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Obsessed by a Dream

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Book Series: Springer Biographies ISBN: 9783030263386 Year: Pages: 511 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26338-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Mathematics --- Science (General) --- Medicine (General)
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This Open Access biography chronicles the life and achievements of the Norwegian engineer and physicist Rolf Widerøe. Readers who meet him in the pages of this book will wonder why he isn't better known. The first of Widerøe's many pioneering contributions in the field of accelerator physics was the betatron, the second, the linear accelerator, both summarized in a 27 page PhD. The betatron revolutionized the fields of cancer treatment through radiation therapy and also nondestructive testing; hospitals worldwide installed Widerøe's machine and today’s modern radiation treatment equipment is based on his inventions. The most recent renaissance of the linac provides unprecedented x-ray intensities at Free Electron Laser (FEL) facilities in operation and construction worldwide. . Widerøe’s story also includes a fair share of drama, particularly during World War II when both Germans and the Allies vied for his collaboration. Widerøe held leading positions in multinational industry groups and was one of the consultants for building the world's largest nuclear laboratory, CERN, in Switzerland. He gained over 200 patents, received several honorary doctorates and a number of international awards. The author, a professional writer and maker of TV documentaries, has gained access to hitherto restricted archives in several countries, which provided a wealth of new material and insights, in particular in relation to the war years. She tells here a gripping and illuminating story.

Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

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ISBN: 9783030292867 Year: Pages: 329 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29286-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Public Health --- Social Sciences
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This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substantial advancement in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few decades, addressing Latino cancer health disparities has not nearly kept pace with progress. The diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists brought together at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference provided in-depth insights as well as progress and actionable goals for Latino-focused basic science research, clinical best practices, community interventions, and what can be done by way of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in Latinos. These insights have been translated into the chapters included in this compendium; the chapters summarize the presentations and include current knowledge in the specific topic areas, identified gaps, and top priority areas for future cancer research in Latinos. Topics included among the chapters: Colorectal cancer disparities in Latinos: Genes vs. Environment Breast cancer risk and mortality in women of Latin American origin Differential cancer risk in Latinos: The role of diet Overcoming barriers for Latinos on cancer clinical trials Es tiempo: Engaging Latinas in cervical cancer research Emerging policies in U.S. health care Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos proves to be an indispensable resource offering key insights into actionable targets for basic science research, suggestions for clinical best practices and community interventions, and novel strategies and advocacy opportunities to reduce health disparities in Latino communities. It will find an engaged audience among researchers, academics, physicians and other healthcare professionals, patient advocates, students, and others with an interest in the broad field of Latino cancer.

Treatment Strategies and Survival Outcomes in Breast Cancer

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ISBN: 9783039287581 / 9783039287598 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-759-8 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Internal medicine
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Treatment strategies for breast cancer are wide-ranging and often based on a multi-modality approach, depending on the stage and biology of the tumour and the acceptance and tolerance of the patient. They may include surgery, radiotherapy, and systemic therapy (endocrine therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy). Advances in technologies such as oncoplastic surgery, radiation planning and delivery, and genomics, and the development of novel systemic therapy agents alongside their evaluation in ongoing clinical trials continue to strive for improvements in outcomes. In this Special Issue, we publish a collection of studies looking at all forms of therapeutic strategies for early and advanced breast cancer, focusing on their outcomes, notably survival.

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advanced breast cancer --- metastatic --- chemotherapy --- antihormone therapy --- HER2 c-erbB2 --- HER2/neu --- trastuzumab --- pertuzumab --- T-DM1 --- lapatinib --- LKB1 --- Breast Cancer --- Older women --- Metformin --- Endocrine therapy --- breast cancer --- breast-conserving therapy --- mastectomy --- outcome --- comparative effectiveness --- metastatic breast cancer --- liquid biopsy --- cell-free DNA --- next-generation sequencing --- circulating tumor cells --- overdiagnosis --- mammography screening --- invasive breast cancer --- zero-inflated Poisson regression model --- breast cancer --- stage IV --- incidence --- tumor biology --- NCDB --- SEER --- Src kinase --- basal-like breast cancer --- cMet --- breast cancer --- radiotherapy --- lymph-node ratio --- disease-free survival --- physical activity --- breast cancer survivors --- physical function --- social well-being --- exercise characteristics --- APOBEC3B --- gene expression --- breast cancer --- ductal carcinoma in situ --- infiltrating breast cancer --- PIK3CA --- ERCC1 --- anthracycline resistance --- taxane sensitivity --- breast cancer --- colorectal cancer --- relative survival --- older patients --- geriatric oncology --- cancer treatment --- metastatic breast cancer --- lactate dehydrogenase --- serum biomarker --- LDH --- monitoring metastatic breast cancer --- palbociclib --- ribociclib --- abemaciclib --- fulvestrant --- aromatase inhibitors --- metastatic breast cancer --- contralateral prophylactic mastectomy --- contralateral breast cancer --- BRCA --- CHEK2 --- PALB2 --- ATM --- mutation carriers --- family history --- survival --- breast cancer --- young women --- histone deacetylase --- HDAC5 inhibitors --- LMK-235 --- breast cancer --- cyclin E --- older patients --- biomarker --- tumor biology --- prognosis --- survival --- n/a

Low-Dose Radiation Effects on Animals and Ecosystems

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ISBN: 9789811382185 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-8218-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Zoology --- Mathematics --- Medicine (General)
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This open access book summarizes the latest scientific findings regarding the biological effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) accident in 2011. Various cases of changes in animals and organisms have been reported since the FNPP accident. However, it is often unknown whether they are actually due to radiation, since the dose or dose-rate are not necessarily associated with the changes observed. This book brings together the works of radiation biologists and ecologists to provide reliable radioecology data and gives insight into future radioprotection. The book examines the environmental pollution and radiation exposure, and contains valuable data from abandoned livestock in the ex-evacuation zone and from wild animals including invertebrates and vertebrates, aqueous and terrestrial animals, and plants that are subjected to long-term exposure in the area still affected by radiation. It also analyzes dose evaluation, and offers new perspectives gained from the accident, as well as an overview for future studies to promote radioprotection of humans and the ecosystem. Since the biological impact of radiation is influenced by various factors, it is difficult to scientifically define the effects of low-dose/low-dose-rate radiation. However, the detailed research data presented can be combined with the latest scientific and technological advances, such as artificial intelligence, to provide new insights in the future. This book is a unique and valuable resource for researchers, professionals and anyone interested in the impact of exposure to radiation or contamination with radioactive materials.

Magnetic Nanoparticles

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ISBN: 9783039282685 9783039282692 Year: Pages: 406 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-269-2 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General)
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The present book covers all research areas related to magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic nanorods, and other magnetic nanospecies, their preparation, characterization, and various applications, specifically emphasizing biomedical applications. The chapters written by the leading experts cover different subareas of the science and technology related to various magnetic nanospecies—providing broad coverage of this multifaceted area and its applications. The different topics addressed in this book will be of great interest to the interdisciplinary community active in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is hoped that this collection and its various chapters will be important and beneficial for researchers and students working in various areas related to bionanotechnology, materials science, biosensor applications, medicine, and many others. Furthermore, this book is aimed at attracting young scientists and introducing them to this field, in addition to providing newcomers with an enormous collection of literature references.

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cellulase immobilization --- magnetic nanoparticles --- stability --- functionalized nanoparticles --- green chemistry --- magnetic nanoparticles --- enzyme immobilization --- controlled drug delivery --- supporting materials --- iron oxide nanoclusters --- superparticles --- magnetically responsive photonic crystals --- collective behaviors --- magnetic separation --- bioimaging --- magnetic Janus particles --- (bio)sensing --- static --- self-propelled --- magnetic nanoparticles --- iron oxide --- pharmaceutics --- magnetism --- therapy --- development --- nanotechnology --- magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) --- cancer biomarkers --- MNPs synthesis --- MNPs functionalization --- sensors --- cancer detection --- cancer treatment --- cancer screening --- magnetic/targeted drug delivery --- optical sensor --- magnetic nanoparticle --- imaging --- surface plasmon resonance --- surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy --- fluorescence spectroscopy --- near infrared spectroscopy --- extracellular vesicles --- superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles --- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) --- magnetic nanoparticles --- magnetic nanowires --- magnetic nanotubes --- core-shell composition --- biosensors --- Magnetic bead --- marine toxin --- toxin capture --- toxin detection --- antibody --- aptamer --- immunoassay --- immunosensor --- electrochemical biosensor --- magnetic nanoparticles --- surface functionalization --- immobilization support --- separation probe --- analytical platform --- food safety --- magnetic particles --- sensor --- biomarkers --- cells/cancer cells --- food analytes --- pathogens --- pharmaceuticals --- real sample matrices --- optical --- electrochemical --- surface sensitive methods --- NiCu magnetic nanoparticles --- physical and chemical methods --- surface modification --- biomedicine --- magnetic hyperthermia --- curie temperature --- magnetic hyperthermia --- cancer --- nanoparticles --- magnetic relaxation --- magnetic anisotropy --- heat generation --- multifunctional nanoparticles --- graphene oxide --- photothermal therapy --- magnetic nanoparticle systems --- bio-ferrofluids --- nanomedicine --- single core --- multi-core --- synthesis --- functional coating --- physical-chemical properties --- structural characterization --- magnetorheology --- magnetic nanoparticles --- nanocarriers --- controlled drug delivery --- high-resolution medical imaging --- cancer biomarkers --- circulating cancer cells --- fluorescent probes --- magnetite --- superparamagnetism --- biodetection --- magnetofection --- imaging --- therapy --- tissue engineering --- n/a

Circulating Tumor Cells: Finding Rare Events for A Huge Knowledge of Cancer Dissemination

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ISBN: 9783039286980 / 9783039286997 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-699-7 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Medicine (General)
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The analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as a real-time liquid biopsy approach can be used to obtain new insights into metastasis biology, and as companion diagnostics to improve the stratification of therapies and to obtain insights into the therapy-induced selection of cancer cells. In this book, we will cover all the different facets of CTCs to assemble a huge corpus of knowledge on cancer dissemination: technologies for their enrichment, detection, and characterization; their analysis at the single-cell level; their journey as CTC microemboli; their clinical relevance; their biology with the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT); their stem-cell properties; their potential to initiate metastasis at distant sites; their ex vivo expansion; and their escape from the immune system.

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circulating tumor cells --- circulating tumor DNA --- liquid biopsy --- metastatic colorectal cancer --- FOLFIRINOX --- circulating tumor cells --- CTC --- liquid biopsy --- CTM --- CTMat --- CTC biology --- CTC capture technology --- metastasis --- circulating tumor cells (CTCs) --- hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) --- castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) --- epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) --- fibronectin --- integrin B1 --- SLUG --- major histocompatibility complex class I (MHCI) --- immunomodulation --- bone marrow --- melanoma --- disseminated tumor cells --- solid cancers --- single-cell analysis --- enrichment and detection technologies --- flow cytometry --- tumor stem cells --- HMB-45 --- CD133 --- locally advanced rectal cancer --- circulating tumor cells --- RAD23B --- thymidylate synthase --- chemoradioresistance --- liquid biopsy --- circulating tumor cells --- epithelial–mesenchymal transition --- stem cells --- early breast cancer --- prostate cancer (PCa) --- circulating tumor cells (CTC) --- liquid biopsy --- circulating tumor cells --- metastasis --- xenograft models --- breast cancer --- prostate cancer --- CTC --- AR --- AR-V7 --- ctRNA --- exosome --- circulating tumor cells --- hematological cells --- neutrophils --- platelets --- liquid biopsy --- circulating tumor cells --- melanoma --- liquid biopsy --- EPISPOT --- CellSearch® --- liquid biopsy --- CTCs --- immune checkpoint inhibitors --- PD-L1 expression --- NSCLC --- small-cell lung carcinoma --- circulating tumor cells --- microfluidics --- gene expression analysis --- synaptophysin --- chromogranin A --- rovalpituzumab tesirine --- leukocyte-derived extracellular vesicles --- immunofluorescence imaging --- EpCAM enrichment --- CellSearch --- EasyCount slides --- ACCEPT --- CTC --- heterogeneity --- liquid biopsy --- liquid surgery --- clinical utility --- circulating tumor cells (CTCs) --- glioma --- biomarker --- rVAR2 --- malaria --- enrichment and detection technologies --- prostate cancer --- biomarkers --- circulating tumor cells --- androgen receptor --- ARV7 --- abiraterone --- enzalutamide --- metastasis --- tumor-initiating cells (TICs) --- circulating tumor cells (CTCs) --- CTC-derived xenografts --- CTC-derived ex vivo models --- cerebrospinal liquid biopsy --- in vivo flow cytometry --- tumor biomarkers --- circulating tumor cells --- ctDNA --- miRNA --- exosomes --- emboli --- targeted therapy --- circulating tumor cells --- tumor cell dissemination --- immune system --- microbiome --- circulating tumor cells (CTCs) --- clinical trials --- breast cancer --- CTC-based treatment decisions --- circulating tumour cells --- colorectal cancer --- colorectal surgery --- microsatellite instability --- microfluidics --- immunophenotyping --- fish --- liquid biopsy --- circulating leukemia cells --- circulating plasma cells --- n/a

microRNA Regulation in Health and Disease

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ISBN: 9783039217144 9783039217151 Year: Pages: 154 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-715-1 Language: English
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Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Genetics
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small regulatory RNAs that play a crucial role in posttranscriptional gene regulation. Over two thousand miRNAs have been identified in humans, and many of them are conserved in other species. miRNAs are implicated in fundamental cellular functions, including development and disease. In the last decade, there has been an overwhelming amount of data contributing to the understanding of miRNA biogenesis and their target genes. Moreover, a significant amount of work has been carried out in developing miRNA biomarkers and therapeutics for various disease conditions. RNA-based markers and therapeutics have been proven to have a clinical impact, and many of these miRNA-based therapies are at various stages of human clinical trials and clinical applications. Notably, miRNAs are also found in exosomes, and are considered to impart intercellular communication and function via several different modalities, including tunneling nanotubes. In spite of our understanding of miRNA biology and function, there are many challenges in effectively using miRNAs as biomarkers and therapeutic agents in clinical applications. In this Special Issue, we are inviting reviews, perspectives, and original research articles to address some of these challenges. Topics will include, but are not limited to, miRNA biogenesis, clinical applications, extracellular function, biomarkers, miRNA immune regulation, signaling pathways, and preclinical models.

Designing Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Delivery

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ISBN: 9783039283569 9783039283576 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-357-6 Language: English
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Subject: Medicine (General) --- Therapeutics
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The aim of this book is to provide an analysis of the main characteristics and applications of hydrogels. Hydrogels are frequently used for manufacturing contact lenses, hygiene products, tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery systems, and wound dressings. These materials are useful in everyday life, so publicizing them in both academic and pharmaceutical fields is essential.

Biomedical Applications of Nanoparticles

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ISBN: 9783039285426 / 9783039285433 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-543-3 Language: eng
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Subject: Medicine (General)
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This book provides an overview of the design and physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles developed for biomedical applications such as targeting and detection of pathologies, nanovectorization of drugs, radiosensitization, metal detection, and nanocomposite implants. The considerations necessary when developing a new nanomedicine are also developed, including toxicological investigation, biodistribution, and efficacy. This book provides an accurate and current representation of the field by addressing the promises and hurdles of nanomedicine via 20 different pertinent studies. Covering a wide range of areas, this book is an excellent partner for physico-chemists, doctors, pharmacologists, and biochemists working on nanosciences dedicated to medicine, both in industry and in academia.

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curcumin --- mitoxantrone --- synergism --- PEG --- chitosan nanoparticles --- hybrid Fe-Si nanoparticles --- laser pyrolysis --- Caco2 cells --- cytotoxicity --- oxidative stress --- upconversion nanoparticles --- nanocarriers --- drug delivery --- gene delivery --- photolysis --- cancer imaging --- cytoreduction surgery --- fluorescent nanoparticle --- near-infrared --- short-wave infrared --- Candida glabrata --- extracellular --- mycosynthesis --- MIC --- MBC --- MFC --- membrane integrity --- TEM --- FTIR --- surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) --- Ag-film --- Hg2+ ions detection --- SERS sensor --- nanocomposites --- medical devices --- middle ear prosthesis --- silver nanoparticles --- biocompatibility --- thermoplastic polymer --- dihydroartemisinin --- liposomes --- autophagy --- apoptosis --- breast cancer --- surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) --- metal-enhanced fluorescence (MEF) --- dual functional imaging nanoprobe --- UiO-66 --- nanoparticles --- glioblastoma --- biocompatibility --- drug delivery --- alginate --- chitosan --- layer-by-layer --- magnetic nanoparticles --- drug delivery --- cancer --- curcumin --- lignin --- nanoparticle --- protein --- nanocellulose --- fibril --- enzyme --- heat --- self-assembly --- cross-link --- antibiotics --- nanoparticles --- biogenic nanoparticles --- antimicrobial --- antibiotic resistance --- multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganisms --- plasma --- nanomaterials --- nanomaterial synthesis --- plasma liquid Interactions --- non-thermal plasma --- biomedical applications --- core-shell nanoparticles --- biocompatible --- drug delivery --- anticancer --- SERS --- histamine --- nanostars --- nanophotonics --- computational electromagnetism --- surface enhanced Raman scattering --- SERS --- finite element method --- density functional theory calculations --- cell labeling --- cancer --- iron oxide superparamagnetic nanoparticles --- trans-resveratrol derivative --- drug delivery --- glioma --- gold nanoparticles --- radiosensitization --- thioredoxin reductase --- radiation --- prognosis --- biochemical mechanism --- nanodiamond --- targeted nanoparticles --- in vivo application --- cancer cell targeting --- antimiR --- nano-bio interaction

Carbohydrates 2018

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ISBN: 9783039283163 9783039283170 Year: Pages: 172 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-317-0 Language: English
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Subject: Chemistry (General) --- Science (General)
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This book contains original papers and reviews on carbohydrate research in medicine, authored by participants of the 29th International Carbohydrate Symposium, where this topic had a special emphasis. The focus on biological events involving carbohydrates and glycoconjugates has delivered reliable approaches for disease treatment and diagnosis. Research on carbohydrate-based compounds for therapeutic applications is illustrated in various contributions, namely those covering the development of novel agents against Alzheimer’s disease, e.g. the neuroprotective C-glucosylated flavones and the isonucleoside-based cholinesterase inhibitors. New imino sugar glucosidase inhibitors are also disclosed, a class of compounds with potential for diabetes, Gaucher disease or cancer treatment. Also the development of a useful synthetic method towards multivalent glycoclusters of biomedical interest is here highlighted. The relevance of glycomimetics in drug discovery and the progress on carbohydrates in early diagnosis and cancer treatment are reviewed. Noteworthy is the chitosan-based delivery system for drug oral administration, a new biomaterial-based approach to improve bioavailability. Another study on the conformation of Streptococcus capsular polysaccharide backbones by molecular modelling provides useful information for bacterial immunotherapeutic approaches. All original contributions and reviews clearly demonstrate the potential of glycosciences for innovation in medicinal (glyco)chemistry and pharmaceutical research.

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