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Research as Development - Biomedical Research, Ethics, and Collaboration in Sri Lanka (Hardcover): Salla Sariola, Robert Simpson Research as Development - Biomedical Research, Ethics, and Collaboration in Sri Lanka (Hardcover)
Salla Sariola, Robert Simpson
R1,071 R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Save R204 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Research as Development, Salla Sariola and Bob Simpson show how international collaboration operates in a setting that is typically portrayed as "resource-poor" and "scientifically lagging." Based on their long-term fieldwork in Sri Lanka, Sariola and Simpson bring into clear ethnographic focus the ways international scientific collaborations feature prominently in the pursuit of global health in which research operates "as" development and not merely "for" it. The authors follow the design, inception, and practice of two clinical trials: one a global health charity funded trial and the other a pharmaceutical industry-sponsored trial. Research as Development situates these two trials within their historical, political and cultural contexts and thus counters the idea that local actors are merely passive recipients of new technical and scientific rationalities. While social studies of clinical trials are beginning to be an established niche in academic writing, Research as Development helps fill important gaps in the literature through its examination of clinical research situated in cultures in low-income settings. Research as Development is noteworthy for the way it highlights the critical and creative role that local researchers play in establishing international collaborations and making them work into locally viable forms. The volume shows how these clinical and research interactions bring about changes in culture, technologies and expertise in Sri Lanka, contexts that have not previously been written about in any detail.

Introduction to Orthotics - A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Brenda M.... Introduction to Orthotics - A Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Approach (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Brenda M. Coppard, Helene Lohman
R2,237 R1,830 Discovery Miles 18 300 Save R407 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Develop the critical thinking skills you need to choose and fit effective orthoses for patients with hand injuries and functional deficits. As a combination workbook/textbook, Introduction to Orthotics, 5th Edition uses reader friendly language to cover the theory, design, and fabrication of orthopedic devices. Ideal for use in the classroom or in the clinical setting, it emphasizes upper extremity versus hand orthoses, with additional coverage of lower extremity orthotics and upper extremity prosthetics, and offers case studies promoting clinical reasoning and problem solving as well as an occupation-based approach. This new edition also demonstrates the fine detail of orthotics and equips you with a repertoire of skills and knowledge related to orthoses. Updated content, references, grading forms and self-evaluation, and case studies provide students and practitioners with the most current and up-to-date information they need to prepare to serve their clients' needs. Combined textbook/workbook format makes it easier to develop fundamental skills in the theory, design, and fabrication of orthoses Numerous case studies in each chapter show how concepts relate to real-life clinical practice. How-To videos on the Evolve companion website let students watch the construction of orthotics again and again to increase their proficiency. Integration of patient safety addresses this important aspect of patient care. Spiral binding lets the book lay flat when opened for convenient use while on the job. Self-evaluation forms allow you to analyze personal strengths and weaknesses related to new orthotic intervention techniques. Review questions and self-quizzes reinforce your comprehension of the material. Laboratory exercises test your clinical reasoning and technical skills. NEW! chapter covering Casting techniques provides guidance regarding current advances. NEW! Chapter for Professional Issues Related to Orthotic Provision. NEW! Elbow, Forearm, and Shoulder Immobilization Orthoses expands the content that previously only addressed elbow and forearm orthoses to include shoulder immobilization orthoses. NEW! Photos and illustrations for pre-fabrication, fitting, and fabrication techniques appear throughout the text. NEW! Evidence-based practice charts

Genome and Genomics - From Archaea to Eukaryotes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): K. V. Chaitanya Genome and Genomics - From Archaea to Eukaryotes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
K. V. Chaitanya
R4,197 Discovery Miles 41 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a detailed and up-to-dated information on the genomes belonging to three major life forms on Earth - archaea, prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Each section describes about the genome of a specific group of organisms, such as viruses, archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes and organellar genomes. Individual chapters provide details of their organization, structure, evolution, sequencing strategies and functions. Further, this book discusses the technologies that are applied for genome sequencing; assembly, annotation and gene prediction. Other topics include the genomes of important model organisms, mitochondria genome of Neanderthal fossil, etc. This book also examines the evolution of chloroplast and mitochondria genomes by comparing with bacteria, addresses the diseases that occur in humans due to the mutations in mitochondrial genome, gene therapy and engineering of chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes. Lastly, it features an overview of the role of proteomics, exposomics, connectomics, metabolomics, and microbiomics. This book is a fascinating read for students, lecturers and researchers in the field of genetics, genomics, microbiology and life sciences.

Engineering of Micro/Nano Biosystems - Fundamentals & Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Gregory Barbillon, Alain... Engineering of Micro/Nano Biosystems - Fundamentals & Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Gregory Barbillon, Alain Bosseboeuf, Kukjin Chun, Rosaria Ferrigno, Olivier Francais
R3,758 R3,153 Discovery Miles 31 530 Save R605 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This tutorial book offers an in-depth overview of the fundamental principles of micro/nano technologies and devices related to sensing, actuation and diagnosis in fluidics and biosystems. Research in the MEMS/NEMS and lab-on-chip fields has seen rapid growth in both academic and industrial domains, as these biodevices and systems are increasingly replacing traditional large size diagnostic tools. This book is unique in describing not only the devices and technologies but also the basic principles of their operation. The comprehensive description of the fabrication, packaging and principles of micro/nano biosystems presented in this book offers guidance for researchers designing and implementing these biosystems across diverse fields including medical, pharmaceutical and biological sciences. The book provides a detailed overview of the fundamental mechanical, optical, electrical and magnetic principles involved, together with the technologies required for the design, fabrication and characterization of micro/nano fluidic systems and bio-devices. Written by a collaborative team from France and Korea, the book is suitable for academics, researchers, advanced level students and industrial manufacturers.

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd edition): John Enderle, Joseph Bronzino Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
John Enderle, Joseph Bronzino
R1,770 R1,593 Discovery Miles 15 930 Save R177 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering is a comprehensive survey text for biomedical engineering courses. It is the most widely adopted text across the BME course spectrum, valued by instructors and students alike for its authority, clarity and encyclopedic coverage in a single volume. Biomedical engineers need to understand the wide range of topics that are covered in this text, including basic mathematical modeling; anatomy and physiology; electrical engineering, signal processing and instrumentation; biomechanics; biomaterials science and tissue engineering; and medical and engineering ethics. Enderle and Bronzino tackle these core topics at a level appropriate for senior undergraduate students and graduate students who are majoring in BME, or studying it as a combined course with a related engineering, biology or life science, or medical/pre-medical course. * NEW: Each chapter in the 3rd Edition is revised and updated, with new chapters and materials on compartmental analysis, biochemical engineering, transport phenomena, physiological modeling and tissue engineering. Chapters on peripheral topics have been removed and made avaialblw online, including optics and computational cell biology. * NEW: many new worked examples within chapters * NEW: more end of chapter exercises, homework problems

* NEW: Image files from the text available in PowerPoint format for adopting instructors * Readers benefit from the experience and expertise of two of the most internationally renowned BME educators * Instructors benefit from a comprehensive teaching package including a fully worked solutions manual

* A complete introduction and survey of BME * NEW: new chapters on compartmental analysis, biochemical engineering, and biomedical transport phenomena

* NEW: revised and updated chapters throughout the book feature current research and developments in, for example biomaterials, tissue engineering, biosensors, physiological modeling, and biosignal processing. * NEW: more worked examples and end of chapter exercises

* NEW: Image files from the text available in PowerPoint format for adopting instructors * As with prior editions, this third edition provides a historical look at the major developments across biomedical domains and covers the fundamental principles underlying biomedical engineering analysis, modeling, and design

*bonus chapters on the web include: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, Genomics and Bioinformatics, and Computational Cell Biology and Complexity."

Post-genomic Approaches in Cancer and Nano Medicine (Hardcover): Kishore R. Sakharkar, Meena K. Sakharkar, Ramesh Chandra Post-genomic Approaches in Cancer and Nano Medicine (Hardcover)
Kishore R. Sakharkar, Meena K. Sakharkar, Ramesh Chandra
R2,024 Discovery Miles 20 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer is the key for transforming cancer medicine. A substantial proportion of human genes show alternative splicing and mis-regulation of Pre-mRNA splicing is seen in several cancers. This book further investigates these matters. The first few chapters provide an update on the role of genomics in understanding alternative splicing, and targets in cancer pathogenesis. Advances and prospects in applications of nanotechnology for cancer prevention, detection and treatment are a promising field of research. The subsequent chapters provide insights on how nanotechnology-based therapeutics are moving towards revolutionizing cancer and infectious disease treatment by minimizing toxicity and facilitating targeted delivery of drugs. Technical topics discussed in the book include: * Alternative splicing and cancer * Cancer imaging * Nanomaterials in infectious diseases * Nanomedicine in oxidative stress and cancer * Nanoparticle based drug delivery systems

Nano-biomedical Engineering 2012 - Proceedings Of The Tohoku University Global Centre Of Excellence Programme (Hardcover, New):... Nano-biomedical Engineering 2012 - Proceedings Of The Tohoku University Global Centre Of Excellence Programme (Hardcover, New)
Takami Yamaguchi
R5,785 R5,331 Discovery Miles 53 310 Save R454 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on nano-biomedical engineering, the most important key technology in the world in the 21st century. It covers virtually everything within current and future research and the development of biomedical engineering. It follows four groups within the field, namely nano-biomechanics, nano-bioimaging, nano-biodevices, and nano-biointervention.

Dose, Benefit, and Risk in Medical Imaging (Hardcover): Lawrence T. Dauer, Bae P. Chu, Pat B. Zanzonico Dose, Benefit, and Risk in Medical Imaging (Hardcover)
Lawrence T. Dauer, Bae P. Chu, Pat B. Zanzonico
R3,369 Discovery Miles 33 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This timely overview of dose, benefit, and risk in medical imaging explains to readers how to apply this information for informed decision-making that improves patient outcomes. The chapters cover patient and physician perspectives, referral guidelines, appropriateness criteria, and quantifying medical imaging benefits. The authors have included essential discussion about radiologic physics in medical imaging, fundamentals of dose and image quality, risk assessment, and techniques for optimization and dose reduction. The book highlights practical implementation aspects with useful case studies and checklists for treatment planning. Clinicians, students, residents, and professionals in medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, oncology, and allied disciplines will find this book an essential resource with the following key features: Discusses risk, benefit, dose optimization, safety, regulation, radiological protection, and shared & informed decision-making. Covers regulatory oversight by government agencies, manufacturers, and societies. Highlights best practices for improving patient safety and outcomes. Gives guidelines on doses associated with specific procedures.

Introduction To Metabolic And Cellular Engineering, An (Paperback, Second Edition): Sonia Del Carmen Cortassa, Miguel Antonio... Introduction To Metabolic And Cellular Engineering, An (Paperback, Second Edition)
Sonia Del Carmen Cortassa, Miguel Antonio Aon, Juan Carlos Aon, Alberto Alvaro Iglesias, David Lloyd
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Metabolic and Cellular Engineering (MCE) is more than an exciting scientific enterprise. It has become the cornerstone for coping with the challenges ahead of mankind. Continuous developments, new concepts, and technological innovations will enable us to deal with emerging challenges, and solve problems once thought impossible ten years ago. Challenges in MCE are broad- from unraveling fundamental aspects of cellular function to meeting unsatiated energy and food demands that are rising in parallel with population growth.In charting the progress of MCE during the last decade, we could not help but feel in awe of the enormous strides of progress made from the nascent Metabolic Engineering to the Systems Bioengineering of today. The burgeoning availability of genomic sequences from diverse species has been spectacular. It has become the engine that drives the genetic means for the modification of existing organisms and the generation of synthetic, man-made ones. From the initial attempts at purposeful genetic modification of a cell for the production of valuable compounds, we have now moved on to changing microbes genetically or metabolically.The arsenal of experimental and theoretical tools available for Metabolic and Cellular Engineering has expanded enormously, driven by the re-emergence of Physiology as Systems Biology. The revival of the concept of networks fueled by new developments has become central to Systems Biology. Networks represent an integrative vision of how processes of disparate nature relate to each other, and as such is becoming a key analytical and conceptual tool for MCE. This book reflects and addresses all these ongoing changes while providing the essential conceptual and analytical tools needed to understand and work in the MCE research field.

Computational Approaches in Biomedical Nano-Engineering (Hardcover): Ayesha Sohail, ZhiWu Li Computational Approaches in Biomedical Nano-Engineering (Hardcover)
Ayesha Sohail, ZhiWu Li
R3,259 R2,589 Discovery Miles 25 890 Save R670 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book comprehensively and systematically treats modern understanding of the Nano-Bio-Technology and its therapeutic applications. The contents range from the nanomedicine, imaging, targeted therapeutic applications, experimental results along with modelling approaches. It will provide the readers with fundamentals on computational and modelling aspects of advanced nano-materials and nano-technology specifically in the field of biomedicine, and also provide the readers with inspirations for new development of diagnostic imaging and targeted therapeutic applications.

Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Volume 3 (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Robert A. Meyers Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Volume 3 (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Robert A. Meyers
R9,235 Discovery Miles 92 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This second edition of the "Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine" covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, disease, and therapy at university and professional researcher level. With its 16 volumes, this is the most comprehensive and detailed treatment of molecular cell biology and molecular medicine available today. It represents a single source library for Molecular Biologists Cell Biologist Biochemists Structural Biologists Gene Technologists Developmental Biologists Medicinal Chemists Physicians Biotechnologists Pharmacologists

An Editorial Board composed of renowned experts from all over the world - Nobel laureates, including the 2007 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, Sir Martin Evans, Lasker Award winners and directors of prestigious institutes and university departments - guarantees the high quality and comprehensive scope of this work. All major disciplines comprising and supporting molecular cell biology and molecular medicine are covered in true Encyclopedic detail.

Each of the over 400 articles is conceived as a self-contained treatment and begins with an outline and a keyword section, including definitions. Descriptive illustrations - many in colour -, informative tables and a glossary of basic terms in each volume enable readers to understand articles without the need to consult a dictionary, textbook or other work. Numerous cross-references and a comprehensive bibliography round off every article.

Praise from the reviews:

,,"." It goes without saying that no library can afford to be without this new edition. Everyone working in the areas of molecular biology, genome research, medical science, or clinical research needs to haveaccess to these volumes... "" Angewandte Chemie

,,"." an authoritative reference source of the highest quality... It is extremely well written and well illustrated...""American Reference Books Annual (Library & Information Science Annual - on the first edition)

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Biomarkers and Human Biomonitoring - Volume 1 (Hardcover): Lisbeth Knudsen, Domenico Franco Merlo Biomarkers and Human Biomonitoring - Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Lisbeth Knudsen, Domenico Franco Merlo
R3,448 Discovery Miles 34 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human biomonitoring has developed from a research tool in occupational and environmental health to identify and quantify exposures to harmful substances in urine and blood. The analytical methods for detection of substances in biological media have considerably improved with smaller detection limits and more precise and specific measurements. Human biomonitoring is a valuable tool in exposure estimation of selected populations and currently used in surveillance programs all over the world. This two volume set provides an overview of current available biomarkers and human biomonitoring programs in environmental health, which is timely given the present debate on adverse health effects from environmental exposures. The books decribe both previous and ongoing studies as well as the newer biomarkers of exposure and effects. Volume one describes current human biomonitoring programs in Germany, Romania, France, Canada, India and Belgium, providing convincing evidence of a global decline in human exposures to lead and increasing concern from exposure to endocrine disruptors and the genotoxic compound. Biomarkers of specific exposures to a wide range of widely used everyday compounds such as phthalates, PFCs, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, PAHs, dioxins, mercury and arsenic are also discussed. Volume two decribes human biomonitoing of exposures to environmental tobacco smoke, mycotoxins, physiological stress, hormone activity, oxidative stress and ionizing radiation, as well as effect biomarkers of hemoglobin adducts, germ cells, micronuclei and individual susceptability. The books will be essential reading for toxicologists, environmental scientists and all those working in the safety and risk assessment of chemicals.

Biomarkers and Human Biomonitoring - Volume 2 (Hardcover): Lisbeth Knudsen, Domenico Franco Merlo Biomarkers and Human Biomonitoring - Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Lisbeth Knudsen, Domenico Franco Merlo
R3,426 Discovery Miles 34 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human biomonitoring has developed from a research tool in occupational and environmental health to identify and quantify exposures to harmful substances in urine and blood. The analytical methods for detection of substances in biological media have considerably improved with smaller detection limits and more precise and specific measurements. Human biomonitoring is a valuable tool in exposure estimation of selected populations and currently used in surveillance programs all over the world. This two volume set provides an overview of current available biomarkers and human biomonitoring programs in environmental health, which is timely given the present debate on adverse health effects from environmental exposures. The books decribe both previous and ongoing studies as well as the newer biomarkers of exposure and effects. Volume one describes current human biomonitoring programs in Germany, Romania, France, Canada, India and Belgium, providing convincing evidence of a global decline in human exposures to lead and increasing concern from exposure to endocrine disruptors and the genotoxic compound. Biomarkers of specific exposures to a wide range of widely used everyday compounds such as phthalates, PFCs, bisphenol A, brominated flame retardants, PAHs, dioxins, mercury and arsenic are also discussed. Volume two decribes human biomonitoing of exposures to environmental tobacco smoke, mycotoxins, physiological stress, hormone activity, oxidative stress and ionizing radiation, as well as effect biomarkers of hemoglobin adducts, germ cells, micronuclei and individual susceptability. The books will be essential reading for toxicologists, environmental scientists and all those working in the safety and risk assessment of chemicals.

Biomedical Microsystems (Hardcover): Ellis Meng Biomedical Microsystems (Hardcover)
Ellis Meng
R2,202 Discovery Miles 22 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Poised to dramatically impact human health, biomedical microsystems (bioMEMS) technologies incorporate various aspects from materials science, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, and engineering. Reflecting the highly interdisciplinary nature of this area, Biomedical Microsystems covers the fundamentals of miniaturization, biomaterials, microfabrication, and nanotechnology, along with relevant applications.

Written by an active researcher who was recently named one of Technology Review's Young Innovators Under 35, the book begins with an introduction to the benefits of miniaturization. It then introduces materials, fabrication technology, and the necessary components of all bioMEMS. The author also covers fundamental principles and building blocks, including microfluidic concepts, lab-on-a-chip systems, and sensing and detection methods. The final chapters explore several important applications of bioMEMS, such as microdialysis, catheter-based sensors, MEMS implants, neural probes, and tissue engineering.

For readers with a limited background in MEMS and bioMEMS, this book provides a practical introduction to the technology used to make these devices, the principles that govern their operation, and examples of their application. It offers a starting point for understanding advanced topics and encourages readers to begin to formulate their own ideas about the design of novel bioMEMS. A solutions manual is available for instructors who want to convert this reference to classroom use.

Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Praveen Gehlot, Joginder Singh Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Praveen Gehlot, Joginder Singh
R5,554 R4,503 Discovery Miles 45 030 Save R1,051 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book illustrates the multiple roles of fungi in everyday life. Fungi are the large group of organisms with tremendous diversity and economic importance. Their ability to produce commercially efficient useful products makes them the vulnerable sustainable tool for the future generation. This book describes a systems approach and provides a means to share the latest developments and advances about the benefits of fungi including their wide application, traditional uses, modern practices, along with designing of strategies to harness their potential. The chapters are organized with data, providing information related to different sustainable aspects of fungi in agriculture, its cultivation and conservation strategies, industrial and environmental utilization, advanced bioconversion technologies and modern biotechnological interventions. Updated information and current opinion related to its application for sustainable agriculture, environment, and industries as futuristic tools have been presented and discussed in different chapters. The book also elucidates a comprehensive yet a representative description of the challenges associated with the sustained application of fungi to achieve the goals of sustainability.

Nanobiomaterials - Classification, Fabrication and Biomedical Applications (Hardcover): Xiumei Wang, Murugan Ramalingam,... Nanobiomaterials - Classification, Fabrication and Biomedical Applications (Hardcover)
Xiumei Wang, Murugan Ramalingam, Xiangdong Kong, Lingyun Zhao
R3,749 R3,011 Discovery Miles 30 110 Save R738 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by an international team of editors and contributors from renowned universities and institutes, this book addresses the latest research in the field of nanobiomaterials, covering nanotechnologies for their fabrication, developments in biomedical applications, and the challenges of biosafety in clinic uses. Clearly structured, the volume defines the scope and classification of the field, resulting in a broad overview from fundamental principles to current technological advances, and from materials synthesis to biomedical applications along with future trends.

Hidden Biometrics - When Biometric Security Meets Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Amine Nait-Ali Hidden Biometrics - When Biometric Security Meets Biomedical Engineering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Amine Nait-Ali
R2,753 R2,462 Discovery Miles 24 620 Save R291 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores intrinsic and human body part biometrics and biometrics of human physiological activities, invisible to the naked eye. This includes, for instance, brain structures, skeleton morphology, heart activity, etc. These human body parts can only be visualized using specific imaging techniques or sensors, commonly employed in the biomedical engineering field. As such, the book connects two fields, namely biometric security and biomedical engineering. The book is suitable for advanced graduate and postgraduate students, engineers and researchers, especially in Signal and Image Processing, Biometrics, and Biomedical Engineering.

Nanoparticles in Polymer Systems for Biomedical Applications (Hardcover): Jince Thomas, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal,... Nanoparticles in Polymer Systems for Biomedical Applications (Hardcover)
Jince Thomas, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jiya Jose
R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The volume includes presentations of technological and research accomplishments along with novel approaches in nanomedicine and nanotechnology. It explores the different types of nanomedicinal drugs with their production and commercial significance. Other topics discussed are the use of natural and synthetic nanoparticles for the production of drugs, different types of nanoparticles systems, drug carriers, wound-healing antimicrobial activity, effects of natural materials in nanomedicine, and toxicity of nanoparticles. The valuable information presented in this volume will help to keep those in this field up to date on the key findings, observations, and fabrication of drugs related to nanomedicine and nanotechnology. With chapters written by prominent researchers from academia, industry, and government and private research laboratories across the world, the book will prove to be a rich resource.

Implementing Biomedical Innovations into Health, Education, and Practice - Preparing Tomorrow's Physicians (Paperback):... Implementing Biomedical Innovations into Health, Education, and Practice - Preparing Tomorrow's Physicians (Paperback)
James O. Woolliscroft
R2,127 Discovery Miles 21 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our increased understanding of health and disease coupled with major technologic advances has resulted in rapid and significant changes in the practice of medicine. How we prepare physicians for clinical practice 20, 30, or 40 years from now is of paramount importance to medical educators, to the future professionals, and to society at large. Implementing Biomedical Innovations into Health, Education, and Practice delves into this important question, discussing the effects of precision medicine, bioinformatics, biologic and environmental forces, and societal shifts on the physician's approach to diagnosis and therapy. The author interviewed world-renowned physicians, medical educators, healthcare leaders, and research professionals-their insights and quotes are woven throughout the narrative. Professionally illustrated, this relevant resource is a must-have for all medical professionals who incorporate technology and biomedical innovations in their research and clinical practice. It encourages thoughtful analysis on adapting and developing the foundational knowledge, skills, and aptitudes of future physicians and other healthcare professionals, and it belongs in your library. "Having completed deanship at one of America's leading medical schools, Jim Woolliscroft produces an insightful, contemplative projection of the likely skill and behavioral needs of the physician workforce for the mid-21st century...The result is a playbook for physician training that responds effectively to the daunting challenges faced in the coming transformation of the role of physicians in protecting the health of our nation." James L. Madara, MD, CEO, American Medical Association "Dr. Woolliscroft's provocative new book will become must reading for all who are serious about educating the next generation of physicians and health care leaders. Leveraging his own experience as a consummate educator and interviews with numerous thought leaders, he identifies the uncertainties, challenges and disruptions to the practice of medicine in the decades ahead. The implications and imperatives for the coming generations of physicians are compelling and of critical importance for care givers, policy makers, and most pointedly educators in the U.S. and around the world." Gary S. Kaplan MD, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System "This ambitious masterpiece, by one of the leading medical educators of our time, fully captures the ongoing changes and disruptions in medicine today, and how they will influence the care of patients and the training of young physicians in the future." Eric Topol, MD, Executive Vice President, Scripps Research, Author of Deep Medicine

Biomimetic Lipid Membranes: Fundamentals, Applications, and Commercialization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Fatma N. Koek, Ahu... Biomimetic Lipid Membranes: Fundamentals, Applications, and Commercialization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Fatma N. Koek, Ahu Arslan Yildiz, Fatih Inci
R3,506 R2,806 Discovery Miles 28 060 Save R700 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book compiles the fundamentals, applications and viable product strategies of biomimetic lipid membranes into a single, comprehensive source. It broadens its perspective to interdisciplinary realms incorporating medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, as well as engineering and pharmacy at large. The book guides readers from membrane structure and models to biophysical chemistry and functionalization of membrane surfaces. It then takes the reader through a myriad of surface-sensitive techniques before delving into cutting-edge applications that could help inspire new research directions. With more than half the world's drugs and various toxins targeting these crucial structures, the book addresses a topic of major importance in the field of medicine, particularly biosensor design, diagnostic tool development, vaccine formulation, micro/nano-array systems, and drug screening/development. Provides fundamental knowledge on biomimetic lipid membranes; Addresses some of biomimetic membrane types, preparation methods, properties and characterization techniques; Explains state-of-art technological developments that incorporate microfluidic systems, array technologies, lab-on-a-chip-tools, biosensing, and bioprinting techniques; Describes the integration of biomimetic membranes with current top-notch tools and platforms; Examines applications in medicine, pharmaceutical industry, and environmental monitoring.

X-Ray Diffraction Imaging - Technology and Applications (Hardcover): Joel Greenberg X-Ray Diffraction Imaging - Technology and Applications (Hardcover)
Joel Greenberg
R2,889 Discovery Miles 28 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 diffraction throughout the volume of a sample opens up entirely new possibilities in areas such as material analysis, cancer diagnosis, and explosive detection, thus offering the potential to revolutionize the fields of medical, security, and industrial imaging and detection. Featuring chapters written by an international selection of authors from both academia and industry, the book provides a comprehensive discussion of the underlying physics, architectures, and applications of X-ray diffraction imaging that is accessible and relevant to neophytes and experts alike. Teaches novel methods for X-ray diffraction imaging Comprehensive and self-contained discussion of the relevant physics, imaging techniques, system components, and data processing algorithms Features state-of-the-art work of international authors from both academia and industry. Includes practical applications in the medical, industrial, and security sectors

Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship (Hardcover): Jen-Shih Lee Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship (Hardcover)
Jen-Shih Lee
R2,092 R1,958 Discovery Miles 19 580 Save R134 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is written for undergraduate and graduate students in biomedical engineering wanting to learn how to pursue a career in building up their entrepreneur ventures. Practicing engineers wanting to apply their innovations for healthcare will also find this book usefulThe 21st century is the "Biotech Century" where many nations are investing heavily in biotechnology. As a result, tremendous business opportunities exist for biomedical engineering graduates who are interested in becoming successful entrepreneurs. However, many challenges await these entrepreneurs intending to invent safe and effective devices and drugs to prevent, diagnose, alleviate and cure diseases.In this publication, many examples of innovations in biomedical engineering are covered, from the conceptualization stage to successful implementation and commercialization. Part I teaches working and would-be biomedical engineers to assess how well their innovations and their team can succeed; Part II will guide budding entrepreneurs to launch their ventures to the point of pre-production models. Other important aspects like financing, negotiations, leading by example, manufacturing, marketing, venture and globalization are covered in Part III. Two concluding chapters, with excerpts from leaders in community, education and industries, touch on the growth and investment in biomedical engineering entrepreneurship.

Health Care Engineering Part I - Clinical Engineering and Technology Management (Paperback): Monique Frize Health Care Engineering Part I - Clinical Engineering and Technology Management (Paperback)
Monique Frize
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part I: The introduction presents the evolution of clinical engineering in North America. The first chapter describes the health care delivery systems in Canada and in the US. This is followed by examples of various approaches used to measure physiological variables in humans, either for the purpose of diagnosis or monitoring potential disease conditions; a brief description of sensor technologies is included. The function and role of the clinical engineer in managing medical technologies in industrialized and in developing countries are presented, followed by a chapter on how to minimize liability and develop a quality assurance program for technology management. The next chapter covers technical, social, and ethical issues related to telemedicine. A chapter discusses the impact of technology on health care and the final chapter is on the technology assessment process. Part II: The introduction discusses adverse events and medical errors. The next chapter presents how information technologies can help to reduce their occurrence. Another topic is on medical databases, data collection, storage and retrieval. A chapter on electronic medical records follows. The safe and effective use of technologies is discussed. Medical applications of infrared imaging are included. Principles to consider when designing medical devices are discussed. The two parts consolidate material that supports two courses on technology development and management issues in health care institutions. It can be useful for anyone involved in design, development, or research, whether in industry, hospitals, government, or in universities and colleges. It is not intended to cover all topics in depth but rather to provide an overview of the topics and sources where additional information can be found.

Biologically-responsive Hybrid Biomaterials: A Reference For Material Scientists And Bioengineers (Hardcover): Esmaiel Jabbari,... Biologically-responsive Hybrid Biomaterials: A Reference For Material Scientists And Bioengineers (Hardcover)
Esmaiel Jabbari, Ali Khademhosseini
R3,375 R3,132 Discovery Miles 31 320 Save R243 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Conjugation of synthetic materials with cell-responsive biologically-active molecules, in addition to providing structural support and release of biomolecules in the regenerating region, can provide the signaling factors required to initiate the cascade of cell migration, adhesion, differentiation, maturation, growth factor modulation, maintenance of matrix integrity, and tissue morphogenesis. Nanoparticles conjugated with ligands that preferentially interact with cell surface receptors in the tumor environment have the potential to drastically improve bioavailability, selectivity and residence time of the chemotherapeutic agent in the tumor microenvironment, while limiting their peripheral toxicity. Multivalent presentation of tumor-associated antigens on a targeted delivery system containing T and B cell epitopes can result in strong, long-lasting, self-adjuvant immunity against cancer and other diseases in vaccination. These examples demonstrate that cell-responsive conjugate biomaterials have profoundly impacted the medical field.This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, synthesis and characterization, conformation, structure-activity, self-assembly, and host response of conjugate hybrid biomaterials are covered. The second section is dedicated to the applications of conjugate biomaterials in drug delivery and vaccination while the last section is devoted to tissue engineering applications including cell adhesion, control of the stem cell niche, cartilage regeneration, neural and vascular tissue engineering, and dynamic cell culture systems for functionalized biomaterials.There is no doubt that biologically-responsive conjugate biomaterials play a key role in the design of biologics and medical devices, and this pioneering reference book provides a comprehensive review on synthesis, characterization, structure-activity, 3D assembly/fabrication, host response and the emerging applications of conjugate hybrid biomaterials.

Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith, Jr., Xiaofei... Production of Materials from Sustainable Biomass Resources (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith, Jr., Xiaofei Tian
R3,762 R3,159 Discovery Miles 31 590 Save R603 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a collection of studies on state-of-art techniques developed specifically for lignocellulose component derivation, and for the production of functional materials, composite polymers, carbonaceous biocatalysts, and pellets from lignocellulosic biomass, with an emphasis on using sustainable chemistry and engineering to develop innovative materials and fuels for practical application. Technological strategies for the physical processing or biological conversion of biomass for material production are also presented. All chapters were contributed by respected experts in the field from around the globe, providing a broad range of perspectives on cutting-edge applications. The book offers an ideal reference guide for academic researchers and industrial engineers in the fields of natural renewable materials, biorefinery of lignocellulose, biofuels and environmental engineering. It can also be used as a comprehensive reference source for university students in chemical engineering, material science and environmental engineering.

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