Nanoscale Technology in Biological Systems

Ralph Greco Stanford University
Friedrich (Fritz) B. Prinz Stanford University
R. Lane Smith Stanford University
Nanoscale Technology in Biological Systems
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12/20/2004 CRC
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Nanobiotechnology 9780849319402
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As science continues to explore the power and potential of nanotechnology, the field of biology presents some of the most exciting avenues for applications. Nanoscale Technology in Biological Systems reviews recent accomplishments in the field of nanotechnology and introduces their application to human biology. The book focuses on the application of nanofabrication to biomedical devices, evaluates new physical methods for cell isolation and manipulation, and discusses intracellular communication at the molecular level. It also explores the application of nanobiology to cardiovascular disease, oncology, transplantation, and a range of related disciplines.

Presenting the latest information on the promising collaboration between nanotechnology and biology, this book provides an understanding of the principles underlying the application of nanotechnology to basic science research, applied research, and clinical practice. It is an invaluable reference for a diverse range of research in cell biology, biochemistry, materials science, bioengineering, and biotechnology.

Table of Contents

  • Biomaterials : Historical Overview and Current Directions. The Host Response to Implantable Devices. Nanobiotechnology. Next Generation Sensors for Measuring Ionic Flux in Live Cells. Synthesis in Cell Structures. Cellular Mechanotransduction. Nanoarchitectures, Nanocomputing, Nanotechnologies and the DNA Structure. Single-Molecule Optical Trap Studies and the Myosin Family of Motors. Biomineralization: Physiochemical and Biological Processes in Nanotechnology. Polyelectrolyte Behavior in DNA: Self-Assembling Toroidal Nanoparticles. Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems in Medicine and Surgery. Imaging Molecular and Cellular Processes in the Living Body. Tissue Engineering and Artificial Cells. Artificial Organs and Stem Cell Biology. Microbial Biofilms. Nanobiology in Cardiology and Cardiac Syrgery. Translating Nanotechnology to Vascular Disease.
  • Nanotechnology and Cancer. Nanotechnology in Organ Transplantation. Crossing the Chasm: Adoption of New Medical Device Nanotechnology. The Road to Infinitesimal.

Contributors

Contributor Fasching, Rainer, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA Contributor Morf, Martin, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA Contributor Busque, Stephan, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA Contributor Krummel, Thomas, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA Contributor Norton, Jeffrey, UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA Contributor Spormann, Alfred, Stanford University, California, USA Contributor Spudich, James A., Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA Contributor Tang, Mary, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA Contributor Robbins, Robert C., Stanford University, California, USA Contributor Jacobs, Christopher, Stanford University, California, USA Contributor Woo, Russell K., Stanford University Contributor Kuo, Michael, University of California - San Diego Contributor Constantz, Brent R., Stanford University Contributor Jenkins, Donald D., Stanford University Contributor Barbu, Stephane, Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, California, USA Contributor Wagner, Peter, Zyomyx Inc., Hayward, California, USA Contributor Contag, Christopher H., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Contributor Roozrokh, Hootan, Stanford University Contributor You, Lidan, Stanford University, California, USA Contributor Sarwal, Minnie, Stanford University Contributor Barbu, Anne-Elise, Contributor Hammerick, Kyle, Stanford University Contributor Ryu, WonHyoung, Stanford University Contributor Baii, Seoung-Jai, Stanford University Contributor Waugh, Jacob, Stanford University Contributor Wang, David S., Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Contributor Elkins, Chris, Stanford University Contributor Altman, David, Stanford University Contributor Tao, Ye, Stanford University Contributor Gertner, Michael, University of California - San Francisco Contributor Kofidis, Theodore, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany Contributor Entcheva, Plamena, Stanford University, California Contributor Saville, Renee, Stanford University, California Contributor Shukla, Soni, Stanford University, California Contributor Thormann, Kai, Stanford University, Californiia Editor 1 Greco, Ralph S., Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA Editor 2 Prinz, Fritz B., Stanford University, California, USA Editor 3 Smith, R. Lane, Stanford University, California, USA
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  • - Sets the framework for the development of nanoscale fabrication of biomedical devices
  • - Discusses several classes of implantable devices to replace or sustain many parts of the body
  • - Describes the development of bioMEMS, biochips, and bioanalytical devices, as well as the genesis of molecular motors