Editor: S. C. Tjong

Advances in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

eBook: US $44 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $177
Printed Copy: US $155
Library License: US $176
ISBN: 978-1-60805-607-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-040-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2009
DOI: 10.2174/97816080504061090101

Introduction

This authoritative reference provides update information on the fundamental aspects and applications of biomaterials and biomedical sciences. It includes nickel-titanium alloys with superelasticity and shape memory effect, bioactive bone cement for orthopedic applications, and new research trends in polymer nanocomposites. This Ebook also describes the response of cells to ionizing radiation such as DNA damage responses in zebrafish. With chapters contributed by eminent scientists in the field of biophysics, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, this is a useful reference for graduate students, researchers and professionals in biomedical sciences and technologies.

Preface

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Foreword

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J KL Lai
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Contributors

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Metallic Implants for Spinal Deformity Correction

- Pp. 1-44 (44)
Kelvin Wai-Kwok Yeung, Kenneth MC Cheung, Keith Dip-Kei Luk, Chi Yuan Chung
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Plasma Surface Modification of Nickel Titanium Shape Memory Alloys

- Pp. 45-68 (24)
Kelvin Wai-Kwok Yeung, Kenneth MC Cheung, Keith Dip-Kei Luk, Shuilin Wu, Xuanyong Liu, Chenglin Chu, Chi Yuan Chung, Paul Kim-Ho Chu
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Strontium Containing Bioactive Bone Cement for Orthopedic Applications

- Pp. 69-81 (13)
Zhaoyang Li, Keith Dip-Kei Luk, William Weijia Lu
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Synthesis and Properties of Nano-Hydroxyapatite/ Polymer Nanocomposites for Bone Tissue Engineering

- Pp. 82-142 (61)
Sie Chin Tjong
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Fabrication, Mechanical Property and Biocompatibility of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Nanocomposites

- Pp. 143-203 (61)
Sie Chin Tjong
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Response of Cells to Ionizing Radiation

- Pp. 204-262 (59)
Wei Han, Kwan Ngok Yu
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In Vivo Studies of α-Particle Radiation Effects Using Zebrafish Embryos

- Pp. 263-283 (21)
Kwan Ngok Yu, Shuk Han Cheng
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Evaluation of In Vivo Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes in Zebrafish

- Pp. 284-315 (32)
Jinping Cheng, Shuk Han Cheng
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Author Index

- Pp. 316-318 (3)
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Subject Index

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