Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Infrared Spectroscopy

Life and Biomedical Sciences

Edited by Theophile Theophanides

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

This informative and state-of-the art book on Infrared Spectroscopy in Life sciences designed for researchers, academics as well as for those working in industry, agriculture and in pharmaceutical companies features 20 chapters of applications of MIRS and NIRS in brain activity and clinical research. It shows excellent FT-IR spectra of breast tissues, atheromatic plaques, human bones and projects assessment of haemodynamic activation in the cerebral cortex, brain oxygenation studies and many interesting insights from a medical perspective.

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Infrared SpectroscopyLife and Biomedical SciencesEdited by Theophile Theophanides

Published: April 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2655

ISBN: 978-953-51-0538-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4298-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

63939 Total Chapter Downloads

47 Crossref Citations

134 Web of Science Citations

128 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy in Life and Biomedical Sciences

By Theophile Theophanides


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2. Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in the Management of Patients in Neonatal Intensive Care Units - An Example of Implementation of a New Technology

By Barbara Engelhardt and Maria Gillam-Krakauer


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3. Effects of Sleep Debt on Cognitive Performance and Prefrontal Activity in Humans

By Kenichi Kuriyama and Motoyasu Honma


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4. Applications of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Neurorehabilitation

By Masahito Mihara and Ichiro Miyai


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5. The Use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to Detect Differences in Brain Activation According to Different Experiences with Cosmetics

By Masayoshi Nagai, Keiko Tagai, Sadaki Takata and Takatsune Kumada


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6. Using NIRS to Investigate Social Relationship in Empathic Process

By Taeko Ogawa and Michio Nomura


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7. Introduction of Non-Invasive Measurement Method by Infrared Application

By Shouhei Koyama, Hiroaki Ishizawa, Yuki Miyauchi and Tomomi Dozono


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8. Brain Activity and Movement Cognition - Vibratory Stimulation-Induced Illusions of Movements

By Shu Morioka


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9. Probing Brain Oxygenation Waveforms with Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

By Alexander Gersten, Jacqueline Perle, Dov Heimer, Amir Raz and Robert Fried


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10. Comparison of Cortical Activation During Real Walking and Mental Imagery of Walking - The Possibility of Quickening Walking Rehabilitation by Mental Imaginary of Walking

By Jiang Yinlai, Shuoyu Wang, Renpeng Tan, Kenji Ishida, Takeshi Ando and Masakatsu G. Fujie


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11. Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Assessment of Haemodynamic Activation in the Cerebral Cortex - A Review in Developmental Psychology and Child Psychiatry

By Hitoshi Kaneko, Toru Yoshikawa, Hiroyuki Ito, Kenji Nomura, Takashi Okada and Shuji Honjo


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12. The Application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Wheat Quality Control

By Milica Pojić, Jasna Mastilović and Nineta Majcen


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13. Vis/Near- and Mid- Infrared Spectroscopy for Predicting Soil N and C at a Farm Scale

By Haiqing Yang and Abdul M. Mouazen


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14. The Application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy for the Assessment of Avocado Quality Attributes

By Brett B. Wedding, Carole Wright, Steve Grauf and Ron D. White


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15. Time-Resolved FTIR Difference Spectroscopy Reveals the Structure and Dynamics of Carotenoid and Chlorophyll Triplets in Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Complexes

By Alexandre Maxime and Rienk van Grondelle


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16. The Role of β-Antagonists on the Structure of Human Bone - A Spectroscopic Study

By J. Anastassopoulou, P. Kolovou, P. Papagelopoulos and T. Theophanides


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17. FT-IR Spectroscopy in Medicine

By Vasiliki Dritsa


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18. Chemometrics of Cells and Tissues Using IR Spectroscopy - Relevance in Biomedical Research

By Ranjit Kumar Sahu and Shaul Mordechai


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19. Characterization of Bone and Bone-Based Graft Materials Using FTIR Spectroscopy

By M.M. Figueiredo, J.A.F. Gamelas and A.G. Martins


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20. Brain-Computer Interface Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Rehabilitation

By Kazuki Yanagisawa, Hitoshi Tsunashima and Kaoru Sakatani


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21. Biopolymer Modifications for Biomedical Applications

By M.S. Mohy Eldin, E.A. Soliman, A.I. Hashem and T.M. Tamer


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