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Themed collection Recent Review Articles

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Advancements in fractal plasmonics: structures, optical properties, and applications

Fractal nanostructures exhibit optical properties that span the visible to far-infrared and are emerging as exciting structures for plasmon-mediated applications.

Graphical abstract: Advancements in fractal plasmonics: structures, optical properties, and applications
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Prospective on using fibre mid-infrared supercontinuum laser sources for in vivo spectral discrimination of disease

Mid-infrared (MIR) fibre-optics may play a future role in in vivo diagnosis of disease, including cancer.

Graphical abstract: Prospective on using fibre mid-infrared supercontinuum laser sources for in vivo spectral discrimination of disease
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Synthesis, design and sensing applications of nanostructured ceria-based materials

Cerium-based materials possess redox properties due to the presence of dual valence states of Ce3+ and Ce4+.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, design and sensing applications of nanostructured ceria-based materials
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Investigations on the interface of nucleic acid aptamers and binding targets

The binding targets of aptamers, the interaction probing methods, and the main binding forces mediating the interaction have been summarized.

Graphical abstract: Investigations on the interface of nucleic acid aptamers and binding targets
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Lipid metabolism in inflammation-related diseases

Lipidomics is used to describe the complete lipid profile and network of cellular lipid metabolism. Traditionally, lipids are recognized as general membrane construction and energy storage molecules. Now, lipids are regarded as potent signaling molecules that regulate a multitude of cellular responses.

Graphical abstract: Lipid metabolism in inflammation-related diseases
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Luminescent switch sensors for the detection of biomolecules based on metal–organic frameworks

The applications of MOFs-based luminescent sensors for biomolecules sensing via a “turn on” or “turn off” response have been reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Luminescent switch sensors for the detection of biomolecules based on metal–organic frameworks
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Direct label-free imaging of brain tissue using synchrotron light: a review of new spectroscopic tools for the modern neuroscientist

A suite of direct spectroscopic imaging techniques using synchrotron light can provide increased biochemical insight into brain disease.

Graphical abstract: Direct label-free imaging of brain tissue using synchrotron light: a review of new spectroscopic tools for the modern neuroscientist
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Chemical clocks, oscillations, and other temporal effects in analytical chemistry: oddity or viable approach?

We review chemo-chronometric assays, in which the time factor—rather than analogue signals—is used to determine concentrations of analytes.

Graphical abstract: Chemical clocks, oscillations, and other temporal effects in analytical chemistry: oddity or viable approach?
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Platforms for rapid cancer characterization by ambient mass spectrometry: advancements, challenges and opportunities for improvement towards intrasurgical use

Ambient Mass Spectrometry (MS) analysis is widely used to characterize biological and non-biological samples.

Graphical abstract: Platforms for rapid cancer characterization by ambient mass spectrometry: advancements, challenges and opportunities for improvement towards intrasurgical use
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Recent advances in merging photonic crystals and plasmonics for bioanalytical applications

The integration of photonic crystals and plasmonics enhances the performance of bioanalytical applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in merging photonic crystals and plasmonics for bioanalytical applications
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How iMALDI can improve clinical diagnostics

Protein mass spectrometry (MS) is an indispensable tool to detect molecular signatures that can be associated with cellular dysregulation and disease.

Graphical abstract: How iMALDI can improve clinical diagnostics
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Biosensing strategies based on enzymatic reactions and nanoparticles

Application of new nanomaterials to detection of enzymatic activities allows the development of new sensitive and selective bioanalytical assays based on enzymes for recognition and signal amplification.

Graphical abstract: Biosensing strategies based on enzymatic reactions and nanoparticles
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Mobile diagnostics: next-generation technologies for in vitro diagnostics

The emergence of a wide range of applications of smartphones along with advances in ‘liquid biopsy’ has significantly propelled medical research particularly in the field of in vitro diagnostics (IVD).

Graphical abstract: Mobile diagnostics: next-generation technologies for in vitro diagnostics
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Gas-generating reactions for point-of-care testing

Gas generation-based measurement is an attractive alternative approach for POC (Point-of-care) testing, which relies on the amount of generated gas to detect the corresponding target concentrations.

Graphical abstract: Gas-generating reactions for point-of-care testing
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Chem/bio sensing with non-classical light and integrated photonics

Modern quantum technology experiences currently extensive advances in its applicability in communications, cryptography, computing, metrology and lithography. Harnessing this technology platform for chem/bio sensing scenarios is an appealing possibility to enable ultra-sensitive detection schemes.

Graphical abstract: Chem/bio sensing with non-classical light and integrated photonics
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Sample preparation for polar metabolites in bioanalysis

Sample preparation is a primary step of any bioanalytical workflow, especially in metabolomics where maximum information has to be obtained without spoiling the analytical instrument. The sample extraction of polar metabolites is still challenging but strategies exist to enable the phase transfer of hydrophilic metabolites from the biological phase to a clean interference-free phase.

Graphical abstract: Sample preparation for polar metabolites in bioanalysis
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A pressure-driven gas-diffusion/permeation micropump for self-activated sample transport in an extreme micro-environment

The pressure-driven gas-diffusion/permeation micropump is highlighted for stable microdroplet/liquid delivery under extreme conditions, e.g. high temperature, and a three-dimensional, long-distance and complex-topology microchannel.

Graphical abstract: A pressure-driven gas-diffusion/permeation micropump for self-activated sample transport in an extreme micro-environment
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Single-system based discriminative optical sensors: different strategies and versatile applications

Single-system based optical sensors can realize discrimination through multi-wavelength cross-reactive responses by different strategies.

Graphical abstract: Single-system based discriminative optical sensors: different strategies and versatile applications
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Advances in the integration of quantum dots with various nanomaterials for biomedical and environmental applications

We review the advances in the integration of quantum dots with various nanomaterials for biomedical and environmental applications.

Graphical abstract: Advances in the integration of quantum dots with various nanomaterials for biomedical and environmental applications
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Advances in point-of-care diagnostic devices in cancers

The early diagnosis and monitoring of the progress of cancers are limited due to the lack of adequate screening tools.

Graphical abstract: Advances in point-of-care diagnostic devices in cancers
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Chemical analysis in saliva and the search for salivary biomarkers – a tutorial review

A review of the uses of saliva biomarkers, detection methods and requirements for new biomarkers.

Graphical abstract: Chemical analysis in saliva and the search for salivary biomarkers – a tutorial review
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Review: a comprehensive summary of a decade development of the recombinase polymerase amplification

RPA is a versatile complement or replacement of PCR, and now is stepping into practice.

Graphical abstract: Review: a comprehensive summary of a decade development of the recombinase polymerase amplification
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Molecular methods in electrochemical microRNA detection

High-throughput profiling/sensing of nucleic acids has recently emerged as a highly promising strategy for the early diagnosis and improved prognosis of a broad range of pathologies, most notably cancer. The review highlights some of the most promising strategies for electrochemical sensing of microRNA biomarkers.

Graphical abstract: Molecular methods in electrochemical microRNA detection
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A review of sorting, separation and isolation of cells and microbeads for biomedical applications: microfluidic approaches

We have reviewed the microfluidic approaches for cell/particle isolation and sorting, and extensively explained the mechanism behind each method.

Graphical abstract: A review of sorting, separation and isolation of cells and microbeads for biomedical applications: microfluidic approaches
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Microfluidic bioanalytical flow cells for biofilm studies: a review

A comprehensive review of the current state of microfluidic bioanalytical research applied to bacterial biofilms.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic bioanalytical flow cells for biofilm studies: a review
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Biomedical applications of mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers – a review

Quantum cascade lasers with high spectral power density and narrow band emission profiles provide novel access to biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Biomedical applications of mid-infrared quantum cascade lasers – a review
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Graphene, electrospun membranes and granular activated carbon for eliminating heavy metals, pesticides and bacteria in water and wastewater treatment processes

The availability of safe water has a significant impact on all parts of society, its growth and sustainability, both politically and socioeconomically.

Graphical abstract: Graphene, electrospun membranes and granular activated carbon for eliminating heavy metals, pesticides and bacteria in water and wastewater treatment processes
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Exploring the potential of electroless and electroplated noble metal–semiconductor hybrids within bio- and environmental sensing

This manuscript provides an elaborate review on galvanic noble metal nanoparticles deposited onto semiconductor surfaces, from the preparation stage towards their application in biosensors and gas sensing.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the potential of electroless and electroplated noble metal–semiconductor hybrids within bio- and environmental sensing
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Smartphone-based analytical biosensors

With the rapid development, mass production, and pervasive distribution of smartphones in recent years, they have provided people with portable, cost-effective, and easy-to-operate platforms to build analytical biosensors for point-of-care (POC) applications and mobile health.

Graphical abstract: Smartphone-based analytical biosensors
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Graphene-based nanoplatforms for surface-enhanced Raman scattering sensing

We demonstrate recent advances in the fabrication and SERS sensing applications of graphene-based nanoplatforms.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-based nanoplatforms for surface-enhanced Raman scattering sensing
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DNA methylation detection: recent developments in bisulfite free electrochemical and optical approaches

The recent development of optical and electrochemical biosensors for bisulfite treatment free DNA methylation detection methods have been reviewed. The major challenges associated with the bisulfite treatment in DNA methylation detection and their potential solutions are also discussed.

Graphical abstract: DNA methylation detection: recent developments in bisulfite free electrochemical and optical approaches
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Nanomaterial based electrochemical sensors for the safety and quality control of food and beverages

Electrochemical determination of some common additives and contaminants, which are widely found in food and beverages.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterial based electrochemical sensors for the safety and quality control of food and beverages
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Electrochemical microfluidics techniques for heavy metal ion detection

Heavy metals refer to metals with a density above 5 × 103 kg m−3, such as lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg).

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical microfluidics techniques for heavy metal ion detection
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Advances in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates for lipid and protein characterization: sensing and beyond

Developments in SERS substrates are enabling detection and biophysical characterization of lipids, protein and cellular systems with improved sensitivity, reproducibility and biocompatibility.

Graphical abstract: Advances in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates for lipid and protein characterization: sensing and beyond
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Molecularly imprinted polymers’ application in pesticide residue detection

Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) are produced using molecular imprinting technology (MIT) and have specific analyte-binding abilities and unique properties, including chemical and thermal stability, reusability, high selectivity, and high sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Molecularly imprinted polymers’ application in pesticide residue detection
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Partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) for classification of high-dimensional (HD) data: a review of contemporary practice strategies and knowledge gaps

This review highlights and discusses critically various knowledge gaps in classification modelling using PLS-DA for high dimensional data.

Graphical abstract: Partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) for classification of high-dimensional (HD) data: a review of contemporary practice strategies and knowledge gaps
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Optical assays based on colloidal inorganic nanoparticles

Colloidal inorganic nanoparticles have wide applications in the detection of analytes and in biological assays.

Graphical abstract: Optical assays based on colloidal inorganic nanoparticles
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Electrochemiluminescence biosensing based on different modes of switching signals

Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) has attracted much attention in various fields of analysis owing to low background signals, high sensitivity, and excellent controllability.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemiluminescence biosensing based on different modes of switching signals
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Advancements in microfluidic technologies for isolation and early detection of circulating cancer-related biomarkers

Isolation of circulating biomarkers using microfluidic devices for cancer diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Advancements in microfluidic technologies for isolation and early detection of circulating cancer-related biomarkers
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Microfluidic technologies for circulating tumor cell isolation

Metastasis is the main cause of tumor-related death, and the dispersal of tumor cells through the circulatory system is a critical step in the metastatic process.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic technologies for circulating tumor cell isolation
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In vitro and ex vivo measurement of the biophysical properties of blood using microfluidic platforms and animal models

Several techniques for the in vitro and ex vivo measurement of hemorheological properties using microfluidic platforms and animal models were reviewed.

Graphical abstract: In vitro and ex vivo measurement of the biophysical properties of blood using microfluidic platforms and animal models
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The growing role of structural mass spectrometry in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies

The comprehensive structural characterization of therapeutic antibodies is of critical importance for the successful discovery and development of such biopharmaceuticals, yet poses many challenges to modern measurement science. Here, we review the current state-of-the-art mass spectrometry technologies focusing on the characterization of antibody-based therapeutics.

Graphical abstract: The growing role of structural mass spectrometry in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies
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Paper-based nucleic acid amplification tests for point-of-care diagnostics

A critical review of paper-based nucleic acid amplification tests with a focus on integration and sequence of operations.

Graphical abstract: Paper-based nucleic acid amplification tests for point-of-care diagnostics
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Anti-Aβ drug candidates in clinical trials and plasmonic nanoparticle-based drug-screen for Alzheimer's disease

This review surveys the important developments of drug candidates for Alzheimer's disease and highlights gold nanoparticle-based anti-Aβ drug-screening.

Graphical abstract: Anti-Aβ drug candidates in clinical trials and plasmonic nanoparticle-based drug-screen for Alzheimer's disease
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Recent advances in ambient mass spectrometry of trace explosives

This review aims to showcase and critically discuss advances in ambient mass spectrometry for the trace detection of explosives.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in ambient mass spectrometry of trace explosives
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Recent advances in nanoparticle-based lateral flow immunoassay as a point-of-care diagnostic tool for infectious agents and diseases

Recent advances in lateral flow immunoassay-based devices as a point-of-care analytical tool for the detection of infectious diseases are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nanoparticle-based lateral flow immunoassay as a point-of-care diagnostic tool for infectious agents and diseases
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Recent advances in microRNA detection

Recent advances in miRNA detection methods and new applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in microRNA detection
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Clinical applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy: state of play and future challenges

This review examines the state-of-the-art of clinical applications of infrared absorption and Raman spectroscopy, outstanding challenges, and progress towards translation.

Graphical abstract: Clinical applications of infrared and Raman spectroscopy: state of play and future challenges
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Electrochemical and surface plasmon insulin assays on clinical samples

This review describes the development of insulin assays based on electrochemical and surface plasmon resonance techniques utilizing biological selectivity and nanotechnology for sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical and surface plasmon insulin assays on clinical samples
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Graphene-based aptasensors: from molecule–interface interactions to sensor design and biomedical diagnostics

Graphene-based aptasensors exhibit wide applications for the biomedical detection of DNA, proteins, small molecules, viruses, bacteria, and cells.

Graphical abstract: Graphene-based aptasensors: from molecule–interface interactions to sensor design and biomedical diagnostics
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Current state of bioanalytical chromatography in clinical analysis

Chromatographic methods have become popular in clinical analysis in both routine and research laboratories.

Graphical abstract: Current state of bioanalytical chromatography in clinical analysis
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Advances, challenges and opportunities for point-of-need screening of mycotoxins in foods and feeds

Recent advances in analytical methods for mycotoxin screening in foods and feeds are reviewed, focusing on point-of-need detection using integrated devices.

Graphical abstract: Advances, challenges and opportunities for point-of-need screening of mycotoxins in foods and feeds
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Analyzing the structure of macromolecules in their native cellular environment using hydroxyl radical footprinting

Hydroxyl radical footprinting (HRF) has been successfully used to study the structure of both nucleic acids and proteins in live cells.

Graphical abstract: Analyzing the structure of macromolecules in their native cellular environment using hydroxyl radical footprinting
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In-cell NMR: from metabolites to macromolecules

In-cell NMR of macromolecules has gained momentum over the last ten years as an approach that might bridge the branches of cell biology and structural biology.

Graphical abstract: In-cell NMR: from metabolites to macromolecules
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Protein separation under a microfluidic regime

Increasing growth of interest in the field of microfluidic protein/peptide separation and sensing.

Graphical abstract: Protein separation under a microfluidic regime
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High performance affinity chromatography and related separation methods for the analysis of biological and pharmaceutical agents

The last few decades have witnessed the development of many high-performance separation methods that use biologically related binding agents.

Graphical abstract: High performance affinity chromatography and related separation methods for the analysis of biological and pharmaceutical agents
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Emerging biosensor platforms for the assessment of water-borne pathogens

Pathogens are key contaminants in water that are responsible for the generation of various water-borne diseases, and include viruses, fungi, bacteria, and protozoan parasites.

Graphical abstract: Emerging biosensor platforms for the assessment of water-borne pathogens
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Recent advances in the use of microfluidic technologies for single cell analysis

We present a review on recent advances in single cell analysis based on microfluidic platforms.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the use of microfluidic technologies for single cell analysis
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Microfluidic methods for aptamer selection and characterization

This review highlights advances and trends in microfluidic techniques for selecting and characterizing nucleic acid aptamers.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidic methods for aptamer selection and characterization
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Histological coherent Raman imaging: a prognostic review

Coherent Raman imaging provides information that could be key to improving analysis of tissues for cancer diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Histological coherent Raman imaging: a prognostic review
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