New Science Direct Reference Works: Nanoscience, Biomaterials, Natural Products

Several online reference works from Science Direct (Elsevier) are now available to the UCSD community. Each work is fully searchable, and the articles are available as PDFs and can be downloaded to e-readers. Each article has an extensive bibliography, and you’ll also get a list of related articles from the Science Direct journals.

COMPREHENSIVE NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY covers the full breath of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Nanomaterials (Quantum Dots: Synthesis & Characterization; Inorganic Nanowires; Solar Cells & Photocatalysts; Optical Properties of Nanostructured Silicon)
  • Biological Nanoscience (DNA-Conjugated Nanomaterials for Bioanalysis; Tissue Engineering; Protein Nanomechanics; Biological Imaging Using Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy)
  • Nanostructured Surfaces (Directed Assembly of Nanostructures; Surface Nanophotonics Theory; Tribology of Nanostructured Surfaces; Nanostructures and Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy)
  • Nanofabrication and Devices (Nanofluidics; Molecular Machines & Motors; Nanoscale Transistors; Spin-Based Data Storage)
  • Self-Assembly and Nanochemistry (Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks; Assembly of Nanoparticles; Mesogens and Mesophases; Functionalized Fullerenes: Synthesis and Functions; Nanotechnology, Society, and Environment)

COMPREHENSIVE BIOMATERIALS reviews the current status of biomaterials, from basic science to clinical applications, the formulations and chemistry of biomaterials and how they’re used in devices and implants, from conventional and accepted materials to emerging prototypes and future directions.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Metallic, Ceramic and Polymeric Biomaterials (Metals for Use in Medicine; Bioactive Ceramics: Physical Chemistry; Shape-Memory Polymers; Electroactive Polymeric Biomaterials)
  • Biologically Inspired and Biomolecular Materials (Self-Assembling Biomaterials; Protein-Engineered Biomaterials: Synthesis and Characterization; Bone as a Material; Collagen: Materials Analysis and Implant Uses)
  • Methods of Analysis (Atomic Force Microscopy; Biomedical Thin Films: Mechanical Properties; Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Biological Imaging; Microarrays in Biomaterials Research; Biosensors Based on Sol–Gel-Derived Materials; Intracellular Probes)
  • Biocompatibility, Surface Engineering, and Delivery of Drugs, Genes and Other Molecules (Bacterial Adhesion and Biomaterial Surfaces; Rational and Combinatorial Methods to Create Designer Protein Interfaces; Electrospun Fibers for Drug Delivery; Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks as New Drug Carriers; Hybrid Magnetic Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery)
  • Tissue and Organ Engineering (Effects of Mechanical Stress on Cells; Biomaterials in Cartilage Tissue Engineering; Biomaterials for Cardiac Cell Transplantation; Biomaterials for Central Nervous System Regeneration; Skin Tissue Engineering; Organ Printing)
  • Biomaterials and Clinical Use (Bone Cement; Trends in Materials for Spine Surgery; Bone Tissue Grafting and Tissue Engineering Concepts; Biomaterials and Their Application in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery; Cardiac Valves: Biologic and Synthetic; Biomaterials for Spinal Cord Repair; Retina Reconstruction; Bioartificial Kidney)

COMPREHENSIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS II: CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY covers the current status of and future trends in natural products at the intersection of chemistry and biology concerned with isolation, identification, structure elucidation, and chemical characteristics of naturally occurring compounds: pheromones, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, enzymes and more.

    The volumes (and sample chapters):

  • Natural Products Structural Diversity-I Secondary Metabolites Organization and Biosynthesis (Carotenoids; Microbial Type III Polyketide Synthases; Plant Phenolics: Phenylpropanoids)
  • Natural Products Structural Diversity-II Secondary Metabolites: Sources, Structures and Chemical Biology (Marine Macroalgal Natural Products; The Chemistry of Symbiotic Interactions; Natural Products of Therapeutic Importance)
  • Development & Modification of Bioactivity (Nature as Source of Medicines: Novel Drugs from Nature: Screening for Antitumor Activity; Natural Products as Sweeteners and Sweetness Modifiers; Chemistry of Coffee; Ethnopharmacology and Drug Discovery; Biotransformation of Monoterpenoids)
  • Chemical Ecology (Plant Hormones; Pheromones in Vertebrates; Cell-to-Cell Communications among Microorganisms; Marine Natural Products as Antifeedants)
  • Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins (Nonprotein l-Amino Acids; Posttranslational Modification of Proteins; Therapeutic Value of Peptides from Animal Venoms)
  • Carbohydrates, Nucleosides & Nucleic Acids (Enzymatic Synthesis of Complex Carbohydrates; Celluloses; RNA Modifying Enzymes; Chemical Glycobiology)
  • Cofactors (Flavin-Dependent Enzymes; Coenzyme A Biosynthesis and Enzymology; Cofactor Catabolism; Genomics and Enzymology of NAD Biosynthesis)
  • Enzymes & Enzyme Mechanisms (Evolution and the Enzyme; Fatty Acid Biosynthesis and Oxidation; Copper Metalloenzymes; Detection of Novel Enzyme Intermediates)
  • Modern Methods in Natural Products Chemistry (Introduction to Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography; Mass Spectrometry: Structure Determination of Proteins and Peptides; Natural Products Research and Metabolomics; NMR – Small Molecules and Analysis of Complex Mixtures),,
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