BioMed Research International

Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine


Publishing date
01 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 3230, USA

2Department of Physics and Integrative NanoScience Institute, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 3230, USA

3Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 , Republic of Korea

4School of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden


Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine

Description

Nanotechnology has great promise in biology and medicine. Nanotechnologies provide new insights into mechanisms of normal biological function and disease. Novel nanotechnology-based imaging methods reveal structural and functional information at progressively higher levels of resolution, and in living organisms. Molecular components of biological systems on their own are often viewed as nanoscale machines with functions that have been tuned through evolution. These biological nanomachines can be incorporated into micro- and nanofabricated devices, a merger that yields novel functionalities.

This special issue looks at the broadly interdisciplinary fields of bionanotechnology and nanomedicine. We seek contributions that describe novel insights into biology and medicine made possible by nanotechnology, new nanotechnology devices that have application to biology and/or medicine, and perspectives on the promise and challenges that lie ahead in these fields. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Interfacing hard and soft materials
  • Nanoscale deposition and patterning of functional biomolecules
  • Self- or directed-assembly
  • Self-healing biomaterials
  • Nanobiodevices for the research laboratory
  • Clinical and laboratory devices
  • Biomolecules as building blocks for nanoscale devices
  • Nanoscale transport
  • Biomolecular motors and their control
  • Single molecule investigations in cells
  • Artificial cytoskeleton
  • The cytoskeleton as a nanomachine
  • Long-term preservation of biological function in hybrid devices
  • Delivery of therapeutics
  • Immunogenicity
  • Biomarker discovery and detection
  • Nanoscale biosensors
  • Specific diseases (e.g., cardiovascular, cancer)
  • Synthetic cells
  • Safety

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 763967
  • - Editorial

Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine

P. Bryant Chase | Seunghun Hong | ... | Peng Xiong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 308381
  • - Research Article

Toward a Blended Ontology: Applying Knowledge Systems to Compare Therapeutic and Toxicological Nanoscale Domains

Christopher M. Grulke | Michael-Rock Goldsmith | Daniel A. Vallero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 313814
  • - Review Article

Sarcomere Imaging by Quantum Dots for the Study of Cardiac Muscle Physiology

Fuyu Kobirumaki-Shimozawa | Kotaro Oyama | ... | Norio Fukuda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 647265
  • - Research Article

Self-Organization of Motor-Propelled Cytoskeletal Filaments at Topographically Defined Borders

Alf Månsson | Richard Bunk | ... | Lars Montelius
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 474605
  • - Review Article

Nanoparticulate Adjuvants and Delivery Systems for Allergen Immunotherapy

Juliana De Souza Rebouças | Irene Esparza | ... | Carlos Gamazo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 804793
  • - Research Article

Interaction between Pheromone and Its Receptor of the Fission Yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe Examined by a Force Spectroscopy Study

Shintaro Sasuga | Ryohei Abe | ... | Toshiya Osada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 657523
  • - Research Article

Micromechanical Thermal Assays of Ca2+-Regulated Thin-Filament Function and Modulation by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutants of Human Cardiac Troponin

Nicolas M. Brunet | Goran Mihajlović | ... | P. Bryant Chase
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 492730
  • - Research Article

Detection of Target ssDNA Using a Microfabricated Hall Magnetometer with Correlated Optical Readout

Steven M. Hira | Khaled Aledealat | ... | Geoffrey F. Strouse
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 178487
  • - Research Article

Electric-Field-Directed Self-Assembly of Active Enzyme-Nanoparticle Structures

Alexander P. Hsiao | Michael J. Heller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 627602
  • - Methodology Report

High-Resolution Whole-Mount In Situ Hybridization Using Quantum Dot Nanocrystals

Andriani Ioannou | Iro Eleftheriou | ... | Paris A. Skourides
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Acceptance rate30%
Submission to final decision67 days
Acceptance to publication31 days
CiteScore3.600
Impact Factor2.276
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