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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212308/antimicrobial-treatment-of-polymeric-medical-devices-by-silver-nanomaterials-and-related-technology
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REVIEW
Markéta Polívková, Tomáš Hubáček, Marek Staszek, Václav Švorčík, Jakub Siegel
Antimicrobial biocompatible polymers form a group of highly desirable materials in medicinal technology that exhibit interesting thermal and mechanical properties, and high chemical resistance. There are numerous types of polymers with antimicrobial activity or antimicrobial properties conferred through their proper modification. In this review, we focus on the second type of polymers, especially those whose antimicrobial activity is conferred by nanotechnology. Nanotechnology processing is a developing area that exploits the antibacterial effects of broad-scale compounds, both organic and inorganic, to form value-added medical devices...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212109/sustainable-exposure-prevention-through-innovative-detection-and-remediation-technologies-from-the-niehs-superfund-research-program
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Heather F Henry, William A Suk
Innovative devices and tools for exposure assessment and remediation play an integral role in preventing exposure to hazardous substances. New solutions for detecting and remediating organic, inorganic, and mixtures of contaminants can improve public health as a means of primary prevention. Using a public health prevention model, detection and remediation technologies contribute to primary prevention as tools to identify areas of high risk (e.g. contamination hotspots), to recognize hazards (bioassay tests), and to prevent exposure through contaminant cleanups...
February 17, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211932/nanostructured-material-based-biofuel-cells-recent-advances-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Cui-E Zhao, Panpan Gai, Rongbin Song, Ying Chen, Jianrong Zhang, Jun-Jie Zhu
During the past decade, biofuel cells (BFCs) have emerged as an emerging technology on account of their ability to directly generate electricity from biologically renewable catalysts and fuels. Due to the boost in nanotechnology, significant advances have been accomplished in BFCs. Although it is still challenging to promote the performance of BFCs, adopting nanostructured materials for BFC construction has been extensively proposed as an effective and promising strategy to achieve high energy production. In this review, we presented the major novel nanostructured materials applied for BFCs and highlighted the breakthroughs in this field...
February 17, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210505/nanotechnology-based-approach-in-tuberculosis-treatment
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REVIEW
Mohammad Nasiruddin, Md Kausar Neyaz, Shilpi Das
Tuberculosis, commonly known as TB, is the second most fatal infectious disease after AIDS, caused by bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Prolonged treatment, high pill burden, low compliance, and stiff administration schedules are factors that are responsible for emergence of MDR and XDR cases of tuberculosis. Till date, only BCG vaccine is available which is ineffective against adult pulmonary TB, which is the most common form of disease. Various unique antibodies have been developed to overcome drug resistance, reduce the treatment regimen, and elevate the compliance to treatment...
2017: Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208801/atomic-force-microscopy-a-powerful-tool-to-address-scaffold-design-in-tissue-engineering
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Marica Marrese, Vincenzo Guarino, Luigi Ambrosio
Functional polymers currently represent a basic component of a large range of biological and biomedical applications including molecular release, tissue engineering, bio-sensing and medical imaging. Advancements in these fields are driven by the use of a wide set of biodegradable polymers with controlled physical and bio-interactive properties. In this context, microscopy techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) are emerging as fundamental tools to deeply investigate morphology and structural properties at micro and sub-micrometric scale, in order to evaluate the in time relationship between physicochemical properties of biomaterials and biological response...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208189/advances-in-silver-nanotechnology-an-update-on-biomedical-applications-and-future-perspectives
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Shiva Gholizadeh-Ghaleh Aziz, Sara Gholizadeh-Ghaleh Aziz, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
Nanotechnology is one of the most promising fields for producing new applications in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medicine. However, only a few products have been used for nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medical purposes. Nanoparticles have been among the most usually applied nanomaterial in our health care system for hundreds of years. The most prominent nano product is nano silver which generally present at 1-100 nm in size in at least one dimension. Silver nanoparticles reveal remarkably unusual chemical, physical and biological properties and have been used for many different applications which detailed in this review...
February 16, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207239/analyzing-dna-nanotechnology-a-call-to-arms-for-the-analytical-chemistry-community
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Divita Mathur, Igor L Medintz
In order to fully realize the potential of DNA nanotechnology, it is crucial to overcome the lack of robust analytical techniques that continue to hinder the purification and characterization of DNA-based structures. In this Feature, we provide a snapshot of the current state of metrological techniques in DNA nanotechnology and look forward to emerging technologies that may offer new ways to probe and visualize these complex structures.
February 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207179/self-assembled-liquid-crystalline-membranes-form-supramolecular-hydrogels-via-hydrogen-bonding
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Youfeng Yue
Developing simple methods to organize nanoscale building blocks into ordered superstructures is a crucial step toward the practical development of nanotechnology. Bottom-up nanotechnology using self-assembly bridges the molecular and macroscopic, and can provide unique material properties, different from the isotropic characteristics of common substances. In this study, a new class of supramolecular hydrogels comprising 40 nm thick linear polymer layers sandwiched between nanolayers of self-assembled amphiphilic molecules are prepared and studied by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, scanning electronic microscopy, small angle X-ray diffraction, and rheometry...
February 16, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203204/circulating-tumor-cells-from-theory-to-nanotechnology-based-detection
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REVIEW
Yue Ming, Yuanyuan Li, Haiyan Xing, Minghe Luo, Ziwei Li, Jianhong Chen, Jingxin Mo, Sanjun Shi
Cancer stem cells with stem-cell properties are regarded as tumor initiating cells. Sharing stem-cell properties, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are responsible for the development of metastasis, which significant affects CTC analysis in clinical practice. Due to their extremely low occurrence in blood, however, it is challenging to enumerate and analyze CTCs. Nanotechnology is able to address the problems of insufficient capture efficiency and low purity of CTCs owing to the unique structural and functional properties of nanomaterials, showing strong promise for CTC isolation and detection...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199099/nanoscience-and-nanotechnology-cross-borders
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Ali Khademhosseini, Warren W C Chan, Manish Chhowalla, Sharon C Glotzer, Yury Gogotsi, Jason H Hafner, Paula T Hammond, Mark C Hersam, Ali Javey, Cherie R Kagan, Nicholas A Kotov, Shuit-Tong Lee, Yan Li, Helmuth Möhwald, Paul A Mulvaney, Andre E Nel, Wolfgang J Parak, Reginald M Penner, Andrey L Rogach, Raymond E Schaak, Molly M Stevens, Andrew T S Wee, Jeffrey Brinker, Xiaoyuan Chen, Lifeng Chi, Michael Crommie, Cees Dekker, Omid Farokhzad, Christoph Gerber, David S Ginger, Darrell J Irvine, Laura L Kiessling, Kostas Kostarelos, Christy Landes, Takhee Lee, Graham J Leggett, Xing-Jie Liang, Luis Liz-Marzán, Jill Millstone, Teri W Odom, Aydogan Ozcan, Maurizio Prato, C N R Rao, Michael J Sailor, Emily Weiss, Paul S Weiss
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February 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198204/nanomedicine-applied-to-cardiovascular-diseases-latest-developments
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Virna Margarita Martín Giménez, Diego E Kassuha, Walter Manucha
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of disability and they are currently responsible for a significant number of deaths in a large percentage of the world population. A large number of therapeutic options have been developed for the management of cardiovascular diseases. However, they are insufficient to stop or significantly reduce the progression of these diseases, and may produce unpleasant side effects. In this situation, the need arises to continue exploring new technologies and strategies in order to overcome the disadvantages and limitations of conventional therapeutic options...
February 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198180/engineering-recombinant-virus-like-nanoparticles-from-plants-for-cellular-delivery
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Lou Brillault, Philippe V Jutras, Noor Dashti, Eva C Thuenemann, Garry Morgan, George P Lomonossoff, Michael J Landsberg, Frank Sainsbury
Understanding capsid assembly following recombinant expression of viral structural proteins is critical to the design and modification of virus-like nanoparticles for biomedical and nanotechnology applications. Here, we use plant-based transient expression of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) structural proteins, VP3 and VP7, to obtain high yields of empty and green fluorescent protein (GFP)-encapsidating core-like particles (CLPs) from leaves. Single-particle cryo-electron microscopy of both types of particles revealed considerable differences in CLP structure compared to the crystal structure of infection-derived CLPs; in contrast, the two recombinant CLPs have an identical external structure...
February 15, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198106/in-vitro-microfluidic-models-of-tumor-microenvironment-to-screen-transport-of-drugs-and-nanoparticles
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REVIEW
Altug Ozcelikkale, Hye-Ran Moon, Michael Linnes, Bumsoo Han
Advances in nanotechnology have enabled numerous types of nanoparticles (NPs) to improve drug delivery to tumors. While many NP systems have been proposed, their clinical translation has been less than anticipated primarily due to failure of current preclinical evaluation techniques to adequately model the complex interactions between the NP and physiological barriers of tumor microenvironment. This review focuses on microfluidic tumor models for characterization of delivery efficacy and toxicity of cancer nanomedicine...
February 14, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197024/nanotechnology-in-urology
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REVIEW
Sudhindra Jayasimha
INTRODUCTION: Nanotechnology has revolutionized our approach to medical diagnostics as well as therapeutics and has spanned an entirely new branch of research. This review addresses the potential applications of Nanotechnology in Urology. This article is based on the Dr. Sitharaman Best Essay award of the Urological Society of India for 2016. METHODS: A PubMed search was performed for all relevant articles using the terms, "nanotechnology, nanoparticles, nanoshells, nanoscaffolds, and nanofibers...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195194/in-situ-study-of-nucleation-and-aggregation-phases-for-nanoparticles-grown-by-laser-driven-methods
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M Barberio, P Antici
In the last decades, nanomaterials and nanotechnologies have become fundamental and irreplaceable in many fields of science and technology. When used in applications, their properties depend on many factors such as size, shape, internal structure and composition. For this, exact knowledge of their structural features is essential when developing fabrication technologies and searching for new types of nanostructures or nanoparticles with specific properties. For the latter, the knowledge of the precise temporal evolution of the growth processes is fundamental when it comes to industrial production and applications...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193098/nanoparticle-formulation-increases-syzygium-cumini-antioxidant-activity-in-candida-albicans-infected-diabetic-rats
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Paula E R Bitencourt, Lariane O Cargnelutti, Carolina S Stein, Raquel Lautenchleger, Luana M Ferreira, Manuela Sangoi, Laura Denardi, Raphaela M Borges, Aline Boligon, Rafael N Moresco, Letícia Cruz, Régis A Zanette, Sydney H Alves, Maria Beatriz Moretto
CONTEXT: Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels (Myrtaceae) is a medicinal plant widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus (DM). However, studies on the use of this plant and of nanoparticle formulations against DM-related fungal infections are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the treatments with aqueous seed extract of S. cumini (ASc) and ASc-loaded polymeric nanoparticles (NPASc) on biochemical parameters in Candida albicans-infected diabetic rats...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193038/sheathless-focusing-and-separation-of-diverse-nanoparticles-in-viscoelastic-solutions-with-minimized-shear-thinning
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Chao Liu, Baoquan Ding, Chundong Xue, Yu Tian, Guoqing Hu, Jiashu Sun
Viscoelastic microfluidics becomes an efficient and label-free hydrodynamic technology to enrich and separate micrometer-scale particles, including blood cells, circulating tumor cells, and bacteria. However, the manipulation of nanoscale particles by viscoelastic microfluidics remains a major challenge, because the viscoelastic force acting on the smaller particle decreases dramatically. In contrast to the commonly used polymer solutions of high molecular weight, herein we utilize the aqueous solutions of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) of low molecular weight with minimized shear thinning but sufficient elastic force for high-quality focusing and separation of various nanoparticles...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192672/smart-nanostructures-for-cargo-delivery-uncaging-and-activating-by-light
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Mahdi Karimi, Parham Sahandi Zangabad, Soodeh Baghaee-Ravari, Mahdi Ghazizadeh, Hamed Mirshekari, Michael R Hamblin
Nanotechnology has begun to play a remarkable role in various fields of science and technology. In biomedical applications, nanoparticles have opened new horizons, especially for biosensing, targeted delivery of therapeutics, etc. Among drug delivery systems (DDSs), smart nanocarriers that can respond to specific stimuli in their local environment represent a growing field. Nanoplatforms that can be activated by an external application of light, can be used for a wide variety of photo-activated therapies, (especially light-triggered DDSs) relying on photo-isomerization, photo-crosslinking/uncrosslinking, photo-reduction, etc...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192289/sensing-temperature-via-downshifting-emissions-of-lanthanide-doped-metal-oxides-and-salts-a-review
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Miroslav D Dramićanin
Temperature is important because it has an effect on even the tiniest elements of daily life and is involved in a broad spectrum of human activities. That is why it is the most commonly measured physical quantity. Traditional temperature measurements encounter difficulties when used in some emerging technologies and environments, such as nanotechnology and biomedicine. The problem may be alleviated using optical techniques, one of which is luminescence thermometry. This paper reviews the state of luminescence thermometry and presents different temperature read-out schemes with an emphasis on those utilizing the downshifting emission of lanthanide-doped metal oxides and salts...
October 11, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191579/synthetic-mimics-of-biotin-strept-avidin
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Wenqi Liu, Soumen K Samanta, Bradley D Smith, Lyle Isaacs
Biotin/(strept)avidin self-assembly is a powerful platform for nanoscale fabrication and capture with many different applications in science, medicine, and nanotechnology. However, biotin/(strept)avidin self-assembly has several well-recognized drawbacks that limit performance in certain technical areas and there is a need for synthetic mimics that can either become superior replacements or operational partners with bio-orthogonal recognition properties. The goal of this tutorial review is to describe the recent progress in making high affinity synthetic association partners that operate in water or biological media...
February 13, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
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