Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Author: John H. Lawrence,Joseph G. Hamilton

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483224287

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume II highlights the application of nuclear physics to biological and medical problems. This volume is composed of nine chapters, and start with survey on the biological effects of radiation exposure. The succeeding chapters deal with the mechanisms of molecular exchange and blood transfusion; the use of carbon isotopes in in vivo and in vitro animal studies; and the principles and applications of radioautographic technique. These topics are followed by discussions on the carcinogenic potential of ionizing radiation and the detection or measurement of radioisotopes in intact tissues of animals. The remaining chapters focus on some applications of nuclear physical and biophysical approaches in medicine. This book is of value to biologists, radiation scientists, and medical practitioners.

Biology of Metabolism in Growing Animals

Author: Douglas G. Burrin,Harry J. Mersmann

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0444510133

Category: Medical

Page: 483

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The book is intended to provide in-depth reviews of the recent advances in major areas of metabolism in growing domestic animals. The study of metabolism represents a nexus of biological phenomenon that integrates the impact of nutrition, physiology, endocrinology, immunology, biochemistry, and cell biology in an organism. The development of new methodological techniques and experimental approaches have provide scientists with a greater understanding of how key nutrients or substrates are metabolized at the cellular, organ, and whole animal level. This book presents contributions from leading scientists in nutrition and physiology that highlight important new developments in interorgan and tissue-specific metabolism of protein and amino acids, lipids and fatty acids, and carbohydrates in monogastric and runinant species. Authors will describe the impact of specific biochemical pathways and expression of critical enzymes, routes of nutrient or substrate input, and anatomical or structural influences on the rates of metabolism in a given tissue or cell type. Major substrates/ fuels for oxidative metabolism, key signaling pathways, and intracellular molecules that regulate the major metabolic processes will be described. Also included is how the metabolism of growing animals is influenced by ontogeny, stage of differentiation, and major changes in diet, or the environment. The concepts and specific findings in each area are discussed in the context of their impact on the nutrient requirements, growth, environmental impact, healt and well-being of animals. The book will be a useful reference for research scientists, teachers and students interested in and advanced understanding of metabolism in growing animals. The book is written by leading experts and highlights some of the most recent advances in the field of metabolism. It is a useful reference for researchers and advanced level graduate students in nutrition, physiology and animal science. Presents recent advances in the field of metabolism.

Handbook of Radiobiology

Author: Kedar N. Prasad

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849325014

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This handbook presents the most current information on the effects of ionizing radiation on mammalian cells, with emphasis on human tissues. The dose-effect relationship is emphasized in a quantitative manner. The book contains up-to-date data on the late effects of low levels of radiation on humans. It also provides some of the late consequences of radiation therapy detected among cancer survivors.

Handbook of Radiopharmaceuticals

Radiochemistry and Applications

Author: Michael J. Welch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471495604

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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The Handbook of Radiopharmaceuticals is an up-to-date,authoritative reference that introduces key issues relating to theproduction and application of radiopharmaceuticals. The book coversa wide range of radiochemistry and clinical applications includingthe production of various radionuclides, positron emissiontomography (PET) and drug development. Discussions on the uses ofradiopharmaceuticals in the diagnosis and therapy of cancer andother diseases are also included. Features include: * 28 Chapters contributed by world-renowned experts in thefield * All aspects of radiopharmaceutical production and applicationsare discussed Written by internationally recognised authors, the Handbook ofRadiopharmaceuticals is an invaluable resource for advancedgraduates and researchers within radiochemistry, analytical andorganic chemistry, drug delivery and pharmacokinetics, biochemistryand pharmacology. This book will also be of interest to clinicians,radiologists and radiographers involved in nuclear medicine andradiology. Radiopharmaceuticals are being increasingly utilized assurrogate markers in drug evaluations. This book will be useful toscientists involved in drug development.