Author Archives: Kannadasan Venkatachalam

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SCBE Professors & Researchers Use Dead Bacteria to Kill Colorectal Cancer


SCBE Prof Teoh Swee Hin, Assoc Prof Kathy Luo, Ammar Mansoor Hassanbhai, Madhura Satish Bhave and Padmaja Anand discovered that dead bacteria can also kill colorectal tumour cells. Photo credit: NTU. Read more here. Their work was published in the open access peer-reviewed journal, Scientific Reports, under the Nature publishing group. The article citation: Bhave, M. S., Hassanbhai, A. M., Anand, P., Luo, K. Q., & Teoh, S. H. (2015). Effect of Heat-Inactivated Clostridium sporogenes and Its Conditioned Media on 3-Dimensional Colorectal Cancer Cell Models. Scientific Reports, 5, 15681. doi: 10.1038/srep15681.


Methods in biomedical informatics : a pragmatic approach
By Sarkar, Indra Neil
QH324.2.M592, Lee Wee Nam Library

Beginning with a survey of fundamental concepts associated with data integration, knowledge representation, and hypothesis generation from heterogeneous data sets, Methods in Biomedical Informatics provides a practical survey of methodologies used in biological, clinical, and public health contexts. These concepts provide the foundation for more advanced topics like information retrieval, natural language processing, Bayesian modeling, and learning classifier systems. The survey of topics then concludes with an exposition of essential methods associated with engineering, personalized medicine, and linking of genomic and clinical data. Within an overall context of the scientific method, Methods in Biomedical Informatics provides a practical coverage of topics that is specifically designed for: (1) domain experts seeking an understanding of biomedical informatics approaches for addressing specific methodological needs; or (2) biomedical informaticians seeking an approachable overview of methodologies that can be used in scenarios germane to biomedical research. [As taken from Amazon]


Nanotube superfiber materials : changing engineering design
By Schulz, Mark J
TA418.9.N35N186as, Lee Wee Nam Library

Nanotube Superfiber Materials refers to different forms of macroscale materials with unique properties constructed from carbon nanotubes. These materials include nanotube arrays, ribbons, scrolls, yarn, braid, and sheets. Nanotube materials are in the early stage of development and this is the first dedicated book on the subject. Transitioning from molecules to materials is a breakthrough that will positively impact almost all industries and areas of society.

Key properties of superfiber materials are high flexibility and fatigue resistance, high energy absorption, high strength, good electrical conductivity, high maximum current density, reduced skin and proximity effects, high thermal conductivity, lightweight, good field emission, piezoresistive, magnetoresistive, thermoelectric, and other properties. These properties will open up the door to dozens of applications including replacing copper wire for power conduction, EMI shielding, coax cable, carbon biofiber, bullet-proof vests, impact resistant glass, wearable antennas, biomedical microdevices, biosensors, self-sensing composites, supercapacitors, superinductors, hybrid superconductor, reinforced elastomers, nerve scaffolding, energy storage, and many others. [As taken from Amazon]


Basic chemical thermodynamics
By Smith, E. Brian (Eric Brian)
QD504.S646 2014, Lee Wee Nam Library

This widely acclaimed text, now in its sixth edition and translated into many languages, continues to present a clear, simple and concise introduction to chemical thermodynamics. An examination of equilibrium in the everyday world of mechanical objects provides a starting point for an accessible account of the factors that determine equilibrium in chemical systems. This straightforward approach leads students to a thorough understanding of the basic principles of thermodynamics, which are then applied to a wide range of physical chemical systems.
The book also discusses the problems of non-ideal solutions and the concept of activity, and provides an introduction to the molecular basis of thermodynamics.
Over six editions, the views of teachers of the subject and their students have been incorporated. Reference to the phase rule has been included in this edition and the notation has been revised to conform to current IUPAC recommendations. Students taking courses in thermodynamics will continue to find this popular book an excellent introductory text. [As taken from Amazon]


Chemical engineering : a comprehensive approach
By Lakhi, Kripal S.
TP155.L192, Lee Wee Nam Library

A Comprehensive Approach will overcome the difficulties experienced by field operators who want to enhance their basic theoretical knowledge of various unit operations and process equipments and panel operators and fresh chemical engineering graduates who want to revise and revisit various fundamental chemical engineering concepts. This book will also be useful for those who wish to prepare for various competitive exams such as GATE. [As taken from Amazon]