Tailoring degradation in polymeric nanogels

To tailor the degradation of nanogels, Scientists from Utrecht University investigated the impact of the structure of polymeric building blocks on the properties of nanogels and their degradation behavior.

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Carbon-dot nanosystem for photodynamic therapy

A carbon-dot nanosystem is developed for photodynamic therapy, which releases a photosensitizer bioprecursor in cancer cells upon irradiation.

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Biodegradable nanoparticles for cancer therapy

Nanoparticles have proven to be a powerful tool in fighting cancer through the development of personalized therapy options.

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Targeted gene delivery for the treatment of atherosclerosis

Researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University have used gold nanospheres for the targeted delivery of anti-miRNA into inflamed endothelial cells to suppress atherosclerosis.

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To Leach or not to Leach – Antimicrobial Polymer Materials

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a challenging threat to human life, especially in healthcare institutions.

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Ratiometric imaging of intact and disrupted nanocarriers

Researchers from Canada have used structure-dependent dual-wavelength emission to distinguish between intact and disrupted nanocarriers with ratiometric imaging.

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A Review of Biosynthetic Fibrous Proteins for Biomedicine and Bioengineering

Silk, elastin and collagen are naturally occurring fibrous proteins with a tremendous potential in biomaterial systems.

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Polymer dots for cancer imaging and therapy

Phosphorescent conjugated polymer dots (Pdots) are developed for cancer cell imaging and therapy.

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Albumin–Polymer Conjugates for Drug Delivery

In their review, Jiang and Stenzel discuss the various creative approaches in which albumin can be combined with polymers for application in drug delivery.

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Biomolecule tracking with gold nanoparticles

Researchers from Texas, USA, and Spain, used the technique multiphoton plasmonic lithography (MPPL) to achieve immobilization of bovine serum albumin hydrogels on a single gold nanotriangle (AuNT).

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