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Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine and Drug Delivery Therapy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Haiyan Xu, Ning Gu Nanotechnology in Regenerative Medicine and Drug Delivery Therapy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Haiyan Xu, Ning Gu
R3,687 Discovery Miles 36 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book focuses on the application of nanotechnologies in scaffold-guided tissue regeneration and in drug delivery systems for use in immunotherapy and overcoming drug resistance in cancer treatment. It covers a variety of topics, including nanomaterials for immunomodulation and immnunotherapy; molecular studies on self-assembly for peptides and DNA and related applications in tumor diagnosis and therapeutics and against human pathogenic bacteria; magnetic and conductive scaffolds for guiding tissue regeneration; multiple functions of magnetic nanoparticles in drug delivery and regenerative medicine; and re-purposing of traditional medicine in nano-formulations. In addition, it discusses common effects of nanomaterials, including reactive oxygen species and protein corona. Providing valuable insights and the presenting the latest research advances, the book allows readers to gain a systematic understanding of the topic.

Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies (Hardcover): Che J. Connon, Ian W. Hamley Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies (Hardcover)
Che J. Connon, Ian W. Hamley
R4,320 Discovery Miles 43 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hydrogels are attractive materials for uses in regenerative medicine due to their biocompatibility and high water absorbance and retention properties. Applications are emerging in stem cell niches, biopolymers and synthetic polymers for tissue scaffolding, wound healing and hydrogels for cellular diagnostics and delivery. Hydrogels in Cell-Based Therapies looks at the use of different polymers and other bionanomaterials to fabricate different hydrogel systems and their biomedical applications including enzyme responsive hydrogels and biomaterials, thermally responsive hydrogels, collagen gels and alginates. With complementary expertise in cell biology and soft materials, the Editors provide a comprehensive overview of recent updates in this extremely topical field. This highly interdisciplinary subject will appeal to researchers in cell biology, biochemistry, biomaterials and polymer science and those interested in hydrogel applications.

Nanoscale Materials in Targeted Drug Delivery, Theragnosis and Tissue Regeneration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Sudesh Kumar Yadav Nanoscale Materials in Targeted Drug Delivery, Theragnosis and Tissue Regeneration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Sudesh Kumar Yadav
R4,327 R3,604 Discovery Miles 36 040 Save R723 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of the use of nanoscale materials for biomedical applications, with a particular focus on drug delivery, theragnosis and tissue regeneration. It also describes in detail the methods used in the preparation of nanoparticles. Response of nanoparticles in biological systems are also explored. Nanotechnology has led to the advent of a new field, nanomedicine, which focuses on the use of nanomaterials as drug-delivery vehicles to develop highly selective and effective drugs. The combination of molecular imaging and nanotechnology has produced theragnostic nanoparticles, which allow the simultaneous detection and monitoring of diseases. Nanotechnology can also be combined with biomaterials to create scaffolds for tissue regeneration. Further, significant advances have been made in the areas of drug delivery, theragnostic nanoparticles and tissue regeneration materials. Some nanomedicines and tissue regeneration materials are already commercially available, while others are undergoing clinical trials, and promising results have been documented. Despite the rapid advances in nanomedicine, there is a relative dearth of literature on the biomedical applications of nanoscale materials.

Everyday Technologies in Healthcare (Hardcover): Christopher M. Hayre, Dave Muller, Marcia Scherer Everyday Technologies in Healthcare (Hardcover)
Christopher M. Hayre, Dave Muller, Marcia Scherer
R2,567 Discovery Miles 25 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the role of everyday technology throughout the life cycle in order to demonstrate the wide acceptance and impact of everyday technology and how it is facilitating both practitioners and patients in contemporary practices. In response, then, this text speaks to a number of audiences. Students writing for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations/proposals will find the array of works insightful, supported with a vast number of references signposting to key texts. For academics, practitioners and prospective researchers this text offers key empirical and methodological insight that can help focus and uncover originality in their own field. We anticipate that readers will find the collection of empirical examples useful for informing their own work, but also, it attempts to ignite new discussions and arguments regarding the application and use of everyday technology for enhancing health internationally. Explores the multifaceted use and application of each 'everyday technology' that impact on diagnosis, treatment and management of individuals. Examines an array of everyday technologies and how these that can either enhance and/or hinder patient/service user outcomes i.e. handheld devices, computer workstations, gamification and artificial intelligence. Discusses technologies that are intended to facilitate patient diagnosis, practitioner-patient relations, within an array of health contexts. Provides readers with an overview with future direction of everyday technologies and its limitations.

Supramolecular Systems in Biomedical Fields (Hardcover): Hans-Jorg Schneider Supramolecular Systems in Biomedical Fields (Hardcover)
Hans-Jorg Schneider
R4,534 Discovery Miles 45 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Non-covalent interactions, which are the heart of supramolecular chemistry are also the basis of most important functions of living systems. The ability to apply supramolecular chemistry principles to the life sciences, such as designing synthetic host compounds to selectively interact within biological targets, has gained wide appeal due the vast number of potential applications. Supramolecular Systems for Biomedical Fields provides in sixteen chapters a comprehensive overview of these applications. Each chapter covers a specific topic and is written by internationally renowned experts in that area. Sensing of bioactive inorganic ions and organic substrates is the focus of several contributions, as well as interactions with proteins and nucleic acids. Specific chapters are devoted to cyclodextrins, calixarenes and cucurbiturils as most frequently used receptors, including applications such as drug delivery and protection, gene transfer and others. Other chapters address the use of combinatorial libraries, molecular imprinting techniques, enzyme assays, supramolecular gels, bioimaging, drug activation, photodynamic therapy, and antitumour metal complexes. This timely publication will appeal to graduate students and researchers from chemical, pharmaceutical, biological, and medicinal fields interested in the supramolecular chemistry of biological systems and their practical potentials.

Handbook of Bioceramics and Biocomposites (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Iulian Vasile Antoniac Handbook of Bioceramics and Biocomposites (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Iulian Vasile Antoniac
R15,925 Discovery Miles 159 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This handbook describes several current trends in the development of bioceramics and biocomposites for clinical use in the repair, remodelling, and regeneration of bone tissue. Comprehensive coverage of these materials allows fundamental aspects of the science and engineering to be seen in close relation to the clinical performance of dental and orthopaedic implants. Bioceramics and biocomposites appear to be the most dynamic area of materials development for both tissue engineering and implantable medical devices. Almost all medical specialties will continue to benefit from these developments, but especially dentistry and orthopaedics. In this Handbook, leading researchers describe the use of bionanomaterials to create new functionalities when interfaced with biological molecules or structures. Also described are technologies for bioceramics and biocomposites processing in order to fabricate medical devices for clinical use. Another important section of the book is dedicated to tissue regeneration with development of new matrices. A targeted or personalized treatment device reduces drug consumption and treatment expenses, resulting in benefits to the patient and cost reductions for public health systems. This authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art in the development and use of bioceramics and biocomposites can also serve as the basis of instructional course lectures for audiences ranging from advanced undergraduate students to post-graduates in materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering.

Skin Stress Response Pathways - Environmental Factors and Molecular Opportunities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Georg T. Wondrak Skin Stress Response Pathways - Environmental Factors and Molecular Opportunities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Georg T. Wondrak
R4,809 R4,328 Discovery Miles 43 280 Save R481 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It is now established that the interplay between environmental exposure and molecular stress response pathways plays a critical role in skin health and disease, and a refined mechanistic understanding of this phenomenon at the molecular level promises to open new avenues for targeted therapeutic strategies that may benefit patients in the near future. Coauthored by recognized international leaders in molecular and clinical biomedical sciences, this novel book provides a comprehensive perspective on environmental exposure-induced skin stress response pathways. Focusing on molecular opportunities targeting skin stress response pathways that are involved in cutaneous barrier function and repair, antimicrobial defense, immune regulation, inflammation, and malignant progression, the book is essential reading for students, basic researchers, and biomedical health care professionals interested in skin health and disease with implications for small molecule therapeutic development.

Viscoelastic Materials (Paperback): Roderic Lakes Viscoelastic Materials (Paperback)
Roderic Lakes
R1,133 Discovery Miles 11 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding viscoelasticity is pertinent to design applications as diverse as earplugs, gaskets, computer disks, satellite stability, medical diagnosis, injury prevention, vibration abatement, tire performance, sports, spacecraft explosions, and music. This book fits a one-semester graduate course on the properties, analysis, and uses of viscoelastic materials. Those familiar with the author s precursor book, Viscoelastic Solids, will see that this book contains many updates and expanded coverage of the materials science, causes of viscoelastic behavior, properties of materials of biological origin, and applications of viscoelastic materials. The theoretical presentation includes both transient and dynamic aspects, with emphasis on linear viscoelasticity to develop physical insight. Methods for the solution of stress analysis problems are developed and illustrated. Experimental methods for characterization of viscoelastic materials are explored in detail. Viscoelastic phenomena are described for a wide variety of materials, including viscoelastic composite materials. Applications of viscoelasticity and viscoelastic materials are illustrated with case studies."

Semiconductor Quantum Dots And Rods For In Vivo Imaging And Cancer Phototherapy (Hardcover): Maoquan Chu Semiconductor Quantum Dots And Rods For In Vivo Imaging And Cancer Phototherapy (Hardcover)
Maoquan Chu
R1,905 Discovery Miles 19 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cancer is fast becoming one of the main causes of death worldwide. Unfortunately many cases are diagnosed at an advanced incurable stage, and these lives are usually lost. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important for increasing disease curability. In recent years, novel techniques for cancer diagnosis and therapy have been developed, and nanobiomedicine appears to show the most promising results.The application of nanotechnology to biology and medicine in cancer diagnosis is termed nanobiomedicine. Nanoparticles 1-100 nm in size usually have unique physical and/or chemical properties, and this has attracted great attention in the cancer research. Preparation and biomedical applications of the nanoparticles are key components in nanobiomedicine. Semiconductor nanocrystals, including quantum dots (QDs) and quantum rods (QRs), have been extensively investigated for drug delivery, biomedical imaging and tumor target therapy.In Semiconductor Quantum Dots and Rods for In Vivo Imaging and Cancer Phototherapy, the QD and QR optical properties, sentinel lymph node mapping, in vivo tumor target imaging, self-illuminating QDs for in vivo imaging, in vivo cancer photothermal therapy and photodynamic therapy, QD-graphene nanosheet, and QD-magnetic hybrid nanocomposites for bioimaging and cancer therapy are discussed. This book may interest under- and postgraduate students in the field of bioengineering (especially cancer phototherapy) and medical professions alike.

Biomimicked Biomaterials - Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Heung Jae Chun,... Biomimicked Biomaterials - Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Heung Jae Chun, Rui L. Reis, Antonella Motta, Gilson Khang
R4,242 Discovery Miles 42 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is the second of two volumes that together offer a comprehensive account of cutting-edge advances in the development of biomaterials for use within tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In this volume, which is devoted to biomimetic biomaterials, the opening section discusses bone regeneration by means of duck's feet-derived collagen scaffold and the use of decellularized extracellular matrices. The role of various novel biomimetic hydrogels in regenerative medicine is then considered in detail. The third section focuses on the control of stem cell fate by biomimetic biomaterials, covering exosome-integrated biomaterials for bone regeneration, cellular responses to materials for biomedical engineering, and the regulation of stem cell functions by micropatterned structures. Finally, the use of nano-intelligent biocomposites in regenerative medicine is addressed, with discussion of, for example, recent advances in biphasic calcium phosphate bioceramics and blood-contacting polymeric biomaterials. The authors are recognized experts in the interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine and the book will be of value for all with an interest in regenerative medicine based on biomaterials.

Bioactive Glasses - Fundamentals, Technology and Applications (Hardcover): Aldo R. Boccaccini, Delia S Brauer, Leena Hupa Bioactive Glasses - Fundamentals, Technology and Applications (Hardcover)
Aldo R. Boccaccini, Delia S Brauer, Leena Hupa
R5,171 Discovery Miles 51 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The global ageing society has significantly increased the need for implant materials, which not only replace damaged or lost tissue but are also able to regenerate it. The field of bioactive glasses has been expanding continuously over recent years as they have been shown to bond with hard and soft tissue, release therapeutically active ions, and be capable of enhancing bone formation and regeneration. In addition, they are successfully being used to re-mineralise teeth, thereby making bioactive glasses highly attractive materials in both dentistry and medicine. Understanding the multidisciplinary requirements set by the human body's environment and the special characteristics of the different families of bioactive glasses is a key in developing new compositions to novel clinical applications. Bioactive Glasses aims to bridge the different scientific communities associated with the field of bioactive glasses with focus on the materials science point of view. Emerging applications covered include soft tissue regeneration, wound healing, vascularisation, cancer treatment and drug delivery devices. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest applications of bioactive glasses for material scientists.

Handbook of Optical Biomedical Diagnostics, Volume 1: Light-Tissue Interaction (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Valery V Tuchin Handbook of Optical Biomedical Diagnostics, Volume 1: Light-Tissue Interaction (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Valery V Tuchin
R3,254 R2,909 Discovery Miles 29 090 Save R345 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the publication of the first edition of the Handbook in 2002, optical methods for biomedical diagnostics have developed in many well-established directions, and new trends have also appeared. To encompass all current methods, the text has been updated and expanded into two volumes. Volume 1: Light - Tissue Interaction features eleven chapters, five of which focus on the fundamental physics of light propagation in turbid media such as biological tissues. The six following chapters introduce near-infrared techniques for the optical study of tissues and provide a snapshot of current applications and developments in this dynamic and exciting field. Topics include the scattering of light in disperse systems, the optics of blood, tissue phantoms, a comparison between time-resolved and continuous-wave methods, and optoacoustics.

Bioengineering In Wound Healing: A Systems Approach (Hardcover): Martin L. Yarmush, Alexander Golberg Bioengineering In Wound Healing: A Systems Approach (Hardcover)
Martin L. Yarmush, Alexander Golberg
R3,400 Discovery Miles 34 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is a wound, how does it heal, and how can we prevent scarring? The concept of wound healing has puzzled humans even before the advent of modern medicine.In recent years, bioengineering has tackled the problems of cancer, tissue engineering and molecular manufacturing. The broad spectrum of technologies developed in these fields could potentially transform the wound care practice. However, entering the world of wound healing research is challenging - a broad spectrum of knowledge is required to understand wounds and improve healing.This book provides an essential introduction of the field of wound healing to bioengineers and scientists outside the field of medicine. Written by leading researchers from various fields, this book is a comprehensive primer that gives readers a holistic understanding of the field of wound biology, diagnostics and treatment technologies.

Neuroprosthetics: Theory And Practice (Hardcover, Second Edition): Kenneth W. Horch, Daryl R. Kipke Neuroprosthetics: Theory And Practice (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Kenneth W. Horch, Daryl R. Kipke
R7,982 Discovery Miles 79 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is an updated and abridged edition of the original volume published in 2004. Like its predecessor it is targeted for students of bioengineering, biomedical engineering, applied physiology, biological cybernetics and related fields; for engineers and scientists who have an interest in neuroprosthetics; and for medical practitioners using products of that field.The practice of neuroprosthetics requires a fundamental understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, mathematical neurobiology, material science, electrochemistry, and electrophysiology. The text assumes some familiarity with basic anatomy, physiology, calculus, electrophysiology and bioinstrumentation, which typically are covered in undergraduate and first year graduate bioengineering curricula. These areas are also reviewed here, with the aim of consolidating principles fundamental to understanding the field. With that as background, the book then presents an overview of the field with detailed emphasis in selected areas of neural interfaces and neuroprostheses. The covered topics provide readers with sufficient information to understand the theory, rationale, design, and functioning of neuroprosthetic devices currently in clinical use and under development.The current volume is shorter than its predecessor. This has been achieved by reducing some of the repetition present in certain chapters of the earlier edition and eliminating a few chapters whose topics are now well covered in review literature readily available on the internet and elsewhere. Two chapters have been retained in their original versions to provide important background material, but the remaining chapters have either been revised by their original authors or replaced by new versions written by different authors. In addition new topics have been added to the section on existing systems.

Hemoperfusion, Plasmaperfusion And Other Clinical Uses Of General, Biospecific, Immuno And Leucocyte Adsorbents (Hardcover):... Hemoperfusion, Plasmaperfusion And Other Clinical Uses Of General, Biospecific, Immuno And Leucocyte Adsorbents (Hardcover)
Thomas Ming Swi Chang, Yoshihiro Endo, Volodymyr G Nikolaev, Tohru Tani, Yao-Ting Yu, …
R4,853 Discovery Miles 48 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by 30 worldwide leading scientists, experts and medical doctors, this comprehensive book provides a broad, multi-disciplinary overview on hemoperfusion. The research of the subject was started by TMS Chang - the pioneer and inventor of microcapsules who is well known as the 'the Father of Microcapsules.' The book presents the numerous recent developments in this field. A series of tailor-made, toxin removing and cell separating adsorbents or microcapsules with unique properties have been designed, prepared and produced for use in the treatment of diseases such as autoimmune disease, drug over-dose, acute inflammation, etc., in which ordinary medical treatments shows little or no efficacy. Various modalities of hemoperfusion treatments and results are described to provide readers with up-to-date information on the highly interdisciplinary field of hemoperfusion.

Computational Chemotaxis Models For Neurodegenerative Disease (Hardcover): William E. Schiesser Computational Chemotaxis Models For Neurodegenerative Disease (Hardcover)
William E. Schiesser
R2,009 Discovery Miles 20 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The mathematical model presented in this book, based on partial differential equations (PDEs) describing attractant-repellent chemotaxis, is offered for a quantitative analysis of neurodegenerative disease (ND), e.g., Alzheimer's disease (AD). The model is a representation of basic phenomena (mechanisms) for diffusive transport and biochemical kinetics that provides the spatiotemporal distribution of components which could explain the evolution of ND, and is offered with the intended purpose of providing a small step toward the understanding, and possible treatment of ND.The format and emphasis of the presentation is based on the following elements:In other words, a methodology for numerical PDE modeling is presented that is flexible, open ended and readily implemented on modest computers. If the reader is interested in an alternate model, it might possibly be implemented by: (1) modifying and/or extending the current model (for example, by adding terms to the PDEs or adding additional PDEs), or (2) using the reported routines as a prototype for the model of interest.These suggestions illustrate an important feature of computer-based modeling, that is, the readily available procedure of numerically experimenting with a model. The current model is offered as only a first step toward the resolution of this urgent medical problem.

Computational Chemotaxis Models For Neurodegenerative Disease (Paperback): William E. Schiesser Computational Chemotaxis Models For Neurodegenerative Disease (Paperback)
William E. Schiesser
R1,214 Discovery Miles 12 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The mathematical model presented in this book, based on partial differential equations (PDEs) describing attractant-repellent chemotaxis, is offered for a quantitative analysis of neurodegenerative disease (ND), e.g., Alzheimer's disease (AD). The model is a representation of basic phenomena (mechanisms) for diffusive transport and biochemical kinetics that provides the spatiotemporal distribution of components which could explain the evolution of ND, and is offered with the intended purpose of providing a small step toward the understanding, and possible treatment of ND.The format and emphasis of the presentation is based on the following elements:In other words, a methodology for numerical PDE modeling is presented that is flexible, open ended and readily implemented on modest computers. If the reader is interested in an alternate model, it might possibly be implemented by: (1) modifying and/or extending the current model (for example, by adding terms to the PDEs or adding additional PDEs), or (2) using the reported routines as a prototype for the model of interest.These suggestions illustrate an important feature of computer-based modeling, that is, the readily available procedure of numerically experimenting with a model. The current model is offered as only a first step toward the resolution of this urgent medical problem.

Corneal Regeneration - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Mark Ahearne Corneal Regeneration - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Mark Ahearne
R4,253 Discovery Miles 42 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume details different laboratory techniques used to develop regenerative therapies that help treat corneal blindness. Chapters guide readers through methods and protocols on optimal cell culture conditions, gene-editing techniques, multiple types of scaffold for corneal regeneration, how to evaluate the success of these therapies, and cell and material characterization techniques. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Corneal Regeneration: Methods and Protocols aims to be useful for new and experienced laboratory researchers working on different aspects of corneal regeneration.

Models, Molecules and Mechanisms in Biogerontology - Cellular Processes, Metabolism and Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020):... Models, Molecules and Mechanisms in Biogerontology - Cellular Processes, Metabolism and Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Pramod C Rath
R3,906 Discovery Miles 39 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book deals with basic cellular and molecular mechanisms associated with aging. It comprehensively describes the important genetic, epigenetic, biochemical and metabolic regulations during aging, as well as some important age-related diseases.The book is divided into four major sections for easy understanding. It takes the readers through the various aspects of aging in a story-like manner. Certain interventions for healthy aging such as dietary restriction, regular exercise and maintaining a balanced and peaceful life-style are also suggested by the experts. The book would be a companion for both beginners, as well as established researchers in the field. It would be useful for science education, research, clinical approach and policy making.

Hairy Root Cultures Based Applications - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Vikas Srivastava, Shakti Mehrotra,... Hairy Root Cultures Based Applications - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Vikas Srivastava, Shakti Mehrotra, Sonal Mishra
R3,820 Discovery Miles 38 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book discusses the various methods and protocols available in hairy root culture-based research. The utilization of Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation and establishment of hairy root cultures has paved the way for large-scale secondary metabolite production in medicinal plants. Presenting recent research and offering insights from eminent research groups, the book covers a range of topics related to hairy root-based applications, including (i) establishment of hairy roots and native production of SM (ii) yield enhancement strategies for increased SM production, like elicitation (iii) hairy roots as a tool for value-added applications such as plant-microbe interaction, characterization of plant genes and root biology studies. As such it is an informative guide and experimental manual for researchers in diverse fields of plant biology.

Microbial Diversity, Interventions and Scope (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Shiwani Guleria Sharma, Neeta Raj Sharma, Mohit Sharma Microbial Diversity, Interventions and Scope (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Shiwani Guleria Sharma, Neeta Raj Sharma, Mohit Sharma
R5,923 Discovery Miles 59 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on the application of microbes in all fields of biology. There is an urgent need to understand and explore new microbes, their biological activities, genetic makeup and further opportunities for utilizing them. The book is divided into sections, highlighting the application of microbes in agriculture, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, bioremediation, industry, medicine and forensic sciences, and describing potential future advances in these fields. It also explores the potential role of microbes in space and how they might support life on a different planet.

Myocardial Tissue Engineering (Hardcover): Tatsuya Shimizu, Katsuhisa Matsuura Myocardial Tissue Engineering (Hardcover)
Tatsuya Shimizu, Katsuhisa Matsuura
R2,923 Discovery Miles 29 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Regenerative therapy has rapidly developed as one of the most promising treatments for patients suffering from severe heart failure. Autologous bone marrow-derived cells and cardiac stem cells have been clinically applied for cell injection therapy for heart failure. As a next-generation therapy, tissue-engineered myocardial-patch transplantation has also been started clinically. As further advanced therapy, several researchers have started to fabricate three-dimensional beating myocardial tissues. One of the main problems in myocardial tissue engineering is neovascularization within the tissues during scale-up. Several innovative technologies have been developed to overcome the vascularization problem. This book broadly summarizes myocardial tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, which consists of myocardial cell sources, cell therapy for damaged hearts, and tissue engineering technologies for fabricating beating hearts. With respect to myocardial cell source, it focuses on cardiac cells differentiated from embryonic stem and induced pluripotent stem cells. It describes the remarkable results obtained in the past and the present to control neovascularization and presents the future challenges in myocardial tissue engineering research.

Nanobioceramics For Healthcare Applications (Hardcover): Eng San Thian, Jie Huang, Mamoru Aizawa Nanobioceramics For Healthcare Applications (Hardcover)
Eng San Thian, Jie Huang, Mamoru Aizawa
R2,831 Discovery Miles 28 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a comprehensive coverage on nanobioceramics and their potential applications in healthcare. Ground-breaking new discoveries in bioceramics and their properties have meant an increasing interest in the development of how this can be related to nanobiomaterials, and in treating various conditions from osteoporosis to surgical dentistry. Research has also been driven by ageing global populations, where better restorative and reparative treatments are needed. As a consequence of this change in demographics, the research of nanobioceramics for application in healthcare is a field that is advancing at a considerable pace.Individual chapters give the reader an in-depth coverage on the synthesis and characterization of various nanobioceramics including silica, calcium phosphates, bioglass, and glass-ceramics. Through reviewing and analysing current literature, this book provides a rich source of valuable information on nanobioceramics for any professionals and students in materials science and engineering. It is also aimed at medical professionals searching for state-of-the-art techniques and treatments available and made possible through this particular field of innovation.

Further Understanding Of The Human Machine: The Road To Bioengineering (Hardcover): Max E. Valentinuzzi Further Understanding Of The Human Machine: The Road To Bioengineering (Hardcover)
Max E. Valentinuzzi
R3,050 Discovery Miles 30 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is bioengineering all about? How will it impact the future? Can it find the cure for diabetes and other chronic diseases? A long-awaited continuation of the 2004 book, Understanding the Human Machine: A Primer for Bioengineering, this volume intends to address these questions and more.Written together with 18 scientists active in the field, Max E. Valentinuzzi brings his decades of teaching bioengineering and physiology at the undergraduate and graduate levels to readers, giving a profound, and sometimes philosophical, insight into the realm of bioengineering.

Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel Matrices - Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications (Hardcover): Mohammad Jawaid, Mohammad... Nanocellulose and Nanohydrogel Matrices - Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications (Hardcover)
Mohammad Jawaid, Mohammad Faruq
R3,509 R3,094 Discovery Miles 30 940 Save R415 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This first book on nanocellulose and nanohydrogels for biomedical applications is unique in discussing recent advancements in the field, resulting in a comprehensive, well-structured overview of nanocellulose and nanohydrogel materials based nanocomposites. The book covers different types of nanocellulose materials and their recent developments in the drug delivery and nanomedicine sector, along with synthesis, characterization, as well as applications in the biotechnological and biomedical fields. The book also covers the current status and future perspectives of bacterial cellulose and polyester hydrogel matrices, their preparation, characterization, and tissue engineering applications of water soluble hydrogel matrices obtained from biodegradable sources. In addition, the chitosan-based hydrogel and nanogel matrices, their involvement in the current biofabrication technologies, and influencing factors towards the biomedical sector of biosensors, biopharmaceuticals, tissue engineering appliances, implant materials, diagnostic probes and surgical aids are very well documented. Further, the history of cellulose-based and conducting polymer-based nanohydrogels, their classification, synthesis methods and applicability to different sectors, the challenges associated with their use, recent advances on the inhibitors of apoptosis proteins are also included. The recent developments and applications in the drug delivery sector gives an overview of facts about the nanofibrillated cellulose and copoly(amino acid) hydrogel matrices in the biotechnology and biomedicine field. This book serves as an essential reference for researchers and academics in chemistry, pharmacy, microbiology, materials science and biomedical engineering.

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