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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155621/science-to-practice-enhancing-photothermal-ablation-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-with-targeted-hybrid-nanoparticles
#1
Xiaoming Yang
Image-guided percutaneous thermal ablation has been one of the principal tools in management of unresectable liver malignancies, including colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) ( 1 ). Currently, however, this technique is suitable mainly for tumors less than 4-5 cm in diameter and also results in incomplete ablation at tumor margins ( 2 ). To solve these problems, efforts have been made to combine thermal ablation with other treatment options, such as systemic and intra-arterial administration of therapeutics ( 3 - 5 )...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155562/quantification-of-nanomaterial-nanomedicine-trafficking-in-vivo
#2
Liming Wang, Liang Yan, Jing Liu, Chunying Chen, Yuliang Zhao
Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) of nanomaterials (NMs) or nanomedicines (NMs), are fundamental biological processes that dominate their nanomedical functions or nanotoxicities. Mostly, NMs exist in biological systems as a form of nanoparticles (NPs). However, to determine the composition, spatial distribution, and states of existence of NMs/NPs in vivo, upon entry into the body, as well as to monitor the dynamic changes of these information over time remain a challenge for the current analytical methodology due to their limited efficiently in characterizing interactions between these complex(nano)-complex(bio) systems...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155170/bench-to-bedside-translation-of-dendrimers-reality-or-utopia-a-concise-analysis
#3
Serge Mignani, João Rodrigues, Helena Tomas, René Roy, Xiangyang Shi, Jean-Pierre Majoral
Nanomedicine, which is an application of nanotechnologies in healthcare is developed to improve the treatments and lives of patients suffering from a range of disorders and to increase the successes of drug candidates. Within the nanotechnology universe, the remarkable unique and tunable properties of dendrimers have made them promising tools for diverse biomedical applications such as drug delivery, gene therapy and diagnostic. Up-to-date, very few dendrimers has yet gained regulatory approval for systemic administration, why? In this critical review, we briefly focus on the list of desired basic dendrimer requirements for decision-making purpose by the scientists (go/no-go decision), in early development stages, to become clinical candidates, and to move towards Investigational New Drugs (IND) application submission...
November 16, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155156/allicin-functionalized-locust-bean-gum-nanoparticles-for-improved-therapeutic-efficacy-an-in-silico-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-approach
#4
R S Soumya, S Sherin, K G Raghu, Annie Abraham
The field of nanotechnology has overgrown over the past few years and has even ventured into the field of medicine. The aim of the present study is to develop a novel allicin functionalized locust bean gum nanoparticle using the nanoprecipitation technique. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The characterization study revealed the nanoscale structure (∼100nm) of the prepared particles. In silico toxicology analysis were carried out to assess the drug-like properties and virtual toxicity of allicin...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151618/heterofunctional-poly-ethylene-glycol-peg-macroinitiator-enabling-controlled-synthesis-of-abc-triblock-copolymers
#5
Lies A L Fliervoet, Marzieh Najafi, Mathew Hembury, Tina Vermonden
ABC triblock copolymers with a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) midblock have attractive properties for biomedical applications because of PEG's favorable properties regarding biocompatibility and hydrophilicity. However, easy strategies to synthesize polymers containing a PEG midblock are limited. In this study, the successful synthesis of a heterofunctional PEG macroinitiator containing both an azoinitiator and an atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) initiator is demonstrated. This novel PEG macroinitiator allows the development of elegant synthesis routes for PEG midblock-containing ABC copolymers that does not require protection of initiating sites or polymer end-group postmodification...
November 14, 2017: Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149830/diagnostic-devices-for-circulating-biomarkers-detection-and-quantification
#6
Chiara Bedin, Sara Crotti, Ennio Tasciotti, Marco Agostini
Nowadays, fast and sensitive methods for biomarkers detection exist, but the performance of most of them still rely in centralized laboratory testing. The development of small, fast and simple to use medical device that can help in making diagnosis accurate and with low-invasiveness is now a major challenge for nanotechnology. To develop diagnostic devices for cancer detection, nanomaterials-based systems have significant advantages over current conventional approaches in terms of simplicity, sensitivity, specificity and rapidity...
November 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148696/the-epidermal-penetration-of-gold-nanoparticles-and-its-underlying-mechanism-based-on-human-reconstructed-3d-episkin-tm-model
#7
Fang Hao, Xiaoting Jin, Qian S Liu, Qunfang Zhou, Guibin Jiang
Nanomaterials are widely used in diverse aspects and their translocation behavior through the skin would be helpful in understanding the corresponding exposure risks. To reveal how surface functionalization of nanoparticles influence the skin penetration, three kinds of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) with negatively, neutrally and positively charged surfaces, i.e. cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide-coated GNPs (CTAB@GNP), polyvinyl pyrrolidone-coated GNPs (PVP@GNP), and citrate-coated GNPs (Citrate@GNP), were studied using human reconstructed 3D EpiskinTM model...
November 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148112/big-data-and-data-science-in-healthcare-what-nurses-and-midwives-need-to-know
#8
EDITORIAL
Siobhan O'Connor
The evolution of technology in contemporary society has been accelerating in recent decades, with smaller, more interconnected hardware devices and software applications becoming the norm. As desktop computing paved the way for mobile platforms, which are now transitioning to wearable devices and other sensors, it is inevitable these electronic tools will advance into the realm of nanotechnology and biotechnology in the years to come. As the proliferation of information and communication technology continues it has led to a tsunami of digital data (Bates et al, 2014), which is being collected on many aspects of life...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146250/revitalization-of-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-for-sustainable-development-in-agriculture
#9
REVIEW
Sushanto Gouda, Rout George Kerry, Gitishree Das, Spiros Paramithiotis, Han-Seung Shin, Jayanta Kumar Patra
The progression of life in all forms is not only dependent on agricultural and food security but also on the soil characteristics. The dynamic nature of soil is a direct manifestation of soil microbes, bio-mineralization, and synergistic co-evolution with plants. With the increase in world's population the demand for agriculture yield has increased tremendously and thereby leading to large scale production of chemical fertilizers. Since the use of fertilizers and pesticides in the agricultural fields have caused degradation of soil quality and fertility, thus the expansion of agricultural land with fertile soil is near impossible, hence researchers and scientists have sifted their attention for a safer and productive means of agricultural practices...
January 2018: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145151/vildagliptin-loaded-triangular-dna-nanospheres-coated-with-eudragit-for-oral-delivery-and-better-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#10
Mirza Muhammad Faran Ashraf Baig, Sara Khan, Muhammad Ahsan Naeem, Ghulam Jilany Khan, Muhammad Tayyab Ansari
Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a multidimensional disease associated with poor glycemic control through compromised sensitivity of pancreatic islet α and β cells against glucose and dwindled secretion of insulin which is linked with the quantity of incretin hormones that are abridged by dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) in diseased condition. Vildagliptin (VG) inhibits DPP-4 therefore regulates the incretins that conversely maintains glycemic control. The safe reach and absorption of VG from intestine was dubious...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144729/an-optical-nanoantenna-for-single-molecule-based-detection-of-zika-virus-nucleic-acids-without-molecular-multiplication
#11
Sarah Elisabeth Ochmann, Carolin Vietz, Kateryna Trofymchuk, Guillermo P Acuna, Birka Lalkens, Philip Tinnefeld
Due to the limited signal-to-background ratio, molecular diagnostics requires molecular amplification of the target molecules or molecular signal amplification after target recognition. For direct molecular detection, we demonstrate a purely physical fluorescence enhancement process which can elevate the fluorescence signal of single fluorescent dyes by several orders of magnitude. To this end, DNA origami-based optical antennas with a height of around 125 nm are used, which utilize metallic nanoparticles to create a hotspot where fluorescence signals are enhanced by plasmonic effects...
November 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144411/nucleic-acid-aptamers-emerging-applications-in-medical-imaging-nanotechnology-neurosciences-and-drug-delivery
#12
REVIEW
Pascal Röthlisberger, Cécile Gasse, Marcel Hollenstein
Recent progresses in organic chemistry and molecular biology have allowed the emergence of numerous new applications of nucleic acids that markedly deviate from their natural functions. Particularly, DNA and RNA molecules-coined aptamers-can be brought to bind to specific targets with high affinity and selectivity. While aptamers are mainly applied as biosensors, diagnostic agents, tools in proteomics and biotechnology, and as targeted therapeutics, these chemical antibodies slowly begin to be used in other fields...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143002/nanotopography-based-strategy-for-the-precise-manipulation-of-osteoimmunomodulation-in-bone-regeneration
#13
REVIEW
Zetao Chen, Akash Bachhuka, Fei Wei, Xiaoshuang Wang, Guanqi Liu, Krasimir Vasilev, Yin Xiao
Immune cells play vital roles in regulating bone dynamics. Successful bone regeneration requires a favourable osteo-immune environment. The high plasticity and diversity of immune cells make it possible to manipulate the osteo-immune response of immune cells, thus modulating the osteoimmune environment and regulating bone regeneration. With the advancement in nanotechnology, nanotopographies with different controlled surface properties can be fabricated. On tuning the surface properties, the osteo-immune response can be precisely modulated...
November 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142997/advanced-smart-photosensitizers-for-more-effective-cancer-treatment
#14
Wooram Park, Soojeong Cho, Jieun Han, Heejun Shin, Kun Na, Byeongdu Lee, Dong-Hyun Kim
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) based upon the use of light and photosensitizers (PSs) has been used as a novel treatment approach for a variety of tumors. It, however, has several major limitations in the clinic: poor water solubility, long-term phototoxicity, low tumor targeting efficacy, and limited light penetration. With advances in nanotechnology, materials science, and clinical interventional imaging procedures, various smart-PSs have been developed for improving their cancer-therapeutic efficacy while reducing the adverse effects...
November 16, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141412/formation-of-supramolecular-protein-structures-on-gold-surfaces
#15
Laura J Domigan, Helen Ashmead, Simone Dimartino, Jenny Malmstrom, F Grant Pearce, Matthew Blunt, David E Williams, Juliet A Gerrard
Recent research has highlighted the exciting possibilities enabled by the use of protein structures as nanocomponents to form functional nanodevices. To this end, control over protein-protein and protein-surface interactions is essential. In this study, the authors probe the interaction of human peroxiredoxin 3 with gold surfaces, a protein that has been previously identified as having potential use in nanotechnology. Analytical ultracentrifugation and transmission electron microscopy revealed the pH mediated assembly of protein toroids into tubular structures across a small pH range...
November 15, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137166/antimicrobial-and-osseointegration-properties-of-nanostructured-titanium-orthopaedic-implants
#16
REVIEW
Marcus Jäger, Herbert P Jennissen, Florian Dittrich, Alfons Fischer, Hedda Luise Köhling
The surface design of titanium implants influences not only the local biological reactions but also affects at least the clinical result in orthopaedic application. During the last decades, strong efforts have been made to improve osteointegration and prevent bacterial adhesion to these surfaces. Following the rule of "smaller, faster, cheaper", nanotechnology has encountered clinical application. It is evident that the hierarchical implant surface micro- and nanotopography orchestrate the biological cascades of early peri-implant endosseous healing or implant loosening...
November 13, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137126/carbon-nanotubes-effect-on-mitochondrial-oxygen-flux-dynamics-polarography-experimental-study-and-machine-learning-models-using-star-graph-trace-invariants-of-raman-spectra
#17
Michael González-Durruthy, Jose M Monserrat, Bakhtiyor Rasulev, Gerardo M Casañola-Martín, José María Barreiro Sorrivas, Sergio Paraíso-Medina, Víctor Maojo, Humberto González-Díaz, Alejandro Pazos, Cristian R Munteanu
This study presents the impact of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on mitochondrial oxygen mass flux (Jm) under three experimental conditions. New experimental results and a new methodology are reported for the first time and they are based on CNT Raman spectra star graph transform (spectral moments) and perturbation theory. The experimental measures of Jm showed that no tested CNT family can inhibit the oxygen consumption profiles of mitochondria. The best model for the prediction of Jm for other CNTs was provided by random forest using eight features, obtaining test R-squared (R²) of 0...
November 11, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135001/nanomaterials-for-the-optical-detection-of-fluoride
#18
REVIEW
Yongming Guo, Jing Li, Shuming Chai, Jingjing Yao
Overexposure to fluoride ions (F(-)) causes serious diseases in human beings. Extensive efforts have been made to develop sensitive and selective approaches for F(-) detection and a variety of F(-) sensors have been constructed recently. The burgeoning nanotechnology has provided novel materials for F(-) analysis due to the extraordinary properties of nanomaterials. In this review, we present the recent advances in different nanomaterials-based approaches for the optical F(-) detection via colorimetric, fluorescent and chemiluminescent responses...
November 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134742/innovative-technologies-for-point-of-care-testing-of-viral-hepatitis%C3%A2-in-low-resource-and-decentralized-settings
#19
Léa Duchesne, Karine Lacombe
According to the Global Burden of Diseases, chronic viral hepatitis B and C are one of the most challenging global health conditions that rank among the first causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Low and middle income countries are particularly affected by the health burden associated with HBV or HCV infection. One major gap in efficiently addressing the issue of viral hepatitis is universal screening. However, the costs and chronic lack of human resources for using traditional screening strategies based on serology and molecular biology preclude any scaling-up...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130758/proniosomes-derived-niosomes-recent-advancements-in-drug-delivery-and-targeting
#20
Maryam Khatoon, Kifayat Ullah Shah, Fakhar Ud Din, Shefaat Ullah Shah, Asim Ur Rehman, Naz Dilawar, Ahmad Nawaz Khan
Vesicular drug delivery systems have gained wide attention in the field of nanotechnology. Among them proniosomes become the superior over other vesicular carriers. Proniosomes are dry formulations of water soluble nonionic surfactant coated carrier system which immediately forms niosomes upon hydration. They have the capability to overcome the instability problems associated with niosomes and liposomes and have the potential to improve solubility, bioavailability, and absorption of various drugs. Furthermore, they offer versatile drug delivery concept for enormous number of hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs...
2017: Drug Delivery
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