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Macroporous Polymers: Production Properties and Biotechnological/Biomedical Applications

Bo Mattiasson, Ashok Kumar, Igor Yu. Galeaev
September 12, 2017

Macroporous polymers are rapidly becoming the material of choice for many tissue engineering, bioseparation, and bioprocessing applications. However, while important information is scattered about in many different publications, none, to date, have drawn this information together in user-friendly...

Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging: Techniques and Applications

G. Schaefer, A. Hassanien, J. Jiang
September 12, 2017

CI Techniques & Algorithms for a Variety of Medical Imaging SituationsDocuments recent advances and stimulates further research A compilation of the latest trends in the field, Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging: Techniques and Applications explores how intelligent computing can...

Fluorescence Imaging and Biological Quantification

Raquel Seruca, Jasjit S. Suri, J. Miquel Sanches
September 11, 2017

This comprehensive reference work details the latest developments in fluorescence imaging and related biological quantification. It explores the most recent techniques in this imaging technology through the utilization and incorporation of quantification analysis which makes this book unique. It...

Computational Exome and Genome Analysis

Peter N. Robinson, Rosario Michael Piro, Marten Jager
September 11, 2017

Exome and genome sequencing are revolutionizing medical research and diagnostics, but the computational analysis of the data has become an extremely heterogeneous and often challenging area of bioinformatics. Computational Exome and Genome Analysis provides a practical introduction to all of...

ECG Time Series Variability Analysis: Engineering and Medicine

Herbert F. Jelinek, David J. Cornforth, Ahsan H. Khandoker
September 07, 2017

Divided roughly into two sections, this book provides a brief history of the development of ECG along with heart rate variability (HRV) algorithms and the engineering innovations over the last decade in this area. It reviews clinical research, presents an overview of the clinical field, and the...

Beam’s Eye View Imaging in Radiation Oncology

Ross I. Berbeco, Ph.D.
September 07, 2017

This first dedicated overview for beam’s eye view (BEV) covers instrumentation, methods, and clinical use of this exciting technology, which enables real-time anatomical imaging. It highlights how the information collected (e.g., the shape and size of the beam aperture and intensity of the beam) is...

Neurobiology of TRP Channels

Tamara Luti Rosenbaum Emir
September 07, 2017

During the last two decades, there has been an explosion of research pertaining to the molecular mechanisms that allow for organisms to detect different stimuli that is an essential feature for their survival. Among these mechanisms, living beings need to be able to respond to different...

Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition

Firdos Alam Khan
September 07, 2017

A single source reference covering every aspect of biotechnology, Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition breaks down the basic fundamentals of this discipline, and highlights both conventional and modern approaches unique to the industry. In addition to recent advances and updates relevant to...

A First Course in Systems Biology

Eberhard Voit
September 05, 2017

A First Course in Systems Biology is an introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students to the growing field of systems biology. Its main focus is the development of computational models and their applications to diverse biological systems. The book begins with the fundamentals of...

Intelligent Polymers for Nanomedicine and Biotechnologies

Magdalena Aflori
September 05, 2017

Almost all synthetic materials over time induce some level of inflammation and fibrosis. Therefore, even though the successes of biomaterials science in producing acceptable solutions to the problem of biocompatibility have been remarkable, there remains enormous opportunity for improvement. The...

Lu's Basic Toxicology: Fundamentals, Target Organs, and Risk Assessment, Seventh Edition

Byung-Mu Lee, Sam Kacew, Hyung Sik Kim
September 01, 2017

Continuing a long tradition, Lu’s Basic Toxicology, Seventh Edition, combines relatively comprehensive coverage of toxic substances in food, air, and water with brevity, thereby continuing to serve as an updated introductory text for toxicology students and for those involved in allied sciences...

Ambient Assisted Living

Nuno M. Garcia, Joel Jose P.C. Rodrigues
September 01, 2017

Addresses an Emerging Shift in Developing Countries The authors and contributors of Ambient Assisted Living have recognized that the demographic profile is changing in many developing countries and have factored in an inversion of the demographic pyramid. The technology of ambient assisted living...