Nucleic acids presenting polymer nanomaterials as vaccine adjuvants
Polymer nanomaterials in various shapes and sizes can be engineered to present nucleic acids and function as immune adjuvant.
Photoluminescent and biodegradable porous silicon nanoparticles for biomedical imaging
A set of unique properties including biodegradability, intrinsic photoluminescence, and mesoporous structure allows porous silicon nanoparticles to address current challenges of translational nanomedicine, especially in biomedical imaging.
Biomaterial–tight junction interaction and potential impacts
Biomaterial–tight junction (TJ) interactions: analyses of the TJ structure and natural modulation, interaction mechanism, potential impact and measuring methods.
Mechanochemical engineering of 2D materials for multiscale biointerfaces
Atomically thin nanomaterials that are wrinkled or crumpled represent a unique paradigm for interfacing with biological systems due to their mechanical flexibility, exceptional interfacial area, and ease of chemical functionalization.
Mechanistic understanding of monovalent cation transport in eumelanin pigments
Recent research advances in charge-conducting materials have enabled the transformation of the naturally-occurring materials into crucial components in many technologies, including renewable energy storage devices or bioelectronics.
Double network hydrogels based on semi-rigid polyelectrolyte physical networks
Double network hydrogels are formulated from polyacrylamide hydrogels containing semi-rigid polyelectrolytes through post-polymerization immersion in multi-valent ion solutions.
Structural transitions and encapsulation selectivity of thermoresponsive polyelectrolyte complex micelles
Polyelectrolyte complex micelles containing thermoresponsive coronas can exhibit varying morphologies and encapsulate multivalently charged therapeutics for drug delivery applications.
Translocation of soft phytoglycogen nanoparticles through solid-state nanochannels
Phytoglycogen nanoparticles are soft, naturally-derived nanomaterials with a highly uniform size near 35 nm.
Supramacromolecular injectable hydrogels by crystallization-driven self-assembly of carbohydrate-conjugated poly(2-isopropyloxazoline)s for biomedical applications
An approach for the fabrication of self-healing injectable hydrogels based on the crystallization-driven self-assembly of carbohydrate-conjugated poly(2-isopropyloxazoline)s is demonstrated.
Switchable modulation of bacterial growth and biofilm formation based on supramolecular tripeptide amphiphiles
A minimalistic dual-responsive supramolecular tripeptide system was developed for switchable control of bacterial growth and biofilm formation.
Computational studies of shape control of charged deformable nanocontainers
Simulations show electrostatic interactions drive novel shape transitions in deformable nanocontainers under different environmental solution conditions.
Preventing fungal growth on heritage paper with antifungal and cellulase inhibiting magnesium oxide nanoparticles
Magnesium oxide nanoparticles (MgO NPs) as a colourless antifungal treatment with anti-cellulase activity to prevent biodeterioration of paper-based heritage objects.
Influence of chemical heterogeneity and microstructure on the corrosion resistance of biodegradable WE43 magnesium alloys
Future biodegradable Mg implants can be designed with enhanced corrosion resistance using microstructure control.
Oily core/amphiphilic polymer shell nanocapsules change the intracellular fate of doxorubicin in breast cancer cells
The aim of this work was to develop and test the in vitro biological activity of nanocapsules loaded with a doxorubicin (DOX) free base dissolved in a core of castor oil shelled by poly(methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic anhydride) conjugated to n-octadecylamine residues.
An immunochromatographic strip sensor for sildenafil and its analogues
A novel Sild hapten was successfully synthesized and a sensitive anti-Sild mAb was produced based on this hapten. The immunochromatographic assay (ICA) allowed qualitative and quantitative detection of Sild and its analogues in food samples within 15 min. The ICA was successfully applied to real samples and showed a good correlation with ic-ELISA.
About this collection
Journal of Materials Chemistry B is proud to present this themed issue highlighting 2019’s rising stars of materials chemistry research. This issue gathers the very best work from materials chemists in the early stages of their independent career.
Each contributor was recommended by experts in their fields as carrying out work with the potential to influence future directions in materials chemistry. Congratulations to all of those who feature on their important work so far in the field of materials for biology and medicine.