Nanomedicine, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080983413
  • ISBN-13: 9780080983417
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 196 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The application of nanotechnology to medicine is revolutionizing healthcare. This book focuses on the science and engineering driving this revolution, the fabrication of nanostructures for diagnosis and therapy, advanced imaging at the molecular scale and the application of nanoscale physics to bring novel solutions to the detection and treatment of disease. Particular emphasis is placed on hard nanotechnology (e.g. quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, silica) rather than the soft nanotechnology of molecular chemistry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Nanomedicine—Biological Warfare at the Cellular Level.
2: Nanotechnology.
3: Magnetic Nanoparticles for Targeted Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy.
4: Gold Nanoparticles for Imaging and Radiotherapy.
5: Electron Microscopy of Nanoparticles in Cells.
6: Applications.
7: Uptake and Toxicology of Nanoparticles.
8: Biological Microniches Characterizing Pathological Lesions: Impact on Nanoparticle-Based Delivery of Therapeutics.