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Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry B Recent Review Articles

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Issues affecting nanomedicines on the way from the bench to the market

The development of innovative nanomedicine has raised the standards over the last few decades.

Graphical abstract: Issues affecting nanomedicines on the way from the bench to the market
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Functional peptide-based drug delivery systems

Representative strategies for designing smart drug delivery systems by using functional peptides in the past few years are highlighted in this review.

Graphical abstract: Functional peptide-based drug delivery systems
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Bioinspired wettable–nonwettable micropatterns for emerging applications

Wettable–nonwettable micropatterns have received tremendous attention due to their unique functionalities. Their emerging applications have been highlighted in this review.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired wettable–nonwettable micropatterns for emerging applications
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Phospholipid-mimicking cell-penetrating polymers: principles and applications

Phospholipid-mimicking amphiphilic polymers show nonendocytic internalization by membrane fusion.

Graphical abstract: Phospholipid-mimicking cell-penetrating polymers: principles and applications
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Cleaving DNA by nanozymes

Various nanomaterials can mimic the activities of nucleases for hydrolytic and oxidative DNA cleavage on different sites allowing interesting biomedical and bioanalytical applications.

Graphical abstract: Cleaving DNA by nanozymes
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Chemoreactive nanomedicine

Triggering specific chemical reactions in the disease microenvironment can produce species for disease treatment that have high theranostic performance and low side effects on healthy cells/tissues.

Graphical abstract: Chemoreactive nanomedicine
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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A review of in vitro cell culture testing methods for bioactive glasses and other biomaterials for hard tissue regeneration

Bioactive glasses are used to regenerate bone, and when developing new compositions, in vitro cell culture studies are key. As test parameters vary widely, this review provides an overview, helping researchers to select the appropriate ones.

Graphical abstract: A review of in vitro cell culture testing methods for bioactive glasses and other biomaterials for hard tissue regeneration
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Nanodiamonds for bioapplications, recent developments

This review describes the very recent bioapplications of nanodiamonds combining nanoparticles and diamond features, underlining their multiple roles in theranostics.

Graphical abstract: Nanodiamonds for bioapplications, recent developments
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Current advances in the nano-delivery of celastrol for treating inflammation-associated diseases

Inflammation is ubiquitous in the body, and uncontrolled inflammation often contributes to various diseases.

Graphical abstract: Current advances in the nano-delivery of celastrol for treating inflammation-associated diseases
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Growing tool-kit of photosensitizers for clinical and non-clinical applications

Photosensitizers are photosensitive molecules utilized in clinical and non-clinical applications by taking advantage of light-mediated reactive oxygen generation, which triggers local and systemic cellular toxicity.

Graphical abstract: Growing tool-kit of photosensitizers for clinical and non-clinical applications
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Design of hydrogel-based scaffolds for the treatment of spinal cord injuries

Hydrogel-based scaffold design approaches for the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

Graphical abstract: Design of hydrogel-based scaffolds for the treatment of spinal cord injuries
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Recent advances in pH-responsive nanomaterials for anti-infective therapy

The design and synthesis of pH-responsive antibacterial nanomaterials and their applications in anti-infective therapy.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in pH-responsive nanomaterials for anti-infective therapy
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Supramolecular ensembles modified by near-infrared dyes and their biological applications

This review presents recently developed supramolecular ensembles modified by near-infrared dyes. We discussed the construction of these near-infrared dyes-based ensembles and their biological application.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular ensembles modified by near-infrared dyes and their biological applications
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Bioactive metal-containing nanomaterials for ferroptotic cancer therapy

The metal-containing nanomaterials with inherent physichemical properties are potential agents for ferroptotic cancer therapy.

Graphical abstract: Bioactive metal-containing nanomaterials for ferroptotic cancer therapy
Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Cellulose-based dispersants and flocculants

Various cellulosic derivatives ranging from nanoparticles to macromolecular compounds were studied as biodegradable and renewable dispersants and flocculants.

Graphical abstract: Cellulose-based dispersants and flocculants
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A mini-review of embedded 3D printing: supporting media and strategies

Embedded 3D printing is an additive manufacturing method based on a material extrusion strategy.

Graphical abstract: A mini-review of embedded 3D printing: supporting media and strategies
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Group IV nanodots: synthesis, surface engineering and application in bioimaging and biotherapy

A timeline for C, Si, Ge NDs, showing the development of synthesis, functionalization, bioimaging, and therapy.

Graphical abstract: Group IV nanodots: synthesis, surface engineering and application in bioimaging and biotherapy
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Lanthanide nanoparticles with efficient near-infrared-II emission for biological applications

We discuss designing efficient NIR-II-emitting lanthanide NPs and summarize their recent progress in bioimaging, therapy, and biosensing, as well as their limitations and future opportunities.

Graphical abstract: Lanthanide nanoparticles with efficient near-infrared-II emission for biological applications
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Nanocomposites for the delivery of bioactive molecules in tissue repair: vital structural features, application mechanisms, updated progress and future perspectives

Nanocomposites have attracted great attention in tissue repair as carriers for bioactive molecule delivery due to their biochemical and nanostructural similarity to that of physiological tissues, and controlled delivery of bioactive molecules.

Graphical abstract: Nanocomposites for the delivery of bioactive molecules in tissue repair: vital structural features, application mechanisms, updated progress and future perspectives
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Mimicking the electrophysiological microenvironment of bone tissue using electroactive materials to promote its regeneration

A timely and comprehensive account of electroactive biomaterials promoting bone regeneration is provided by reviewing their physicochemical and biological properties.

Graphical abstract: Mimicking the electrophysiological microenvironment of bone tissue using electroactive materials to promote its regeneration
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Chemical and physical chitosan hydrogels as prospective carriers for drug delivery: a review

This review summarizes and discusses recent research progress in chemical and physical chitosan hydrogels for drug delivery.

Graphical abstract: Chemical and physical chitosan hydrogels as prospective carriers for drug delivery: a review
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Bioreactivity of decellularized animal, plant, and fungal scaffolds: perspectives for medical applications

With the integrated evaluation of the scaffold profile in the living systems, the decellularized animal, plant, and fungal scaffolds will become essential instruments for safe and controllable biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Bioreactivity of decellularized animal, plant, and fungal scaffolds: perspectives for medical applications
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Applications of decellularized materials in tissue engineering: advantages, drawbacks and current improvements, and future perspectives

Decellularized materials (DMs) are attracting more and more attention in tissue engineering because of their many unique advantages, and they could be further improved in some aspects through various means.

Graphical abstract: Applications of decellularized materials in tissue engineering: advantages, drawbacks and current improvements, and future perspectives
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Biomimetic two-dimensional nanozymes: synthesis, hybridization, functional tailoring, and biosensor applications

2D material-based nanozymes exhibited high potential for applications in biosensors and immunoassays.

Graphical abstract: Biomimetic two-dimensional nanozymes: synthesis, hybridization, functional tailoring, and biosensor applications
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An insight into cell-laden 3D-printed constructs for bone tissue engineering

In this review, we have spotlighted various combinations of bioinks to optimize the biofabrication of 3D bone constructs.

Graphical abstract: An insight into cell-laden 3D-printed constructs for bone tissue engineering
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Biomedical application of mesoporous silica nanoparticles as delivery systems: a biological safety perspective

A comprehensive review on the biosafety of mesoporous silica nanoparticles for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Biomedical application of mesoporous silica nanoparticles as delivery systems: a biological safety perspective
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From bulk to nano-delivery of essential phytochemicals: recent progress and strategies for antibacterial resistance

Nano-delivery helps to improve the solubility, stability, and efficacy of essential phytochemicals for the inhibition of bacterial resistance.

Graphical abstract: From bulk to nano-delivery of essential phytochemicals: recent progress and strategies for antibacterial resistance
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Natural polysaccharides with different conformations: extraction, structure and anti-tumor activity

Natural polysaccharides as sustainable polymers are rich sources with good biological safety and various biological functions, which are important research topics in the fields of food and medicine.

Graphical abstract: Natural polysaccharides with different conformations: extraction, structure and anti-tumor activity
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A minireview of viscosity-sensitive fluorescent probes: design and biological applications

Microenvironment-related parameters like viscosity, polarity, and pH play important roles in controlling the physical or chemical behaviors of local molecules, which determine the physical or chemical behaviors of surrounding molecules.

Graphical abstract: A minireview of viscosity-sensitive fluorescent probes: design and biological applications
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Biomass-derived nanocarbon materials for biological applications: challenges and prospects

This review discusses the current status and future potential of biomass-derived nanocarbons for a wide range of biomedical/environmental applications, including bioimaging, microbial inactivation, wound care, and microbial electrochemical systems.

Graphical abstract: Biomass-derived nanocarbon materials for biological applications: challenges and prospects
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Polymeric nano-carriers for on-demand delivery of genes via specific responses to stimuli

Polymeric nano-carriers for on-demand delivery of genes via specific responses to stimuli.

Graphical abstract: Polymeric nano-carriers for on-demand delivery of genes via specific responses to stimuli
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Development of coinage metal nanoclusters as antimicrobials to combat bacterial infections

Infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria have caused huge economic loss and numerous deaths over the past decades.

Graphical abstract: Development of coinage metal nanoclusters as antimicrobials to combat bacterial infections
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Cationic dynamic covalent polymers for gene transfection

Dynamic covalent polymers have revealed strong potential in gene delivery, thanks to their versatile self-assembly, adaptive and responsive behaviors.

Graphical abstract: Cationic dynamic covalent polymers for gene transfection
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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DNAzyme–gold nanoparticle-based probes for biosensing and bioimaging

The design and applications of DNAzyme–gold nanoparticle-based probes in biosensing and bioimaging are summarized here.

Graphical abstract: DNAzyme–gold nanoparticle-based probes for biosensing and bioimaging
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Inflammation and biomaterials: role of the immune response in bone regeneration by inorganic scaffolds

The design of inorganic scaffolds able to instruct the immune system, eliciting adequate feedback by tuning specific material properties, has become an emerging field of research.

Graphical abstract: Inflammation and biomaterials: role of the immune response in bone regeneration by inorganic scaffolds
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Carbon nanotube-based biomaterials for orthopaedic applications

Carbon nanotubes can enhance the functionality of orthopedic applications.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanotube-based biomaterials for orthopaedic applications
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Temperature-responsive supramolecular hydrogels

A subclass of hydrogels which are prepared from supramolecular interactions can realized enhanced functionality, especially in the context of biomedical applications, upon the inclusion of temperature-responsive properties.

Graphical abstract: Temperature-responsive supramolecular hydrogels
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Structural design and antimicrobial properties of polypeptides and saccharide–polypeptide conjugates

The development and progress of antimicrobial polypeptides and saccharide–polypeptide conjugates in regards to their structural design, biological functions and antimicrobial mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Structural design and antimicrobial properties of polypeptides and saccharide–polypeptide conjugates
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Spatiotemporal regulation of dynamic cell microenvironment signals based on an azobenzene photoswitch

Photoisomerization and red-shifted photoswitching make azobenzene superior for exploring the cell-material interactions and designing tissue-engineering scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: Spatiotemporal regulation of dynamic cell microenvironment signals based on an azobenzene photoswitch
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Advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications of protein-stabilized gold nanoclusters

The review provides an overview on protein-stabilized gold nanoclusters which offer intriguing applications for the use as theranostics, as diagnostics and as biosensors.

Graphical abstract: Advances in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications of protein-stabilized gold nanoclusters
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Stimuli-responsive functional materials for soft robotics

This review provides an overview of stimuli-responsive functional materials and their applications in soft robotics.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive functional materials for soft robotics
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Biocompatible nitrogen-doped carbon dots: synthesis, characterization, and application

Nitrogen-doped carbon dots have emerged as a biocompatible functional carbon nanomaterial for a variety of biomedical applications such as optical imaging, photoacoustic imaging, drug delivery, photothermal therapy, and photodynamic therapy.

Graphical abstract: Biocompatible nitrogen-doped carbon dots: synthesis, characterization, and application
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Core–shell nanostructures: perspectives towards drug delivery applications

Nanosystems have shown encouraging outcomes and substantial progress in the areas of drug delivery and biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Core–shell nanostructures: perspectives towards drug delivery applications
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Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems for enhanced diagnosis and therapy of oral cancer

Oral cancer is a common malignant life-threatening tumor.

Graphical abstract: Nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems for enhanced diagnosis and therapy of oral cancer
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Applications of nanomaterials for scavenging reactive oxygen species in the treatment of central nervous system diseases

Nanomaterials with excellent ROS-scavenging ability and biodistribution are considered as promising candidates in alleviating oxidative stress and restoring redox balance in CNS diseases, further facilitating the function recovery of the CNS.

Graphical abstract: Applications of nanomaterials for scavenging reactive oxygen species in the treatment of central nervous system diseases
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In situ formation of injectable hydrogels for chronic wound healing

Hydrogels have been widely used in wound healing treatment over the past decade.

Graphical abstract: In situ formation of injectable hydrogels for chronic wound healing
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Harnessing biomolecules for bioinspired dental biomaterials

We review the range of biomolecules used across dental biomaterials to spur the design and implementation of bioinspired multifunctional materials.

Graphical abstract: Harnessing biomolecules for bioinspired dental biomaterials
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Liquid-phase electron microscopy imaging of cellular and biomolecular systems

Liquid-phase electron microscopy, a new method for real-time nanoscopic imaging in liquid, makes it possible to study cells or biomolecules with a singular combination of spatial and temporal resolution. We review the state of the art in biological research in this growing and promising field.

Graphical abstract: Liquid-phase electron microscopy imaging of cellular and biomolecular systems
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Advances in local and systemic drug delivery systems for post-surgical cancer treatment

Graphical representation of local and systemic drug delivery systems.

Graphical abstract: Advances in local and systemic drug delivery systems for post-surgical cancer treatment
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Functionalized graphene oxide as a vehicle for targeted drug delivery and bioimaging applications

Graphene oxide (GO) has emerged as a polynomially functional carbon nanomaterial with rational applications in diverse fields such as biomedical engineering, electrocatalysis, biosensing, energy conversion, and storage devices.

Graphical abstract: Functionalized graphene oxide as a vehicle for targeted drug delivery and bioimaging applications
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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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Recent advances in supramolecular block copolymers for biomedical applications

Supramolecular block copolymers with a dynamically reversible nature and hierarchical microphase-separated structures can greatly enrich the library of pharmaceutical carriers and outline future research directions for biological applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in supramolecular block copolymers for biomedical applications
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Recent advances of polyoxometalates in multi-functional imaging and photothermal therapy

The recent advances of polyoxometalate clusters in terms of near infrared photothermal properties for targeted tumor therapy have been summarized while the combined applications with various bio-imaging techniques and chemotherapies are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of polyoxometalates in multi-functional imaging and photothermal therapy
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Gradient scaffolds for osteochondral tissue engineering and regeneration

The tissue engineering approach for repairing osteochondral (OC) defects involves the fabrication of a biological tissue scaffold that mimics the physiological properties of natural OC tissue (e.g., the gradient transition between the cartilage surface and the subchondral bone).

Graphical abstract: Gradient scaffolds for osteochondral tissue engineering and regeneration
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Recent advances of near infrared inorganic fluorescent probes for biomedical applications

Near infrared (NIR)-excitable and NIR-emitting probes have fuelled advances in biomedical applications owing to their power in enabling deep tissue imaging, offering high image contrast and reducing phototoxicity.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of near infrared inorganic fluorescent probes for biomedical applications
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Recent advances in bio-orthogonal and dynamic crosslinking of biomimetic hydrogels

This review highlights recent advances in bio-orthogonal and dynamic hydrogels crosslinked by irreversible click chemistry, enzymatic reactions, and covalent-adaptable network.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in bio-orthogonal and dynamic crosslinking of biomimetic hydrogels
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Detection signal amplification strategies at nanomaterial-based photoelectrochemical biosensors

This review focusses on unique material modification and signal amplification strategies reported in developing photoelectrochemical biosensors with utmost sensitivity and selectivity.

Graphical abstract: Detection signal amplification strategies at nanomaterial-based photoelectrochemical biosensors
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Vertical nanowire array-based biosensors: device design strategies and biomedical applications

We review the recent progress of vertical nanowire (VNW) array-based biosensors for the effective collection of biomedical information at the molecular level, extracellular level, and intracellular level.

Graphical abstract: Vertical nanowire array-based biosensors: device design strategies and biomedical applications
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Three-dimensional scaffold-free microtissues engineered for cardiac repair

In this review article, we present the state-of-the-art approaches and recent advancements in the engineering of scaffold-free cardiac microtissues for myocardial repair.

Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional scaffold-free microtissues engineered for cardiac repair
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Exosome: a significant nano-scale drug delivery carrier

Exosomes have outstanding advantages as drug delivery carriers in the treatment of various diseases.

Graphical abstract: Exosome: a significant nano-scale drug delivery carrier
Open Access Review Article

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
From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
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Flexible electrochemical biosensors for healthcare monitoring

Flexible electrochemical biosensors are studied hugely because of tremendous advantages including the fast response, high sensitivity, inherent miniaturization, convenient operation, and portability which are suitable for wearable biosensors.

Graphical abstract: Flexible electrochemical biosensors for healthcare monitoring
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Nanoclay-based drug delivery systems and their therapeutic potentials

Natural and modified nanostructured clay minerals as drug carriers and support matrices for drug delivery, cancer therapy, gene therapy, and tissue engineering.

Graphical abstract: Nanoclay-based drug delivery systems and their therapeutic potentials
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Stimuli-responsive polymer-based systems for diagnostic applications

The unique properties of stimuli-responsive polymers make them valuable for myriad applications, their use for biosensing and molecular diagnostics is reviewed here.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive polymer-based systems for diagnostic applications
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Microphysiological systems for the modeling of wound healing and evaluation of pro-healing therapies

Wound healing microphysiological systems have been engineered with synthetic and natural materials and techniques such as bioprinting or viscous finger patterning. Model designs focus on particular phases of wound healing or the recapitulation of micro-anatomies.

Graphical abstract: Microphysiological systems for the modeling of wound healing and evaluation of pro-healing therapies
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Finely tuned Prussian blue-based nanoparticles and their application in disease treatment

The Prussian blue (PB) based nanostructure is a mixed-valence coordination network with excellent biosafety, remarkable photothermal effect and multiple enzyme-mimicking behaviours.

Graphical abstract: Finely tuned Prussian blue-based nanoparticles and their application in disease treatment
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Progress in the therapeutic applications of polymer-decorated black phosphorus and black phosphorus analog nanomaterials in biomedicine

Owing to fascinating properties and biodegradability, opportunities and challenges of emerging black phosphorus (BP) and BP analogs (BPAs) in biomedical applications have been coexisted to study.

Graphical abstract: Progress in the therapeutic applications of polymer-decorated black phosphorus and black phosphorus analog nanomaterials in biomedicine
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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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