Photomedicine and Stem Cells Book

Photomedicine and Stem Cells


  • Author : Heidi Abrahamse
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681743226

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Photomedicine and Stem Cells Excerpt :

Janus, the ancient Roman god depicted with two faces is an appropriate metaphor for light therapy. In the right photodynamic therapy conditions, light is able to kill nearly anything that is living such as cancers, microorganisms, parasites, and more. On the opposite face, light of the correct wavelength and proper dose (photobiomodulation) can heal, regenerate, protect, revitalize and restore any kind of dead, damaged, stressed, dying, degenerating cells, tissue, or organ system. This book discusses both sides of Janus' face in regards to light therapy.

Photomedicine and Stem Cells Book

Photomedicine and Stem Cells


  • Author : Heidi Abrahamse
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681743219

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Photomedicine and Stem Cells Excerpt :

Janus, the ancient Roman god depicted with two faces is an appropriate metaphor for light therapy. In the right photodynamic therapy conditions, light is able to kill nearly anything that is living such as cancers, microorganisms, parasites, and more. On the opposite face, light of the correct wavelength and proper dose (photobiomodulation) can heal, regenerate, protect, revitalize and restore any kind of dead, damaged, stressed, dying, degenerating cells, tissue, or organ system. This book discusses both sides of Janus' face in regards to light therapy.

Handbook of Photomedicine Book

Handbook of Photomedicine


  • Author : Michael R. Hamblin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 886
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439884690

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Handbook of Photomedicine Excerpt :

Providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of this exciting biomedical field, Handbook of Photomedicine gathers together a large team of international experts to give you a complete account of the application of light in healthcare and medical science. The book progresses logically from the history and fundamentals of photomedicine to diverse therapeutic applications of light, known collectively as phototherapies. It facilitates your understanding of human diseases caused by light, the rationale for photoprotection, and major applications of phototherapy in clinical practice. The handbook begins with a series of historical vignettes of pioneers from the last two centuries. It also presents the fundamentals of physics and biology as applied to photomedicine. It next examines conditions and diseases caused by light, including skin cancer, dermatoses, and immunosuppression. The remainder of the book focuses on the most important clinical therapeutic applications of different kinds of light that vary in both wavelength and intensity. The book discusses ultraviolet phototherapy for skin diseases and infections and presents the basic science of photodynamic therapy and its use in cancer therapy and other medical specialties. It then covers mechanistic studies and clinical applications of low-level laser (light) therapy as well as the use of high power or surgical laser therapy in specialties, such as dentistry and dermatology. The book concludes with a collection of miscellaneous types of phototherapy.

Photomedicine Book

Photomedicine


  • Author : Peter Wolf
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2019-11-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889631124

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Photomedicine Excerpt :

This Research Topic in Frontiers in Medicine offers a concise overview of the latest knowledge in the field of Photomedicine on therapeutic and preventive modalities, and UV pathogenesis of skin cancer. Photomedicine has revolutionized the treatment of inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases over the last century since Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded in 1903 the Nobel Prize “in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science”. From then on, the field has moved on in leaps and bounds to expand phototreatment to many inflammatory as well as neoplastic skin diseases. With this Research Topic we aim to promote the field by giving the latest insights into Photomedicine’s therapeutic modalities and molecular mechanisms in treatment of diseases of the skin and beyond, as well as prevention from photodermatoses and carcinogenesis, as the dark sites of light. By engaging clinicians and scientists we intend to advance basic, clinical and translational research in the field of Photomedicine with its numerous facets.

Photomedicine Book

Photomedicine


  • Author : Yohei Tanaka
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-05-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535131557

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Photomedicine Excerpt :

Photomedicine is one of the most inspiring and interdisciplinary fields in medicine that involves the research and application of photobiology with respect to health and disease. Photomedicine has contributed to the clinical practice of a variety of medical fields, including dermatology, surgery, radiology, diagnostics, cardiology, and anticancer therapy. Furthermore, expansion of its scope and contribution can be expected. This book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to photomedicine, which brings together researchers from many countries. These include the basic science of photodynamic therapy, clinical applications in various kinds of medical fields, photochemotherapy, laser therapy for musculoskeletal pain, intense pulsed light therapy for photorejuvenation, biological function of low-level laser therapy, and photobiology for skin rejuvenation. Not only will this be beneficial for readers, but it will also contribute to scientists making further breakthroughs in photomedicine.

Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research  Volume 9 Book

Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research Volume 9


  • Author : Atta-ur-Rahman
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681087634

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Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research Volume 9 Excerpt :

Stem cell and regenerative medicine research is an important area of clinical research which promises to change the face of medicine as it will be practiced in the years to come. Challenges in the 21st century to combat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and retinal disorders, among others, may well be addressed employing stem cell therapies and tissue regeneration techniques. Frontiers in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research is essential reading for researchers seeking updates in stem cell therapeutics and regenerative medicine. This volume includes current literature on a variety of topics: -the utility of exogenous and endogenous neural stem cells in spinal cord injury -somatic cells for human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) -reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediated cellular signaling for stem cell differentiation -the therapeutic potential of microRNAs in cardiac diseases -stem cell therapy for the treatment of malaria

Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine Book
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Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine


  • Author : Michael R. Hamblin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-02-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781908818782

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Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine Excerpt :

Nanoscience has become one of the key growth areas in recent years. It can be integrated into imaging and therapy to increase the potential for novel applications in the field of photomedicine. In the past commercial applications of nanoscience have been limited to materials science research only, however, in recent years nanoparticles are rapidly being incorporated into industrial and consumer products. This is mainly due to the expansion of biomedical related research and the burgeoning field of nanomedicine. Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine covers a wide range of nanomaterials including nanoparticles used for drug delivery and other emerging fields such as optofluidics, imaging and SERS diagnostics. Introductory chapters are followed by a section largely concerned with imaging, and finally a section on nanoscience-enabled therapeutics. Covers a comprehensive up-to-date information on nanoscience Focuses on the combination of photomedicine with nanotechnology to enhance the diversity of applications Pioneers in the field have written their respective chapters Opens a plethora of possibilities for developing future nanomedicine Easy to understand and yet intensive coverage chapter by chapter

The Science of Photomedicine Book

The Science of Photomedicine


  • Author : J.D. Regan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468483123

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The Science of Photomedicine Excerpt :

Although the history of photomedicine dates back thousands of years, with even preliterate cultures appreciating the healing properties of sunlight, for many workers in the discipline photomedicine is associated with the observation about 100 years ago of Niels Finsen, a Danish physician. Finsen recognized that people with tuberculosis who lived in Norway and who had very little exposure to sunlight often developed facial lesions (lupus vulgaris) which would decrease and sometimes disappear during the summer months. This very observant physician reasoned that artificial light ought to produce the same effect as sunlight and began utilizing the radiation from the newly available carbon arc. At first, he used a glass lens to concentrate the radiation, but since this produced considerable burning, he replaced this with a hollow glass lens filled with water. However, while this reduced the heat burns, it did not actually duplicate the effect of direct sunlight. Finally, using a hollow lens filled with water but equipped with quartz windows, Finsen was able to imitate, even improve upon, the effect of sunlight. As a result, lupus vulgaris was practically eliminated from the Scandinavian countries.

Lasers in Photomedicine and Photobiology Book

Lasers in Photomedicine and Photobiology


  • Author : R. Pratesi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540382706

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Lasers in Photomedicine and Photobiology Excerpt :

This Conference on biomedical applications of. lasers ~Ias organized by the Quantum Electronics Divisional Board of the European Physical Society (E.P.S.) and held at the Villa of Poggio Imperiale in Florence, September 3-6, 1979. As kno~m, laser surgery (especially microsurgery and endoscopic photo coagulation) has recently made important progress, and the field is expand i ng rapidly. Very significant applications of lasers have also been achieved in Bi ology during recent years (cell microsurgery, cell counting and sorting, cytofluorimeter devices, etc.) and the potential of laser techniques in this field is nO~1 sufficiently well establ ished. A new class of applications of laserradiJtion in Medicine has recently been made possible by important results obtained with low intensity (non coagulative) visible lasers, such as photodynamic therapy of tumors. At the same time important branches of Medicine, where light effects are studied and optical techniques are presently used for a certain number of clinical applications, such as dermatology and pediatry, appear to be still in their infancy as far as the proper use of optical radiation and techniques, and the understanding of fundamental photoinduced biological processes are con cerned. Moreover, laser photobiology appears a very promising field for the investigation of fundamental processes at the biomolecular level.

Recent Advances in Innovative Magnetic Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics Book

Recent Advances in Innovative Magnetic Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics


  • Author : Sudip Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 49
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643277868

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Recent Advances in Innovative Magnetic Nanomaterials for Cancer Theranostics Excerpt :

In this book, cancer theranostics applications of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles are overviewed in details. Moreover, their synthesis, characterization, multifunctionality, disease targeting, biodistribution, pharmacokinetics and toxicity have been briefly highlighted. Finally, we have mentioned the current examples of clinical trials of magnetic nanoparticles in cancer theranostics along with their future scopes and challenges.

Stimuli Responsive Polymers Book

Stimuli Responsive Polymers


  • Author : Navid Rabiee
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-06-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643276380

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Stimuli Responsive Polymers Excerpt :

This book provides a general introduction to nanogels, and designs of various stimuli-sensitive nanogels that are able to control drug release in response to specific stimuli. Nanogels are three-dimensional nanosized networks that formed by physically or chemically crosslinking polymers. They have highly interesting properties such as biocompatibility, high stability, particle size adjustment, drug loading capability and modification of the surface for active targeting. They can respond to stimuli which results in the controlled release of drug and targeting of the site.

Introduction to Nanomaterials in Medicine Book

Introduction to Nanomaterials in Medicine


  • Author : Mohammad Rabiee
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643274164

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Introduction to Nanomaterials in Medicine Excerpt :

Advancement in the field of nanotechnology has revolutionized the field of medicines and pharmaceuticals in the twentieth century. The proper use of nanomaterials in medical applications requires a proper understanding of these compounds. This correct understanding, beyond the physical and chemical properties, must also have the correct logic of use. In other words, the strategic use of nanomaterials with applicable perspective can also help to advance research, but if we go forward with the current research perspective that leads to the expansion of inapplicable researches, the intrinsic importance of using these nanomaterials is eliminated. This book, considering the importance of nanomaterials and their application in medicine, as well as the significant growth of biomaterials in research fields, introduces the variables law (Rabiee's theory) for the implementation of this research and the establishment of a proper strategy. Considering that the degree of number of biomaterial and host variables follow a variety factors, and by increasing the degree of number of biomaterials and host variables, the degree of total variables also increases and as a result, performance and, consequently, biomaterial behavior in the host environment will have less control and predictive capabilities. For an external substance that is supposed to be in the human body, it must be predictable and controllable, In addition, according to the principle that the host in a fixed person does not have the ability to change, therefore, by using the simpler biomaterials (with less variables), the above goal is more accessible. It should be noted that in addition to observing biocompatibility tests for a biomaterial based on existing protocols and standards, the Applicable Compatibility (AC) parameter is also required in accordance with Rabiee's theory. This book is written in accordance with Rabiee's theory and the contents of this book should be evaluated from this perspective.

Run in the Light Book

Run in the Light


  • Author : John Mitrofanis
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643277202

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Run in the Light Excerpt :

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder with cardinal motor signs of resting tremor, bradykinesia and lead-pipe rigidity. In addition, many patients display non-motor symptoms, including a diminished sensation of smell, gastrointestinal problems, various disorders of sleep and some cognitive impairment. These clinical features - particularly the motor signs - manifest after a progressive death of many dopaminergic neurones in the brain. Although currently available, conventional therapies can reduce the signs of the disease, the progression of this neuronal death has proved difficult to slow or stop, and the condition is relentlessly progressive. Hence, there is a real need to develop a treatment that is neuroprotective, one that slows the pathology of the disease effectively. At present, there are several neuroprotective therapies in the experimental pipeline, but these are for the patients of tomorrow. This book focuses on two therapies that are readily available for the patients of today. They involve the use of exercise and light (i.e. photobiomodulation, the use of red to infrared light therapy (λ=600-1070nm) on body tissues). The two therapies are tied together in several ways. First, in animal models of Parkinson's disease, they each have been shown to offer the key feature of neuroprotection, stimulating a series of built-in protective mechanisms within the neurones, that helps their survival, to self-protect and/or self-repair. There are also some promising indications of neuroprotection and many beneficial outcomes in parkinsonian patients. Further, both exercise and light therapies are similar in that they are non-invasive and safe to use, with no known adverse side-effects, making their combination with the conventional therapies, such as dopamine replacement drug therapy and deep brain stimulation, all the more feasible. Given the heterogeneity of Parkinson's disease in humans, tackling the condition from a range of different angles - with a num

Wound Healing Book

Wound Healing


  • Author : Kursad Turksen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-11-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119282495

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Wound Healing Excerpt :

A comprehensive resource on the recent developments of stem cell use in wound healing With contributions from experts in the field, Wound Healing offers a thorough review of the most recent findings on the use of stem cells to heal wounds. This important resource covers both the basic and translational aspects of the field. The contributors reveal the great progress that has been made in recent years and explore a wide range of topics from an overview of the stem cell process in wound repair to inflammation and cancer. They offer a better understanding of the identities of skin stem cells as well as the signals that govern their behavior that contributes to the development of improved therapies for scarring and poorly healing wounds. Comprehensive in scope, this authoritative resource covers a wealth of topics such as: an overview of stem cell regeneration and repair, wound healing and cutaneous wound healing, the role of bone marrow derived stems cells, inflammation in wound repair, role and function of inflammation in wound repair, and much more. This vital resource: Provides a comprehensive overview of stem cell use in wound healing, including both the basic and translational aspects of the field Covers recent developments and emerging subtopics within the field Offers an invaluable resource to clinical and basic researchers who are interested in wound healing, stem cells, and regenerative medicine Contains contributions from leading experts in the field of wound healing and care Wound Healing offers clinical researchers and academics a much-needed resource written by noted experts in the field that explores the role of stem cells in the repair and restoration of healing wounds.