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Biomedical engineering

See below for a selection of the latest books from Biomedical engineering category. Presented with a red border are the Biomedical engineering books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Biomedical engineering books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Biomaterials for 3D Tumor Modeling

Biomaterials for 3D Tumor Modeling

Author: Subhas Kundu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2020

Biomaterials for 3D Tumor Modeling reviews the fundamentals and most relevant areas of the latest advances of research of 3D cancer models, focusing on biomaterials science, tissue engineering, drug delivery and screening aspects. The book reviews advanced fundamental topics, including the causes of cancer, existing cancer models, angiogenesis and inflammation during cancer progression, and metastasis in 3D biomaterials. Then, the most relevant biomaterials are reviewed, including methods for engineering and fabrication of biomaterials. 3D models for key biological systems and types of cancer are also discussed, including lung, liver, oral, prostate, pancreatic, ovarian, bone and pediatric cancer. This book is suitable for those working in the disciplines of materials science, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, drug delivery and regenerative medicine.

3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery

3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery

3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery: Applications in Healthcare is an advanced book on surgical and enhanced medical applications that can be achieved with 3D printing. It is an essential handbook for medical practitioners, giving access to a range of practical methods, while also focusing on applied knowledge. This comprehensive resource features practical experiments and processes for preparing 3D printable materials. Early chapters cover foundational knowledge and background reading, while later chapters discuss and review the current technologies used to engineer specific tissue types, experiments and methods, medical approaches and the challenges that lie ahead for future research. The book is an indispensable reference guide to the various methods used by current medical practitioners working at the forefront of 3D printing applications in medicine.

Stimuli-Responsive Nanomedicine

Stimuli-Responsive Nanomedicine

Author: Lin Zhu Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2020

The response to the environmental and internal stimuli is one of the basic characteristics of living organisms. Inspired by this natural strategy and fast developing nanotechnology and materials science, currently, stimuli-responsive nanomedicine emerges as an active and important field of nanomedicine. This book offers a fundamental and comprehensive overview of stimuli-responsive nanomedicine, and also compiles and details its recent cutting-edge findings and most impressive achievements in biomedical applications, from a pharmaceutical science perspective, making it the first book in this field. By providing readers a broad and in-depth coverage of endogenous and exogenous stimuli as well as their applicable nanomedicines, this book is valuable for students, researchers, and educators in biomedical sciences or anyone interested in this burgeoning field.

Basic Pediatric Nutrition

Basic Pediatric Nutrition

Author: Madhu Sharma Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2020

Brings together basic facts about nutritional matters into a short textbook. Starting with basic nutrient requirements at different ages and assessment of nutritional status, this book covers numerous important aspects, like diet surveys, functions of different nutrients and result of their deficiencies in a growing child, construction of age appropriate diets and finally how to feed children with different nutritional disorders like anemia, obesity, iron and vitamin A deficiency, chronic diarrhea and food allergies. The therapeutic management of some common childhood problems have been highlighted in a very simple, straightforward and practical approach for all those involved in child care. The book succeeds in keeping a style which is readable and simple. The food items advised for various age groups are culturally acceptable and affordable. The issues regarding breastfeeding and its management add to the value of this compendium.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants: Materials, Coatings, Surface Modifications and Interfaces with Oral Tissues provides readers with information on past and contemporary advances in the design and modification of dental implants to enhance osseointegration and biocompatibility. The book begins with a look at the current status of dental implants, materials and fabrication methods. Chapters then cover surface modification techniques and a variety of inorganic, organic and biological coatings. Final sections cover tissue-implant interfaces. Written by a multidisciplinary team of materials scientists, dental clinicians and implantologists, this book is an essential reference for materials scientists, dental practitioners and researchers and students in academia.

Engineering of Microbial Biosynthetic Pathways

Engineering of Microbial Biosynthetic Pathways

Author: Vijai Singh Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the basic and advanced metabolic engineering technologies used to generate natural metabolites and industrially important biomolecules. Metabolic engineering has the potential to produce large quantities of valuable biomolecules in a renewable and sustainable manner by extending or modifying biosynthetic pathways in a wide range of organisms. It has been successfully used to produce chemicals, drugs, enzymes, amino acids, antibiotics, biofuels, and industrially important pharmaceuticals. The book comprehensively reviews the various metabolites detection, extraction and biosensors and the metabolic engineering of microbial strains for the production of industrially useful enzymes, proteins, organic acids, vitamins and antibiotics, therapeutics, chemicals, and biofuels. It also discusses various genetic engineering and synthetic biology tools for metabolic engineering. In closing, the book discusses ethical, patenting and regulatory issues in the metabolic engineering of microbes. This book is a valuable source not only for beginners in metabolic engineering, but also students, researchers, biotechnology and metabolic engineering based company.

Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine

Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine

Author: Vladimir Torchilin Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2020

In the fast-developing field of nanomedicine, a broad variety of materials have been used for the development of advanced delivery systems for drugs, genes, and diagnostic agents. With the recent breakthroughs in the field, we are witnessing a new age of disease management, which is governed by precise regulation of dosage and delivery. This book presents the advances in the use of lipid-based and inorganic nanomaterials for medical imaging, diagnosis, theranostics, and drug delivery. The materials discussed include liposome-scaffold systems, elastic liposomes, targeted liposomes, solid lipid nanoparticles, lipoproteins, exosomes, porous inorganic nanomaterials, silica nanoparticles, and inorganic nanohybrids. The book provides all available information about them and describes in detail their advantages and disadvantages and the areas where they could be utilized successfully.

Medical Imaging and Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Medical Imaging and Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Author: Ruidan Su Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2020

This book covers virtually all aspects of image formation in medical imaging, including systems based on ionizing radiation (x-rays, gamma rays) and non-ionizing techniques (ultrasound, optical, thermal, magnetic resonance, and magnetic particle imaging) alike. In addition, it discusses the development and application of computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) systems in medical imaging. Given its coverage, the book provides both a forum and valuable resource for researchers involved in image formation, experimental methods, image performance, segmentation, pattern recognition, feature extraction, classifier design, machine learning / deep learning, radiomics, CAD workstation design, human-computer interaction, databases, and performance evaluation.

Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Hum

Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Hum

Author: Tareq Ahram Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

This book addresses emerging issues in usability, interface design, human-computer interaction, user experience and assistive technology. It highlights research aimed at understanding human interactions with products, services and systems and focuses on finding effective approaches for improving the user experience. It also discusses key issues in designing and providing assistive devices and services for individuals with disabilities or impairment, offering them support with mobility, communication, positioning, environmental control and daily living. The book covers modeling as well as innovative design concepts, with a special emphasis on user-centered design, and design for specific populations, particularly the elderly. Further topics include virtual reality, digital environments, gaming, heuristic evaluation and forms of device interface feedback (e.g. visual and haptic). Based on the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the AHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, held on July 16-20, 2020, it provides academics and professionals with an extensive source of information and a timely guide to tools, applications and future challenges in these fields.

Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine

Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine

Author: Vladimir Torchilin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

In the fast-developing field of nanomedicine, a broad variety of materials have been used for the development of advanced delivery systems for drugs, genes, and diagnostic agents. With the recent breakthroughs in the field, we are witnessing a new age of disease management, which is governed by precise regulation of dosage and delivery. This book presents the advances in the use of polymeric nanomaterials for medical imaging, diagnosis, theranostics, and drug delivery. Beginning with the combinatorial approach for polymer design, it discusses star-shaped amphiphilic polymers, self-assembling polymer-drug conjugates, amphiphilic dendrimers, dendrimer nanohybrids, sustainable green polymeric nanoconstructs, chitosan-based nanogels, and multifunctional hybrid nanogels. The book provides all available information about these materials and describes in detail their advantages and disadvantages and the areas where they could be utilized successfully.

Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine

Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine

Author: Vladimir Torchilin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

In the fast-developing field of nanomedicine, a broad variety of materials have been used for the development of advanced delivery systems for drugs, genes, and diagnostic agents. With the recent breakthroughs in the field, we are witnessing a new age of disease management, which is governed by precise regulation of dosage and delivery. This book presents the advances in the use of metal-based and other nanomaterials for medical imaging, diagnosis, theranostics, and drug delivery. It discusses silver, hybrid gold, and surface-modified magnetic nanoparticles, fluorescent quantum dots, lipid bubbles, and nanobubbles. It provides all available information about these materials and describes in detail their advantages and disadvantages and the areas where they could be utilized successfully. The text also covers topics such as improving bioactivity of poorly soluble actives, cellular and molecular toxicology of nanoparticles, and biofate of nanoemulsions.

Physics of Mammographic Imaging

Physics of Mammographic Imaging

Author: Mia K. Markey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Due to the increasing number of digital mammograms and the advent of new kinds of three-dimensional x-ray and other forms of medical imaging, mammography is undergoing a dramatic change. To meet their responsibilities, medical physicists must constantly renew their knowledge of advances in medical imaging or radiation therapy, and must be prepared to function at the intersection of these two fields. Physics of Mammographic Imaging gives an overview on the current role and future potential of new alternatives to mammography in the context of clinical need, complementary approaches, and ongoing research. This book provides comprehensive coverage on the fundamentals of image formation, image interpretation, analysis, and modeling. It discusses the use of mammographic imaging in the detection, diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of breast cancer. Expert authors give a balanced summary of core topics such as digital mammography, contrast-enhanced mammography, stereomammography, breast tomosynthesis, and breast CT. The book highlights the use of mammographic imaging with complementary breast imaging modalities such as ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear medicine techniques. It discusses critical issues such as computer-aided diagnosis, perception, and quality assurance. This is an exciting time in the development of medical imaging, with many new technologies poised to make a substantial impact on breast cancer care. This book will help researchers and students get up to speed on crucial developments and contribute to future advances in the field.