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Tuning Innovation with Biotechnology

Dong Hwa Kim
November 07, 2017

This book deals with evolving intelligence systems and their use in immune algorithm (IM), particle swarm optimization (PSO), bacterial foraging (BF), and hybrid intelligent system to improve plants, robots, etc. It discusses the motivation behind research on and background of evolving intelligence...

Biomotors: Linear, Rotation, and Revolution Motion Mechanisms

Peixuan Guo, Zhengyi Zhao
November 01, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive overview of biomotors (molecular motors) within the body with a specific concentration on revolving molecular motors. The bioengineering of these new revolving molecular motors will go a long way in creating machines that will be able to carry RNA and DNA drugs...

Aquaporins in Health and Disease: New Molecular Targets for Drug Discovery

Graca Soveral, Soren Nielsen, Angela Casini
November 01, 2017

Since the discovery of Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) as a water channel, many studies have revealed the importance of aquaporins in mammalian physiology and pathophysiology as well as plant and microbial biology. The studies have also shown aquaporins as potential drug targets and targets for improving crop...

RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics

Peixuan Guo, Farzin Haque
October 23, 2017

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...

Carrier-Mediated Dermal Delivery: Applications in the Prevention and Treatment of Skin Disorders

Andreia Ascenso, Helena Ribeiro, Sandra Simões
October 18, 2017

This book presents new approaches for skin aging and photocarcinogenesis and topical formulations based on nanocarrier systems for skin disorders. It discusses cosmeceuticals, laser, photodynamic therapy, and melatonin-based treatments as important strategies for photoaging management. Photodynamic...

Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation: Interacting Systems

Peter Schuck, Huaying Zhao
October 04, 2017

Analytical ultracentrifugation is one of the most powerful solution techniques for the study of macromolecular interactions, to define the number and stoichiometry of complexes formed, and to measure affinities ranging from very strong to very weak and repulsive. Building on the data analysis...

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications

Claudio N. Cavasotto
July 26, 2017

In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges, and Applications provides a comprehensive, unified, and in-depth overview of the current methodological strategies in computer-aided drug discovery and design. Its main aims are to introduce the theoretical framework and algorithms,...

Delivery Strategies for Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapeutics

Saghir Akhtar
July 13, 2017

With contributions from leading experts, this book is the first to focus solely on addressing the problems and reviewing the strategies currently being used to improve the delivery of antisense nucleic acids. Important delivery issues, such as improving biological stability, improving cell-specific...

Industrial Applications of Marine Biopolymers

Parappurath Narayanan Sudha
June 27, 2017

Industrial Applications of Marine Biopolymers presents different classes of marine biopolymers and their industrial applications, demonstrating the precious value of ocean resources to society. This timely volume discusses the exceedingly useful polymers derived from these materials that are...

Biodrug Delivery Systems: Fundamentals, Applications and Clinical Development

Mariko Morishita, Kinam Park
June 16, 2017

Biodrug Delivery Systems: Fundamentals, Applications and Clinical Development presents the work of an international group of leading experts in drug development and biopharmaceutical science who discuss the latest advances in biodrug delivery systems and associated techniques. The book discusses...

3D Cell-Based Biosensors in Drug Discovery Programs: Microtissue Engineering for High Throughput Screening

William S. Kisaalita
June 13, 2017

Advances in genomics and combinatorial chemistry during the past two decades inspired innovative technologies and changes in the discovery and pre-clinical development paradigm with the goal of accelerating the process of bringing therapeutic drugs to market. Written by William Kisaalita, one of...

Approaches to the Conformational Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals

Roger L. Lundblad
May 31, 2017

The activity of many biopharmaceutical polymers is dependent on conformation, and the next several years will see increased interest in the conformational analysis of these polymers resulting from the development of biosimilar or "follow-on" biological products. While a wide variety of approaches...

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