This book reviews the various applications of nanotechnology in human health. The introductory chapters focus on the classifications, types, synthesis, and characterization of various types of nanomaterials, while subsequent chapters highlight current applications of nanomaterials in the diagnosis and treatment of microbial and viral infections, and also in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Further, the book explores the potential role of nanomaterials in connection with neuronal differentiation, neuronal protection, and neurological diseases. It demonstrates the use of nanotechnology to diagnose and treat genetic disorders, as well as endocrine and metabolic syndrome diseases. It also discusses the ethics and the negative impacts of nanomaterials on human health. Lastly, it examines the intellectual property aspects and government regulations associated with the research, design, and commercialization of nanotechnology-based products. Given its scope, it offers a valuable resource for all researchers and professionals working with nanotechnology-based applications in human health.
Professor Firdos Alam Khan is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Stem Cell Biology, Institute for Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC), Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He completed his Ph.D. in Zoology with a specialization in Neuroscience at Nagpur University, India, and has been involved in teaching various courses including Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Business of Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Cell & Tissue Engineering and Bioethics & IPR to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He was a Professor and Chairman of the School of Life Sciences and served as Chairman of the Research & Development program at Manipal University (now Manipal Academy of Higher Education) Dubai Campus, United Arab Emirates. He holds three US patents in the field of stem cell biology; has authored two books: Biotechnology Fundamentals (textbook) and Biotechnology in Medical Science; and has published numerous research articles on stem cell biology, neuroscience, and nanomedicine. Professor Khan is an editor and reviewer for various high-impact journals, including, Scientific Report, Nanomedicine, IET Nanobiotechnology, Drug Design, Development and Therapy, 3Biotech, Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, and the International Journal of Nanomedicine.
Examines the applications of nanotechnology in the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases including cancer, and neurological, genetic, endocrine, and metabolic syndrome disorders
Presents nano-based products related to nanomedicine, nanosensors, and nanorobots
Highlights intellectual property aspects and the commercialization of nanoproducts that have applications in human health
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