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Biomedical Photoacoustics

1st Edition

Sihua Yang, Da Xing
December 31, 2018

As a fast-growing imaging technology, photoacoustic (PA) imaging synergistically combines electromagnetic and ultrasonic waves providing higher contrast and resolution than conventional ultrasound imaging. This book presents the latest developments in this field, especially the advances in the...

Carbon Nanomaterials in Biomedicine and the Environment

1st Edition

Zulkhair Mansurov
December 31, 2018

Carbon nanomaterials possess special physical and chemical properties. As adsorbents, they are widely used for the purification of water and other liquids, recovery of valuable substances from liquid and gaseous media, and oil refining and also in petrochemical, wine, oil and fat, and other...

Biomaterials for Cell Delivery: Vehicles in Regenerative Medicine

1st Edition

Aaron S. Goldstein
December 10, 2018

The purpose of this book is to summarize key strategies and recent accomplishments in the area of developing cell/biomaterial constructs for regenerative medicine. The first section is a review of the state-of-the-art of biomaterial carriers and is divided into synthetic and natural materials. A...

Mathematical Population Dynamics and Epidemiology in Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Domains

1st Edition

Harkaran Singh, Joydip Dhar
December 07, 2018

Mankind now faces even more challenging environment- and health-related problems than ever before. Readily available transportation systems facilitate the swift spread of diseases as large populations migrate from one part of the world to another. Studies on the spread of the communicable diseases...

Disinfection and Decontamination: A Practical Handbook

1st Edition

Jeanne Moldenhauer
December 05, 2018

This book describes various methods of decontamination and how the methods work. There is a discussion of the various cleaning and disinfection methods utilized, along with details of how to qualify these methods. It also describes new technologies that may be useful in the battle for...

Whole Body Vibrations: Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body

1st Edition

Redha Taiar, Christiano Bittencourt Machado, Xavier Chiementin, Mario Bernardo-Filho
November 30, 2018

Whole Body Vibrations: Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body allows an understanding about the qualities and disadvantages of vibration exposure on the human body with a biomechanical and medical perspective. It offers a comprehensive range of principles, methods, techniques and tools...

Mechanobiology Handbook, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Jiro Nagatomi, Eno Essien Ebong
November 26, 2018

Mechanobiology—the study of the effects of mechanics on biological events—has evolved to answer numerous research questions. Mechanobiology Handbook 2nd Edition is a reference book for engineers, scientists, and clinicians who are interested in mechanobiology and a textbook for senior undergraduate...

Volatile Organic Compound Analysis in Biomedical Diagnosis Applications

1st Edition

Raquel Cumeras, Xavier Correig
November 26, 2018

This volume presents a thought-provoking state-of-the-art picture of how volatile compounds are used in metabolomics, currently a hot topic in the metabolomics field. It provides a thorough description of what volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are, why they are important in biomedicine, and what...

Statistical Approaches in Oncology Clinical Development: Current Paradigm and Methodological Advancement

1st Edition

Satrajit Roychoudhury, Soumi Lahiri
November 21, 2018

Statistical Approaches in Oncology Clinical Development : Current Paradigm and Methodological Advancement presents an overview of statistical considerations in oncology clinical trials, both early and late phase of development. It illustrates how novel statistical methods can enrich the design and...

X-Ray Diffraction Imaging: Technology and Applications

1st Edition

Joel Greenberg
November 21, 2018

This book explores novel methods for implementing X-ray diffraction technology as an imaging modality, which have been made possible through recent breakthroughs in detector technology, computational power, and data processing algorithms. The ability to perform fast, spatially-resolved X-ray...

Platform Trial Designs in Drug Development: Umbrella Trials and Basket Trials

1st Edition

Zoran Antonijevic, Robert A. Beckman
November 21, 2018

Platform trials test multiple therapies in one indication, one therapy for multiple indications, or both. These novel clinical trial designs can dramatically increase the cost-effectiveness of drug development, leading to life-altering medicines for people suffering from serious illnesses, possibly...

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Darren J. Wilkinson
November 21, 2018

Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Having been thoroughly updated to reflect this, this third edition covers everything...