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Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

By: Yoshiki Oshida

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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This new book synthesizes a wide range of interdisciplinary literature to provide the state-of-the art of biomedical implants. It discusses materials and explains the three basic requirements for implant success from a surface engineering perspective: biological compatibility, biomechanical compatibility, morphological compatibility. Biomedical, mechanical, and materials engineers will find this book indispensable for understanding proper treatment of implant surfaces in order to achieve clinical success. Highlights include: • Coverage of surface engineering of polymer, metallic, ceramic and...

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Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics

Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 25-MAR-2014

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An in-depth look at the latest research, methods, and applications in the field of protein bioinformatics This book presents the latest developments in protein bioinformatics, introducing for the first time cutting-edge research results alongside novel algorithmic and AI methods for the analysis of protein data. In one complete, self-contained volume, Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics addresses key challenges facing both computer scientists and biologists, arming readers with tools and techniques for analyzing and interpreting protein data and...

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Brainwashed

Brainwashed

By: Sally Satel; Scott Lilienfeld

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 04-JUN-2013

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What can’t neuroscience tell us about ourselves? Since fMRI—functional magnetic resonance imaging—was introduced in the early 1990s, brain scans have been used to help politicians understand and manipulate voters, determine guilt in court cases, and make sense of everything from musical aptitude to romantic love. But although brain scans and other neurotechnologies have provided groundbreaking insights into the workings of the human brain, the increasingly fashionable idea that they are the most important means of answering the enduring mysteries of psychology is misguided—and...

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Estimation of Cortical Connectivity in Humans: Advanced Signal Processing Techniques

Estimation of Cortical Connectivity in Humans: Advanced Signal Processing Techniques

By: Laura Astolfi; Fabio Babiloni

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2007

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In the last ten years many different brain imaging devices have conveyed a lot of information about the brain functioning in different experimental conditions. In every case, the biomedical engineers, together with mathematicians, physicists and physicians are called to elaborate the signals related to the brain activity in order to extract meaningful and robust information to correlate with the external behavior of the subjects. In such attempt, different signal processing tools used in telecommunications and other field of engineering or even social sciences have been adapted and...

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Introduction to Statistical Methods for Biosurveillance

Introduction to Statistical Methods for Biosurveillance

By: Ronald D. Fricker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 30-JUL-2013

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Bioterrorism is not a new threat, but in an increasingly interconnected world, the potential for catastrophic outcomes is greater today than ever. The medical and public health communities are establishing biosurveillance systems designed to proactively monitor populations for possible disease outbreaks as a first line of defense. The ideal biosurveillance system should identify trends not visible to individual physicians and clinicians in near-real time. Many of these systems use statistical algorithms to look for anomalies and to trigger epidemiologic investigation, quantification,...

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Single-Molecule Cellular Biophysics

Single-Molecule Cellular Biophysics

By: Mark C. Leake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Recent advances in single molecule science have presented a new branch of science: single molecule cellular biophysics, combining classical cell biology with cutting-edge single molecule biophysics. This textbook explains the essential elements of this new discipline, from the state-of-the-art single molecule techniques to real-world applications in unravelling the inner workings of the cell. Every effort has been made to ensure the text can be easily understood by students from both the physical and life sciences. Mathematical derivations are kept to a minimum whilst unnecessary...

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Methods in Molecular Biophysics

Methods in Molecular Biophysics

By: Igor N. Serdyuk; Nathan R. Zaccai; Joseph Zaccai

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 29-MAR-2007

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Our knowledge of biological macromolecules and their interactions is based on the application of physical methods, ranging from classical thermodynamics to recently developed techniques for the detection and manipulation of single molecules. These methods, which include mass spectrometry, hydrodynamics, microscopy, diffraction and crystallography, electron microscopy, molecular dynamics simulations, and nuclear magnetic resonance, are complementary; each has its specific advantages and limitations. Organised by method, this textbook provides descriptions and examples of applications for...

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Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning

Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning

By: Ziad Abu-Faraj

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 29-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 05-JAN-2013

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<p>Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering is one of the most advanced fields in science and technology worldwide. It has spurred advancements in medicine and biology.</p><p>The <b>Handbook of Research on Biomedical Engineering Education and Advanced Bioengineering Learning: Interdisciplinary Concepts </b>explores how healthcare practices have been steered toward emerging frontiers, including, among others, functional medical imaging, regenerative medicine, nanobiomedicine, enzyme engineering, and artificial sensory substitution. From comprehensive descriptions of state-of-the-art...

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Land Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling

Land Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling

By: Yongyut Trisurat; Rajendra Shrestha; Rob Alkemade

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

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How humans use terrestrial land affects the earth and all life forms on it. Biodiversity loss and climate change are consequences of the same inappropriate and careless uses of land that negatively impact ecosystems on a smaller scale.Land Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling: Perspectives and Applications combines state-of-the-art modeling approaches at various scales with case studies from across the world. These examples help natural resource managers, scientists, and decision makers overcome their fear of models. The case studies show how to translate models into results and...

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The New Players in Life Science Innovation: Best Practices in R&D from Around the World

The New Players in Life Science Innovation: Best Practices in R&D from Around the World

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Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2011

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The global center of gravity in life sciences innovation is rapidly shifting to emerging economies. In The New Players in Life Science Innovation, Tomasz Mroczkowski explains how China and other new economic powers are rapidly gaining leadership positions, and thoroughly assesses the implications. Mroczkowski discusses the sophisticated innovation strategies and reforms these nations have implemented: approaches that don't rely on market forces alone, and are achieving remarkable success. Next, he previews the emerging global "bio-economy," in which life science discoveries will be...

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<>Breakthrough bioscience and its implications: 3 extraordinary boks take you to the cutting edge of biology, genetics, evolution, and human health Three remarkable books take you to the cutting edge of biology, genetics, evolution, and human health — explaining the newest science, and revealing its incredible implications! Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today reveals how microbes have shaped our health, genetics, history, culture, politics, religion and ethics… and how they’re shaping our future right now. Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria...

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Investigating the Human Genome: Insights into Human Variation and Disease Susceptibility

Investigating the Human Genome: Insights into Human Variation and Disease Susceptibility

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Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 09-JUN-2011

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Leading medical genetics scholar Moyra Smith reviews current and recent work in genetics and genomics to assess progress in understanding human variation and the pathogenesis of common and rare diseases in which genetics plays a role. Smith provides an exceptional overview of the most important biomedical progress arising from the greatly increased genetic information base generated by gene mapping and the sequencing of the complete Human Genome. This book addresses into a wide spectrum of topics associated with human genetics and genomics, including: Human origins; migrations and...

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This very readable overview of the rise and transformations of medical genetics and of the eugenic impulses that have been inspired by the emerging understanding of the genetic basis of many diseases and disabilities is based on a popular nonmajors course, "Social Implications of Genetics," that Gillham gave for many years at Duke University. The book is suitable for use as a text in similar overview courses about genes and social issues or genes and disease. It gives a good overview of the developments and status of this field for a wide range of biomedical researchers, physicians, and...

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Essential Stem Cell Methods

Essential Stem Cell Methods

By: Dr. Robert Lanza; Dr. Irina Klimanskaya

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 26-DEC-2008

Insert Date: 22-MAY-2010

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This is a fast moving field and these detailed methods will help drive advances in stem cell research. The editors have hand-selected step-by-step methods from researchers with extensive reputations and expertise....

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The key scientific discoveries of the 21st century will emerge from the biosciences. These discoveries will impact our lives in ways we can only now begin to imagine. In this book, two of the field's leading experts help us imagine those impacts. Paul and Joyce A. Schoemaker tour the remarkable field of biosciences as it stands today, and preview the directions and innovations that are most likely to emerge in the coming years. They offer a clear, non-technical overview of crucial current developments that are likely to have enormous impact, and address issues ranging from increased human...