Lab on a Chip Devices and Micro Total Analysis Systems
This book covers all the steps in order to fabricate a lab-on-a-chip device starting from the idea, the design, simulation, fabrication and final evaluation. Additionally, it includes basic theory on microfluidics essential to understand how fluids behave at such reduced scale. Examples of successful histories of lab-on-a-chip systems that made an impact in fields like biomedicine and life sciences are also provided. This book also: · Provides readers with a unique approach and toolset for lab-on-a-chip development in terms of materials, fabrication techniques, and components · Discusses novel materials and techniques, such as paper-based devices and synthesis of chemical compounds on-chip · Covers the four key aspects of development: basic theory, design, fabrication, and testing · Provides readers with a comprehensive list of the most important journals, blogs, forums, and conferences where microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip news, methods, techniques and challenges are presented and discussed, as well as a list of companies providing design and simulation support, components, and/or developing lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic devices.
Goodman Gilman s the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
The objective of this textbook is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date correlation of pharmacology with related medical sciences, a reinterpretation of the actions and uses of drugs from the viewpoint of the latest advances in medicine and place emphasis on the application of pharmacodynamics to therapeutics.
Biosensors for Security and Bioterrorism Applications
This book offers comprehensive coverage of biomarker/biosensor interactions for the rapid detection of weapons of bioterrorism, as well as current research trends and future developments and applications. It will be useful to researchers in this field who are interested in new developments in the early detection of such. The authors have collected very valuable and, in some aspects indispensable experience in the area i.e. in the development and application of portable biosensors for the detection of potential hazards. Most efforts are centered on the development of immunochemical assays including flow-lateral systems and engineered antibodies and their fragments. In addition, new approaches to the detection of enzyme inhibitors, direct enzymatic and microbial detection of metabolites and nutrients are elaborated. Some realized prototypes and concept devices applicable for the further use as a basis for the cooperation programs are also discussed.There is a particular focus on electrochemical and optical detection systems,including those employing carbon nanotubes, quantum dots and metalnanoparticles. The authors are well-known scientists and most of them are editors of respected international scientific journals. Although recently developed biosensors utilize known principles, the biosensing devices described can significantly shorten the time required for successful detection and enhance efforts in more time-consuming directions, e.g. remote sensing systems and validation in real-sample analysis.The authors describe advances in all stages of biosensor development: theselection of biochemical components, their use in biosensor assembly, detection principles and improvements and applications for real sample assays.
Cellulose Chemistry and Properties Fibers Nanocelluloses and Advanced Materials
Vincent Bulone et al.: Cellulose sources and new understanding of synthesis in plants Thomas Heinze et al.:Cellulose structure and properties Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast, Ute Henniges et al.: Recent developments in cellulose aging (degradation / yellowing / chromophore formation) Sunkyu Park et al.:Cellulose crystallinity Lina Zhang et al.:Gelation and dissolution behavior of cellulose Yoshiyuki Nishio et al.:Cellulose and derivatives in liquid crystals Alessandro Gandini, Naceur Belgacem et al.:The surface and in-depth modification of cellulose fibers Emily D. Cranston et al.:Interfacial properties of cellulose Herbert Sixta, Michael Hummel et al.Cellulose Fibers Regenerated from Cellulose Solutions in Ionic Liquids Qi Zhou et al.:Cellulose-based biocomposites Orlando Rojas et al.:Films of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils Pedro Fardim et al.:Functional cellulose particles Wadood Hamad et al.:Cellulose Composites
Technological Innovations in Sensing and Detection of Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Threats and Ecological Terrorism
This book arises from the NATO Advanced Study Institute “Technological Innovations in Detection and Sensing of CBRN Agents and Ecological Terrorism” held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova in June 2010. It comprises a variety of invited contributions by highly experienced educators, scientists, and industrialists, and is structured to cover important aspects of the field that include developments in chemical-biological, and radiation sensing, synthesis and processing of sensors, and applications of sensors in detecting/monitoring contaminants introduced/dispersed inadvertently or intentionally in air, water, and food supplies. The book emphasizes nanomaterials and nanotechnology based sensing and also includes a section on sensing and detection technologies that can be applied to information security. Finally, it examines regional, national, and international policies and ethics related to nanomaterials and sensing. It will be of considerable interest and value to those already pursuing or considering careers in the field of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology based sensing, In general, it serves as a valuable source of information for those interested in how nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are advancing the field of sensing, detection, and remediation, policy makers, and commanders in the field.
Rapid Methods for Biological and Chemical Contaminants in Food and Feed
The rapid and reliable detection of biological and chemical contaminants is extremely important in managing the safety of food and feed. "Rapid Methods" is a comprehensive reference resource for anyone interested in this subject. Developments in analytical techniques have led to the emergence of a wide range of rapid methods to complement the traditional methods. At the same time, the importance of method validation, proficiency testing, quality management, sampling and legislation have all become more widely recognised. "Rapid Methods" presents a firm base and structured framework for considering rapid analysis of biological and chemical contaminants in food and feed. The various chapters concentrate on the state of the art in rapid methods in regards to: legislation, sampling, method validation, microbial pathogens, biological materials like GMOs and allergens, toxins like bacterial food poisoning toxins, marine toxins and biogenic amines, chemicals like veterinary drugs, pesticides and dioxins. The editors firmly believe that the very nature of the theme, the excellence of the peer-reviewed papers and the holistic approach chosen in this book will draw an audience from both the food and feed industry as well as from the scientific community.
The Last Runaway
New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
CISSP Practice Exams Second Edition
Written by the #1 name in IT security certification training, fully revised for the latest exam release, and featuring 750+ practice questions plus 24 hours of audio lectures CISSP Practice Exams, Second Edition is the ideal companion to Shon Harris’ bestselling CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide. Well-regarded for her engaging and informative style, Shon Harris is renowned as an IT security certification expert. Designed as an exam-focused study-self aid and resource, CISSP Practice Exams, Second Edition provides 100% coverage of the 10 exam domains. Organized by these domains, the book allows you to focus on specific topics and tailor your study to your areas of expertise and weakness. To further aid in study and retention, each question in the book is accompanied by in-depth answer explanations for the correct and incorrect answer choices. Each chapter contains 25+ practice questions with an additional 500 practice questions hosted in a web-based environment. As an added bonus, you’ll get access to 24 hours of audio lectures featuring Harris conducting intensive review sessions. (Terms and conditions apply.) Complete, authoritative coverage of the CISSP exam Information Security Governance and Risk Management; Access Control; Security Architecture and Design; Physical (Environmental) Security; Telecommunications and Networking Security; Cryptography; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning; Legal, Regulations, Investigations, and Compliance; Software Development Security; Operations Security
M thode des tudes de droit
La différence entre un bon et un mauvais étudiant n'est pas qu'une question de travail. Le bon étudiant domine sa pensée et ses connaissances par la rigueur et la logique, le mauvais accumule mots, phrases et paragraphes en se laissant guider par la fantaisie et l'approximation. le premier intérêt de la méthodologie est donc d'aider l'étudiant à devenir meilleur. Un ouvrage sur la méthode en droit peut prendre deux orientations : celle du fond ou celle de la forme. La première réfléchit sur ce qu'est le droit pour en déduire comment en faire. La seconde s'attache au discours. Puisque faire du droit c'est toujours discourir, selon quelle logique convient-il d'organiser son propos? Celui-ci empruntera aux deux orientations. Tout en donnant les bases d'une indispensables d'une étude méthodique du droit, il répond aux besoins les plus pressants des étudiants en leur expliquant comment affronter les principaux types d'épreuves qu'ils rencontreront : commentaire, cas pratique et dissertation. Il s'adresse aux étudiants en licence et en master préparant examens et concours au sein des instituts d'études judiciaires. Par ailleurs le dernier chapitre est consacré à la dissertation de culture générale.
Ross and Wilson Anatomy and Physiology Colouring and Workbook
Based on the best-selling textbook, Ross and Wilson: Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness, 12th edition, thisColouring and Workbook is the number one choice for students whose healthcare courses include the study of anatomy and physiology. This edition has been updated to reflect changes in the 12th edition ofRoss and Wilson, making it the perfect partner for Ross and Wilson, as well as with other anatomy and physiology textbooks or course notes. The workbook complements different styles of learning: Colouring and labelling diagrams Matching activities Completion exercises Multiple-choice questions Definitions Straightforward language Clear illustrations User-friendly design Answers to all questions. For this edition the content has been updated to reflect changes in the 12th edition of the main text. The content has been updated and reorganized and new questions have been added.