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Bioelectronics goes 3D: new trends in cell–chip interface engineering

Bioelectronic platforms can be used for electrophysiology, monitoring and stimulating specific cellular functions.

Graphical abstract: Bioelectronics goes 3D: new trends in cell–chip interface engineering
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Near-infrared light triggered drug release from mesoporous silica nanoparticles

Stimuli triggered drug delivery systems enable controlled release of drugs at the optimal space and time, thus achieving optimal therapeutic effects.

Graphical abstract: Near-infrared light triggered drug release from mesoporous silica nanoparticles
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Enhancing the sensitivity of colorimetric lateral flow assay (CLFA) through signal amplification techniques

This article highlights recent signal amplification techniques for enhancing the detection sensitivity of colorimetric lateral flow assay.

Graphical abstract: Enhancing the sensitivity of colorimetric lateral flow assay (CLFA) through signal amplification techniques
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Multivalency as an action principle in multimodal lectin recognition and glycosidase inhibition: a paradigm shift driven by carbon-based glyconanomaterials

Glyco(mimetic)-coated fullerenes and nanodiamonds are playing a decisive role in the investigation of the lectin–enzyme crosstalk behaviours elicited by (hetero)multivalency.

Graphical abstract: Multivalency as an action principle in multimodal lectin recognition and glycosidase inhibition: a paradigm shift driven by carbon-based glyconanomaterials
From the themed collection: Carbon Nanostructures in Biology and Medicine
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Bioactive glasses in wound healing: hope or hype?

Bioactive glasses have long been investigated in mineralized tissue regeneration, but recently their potential applications in soft tissue repair, and in particular wound healing, have demonstrated great promise.

Graphical abstract: Bioactive glasses in wound healing: hope or hype?
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Advancements in infrared imaging platforms: complementary imaging systems and contrast agents

Recent advancements in the design of complementary infrared (IR) fluorescence imaging systems and IR-emitting contrast agents are highlighted. The ability to maximize the full performance of any IR imaging platform relies on the thorough understanding of the requirements of the imaging system and physical characteristics of the complementary contrast agents.

Graphical abstract: Advancements in infrared imaging platforms: complementary imaging systems and contrast agents
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Nanoparticle–proteome in vitro and in vivo

The protein corona is a concept central to a range of disciplines exploiting the bio–nano interface.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle–proteome in vitro and in vivo
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Polymers and hydrogels for local nucleic acid delivery

This review focusses on the rational design of materials (from polymers to hydrogel materials) to achieve successful local delivery of therapeutic nucleic acids.

Graphical abstract: Polymers and hydrogels for local nucleic acid delivery
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Biodegradable polyester unimolecular systems as emerging materials for therapeutic applications

Biodegradable polyester unimolecular systems are the future emerging materials for therapeutic applications.

Graphical abstract: Biodegradable polyester unimolecular systems as emerging materials for therapeutic applications
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Injectable hydrogels: a new paradigm for osteochondral tissue engineering

Osteochondral tissue engineering has become a promising strategy for repairing focal chondral lesions and early osteoarthritis (OA), which account for progressive joint pain and disability in millions of people worldwide. This review helps in providing a more comprehensive and systematic overview of utilizing injectable hydrogels for osteochondral repair.

Graphical abstract: Injectable hydrogels: a new paradigm for osteochondral tissue engineering
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Mechanical determination of particle–cell interactions and the associated biomedical applications

Mechanical determination of particle–cell interactions and the associated biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical determination of particle–cell interactions and the associated biomedical applications
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Bioelectronics with nanocarbons

Smart bioelectronics fabricated from nanocarbons have the potential to enable seamless integration with electrogenic cells and tissues.

Graphical abstract: Bioelectronics with nanocarbons
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Noble metal nanostructure-decorated molybdenum disulfide nanocomposites: synthesis and applications

Noble metal nanostructure-decorated MoS2 nanocomposites have been used in sensors, catalysts, antibacterial materials and batteries due to their excellent properties.

Graphical abstract: Noble metal nanostructure-decorated molybdenum disulfide nanocomposites: synthesis and applications
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Multifunctional bacterial imaging and therapy systems

Advanced antibacterial materials are classified and introduced, and their applications in multimodal imaging and therapy are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional bacterial imaging and therapy systems
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Photo-triggered antibacterial and anticancer activities of zinc oxide nanoparticles

Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) generate reactive oxygen species and thus induce phototoxicity against bacteria and cancer cells due to their photocatalytic effects under light irradiation. This review introduces and discusses recent research regarding the utilization of ZnO NPs for light-triggered antibacterial and anticancer activities.

Graphical abstract: Photo-triggered antibacterial and anticancer activities of zinc oxide nanoparticles
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Chemosensors for biogenic amines and biothiols

There is burgeoning interest among supramolecular chemists to develop novel molecular systems to detect biogenic amines and bio-thiols in aqueous and non-aqueous media due to their potential role in biological processes.

Graphical abstract: Chemosensors for biogenic amines and biothiols
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Multifunctional smart hydrogels: potential in tissue engineering and cancer therapy

Multifunctional smart hydrogels are used for tissue engineering, drug delivery and cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Multifunctional smart hydrogels: potential in tissue engineering and cancer therapy
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Nanostructured interfaces for probing and facilitating extracellular electron transfer

Probing and facilitating microbial extracellular electron transfer through nanotechnology enabled platforms are transforming bioenergetic, bioelectronic, and other related research areas.

Graphical abstract: Nanostructured interfaces for probing and facilitating extracellular electron transfer
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A review on visible-light induced photoelectrochemical sensors based on CdS nanoparticles

Discovering the distinctive photophysical properties of semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs) has made these a popular subject in recent advances in nanotechnology-related analytical methods.

Graphical abstract: A review on visible-light induced photoelectrochemical sensors based on CdS nanoparticles
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3D printing of ceramic-based scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: an overview

In this review, we systematically highlight the advances in 3D printing of ceramic-based scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

Graphical abstract: 3D printing of ceramic-based scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: an overview
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Recent developments in smart antibacterial surfaces to inhibit biofilm formation and bacterial infections

Since their development over 70 years, antibiotics are still the most effective strategy to treat bacterial biofilms and infections.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in smart antibacterial surfaces to inhibit biofilm formation and bacterial infections
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Nanomaterial-doped conducting polymers for electrochemical sensors and biosensors

This review summarizes recent advances in the development of electrochemical sensors and biosensors based on nanomaterial doped conducting polymers.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterial-doped conducting polymers for electrochemical sensors and biosensors
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Advances in luminescent materials with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) properties for biomedical applications

Fluorescent materials with AIE effect have recently received great attention in biomedical research because of their good optical properties, species diversity and high sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Advances in luminescent materials with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) properties for biomedical applications
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Wearable and flexible sensors for user-interactive health-monitoring devices

The development of flexible and wearable healthcare devices facilitates a real-time monitoring of body activities as well as detecting various biosignals, which provided useful information to manage one's health condition for personal health monitoring.

Graphical abstract: Wearable and flexible sensors for user-interactive health-monitoring devices
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Recent progress on graphene-based substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering applications

Graphene-based SERS substrates are classified and introduced, and their applications in biosensing-related fields are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress on graphene-based substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering applications
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Synthesis of hydrogel-bearing phenylboronic acid moieties and their applications in glucose sensing and insulin delivery

In past few years, phenylboronic acids (PBAs) have attracted researcher's attention due to their unique responsiveness towards diol-containing molecules such as glucose.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of hydrogel-bearing phenylboronic acid moieties and their applications in glucose sensing and insulin delivery
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Approaches to improve the biocompatibility and systemic circulation of inorganic porous nanoparticles

The exploitation of various inorganic nanoparticles as drug carriers and therapeutics is becoming increasingly common.

Graphical abstract: Approaches to improve the biocompatibility and systemic circulation of inorganic porous nanoparticles
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Reliable laser fabrication: the quest for responsive biomaterials surface

This review presents current efforts in laser fabrication, focusing on the surface features of biomaterials and their biological responses; this provides insight into the engineering of bio-responsive surfaces for future medical devices.

Graphical abstract: Reliable laser fabrication: the quest for responsive biomaterials surface
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Chemical modification of halloysite nanotubes for controlled loading and release

Halloysite hybrid materials have been used as drug carrier and delivery, filler for hydrogels, in tissue regeneration and gene delivery.

Graphical abstract: Chemical modification of halloysite nanotubes for controlled loading and release
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Inorganic polymerization: an attractive route to biocompatible hybrid hydrogels

The sol–gel process is one of the main techniques leading to hybrid hydrogels that can be used in a wide scope of applications, especially in the biomedical field.

Graphical abstract: Inorganic polymerization: an attractive route to biocompatible hybrid hydrogels
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Tuning the optical properties of graphene quantum dots for biosensing and bioimaging

This review highlights new insights into the various strategies used to tune the optical features of graphene quantum dots, and their use as attractive and powerful probes for bio-sensing/imaging.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the optical properties of graphene quantum dots for biosensing and bioimaging
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Controlling enzyme function through immobilisation on graphene, graphene derivatives and other two dimensional nanomaterials

Controlling enzyme function through immobilisation on graphene, graphene derivatives and other two dimensional nanomaterials.

Graphical abstract: Controlling enzyme function through immobilisation on graphene, graphene derivatives and other two dimensional nanomaterials
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Energy transfer-based biodetection using optical nanomaterials

This review focuses on recent progress in the development of FRET probes and the applications of FRET-based sensing systems.

Graphical abstract: Energy transfer-based biodetection using optical nanomaterials
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Investigations on the elasticity of functional gold nanoparticles using single-molecule force spectroscopy

In this focused review we turn our attention towards several approaches for detecting the elasticity of NPs, systematically summarizing the divergent elasticity values of distinct gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with different surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Investigations on the elasticity of functional gold nanoparticles using single-molecule force spectroscopy
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Recent advances in nitric oxide delivery for antimicrobial applications using polymer-based systems

The present review highlights the recent developments in NO-releasing polymeric biomaterials for antimicrobial applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nitric oxide delivery for antimicrobial applications using polymer-based systems
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Semiconductor versus graphene quantum dots as fluorescent probes for cancer diagnosis and therapy applications

This review provides a comparison of optical, chemical and biocompatibility properties of graphene and semiconductor quantum dots as fluorescent probes.

Graphical abstract: Semiconductor versus graphene quantum dots as fluorescent probes for cancer diagnosis and therapy applications
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Self-assembly of collagen-based biomaterials: preparation, characterizations and biomedical applications

By combining regulatory parameters with characterization methods, researchers can selectively fabricate collagenous biomaterials with various functional responses for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of collagen-based biomaterials: preparation, characterizations and biomedical applications
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Tailoring the immuno-responsiveness of anodized nano-engineered titanium implants

Implants modified with titania nanotubes towards immuno-modulation: advances, research gaps and the future.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring the immuno-responsiveness of anodized nano-engineered titanium implants
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Research progresses on the functional polypeptides in the detection and imaging of breast cancer

Polypeptides as functional groups continue to garner significant interest in the detection and imaging of breast cancer, working as recognition elements, signal sources, building blocks and therapeutic reagents, etc.

Graphical abstract: Research progresses on the functional polypeptides in the detection and imaging of breast cancer
From the themed collection: Cancer Diagnostics
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Amorphous polyphosphate, a smart bioinspired nano-/bio-material for bone and cartilage regeneration: towards a new paradigm in tissue engineering

Physiological amorphous polyphosphate nano/micro-particles, injectable and implantable, attract and stimulate MSCs into implants for tissue regeneration.

Graphical abstract: Amorphous polyphosphate, a smart bioinspired nano-/bio-material for bone and cartilage regeneration: towards a new paradigm in tissue engineering
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Dendrimer as a multifunctional capping agent for metal nanoparticles for use in bioimaging, drug delivery and sensor applications

Various strategies (single & multi-pot) to synthesize dendrimer-coated metal nanoparticles and their exploration in various biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Dendrimer as a multifunctional capping agent for metal nanoparticles for use in bioimaging, drug delivery and sensor applications
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Nanoscale 3D printing of hydrogels for cellular tissue engineering

Two-photon polymerization enables nanoscale 3D printing of hydrogels.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale 3D printing of hydrogels for cellular tissue engineering
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Strategies to design antimicrobial contact lenses and contact lens cases

Different strategies to design antimicrobial contact lenses and contact lens cases.

Graphical abstract: Strategies to design antimicrobial contact lenses and contact lens cases
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Antioxidant activity of nanomaterials

In this review, the main families of nanoantioxidants and the chemical methods used to measure their antioxidant activity are reported.

Graphical abstract: Antioxidant activity of nanomaterials
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Combined therapies with nanostructured carbon materials: there is room still available at the bottom

Combining therapies on a sheet of carbon is possible!

Graphical abstract: Combined therapies with nanostructured carbon materials: there is room still available at the bottom
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Functionalization of cotton cellulose for improved wound healing

Cotton functionalization with hydrogels improve it application as wound dressing.

Graphical abstract: Functionalization of cotton cellulose for improved wound healing
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Progress in TiO2 nanotube coatings for biomedical applications: a review

The biocompatibility, controllable size and crystal structure and surface functionalization ability of TNTs accelerate its efficient development in biomedical applications including implants and biosensors.

Graphical abstract: Progress in TiO2 nanotube coatings for biomedical applications: a review
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Mitochondria and lysosome-targetable fluorescent probes for HOCl: recent advances and perspectives

We highlight the representative cases of fluorescent HOCl probes with mitochondria and lysosome-targetable ability. The discussion includes their design strategies, sensing mechanisms, and applications in bio-imaging of HOCl in organelles.

Graphical abstract: Mitochondria and lysosome-targetable fluorescent probes for HOCl: recent advances and perspectives
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Magnetic protein imprinted polymers: a review

Synthesis of protein imprinted polymers coupled to magnetic nanoparticles to obtain specific recognition systems is very promising, but is still challenging.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic protein imprinted polymers: a review
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Recent advances in biomolecule immobilization based on self-assembly: organic–inorganic hybrid nanoflowers and metal–organic frameworks as novel substrates

In the past few years, the immobilization of biomolecules on hybrid nanoflowers and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) via self-assembly synthesis has received much attention due to its superior advantages.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in biomolecule immobilization based on self-assembly: organic–inorganic hybrid nanoflowers and metal–organic frameworks as novel substrates
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Design of functional electrospun nanofibers for cancer cell capture applications

The review reports recent advances in the design of functional electrospun nanofibers for cancer cell capture applications.

Graphical abstract: Design of functional electrospun nanofibers for cancer cell capture applications
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Encoding materials for programming a temporal sequence of actions

Materials are usually synthesized to allow a function that is either independent of time or that can be triggered in a specific environment.

Graphical abstract: Encoding materials for programming a temporal sequence of actions
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Advances in plant-derived edible nanoparticle-based lipid nano-drug delivery systems as therapeutic nanomedicines

Plant-derived edible nanoparticles (PDNPs) are nano-sized membrane vesicles released by edible plants, such as grapefruit, ginger, broccoli, and lemon.

Graphical abstract: Advances in plant-derived edible nanoparticle-based lipid nano-drug delivery systems as therapeutic nanomedicines
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Recent advances in cell-mediated nanomaterial delivery systems for photothermal therapy

Cell-mediated “Trojan Horse” delivery vehicles overcome the drug delivery barriers to transport nano-agents enhancing the efficiency of photothermal therapy.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in cell-mediated nanomaterial delivery systems for photothermal therapy
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Electrophoretic deposition: a versatile tool against biomaterial associated infections

Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is a versatile and cost-effective technique which can be exploited to tackle biomaterial-associated infections (BAIs), considered one of today's most withering complications of orthopedic implant surgery.

Graphical abstract: Electrophoretic deposition: a versatile tool against biomaterial associated infections
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Progress in internal/external stimuli responsive fluorescent carbon nanoparticles for theranostic and sensing applications

The research and development of fluorescent carbon nanoparticles, from their resources, synthesis method to applications in theranostic and sensing application have been attractive due to their unique properties.

Graphical abstract: Progress in internal/external stimuli responsive fluorescent carbon nanoparticles for theranostic and sensing applications
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Cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)–inorganic hybrid systems: synthesis, properties and applications

Cellulose nanocrystal (CNC), a class of sustainable nanomaterial derived from forest and agro-biomass can serve as nature's storage for carbon dioxide.

Graphical abstract: Cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)–inorganic hybrid systems: synthesis, properties and applications
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Cyclotriphosphazene core-based dendrimers for biomedical applications: an update on recent advances

This review highlights the recent advances of the synthesis of cyclotriphosphazene-based dendrimers for different biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Cyclotriphosphazene core-based dendrimers for biomedical applications: an update on recent advances
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Nanoscale metal–organic frameworks for drug delivery: a conventional platform with new promise

This review highlights recent advances made using nanoscale metal–organic frameworks (NMOFs) for designing cargo-delivery systems.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscale metal–organic frameworks for drug delivery: a conventional platform with new promise
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Recent advances in iridium(III) complex-assisted nanomaterials for biological applications

Phosphorescent iridium(III) complexes have gained increasing attention in biological applications owing to their excellent photophysical properties and efficient transportation into live cells.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in iridium(iii) complex-assisted nanomaterials for biological applications
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Progress of recyclable magnetic particles for biomedical applications

The preparation, types, recycling methods, biomedical applications and outlook of recyclable magnetic particles have been reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Progress of recyclable magnetic particles for biomedical applications
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NIR-I-to-NIR-II fluorescent nanomaterials for biomedical imaging and cancer therapy

This review discusses the recent development of nanomaterials with NIR-I-to-NIR-II fluorescence and their applications in biomedical imaging and cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: NIR-I-to-NIR-II fluorescent nanomaterials for biomedical imaging and cancer therapy
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Responsive crosslinked polymer nanogels for imaging and therapeutics delivery

Nanogels are water-soluble crosslinked polymer networks with tremendous potential in targeted imaging and controlled drug and gene delivery.

Graphical abstract: Responsive crosslinked polymer nanogels for imaging and therapeutics delivery
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Recent progress in upconversion luminescence nanomaterials for biomedical applications

This review focuses on the biomedical applications of upconversion luminescence nanomaterials, including lanthanide-doped inorganic nanocrystals and TTA-based UCNPs.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in upconversion luminescence nanomaterials for biomedical applications
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Functional peptide-based nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy

Photodynamic therapy as a non-invasive approach has obtained great research attention during the last decade.

Graphical abstract: Functional peptide-based nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy
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Impact of anti-biofouling surface coatings on the properties of nanomaterials and their biomedical applications

Various anti-biofouling surface coating materials for nanoparticles have been reviewed for the reduction of their non-specific interactions with biological systems.

Graphical abstract: Impact of anti-biofouling surface coatings on the properties of nanomaterials and their biomedical applications
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Recent progress in nanotechnology for stem cell differentiation, labeling, tracking and therapy

Nanotechnology advancements for stem cell differentiation, labeling, tracking and therapeutic applications in cardiac repair, bone, and liver regeneration are delineated.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in nanotechnology for stem cell differentiation, labeling, tracking and therapy
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Antioxidant nanomaterials in advanced diagnoses and treatments of ischemia reperfusion injuries

The effects of antioxidant nanomaterials on organ ischemia with inadequate oxygen supply followed by reperfusion occured in different clinical conditions and surgical procedures including stroke, myocardial infarction, limb ischemia, renal failure, organ transplantation, free-tissue-transfer, cardiopulmonary bypass, and vascular surgery.

Graphical abstract: Antioxidant nanomaterials in advanced diagnoses and treatments of ischemia reperfusion injuries
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Hyperbranched polyglycerols: recent advances in synthesis, biocompatibility and biomedical applications

Hyperbranched polyglycerol is one of the most widely studied biocompatible dendritic polymer and showed promising applications. Here, we summarized the recent advancements in the field.

Graphical abstract: Hyperbranched polyglycerols: recent advances in synthesis, biocompatibility and biomedical applications
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Creation and bioapplications of porous organic polymer materials

Emerging porous organic polymers can serve as promising platforms for bio-related applications.

Graphical abstract: Creation and bioapplications of porous organic polymer materials
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This collection contains recent Review-type articles published by Journal of Materials Chemistry B, the home for high impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for biology and medicine. New articles will be added to this collection as soon as possible after publication.


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