Nanomedicine and the Nervous System
Colin R. Martin, Victor R. Preedy, Ross J. Hunter
CRC Press, Mar 8, 2012 - Medical - 380 pages
The nanosciences encompass a variety of technologies ranging from particles to networks and nanostructures. Nanoparticles can be suitable carriers of therapeutic agents, and nanostructures provide suitable platforms and scaffolds for sub-micro bioengineering. This book focuses on nanomedicine and nanotechnology as applied to the nervous system and the brain. It covers nanoparticle-based immunoassays, nanofiber microbrush arrays, nanoelectrodes, protein nanoassemblies, nanoparticles-assisted imaging, nanomaterials, and ion channels. Additional topics include stem cell imaging, neuronal performance, treatment of stroke and spinal cord injury, and lipid nanostructures.