Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications

Tuan Vo-Dinh Duke University
Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications
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1/24/2007 CRC
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Nanomedicine 9780849329494
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The combination of biology and nanotechnology has led to a new generation of nanodevices that make it possible to characterize the chemical, mechanical, and other molecular properties, as well as discover novel phenomena and biological processes occurring at the molecular level. These advances provide science with a wide range of tools for biomedical applications in therapeutic, diagnostic, and preventive medicine.

Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications integrates interdisciplinary research and recent advances in instrumentation and methods for applying nanotechnology to various areas in biology and medicine. Pioneers in the field describe the design and use of nanobiosensors with various analytical techniques for the detection and monitoring of specific biomolecules, including cancer cells. The text focuses on the design of novel bio-inspired materials, particularly for tissue engineering applications. Each chapter provides introductory material including a description of methods, protocols, instrumentation, and applications, as well as a collection of published data with an extensive list of references.

An authoritative reference written for a broad audience, Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications provides a comprehensive forum that integrates interdisciplinary research to present the most recent advances in protocols, methods, instrumentation, and applications of nanotechnology in biology and medicine.

Table of Contents

Bionanomaterials and Nanostructures. Nanodevices, Toolkits, and Instrumentation. Nanobiology Applications. Nanomedicine Applications.

Contributors

Contributor Van Duyne, Richard P., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Contributor Noid, Don W., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA Contributor Sumpter, Bobby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennesee, USA Contributor Kapoor, Vikram J., The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA Contributor Swihart, Mark T., SUNY - University at Buffalo, New York, USA Contributor Vercoutere, Wenonah, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Contributor Tiefenauer, Louis, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland Contributor Haes, Amanda J., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Contributor Schelm, Stefan, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Contributor Pal, Tarasankar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India Contributor Liu, Gang-yu, University of California, Davis, USA Contributor Meyhofer, Edgar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Contributor Baker, Jr., James R., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA Contributor Merkoci, Arben, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain Contributor Stuart, Doublas A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Contributor Kelley, Shana, Boston College, Chestnut Hill Massachusetts, USA Contributor De Jonge, Niels, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, California, USA Contributor Sheyn, Dima, Hebrew Univ of Jerusalem, Israel Contributor Kasili, Paul M., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA Contributor Lin, Tianwei, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA Contributor Lomonossoff, George P., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA Contributor Johnson, John E., The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA Contributor Gooding, J. Justin, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Contributor Svenson, Sonke, Dendritic NanoTechnologies Inc., Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U Contributor Tomalia, Donald A., Dendritic NanoTechnologies Inc., Mount Pleasant, Michigan, U Contributor Lee, Woo-Kyung, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Contributor Johannes, Matthew S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Contributor Clark, Ronald L., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Contributor Zauscher, Stefan, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Contributor Chilkoti, Ashutosh, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Contributor Chow, Dominic C., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA Contributor Glazebrook, James F., Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, USA Contributor Georgiev, Danko Dimchev, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan Contributor Baker, Lane A., Indiana University, Bloomington, USA Editor 1 Vo-Dinh, Tuan, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
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  • - Describes nanosensors that track the biochemical processes and reveal the sub-microscopic structures of living cells
  • - Covers methods and applications for various nanostructures including nanotubes, quantum dots, nanoshells, and nanowires
  • - Discusses self-assembly, biomanufacturing, and other methods and considerations for designing nanomaterials
  • - Explains the various sensing modalities and analytical techniques employed for unprecedented bioanalysis at the cellular level
  • - Explores nanocarriers as a drug delivery tool to specific targeted antigens
  • - Considers the application of nanotechnologies for stem cell research, gene diagnostics, tissue engineering, and other biomedical uses