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Characterization of Biomaterials

Characterization of Biomaterials

By: M Jaffe; W. Hammond; P Tolias; T Arinzeh

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2012

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Biomaterials and medical devices must be rigorously tested in the laboratory before they can be implanted. Testing requires the right analytical techniques. Characterization of biomaterials reviews the latest methods for analyzing the structure, properties and behaviour of biomaterials. Beginning with an introduction to microscopy techniques for analyzing the phase nature and morphology of biomaterials, Characterization of biomaterials goes on to discuss scattering techniques for structural analysis, quantitative assays for measuring cell adhesion, motility and differentiation, and the...

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Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2014

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Explore and analyze the solutions of mathematical models from diverse disciplines As biology increasingly depends on data, algorithms, and models, it has become necessary to use a computing language, such as the user-friendly MATLAB, to focus more on building and analyzing models as opposed to configuring tedious calculations. Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB provides an introduction to model creation using MATLAB, followed by the translation, analysis, interpretation, and observation of the models. With an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that embeds...

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Electrochemical DNA Biosensors

Electrochemical DNA Biosensors

By: Mehmet Ozsoz

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 23-APR-2012

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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This book focuses on the basic electrochemical applications of DNA in various areas, from basic principles to the most recent discoveries. The book comprises theoretical and experimental analysis of various properties of nucleic acids, research methods, and some promising applications. The topics discussed in the book include electrochemical detection of DNA hybridization based on latex/gold nanoparticle and nanotubes; nanomaterial-based electrochemical DNA detection; electrochemical detection of microorganism-based DNA biosensors; gold nanoparticle-based electrochemical DNA biosensors;...

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Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology

Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology

By: Raina Robeva; Terrell Hodge

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

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Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology offers a quantitative framework for analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. The book presents important mathematical concepts, methods and tools in the context of essential questions raised in modern biology. Designed around the principles of project-based learning and problem-solving, the book considers biological topics such as neuronal networks, plant population growth, metabolic pathways, and phylogenetic tree reconstruction. The mathematical modeling tools brought to bear on these...

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Molecular Communication

Molecular Communication

By: Tadashi Nakano; Andrew W. Eckford; Tokuko Haraguchi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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This comprehensive guide, by pioneers in the field, brings together, for the first time, everything a new researcher, graduate student or industry practitioner needs to get started in molecular communication. Written with accessibility in mind, it requires little background knowledge, and provides a detailed introduction to the relevant aspects of biology and information theory, as well as coverage of practical systems. The authors start by describing biological nanomachines, the basics of biological molecular communication and the microorganisms that use it. They then proceed to...

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Biophysics For Dummies

Biophysics For Dummies

By: Ken Vos

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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The fun, easy way to get up to speed on biophysics concepts, principles, and practices One of the most diverse of modern scientific disciplines, biophysics applies methods and technologies from physics to the study of biological systems and phenomena, from the human nervous system to soil erosion to global warming. What are the best options for satisfying the world's growing energy demands? How can we feed the world's growing population? How can we contain, or reverse, global warming? How can we vouchsafe a plentiful supply of potable water for future generations? These are among the...

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Chronobioengineering

Chronobioengineering

By: Donald McEachron

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2012

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This book represents the first in a two-volume set on biological rhythms. This volume focuses on supporting the claim that biological rhythms are universal and essential characteristics of living organisms, critical for proper functioning of any living system. The author begins by examining the potential reasons for the evolution of biological rhythms: (1) the need for complex, goal-oriented devices to control the timing of their activities; (2) the inherent tendency of feedback control systems to oscillate; and (3) the existence of stable and powerful geophysical cycles to which all...

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Feedback Control in Systems Biology

Feedback Control in Systems Biology

By: Carlo Cosentino; Declan Bates

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-OCT-2011

Insert Date: 27-AUG-2013

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Filling the need for a text on control theory for systems biologists, this self-contained, easy-to-follow book explains how feedback control concepts can be applied to systems biology. Each chapter introduces key topics and case studies that explore applications in cellular and molecular biology. The authors cover tools and techniques for the analysis of linear and nonlinear systems, negative and positive feedback, robustness analysis methods, techniques for the reverse-engineering of biological interaction networks, and the analysis of stochastic biological control systems. A valuable...

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Introduction to Biological Networks

Introduction to Biological Networks

By: Alpan Raval; Animesh Ray

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 24-APR-2013

Insert Date: 25-AUG-2013

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With many examples throughout and clear explanations of key concepts, this book focuses on the concept of molecular and genetic interaction networks as a paradigm for interpreting the complexity of molecular biology at a genomic scale. The authors describe the experimental methods used to discover and test networks of interaction among biological molecules. They also present computational methods for predicting the interaction networks, discuss general mechanisms of network formation and evolution, and explore the application of network approaches to important problems in biology and...

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Genome Refactoring

Genome Refactoring

By: Natalie Kuldell; Neal Lerner

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-MAY-2009

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The science of biology celebrates the discovery and understanding of biological systems that already exist in nature. In parallel, the engineering of biology must learn how to make use of our understanding of the natural world to design and build new useful biological systems. "Synthetic biology" represents one example of recent work to engineer biological systems. This emerging field aims to replace the ad hoc process of assembling biological systems by primarily developing tools to assemble reliable-but-complex living organisms from standard components that can later be reused in new...

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Materiomics

Materiomics

By: Jan de Boer; Clemens A. van Blitterswijk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2013

Insert Date: 04-JUN-2013

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This complete, yet concise, guide introduces you to the rapidly developing field of high throughput screening of biomaterials: materiomics. Bringing together the key concepts and methodologies used to determine biomaterial properties, you will understand the adaptation and application of materomics in areas such as rapid prototyping, lithography and combinatorial chemistry. Each chapter is written by internationally renowned experts, and includes tutorial paragraphs on topics such as biomaterial-banking, imaging, assay development, translational aspects, and informatics. Case studies of...

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Natural Products in Chemical Biology

Natural Products in Chemical Biology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-JUL-2012

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Based on the award winning Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, this book provides a general overview of the unique features of the small molecules referred to as "natural products", explores how this traditionally organic chemistry-based field was transformed by insights from genetics and biochemistry, and highlights some promising future directions. The book begins by introducing natural products from different origins, moves on to presenting and discussing biosynthesis of various classes of natural products, and then looks at natural products as models and the possibilities of using...

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Chemical Biology: Approaches to Drug Discovery and Development to Targeting Disease

Chemical Biology: Approaches to Drug Discovery and Development to Targeting Disease

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 22-JAN-2013

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An authoritative look at the application of chemical biology in drug discovery and development Based on the award-winning Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology published in 2008, this book explores the role of chemical biology in drug discovery and development. The first part of the book reviews key principles and techniques used in the design and evaluation of drug candidates. The second part elucidates biological mechanisms of certain diseases, illuminating approaches to investigate and target these diseases. Comprising carefully selected reprints from the Encyclopedia as well as...

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Essentials of Molecular Biology

Essentials of Molecular Biology

By: Malathi V.

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 21-JAN-2013

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Molecular Biology provides an introduction to the concepts of molecular biology in strict adherence to the UGC curriculum for undergraduate students of biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, botany and zoology offered by all Indian universities. Replete with vivid illustrations, the book probes the recent developments in epigenetics, drug discovery, genomics proteomics, prions and oncology. Exhaustive coverage of the fundamentals of molecular biology as well as comprehensive review questions and multiple-choice questions make this book a perfect text for classroom. ...

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GFP Whole Cell Microbial Biosensors

GFP Whole Cell Microbial Biosensors

By: Frank Delvigne

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 09-JAN-2013

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Two strategies are usually considered for the optimization of microbial bioprocesses. The first one involves genetic or metabolic engineering of the target microbial strains in order to improve its production efficiency or its tolerance to adverse conditions. The second one is based on the chemical engineering improvement of the bioreactors and scaling-up rules. This work is more particularly dedicated to this second class of parameters. Recent developments in bioreactor technologies follow the scaling-out principle, i.e. carrying out several cultures in parallel with controlled conditions...

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Photodynamic Therapy Mediated by Fullerenes and their Derivatives

Photodynamic Therapy Mediated by Fullerenes and their Derivatives

By: Felipe F. Sperandio; Asheesh Gupta; Min Wang; Rakkiyappan Chandran; Magesh Sadasivam; Ying-Ying Huang; Long Y. Chiang

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2012

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The fullerene molecule with its unique structure of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a soccer ball structure is a molecule of great potential for a variety of applications and has drawn attention of lots of physicists, chemists and engineers. Recently, these nanostructures have also been studied for their biological activities with a view towards using them for biomedical applications. One of the possible therapies for which fullerenes may have a real medical application is the light based therapy called photodynamic therapy (PDT), which is a non-surgical, minimally invasive approach that has...

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Algorithms in Computational Molecular Biology: Techniques, Approaches and Applications

Algorithms in Computational Molecular Biology: Techniques, Approaches and Applications

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 02-FEB-2011

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This book represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of information on the topic of computational molecular biology. Bringing the most recent research into the forefront of discussion, Algorithms in Computational Molecular Biology studies the most important and useful algorithms currently being used in the field, and provides related problems. It also succeeds where other titles have failed, in offering a wide range of information from the introductory fundamentals right up to the latest, most advanced levels of study. ...

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Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves

By: George Church; Ed Regis

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

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Imagine a future in which human beings have become immune to all viruses, in which bacteria can custom-produce everyday items, like a drinking cup, or generate enough electricity to end oil dependency. Building a house would entail no more work than planting a seed in the ground. These scenarios may seem far-fetched, but pioneering geneticist George Church and science writer Ed Regis show that synthetic biology is bringing us ever closer to making such visions a reality.   In  Regenesis , Church and Regis explorethe possibilities—and perils—of the emerging field of synthetic...

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Elements of Computational Systems Biology

Elements of Computational Systems Biology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 08-FEB-2010

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Groundbreaking, long-ranging research in this emergent field that enables solutions to complex biological problems Computational systems biology is an emerging discipline that is evolving quickly due to recent advances in biology such as genome sequencing, high-throughput technologies, and the recent development of sophisticated computational methodologies. Elements of Computational Systems Biology is a comprehensive reference covering the computational frameworks and techniques needed to help research scientists and professionals in computer science, biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical...

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Genomics and Bioethics

Genomics and Bioethics

By: Soraj Hongladarom

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 17-JUL-2012

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Today's world is one in which science and technology play an essential role in almost every aspect of life. Almost all of the changes that are taking place are due to advances in science and technology, as can be seen in the emergence of the Internet, which has enabled information to explode exponentially in the past few years, and biotechnology, which has made such scenarios as human cloning and genetic manipulation of organisms an everyday reality.Genomics and Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Technologies and Advancements contributes to the existing gap in interdisciplinary...