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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635132/the-fabrication-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-nanofiber-composites-by-electrospinning-and-their-applications-in-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Chris J Mortimer, Chris J Wright
This paper reviews the use of iron oxide nanoparticle-nanofiber composites in tissue engineering with a focus on the electrospinning technique. Electrospinning is an established method of scaffold fabrication offering a number of key advantages which include its facile nature, with electrospun materials offering a high surface area to volume ratio, potential for the release of drugs and antimicrobials, controllable fiber diameters and high porosity and permeability. A number of different techniques for the preparation of iron oxide nanoparticles including their functionalization are discussed along with their applications in the biomedical field...
June 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629097/emerging-bone-tissue-engineering-via-polyhydroxyalkanoate-pha-based-scaffolds
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REVIEW
Janice Lim, Mingliang You, Jian Li, Zibiao Li
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a class of biodegradable polymers derived from microorganisms. On top of their biodegradability and biocompatibility, different PHA types can contribute to varying mechanical and chemical properties. This has led to increasing attention to the use of PHAs in numerous biomedical applications over the past few decades. Bone tissue engineering refers to the regeneration of new bone through providing mechanical support while inducing cell growth on the PHA scaffolds having a porous structure for tissue regeneration...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629081/optimized-composition-of-nanocomposite-scaffolds-formed-from-silk-fibroin-and-nano-tio2-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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N Johari, H R Madaah Hosseini, A Samadikuchaksaraei
Natural silk fibroin (SF) polymer has biomedical and mechanical properties as a biomaterial for bone tissue engineering scaffolds. Freeze-dried porous nanocomposite scaffolds were prepared from silk fibroin and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles as a bioactive reinforcing agent by a phase separation method. In order to fabricate SF/TiO2 scaffolds, 5, 10, 15 and 20wt% of the TiO2 were added to the SF. The phase structure, functional groups and morphology of the scaffolds were evaluated using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy techniques, respectively...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629037/regenerated-egg-white-silk-fibroin-composite-films-for-biomedical-applications
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Renchuan You, Jie Zhang, Shaojin Gu, Yingshan Zhou, Xiufang Li, Dezhan Ye, Weilin Xu
Protein-based composites have always been desirable biomaterials as they can be fabricated into a wide range of biomaterials with tunable properties, including modulation of mechanical properties and control of cell responses. Both egg white protein (EW) and silk fibroin (SF) are biocompatible, biodegradable, non-toxic and naturally abundant biopolymers. In order to obtain biocompatible composite films with tunable performance, EW and SF were blended at various ratios. Raising the SF ratio in the composite films significantly increased breaking strength, but impaired flexibility...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625671/intrinsic-parameters-for-the-synthesis-and-tuned-properties-of-amphiphilic-chitosan-drug-delivery-nanocarriers
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REVIEW
Marjan Motiei, Soheila Kashanian, Lucian A Lucia, Mozafar Khazaei
Chitosan (CS) is a material derived from chitin, the most abundant biopolymer on the planet. It has shown potential among a wide variety of biomedical applications especially within the context of self-assembling nanocarriers usable in biomedical applications such as drug delivery, macroscopic injectables, tissue-engineering scaffolds, and nano-imaging agents. To date, many reviews have been focused on the biomedical properties and applications of CS-based nanocarriers, but a review is lacking on the role and prospects of different factors such as formulation parameters and preparation conditions on the properties of amphiphilic chitosan nanocarriers (ACNs) that have shown critical value in advancing drug delivery...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624457/effect-of-calcium-carbonate-particle-shape-on-phagocytosis-and-pro-inflammatory-response-in-differentiated-thp-1-macrophages
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Yosuke Tabei, Sakiko Sugino, Kenichiro Eguchi, Masahiko Tajika, Hiroko Abe, Yoshihiro Nakajima, Masanori Horie
Phagocytosis is a physiological process used by immune cells such as macrophages to actively ingest and destroy foreign pathogens and particles. It is the cellular process that leads to the failure of drug delivery carriers because the drug carriers are cleared by immune cells before reaching their target. Therefore, clarifying the mechanism of particle phagocytosis would have a significant implication for both fundamental understanding and biomedical engineering. As far as we know, the effect of particle shape on biological response has not been fully investigated...
June 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621207/glycosaminoglycan-based-resorbable-polymer-composites-in-tissue-refurbishment
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Khushboo Gulati, Mukesh Kumar Meher, Krishna Mohan Poluri
Regeneration of tissue structure with the aid of bioactive polymer matrices/composites and scaffolds for respective applications is one of the emerging areas of biomedical engineering. Recent advances in conjugated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) hybrids using natural and synthetic polymers have opened new avenues for producing a wide variety of resorbable polymer matrices. These hybrid scaffolds are low-immunogenic, highly biocompatible and biodegradable with incredible mechanical and tensile properties. GAG-based resorbable polymeric matrices are being exploited in migration of stem cells, cartilage and bone replacement/regeneration and production of scaffolds for various tissue engineering applications...
June 16, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620970/a-coating-free-nonfouling-polymeric-elastomer
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Hsiang-Chieh Hung, Priyesh Jain, Peng Zhang, Fang Sun, Andrew Sinclair, Tao Bai, Bowen Li, Kan Wu, Caroline Tsao, Erik J Liu, Harihara S Sundaram, Xiaojie Lin, Payam Farahani, Timothy Fujihara, Shaoyi Jiang
Medical devices face nonspecific biofouling from proteins, cells, and microorganisms, which significantly contributes to complications and device failure. Imparting these devices with nonfouling capabilities remains a major challenge, particularly for those made from elastomeric polymers. Current strategies, including surface coating and copolymerization/physical blending, necessitate compromise among nonfouling properties, durability, and mechanical strength. Here, a new strategy is reported to achieve both high bulk mechanical strength and excellent surface nonfouling properties, which are typically contradictory, in one material...
June 16, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620685/the-efficacy-of-a-new-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Jing Zhao, Fuguang Zhao, Yulan Shi, Yongchuan Deng, Xiaoye Hu, Hong Shen
PURPOSE: To compare the survival benefit and safety of the low power cumulative and traditional high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed 38 patients with locally advanced, inoperable, stage III pancreatic patients received HIFU treatment between January 2008 and April 2014 in the Department of Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine. 11 of them received the low power cumulative HIFU treatment, while other 27 received the traditional HIFU treatment...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620425/breathe-biomedical-engineering-in%C3%A2-respiratory-disorders
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EDITORIAL
Renata L Riha
The June issue of Breathe looks at biomedical engineering in respiratory disorders http://ow.ly/rn7N30c2qvg.
June 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619637/preparation-and-characterization-of-silk-sericin-pva-blend-film-with-silver-nanoparticles-for-potential-antimicrobial-application
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Huawei He, Rui Cai, Yejing Wang, Gang Tao, Pengchao Guo, Hua Zuo, Liqun Chen, Xinyu Liu, Ping Zhao, Qingyou Xia
Sericin has great potentials in biomedical applications for its good reactive activity, biocompatibility and biodegradability. However, the undesirable mechanical performance limits its application. Here, we developed a green, facile and economic approach to prepare sericin/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) blend film. Further, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized in situ on the surface of sericin/PVA film via UV-assisted green synthesis method. Mechanical performance, swelling, mass losing and water retention tests showed the blend film had good mechanical performance, hygroscopicity, water retention capacity and low mass losing ratio...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618993/new-perspectives-on-biomedical-applications-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Massimiliano Magro, Davide Baratella, Emanuela Bonaiuto, Jessica de Almeida Roger, Fabio Vianello
Iron oxide nanomaterials are considered promising tools for improved therapeutic efficacy and diagnostic applications in biomedicine. Accordingly, engineered iron oxide nanomaterials are increasingly proposed in biomedicine, and the interdisciplinary researches involving physics, chemistry, biology (nanotechnology) and medicine have led to exciting developments in the last decades. The progresses of the development of magnetic nanoparticles with tailored physico-chemical and surface properties produced a variety of clinically relevant applications, spanning from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), drug delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, to in vitro diagnostics...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618985/dendrimers-general-aspects-applications-and-structural-exploitations-as-prodrug-drug-delivery-vehicles-in-current-medicine
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Merina Mariyam, Kajal Ghosal, Anne George, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Mahima S Latha
Dendrimers are hyper branched macro molecules with well-defined structure and high degree of functionality on the surface. The dendrimer architecture allows control over properties such as shape, size, density, polarity, reactivity, solubility etc. This can be manipulated to design molecules with desired properties in biomedical applications. Recent advancement in correlating structure to biodegradability and invivo performance opens up new avenue for these molecules in biological applications like drug delivery and tissue engineering...
May 11, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618895/silver-nanoparticles-inhaled-during-pregnancy-reach-and-affect-the-placenta-and-the-foetus
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Luisa Campagnolo, Micol Massimiani, Lucia Vecchione, Diletta Piccirilli, Nicola Toschi, Andrea Magrini, Elena Bonanno, Manuel Scimeca, Luca Castagnozzi, Giorgio Buonanno, Luca Stabile, Francesco Cubadda, Federica Aureli, Paul Hb Fokkens, Wolfgang G Kreyling, Flemming R Cassee, Antonio Pietroiusti
Recently, interest for the potential impact of consumer-relevant engineered nanoparticles on pregnancy has dramatically increased. This study investigates whether inhaled silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) reach and cross mouse placental barrier and induce adverse effects. Apart from their relevance for the growing use in consumer products and biomedical applications, AgNPs are selected since they can be unequivocally identified in tissues. Pregnant mouse females are exposed during the first 15 days of gestation by nose-only inhalation to a freshly produced aerosol of 18-20 nm AgNPs for either 1 or 4 hours, at a particle number concentration of 3...
June 16, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618356/developmental-neurotoxic-effects-of-graphene-oxide-exposure-in-zebrafish-larvae-danio-rerio
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J C Soares, Tcb Pereira, K M Costa, T Maraschin, N R Basso, M R Bogo
Although graphene oxide (GO), a nanomaterial with hexagonal planar layer, has been widely studied due to its applications in neurobiology that include drug delivery and tissue engineering, additional studies to assess its potential toxic effects are still needed. Thus, this study evaluated the effects of GO exposure (at 5, 10, 50 or 100mg/L) during six consecutive days on mortality, hatching, spontaneous movement, heart rate, morphology, locomotion behavior, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity, dopamine levels and relative gene expression of developmental neurology-related genes using zebrafish larvae...
June 3, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617232/tigeri-modeling-and-visualizing-the-responses-to-perturbation-of-a-transcription-factor-network
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Namshik Han, Harry A Noyes, Andy Brass
BACKGROUND: Transcription factor (TF) networks play a key role in controlling the transfer of genetic information from gene to mRNA. Much progress has been made on understanding and reverse-engineering TF network topologies using a range of experimental and theoretical methodologies. Less work has focused on using these models to examine how TF networks respond to changes in the cellular environment. METHODS: In this paper, we have developed a simple, pragmatic methodology, TIGERi (Transcription-factor-activity Illustrator for Global Explanation of Regulatory interaction), to model the response of an inferred TF network to changes in cellular environment...
May 31, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616970/the-structure-and-biocompabibility-of-bioabsorbable-nanocomposites-of-aliphatic-aromatic-co-polyester-and-cellulose-nanocrystals
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Shahab Kashani Rahimi, Robabeh Aeinehvand, Kyoungtae Kim, Joshua U Otaigbe
Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) was first chemically modified via free radical grafting with maleic anhydride (MA) and the MA-g-PBAT graft copolymer was then used as a matrix material to obtain cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)-reinforced MA-g-PBAT bio-nanocomposites via reactive extrusion process to accelerate efforts to develop functional bioabsorbable polymer nanocomposites with improved properties. The molecular structure of the PBAT after chemical modification with maleic anhydride was confirmed by 1H NMR and FTIR spectroscopy...
June 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616842/characterization-of-magneto-endosymbionts-as-mri-cell-labeling-and-tracking-agents
#18
Kimberly D Brewer, Ryan Spitler, Kayla R Lee, Andrea C Chan, Joyce C Barrozo, Abdul Wakeel, Chandler S Foote, Steven Machtaler, James Rioux, Juergen K Willmann, Papia Chakraborty, Bradley W Rice, Christopher H Contag, Caleb B Bell, Brian K Rutt
PURPOSE: Magneto-endosymbionts (MEs) show promise as living magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for in vivo cell tracking. Here we characterize the biomedical imaging properties of ME contrast agents, in vitro and in vivo. PROCEDURES: By adapting and engineering magnetotactic bacteria to the intracellular niche, we are creating magneto-endosymbionts (MEs) that offer advantages relative to passive iron-based contrast agents (superparamagnetic iron oxides, SPIOs) for cell tracking...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615985/treatment-of-movement-disorders-with-focused-ultrasound
#19
REVIEW
Paul S Fishman, Victor Frenkel
Although the use of ultrasound as a potential therapeutic modality in the brain has been under study for several decades, relatively few neuroscientists or neurologists are familiar with this technology. Stereotactic brain lesioning had been widely used as a treatment for medically refractory patients with essential tremor (ET), Parkinson disease (PD), and dystonia but has been largely replaced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, with advantages both in safety and efficacy. However, DBS is associated with complications including intracerebral hemorrhage, infection, and hardware malfunction...
2017: Journal of Central Nervous System Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615794/deepinfer-open-source-deep-learning-deployment-toolkit-for-image-guided-therapy
#20
Alireza Mehrtash, Mehran Pesteie, Jorden Hetherington, Peter A Behringer, Tina Kapur, William M Wells, Robert Rohling, Andriy Fedorov, Purang Abolmaesumi
Deep learning models have outperformed some of the previous state-of-the-art approaches in medical image analysis. Instead of using hand-engineered features, deep models attempt to automatically extract hierarchical representations at multiple levels of abstraction from the data. Therefore, deep models are usually considered to be more flexible and robust solutions for image analysis problems compared to conventional computer vision models. They have demonstrated significant improvements in computer-aided diagnosis and automatic medical image analysis applied to such tasks as image segmentation, classification and registration...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
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