Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry B Recent Review Articles

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SERS substrate fabrication for biochemical sensing: towards point-of-care diagnostics

Portable surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) capable of various analytes detection by using well designed/fabricated SERS substrates in a convenient manner shows great advantages and application potentials in biochemical sensing.

Graphical abstract: SERS substrate fabrication for biochemical sensing: towards point-of-care diagnostics
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Nanoparticle-mediated surfactant therapy in patients with severe COVID-19: a perspective

Nanoparticle-mediated surfactant therapy in patients with severe COVID-19.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle-mediated surfactant therapy in patients with severe COVID-19: a perspective
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Engineering next-generation bioinks with nanoparticles: moving from reinforcement fillers to multifunctional nanoelements

The incorporation of nanoparticles is an emerging strategy to develop advanced nanocomposite bioinks with (multi) functional properties that improve the bioactivity and regenerative potential of 3D bioprinted constructs.

Graphical abstract: Engineering next-generation bioinks with nanoparticles: moving from reinforcement fillers to multifunctional nanoelements
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Smart scaffolds: shape memory polymers (SMPs) in tissue engineering

Smart scaffolds based on shape memory polymer (SMPs), and their typical modes of delivery into tissue defects.

Graphical abstract: Smart scaffolds: shape memory polymers (SMPs) in tissue engineering
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Recent progress of redox-responsive polymeric nanomaterials for controlled release

This perspective focuses on the development of redox-responsive polymeric nanomaterials for controlled payload release within the last four years.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress of redox-responsive polymeric nanomaterials for controlled release
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Combatting Helicobacter pylori with oral nanomedicines

We review state-of-the-art oral nanomedicines for Helicobacter pylori eradication, from the mechanism and design to the resultant controllability and antimicrobial properties, and provide a deep insight into their challenges and future directions.

Graphical abstract: Combatting Helicobacter pylori with oral nanomedicines
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Recent development in graphdiyne and its derivative materials for novel biomedical applications

Graphdiyne (GDY), which possess sp- and sp2-hybridized carbon and Dirac cones, offers unique physical and chemical properties, including an adjustable intrinsic bandgap, excellent charge carrier transfer efficiency, and superior conductivity compared to other carbon allotropes.

Graphical abstract: Recent development in graphdiyne and its derivative materials for novel biomedical applications
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Graphene and graphene-related materials as brain electrodes

Research progress of graphene and its composite electrodes in neuronal signal recording, stimulation and related optical signal coupling technology.

Graphical abstract: Graphene and graphene-related materials as brain electrodes
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Surface functionalized bioceramics coated on metallic implants for biomedical and anticorrosion performance – a review

This review focuses on surface modifications of metallic implant and performance strengthening strategies reported in developing anti-corrosion and biocompatibility properties with functionalized bioceramic coatings.

Graphical abstract: Surface functionalized bioceramics coated on metallic implants for biomedical and anticorrosion performance – a review
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Nutrient alloying elements in biodegradable metals: a review

As a new generation of biomedical metallic materials, biodegradable metals have become a hot research topic in recent years because they can completely degrade in the human body, thus preventing secondary surgery, and reducing the pain and economic burden for patients.

Graphical abstract: Nutrient alloying elements in biodegradable metals: a review
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Biological protein mediated ferroptotic tumor nanotherapeutics

This review introduces the recent advances in the ferroptotic regulatory network and ferroptotic tumor nanotherapeutic strategies based on the key proteins in ferroptotic regulatory pathways.

Graphical abstract: Biological protein mediated ferroptotic tumor nanotherapeutics
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Bioapplication of cyclodextrin-containing montmorillonite

This review summarizes recent progress in the integration/combination of CDs and montmorillonite, as well as the bioapplication of CDs-containing montmorillonite hybrid host systems.

Graphical abstract: Bioapplication of cyclodextrin-containing montmorillonite
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Construction of tissue-customized hydrogels from cross-linkable materials for effective tissue regeneration

This review describes the rules governing the choices of natural, synthetic or hybrid materials that can be cross-linked into hydrogels for regenerating different target tissues. The new trend of developing advanced hydrogels is also analysed.

Graphical abstract: Construction of tissue-customized hydrogels from cross-linkable materials for effective tissue regeneration
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Aptamers: An Emerging Navigation Tool of Therapeutic Agents for Targeted Cancer Therapy

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Stimulus-responsive nanomaterials under physical regulation for biomedical applications

The design and functional tailoring of stimulus-responsive nanomaterials under physical regulations promote their biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Stimulus-responsive nanomaterials under physical regulation for biomedical applications
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Contributions of photochemistry to bio-based antibacterial polymer materials

Contribution of photochemistry for the synthesis of bio-based antibacterial polymer materials.

Graphical abstract: Contributions of photochemistry to bio-based antibacterial polymer materials
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Recent advances in electrospinning supramolecular systems

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Nanomedicine to advance the treatment of bacteria-induced acute lung injury

This review aims to highlight the recent advances, key limitations, and future directions of nanomedicine for bacteria-induced acute lung injury treatment.

Graphical abstract: Nanomedicine to advance the treatment of bacteria-induced acute lung injury
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Recent advances in magnetic carbon nanotubes: synthesis, challenges and highlighted applications

Magnetic carbon nanotubes (MCNTs), consisting of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), have enormous exploration and application potentials due to their superior physical and chemical properties, such as unique magnetism and high enrichment performance.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in magnetic carbon nanotubes: synthesis, challenges and highlighted applications
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Perylene diimide-based treatment and diagnosis of diseases

Integrated treatment using imaging technology to monitor biological processes for the precise treatment and diagnosis of diseases to improve treatment outcomes is becoming a hot topic.

Graphical abstract: Perylene diimide-based treatment and diagnosis of diseases
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Ferroptosis in cancer therapeutics: a materials chemistry perspective

This review highlights the recent advances in ferroptosis-induced tumor therapy from a materials chemistry perspective and discusses the current challenges and future directions.

Graphical abstract: Ferroptosis in cancer therapeutics: a materials chemistry perspective
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Multi-functional polymeric micelles for chemotherapy-based combined cancer therapy

Schematic diagram of multi-functional PMs for chemotherapy-based combined cancer therapy: combination of multiple chemotherapy drugs; combinational chemo-gene therapy; combinational chemo-phototherapy; combinational chemo-immunotherapy.

Graphical abstract: Multi-functional polymeric micelles for chemotherapy-based combined cancer therapy
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Fundamentals and exploration of aggregation-induced emission molecules for amyloid protein aggregation

This review provides a first systematic summary of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) molecules for amyloid protein aggregates associated with neurodegenerative diseases.

Graphical abstract: Fundamentals and exploration of aggregation-induced emission molecules for amyloid protein aggregation
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Intrinsically radiopaque biomaterial assortments: a short review on the physical principles, X-ray imageability, and state-of-the-art developments

The physical principles, X-ray imageability, and state-of-the-art developments of intrinsically radiopaque biomaterial assortments.

Graphical abstract: Intrinsically radiopaque biomaterial assortments: a short review on the physical principles, X-ray imageability, and state-of-the-art developments
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Gas and gas-generating nanoplatforms in cancer therapy

Gas-generating nanoplatforms have promising therapeutic potential for cancer treatment.

Graphical abstract: Gas and gas-generating nanoplatforms in cancer therapy
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Innovative nanotools for vascular drug delivery: the atherosclerosis case study

Nanotechnology represents a new research field for atherosclerosis therapy and diagnosis.

Graphical abstract: Innovative nanotools for vascular drug delivery: the atherosclerosis case study
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The antigenicity of silk-based biomaterials: sources, influential factors and applications

This review focuses on the antigenicity of silk-based materials applied in biomedical applications. It summarizes the immunomodulatory applications of silk, including bone regeneration, vascularization, and protection from inflammation.

Graphical abstract: The antigenicity of silk-based biomaterials: sources, influential factors and applications
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

SYNTHESIS, CLASSIFICATION & PROPERTIES OF HYDROGELS: THEIR APPLICATIONS IN DRUG DELIVERY AND AGRICULTURE

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Emerging nanomaterials applied for tackling the COVID-19 cytokine storm

Emerging nanomaterials applied for tackling the COVID-19-associated cytokine storm. Cur-SLNs, curcumin-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles; 25-HC, 25-hydroxycholesterol.

Graphical abstract: Emerging nanomaterials applied for tackling the COVID-19 cytokine storm
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Recent progress in the design of analytical methods based on nanozymes

Different analytical platforms based on nanozymes could be constructed to detect various analytes, which possessed good sensitivity and specificity.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in the design of analytical methods based on nanozymes
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SARS-CoV-2 and approaches for a testing and diagnostic strategy

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented global health challenge, creating sudden, massive demands for diagnostic testing, treatment, therapies, and vaccines.

Graphical abstract: SARS-CoV-2 and approaches for a testing and diagnostic strategy
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Nanomedicine as a promising strategy for the theranostics of infectious diseases

Infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi and their global spread pose a great threat to human health.

Graphical abstract: Nanomedicine as a promising strategy for the theranostics of infectious diseases
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Advances in multifunctional chitosan-based self-healing hydrogels for biomedical applications

This review focuses on the formation, multifunctionalization, and biomedical application of multifunctional chitosan-based self-healing hydrogels.

Graphical abstract: Advances in multifunctional chitosan-based self-healing hydrogels for biomedical applications
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Near infrared photothermal conversion materials: mechanism, preparation, and photothermal cancer therapy applications

We outlined NIR photothermal materials for photothermal cancer therapy and proposed three key metrics for evaluating the materials from physical, chemical, and bio/medical perspectives.

Graphical abstract: Near infrared photothermal conversion materials: mechanism, preparation, and photothermal cancer therapy applications
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Review on recent progress in metal–organic framework-based materials for fabricating electrochemical glucose sensors

Diabetes is a type of disease that threatens human health, which can be diagnosed based on the level of glucose in the blood.

Graphical abstract: Review on recent progress in metal–organic framework-based materials for fabricating electrochemical glucose sensors
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4D printing in biomedical applications: emerging trends and technologies

4D printing technology in biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: 4D printing in biomedical applications: emerging trends and technologies
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Modulation of hydrogel stiffness by external stimuli: soft materials for mechanotransduction studies

Hydrogels featuring a dynamic change in stiffness for mechanotransduction studies are reviewed herein, with special emphasis on conducting polymers as a means to modulate the stiffness of hydrogels.

Graphical abstract: Modulation of hydrogel stiffness by external stimuli: soft materials for mechanotransduction studies
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Development and application of ultrasound contrast agents in biomedicine

Ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) play a crucial role in the integration of US diagnosis and treatment. UCAs have also been studied in the fields of US thrombolysis, mediated gene transfer, drug delivery, and high intensity focused US.

Graphical abstract: Development and application of ultrasound contrast agents in biomedicine
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Immobilized enzymes in inorganic hybrid nanoflowers for biocatalytic and biosensing applications

Immobilized enzymes in inorganic hybrid nanoflowers for biocatalytic and biosensing applications.

Graphical abstract: Immobilized enzymes in inorganic hybrid nanoflowers for biocatalytic and biosensing applications
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Innovative strategies for enhanced tumor photodynamic therapy

We summarized the recent research progress concerning innovative strategies for enhanced PDT.

Graphical abstract: Innovative strategies for enhanced tumor photodynamic therapy
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Nanotechnology lights up the antitumor potency by combining chemotherapy with siRNA

This review summarizes the latest nanosystems with different functional nanomaterials that co-load and protect the siRNA/drugs, precisely target tumors, and release cargoes intelligently.

Graphical abstract: Nanotechnology lights up the antitumor potency by combining chemotherapy with siRNA
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Different approaches to synthesising cerium oxide nanoparticles and their corresponding physical characteristics, and ROS scavenging and anti-inflammatory capabilities

This review focuses on various synthesis methods of cerium oxide nanoparticles and discusses their corresponding physical characteristics, anti-ROS and anti-inflammatory properties.

Graphical abstract: Different approaches to synthesising cerium oxide nanoparticles and their corresponding physical characteristics, and ROS scavenging and anti-inflammatory capabilities
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Nanoscience and quantum science-led biocidal and antiviral strategies

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) caused the COVID-19 pandemic.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscience and quantum science-led biocidal and antiviral strategies
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Leveraging BODIPY nanomaterials for enhanced tumor photothermal therapy

Boron-dipyrromethenes are widely used in tumor phototherapy. The latest development of Boron-dipyrromethene nanomaterials for enhanced photothermal therapy was summarized.

Graphical abstract: Leveraging BODIPY nanomaterials for enhanced tumor photothermal therapy
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Electroactive nanomaterials in the peripheral nerve regeneration

Severe peripheral nerve injuries are threatening the life quality of human beings.

Graphical abstract: Electroactive nanomaterials in the peripheral nerve regeneration
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Manganese oxide nanomaterials boost cancer immunotherapy

This review summarized the recent advances of manganese oxide nanomaterials for cancer immunotherapy, covering adjusting an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, inducing immunogenic cell death, immunoadjuvants for nanovaccines and so on.

Graphical abstract: Manganese oxide nanomaterials boost cancer immunotherapy
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Smart near infrared-responsive nanocomposite hydrogels for therapeutics and diagnostics

This review article highlights recent research progress on the NIR-responsive nanocomposite hydrogels, focusing on their preparation, properties, applications and future prospectus.

Graphical abstract: Smart near infrared-responsive nanocomposite hydrogels for therapeutics and diagnostics
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Superoxide dismutase nanozymes: an emerging star for anti-oxidation

This review summarizes catalytic mechanisms, regulatory factors, measurement methods and various applications of SOD-like nanozymes, as well as proposes the current challenges and prospects in the development of SOD-like nanozymes.

Graphical abstract: Superoxide dismutase nanozymes: an emerging star for anti-oxidation
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Recent advances in the development of nitric oxide-releasing biomaterials and their application potentials in chronic wound healing

This paper reviews the recent progress in nitric oxide (NO) donors, biomaterial vectors, biomaterial-based NO delivery systems and NO synthetic enzyme mimics, and emphasizes the application potentials of NO releasing biomaterials in chronic wound healing.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the development of nitric oxide-releasing biomaterials and their application potentials in chronic wound healing
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Recent near-infrared light-activated nanomedicine toward precision cancer therapy

This review summarizes the recent developments in different NIR-based nanomedicine for cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Recent near-infrared light-activated nanomedicine toward precision cancer therapy
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Bringing naturally-occurring saturated fatty acids into biomedical research

This review introduces naturally-occurring saturated fatty acids (NSFAs) and their biomedical applications, including controlled drug release, targeted drug delivery, cancer therapy, antibacterial treatment, and tissue engineering.

Graphical abstract: Bringing naturally-occurring saturated fatty acids into biomedical research
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Biomacromolecule-based photo-thermal agents for tumor treatment

Recent advances in the design, fabrication, and applications of biomacromolecule-based photo-thermal agents are summarized. Cell membranes, proteins, nucleotides and polysaccharides are involved. Perspectives and challenges are also presented.

Graphical abstract: Biomacromolecule-based photo-thermal agents for tumor treatment
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DNA-based ribonuclease detection assays

This review describes some of the recent developments in DNA-based techniques for ribonuclease detection and discusses methodologies, assay metrics, screening of ribonuclease inhibitors, and future potential.

Graphical abstract: DNA-based ribonuclease detection assays
Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Recent developments in selenium-containing polymeric micelles: prospective stimuli, drug-release behaviors, and intrinsic anticancer activity

Selenium-containing nanocarriers can respond to different stimuli to release payloads in the vicinity of cancer cells.

Graphical abstract: Recent developments in selenium-containing polymeric micelles: prospective stimuli, drug-release behaviors, and intrinsic anticancer activity
Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Phototherapy and multimodal imaging of cancers based on perfluorocarbon nanomaterials

PFC-based nanoplatforms demonstrate great value in oxygen carrying and delivering, which makes them promising agents in enhancing phototherapy and combined multimodal imaging.

Graphical abstract: Phototherapy and multimodal imaging of cancers based on perfluorocarbon nanomaterials
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Advances and impact of arginine-based materials in wound healing

In this review, we will illustrate the enhancement and mechanism of arginine in wound healing. A survey on the recent progress in arginine-based therapy was also completed. The challenges and perspectives of arginine-based medicine for regeneration will be identified.

Graphical abstract: Advances and impact of arginine-based materials in wound healing
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Interplay between nanomedicine and protein corona

Protein corona (PC) severely affects the in vivo performance of nanomedicines. Regulation of interplay between nanomedicines and PC may provide a new avenue for precise medication.

Graphical abstract: Interplay between nanomedicine and protein corona
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Hydrogel, a novel therapeutic and delivery strategy, in the treatment of intrauterine adhesions

The application of a hydrogel is showed in the treatment of IUAs as a physical barrier or novel therapeutic delivery system.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogel, a novel therapeutic and delivery strategy, in the treatment of intrauterine adhesions
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Recent advances in the synthesis and applications of graphene–polypeptide nanocomposites

The combination of peptides and graphene-derived materials provides a new way to prepare graphene-based nanocomposites with unique structures, properties, and functions.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the synthesis and applications of graphene–polypeptide nanocomposites
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Carbon dots: synthesis, properties and biomedical applications

Latest progress of CDs is systematically summarized from four aspects: preparation methods, modification methods, optical properties, and applications in biomedical fields. Furthermore, we also state briefly the existing problems and future development directions of CDs.

Graphical abstract: Carbon dots: synthesis, properties and biomedical applications
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Microbial biomanufacture of metal/metallic nanomaterials and metabolic engineering: design strategies, fundamental mechanisms, and future opportunities

Biomanufacturing metal/metallic nanomaterials with ordered micro/nanostructures, controllable functions, and promising properties is of great importance in both fundamental studies and practical applications.

Graphical abstract: Microbial biomanufacture of metal/metallic nanomaterials and metabolic engineering: design strategies, fundamental mechanisms, and future opportunities
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Functional biomedical materials derived from proteins in the acquired salivary pellicle

This review summarizes the structure–function relationship of proteins in the acquired salivary pellicle and recent advances in functional biomedical materials derived from these proteins.

Graphical abstract: Functional biomedical materials derived from proteins in the acquired salivary pellicle
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Current strategies in tailoring methods for engineered exosomes and future avenues in biomedical applications

Different modification techniques for engineering exosomes and their biomedical applications thereof.

Graphical abstract: Current strategies in tailoring methods for engineered exosomes and future avenues in biomedical applications
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Engineering topography: effects on nerve cell behaviors and applications in peripheral nerve repair

This review focuses on the application of topography in the field of peripheral nerve repair. The integration of topological structure and peripheral nerve conduits has an important role in promoting the recovery of peripheral nerve function.

Graphical abstract: Engineering topography: effects on nerve cell behaviors and applications in peripheral nerve repair
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Reactive oxygen species (ROS): utilizing injectable antioxidative hydrogels and ROS-producing therapies to manage the double-edged sword

This review paper presents the importance of injectable antioxidative hydrogels in biomedical applications for maintaining ROS homeostasis by introducing the bioactive roles of naturally occurring or artificial ROS.

Graphical abstract: Reactive oxygen species (ROS): utilizing injectable antioxidative hydrogels and ROS-producing therapies to manage the double-edged sword
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Hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels to study cancer cell behaviors

Hyaluronic acid (HA) based hydrogels can be fabricated using various chemistries to study cancer cell behaviors in vitro.

Graphical abstract: Hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels to study cancer cell behaviors
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Tuning the physicochemical properties of reticular covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for biomedical applications

The principles and strategies to tune the physicochemical properties of COFs are proposed to improve the performances of COFs and to speed up their clinical translations in biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Tuning the physicochemical properties of reticular covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for biomedical applications
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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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