Therapeutic and Diagnostic Nanomaterials

  • Devasena T

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the Nanotheranostics book sub series (BRIEFSNANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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    Pages 15-27
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    Pages 29-40
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    Pages 41-51
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    Pages 53-59
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    Pages 61-109

About this book


This brief highlights nanoparticles used in the diagnosis and treatment of prominent diseases and toxic conditions. Ecofriendly methods which are ideal for the synthesis of medicinally valued nanoparticles are explained and the characteristic features of these particles projected. The role of these particles in the therapeutic field, and the induced biological changes in some diseases are discussed. The main focus is on inflammation, oxidative stress and cellular membrane integrity alterations. The effect of nanoparticles on these changes produced by various agents are highlighted using in vitro and in vivo models. The mechanism of nanoparticles in ameliorating the biological changes is supported by relevant images and data. Finally, the brief demonstrates recent developments on the use of nanoparticles in diagnosis or sensing of some biological materials and biologically hazardous environmental materials.


Biologically Hazardous Materials Diagnostic Nanomaterials Diagnostic Therapy Molecular Medicine Nanomedicine Nanotheranostics Therapeutic Nanomaterials

Authors and affiliations

  • Devasena T
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for NanoscienceAnna University Centre for NanoscienceChennaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0921-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0923-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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