Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Medical Electronics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) is a wide-band-gap semiconductor biocompatible material that has the potential to advance advanced biomedical applications. SiC devices offer higher power densities and lower energy losses, enabling lighter, more compact and higher efficiency products for biocompatible and long-term in vivo applications ranging from heart stent coatings and bone implant scaffolds to neurological implants and sensors.
The main problem facing the medical community today is the lack of biocompatible materials that are also capable of electronic operation. Such devices are currently implemented using silicon technology, which either has to be hermetically sealed so it cannot interact with the body or the material is only stable in vivo for short periods of time.
For long term use (permanent implanted devices such as glucose sensors, brain-machine-interface devices, smart bone and organ implants) a more robust material that the body does not recognize and reject as a foreign (i.e., not organic) material is needed. Silicon Carbide has been proven to be just such a material and will open up a whole new host of fields by allowing the development of advanced biomedical devices never before possible for long-term use in vivo.
This book not only provides the materials and biomedical engineering communities with a seminal reference book on SiC that they can use to further develop the technology, it also provides a technology resource for medical doctors and practitioners who are hungry to identify and implement advanced engineering solutions to their everyday medical problems that currently lack long term, cost effective solutions.
Immunological Techniques Made Easy Edited by Olivier Cochet, Biotechnology and Antibody Laboratory, Jean-Luc Teillaud and Catherine Sautes, INSERM Laboratory of Cellular and Clinical Immunology, Institut Curie, Paris, France. Here, at last, is a clear and concise guide to 100 of the most commonly used immunological techniques that can easily be performed by non-immunologists, and which assumes no prior knowledge of the techniques described. The idea for this book arose from the authors' observations that scientists in many fields of biomedical research needed, at some time or another, to perform an immunological technique applied to their own specific field of research. Existing manuals of immunological techniques are intended primarily for research immunologists and are either too detailed or assume background expertise that the user may not necessarily possess. Each technique is described step-by-step, in an easy-to-follow format, much like a cooking recipe, and is abundantly illustrated to give the user a clear understanding of what is happening at each stage. The book is edited by three experienced immunologists from the Curie Institute in Paris who have brought together an international panel of contributors, all of whom have hands-on expertise of the techniques they describe. Conveniently spiral-bound for easy use at the laboratory bench, the book will be a valuable resource for scientists who want a readily accessible reference to be able to perform immunological techniques successfully and painlessly.
Pharmacology for Technicians Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated with current pharmaceutical and medical content. This new edition also includes expanded coverage of major drugs as well as medication guides vaccinations protocols medication safety probiotics and alternative supplements.
The purpose of this book is to support and improve the image of the 12 Step Program from the medical point of view; as well as to increase the knowledge about this illness. My expectation is that this book will be useful to anyone who has at least 90 days of sobriety -- and is on the right path to rehabilitation -- as well as those who already have several years in the 12 Step Program. I am aware that I'm getting into a topic that for many "old generals" of the 12 Step Program should not be touched by doctors -- almost as if it were a taboo. But as I mentioned at the beginning of this book, it is important that doctors continue to promote and endorse the 12 Step Program. I will describe the illness of addiction from a medical perspective and show how it is present in the Big Book in colloquial language, thus upholding the understanding that those in A.A. are undergoing a real treatment based on clinical practices- The prejudices and misunderstandings around the program can only be dispelled when the fellow members of A.A. and the medical doctors specialized in addiction work in concert. The program is relevant despite changing times -- we just have to keep giving it the medical validity that it deserves.
Aimed at professionals within Library and Information Services (LIS), this book is about the management of technology in a strategic context. The book is written against a backdrop of the complete transformation of LIS over the last twenty years as a result of technology. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary principles, approaches and tools to respond effectively and efficiently to the constant development of new technologies, both in general and within the Library and Information Services profession in particular. It looks at the various aspects of strategy development and IT management, and reviews the key techniques for successful implementation of strategy and policy.
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