Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration

Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration
Author: Ivana Pajic-Lijakovic,Elias Barriga
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN 10: 0128203110
ISBN 13: 9780128203118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration Book Review:

Viscoelasticity and Collective Cell Migration: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Across Levels of Organization focuses on the main viscoelastic parameters formulated based on multiscale constitutive modeling and how to measure these rheological parameters based on existent micro-devices such as micro-rheology and micro-elastography. The book sheds light on inter-relationships across viscoelasticity scales, an essential step for understanding various biomedical processes such as morphogenesis, wound healing and cancers invasion. Cumulative effects of structural changes at subcellular and cellular levels influence viscoelasticity at a supracellular level are also covered, providing valuable insights for biologists, physicists, engineers, students and researchers in the field of developmental biology. As this is a complex multidisciplinary field, perspectives are included from experts in biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, biophysics and biorheology. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics that represent challenges and the necessity for further development in the field. Discusses the biological/biochemical mechanisms of collective cell migration Covers the inter-relation between collective cell migration and viscoelasticity by proposing rheological parameters Contains critical consideration of various experimental techniques that are suitable to measure these parameters

Viscoelasticity From Individual Cell Behavior to Collective Tissue Remodeling

Viscoelasticity  From Individual Cell Behavior to Collective Tissue Remodeling
Author: Ivana Dusan Pajic-Lijakovic,Karine Guevorkian,Jose J. Munoz,Elias H. Barriga
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN 10: 2889716953
ISBN 13: 9782889716951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stromal Signaling in Cancer

Stromal Signaling in Cancer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2022-05-01
ISBN 10: 0323854249
ISBN 13: 9780323854245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stromal Signaling in Cancer Book Review:

Stromal Signaling in Cancer, Volume 154 in the Advances in Cancer Research series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of timely topics surrounding cancer research. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors. Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors Presents the latest release in the Advances in Cancer Research series Updated release includes the latest information on Stromal Signaling in Cancer

Cell Movement

Cell Movement
Author: Magdalena Stolarska,Nicoleta Tarfulea
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2018-11-22
ISBN 10: 3319968424
ISBN 13: 9783319968421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cell Movement Book Review:

This book contains a collection of original research articles and review articles that describe novel mathematical modeling techniques and the application of those techniques to models of cell motility in a variety of contexts. The aim is to highlight some of the recent mathematical work geared at understanding the coordination of intracellular processes involved in the movement of cells. This collection will benefit researchers interested in cell motility as well graduate students taking a topics course in this area.

Finite Element Methods and Their Applications

Finite Element Methods and Their Applications
Author: Mahboub Baccouch
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-11-17
ISBN 10: 1839623411
ISBN 13: 9781839623417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finite Element Methods and Their Applications Book Review:

This book provides several applications of the finite element method (FEM) for solving real-world problems. FEM is a widely used technique for numerical simulations in many areas of physics and engineering. It has gained increased popularity over recent years for the solution of complex engineering and science problems. FEM is now a powerful and popular numerical method for solving differential equations, with flexibility in dealing with complex geometric domains and various boundary conditions. The method has a wide range of applications in various branches of engineering such as mechanical engineering, thermal and fluid flows, electromagnetics, business management, and many others. This book describes the development of FEM and discusses and illustrates its specific applications.

Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics

Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics
Author: Claudia Tanja Mierke
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2020-10-30
ISBN 10: 3030585328
ISBN 13: 9783030585327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics Book Review:

This book focuses on the mechanical properties of cells, discussing the basic concepts and processes in the fields of immunology, biology, and biochemistry. It introduces and explains state-of-the-art biophysical methods and examines the role of mechanical properties in the cell/protein interaction with the connective tissue microenvironment. The book presents a unique perspective on cellular mechanics and biophysics by combining the mechanical, biological, physical, biochemical, medical, and immunological views, highlighting the importance of the mechanical properties of cells and biophysical measurement methods. The book guides readers through the complex and growing field of cellular mechanics and biophysics, connecting and discussing research findings from different fields such as biology, cell biology, immunology, physics, and medicine. Featuring suggestions for further reading throughout and addressing a wide selection of biophysical topics, this book is an indispensable guide for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the fields of cellular mechanics and biophysics.

Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging

Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging
Author: Ingolf Sack,Tobias Schaeffter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10: 3319659243
ISBN 13: 9783319659244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantification of Biophysical Parameters in Medical Imaging Book Review:

This book provides a selection of essential knowledge on the image-based quantification of biophysical parameters for the purpose of clinical diagnosis. The authors regard clinical imaging scanners as physical measurement systems capable of quantifying intrinsic parameters for depiction of the constitution and biophysical properties of in vivo tissue. On the one hand, this approach supports the development of new methods of imaging highly reproducible, system-independent, and quantitative biomarkers, and these methods receive detailed attention in the book. On the other hand, the reader will also gain a deeper understanding of how physical tissue properties interact with the generation of signals in medical imaging, opening new windows on the intricate and fascinating relationship between the structure and function of living tissues. The book will be of interest to all who recognize the limitations of basing clinical diagnosis primarily on visual inspection of images and who wish to learn more about the diagnostic potential of quantitative and biophysics-based medical imaging markers and the challenges that the paucity of such markers poses for next-generation imaging technologies.

Biomaterials Science

Biomaterials Science
Author: William R Wagner,Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert,Guigen Zhang,Michael J. Yaszemski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 2020-05-23
ISBN 10: 0128161388
ISBN 13: 9780128161388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomaterials Science Book Review:

The revised edition of the renowned and bestselling title is the most comprehensive single text on all aspects of biomaterials science from principles to applications. Biomaterials Science, fourth edition, provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials and acts as the key reference for practitioners who are involved in the applications of materials in medicine. This new edition incorporates key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in the applications section, which includes the latest in topics such as nanotechnology, robotic implantation, and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip. Translation from the lab to commercial products is emphasized with new content dedicated to medical device development, global issues related to translation, and issues of quality assurance and reimbursement. In response to customer feedback, the new edition also features consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Biomaterials Science, 4th edition is an important update to the best-selling text, vital to the biomaterials’ community. The most comprehensive coverage of principles and applications of all classes of biomaterials Edited and contributed by the best-known figures in the biomaterials field today; fully endorsed and supported by the Society for Biomaterials Fully revised and updated to address issues of translation, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing, organs on chip, precision medicine and much more. Online chapter exercises available for most chapters

Neural Crest Cells

Neural Crest Cells
Author: Quenten Schwarz,Sophie Wiszniak
Publsiher: Humana
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 9781493994144
ISBN 13: 149399414X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neural Crest Cells Book Review:

This detailed book provides a wide range of techniques, from those that have been used extensively since the very first investigations into neural crest cells to those that are currently cutting-edge, in order to explore the development of neural crest cells in human, mice, rat, chick, quail, medaka, and shark. With a bit of imagination and adjustment, many of these methodologies can be adaptable to any species desirable for study. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology 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. Authoritative and practical, Neural Crest Cells: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal reference guide for aspiring and experienced developmental biologists alike.

Rheology

Rheology
Author: Aleksandr I͡Akovlevich Malkin,Alexander Ya Malkin,Avraam I. Isayev
Publsiher: ChemTec Publishing
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 189519833X
ISBN 13: 9781895198331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rheology Book Review:

There are few comprehensive books on the market on the subject of rheology – the complex science dealing with flow and deformation of matter – and these are several years old. At last there is now a book that explains the meaning of a science that many scientists need to use but only a few can fully grasp. It does so by striking the balance between oversimplification and overload of theory in a very compelling and readable manner. The author's systematic presentation enables the authors to include all components of rheology in one volume. The first four chapters of this book discuss various aspects of theoretical rheology and, by examples of many studies, show how particular theory, model, or equation can be used in solving different problems. The main emphasis is on liquids, but solid materials are discussed in one full chapter as well. Methods of measurement and raw data treatment are included in one large chapter which constitutes more than one quarter of the book. Eight groups of methods are discussed giving many choices for experimentation and guidance on where and how to use them properly. The final chapter shows how to use rheological methods in different groups of products and methods of their manufacture. Usefulness of chemorheological (rheokinetical) measurements is also emphasized. This chapter continues with examples of purposeful applications in practical matters.

The Perfect Slime

The Perfect Slime
Author: Hans-Curt Flemming,Dr Thomas R. Neu,Dr Jost Wingender
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 1780407416
ISBN 13: 9781780407418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Slime Book Review:

The Perfect Slime presents the latest state of knowledge and all aspects of the Extracellular Polymeric Substances, (EPS) matrix – from the ecological and health to the antifouling perspectives. The book brings together all the current material in order to expand our understanding of the functions, properties and characteristics of the matrix as well as the possibilities to strengthen or weaken it. The EPS matrix represents the immediate environment in which biofilm organisms live. From their point of view, this matrix has paramount advantages. It allows them to stay together for extended periods and form synergistic microconsortia, it retains extracellular enzymes and turns the matrix into an external digestion system and it is a universal recycling yard, it protects them against desiccation, it allows for intense communication and represents a huge genetic archive. They can remodel their matrix, break free and eventually, they can use it as a nutrient source. The EPS matrix can be considered as one of the emergent properties of biofilms and are a major reason for the success of this form of life. Nevertheless, they have been termed the “black matter of biofilms” for good reasons. First of all: the isolation methods define the results. In most cases, only water soluble EPS components are investigated; insoluble ones such as cellulose or amyloids are much less included. In particular in environmental biofilms with many species, it is difficult to impossible isolate, separate the various EPS molecules they are encased in and to define which species produced which EPS. The regulation and the factors which trigger or inhibit EPS production are still very poorly understood. Furthermore: bacteria are not the only microorganisms to produce EPS. Archaea, Fungi and algae can also form EPS. This book investigates the questions, What is their composition, function, dynamics and regulation? What do they all have in common?

Measuring Cell Mechanics

Measuring Cell Mechanics
Author: Margaret Gardel,Patrick Oakes
Publsiher: Biota Publishing
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1615046992
ISBN 13: 9781615046997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Cell Mechanics Book Review:

Cells are inherently physical entities that both experience mechanical forces from their external environment and generate their own internal forces to drive cell motion. Our particular aim here is to present the reader with an introduction to the primary tools used to measure these mechanical interactions and the material properties of cells that result from them. These approaches can be applied to a diverse array of physiological processes and systems, providing important insight into the regulatory roles of mechanical interactions in cells. We cover techniques at both the molecular and cellular scales, including those that actively and passively probe the system. Along the way we cover the fundamental principles of each approach, while emphasizing the relevant length and timescales, along with the typical magnitudes of the measurements that can be made. Each section ends by highlighting uses of the various techniques in recent relevant publications, illustrating the exciting future of cell mechanics in quantitative cell biology research.

Physics of Cancer

Physics of Cancer
Author: Claudia Mierke
Publsiher: Iph001
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 9780750317511
ISBN 13: 0750317515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of Cancer Book Review:

This revised second edition is improved linguistically with multiple increases of the number of figures and the inclusion of several novel chapters such as actin filaments during matrix invasion, microtubuli during migration and matrix invasion, nuclear deformability during migration and matrix invasion, and the active role of the tumor stroma in regulating cell invasion.

Extracellular Matrix Degradation

Extracellular Matrix Degradation
Author: William C. Parks,Robert Mecham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN 10: 3642168612
ISBN 13: 9783642168611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extracellular Matrix Degradation Book Review:

Regulated turnover of extracellular matrix (ECM) is an important component of tissue homeostasis. In recent years, the enzymes that participate in, and control ECM turnover have been the focus of research that touches on development, tissue remodeling, inflammation and disease. This volume in the Biology of Extracellular Matrix series provides a review of the known classes of proteases that degrade ECM both outside and inside the cell. The specific EMC proteases that are discussed include cathepsins, bacterial collagenases, matrix metalloproteinases, meprins, serine proteases, and elastases. The volume also discusses the domains responsible for specific biochemical characteristics of the proteases and the physical interactions that occur when the protease interacts with substrate. The topics covered in this volume provide an important context for understanding the role that matrix-degrading proteases play in normal tissue remodeling and in diseases such as cancer and lung disease.

Phase Field Methods in Materials Science and Engineering

Phase Field Methods in Materials Science and Engineering
Author: Nikolas Provatas,Ken Elder
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 3527632379
ISBN 13: 9783527632374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phase Field Methods in Materials Science and Engineering Book Review:

This comprehensive and self-contained, one-stop source discusses phase-field methodology in a fundamental way, explaining advanced numerical techniques for solving phase-field and related continuum-field models. It also presents numerical techniques used to simulate various phenomena in a detailed, step-by-step way, such that readers can carry out their own code developments. Features many examples of how the methods explained can be used in materials science and engineering applications.

The Triumph of the Embryo

The Triumph of the Embryo
Author: Lewis Wolpert
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0486469298
ISBN 13: 9780486469294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triumph of the Embryo Book Review:

"This is a clear and engagingly written book," declared Nature, "recommended certainly to nonspecialists, but also to developmental biologists." Its exploration of how single cells multiply and develop offers an accessible look at a difficult subject. Easy-to-understand descriptions of experimental studies offer fascinating insights into aging, cancer, regeneration, and evolution. 1993 edition.

Membrane and Cytoskeleton Mechanics

Membrane and Cytoskeleton Mechanics
Author: Yuan Lin,Ying Li
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-11
ISBN 10: 2889743667
ISBN 13: 9782889743667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon Black

Carbon Black
Author: Jean-Baptiste Donnet
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 135146261X
ISBN 13: 9781351462617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Black Book Review:

The second edition of this reference provides comprehensive examinations of developments in the processing and applications of carbon black, including the use of new analytical tools such as scanning tunnelling microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and inverse gas chromatography.;Completely rewritten and updated by numerous experts in the field to reflect the enormous growth of the field since the publication of the previous edition, Carbon Black: discusses the mechanism of carbon black formation based on recent advances such as the discovery of fullerenes; elucidates micro- and macrostructure morphology and other physical characteristics; outlines the fractal geometry of carbon black as a new approach to characterization; reviews the effect of carbon black on the electrical and thermal conductivity of filled polymers; delineates the applications of carbon black in elastomers, plastics, and zerographic toners; and surveys possible health consequences of exposure to carbon black.;With over 1200 literature citations, tables, and figures, this resource is intended for physical, polymer, surface and colloid chemists; chemical and plastics engineers; spectroscopists; materials scientists; occupational safety and health physicians; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics

Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics
Author: Raja K Sivamani,Jared R. Jagdeo,Peter Elsner,Howard I. Maibach
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 1482214172
ISBN 13: 9781482214178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics Book Review:

Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics discusses the science of nearly two dozen cosmeceuticals used today. This third edition provides ample evidence on specific cosmeceutical substances, their classes of use, skin conditions for which they are used, and points of interest arising from other considerations, such as toxicology and manufacturing. The book discusses both cosmetic and therapeutic uses of cosmeceuticals for various conditions including rosacea, dry skin, alopecia, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, purpura, and vitiligo. Active ingredients in the following products are discussed: caffeine, curcumin, green tea, Rhodiola rosea, milk thistle, and more. Also covered are topical peptides and proteins, amino acids and derivatives, antioxidants, vitamins E and C, niacinamide, botanical extracts, and biomarine actives. Providing ample scientific references, this book is an excellent guide to understanding the science behind the use of cosmeceuticals to treat a variety of dermatological conditions.

Phase Transition Dynamics

Phase Transition Dynamics
Author: Akira Onuki
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 714
Release: 2002-06-06
ISBN 10: 1139433164
ISBN 13: 9781139433167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phase Transition Dynamics Book Review:

Phase transition dynamics is centrally important to condensed matter physics. This 2002 book treats a wide variety of topics systematically by constructing time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau models for various systems in physics, metallurgy and polymer science. Beginning with a summary of advanced statistical-mechanical theories including the renormalization group theory, the book reviews dynamical theories, and covers the kinetics of phase ordering, spinodal decomposition and nucleation in depth. The phase transition dynamics of real systems are discussed, treating interdisciplinary problems in a unified manner. Topics include supercritical fluid dynamics, stress-diffusion coupling in polymers and mesoscopic dynamics at structural phase transitions in solids. Theoretical and experimental approaches to shear flow problems in fluids are reviewed. Phase Transition Dynamics provides a comprehensive account, building on the statistical mechanics of phase transitions covered in many introductory textbooks. It will be essential reading for researchers and advanced graduate students in physics, chemistry, metallurgy and polymer science.