Suchen

Douglas, Kenneth: Bioprinting

To Make Ourselves Anew
Of the 121,000 people on donor lists in the U.S., over 100,000 need kidney transplants and thousands die each year while waiting. Bioprinting aspires to build healthy kidney tissue from a patient's own cells and transplant this to boost failing kidneys without fear of rejection... As the twenty-first century dawned, a handful of inspired scientists tried to use 3D printing to create living human tissue: to 3D print living human cells with a functional organization. Their vision was to restore the health of people with intractable injuries-worn out cartilage, severed nerves, ailing kidneys, failing hearts-the gamut of human frailties. Their modest success energized others to join the quest. Now, after two decades of ingenious effort and hard work, they have carved out a vibrant new discipline: bioprinting. In Bioprinting: To Make Ourselves Anew, physicist Kenneth Douglas casts an eye over bioprinting's achievements to date and its future prospects. He explains the science with rigor but with a minimum of technical baggage. This is the first book on the subject written expressly for the lay audience: accessible and even entertaining. The author has interviewed two dozen bioprinting researchers from around the world and the personal stories of the scientists behind the science enrich the narrative. These contemporary vignettes are complemented by historical accounts of the women and men whose prescient contributions provided the foundations for bioprinting's development. Bioprinting describes the challenges and accomplishments in the bioprinting of skin, cartilage, bone, skeletal muscle, neuromuscular junctions, liver, heart, lung, kidneys, and so-called organs-on-a-chip as well as the challenges of providing blood vessels and nerves to bioprinted tissues. This is a compelling tale of a work in progress: to imitate nature in order to help people with debilitating afflictions to heal.The interviews with researchers about their struggles and victories immerse the readers in their stories, enriching their understanding of 3D bioprinting.
Autor Douglas, Kenneth
Verlag Oxford Academic
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Seitenangabe 288 S.
Meldetext Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2021
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H23.5 cm x B15.6 cm
Coverlag OUP USA (Imprint/Brand)
Of the 121,000 people on donor lists in the U.S., over 100,000 need kidney transplants and thousands die each year while waiting. Bioprinting aspires to build healthy kidney tissue from a patient's own cells and transplant this to boost failing kidneys without fear of rejection... As the twenty-first century dawned, a handful of inspired scientists tried to use 3D printing to create living human tissue: to 3D print living human cells with a functional organization. Their vision was to restore the health of people with intractable injuries-worn out cartilage, severed nerves, ailing kidneys, failing hearts-the gamut of human frailties. Their modest success energized others to join the quest. Now, after two decades of ingenious effort and hard work, they have carved out a vibrant new discipline: bioprinting. In Bioprinting: To Make Ourselves Anew, physicist Kenneth Douglas casts an eye over bioprinting's achievements to date and its future prospects. He explains the science with rigor but with a minimum of technical baggage. This is the first book on the subject written expressly for the lay audience: accessible and even entertaining. The author has interviewed two dozen bioprinting researchers from around the world and the personal stories of the scientists behind the science enrich the narrative. These contemporary vignettes are complemented by historical accounts of the women and men whose prescient contributions provided the foundations for bioprinting's development. Bioprinting describes the challenges and accomplishments in the bioprinting of skin, cartilage, bone, skeletal muscle, neuromuscular junctions, liver, heart, lung, kidneys, and so-called organs-on-a-chip as well as the challenges of providing blood vessels and nerves to bioprinted tissues. This is a compelling tale of a work in progress: to imitate nature in order to help people with debilitating afflictions to heal.The interviews with researchers about their struggles and victories immerse the readers in their stories, enriching their understanding of 3D bioprinting.
Fr. 31.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-0-19-094354-7
Verfügbarkeit: Noch nicht erschienen, Juli 2021

Über den Autor Douglas, Kenneth

Kenneth Douglas is a research faculty member in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. He earned a BA in mathematics and an MS in physics at the University of Chicago and a PhD in physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Douglas' laboratory created the strategy of employing the surface layers of bacterial extremophiles as biomolecular masks to generate ordered nanostructured materials. His first book was DNA Nanoscience: From Prebiotic Origins to Emerging Nanotechnology (2017).

Weitere Titel von Douglas, Kenneth

Benutzer, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, haben auch gekauft

Kolbert, Elizabeth
Under a White Sky

The Nature of the Future
Fr. 37.50

Cron, Lisa
Story or Die

How to Use Brain Science to Engage, Persuade, and Change Minds in Business and in Life
Fr. 22.50

Zimmer, Carl
A Planet of Viruses

Third Edition
Fr. 23.90

Mason, Christopher E.
The Next 500 Years

Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds
Fr. 36.90

He, Lin
What Makes You Unique?

Fr. 49.90
Filters
Sort
display