Themed collection Journal of Materials Chemistry B Recent Review Articles

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Semiconducting polymer dots as fluorescent probes for in vitro biosensing

Semiconducting polymer dots (Pdots) are novel fluorescent probes with relatively high brightness, fast emission rate, and excellent photostability. This review systematically summarizes their applications for in vitro biosensing.

Graphical abstract: Semiconducting polymer dots as fluorescent probes for in vitro biosensing
Accepted Manuscript - Review Article

Delivery Process and Effective Design of Vectors for Cancer Therapy

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Stimuli-Responsive Delivery Strategies for Controllable Gene Editing in Tumor Therapeutics

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Nanoparticles for oral delivery: targeted therapy for inflammatory bowel disease

As a group of chronic and idiopathic gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by recurrent intestinal mucosal inflammation.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticles for oral delivery: targeted therapy for inflammatory bowel disease
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Tannic acid: a versatile polyphenol for design of biomedical hydrogels

Tannic acid (TA), a natural polyphenol, is a hydrolysable amphiphilic tannin derivative of gallic with diverse potential for engineering biomedical hydrogels.

Graphical abstract: Tannic acid: a versatile polyphenol for design of biomedical hydrogels
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Recent advances in functionally modified polymers for mucoadhesive drug delivery

The functional modifications of polymers for mucoadhesive drug delivery and mucosal transport mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in functionally modified polymers for mucoadhesive drug delivery
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Electrospun nanofibers for bone regeneration: from biomimetic composition, structure to function

This review summarizes the advances in bone regeneration of electrospun nanofibers, focusing their compositions, structures, functions, and fabrication technologies, which provide guidance for design of electrospun nanofibers for bone regeneration.

Graphical abstract: Electrospun nanofibers for bone regeneration: from biomimetic composition, structure to function
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Aggressive strategies for regenerating intervertebral discs: stimulus-responsive composite hydrogels from single to multiscale delivery systems

Stimulus responsive composite hydrogels combines with ready-to-use particles to form multi-scale delivery system. After solidification in vivo, the biological agents slowly released induce stem cells to differentiate into IVD tissue.

Graphical abstract: Aggressive strategies for regenerating intervertebral discs: stimulus-responsive composite hydrogels from single to multiscale delivery systems
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Metal–organic frameworks as a therapeutic strategy for lung diseases

This review focuses on the design and application of MOF-based drugs against lung diseases, and discusses the possibility of preparing MOF-based inhalable formulations and the challenges and opportunities of MOFs in clinical applications targeting lung diseases.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks as a therapeutic strategy for lung diseases
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Nanomaterials Integrated 3D Printing for Biomedical Application

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Connecting the dynamics and reactivity of arylboronic acids to emergent and stimuli-responsive material properties

The stimuli-responsive material properties of arylboronate ester-based materials originate from the dynamics and reactivity of arylboronic acids.

Graphical abstract: Connecting the dynamics and reactivity of arylboronic acids to emergent and stimuli-responsive material properties
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An update on biomaterials as microneedle matrixes for biomedical applications

In this review, we have summarised and reviewed the current matrix materials used for the preparation of MNs in light of the five aspects. In addition, we conclude with a summary of the MN products used on the market and their applications.

Graphical abstract: An update on biomaterials as microneedle matrixes for biomedical applications
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Nucleic acid paranemic structures: a promising building block for functional nanomaterials in biomedical and bionanotechnological applications

This review highlights the PX-based DNA nanostructures in biological systems, dynamic systems, and biomedical contexts.

Graphical abstract: Nucleic acid paranemic structures: a promising building block for functional nanomaterials in biomedical and bionanotechnological applications
Open Access Review Article

Emerging approaches for preventing cytokine release syndrome in CAR-T cell therapy

Strategies for reducing CRS in CAR-T cells capitalize on the specificity between CAR-T cells, cytokines, and their receptors, the role of macrophages in cytokine release, and genetic constructs to ablate CAR-T function reversibly and irreversibly.

Graphical abstract: Emerging approaches for preventing cytokine release syndrome in CAR-T cell therapy
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Nanomaterials and paper-based electrochemical devices: merging strategies for fostering sustainable detection of biomarkers

This review aims to analyze how the paper material offers unique and polyvalent properties to bridge together multiple uses of nanomaterials and develop electrochemical biosensors for application in the biomedical field.

Graphical abstract: Nanomaterials and paper-based electrochemical devices: merging strategies for fostering sustainable detection of biomarkers
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Recent advances in nanotechnology mediated mitochondria-targeted imaging

Mitochondria play a critical role in cell growth and metabolism.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nanotechnology mediated mitochondria-targeted imaging
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Advances in hydrogels for stem cell therapy: regulation mechanisms and tissue engineering applications

Here, the recent advances in hydrogels for stem cell therapy are summarized, aiming to provide a reference for the crossover and integration of hydrogels and stem cells in the field of tissue engineering.

Graphical abstract: Advances in hydrogels for stem cell therapy: regulation mechanisms and tissue engineering applications
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Recent advancements in noninvasive glucose monitoring and closed-loop management systems for diabetes

A review about the development and advancement of a closed-loop management system for diabetes, including glucose monitoring and insulin delivery system.

Graphical abstract: Recent advancements in noninvasive glucose monitoring and closed-loop management systems for diabetes
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Enzyme-activated prodrugs and their release mechanisms for the treatment of cancer

Enzyme-activated prodrugs have received a lot of attention in recent years.

Graphical abstract: Enzyme-activated prodrugs and their release mechanisms for the treatment of cancer
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Porous Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering: A Review

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Antiviral effects of coinage metal-based nanomaterials to combat COVID-19 and its variants

Multidisciplinary scientific approaches have been employed to fight against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and coinage metal-based nanomaterials have possessed promising antiviral ability to combat COVID-19, its variants and other contagious viruses.

Graphical abstract: Antiviral effects of coinage metal-based nanomaterials to combat COVID-19 and its variants
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Recent advances of catalytic hairpin assembly and its application in bioimaging and biomedicine

Catalytic hairpin assembly (CHA) appears to be a particularly appealing nucleic acid amplification technique. This review provides an exhaustive summary about the progress of CHA and its application in bioimaging and biomedicine.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of catalytic hairpin assembly and its application in bioimaging and biomedicine
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Nanotechnologies for control of pathogenic microbial biofilms

We review recently developed advanced nanotechnologies for control and prevention of microbial biofilm infections.

Graphical abstract: Nanotechnologies for control of pathogenic microbial biofilms
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Recent advances in biomedical applications of bacterial outer membrane vesicles

This review comprehensively covers the extraction, characterization, functionalization and biomedical applications of bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMVs).

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in biomedical applications of bacterial outer membrane vesicles
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Recent advances in nanomaterials for prostate cancer detection and diagnosis

This review provides an overview of nanoparticle-based sensors, probes, and contrast agents for prostate cancer detection and diagnosis as well as discusses their potential future applications and existing challenges.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in nanomaterials for prostate cancer detection and diagnosis
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Membrane-fusogenic biomimetic particles: a new bioengineering tool learned from nature

This review aims to highlight the recent advances, key limitations, and future directions of membrane-fusogenic biomimetic particles for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Membrane-fusogenic biomimetic particles: a new bioengineering tool learned from nature
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Emerging nanobiotechnology-encoded relaxation tuning establishes new MRI modes to localize, monitor and predict diseases

Tumor microenvironment-activated longitudinal or transverse relaxation tuning shows highly promising applications. Smart MRI contrast agents exhibit high potential for tracking cancer progression and evolution and monitoring treatment process.

Graphical abstract: Emerging nanobiotechnology-encoded relaxation tuning establishes new MRI modes to localize, monitor and predict diseases
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Latest on biomaterial-based therapies for topical treatment of psoriasis

Biomaterials demonstrate great potential in the treatment of psoriasis.

Graphical abstract: Latest on biomaterial-based therapies for topical treatment of psoriasis
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Recent progress of nanomedicine in secreted phospholipase A2 as a potential therapeutic target

This paper systematically reviews recent studies on nanomedicines targeting sPLA2 overexpression in many inflammatory diseases and various types of cancer during the past few years.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress of nanomedicine in secreted phospholipase A2 as a potential therapeutic target
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Carbohydrate based biomaterials for neural interface applications

Due to their specific bioactivities and hydrophilic properties, carbohydrates offer potential solutions for addressing some of the limitations of the existing biomolecular approaches for neural interfacing applications.

Graphical abstract: Carbohydrate based biomaterials for neural interface applications
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Chitosan-based oral colon-specific delivery systems for polyphenols: recent advances and emerging trends

Chitosan has been widely used to assemble different types of oral colon-targeted delivery systems, which attract great attention in the delivery of polyphenols to the colon for the treatment of colon and non-colon diseases.

Graphical abstract: Chitosan-based oral colon-specific delivery systems for polyphenols: recent advances and emerging trends
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Recent advances in metal–organic frameworks and their composites for the phototherapy of skin wounds

Metal–organic framework (MOF)-based nanomaterials possess great potential for treating wound infections.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in metal–organic frameworks and their composites for the phototherapy of skin wounds
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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
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Recent development in the design of artificial enzymes through molecular imprinting technology

Recent advances in the preparation of high-performance artificial enzymes based on MIPs and molecularly imprinted nanozymes.

Graphical abstract: Recent development in the design of artificial enzymes through molecular imprinting technology
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Conjugated polymer-based luminescent probes for ratiometric detection of biomolecules

We summarize the recent research progress concerning conjugated polymer-based luminescent probes for ratiometric detection of biomolecules.

Graphical abstract: Conjugated polymer-based luminescent probes for ratiometric detection of biomolecules
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Metal ion sensing with graphene quantum dots: detection of harmful contaminants and biorelevant species

The state-of-the-art for metal ion sensing by GQD probes is reviewed. The field is discussed, along with the challenges to determine specific mechanisms of interaction. This understanding is highly desired to develop selective GQD-metal ion sensors.

Graphical abstract: Metal ion sensing with graphene quantum dots: detection of harmful contaminants and biorelevant species
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MXenes: state-of-the-art synthesis, composites and bioapplications

MXenes have shown great potential in a variety of domains. This review elaborates the up-to-date synthesis methods, physicochemical properties and biological applications of MXene-based nanocomposites, as well as the practical hurdles and prospects.

Graphical abstract: MXenes: state-of-the-art synthesis, composites and bioapplications
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Electrospun nanofibers for manipulating soft tissue regeneration

By integrating multiple types of guidance cues, electrospun nanofiber scaffolds can be used to manipulate cell behaviors and thus facilitate soft tissue regeneration, including nerves, skin, heart, blood vessels, and cornea.

Graphical abstract: Electrospun nanofibers for manipulating soft tissue regeneration
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Progress in the drug encapsulation of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) and folate-decorated poly(ethylene glycol)–poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) conjugates for selective cancer treatment

A concise review of PLGA-based conjugates and folate-decorated PEG–PLGA conjugates has been presented, focusing on their chemistries, biological activity, and functions as targeted drug carriers or sustained drug controllers for cancers.

Graphical abstract: Progress in the drug encapsulation of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) and folate-decorated poly(ethylene glycol)–poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) conjugates for selective cancer treatment
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Cell membrane-engineered nanoparticles for cancer therapy

This review mainly summarizes the research progress of cell membrane extraction and coating technology, with an emphasis on the treatment of cancer with cell membrane-engineered nanoparticles from various sources.

Graphical abstract: Cell membrane-engineered nanoparticles for cancer therapy
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Rational construction of polycystine-based nanoparticles for biomedical applications

This review summarizes the development of reduction-responsive disulfide-crosslinked PCys2-based nanoparticles through one-pot polymerization, post-polymerization modification, and post-polymerization self-assembly for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Rational construction of polycystine-based nanoparticles for biomedical applications
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Diagnosis of disease relevant nucleic acid biomarkers with off-the-shelf devices

This review summarizes the off-the-shelf devices repurposed for POC detection of disease-relevant nucleic acid biomarkers, exposing the challenges and future perspectives for application in healthcare and disease surveillance.

Graphical abstract: Diagnosis of disease relevant nucleic acid biomarkers with off-the-shelf devices
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Advances in ultrasound-responsive hydrogels for biomedical applications

Ultrasound-responsive hydrogels have shown irreplaceable application prospects due to their non-invasive, safe, controllable response characteristics. Herein, we summarize the recent advances in ultrasound-responsive hydrogels for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Advances in ultrasound-responsive hydrogels for biomedical applications
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Recent advances in biomaterial-assisted cell therapy

This review summarizes the recent research progress in various cell therapies and surveys the biomaterials developed to assist cell-based therapeutics for wide applications in diverse disease treatments.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in biomaterial-assisted cell therapy
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Thioether-based ROS responsive polymers for biomedical applications

Thioether-based reactive oxygen species (ROS) responsive polymers and polypeptides, with the ability to self-assemble in aqueous media and disassemble or being transformed in the presence of ROS, are ideal candidates for target biomedical therapies.

Graphical abstract: Thioether-based ROS responsive polymers for biomedical applications
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Recent strategies for improving hemocompatibility and endothelialization of cardiovascular devices and inhibition of intimal hyperplasia

This review focuses on the recently developed strategies for improving the hemocompatibility and endothelialization of cardiovascular devices, as well as inhibiting intimal hyperplasia. The challenges and future perspectives are briefly discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent strategies for improving hemocompatibility and endothelialization of cardiovascular devices and inhibition of intimal hyperplasia
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Application of “smart” multifunctional nanoprobes in tumor diagnosis and treatment

Illustration of the preparations, applications and mechanisms of two kinds of “smart” multifunctional nanoprobes: “Off–On” nanoprobes and “Charge-Reversal” nanoprobes.

Graphical abstract: Application of “smart” multifunctional nanoprobes in tumor diagnosis and treatment
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Recent advances in the design of antimicrobial peptide conjugates

Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are ubiquitous host defense peptides characterized by their antibiotic activity and lower propensity for developing resistance compared to classic antibiotics.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the design of antimicrobial peptide conjugates
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Cell-membrane-inspired polymers for constructing biointerfaces with efficient molecular recognition

Biointerface with anti-biofouling and effective cooperation with biomolecules is important to make high-sensitive molecular recognition. Polymers designed by the inspiration of cell membrane surfaces are excellent candidates to create biointerfaces.

Graphical abstract: Cell-membrane-inspired polymers for constructing biointerfaces with efficient molecular recognition
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Recent advances in protein-imprinted polymers: synthesis, applications and challenges

This review summarized the recent advances of protein imprinted polymers (PIPs) focused on the imprinting methods and highlighted applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in protein-imprinted polymers: synthesis, applications and challenges
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Bacterial cellulose as a potential biopolymer in biomedical applications: a state-of-the-art review

Bacterial cellulose (BC) is a biopolymer with immense potential in the biomedical field. This review discusses the BC and BC composites production and their unique properties, and highlights the recent advances, focusing on drug delivery, tissue engineering, and wound healing.

Graphical abstract: Bacterial cellulose as a potential biopolymer in biomedical applications: a state-of-the-art review
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Dynamic protein and polypeptide hydrogels based on Schiff base co-assembly for biomedicine

Biomedical applications of Schiff base-linked protein and polypeptide hydrogels.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic protein and polypeptide hydrogels based on Schiff base co-assembly for biomedicine
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Bioactive hydrogels based on polysaccharides and peptides for soft tissue wound management

This review provides the recent progress, intrinsic interactions between structures and bioactive performances, current limitations and future directions of bioactive hydrogels based on polysaccharides and peptides for soft tissue wound management.

Graphical abstract: Bioactive hydrogels based on polysaccharides and peptides for soft tissue wound management
From the themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry B HOT Papers
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Nano-traditional Chinese medicine: a promising strategy and its recent advances

This review focuses on the current design of nanoparticle therapy system based on TCM, focuses on the advantages of nano-TCM delivery system. This review can provide an innovative approach to broaden the application of nano-TCM.

Graphical abstract: Nano-traditional Chinese medicine: a promising strategy and its recent advances
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Recent advances in the development and applications of conjugated polymer dots

This review summarizes the recent advances in conjugated polymer dots (Pdots), including their fabrication and property manipulation, as well as application in biomedical imaging, sensing and therapy.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the development and applications of conjugated polymer dots
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Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)-based nanostructures for tissue engineering applications: prospects and challenges

Prospects of MoS2 nanostructure-based scaffolds in tissue engineering with enhanced cellular response, immunomodulation, and antibacterial properties. An interdisciplinary and collaborative effort is crucial to perceive their clinical translation.

Graphical abstract: Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)-based nanostructures for tissue engineering applications: prospects and challenges
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Cubosomes as an emerging platform for drug delivery: a review of the state of the art

Cubosomes, derived from LLCs, are self-assembled cubic-phase bicontinuous crystalline nanoparticulate colloidal dispersions. This review sheds light on different aspects of cubosomes, particularly on the prospective drug delivery routes.

Graphical abstract: Cubosomes as an emerging platform for drug delivery: a review of the state of the art
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Antimicrobial peptide-based materials: opportunities and challenges

The design of antimicrobial peptide-based materials for biomedical applications such as fighting infections in various organs, cancer therapy, gene delivery and detection of bacteria.

Graphical abstract: Antimicrobial peptide-based materials: opportunities and challenges
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Engineering surface patterns on nanoparticles: new insights into nano-bio interactions

The surface patterns of gold nanoparticles, dendrimers and DNA nanostructures are explored as a model to provide new insights into nano-bio interactions.

Graphical abstract: Engineering surface patterns on nanoparticles: new insights into nano-bio interactions
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Recent advances of zwitterionic-based topological polymers for biomedical applications

Zwitterionic-based topological polymers and their derivatives possess diverse topological structures and have been widely used in biomedical fields.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances of zwitterionic-based topological polymers for biomedical applications
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Recent progress and perspectives in applications of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine polymers in biodevices at small scales

This review offers a bird's eye view of the development and application of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) polymers in small biodevices such as microfluidic devices, biosensors/bioprobes, artificial implants, and drug delivery systems.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress and perspectives in applications of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine polymers in biodevices at small scales
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Self-targeting of zwitterion-based platforms for nano-antimicrobials and nanocarriers

Different anionic and cationic groups occurring in zwitterions, and the pH responsive groups required for self-targeting. The different steps in self-targeting are outlined in the outer circle, numbered in the order of occurrence during self-targeting.

Graphical abstract: Self-targeting of zwitterion-based platforms for nano-antimicrobials and nanocarriers
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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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Recent advances in flexible and wearable chemo- and bio-sensors based on two-dimensional transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes)

Due to their excellent hydrophilicity, outstanding conductivity, unique structures, and physicochemical properties, MXenes have become a potential candidate material for flexible and wearable chemo- and bio-sensors.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in flexible and wearable chemo- and bio-sensors based on two-dimensional transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes)
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Stimuli-responsive cyclodextrin-based supramolecular assemblies as drug carriers

Drug delivery systems can achieve diverse functions by integrating the host–guest chemistry of CDs with stimuli-responsive functions.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive cyclodextrin-based supramolecular assemblies as drug carriers
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Biodegradable magnesium phosphates in biomedical applications

This review comprehensively summarizes the state-of-the-art progress made in magnesium phosphate-based biomaterials, including nanostructured magnesium phosphates and magnesium phosphate-based cements, ceramics, scaffolds, coatings and so on, as well as their biomedical applications in nanomedicine and tissue engineering.

Graphical abstract: Biodegradable magnesium phosphates in biomedical applications
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Supramolecular biomaterials for enhanced cancer immunotherapy

Supramolecular self-assembly offers the possibility for modulating nanostructures and reprogramming immunological properties, paving the way for enhanced cancer immunotherapy.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular biomaterials for enhanced cancer immunotherapy
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Hydrogels for 3D embedded bioprinting: a focused review on bioinks and support baths

This review discusses the challenges faced by traditional 3D bioprinting of soft or low-viscosity bioinks and embedded bioprinting as an emerging solution. We highlight the challenges involved in this process and look forward to the prospects of this technology.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogels for 3D embedded bioprinting: a focused review on bioinks and support baths
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Topical hemostatic materials for coagulopathy

We present a thorough analysis on the hemostatic mechanisms and the design principles of hemostatic materials for coagulopathy, survey their remarkable success, and briefly discuss the challenges and perspectives for their clinical translation.

Graphical abstract: Topical hemostatic materials for coagulopathy
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Cellulose: a fascinating biopolymer for hydrogel synthesis

Cellulose is the most abundant natural biopolymer and is considered an unlimited source of raw materials to develop sustainable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly products that are in ever-increasing demand for various applications.

Graphical abstract: Cellulose: a fascinating biopolymer for hydrogel synthesis
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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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