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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913307/urothelium-adherent-ion-triggered-liposome-in-gel-system-as-a-platform-for-intravesical-drug-delivery
#1
Shruti GuhaSarkar, Prachi More, Rinti Banerjee
Instillations of therapeutic agents into the urinary bladder have limited efficacy due to drug washout and inadequate attachment to and penetration into the bladder wall. Instilled nanoparticles alone have low stability and high susceptibility to washout, while gel-based systems are difficult to administer and retain. To overcome disadvantages of current technologies, a biodegradable, in situ-gelling liposome-in-gel (LP-Gel) system was developed for instillation into the bladder, composed of nano-sized, fluidizing liposomes incorporated into a "smart" biopolymeric, urine-triggered hydrogel...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910853/holographic-free-electron-light-source
#2
Guanhai Li, Brendan P Clarke, Jin-Kyu So, Kevin F MacDonald, Nikolay I Zheludev
Recent advances in the physics and technology of light generation via free-electron proximity and impact interactions with nanostructures (gratings, photonic crystals, nano-undulators, metamaterials and antenna arrays) have enabled the development of nanoscale-resolution techniques for such applications as mapping plasmons, studying nanoparticle structural transformations and characterizing luminescent materials (including time-resolved measurements). Here, we introduce a universal approach allowing generation of light with prescribed wavelength, direction, divergence and topological charge via point-excitation of holographic plasmonic metasurfaces...
December 2, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908256/a-review-on-nano-antimicrobials-metal-nanoparticles-methods-and-mechanisms
#3
Edris Hoseinzadeh, Pouran Makhdoumi, Parisa Taha, John Stelling, Hooshyar Hossini, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ghulam Md Ashraf
Nanotechnology is a scientific and engineering technology conducted at the Nano-scale, such as in the fields of compound fabric manufacturing, food processing, agricultural processing, and engineering, as well as in medical and medicinal application. In recent decade, nanomaterial applications for antimicrobial works have been interested by many researchers. Available reports show that some of the metal oxide Nanoparticles including; Al2O3, TiO2, ZnO, CuO, Co3O4, In2O3, MgO, SiO2, ZrO2, Cr2O3, Ni2O3, Mn2O3, CoO, and Nickel oxide have toxicity toward several microorganisms and they could successfully kill numerous bacteria...
December 1, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906406/crystallization-assisted-nano-lens-array-fabrication-for-highly-efficient-and-color-stable-organic-light-emitting-diodes
#4
Young-Sam Park, Kyung-Hoon Han, Jehan Kim, Doo-Hee Cho, Jonghee Lee, Yoonjay Han, Jong Tae Lim, Nam Sung Cho, Byounggon Yu, Jeong-Ik Lee, Jang-Joo Kim
To date, all deposition equipment has been developed to produce planar films. Thus lens arrays with a lens diameter of <1 mm have been manufactured by combining deposition with other technologies, such as masks, surface treatment, molding etc. Furthermore, a nano-lens array (NLA) with a sufficiently small lens diameter (<1 μm) is necessary to avoid image quality degradation in high resolution displays. In this study, an organic NLA made using a conventional deposition technique - without combining with other techniques - is reported...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904525/exosomes-as-nanocarriers-for-sirna-delivery-paradigms-and-challenges
#5
Fahimeh Shahabipour, Maciej Banach, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Exosomes are nano-sized vesicles that facilitate intercellular communications through carrying genetic materials and functional biomolecules. Owing to their unique size and structure, exosomes have emerged as a useful tool to overcome the limitations of siRNA delivery. The use of exosomes as siRNA delivery vehicles lacks certain disadvantages of the existing foreign delivery systems such as viruses, polycationic polymers and liposomes, and introduces several advantages including inherent capacity to pass through biological barriers and escape from phagocytosis by the reticuloendothelial system, as well as being biocompatible, non-toxic, and immunologically inert...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903819/towards-designing-new-nano-scale-protein-architectures
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REVIEW
Jana Aupič, Fabio Lapenta, Žiga Strmšek, Roman Jerala
The complexity of designed bionano-scale architectures is rapidly increasing mainly due to the expanding field of DNA-origami technology and accurate protein design approaches. The major advantage offered by polypeptide nanostructures compared with most other polymers resides in their highly programmable complexity. Proteins allow in vivo formation of well-defined structures with a precise spatial arrangement of functional groups, providing extremely versatile nano-scale scaffolds. Extending beyond existing proteins that perform a wide range of functions in biological systems, it became possible in the last few decades to engineer and predict properties of completely novel protein folds, opening the field of protein nanostructure design...
November 30, 2016: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900377/microfluidic-technologies-in-cell-isolation-and-analysis-for-biomedical-applications
#7
Jing Wu, Qiushui Chen, Jin-Ming Lin
Efficient platforms for cell isolation and analysis play an important role in applied and fundamental biomedical studies. As cells commonly have a size of around 10 microns, conventional handling approaches at a large scale are still challenged in precise control and efficient recognition of cells for further performance of isolation and analysis. Microfluidic technologies have become more prominent in highly efficient cell isolation for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detection, single-cell analysis and stem cell separation, since microfabricated devices allow for the spatial and temporal control of complex biochemistries and geometries by matching cell morphology and hydrodynamic traps in a fluidic network, as well as enabling specific recognition with functional biomolecules in the microchannels...
November 30, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892454/miniature-optical-planar-camera-based-on-a-wide-angle-metasurface-doublet-corrected-for-monochromatic-aberrations
#8
Amir Arbabi, Ehsan Arbabi, Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali, Yu Horie, Seunghoon Han, Andrei Faraon
Optical metasurfaces are two-dimensional arrays of nano-scatterers that modify optical wavefronts at subwavelength spatial resolution. They are poised to revolutionize optics by enabling complex low-cost systems where multiple metasurfaces are lithographically stacked and integrated with electronics. For imaging applications, metasurface stacks can perform sophisticated image corrections and can be directly integrated with image sensors. Here we demonstrate this concept with a miniature flat camera integrating a monolithic metasurface lens doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations, and an image sensor...
November 28, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885572/improving-tribological-and-anti-bacterial-properties-of-titanium-external-fixation-pins-through-surface-ceramic-conversion
#9
Huan Dong, Tatiana Mukinay, Maojun Li, Richard Hood, Sein Leung Soo, Simon Cockshott, Rachel Sammons, Xiaoying Li
In this study, an advanced ceramic conversion surface engineering technology has been applied for the first time to self-drilling Ti6Al4V external fixation pins to improve their performance in terms of biomechanical, bio-tribological and antibacterial properties. Systematic characterisation of the ceramic conversion treated Ti pins was carried out using Scanning electron microscope, X-ray diffraction, Glow-discharge optical emission spectroscopy, nano- and micro-indentation and scratching; the biomechanical and bio-tribological properties of the surface engineered Ti pins were evaluated by insertion into high density bone simulation material; and the antibacterial behaviour was assessed with Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 6571...
January 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884808/biodegradable-nano-polymers-as-delivery-vehicles-for-therapeutic-small-non-coding-ribonucleic-acids
#10
REVIEW
Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Abbas Alibakhshi, Maryam Hashemi, Maryam Hejazi, Vahedeh Hosseini, Miguel de la Guardia, Mohammad Ramezani
Nowadays, small non-coding Ribo Nucleic Acids (sncRNAs) such as siRNA, miRNA and shRNA are extremely serving to gene regulation. They are involved in many biological processes and in an increasing number of studies regarding a variety of application of sncRNAs toward human health and relieving diseases ranging from metabolic disorders to those involving various organ systems as well as different types of cancer. One of the most severe limitations for applying RNA interference technology is the absence of safe and effective carriers for in vivo delivery, including localizing the molecules to a specific site of interest and sustaining the presentation of the payloads for a controlled period of time...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882465/colonization-by-staphylococcus-aureus-of-nano-structured-fluorinated-surfaces-formed-by-different-methods-of-ion-plasma-technology
#11
V M Elinson, L V Didenko, N V Shevlyagina, G A Avtandilov, A Kh Gaidarova, A N Lyamin
Colonization of fluorinated surfaces produced by ion-plasma technology by Staphylococcus aureus was studied by scanning electron microscopy and surface energy analysis. It was shown that the intensity of colonization was determined by the surface relief and fluorine content. Formation of nanostructured surfaces accompanied by a sharp decrease in the surface energy prevented adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus cells to the fluorine-containing surface.
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880892/electrospinning-versus-microfluidic-spinning-of-functional-fibers-for-biomedical-applications
#12
REVIEW
Jie Cheng, Yesl Jun, Jianhua Qin, Sang-Hoon Lee
Micro- or nanofiber-based materials have extensive applications in biomedical fields due to their capability to mimic many aspects of physiological microenvironment in vivo. Fabricating micro- or nanofibers using biocompatible and biodegradable materials is becoming of great interest in the area of biomaterials and tissue engineering. Among the various technologies, electrospinning and microfluidic spinning are the two promising approaches to produce fibers at micro- and nano-scale. Choosing an appropriate spinning method is critical important for a specific application...
January 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873325/dynamic-nanomechanical-analysis-of-the-vocal-fold-structure-in-excised-larynges
#13
Gregory R Dion, Paulo G Coelho, Stephanie Teng, Malvin N Janal, Milan R Amin, Ryan C Branski
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Quantification of clinical outcomes after vocal fold (VF) interventions is challenging with current technology. High-speed digital imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of excised larynges assess intact laryngeal function, but do not provide critical biomechanical information. We developed a protocol to quantify tissue properties in intact, excised VFs using dynamic nanomechanical analysis (nano-DMA) to obtain precise biomechanical properties in the micrometer scale...
November 22, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873029/induction-of-pluripotency-in-long-term-cryopreserved-human-neonatal-fibroblasts-in-feeder-free-condition
#14
Maria Csobonyeiova, Lubica Krajciova, Andreas Nicodemou, Stefan Polak, Lubos Danisovic
A novel approach for stem cell generation is the attempt to induce conversion of the adult somatic cells into pluripotent stem cells so called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by introducing specific transcription factors. iPSCs have two essential cell characteristics, they are pluripotent and posses long term cell-renewal capacity. Additionally, iPSCs can be derived from patient-specific somatic cells, thus bypassing ethical and immunological issues. The aim of our study was to reprogram long-term cryopreserved human neonatal fibroblasts by new method using lipid nano-particle technology (Lipofectamine 3000 reagent transfection system) in combination with Epi 5 reprogramming vectors...
November 21, 2016: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871833/oral-hesperidin-amorphization-and-improved-dissolution-properties-by-controlled-loading-onto-porous-silica
#15
Qionghua Wei, Cornelia M Keck, Rainer H Müller
The oral bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs can be improved by amorphization generated by loading into the pores of mesoporous particles (pore size 2-50nm). The main mechanisms are increased kinetic saturation solubility and dissolution velocity due to the amorphous drug state and the nano-size of the drug (=increased dissolution pressure). In this study, the maximum achievable drug loading compared to the theoretical drug loading, and the effect of drug loading degree on the dissolution properties (solubility, dissolution velocity) were investigated...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869658/nano-engineered-biomimetic-optical-sensors-for-glucose-monitoring-in-diabetes
#16
REVIEW
Sajid Rauf, Muhammad Azhar Hayat Nawaz, Mihaela Badea, Jean Louis Marty, Akhtar Hayat
Diabetes is a rapidly growing disease that can be monitored at an individual level by controlling the blood glucose level, hence minimizing the negative impact of the disease. Significant research efforts have been focused on the design of novel and improved technologies to overcome the limitations of existing glucose analysis methods. In this context, nanotechnology has enabled the diagnosis at the single cell and molecular level with the possibility of incorporation in advanced molecular diagnostic biochips...
November 17, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867116/automatic-and-rapid-identification-of-glycopeptides-by-nano-uplc-ltq-ft-ms-and-proteomic-search-engine
#17
Estela Giménez, Marina Gay, Marta Vilaseca
: Here we demonstrate the potential of nano-UPLC-LTQ-FT-MS and the Byonic™ proteomic search engine for the separation, detection, and identification of N- and O-glycopeptide glycoforms in standard glycoproteins. The use of a BEH C18 nanoACQUITY column allowed the separation of the glycopeptides present in the glycoprotein digest and a baseline-resolution of the glycoforms of the same glycopeptide on the basis of the number of sialic acids. Moreover, we evaluated several acquisition strategies in order to improve the detection and characterization of glycopeptide glycoforms with the maximum number of identification percentages...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866055/microstructure-and-nanoindentation-analyses-of-low-temperature-aging-on-the-zirconia-porcelain-interface
#18
M D Peng, J Q Wei, Y N Wang, Q Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of low-temperature aging on the micro-mechanical and micro-structural properties of zirconia-porcelain interface. In total, thirty-three Y-TZP zirconia blocks were fabricated by using CAD/CAM technology, veneered with porcelains. Specimens were submitted to low-temperature aging in an autoclave at 134°C, additional 0.2MPa pressure for 0h, 5h, or 10h. Flexural strength was obtained by using three-point bending test. Micro-mechanical properties (nano-hardness (H) and reduced modulus (Er)) were investigated by nanoindentation tests...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863741/shear-targeted-drug-delivery-to-stenotic-blood-vessels
#19
Mark Epshtein, Netanel Korin
In this review we focus on shear targeted drug delivery as a novel strategy to selectively deliver drugs to sites of vascular obstruction. We review the physics of stenotic (abnormally narrowed) blood vessels, while focusing mainly on the hemodynamics and transport phenomena at these sites. We then discuss how the local abnormal levels of shear stress, which can mechanically activate platelets, can be leveraged for localized drug delivery. We describe the development of Shear Activated Nano-particle Aggregates (SA-NPAs) that are designed to release and localize their nanoparticle drug carriers at sites of vascular stenosis...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846403/magnetic-hyperthermia-enhances-cell-toxicity-with-respect-to-exogenous-heating
#20
Beatriz Sanz, M Pilar Calatayud, Teobaldo E Torres, Mónica L Fanarraga, M Ricardo Ibarra, Gerardo F Goya
Magnetic hyperthermia is a new type of cancer treatment designed for overcoming resistance to chemotherapy during the treatment of solid, inaccessible human tumors. The main challenge of this technology is increasing the local tumoral temperature with minimal side effects on the surrounding healthy tissue. This work consists of an in vitro study that compared the effect of hyperthermia in response to the application of exogenous heating (EHT) sources with the corresponding effect produced by magnetic hyperthermia (MHT) at the same target temperatures...
November 9, 2016: Biomaterials
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