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Technical Chemistry

The purpose of this book is twofold. Firstly, to introduce researchers from the Institute of Technical Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm, Russia, who are currently involved in research and development, and represent an impressive diversity of scientific interests. They never confine themselves to one a...

The Biogenic Synthesis of Au, Pd and Pt Nanoparticles and Its Medicinal Applications

This book describes the biogenic and green synthesis of gold, palladium and platinum nanoparticles through a variety of methods. 80% of the world’s population use traditional medicinal plants as the primary form of healthcare. Biogenic nanoparticles are those particles which are synthesized by biogenic systems like plants, microbes...

Nanotech and the Humanities

Researchers in the humanities and social sciences have examined nanotechnology for more than twenty years. Their interests include the history of nanotech, religious reactions, and public engagement with it. This collection shows that the humanities and social sciences contribute to our understanding of nanotechnology. It will also...

Collagen, from Tissue Culture to Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Beyond

As collagen is the main structural component of body tissues, there has been much effort expended, both in the past and today, to use it in cell culture applications. Indeed, its importance is further stressed by the wide use of collagen biomaterials in tissue repair and regeneration, including the treatment of burns, chronic wound...

Recombinant DNA Technology

Genetic engineering is a rapidly growing field in the area of biological sciences. The driving forces behind this are the challenges encountered by health sectors, agriculture, the environment, and industry. As such, accurate and comprehensive knowledge about the philosophy, principles and application of genetic engineering is indi...

Genetically Modified Organisms and Regulations Concerning Biotechnological Products

Today, the world’s population is growing, but the amount of arable land is decreasing. About 820 million people around the world are suffering from hunger. On the other side, agricultural mega-companies are making billions of dollars from growing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs grow faster and in greater numbers. This b...

Microbial Biodiversity

Biodiversity is among the richest treasures of the earth. Despite their small size, microbes play a vital role in environmental monitoring and making the earth sustainable. Microorganisms preserve and assist plants and animals o either directly or indirectly, and, due to their omnipresence in nature, they inhabit conditions such as...

Japanese Food for Health and Longevity

We often hear about the merits of Japanese food, but there are few studies on this from a scientific perspective. This book presents a scientific basis for why Japanese food is a source of health and longevity, and details how to produce traditional Japanese foods and the healthy substances contained therein. It also highlights asp...

Technomimetics versus Biomimetics

Nature has always been an inspiration to humans in terms of using minimum resources to produce maximum results, and in its ability to allow organisms to operate and fit the required environment. There are a number of challenges for humans attempting to mimic nature in this regard given the endless possibilities, such as in using te...

Gemmotherapy, and the Scientific Foundations of a Modern Meristemotherapy

This book reports on the current state of meristemotherapy (also called gemmotherapy or budtherapy) and its possible future directions. Meristemotherapy focuses on the growth of plants, and is based on analytical studies, pre-clinic research, clinical trials and activity tests. The book investigates the determination of preparation...