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This book offers an explanation of the specific ways that biocatalysis outperforms chemical catalysis by: utilizing ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure to minimize problems of isomerization, racemization, and epimerization; employing microbial cells and enzymes that can be immobilized and reused over many cycles; and overexpressing enzymes for greater economy and efficiency.

"A marvelous job of exploring first hand the implications of storing our entire lives digitally." -Guy L. Tribble, Apple, Inc. Tech luminary, Gordon Bell, and Jim Gemmell unveil a guide to the next digital revolution. Our daily life started becoming digital a decade ago. Now much of what we do is digitally recorded and accessible. This trend won't stop. And the benefits are astonishing. Based on their own research Bell and Gemmell explain the ever-... more...

This book offers a mathematical update of the state of the art of the research in the field of mathematical and numerical models of the circulatory system. It is structured into different chapters, written by outstanding experts in the field. Many fundamental issues are considered, such as: the mathematical representation of vascular geometries extracted from medical images, modelling blood rheology and the complex multilayer structure of the vascular... more...

This book will contain the proceedings of the XIV International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration (RD2010), held July 13-17, 2010, in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. The volume will present representative state-of-the-art research in almost all areas of retinal degenerations, ranging from cytopathologic, physiologic, diagnostic and clinical aspects; animal models; mechanisms of cell death; candidate genes, cloning, mapping and other aspects of... more...

Although often thought of as "fish oils", these omega-3 oils are also available from microbial fermentation and from other marine organisms such as krill. There is increasing interest in the development of higher plants with the ability to synthesize long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, with the ultimate objective of creating crop plants yielding oils containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid... more...


The second edition of a bestseller, Design Controls for the Medical Device Industry provides a comprehensive review of the latest design control requirements, as well as proven tools and techniques to ensure your company’s design control program evolves in accordance with current industry practice. The text assists in the development of an effective design control program that not only satisfies the US FDA Quality System Regulation... more...

There continues to be widespread interest in the applications of hydrogen as a clean fuel and its potential for local electricity production and use in transport. Recent years have seen a variety of breakthroughs in our understanding of the nature, structure, and biosynthesis of hydrogenases. This book is a timely description of these developments, taking a lucid, multidisciplinary approach. Scientists in fields, such as clean technology, biochemistry,... more...

Food Chemical Safety: Additives provides an authoritative survey of current developments in regulation, research, and best practices in the management of chemicals in food. Some topics include analytical methods and instrumentation for detecting chemicals in food, international regulation of additives in food, and flavourings, colourings, sweeteners, enzymes, and solvents.

Correlative Learning: A Basis for Brain and Adaptive Systems provides a bridge between three disciplines: computational neuroscience, neural networks, and signal processing. First, the authors lay down the preliminary neuroscience background for engineers. The book also presents an overview of the role of correlation in the human brain as well as in the adaptive signal processing world; unifies many well-established synaptic adaptations (learning)... more...

This is the 3rd volume in a series of reviews centered on the single major topic of bone replacement, discussing the biology of stem cells and cell signals, the knowledge needed to make stem cell-engineered bone tissue a reality, and how to prevent bone allograft infection. Useful as a followup to its predecessors, and as a stand-alone reference, it will interest a broad audience from orthopedists and bioengineers to dentists.