Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Volume 7

1st Edition - January 1, 1960

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  • Editors: Cornelius A. Tobias, John H. Lawrence
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281803

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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume VII, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in biological and medical physics. The book opens with a study on genetic and physiological effects of the decay of incorporated radioactive phosphorus in bacterial viruses and bacteria. This is followed by separate chapters on micro x-ray diffraction on biological materials; autoradiography with tritium-labeled substances; mechanisms of activity transfer between receptor cell and nerve cell in the Limulus lateral eye; and the effects of radiation on the central nervous system. Subsequent chapters deal with isotopic studies on the distribution and metabolism of plasma proteins and radiation carcinogenesis.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume VII

    Genetic and Physiological Effects of the Decay of Incorporated Radioactive Phosphorus in Bacterial Viruses and Bacteria

    I. Introduction

    II. Inactivation of Bacterial Viruses

    III. Cross Reactivation of Bacterial Viruses

    IV. Studies on the Multiplication of Bacterial Viruses

    V. Inactivation of Bacteria

    VI. Synthetic Capacities of Bacteria

    VII. Bacterial Conjugation and Recombination

    VIII. Lysogeny

    IX. Summary and Conclusion


    Micro X-Ray Diffraction on Biological Materials

    I. Introduction

    II. General Aspects of Micro X-Ray Diffraction

    IIL X-Ray Sources

    IV. CoUimation and Camera Geometry

    V. Specimen

    VI. Recording of Micro X-Ray Diffraction Patterns

    VII. Different Types of Microcameras

    VIII. Biological Applications

    IX. General Discussion


    Autoradiography with Tritium-Labeled Substances

    I. Introduction

    II. Tritium—Properties and Methods for Labeling

    III. Autoradiographic Methods

    IV. Studies with Tritium-Labeled Compounds

    V. Radiation Damage and Tritium Autoradiography

    VI. Prospects for the Future


    The Limulus Eye as an Information Converter: Mechanisms for the Transfer of Information from the Light Image to the Optic Nerve Discharge

    I. Introduction

    II. Proposed Sequence of Processes for the Transfer of Information from the Light Image into a Pattern of Optic Nerve Impulses

    III. Application of the Proposed Sequence to the Limulus Lateral Eye

    IV. Testing the Proposed Sequence of Activity Transfer Mechanisms in the Limulus Lateral Eye

    V. Comparison with the Vertebrate Eye

    VI. Recapitulation


    Physiological Effects of Nuclear Radiations on the Central Nervous System

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Irradiation upon the Functions of the Cerebral Cortex

    III. Effects of Radiation upon the Functions of the Brain Stem

    IV. Effects of Radiation upon the Functions of the Spinal Cord

    V. Effects of Radiation upon the Afferent Systems

    VI. General Observations of the Effects of Ionizing Irradiation upon the Central Nervous System

    VII. Effects of Irradiation during the Embryonic and Early Postnatal Life upon the Functions of the Central Nervous System

    VIII. Ionizing Radiation as a Stimulus of the Central Nervous System

    IX. Effects of Irradiation upon Nervous Regulation of the Vegetative Functions and Tissue Trophics

    X. Effects of Radiation upon the Permeability of the Hematoencephalic Barrier and the Metabolic Processes in the Brain

    XI. Conclusions

    References (Additional References)

    Some Isotopic Studies on the Distribution and Metabolism of Plasma Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. The Plasma Protein Pool

    III. Calculation of the Distribution, Total Body Pool, and Turnover of a Plasma Protein

    IV. Some Studies of Plasma Protein Metabolism in Selected Pathological Conditions


    Radiation Carcinogenesis

    I. Introduction

    II. Radiation Carcinogenesis in Man

    III. Neoplasms in Experimental Animals Following Radiation

    IV. Conclusions and Summary


    Addendum to Chapter

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1960
  • Published: January 1, 1960
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281803

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Cornelius A. Tobias

John H. Lawrence

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