Nanotechnology and Human Health

Nanotechnology and Human Health

Current Research and Future Trends

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Mukesh Yadav, Jae Song, Arun Kharat, Punuri Babu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907507

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Nanotechnology in Human Health: Current Research and Future Trends details the various challenges faced in human healthcare settings and how nanotechnology can be used to target and improve outcomes. The book describes the application of nanoparticles in the diagnosis of human diseases, including metabolic diseases, cancer, bacterial infection, organ degeneration and the various targeted, nano-based treatments available. Several chapters look at how microbial biofilms - a key clinical concern - can be mitigated using nanomaterials and nanotechnology. In addition, the book covers how different nanoparticle types can be utilized as therapeutic agents. This book combines materials science concepts and techniques with clinical insights and understanding to provide an interdisciplinary reference for materials scientists, microbiologists, biomedical engineers and clinicians with an interest in nanotechnology.

Key Features

  • Reviews the potential applications of nanotechnology in healthcare, with a focus on combating antibiotic-resistant microbial infections and biofilms
  • Explores the legal, social and ethical challenges of utilizing nanotechnology in clinical settings
  • Combines materials science concepts and techniques with clinical insights and understanding to provide an interdisciplinary approach


Materials scientists, microbiologists. Biomedical engineers, clinicians with an interest in nanotechnology

Table of Contents

  • 1. An introduction to nanotechnology and human health
    2. Nanoparticles and control of microbial biofilms
    3. Role of nanotechnology in diagnosis and disease control
    4. Nanoparticles and drug discovery
    5. Current and future prospective of nanoparticles to combat bacteria infections
    6. Nanoparticles based diagnostics development
    7. Biological and chemical synthesis of nanoparticles
    8. Role of nanoparticles and nanobiocomposites in tissue engineering
    9. Nanoparticles, nano biosensors and theranostic applications
    10. Wound healing application of various nanocomposite
    11. Different nano formulations for gene delivery, cancer and lung disease
    12. Biomedical application of carbon nanotubes
    13. Nanotechnology for environmental protection
    14. Nanomaterial’s based biomedical devices
    15. Legal, social ethical implications of nanotechnology on human health
    16. Nanoparticles in medicine: challenges and future perspective

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907507

About the Editors

Mukesh Yadav

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Yadav, is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology. He has more than 12 years of research experience in the field of microbiology in general and microbial biofilms, host-pathogen interaction and entophytes in particular. Dr. Yadav’s research is focused on microbial biofilms in clinical settings. He is particularly interested in microbial biofilms related to pathogenesis and in the identification of novel pathways for the development of new antimicrobial/antibiofilm compounds. The host-response during single species or multi-species colonization in vivo is also an important part of his study. Using in vitro biofilm models and in vivo colonization models, his group have identified a number of natural and synthetic compounds that are effective in controlling bacterial growth in planktonic bacteria as well as under biofilm state. Dr. Yadav has completed four major research projects on microbial biofilms, and has published more than 45 research articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, PUC, Mizoram Central University, Mizoram, India

Jae Song

Prof. Jae Jun Song is a Professor at Korea University College of medicine Seoul, South Korea. Prof. Song is clinical professional and has more than 15 years of research experience. He has published more than 80 research papers in peer-reviewed journals, with more than 3920 citations and h-index 32. He has completed many research grants related to microbial biofilms. Prof. Song laboratory is involved in the study the structure of biofilms, effects of antibiotics and discovery of new compounds to control bacterial biofilm, host pathogen interaction, multi-species biofilms, biofilm role in otitis media. Using both in vitro and in vivo rat and mouse model Prof. Song research team is try to gain more depth knowledge of biofilms made by species of genera Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, South Korea

Arun Kharat

Dr Arun Kharat is Professor at School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. His research specializes in bacterial antibiotic resistant genes, host-pathogen interaction, environmental microbiology, medicinal plants for antimicrobial and anticancer potential. He has 26 years’ experience in biotechnology and microbiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Punuri Babu

Dr Punuri Jayasekhar Babu is Assistant Professor Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, PUC, Mizoram Central University, Mizoram, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati, Assam. He is a University Grants Commission (UGC) Postdoctoral Fellow, executed project in Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for two years and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai for three years. Also, he is an awardee of CSIR-Senior Research Associate (SRA) under Scientist's Pool Scheme. He has 18 Research papers and one patent in his credit. His research work highlighted in various scientific domains namely Nature India, Research Matters, BioPortFolio and The Hindu Newspaper. He is a reviewer for IET Micro and Nano letter, Materials Today procedings, IET Nanobiotechnology and Material Letter. He is a Management Council member (2013-2015) and Life member (LM 1325) of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) and The Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India (LM T-5100) and Member of Material Research Society of India (MRSI), India (Regd. No: AMB 246).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, PUC, Mizoram Central University, Mizoram, India

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