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About this book
Cryobiology is the study of living things at low temperatures. This volume is a comprehensive review on the effects of freezing on living organisms and evaluates how this knowledge can be applied to benefit humanity through advances in healthcare and conservation.
Water: From Liquid to Solid. Historical Introduction to Low Temperature Science. The Water/Ice Transition - The Molecular Events of Freezing. Adaptation of Life to Cold Environments. Life in Cold Environments - What We Can Learn From Antarctica. Lifein the Permafrost - Living at the Extremes. Freezing and Freeze-Adaptation of Plants. Animals in the Frozen Environment - Basic Molecular Genetics of Freezing Adaptations in Freeze-Tolerant Vertebrates. Fundamentals of Cryopreservation.Preservation ofCells in the Dry State: The Vitreous State and How This Compares With Freezing. Cryopreservation/Freeze-Drying of Micro-organisms. Fundamentals of Biophysics of Freezing. Oxidative Stress in the Frozen Planet: A (Free) Radical Point of View. Applicationsof Cryobiological Research in Biodiversity Conservation and the Management of Living Resources. Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos of Aquatic Species. Cryobiology of Gametes and Embryos in Domestic Species. Cryopreservation of Gametes and Embryos inEndangered Species - Management of Genetic Resources. Cryopreservation in Plant Species. Seed Banking at Low Temperatures. Applications of Cryobiological Research in Healthcare and Medical Sector. Cryopreservation of Cell Lines in Biotechnology andRegulatory Affairs. Cryopreservation of Blood Cells in Haematology and Clinical Practice. Cryopreservation of Human Gametes and Embryos for Infertility Treatment. Cryopreservation of Multi-Cellular Tissues in Clinical Tissue Banking. Vitrification inTissue Preservation: New Developments. Biopreservation in Tissue Engineering. Mechanisms of Injury Caused by in vivo Freezing - Applications in Cryosurgery. Overview - Interesting Ending and Possibilities for the Future.