Introduction to Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences
A. Espinosa, F. J. Teran and D. Ortega introduce the Nanoscale Advances themed collection on Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences.
Nanomaterials responding to microwaves an emerging field for imaging and therapy
Hybrid magnetic nanoparticles as efficient nanoheaters in biomedical applications
In this minireview we discuss and provide a perspective on the novel systems, the synthesis routes and the interface-mediated properties that determine the heating efficiency of hybrid magnetic nanoparticles.
Understanding intracellular nanoparticle trafficking fates through spatiotemporally resolved magnetic nanoparticle recovery
We describe how magnetic nanoparticles can be used to study intracellular nanoparticle trafficking, and how magnetic extraction may be integrated with downstream analyses to investigate nanoscale decision-making events.
Biomedical nanomaterials for immunological applications: ongoing research and clinical trials
This review discusses the main nanomaterial-induced immunomodulatory mechanisms and how insights into these mechanisms lead to new therapeutic applications.
Role of inorganic nanoparticle degradation in cancer therapy
Nanomaterials are widely exploited for developing novel cancer therapies. Here, we discuss the potential of cancer-selective toxicity of metal oxide particle degradation.
Identifying the presence of magnetite in an ensemble of iron-oxide nanoparticles: a comparative neutron diffraction study between bulk and nanoscale
We exploit the Verwey transition to detect the presence of magnetite in an ensemble of IONPs by using the thermal evolution value of the magnetic moment obtained by neutron diffraction in a mixture of maghemite and magnetite phases in their cores.
Advanced analysis of magnetic nanoflower measurements to leverage their use in biomedicine
Analysing magnetic nanoflower measurements using Kaczmarz' method offers a nanoscopic view in their complex magnetic behaviour, thereby guiding their optimal use in biomedical applications.
New volumetric CNT-doped gelatin–cellulose scaffolds for skeletal muscle tissue engineering
Currently, the fabrication of scaffolds for engineered skeletal muscle tissues is unable to reach the millimeter size.
Self-assembly of Janus Au:Fe3O4 branched nanoparticles. From organized clusters to stimuli-responsive nanogel suprastructures
Novel suprastructures, from small clusters to micelle-like structures, are obtained by self-assembly of Janus Au:Fe3O4 nanostars under external stimuli.
About this collection
Description – This is a collection of papers consisting of invited contributions from speakers and attendees of the 2nd Nanomaterials applied to life sciences (NALS) conference, held in Madrid, Spain, 29th to 31st January 2020. Guest edited by Ana Espinosa, Francisco Teran and Daniel Ortega from the University of Cádiz. We hope you enjoy reading these articles.