the variety of stem cells, new polymers and materials that are now available, or even the successful introduction of the first tissue-engineered products into the marketplace. There was a need for a new edition, and this need has been met with a product that defines and captures the sense of excitement, understanding and anticipation that has followed from the evolution of this fascinating and important field. Key Features * Provides vast, detailed analysis of research on all of the major systems of the human body, e.g., skin, muscle, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, and nerves * Essential to anyone working in the field * Educates and directs both the novice and advanced researcher * Provides vast, detailed analysis of research with all of the major systems of the human body, e.g. skin, muscle, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, and nerves * Has new chapters written by leaders in the latest areas of research, such as fetal tissue engineering and the universal cell * Considered the definitive reference in the field * List of contributors reads like a "who's who" of tissue engineering, and includes Robert Langer, Joseph Vacanti, Charles Vacanti, Robert Nerem, A. Hari Reddi, Gail Naughton, George Whitesides, Doug Lauffenburger, and Eugene Bell, among others

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Kristy Red-Horse,Cristina Lo Celso,Fiona M Watt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 9781621823391
ISBN 13: 1621823393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

Stem cells are multipotent cells that sustain and repair tissues by dividing and differentiating to form the various different cell types normally present. Embryonic stem cells are capable of differentiating into any cell type, whereas adult stem cells are typically restricted to a particular lineage. This book examines recent progress in our understanding of the biology of these cells, how they are regulated, and opportunities for using them in disease therapies.

Principles of Regenerative Biology

Principles of Regenerative Biology
Author: Bruce M. Carlson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780080477961
ISBN 13: 0080477968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Biology Book Review:

With the explosion of knowledge from molecular biology and the burgeoning interest in generating or regenerating tissues or organs through various bioengineering or stem cell approaches, many scientists and students have shown a renewed interest in the phenomenon of regeneration. Because relatively few have had the luxury of being able to approach the phenomenon of regeneration from a broad biological perspective, Dr. Carlson has produced a book that outlines the fundamental principles of regeneration biology. Subject matters focus principally on regeneration in vertebrate systems, but also invertebrate regeneration. In order to manipulate regenerative processes, it is important to understand the underlying principles of regeneration. Principles of Regnerative Biology is the key introductory reference for all developmental biologists, geneticists, and tissue and stem cell researchers. Creates a general understanding of one of the most fascinating and complex phenomena in biology Discusses the ability and diversity of regeneration in various organisms Explains the history and origins of cells in regenerating systems Includes information on stem cells and its important role in regeneration

Scientific Principles of Adipose Stem Cells

Scientific Principles of Adipose Stem Cells
Author: Lauren Kokai,Kacey Marra,J. Peter Rubin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN 10: 0128193778
ISBN 13: 9780128193778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Principles of Adipose Stem Cells Book Review:

Scientific Principles of Adipose Stem Cells provides readers with in-depth and expert knowledge on adipose stem cells, their developmental biologic origins, foundational research on ASC signaling mechanisms and immunomodulatory properties, and clinical insights into applications in regenerative medicine. Topics covered include basic adipose stem cell developmental biology and mechanisms of regulating self-renewal and activation in the stem cell niche, important methods for isolation and characterizing ASCs, and data on the impact on human demographics (age, sex, BMI) on ASC phenotype. A section devoted to ASC biology, ASCs for stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, and ASCs in tissue engineering applications are also included. The book is written for scientists and clinicians who are broadly familiar with stem cells and basic cell biology principles and those seeking advanced information on adipose stem cells. Coverage of basic adipose stem cell developmental biology (maturation process during embryogenesis) and mechanisms of regulating self-renewal and activation in the stem cell niche Includes important methods for isolation and characterizing ASCs, as well as known data any impact of human demographics (age, sex, BMI) on ASC phenotype An entire section dedicated to ASC biology, additional sections will be devoted to ASCs for stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, as well as ASCs in tissue engineering applications

Progenitor and Stem Cell Technologies and Therapies

Progenitor and Stem Cell Technologies and Therapies
Author: Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 0857096079
ISBN 13: 9780857096074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progenitor and Stem Cell Technologies and Therapies Book Review:

Progenitor and stem cells have the ability to renew themselves and change into a variety of specialised types, making them ideal materials for therapy and regenerative medicine. Progenitor and stem cell technologies and therapies reviews the range of progenitor and stem cells available and their therapeutic application. Part one reviews basic principles for the culture of stem cells before discussing technologies for particular cell types. These include human embryonic, induced pluripotent, amniotic and placental, cord and multipotent stem cells. Part two discusses wider issues such as intellectual property, regulation and commercialisation of stem cell technologies and therapies. The final part of the book considers the therapeutic use of stem and progenitor cells. Chapters review the use of adipose tissue-derived stem cells, umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells, bone marrow, auditory and oral cavity stem cells. Other chapters cover the use of stem cells in therapies in various clinical areas, including lung, cartilage, urologic, nerve and cardiac repair. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Progenitor and stem cell technologies and therapies is a standard reference for both those researching in cell and tissue biology and engineering as well as medical practitioners investigating the therapeutic use of this important technology. Reviews the range of progenitor and stem cells available and outlines their therapeutic application Examines the basic principles for the culture of stem cells before discussing technologies for particular cell types, including human embryonic, induced pluripotent, amniotic and placental, cord and multipotent stem cells Includes a discussion of wider issues such as intellectual property, regulation and commercialisation of stem cell technologies and therapies

Foundations of Regenerative Medicine

Foundations of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 824
Release: 2009-09-04
ISBN 10: 9780123785626
ISBN 13: 0123785626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

The interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine holds the promise of repairing and replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Derived from the fields of tissue engineering, cell and developmental biology, biomaterials science, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, and surgery, regenerative medicine is one of the most influential topics of biological research today. Derived from the successful Principles of Regenerative Medicine, this volume brings together the latest information on the advances in technology and medicine and the replacement of tissues and organs damaged by disease. Chapters focus on the fundamental principles of regenerative therapies that have crossover with a broad range of disciplines. From the molecular basis to therapeutic applications, this volume is an essential source for students, researchers, and technicians in tissue engineering, stem cells, nuclear transfer (therapeutic cloning), cell, tissue, and organ transplantation, nanotechnology, bioengineering, and medicine to gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature and prospects for this important field. Highlights the fundamentals of regenerative medicine to relate to a variety of related science and technology fields Introductory chapter directly addresses why regenerative medicine is important to a variety of researchers by providing practical examples and references to primary literature Includes new discoveries from leading researchers on restoration of diseased tissues and organs

Advances in Regenerative Medicine Role of Nanotechnology and Engineering Principles

Advances in Regenerative Medicine  Role of Nanotechnology  and Engineering Principles
Author: Venkatram Prasad Shastri,George Altankov,Andreas Lendlein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2010-08-14
ISBN 10: 9048187885
ISBN 13: 9789048187881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Regenerative Medicine Role of Nanotechnology and Engineering Principles Book Review:

This book summarizes the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on “Nanoengineered Systems for Regenerative Medicine” that was organized under the auspices of the NATO Security through Science Program. I would like to thank NATO for supporting this workshop via a grant to the co-directors. The objective of ARW was to explore the various facets of regenerative me- cine and to highlight role of the “the nano-length scale” and “nano-scale systems” in defining and controlling cell and tissue environments. The development of novel tissue regenerative strategies require the integration of new insights emerging from studies of cell-matrix interactions, cellular signalling processes, developmental and systems biology, into biomaterials design, via a systems approach. The chapters in the book, written by the leading experts in their respective disciplines, cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from stem cell biology, developmental biology, ce- matrix interactions, and matrix biology to surface science, materials processing and drug delivery. We hope the contents of the book will provoke the readership into developing regenerative medicine paradigms that combine these facets into cli- cally translatable solutions. This NATO meeting would not have been successful without the timely help of Dr. Ulrike Shastri, Sanjeet Rangarajan and Ms. Sabine Benner, who assisted in the organization and implementation of various elements of this meeting. Thanks are also due Dr. Fausto Pedrazzini and Ms. Alison Trapp at NATO HQ (Brussels, Belgium). The commitment and persistence of Ms.

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology
Author: David M. Gardiner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-08-21
ISBN 10: 1351646494
ISBN 13: 9781351646499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology Book Review:

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications examines cutting-edge developments in the field of regenerative engineering. Specific attention is given to activities that embrace the importance of integrating developmental biology and tissue engineering, and how this can move beyond repairing damage to body parts to instead regenerate tissues and organs. The text furthermore focusses on the five legs of the field of regenerative engineering, including: materials, developmental biology, stem cells, physics, and clinical translation. This book was written by leading developmental biologists; each chapter examines the processes that these biologists study and how they can be advanced by using the tools available in tissue engineering/biomaterials. Individual chapters are complete with concluding remarks and thoughts on the future of regenerative engineering. A list of references is also provided to aid the reader with further research. Ultimately, this book achieves two goals. The first encourages the biomedical community to think about how inducing regeneration is an engineering problem. The second goal highlights the discoveries with animal regeneration and how these processes can be engineered to regenerate body parts. Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications was written with undergraduate and graduate-level biomedical engineering students and biomedical professionals in mind.

The Long Bitter Trail

The Long  Bitter Trail
Author: Anthony Wallace
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429934275
ISBN 13: 1429934271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Bitter Trail Book Review:

An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their lives.

Principles of Regenerative Medicine

Principles of Regenerative Medicine
Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza,Tony Mikos,Robert Nerem
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1454
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 0128098937
ISBN 13: 9780128098936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Third Edition, details the technologies and advances applied in recent years to strategies for healing and generating tissue. Contributions from a stellar cast of researchers cover the biological and molecular basis of regenerative medicine, highlighting stem cells, wound healing and cell and tissue development. Advances in cell and tissue therapy, including replacement of tissues and organs damaged by disease and previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and renal failure are also incorporated to provide a view to the future and framework for additional studies. Comprehensively covers the interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine with contributions from leaders in tissue engineering, cell and developmental biology, biomaterials sciences, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, bioengineering and surgery Includes new chapters devoted to iPS cells and other alternative sources for generating stem cells as written by the scientists who made the breakthroughs Edited by a world-renowned team to present a complete story of the development and promise of regenerative medicine

Stem Cell Engineering

Stem Cell Engineering
Author: David Schaffer,Joseph D. Bronzino,Donald R. Peterson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 143987204X
ISBN 13: 9781439872048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cell Engineering Book Review:

While the potential of stem cells is recognized, their proliferation and differentiation must be more precisely controlled to maximize the production of therapeutically relevant cells and for cell replacement therapies to minimize contamination with residual cells that can give rise to side effects. How can engineers make contributions to address these challenges? With contributions from pioneers and experts, Stem Cell Engineering: Principles and Practices highlights recent advances in the understanding of the cellular and molecular composition of the stem cell niche, as well as approaches to build upon this basic information to direct stem cell differentiation into therapeutically valuable lineages. The growing recognition of stem cells as an important and exciting field will continue to draw investigators with diverse backgrounds—from biology, engineering, and the physical sciences—and thereby enable further progress in these and other new directions. This book discusses advances made during the last decade that have led to increasingly defined culture systems for growing stem cells, starting from co-culture with feeder cells in the presence of serum to growth on synthetic substrates in defined medium. In addition to highlighting many recent advances, it underscores the need for future work.

Bioregenerative Engineering

Bioregenerative Engineering
Author: Shu Q. Liu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2007-04-06
ISBN 10: 0470116854
ISBN 13: 9780470116852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioregenerative Engineering Book Review:

A unique, comprehensive reference that integrates the molecular, cellular, physiological, pathological, and engineering aspects of regenerative processes Bioregenerative engineering is an emerging discipline based on applying engineering principles and technologies to regenerative medicine. It induces, modulates, enhances, and/or controls regenerative processes by using engineering approaches to improve the restoration of the structure and function of disordered or lost molecules, cells, tissues, and organs. This reference systematically summarizes bioregenerative engineering principles, technologies, and current research to help scientists understand biological regeneration and design new therapeutic strategies. Succinct and well-organized with a detailed table of contents to help readers pinpoint information, this reference: * Provides the fundamental theory and principles of molecular, cellular, and tissue regenerative engineering concurrently with experimental approaches * Presents the foundations of bioregenerative engineering, encompassing the molecular basis, the regulatory mechanism of regeneration, and the developmental aspects * Combines molecular and cell biology with potential applications * Addresses experimental design, methods, and modeling at the molecular/cellular/tissue levels * Covers the general mechanisms and technologies of bioregenerative engineering, as well as its application to the treatment of human disorders * Discusses the engineering tests and therapies for major organ systems Presenting an in-depth introduction to the biological and engineering aspects of the field and an up-to-date overview of current research, this is a one-of-a-kind resource for scientific researchers and medical practitioners, as well as for graduate and undergraduate students in biomedical engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, molecular biology, and cell biology.

Regenerative Pharmacology

Regenerative Pharmacology
Author: George J. Christ,Karl-Erik Andersson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1107354730
ISBN 13: 9781107354739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Pharmacology Book Review:

Regenerative medicine is broadly defined as the repair or replacement of damaged cells, tissues and organs. It is a multidisciplinary effort in which technologies derive from the fields of cell, developmental and molecular biology; chemical and material sciences (i.e. nanotechnology); engineering; surgery; transplantation; immunology; molecular genetics; physiology; and pharmacology. As regenerative medicine technologies continue to evolve and expand across the boundaries of numerous scientific disciplines, they remain at the forefront of the translational research frontier with the potential to radically alter the treatment of a wide variety of disease and dysfunction. This book will draw attention to the critical role that pharmacological sciences will undeniably play in the advancement of these treatments. This book is invaluable for advanced students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers new to the field of regenerative medicine/tissue engineering, and experienced investigators looking for new research avenues. The first state-of-the-art book in this rapidly evolving field of research.

3D Bioprinting in Regenerative Engineering

3D Bioprinting in Regenerative Engineering
Author: Ali Khademhosseini,Gulden Camci-Unal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 1315280477
ISBN 13: 9781315280479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Bioprinting in Regenerative Engineering Book Review:

This book is comprehensive in nature with contributions by leading world experts in 3D bioprinting related to regenerative engineering. It includes history, incorporating the process and methods used in bioprinting. Significant sections will be reserved for the applications of the types of tissues generated by using bioprinting, along with an overview of different technologies used in bioprinting. In addition to equipment, the book also describes the different biomaterials and cells used in these approaches. Overall this is a book that includes both entry-level knowledge and advanced methods and techniques. Applications will emphasize engineering and clinical principles.

Clinical Regenerative Medicine in Urology

Clinical Regenerative Medicine in Urology
Author: Bup Wan Kim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN 10: 9811027234
ISBN 13: 9789811027239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Regenerative Medicine in Urology Book Review:

This multidisciplinary book provides up-to-date information on clinical approaches that combine stem or progenitor cells, biomaterials and scaffolds, growth factors, and other bioactive agents in order to offer improved treatment of urologic disorders including lower urinary tract dysfunction, urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, and erectile dysfunction. In providing clinicians and researchers with a broad perspective on the development of regenerative medicine technologies, it will assist in the dissemination of both regenerative medicine principles and a variety of exciting therapeutic options. After an opening section addressing current developments and future perspectives in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, fundamentals such as cell technologies, biomaterials, bioreactors, bioprinting, and decellularization are covered in detail. The remainder of the book is devoted to the description and evaluation of a range of cell and tissue applications, with individual chapters focusing on the kidney, bladder, urethra, urethral sphincter, and penis and testis.

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Author: Marek J. Los,Andrzej Hudecki,Emilia Wiechec
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN 10: 0128122781
ISBN 13: 9780128122785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine addresses the urgent need for a compact source of information on both the cellular and biomaterial aspects of regenerative medicine. By developing a mutual understanding between three separately functioning areas of science—medicine, the latest technology, and clinical economics—the volume encourages interdisciplinary relationships that will lead to solutions for the significant challenges faced by today's regenerative medicine. Users will find sections on the homeostatic balance created by apoptosis and proliferating tissue stem cells, the naturally regenerative capacities of various tissue types, the potential regenerative benefits of iPS-generation, various differentiation protocols, and more. Written in easily accessbile language, this volume is appropriate for any professional or medical staff looking to expand their knowledge with regard to stem cells and regenerative medicine. Arms readers with key information on tissue engineering, artificial organs and biomaterials, while using broadly accessible language Provides broad introduction to, and examples of, various types of stem cells, core concepts of regenerative medicine, biomaterials, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, somatic cell transdyferentiation, and more Edited and authored by researchers with expertise in regenerative medicine, (cancer) stem cells, biomaterials, genetics and nanomaterials

Regenerative Medicine in Aesthetic Treatments

Regenerative Medicine in Aesthetic Treatments
Author: Aamer Khan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2021-10-21
ISBN 10: 1000456250
ISBN 13: 9781000456257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Medicine in Aesthetic Treatments Book Review:

Physicians are now in a position pro-actively to use stem cells and their growth factors to regenerate the human body. Within the field of aesthetics, regenerative medicine is being used to reverse the ageing of tissues and to repair scarring to an unprecedented level. This highly illustrated text from an internationally recognized expert in cosmetic procedures documents the procedures and results for patients.

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