Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Volume 5

1st Edition - January 1, 1957

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  • Editors: John H. Lawrence, Cornelius A. Tobias
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281780

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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume V, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in biological and medical physics. The book opens with a discussion of electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance and their applications to biology. This is followed by separate chapters on action spectroscopy, the genetics of somatic mammalian cells, partial-cell irradiation, electrical properties of tissue and cell suspensions, quantum effects in human vision, and television techniques in biology and medicine. Subsequent chapters deal with studies on the use of antibodies as carriers of radioactivity for therapy; studies on the fundamentals of cholesterol metabolism performed with cholesterol labeled with tritium; examples of low level counting problems which have been successfully solved; and the radioactivity of the human body.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume V

    Nuclear and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Its Application to Biology

    I. Introduction

    II. Electron Spin Resonance

    III. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


    Action Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Techniques

    III. General Theoretical Formulation

    IV. Relatively Simple Molecules

    V. Viruses

    VI. Microorganisms

    VII. Larger Scale Systems

    VIII. Multicellular Systems

    IX. Energy Transfer Mechanisms

    X. Conclusion


    The Genetics of Somatic Mammalian Cells

    I. Introduction

    II. Quantitative Growth of Single Mammalian Cells into Macroscopic Colonies

    III. Applications to Problems in the Growth and Genetics of Mammalian Cells

    IV. Conclusions


    Partial-Cell Irradiation

    I. Introduction

    II. Special Concepts and Terminology

    III. Localization Schemes

    IV. Results


    Electrical Properties of Tissue and Cell Suspensions

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques of Measurement

    III. Dielectric Theories Applicable to Biological Material

    IV. Properties of Tissue and Cellular Suspensions in the Radio-Frequency Range (ß-Dispersion)

    V. Properties at Low Frequencies (α-Dispersion)

    VI. Properties of Protein Molecules

    VII. Properties at Ultrahigh Frequencies

    VIII. Electrical Properties of Bacteria

    IX. Concluding Remarks


    Quantum Effects in Human Vision

    I. Introduction

    II. Quantum Limitations to Vision

    III. Quantum Efficiency of the Eye

    IV. Some Problems of Vision

    V. Some Problems for Future Research

    VI. Vision and Evolution


    Television Techniques in Biology and Medicine

    I. Introduction

    II. Broadcast Television and Closed-Circuit Television

    III. Television as Aid to Instruction

    IV. Television as Aid to Research

    V. Television in Medical Practice

    VI. Summary and Prospect


    Studies Directed Toward the Use of Antibodies as Carriers of Radioactivity for Therapy

    I. Introduction

    II. Possible Methods of Achieving Localization

    III. The Labeling of Antibodies

    IV. Production of Antibodies with Substantial Organ and Tissue Specificity

    V. Studies of Labeled Antibodies against Rat and Mouse Organs, Tissues, and Tumors

    VI. Specificity of Localization Necessary for Human Therapy


    Studies on Exogenous Cholesterol Metabolism in Human Atherosclerosis with the Aid of Isotopes

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Methods

    III. Human Studies—An Apparent Metabolic Defect in Exogenous Cholesterol Metabolism in Atherosclerosis

    IV. Animal Studies—The Hepatic Uptake of Chyle Cholesterol

    V. Integration of Human and Animal Studies

    VI. Inhibition of Dietary Cholesterol Absorption with Sitosterol


    The Development and Applications of Low Level Counting

    I. Introduction

    II. Natural Radiocarbon

    III. Natural Tritium

    IV. Fission Products

    V. Conclusions


    Radioactivity of the Human Body

    I. Introduction

    II. Techniques of Measurement

    III. Radioactivity of Body Tissues

    IV. Dosage to Body Tissues from Natural Radioactivity


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1957
  • Published: January 1, 1957
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281780

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John H. Lawrence

Cornelius A. Tobias

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