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.

Theranostics from a single nanoparticle platform

Researcers construct a multifunctional theranostic nanoplatform that gathers five diagnostic and therapeutic functions into one single nanocomposite.

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Flexible piezoelectrics in medicine

KAIST researchers discuss the recent progress of flexible piezoelectric thin-film harvesters and nanosensors for use in biomedical fields.

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Liquid gold nanogels enhance radiation therapy

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Gold nanoparticles embedded in biocompatible nanogels are used as markers for improved image-guided radiotherapy.

Polymer-based flexible bioelectronics

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Researchers have created a low-cost, flexible bioelectronic device based on PEDOT:PSS, which they used for monitoring action potentials from cell tissues.

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Flavonoid-modified surfaces for medical applications

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Researchers have successfully fabricated titanium surfaces chemically functionalized with the flavonoids taxifolin and quercitrin.

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Instructing neural cell growth with synthetic hydrogels

Researchers have reported a multi-component hydrogel material that can be utilized to direct the fate of neural precursor cells in vitro.

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Targeting cancer cells with functionalised nanorods

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Researchers have described composite nanorods that consist of long iron segments and short gold tips and can be functionalized with biomolecules of interest.

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Better tissue engineering for better 3D systems

Japanese researchers have reported a unique method for structural organization of engineered tissue construct.

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