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Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition: Fundamentals, Devices, and Techniques

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition: Fundamentals, Devices, and Techniques

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Tuan Vo-Dinh

July 29, 2014

Shaped by Quantum Theory, Technology, and the Genomics Revolution The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature a...

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition: Biomedical Diagnostics

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition: Biomedical Diagnostics

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Tuan Vo-Dinh

July 29, 2014

Shaped by Quantum Theory, Technology, and the Genomics Revolution The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature a...

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition: Therapeutics and Advanced Biophotonics

Biomedical Photonics Handbook, Second Edition: Therapeutics and Advanced Biophotonics

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Tuan Vo-Dinh

July 29, 2014

Shaped by Quantum Theory, Technology, and the Genomics Revolution The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature a...

RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

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Peixuan Guo, Farzin Haque

July 9, 2013

Interest in RNA nanotechnology has increased in recent years as recognition of its potential for applications in nanomedicine has grown. Edited by the world's foremost experts in nanomedicine, this comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference details the latest research developments and challenges in t...

Kratom and Other Mitragynines: The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

Kratom and Other Mitragynines: The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

Robert B. Raffa

October 29, 2014

Opioids such as morphine, codeine, and oxycodone are extracts or analogs isolated from a single source: the opium poppy. For a long time, it was believed to be nature’s only source of opioids. But it now appears that biological diversity has evolved an alternative source of opioid compounds—those...

Re-inventing Drug Development

Re-inventing Drug Development

Jeffrey S. Handen

October 28, 2014

The biopharmaceutical industry has entered an era of unprecedented change and challenge, characterized by increasing pricing pressures, rising rates of attrition in the product development lifecycle, and decreasing scientific innovation. The most successful products are losing patent protection,...

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Engineering: The Scaffold, Second Edition

Nanotechnology and Regenerative Engineering: The Scaffold, Second Edition

Cato T. Laurencin, Lakshmi S. Nair

October 28, 2014

Nanotechnology and regenerative engineering have emerged to the forefront as the most versatile and innovative technologies to foster novel therapeutic techniques and strategies of the twenty-first century. The first edition of Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering: The Scaffold was the first...

Horizons in Clinical Nanomedicine

Horizons in Clinical Nanomedicine

Varvara Karagkiozaki, Stergios Logothetidis

October 28, 2014

Nanomedicine—the application of nanotechnology to health sciences—has the potential to address many important medical problems by exploiting the advanced physicochemical characteristics of nanostructured materials and devices. It can revolutionize conventional medicine by offering cutting-edge...

Handbook of Imaging in Biological Mechanics

Handbook of Imaging in Biological Mechanics

Corey P. Neu, Guy M. Genin

October 24, 2014

Emerging imaging techniques have opened new fronts to investigate tissues, cells, and proteins. Transformative technologies such as microCT scans, super-resolution microscopy, fluorescence-based tools, and other methods now allow us to study the mechanics of cancer, dissect the origins of cellular...

Cell and Matrix Mechanics

Cell and Matrix Mechanics

Roland Kaunas, Assaf Zemel

October 23, 2014

Explores a Range of Multiscale Biomechanics/Mechanobiology Concepts Cell and Matrix Mechanics presents cutting-edge research at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels in the field of cell mechanics. This book involves key experts in the field, and covers crucial areas of cell and tissue...

EEG/ERP Analysis: Methods and Applications

EEG/ERP Analysis: Methods and Applications

Kamel Nidal, Aamir Saeed Malik

October 23, 2014

Changes in the neurological functions of the human brain are often a precursor to numerous degenerative diseases. Advanced EEG systems and other monitoring systems used in preventive diagnostic procedures incorporate innovative features for brain monitoring functions such as real-time automated...

Nutrition and Epigenetics

Nutrition and Epigenetics

Emily Ho, Frederick Domann

October 16, 2014

Nutrition and Epigenetics presents new information on the action of diet and nutritional determinants in regulating the epigenetic control of gene expression in health and disease. Each chapter gives a unique perspective on a different nutritional or dietary component or group of components, and...

Drug Delivery and Development of Anti-HIV Microbicides

Drug Delivery and Development of Anti-HIV Microbicides

José das Neves, Bruno Sarmento

October 16, 2014

The worldwide impact of HIV/AIDS is well recognized. This book provides for the first time a thorough and critical overview of current aspects, recent developments, and trends in the formulation and drug delivery concerning anti-HIV microbicides by leading scientists in the field. Additionally,...

Melatonin: Therapeutic Value and Neuroprotection

Melatonin: Therapeutic Value and Neuroprotection

Venkatramanujan Srinivasan, Gabriella Gobbi, Samuel D. Shillcutt, Sibel Suzen

October 15, 2014

There is growing interest in the field of melatonin research regarding its neurobiological mechanisms as well as its repercussions in clinical practice. Melatonin: Therapeutic Value and Neuroprotection explores melatonin’s neuroprotective effects and discusses the therapeutic potential of melatonin...

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Reality

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Reality

Allan Hobson

October 15, 2014

Psychodynamic Neurology: Dreams, Consciousness, and Virtual Realty presents a novel way of thinking about the value of dreaming, based in solid comprehension of scientific research on sleep and dreams, but with deep understanding of psychoanalytic and other interpretations of dreams. This book:...

Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement

Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement

Noureddine Benkeblia

October 14, 2014

Increased world population, decreased water supply, and climate change all put stresses on the global food supply. An exploration of the challenges and possible solutions to improve yields of the main crops, such as cereals, roots, tubers, and grasses, Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement...