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RNA BioMolecular Electronics: towards new tools for biophysics and biomedicine

Nanoscience has enabled the electrical study of individual biomolecules. This perspective presents the nascent field of RNA BioMolecular Electronics, overviewing the main developments and exploring recent and future potential applications.

Graphical abstract: RNA BioMolecular Electronics: towards new tools for biophysics and biomedicine
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Electrospinning for healthcare: recent advancements

This perspective explores recent developments and innovations in the electrospinning technique and their potential applications in biomedicine.

Graphical abstract: Electrospinning for healthcare: recent advancements
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The rise of bio-inspired polymer compartments responding to pathology-related signals

Self-organized nano- and microscale polymer compartments such as polymersomes, giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs), polyion complex vesicles (PICsomes) and layer-by-layer (LbL) capsules have increasing potential in many sensing applications.

Graphical abstract: The rise of bio-inspired polymer compartments responding to pathology-related signals
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Electro-optical π-radicals: design advances, applications and future perspectives

Perspectives on carbon-centred neutral π-radicals are discussed in terms of materials design, optical and electrochemical properties, target applications and intriguing research directions that deserve further attention.

Graphical abstract: Electro-optical π-radicals: design advances, applications and future perspectives
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers
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Polysaccharide nanoparticles: from fabrication to applications

The present review highlights the developments in polysaccharide nanoparticles with a particular focus on applications in biomedicine, cosmetics and food.

Graphical abstract: Polysaccharide nanoparticles: from fabrication to applications
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A review on diatom biosilicification and their adaptive ability to uptake other metals into their frustules for potential application in bone repair

Diatoms are unicellular eukaryotic algae that have a distinctive siliceous cell wall (frustule) with unique architectures. These frustules are a naturally derived biomaterial, which can be chemically modified and may have potential in bone tissue engineering applications.

Graphical abstract: A review on diatom biosilicification and their adaptive ability to uptake other metals into their frustules for potential application in bone repair
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Biocompatibility and biodegradability of metal organic frameworks for biomedical applications

The biocompatibility and biodegradability of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are discussed to highlight their best biomedical applications up-to-date.

Graphical abstract: Biocompatibility and biodegradability of metal organic frameworks for biomedical applications
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Fabrication of nanoparticles for bone regeneration: new insight into applications of nanoemulsion technology

This review discusses nanoemulsion technology as a tool for fabrication of nanoparticles for bone regeneration applications including hydroxyapatite nanoparticles, polymer nanoparticles for drug/biomolecule delivery and bone-targeting nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Fabrication of nanoparticles for bone regeneration: new insight into applications of nanoemulsion technology
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Low-dimensional nanomaterials for antibacterial applications

In this review we discuss the development of nanomaterial based systems for antibacterial applications.

Graphical abstract: Low-dimensional nanomaterials for antibacterial applications
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Applications of nanoscale metal–organic frameworks as imaging agents in biology and medicine

This review introduces the application of metal–organic frameworks in biological imaging, covering the incorporation of imaging functionality, the range of imaging techniques accessible, and their integration with other therapeutic capabilities.

Graphical abstract: Applications of nanoscale metal–organic frameworks as imaging agents in biology and medicine
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Functional silk fibroin hydrogels: preparation, properties and applications

This article reviews the current status of the preparation, properties and application of functional silk protein hydrogels.

Graphical abstract: Functional silk fibroin hydrogels: preparation, properties and applications
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Advanced biomedical applications based on emerging 3D cell culturing platforms

We discuss the recent progress in the development of scaffold-free techniques for the fabrication of cell spheroids and their biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Advanced biomedical applications based on emerging 3D cell culturing platforms
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Promising nanomaterials in the fight against malaria

Nanomaterials can offer customized tools for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes that bring new solutions in different stages of malaria infection.

Graphical abstract: Promising nanomaterials in the fight against malaria
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Multicomponent polysaccharide alginate-based bioinks

3D-Bioprinting has seen a rapid expansion in the last few years, with an increasing number of reported bioinks, amongst which, alginate is an ideal ingredient due to its biocompatibility and ease of gelation.

Graphical abstract: Multicomponent polysaccharide alginate-based bioinks
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Advancements in the development on new liquid embolic agents for use in therapeutic embolisation

This review covers the current state-of-the-art in the development of liquid embolics for therapeutic embolisation.

Graphical abstract: Advancements in the development on new liquid embolic agents for use in therapeutic embolisation
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Enzyme catalysis powered micro/nanomotors for biomedical applications

This review provides insights on enzyme powered motors using fuels present in biological environments for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme catalysis powered micro/nanomotors for biomedical applications
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Nanoparticle-based biosensors for detection of extracellular vesicles in liquid biopsies

Selecting the appropriate nanoparticle, functionalization chemistry and sensing methodology can speed up the translation of liquid biopsies into the clinic.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle-based biosensors for detection of extracellular vesicles in liquid biopsies
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Smart diagnostic nano-agents for cerebral ischemia

A summary of the latest developments on imaging techniques and smart nano-diagnostics used for ischemic stroke.

Graphical abstract: Smart diagnostic nano-agents for cerebral ischemia
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The excellent biocompatibility and negligible immune response of the titanium heterometallic MOF MUV-10

MUV-10 exhibits slow physiological degradation kinetics, good dispersibility, high biomolecular loading and excellent immune system biocompatibility.

Graphical abstract: The excellent biocompatibility and negligible immune response of the titanium heterometallic MOF MUV-10
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Fluorescent nanodiamonds encapsulated by Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus (CCMV) proteins for intracellular 3D-trajectory analysis

Fluorescent nanodiamonds are stabilized by a corona of virus capsid proteins. Intracellular diffusion studies were performed suggesting that virus-coated nanodiamonds could be attractive tools for conceptual understanding of cell-virus interactions.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent nanodiamonds encapsulated by Cowpea Chlorotic Mottle Virus (CCMV) proteins for intracellular 3D-trajectory analysis
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Engineered protein cages for selective heparin encapsulation

Virus capsid proteins modified with a heparin binding peptide can selectively bind and encapsulate heparin inside a protein cage.

Graphical abstract: Engineered protein cages for selective heparin encapsulation
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Specifiable biomimetic microsponges for timed release of crystal entrapped biomolecules useful in bone repair

Most marine biomaterials comprise of inorganic crystals with various tectonic structures that permit the inclusion, storage, release, and delivery of organic biomolecules. One analog with those functions is exploited for preclinical application.

Graphical abstract: Specifiable biomimetic microsponges for timed release of crystal entrapped biomolecules useful in bone repair
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Single-molecule DNA origami aptasensors for real-time biomarker detection

DNA nanostructures as platforms to monitor the inherent conformational changes of aptamers upon analyte binding, with single-molecule resolution and real-time capability.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule DNA origami aptasensors for real-time biomarker detection
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Plasmonic photothermal microneedle arrays and single needles for minimally-invasive deep in-skin hyperthermia

We report, for the first time, crosslinked polymeric microneedle (MN) arrays and single needles (2 mm and 4.5 mm length) coated with gold nanorods (GnRs) to induce deep hyperthermia in a 3 mm-thickness skin model upon near infrared (NIR) laser irradiation.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic photothermal microneedle arrays and single needles for minimally-invasive deep in-skin hyperthermia
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Light-switchable anchors on magnetized biomorphic microcarriers

Combining silica-biomorphs, magnetite mesocrystals and covalently bound spiropyrans into light-switchable microcarriers.

Graphical abstract: Light-switchable anchors on magnetized biomorphic microcarriers
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Seed-mediated synthesis of plasmonic gold nanoribbons using cancer cells for hyperthermia applications

MCF7 Cells biomineralize gold ions into long aspect-ratio nanoribbons in the presence of spherical nanoparticles as seeds with excellent photothermal properties.

Graphical abstract: Seed-mediated synthesis of plasmonic gold nanoribbons using cancer cells for hyperthermia applications
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Dual water-healable zwitterionic polymer coatings for anti-biofouling surfaces

Herein, we show for the first time drop-casting zwitterionic polymer colloidal particles onto different surfaces to obtain zwitterionic coatings with highly protein-repelling properties and dual self-healing capabilities.

Graphical abstract: Dual water-healable zwitterionic polymer coatings for anti-biofouling surfaces
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Towards deployable meta-implants

The first step towards deployable meta-implants: design, manufacturing and proof of concept.

Graphical abstract: Towards deployable meta-implants
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Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging

Stability, biocompatibility and near-infrared photoluminescence of PbS nanocrystals capped with PEG-based ligands open up realistic prospects for non-invasive bioimaging applications.

Graphical abstract: Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging
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Tuneable plasmonic gold dendrimer nanochains for sensitive disease detection

We report the development of a tuneable plasmonic nanochain immunoassay with increased sensitivity over traditional monodisperse nanoparticle lateral flow tests.

Graphical abstract: Tuneable plasmonic gold dendrimer nanochains for sensitive disease detection
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Biocompatible pH-responsive nanoparticles with a core-anchored multilayer shell of triblock copolymers for enhanced cancer therapy

pH-Responsive drug nanocarriers were made via facile self-assembly, showing excellent stability in bio-media (50% PBS/FBS) and enhanced drug efficacy towards cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: Biocompatible pH-responsive nanoparticles with a core-anchored multilayer shell of triblock copolymers for enhanced cancer therapy
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Hollow protein microparticles formed through cross-linking by an Au3+ initiated redox reaction

We report the formation of hollow microparticles through the assembly of lipoproteins in CaCO3 templates and cross-linking by using Au3+ ions.

Graphical abstract: Hollow protein microparticles formed through cross-linking by an Au3+ initiated redox reaction
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Thiolated cationic poly(aspartamides) with side group dependent gelation properties for the delivery of anionic polyelectrolytes

A new synthetic strategy of thiolated polyaspartamides accelerated their oxidation-induced gelation and anionic polyelectrolytes are released in a controlled manner.

Graphical abstract: Thiolated cationic poly(aspartamides) with side group dependent gelation properties for the delivery of anionic polyelectrolytes
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Enzymatic elaboration of oxime-linked glycoconjugates in solution and on liposomes

Despite existing as a mixture of isomers, reducing sugar oximes can still be substrates for glycosyltransferases.

Graphical abstract: Enzymatic elaboration of oxime-linked glycoconjugates in solution and on liposomes
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Linear and branched polymer prodrugs of the water-soluble nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor emtricitabine as structural materials for long-acting implants

Long acting release of the water soluble nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor emtricitabine (FTC) has been demonstrated in vitro through polymer formation using FTC as a monomer, and forming implants made of the drug containing polymer.

Graphical abstract: Linear and branched polymer prodrugs of the water-soluble nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor emtricitabine as structural materials for long-acting implants
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Characterization and preliminary in vivo evaluation of a self-expandable hydrogel stent with anisotropic swelling behavior and endoscopic deliverability for use in biliary drainage

We demonstrate the potential of a novel self-expandable biliary stent comprised of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogel with anisotropic swelling behavior, endoscopic deliverability, and removability in vivo, using a porcine stent model.

Graphical abstract: Characterization and preliminary in vivo evaluation of a self-expandable hydrogel stent with anisotropic swelling behavior and endoscopic deliverability for use in biliary drainage
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Investigating the viability of sulfur polymers for the fabrication of photoactive, antimicrobial, water repellent coatings

A novel superhydrophobic coating prepared from an inverse vulcanized copolymer and SiO2 nanoparticle composite, exhibiting antibacterial properties, photocatalytic behaviour and UV stability.

Graphical abstract: Investigating the viability of sulfur polymers for the fabrication of photoactive, antimicrobial, water repellent coatings
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Understanding the internal heavy-atom effect on thermally activated delayed fluorescence: application of Arrhenius and Marcus theories for spin–orbit coupling analysis

The mechanism of heavy-atom effect on organic blue TADF emitters is investigated using a combined Arrhenius and Marcus theories approach. Basic molecular design principles of such hybrid organic TADF materials are formulated.

Graphical abstract: Understanding the internal heavy-atom effect on thermally activated delayed fluorescence: application of Arrhenius and Marcus theories for spin–orbit coupling analysis
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Understanding electrochemical properties of supported lipid bilayers interfaced with organic electronic devices

Native and synthetic membranes can be electrically monitored by creating supported lipid bilayers on top of conducting polymer electrodes. Cell membrane characteristics, e.g. the function of transmembrane proteins, are studied in this paper, along with device sensitivity.

Graphical abstract: Understanding electrochemical properties of supported lipid bilayers interfaced with organic electronic devices
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Relationship between molecular properties and degradation mechanisms of organic solar cells based on bis-adducts of phenyl-C61 butyric acid methyl ester

Change of the side chain position of bis-PCBM can modulate the molecular parameters and further serve as a strategy to control the stability of organic solar cells.

Graphical abstract: Relationship between molecular properties and degradation mechanisms of organic solar cells based on bis-adducts of phenyl-C61 butyric acid methyl ester
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Inverting glucuronidation of hymecromone in situ by catalytic nanocompartments

Catalytic nanocompartments inverting the metabolite of hymecromone to the active drug inside cells.

Graphical abstract: Inverting glucuronidation of hymecromone in situ by catalytic nanocompartments
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Passerini chemistries for synthesis of polymer pro-drug and polymersome drug delivery nanoparticles

New materials chemistries are urgently needed to overcome the limitations of existing biomedical materials in terms of preparation, functionality and versatility, and also in regards to their compatibility with biological environments.

Graphical abstract: Passerini chemistries for synthesis of polymer pro-drug and polymersome drug delivery nanoparticles
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A lipidic mesophase with tunable release properties for the local delivery of macromolecules: the apoferritin nanocage, a case study

Stable ultra-swollen lipidic cubic phase gels allow to administer locally biomacromolecules in those diseases easily reachable by a local application such as rectal or vaginal cancer.

Graphical abstract: A lipidic mesophase with tunable release properties for the local delivery of macromolecules: the apoferritin nanocage, a case study
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Rapid area deactivation for blocking atomic layer deposition processes using polystyrene brush layers

This work illustrates the use of polystyrene brushes for area selective deactivation against a hafnium atomic layer deposition process. The effect that the thickness of this brush has on its ability to block this process is also shown.

Graphical abstract: Rapid area deactivation for blocking atomic layer deposition processes using polystyrene brush layers
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Phosphonate coating of commercial iron oxide nanoparticles for nanowarming cryopreserved samples

New preservation technologies may allow for organ banking similar to blood and biomaterial banking approaches.

Graphical abstract: Phosphonate coating of commercial iron oxide nanoparticles for nanowarming cryopreserved samples
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Circularly polarised luminescence in an RNA-based homochiral, self-repairing, coordination polymer hydrogel

The aqueous equimolar reaction of Ag(I) ions with the thionucleoside enantiomer (−)6-thioguanosine, ((−)6tGH), yields a one-dimensional coordination polymer {Ag(−)tG}n, the self-assembly of which generates left-handed helical chains that display CPL.

Graphical abstract: Circularly polarised luminescence in an RNA-based homochiral, self-repairing, coordination polymer hydrogel
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Charge transfer complexes of a benzothienobenzothiophene derivative and their implementation as active layer in solution-processed thin film organic field-effect transistors

Single crystals of novel (C8O-BTBT-OC8)(FxTCNQ) charge complexes (CT) are prepared and fully characterised. Solution processed films of the (C8O-BTBT-OC8)(F4TCNQ) CT are implemented in organic field-effect transistors giving an n-type behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Charge transfer complexes of a benzothienobenzothiophene derivative and their implementation as active layer in solution-processed thin film organic field-effect transistors
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Rhodamine 6G and 800 intermolecular heteroaggregates embedded in PMMA for near-infrared wavelength shifting

Rhodamine 6G and 800 in PMMA matrices present enhanced fluorescence emission in the near-infrared originating from the formation of ground-state intermolecular heteroaggregates.

Graphical abstract: Rhodamine 6G and 800 intermolecular heteroaggregates embedded in PMMA for near-infrared wavelength shifting
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Defining inkjet printing conditions of superconducting cuprate films through machine learning

Machine learning provided helpful insights of the relation between the parameters that contribute to optimize the inkjet printing deposition of REBCO superconductors fabricated by the transient liquid assisted growth (TLAG-CSD) method.

Graphical abstract: Defining inkjet printing conditions of superconducting cuprate films through machine learning
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Inherent electron and hole trapping in amorphous phase-change memory materials: Ge2Sb2Te5

Charge trapping is energetically favourable for electronic states in the band gap of glassy phase-change memory materials. Intrinsic near-linear triatomic environments in defective-octahedral configurations can capture extra electrons and holes.

Graphical abstract: Inherent electron and hole trapping in amorphous phase-change memory materials: Ge2Sb2Te5
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Strain enhancement due to oxygen vacancies in perovskite oxide films

Misfit-induced crystallographic alignment of elastic dipoles of oxygen vacancies enhances anisotropic lattice strain beyond the misfit magnitude and raises inhomogeneous strain in epitaxial perovskite oxide films.

Graphical abstract: Strain enhancement due to oxygen vacancies in perovskite oxide films
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Hydride ion intercalation and conduction in the electride Sr3CrN3

The electride Sr3CrN3 has a one-dimensional channel of electron density, which is a rare feature that offers great potential for fast ion conduction.

Graphical abstract: Hydride ion intercalation and conduction in the electride Sr3CrN3
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The structural evolution, optical gap, and thermoelectric properties of the RbPb2Br5 layered halide, prepared by mechanochemistry

RbPb2Br5 was studied by SXRD and NPD data from 15 to 573 K, yielding information on Rb–Br and Pb–Br chemical bonds. The electron lone pair of Pb2+ is visualized. Photoluminescence excitation and emission spectra suggest applications in photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: The structural evolution, optical gap, and thermoelectric properties of the RbPb2Br5 layered halide, prepared by mechanochemistry
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Synthesis and functionalization of dendritic polyglycerol-based nanogels: application in T cell activation

Synthesis of a dPG- and NG-based nanoplatform conjugated to avidin for the multivalent display of biotinylated biomolecules. Carriers were coupled to antibodies and their capability to activate T cells was assessed, showing a multivalency effect.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and functionalization of dendritic polyglycerol-based nanogels: application in T cell activation
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Evaluating the impact of systematic hydrophobic modification of model drugs on the control, stability and loading of lipid-based nanoparticles

An investigation of how the LogP value of an active controls the formation of lipid-based nanoparticles. Hydrophobically-modified drug analogues were formulated to give nanoparticles with much higher drug loadings than conventional lipid nanocarriers.

Graphical abstract: Evaluating the impact of systematic hydrophobic modification of model drugs on the control, stability and loading of lipid-based nanoparticles
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An NADH-selective and sensitive fluorescence probe to evaluate living cell hypoxic stress

Cellular disease and senescence are often accompanied by an imbalance in the local oxygen supply.

Graphical abstract: An NADH-selective and sensitive fluorescence probe to evaluate living cell hypoxic stress
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LSPR immuno-sensing based on iso-Y nanopillars for highly sensitive and specific imidacloprid detection

A label-free sensitive and specific LSPR immunosensor for imidacloprid detection based on a 2D nanostructured metasurface.

Graphical abstract: LSPR immuno-sensing based on iso-Y nanopillars for highly sensitive and specific imidacloprid detection
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Membrane protein channels equipped with a cleavable linker for inducing catalysis inside nanocompartments

Precisely timed initiation of catalysis and stability of the catalytic enzymes provided by stimuli-responsive compartments.

Graphical abstract: Membrane protein channels equipped with a cleavable linker for inducing catalysis inside nanocompartments
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High-throughput fabrication of high aspect ratio Ag/Al nanopillars for optical detection of biomarkers

Plasmonic polystyrene nanopillars are fabricated by using anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) membranes as templates, and successfully employed for detection of specific antibodies in the pM range.

Graphical abstract: High-throughput fabrication of high aspect ratio Ag/Al nanopillars for optical detection of biomarkers
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Controlling the semi-permeability of protein nanocapsules influences the cellular response to macromolecular payloads

We designed and prepared degradable protein nanocapsules to address the limitations present during the release of macromolecular payloads. The optimized nanocapsules were used to deliver and release a bioactive macromolecular adjuvant in vitro.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the semi-permeability of protein nanocapsules influences the cellular response to macromolecular payloads
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Biological behavior of nanoparticles with Zr-89 for cancer targeting based on their distinct surface composition

Nano-sized materials with distinct surface composition showed different biological behavior. It influenced their internalization into target cells using passive targeting system. Zr-89 were utilized to track their pharmacokinetics.

Graphical abstract: Biological behavior of nanoparticles with Zr-89 for cancer targeting based on their distinct surface composition
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Monitoring the formation of a colloidal lipid gel at the nanoscale: vesicle aggregation driven by a temperature-induced mechanism

A process involving rupture and fusion of lipid vesicles leads to branched vesicular aggregates at the nanoscale, conferring gel-like behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Monitoring the formation of a colloidal lipid gel at the nanoscale: vesicle aggregation driven by a temperature-induced mechanism
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Bone-adhesive barrier membranes based on alendronate-functionalized poly(2-oxazoline)s

Novel bone-adhesive barrier membranes were successfully developed using a solvent-free approach by combining an occlusive polyester backing layer with a gelatin carrier impregnated with calcium-binding alendronate-functionalized poly(2-oxazoline)s.

Graphical abstract: Bone-adhesive barrier membranes based on alendronate-functionalized poly(2-oxazoline)s
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Poly beta amino ester coated emulsions of NSAIDs for cartilage treatment

Delivering drugs directly into cartilage is still the major challenge in the management and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) resulting from the aneural, avascular and alymphatic nature of an articular cartilage structure.

Graphical abstract: Poly beta amino ester coated emulsions of NSAIDs for cartilage treatment
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Assessing the impact of silicon nanowires on bacterial transformation and viability of Escherichia coli

In this study nanowires were engineered and we investigated the interface between the biomaterial and bacteria, looking in detail at membrane rupture and cell viability.

Graphical abstract: Assessing the impact of silicon nanowires on bacterial transformation and viability of Escherichia coli
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The mechanism underlying the functionalisation of cobalt nanoparticles by carboxylic acids: a first-principles computational study

Ab initio methods resolve mechanism behind carboxylic acid functionalisation of cobalt nanoparticles and identify the fate of dissociated hydrogen atoms.

Graphical abstract: The mechanism underlying the functionalisation of cobalt nanoparticles by carboxylic acids: a first-principles computational study
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Design of hybrid biocatalysts by controlled heteroaggregation of manganese oxide and sulfate latex particles to combat reactive oxygen species

Antioxidant nanocomposites of advanced functional and colloidal features were developed by controlled heteroaggregation of manganese oxide and sulfate latex particles.

Graphical abstract: Design of hybrid biocatalysts by controlled heteroaggregation of manganese oxide and sulfate latex particles to combat reactive oxygen species
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Engineering of stealth (maghemite/PLGA)/chitosan (core/shell)/shell nanocomposites with potential applications for combined MRI and hyperthermia against cancer

Biocompatible and long-circulating (maghemite/poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide))/chitosan (core/shell)/shell nanoparticles with promising theranostic applications (biomedical imaging and hyperthermia) against cancer.

Graphical abstract: Engineering of stealth (maghemite/PLGA)/chitosan (core/shell)/shell nanocomposites with potential applications for combined MRI and hyperthermia against cancer
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Thermal crystallization of amorphous calcium phosphate combined with citrate and fluoride doping: a novel route to produce hydroxyapatite bioceramics

The thermal crystallization of citrate-stabilized amorphous calcium phosphate leads to the formation of pure hydroxyapatite and represents an interesting route for producing ceramics for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Thermal crystallization of amorphous calcium phosphate combined with citrate and fluoride doping: a novel route to produce hydroxyapatite bioceramics
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Development of a 3D printable and highly stretchable ternary organic–inorganic nanocomposite hydrogel

A novel 3D printable hybrid hydrogel is developed and characterized in detail in this study. After chemical curing of the 3D-printed constructs, the resulting hydrogel shows excellent mechanical strength with a tensile strain at break exceeding 550%.

Graphical abstract: Development of a 3D printable and highly stretchable ternary organic–inorganic nanocomposite hydrogel
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