Dendrimers – Time to Meet the Expectations

Catia Ornelas highlights recent advances in dendrimer chemistry, and provides a critical discussion about limitations of and expectations on these systems.

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Versatile Protein Nanogels

Zhen Gu at Joint UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering gives an overview of the recent advances in protein nanogels for biomedical applications

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Autonomous control with pH-responsive materials

In this feature article pH regulation in self-assembled materials is reviewed, presenting an exciting class of molecular imaging and therapeutic agents.

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Red-Blood-Cell-Mimetic Nanoparticles against Breast Cancer

A nanosized drug delivery system is developed, which significantly inhibits tumor growth and metastasis formation of breast cancer when loaded with the drug paclitaxel.

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Polymer Brushes for Blood Contacting Devices

Researchers have shown that surface modification with polymer brushes reduces fouling and adhesion of whole blood, blood plasma or blood cells.

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Enhanced antibacterial effect from silver nanomaterials

Silver(I) metallogels with nanotube and nanofiber structures show strong antibiotic properties.

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Small’s 10th Anniversary Special Issue

Its development from a monthly to a weekly publication reflects the growth of this research and the importance of Small in bringing it to the world.

Cell Growth and Proliferation with Zwitterionic Polynorbornene

A zwitterionic polynorbornen-modified surface facilitates growth and proliferation of model endothelial cells.

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Just Antimicrobial is not Enough

Lienkamp and coworkers propose polymer surfaces with antimicrobial and antifouling functionalities designed to fight biofilm formation in medical devices.

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Using polymer therapies to fight HIV

A review in Macromolecular Bioscience highlights the current uses and potential new development of polymeric therapies in the fight against HIV.

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