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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806865/glucose-sensitive-holographic-bio-sensors-fundamentals-and-applications
#1
Marjan Heidari, Bahareh Dabirmanesh, Hossein Mahdavi, Khosro Khajeh
Nowadays sensors and especially biosensors play an important role in medical diagnosis and detection of food and environment contaminations. Biosensors’ facilities have been improved significantly by using technologies such as surface plasmon resonance, microfluidics, laser, and electrochemistry. These technologies are now available on chips in micro- and nano-scale and are capable of measuring the quantity of more than one analyte at once. One branch of these sensors is the holographic (bio)sensor. Reflection holographic sensors, which are optical devices fabricated based on Bragg’s law, can diffract light with specific wavelength as they absorb or release special ions or molecule depending on their polymer structure...
August 15, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806660/fluorescent-carbon-dot-gated-hollow-mesoporous-carbon-for-chemo-photothermal-synergistic-therapy
#2
Xiudan Wang, Yuanzhe Lin, Xian Li, Da Wang, Donghua Di, Qinfu Zhao, Siling Wang
An efficient and intelligent nano-carrier that combines cell imaging with near infrared (NIR) light and redox dual-responsive drug delivery was successfully prepared. The hollow mesoporous carbon (HMC) nanoparticles with high photothermal conversion ability were developed to increase the drug loading efficiency and realize chemotherapy and photothermal synergetic therapy. The photo-stable and luminescent carbon dots (CDs) were prepared from branched polyethyleneimine (PEI) by hydrothermal reaction. The PEI CDs (CDPEI) were grafted on the openings of HMC as the "gatekeepers" via disulfide units (HMC-SS-CDPEI) to prevent the premature release of doxorubicin (DOX)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806615/graphene-gold-based-nanocomposites-applications-in-cancer-diseases-efficient-detection-and-therapeutic-tools
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Lina A Al-Ani, Mohammed A AlSaadi, Farkaad A Kadir, Najihah M Hashim, Nurhidayatullaili M Julkapli, Wageeh A Yehye
Early detection and efficient treatment of cancer disease remains a drastic challenge in 21st century. Throughout the bulk of funds, studies, and current therapeutics, cancer seems to aggressively advance with drug resistance strains and recurrence rates. Nevertheless, nanotechnologies have indeed given hope to be the next generation for oncology applications. According to US National cancer institute, it is anticipated to revolutionize the perspectives of cancer diagnosis and therapy. With such success, nano-hybrid strategy creates a marvelous preference...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806525/imaging-the-localized-plasmon-resonance-modes-in-graphene-nanoribbons
#4
Fengrui Hu, Yilong Luan, Zhe Fei, Igor Palubski, Michael Goldflam, Siyuan Dai, Jhih-Sheng Wu, Kirk W Post, Guido Janssen, Michael M Fogler, D N Basov
We report a nano-infrared (IR) imaging study of the localized plasmon resonance modes of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) using a scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscope (s-SNOM). By comparing the imaging data of GNRs that are aligned parallel and perpendicular to the in-plane component of the excitation laser field, we observed symmetric and asymmetric plasmonic interference fringes, respectively. Theoretical analysis indicates that the asymmetric fringes are formed due to the interplay between the localized surface plasmon resonance (SPR) mode excited by the GNRs and the propagative surface plasmon polariton (SPP) mode launched by the s-SNOM tip...
August 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806524/assessment-of-effects-of-the-long-term-exposure-of-agricultural-crops-to-carbon-nanotubes
#5
Mohamed Hassen Lahiani, Zeid A Nima, Hector Villagarcia, Alexandru S Biris, Mariya Khodakovskaya
Carbon-based nanomaterials (CBNs) were described as nanomaterials possessing abilities of plant growth regulators. Here, we investigated the effects of long-term exposure of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on the growth of three important crops (barley, soybean, corn). The cultivation of all tested species was carried in hydroponics supplemented with 50µg/ml of MWCNTs. After 20 weeks of continuous exposure to the nanomaterials, no significant toxic signs on plant development were observed. Several positive phenotypical changes were recorded in addition to the enhancement of photosynthesis in MWCNTs-exposed crops...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806520/tailoring-the-doping-mechanisms-at-oxide-interfaces-in-nanoscale
#6
Weitao Dai, Ming Yang, Hyungwoo Lee, Jung-Woo Lee, Chang-Beom Eom, Cheng Cen
Here we demonstrate the nanoscale manipulations of two types of charge transfer to the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interfaces: one from surface adsorbates and another from oxygen vacancies inside LaAlO3 films. This method can be used to produce multiple insulating and metallic interface states with distinct carrier properties that are highly stable in air. By reconfigurably patterning and comparing interface structures formed from different doping sources, effects of extrinsic and intrinsic material characters on the transport properties can be distinguished...
August 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806511/understanding-and-reducing-photo-thermal-forces-for-the-fabrication-of-au-nanoparticle-dimers-by-optical-printing
#7
Julian Gargiulo, Thomas Brick, Ianina L Violi, Facundo C Herrera, Toshihiko Shibanuma, Pablo Albella, Emiliano Cortes, Felix G Requejo, Stefan A Maier, Fernando D Stefani
Optical printing holds great potential to enable the use of the vast variety of colloidal nanoparticles (NPs) in nano- and micro- devices and circuits. By means of optical forces, it enables the direct assembly of NPs, one by one, onto specific positions of solid surfaces with great flexibility of pattern design and no need of previous surface patterning. However, for unclear causes it was not possible to print NPs closer to each other than 300 nm. Here, we show that the repulsion restricting the optical printing of close by NPs arises from light absorption by the printed NPs and consequent local heating...
August 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806146/three-dimensional-bioprinting-of-polycaprolactone-reinforced-gene-activated-bioinks-for-bone-tissue-engineering
#8
Gráinne M Cunniffe, Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez, Andrew Daly, Binulal N Sathy, Oju Jeon, Eben Alsberg, Daniel J Kelly
Regeneration of complex bone defects remains a significant clinical challenge. Multi-tool biofabrication has permitted the combination of various biomaterials to create multifaceted composites with tailorable mechanical properties and spatially controlled biological function. In this study we sought to use bioprinting to engineer nonviral gene activated constructs reinforced by polymeric micro-filaments. A gene activated bioink was developed using RGD-γ-irradiated alginate and nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) complexed to plasmid DNA (pDNA)...
August 14, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806077/structural-studies-of-bulk-to-nano-size-niobium-oxides-with-correlation-to-their-acidity
#9
Hannah Theresa Kreissl, Molly Meng-Jung Li, Yung-Kang Peng, Keizo Nakagawa, Thomas Hooper, John V Hanna, Ashley M Shepherd, Tai-Sing Wu, Yun-Liang Soo, S C Edman Tsang
Hydrated niobium oxides are used as strong solid acids with a wide variety of catalytic applications, yet the correlations between structure and acidity remain unclear. New insights into the structural features giving rise to Lewis and Brønsted acid sites are presently achieved. It appears that Lewis acid sites can arise from lower coordinate NbO5 and in some cases NbO4 sites, which are due to the formation of oxygen vacancies in thin and flexible NbO6 systems. Such structural flexibility of Nb-O systems is particularly pronounced in high surface area nanostructured materials, including few-to monolayer or mesoporous Nb2O5*nH2O synthesized in the presence of stabilizers...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806052/one-step-nanoscale-electrohydrodynamic-inkjet-three-dimensional-printing-technique-with-spontaneous-joule-heating
#10
Bin Zhang, Baekhoon Seong, Jaehyun Lee, VuDat Nguyen, DaeHyun Cho, Doyoung Byun
A one-step nanoscale electrohydrodynamic (EHD) inkjet three-dimensional (3D)-printing technique that is based on the drop-on-demand (DOD) operation for which an additional post-sintering process is not required is proposed. Both the numerical simulation and the experimental observations proved that nanoscale Joule heating occurs at the interface between the charged silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) because of the high electrical contact resistance during the printing process; this is the reason why an additional post-sintering process is not required...
August 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805728/nano-charged-polypropylene-application-realistic-perspectives-for-enhancing-durability
#11
Carlo Naddeo, Luigi Vertuccio, Giuseppina Barra, Liberata Guadagno
Isotactic polypropylene/multi-walled carbon nanotube (iPP/MWCNTs) films have been exposed to accelerated weathering in a UV device for increasing times. The effect of UV irradiation on the structural and chemical changes has been investigated. The resistance to accelerated photooxidation of (iPP/MWCNTs) films has been compared to the photooxidation behaviour of unfilled polypropylene films with the same structural organization. The chemical and structural modifications resulting from photooxidation have been followed using infrared spectroscopy, calorimetric and diffractometric analysis...
August 14, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805680/broadband-ultra-deep-sub-diffraction-limit-optical-focusing-by-metallic-graded-index-mgrin-lenses
#12
Yechuan Zhu, Weizheng Yuan, Hao Sun, Yiting Yu
The development of techniques for efficiently confining energy in the visible and infrared spectral regions to the deep subwavelength spatial scale with dimensions as small as a few nanometers would have great significance for scientific research and engineering practices. Such an ability to manipulate light is impossible for conventional dielectric lenses due to the diffraction limit. Here, we propose a metallic graded-index (MGRIN) lens formed by an array of coupled metallic waveguides with identical nanoscale widths embedded by index-varying dielectrics to enable the optical nanofocusing...
August 12, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805664/correlation-and-comparison-of-cortical-and-hippocampal-neural-progenitor-morphology-and-differentiation-through-the-use-of-micro-and-nano-topographies
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Sharvari Sathe, Xiang Quan Chan, Jing Jin, Erik Bernitt, Hans-Günther Döbereiner, Evelyn K F Yim
Neuronal morphology and differentiation have been extensively studied on topography. The differentiation potential of neural progenitors has been shown to be influenced by brain region, developmental stage, and time in culture. However, the neurogenecity and morphology of different neural progenitors in response to topography have not been quantitatively compared. In this study, the correlation between the morphology and differentiation of hippocampal and cortical neural progenitor cells was explored. The morphology of differentiated neural progenitors was quantified on an array of topographies...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805397/efficiency-of-launching-highly-confined-polaritons-by-infrared-light-incident-on-a-hyperbolic-material
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Siyuan Dai, Qiong Ma, Yafang Yang, Jeremy Rosenfeld, Michael Goldflam, Alex McLeod, Zhiyuan Sun, Trond Andersen, Zhe Fei, Mengkun Liu, Yinming Shao, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Mark H Thiemens, Fritz Keilmann, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Michael M Fogler, D N Basov
We investigated phonon-polaritons in hexagonal boron nitride - a naturally hyperbolic van der Waals material - by means of the scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy. Real-space nano-images we have obtained detail how the polaritons are launched when the light incident on a thin hexagonal boron nitride slab is scattered by various intrinsic and extrinsic inhomogeneities, including sample edges, metallic nanodisks deposited on its top surface, random defects, and surface impurities. The scanned tip of the near-field microscope is itself a polariton launcher whose efficiency proves to be superior to all the other types of polariton launchers we studied...
August 14, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805275/participation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-1-2-in-osteoblast-and-adipocyte-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-grown-on-titanium-surfaces
#15
Heitor F Silva, Rodrigo P F Abuna, Helena B Lopes, Marcelo S Francischini, Paulo T de Oliveira, Adalberto L Rosa, Marcio M Beloti
Osteoblasts and adipocytes coexist in the implantation site and affect the process of titanium (Ti) osseointegration. As extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) are involved in osteogenesis and adipogenesis, the aim of our study was to investigate if the effects of Ti surface topography on osteoblast and adipocyte differentiation are modulated by ERK1/2. The experiments were conducted based on the effect of the ERK1/2 inhibitor, PD98059, on mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) grown under osteogenic and adipogenic conditions on Ti with nanotopography (Ti-Nano) or on machined Ti (Ti-Machined)...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803939/bubble-generating-nano-lipid-carriers-for-ultrasound-ct-imaging-guided-efficient-tumor-therapy
#16
Nan Zhang, Jia Li, Ruirui Hou, Jiangnan Zhang, Pei Wang, Xinyang Liu, Zhenzhong Zhang
Ideal therapeutic effectiveness of chemotherapy is obtained only when tumor cells are exposed to a maximal drug concentration, which is often hindered by dose-limiting toxicity. We designed a bubble-generating liposomal delivery system by introducing ammonium bicarbonate and gold nanorods into folic acid-conjugated liposomes to allow both multimodal imaging and the local release of drug (doxorubicin) with hyperthermia. The key component, ammonium bicarbonate, allows a controlled, rapid release of doxorubicin to provide an effective drug concentration in the tumor microenvironment...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803478/biomimetic-bone-like-hydroxyapatite-by-mineralization-on-supramolecular-porous-fiber-networks
#17
Bo Li, Lei Kan, Xinyue Zhang, Jie Li, Ruiting Li, Qinyuan Gui, Dengli Qiu, Fei He, Ning Ma, Yapei Wang, Hao Wei
The hydroxyapatite (HA), main inorganic component of bone tissue, is mineralized with collagen fibril scaffolds during bone formation. Inspired by the process, self-assembled porous networks architecture was designed and synthesized by using the 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidone (UPy) modified glycerol molecule UPy-Gly, which was further utilized as a template for biomimetic mineralization. When incubated in simulated body fluid (SBF), the HA nucleus firstly formed in the holes of the template by the induction of hydroxyls on the surface, grew along the nanofibers and fused with the template to fabricate the hydroxyapatite composites (UPy-Gly/HA)...
August 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803469/chiral-ceramic-nanoparticles-of-tungsten-oxide-and-peptide-catalysis
#18
Shuang Jiang, Mahshid Chekini, Zhi-Bei Qu, Yichun Wang, Aydan Yeltik, Yuangang Liu, Alex Kotlyar, Tianyong Zhang, Bin Li, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Nicholas A Kotov
The chirality of nanoparticles (NPs) and their assemblies has been investigated predominantly for noble metals and II-VI semiconductors. However, ceramic NPs represent the majority of nanoscale materials in Nature. The robustness and other innate properties of ceramics offer technological opportunities in catalysis, biomedical sciences, and optics. Here we report the preparation of chiral ceramic NPs, as represented by tungsten oxide hydrate, WO3-x·H2O, dispersed in ethanol. The chirality of the metal oxide core, with an average size of ca 1...
August 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803411/electro-chemical-deposition-of-nano-hydroxyapatite-zinc-coating-on-titanium-metal-substrate
#19
N A El-Wassefy, F M Reicha, N S Aref
BACKGROUND: Titanium is an inert metal that does not induce osteogenesis and has no antibacterial properties; it is proposed that hydroxyapatite coating can enhance its bioactivity, while zinc can contribute to antibacterial properties and improve osseointegration. AIMS: A nano-sized hydroxyapatite-zinc coating was deposited on commercially pure titanium using an electro-chemical process, in order to increase its surface roughness and enhance adhesion properties...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803115/immunological-response-to-nitroglycerin-loaded-shear-responsive-liposomes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#20
Marzia Buscema, Sofiya Matviykiv, Tamás Mészáros, Gabriela Gerganova, Andreas Weinberger, Ute Mettal, Dennis Mueller, Frederik Neuhaus, Etienne Stalder, Takashi Ishikawa, Rudolf Urbanics, Till Saxer, Thomas Pfohl, János Szebeni, Andreas Zumbuehl, Bert Müller
Liposomes formulated from the 1,3-diamidophospholipid Pad-PC-Pad are shear-responsive and thus promising nano-containers to specifically release a vasodilator at stenotic arteries. The recommended preclinical safety tests for therapeutic liposomes of nanometer size include the in vitro assessment of complement activation and the evaluation of the associated risk of complement activation-related pseudo-allergy (CARPA) in vivo. For this reason, we measured complement activation by Pad-PC-Pad formulations in human and porcine sera, along with the nanopharmaceutical-mediated cardiopulmonary responses in pigs...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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