Tissue Engineering Strategies for Organ Regeneration
by Naznin Sultana
Tissue Engineering Strategies for Organ Regeneration addresses the existing and future trends of tissue engineering approaches for organ/tissue regeneration or repair. This book provides a comprehensive summary of the recent improvement of biomaterials used in scaffold-based tissue engineering, and the tools and different protocols needed to design tissues and organs. The chapters in this book provide the in-depth principles for many of the supporting and enabling technologies including the applications of BioMEMS devices in tissue engineering, and the combination of organoid formation and three dimensional (3D) bioprinting. The book also highlights the advances and strategies for regeneration of three-dimensional microtissues in microcapsules, tissue reconstruction techniques, and injectable composite scaffolds for bone tissue repair and augmentation. Key Features:
- Addresses the current obstacles to tissue engineering applications
- Provides the latest improvements in the field of integrated biomaterials and fabrication techniques for scaffold-based tissue engineering
- Shows the influence of microenvironment towards cell-biomaterials interactions
- Highlights significant and recent improvements of tissue engineering applications for the artificial organ and tissue generation
- Describes the applications of microelectronic devices in tissue engineering
- Describes different current bioprinting technologies
Lange Biochemistry and Genetics Flashhcards 3th Edition
by Suzanne Baron
Two hundred case-based flash cards provide a fun, fast way for students to review the essentials of biochemistry and genetics Biochemistry and Genetics Flash Cards, Third Edition feature a clinical vignette on one side, with key disease facts such as etiology, pathology/pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment on the flip side of the card. They offer a concise, yet complete review of the subject and are valuable for the biochemistry and genetics shelf exam as well as the USMLE Step 1. The author has carefully selected the most board-relevant content, with a strong focus on the clinical aspects of the subject. • Introduction cards appear at the beginning of each section to refresh knowledge of basic principles • Important disease facts are highlighted for rapid review • Perfect for disease comparisons
An Introduction to Genetic Engineering
Desmond S. T. Nicholl
In this third edition of his popular undergraduate-level textbook, Des Nicholl recognises that a sound grasp of basic principles is vital in any introduction to genetic engineering. Therefore, the book retains its focus on the fundamental principles used in gene manipulation. It is divided into three sections: Part I provides an introduction to the relevant basic molecular biology; Part II, the methods used to manipulate genes; and Part III, applications of the technology. There is a new chapter devoted to the emerging importance of bioinformatics as a distinct discipline. Other additional features include text boxes, which highlight important aspects of topics discussed, and chapter summaries, which include aims and learning outcomes. These, along with key word listings, concept maps and a glossary, will enable students to tailor their study to suit their own learning styles and ultimately gain a firm grasp of a subject that students traditionally find difficult.
Multiphysics Modeling with Application to Biomedical Engineering
by Z. Yang
The aim of this book is to introduce the simulation of various physical fields and their applications for biomedical engineering, which will provide a base for researchers in the biomedical field to conduct further investigation. The entire book is classified into three levels. It starts with the first level, which presents the single physical fields including structural analysis, fluid simulation, thermal analysis, and acoustic modeling. Then, the second level consists of various couplings between two physical fields covering structural thermal coupling, porous media, fluid structural interaction (FSI), and acoustic FSI. The third level focuses on multi-coupling that coupling with more than two physical fields in the model. Each part in all levels is organized as the physical feature, finite element implementation, modeling procedure in ANSYS, and the specific applications for biomedical engineering like the FSI study of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), acoustic wave transmission in the ear, and heat generation of the breast tumor. The book should help for the researchers and graduate students conduct numerical simulation of various biomedical coupling problems. It should also provide all readers with a better understanding of various couplings.
DNA Recombination & Repair
by Paul J. Smith
The processes of DNA recombination and repair are vital to cell integrity -- an error can lead to a disease such as cancer. These processes are therefore expanding areas of research and are now being taught in many undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Filling a need for timely and accurate information on the subject, this book studies the cellular processes involved in DNA recombination and repair by highlighting a selection of issues currently at the forefront of understanding. Chapters address genome integrity as it is important to health, and the authors include the relevance of DNA repair and recombination to ill health and cancer in particular. As well, molecular pathways of apoptosis induction are clearly referenced whenever necessary. DNA Recombination and Repair will undoubtedly benefit advanced students and professionals and will likely interest anyone intrigued by the processes of DNA.
Concepts of Genetics 10th Edition
by William S. Klug
Concepts of Genetics is known for its focus on teaching core concepts and problem solving. This best-selling text has been extensively updated, with coverage on emerging topics in genetics, and problem-solving support has been enhanced.
Aging of the Genome: the dual role of DNA in life and death
Aging has long since been ascribed to the gradual accumulation of DNA mutations in the genome of somatic cells. However, it is only recently that the necessary sophisticated technology has been developed to begin testing this theory and its consequences. Vijg critically reviews the concept of genomic instability as a possible universal cause of aging in the context of a new, holistic understanding of genome functioning in complex organisms resulting from recent advances in functional genomics and systems biology. It provides an up-to-date synthesis of current research, as well as a look ahead to the design of strategies to retard or reverse the deleterious effects of aging. This is particularly important in a time when we are urgently trying to unravel the genetic component of aging-related diseases. Moreover, there is a growing public recognition of the imperative of understanding more about the underlying biology of aging, driven by continuing demographic change.