This unique book provides a comprehensive description of fluorescence probes and the methodology for the study and diagnostics of oncology. The material is drawn directly from the work of pioneer researchers in cell biology and pathology, and offers a perspective of their most crucial investigations and lifetime experiences; it also opens new horizons on future developments in fundamental methods and diagnostics relevant to cellular physiopathology. Researchers in cell pathology have contributed a broad range of spectral and fluorescence images which most appropriately supplement the information derived from Virchow style microscope slides (these still remain valid after more than 150 years, and a considerable body of knowledge and interpretation can be built around them). The text contains about 100 colour pictures, adding great value to the book.
The Nature of Light; Introduction to Photophysics; Basic Approaches to the Experimental Study of Chemical and Biological Luminescence; Methods and Instrumentation; New Methods. Theoretical Basis and Potential Applications to Biology; Fluorescent Probes; Applications of Fluorescence Techniques to Study Biological Processes in Normal and Pathological Cells; Cell Physiopathology.