A New Review of Nanocellulose for Biomedical Applications

The image shows an AFM image of cellulose nanocrystals isolated from tunicates (Styela clava).

Dr. Mehdi Jorfi and Prof. E. Johan Foster review the applications of nanocellulose in various biomedical applications.

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Precision polymers through ADMET polymerization

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Acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization is a unique strategy for achieving polymers with precise control over the primary structure.

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Light to work to electricity: photopiezoelectric polymer composites

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Light is transduced to electrical energy in photopiezoelectric polymer composites based on azobenzene-functionalized polyimides and polyvinylidene fluoride

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Happy Birthday, Rolf Mülhaupt!

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Macromolecular Rapid Communications dedicates a special issue to the 60th anniversary of an outstanding scientist.

Light-sensitive polymers for controlled gene silencing

New research describes the use of polymers that can bind siRNAs into nanoscale assemblies that do not disassemble until they are irradiated with UV light.

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Flexible Electronic Devices Experience Organic Growth

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A Korean research team led by Prof. Soonmin Seo report a new method for preparing highly flexible, stretchable, and patchable organic electronic devices.

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Better insulin-cell producing transplants

Polymer coating protects pancreatic islet cells by deactivating inflammatory reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen species (RNS).

Researchers develop a nanothin anti-inflammatory polymer material capable of decreasing immune responses involved in insulin-cell transplantation rejection.

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Video abstract: thermogelling polymers in medicine

Dr Loh Xian Jun discusses his review article on potential clinical applications for biodegrable thermogelling polymers.

Bioelectronics and the organic electrochemical transistor

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Recent research in to the biological applications of the organic electrochemical transistor is reviewed in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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Peptide-based materials for nanomedicine

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The first issue in Macromolecular Bioscience is a special issue on “Peptide-based Materials for Nanomedicine” guest-edited by Neil Cameron and Tim Deming.