Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials for Medical Applications: Benefits and Risks


Publishing date
11 Dec 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
24 Jul 2015

1University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

2University of Colorado, Colorado, USA

3Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

4University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

5University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

6Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan


Nanomaterials for Medical Applications: Benefits and Risks

Description

Since they were discovered, nanomaterials were intensively studied for both industrial and medical applications. For the medical sector, one very important aspect which was not studied yet very well is the safety concerns related to the handling and use of these nanomaterials. Currently, scientists are trying to find out whether the benefits outweigh the risks.

Generally said, nanomaterials are expected to solve upsetting problems of the health sector through biosensors, contrast agents, and targeted drug vehicles that can act as antimicrobial or antitumoral agents. Unfortunately, the long-term implications are unknown. However, there are some nanomaterials which already have demonstrated threatening behavior. This special is intended to provide a comprehensive update in the field of nanomaterials, especially highlighting the benefits and risks related to the use of nanomaterials.

The special issue is intended to be structured in several subtopics, covering the most used nanomaterials for medical applications, including composite, ceramic, metallic, and polymeric nanomaterials. At least one representative of each class will be analyzed from the point of view of short, medium, and long-term toxicity.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ceramic, metallic, and polymeric nanomaterials
  • Carbon based nanomaterials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Mesoporous materials
  • Tissue engineering and drug delivery systems
  • Quantum dots for medical applications
  • Safety, ethical, and legal issues on nanobiomaterials

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8284319
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterials for Medical Applications: Benefits and Risks

Ecaterina Andronescu | Jared M. Brown | ... | Akiko Obata
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 861061
  • - Research Article

Size Effects of Pt Nanoparticle/Graphene Composite Materials on the Electrochemical Sensing of Hydrogen Peroxide

Chia-Liang Sun | Jheng-Sin Su | ... | Yu-Jen Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 346586
  • - Research Article

Case Study on Risk Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticle Exposure from Antibacterial Sprays Containing Silver Nanoparticles

Ellen Kim | Ji Hyun Lee | ... | Il Je Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 385612
  • - Research Article

Interim Clinical Outcomes in Nanocomposite Bone Material Repairing Large Proximal Femoral Defect of Fibrous Dysplasia

Yun Lang | Ze-ping Yu | ... | Hong Duan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 801606
  • - Research Article

Effects of Nitrogen-Doped Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes on Murine Fibroblasts

J. G. Munguía-Lopez | E. Muñoz-Sandoval | ... | A. De Leon-Rodriguez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 583963
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Biological Toxicity of CdTe Quantum Dots with Different Coating Reagents according to Protein Expression of Engineering Escherichia coli

Wei Xu | Ting Du | ... | Shaobo Xiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 361969
  • - Research Article

Tetracycline Loaded Collagen/Hydroxyapatite Composite Materials for Biomedical Applications

Laura Cristina Rusu | Ioan Avram Nedelcu | ... | Cosmin Sinescu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 127235
  • - Research Article

Impact of Silver and Iron Nanoparticle Exposure on Cholesterol Uptake by Macrophages

Jonathan H. Shannahan | Hari Sowrirajan | ... | Jared M. Brown
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 264024
  • - Research Article

Effect of Lipophilic Bismuth Nanoparticles on Erythrocytes

Rene Hernandez-Delgadillo | Appala Raju Badireddy | ... | Claudio Cabral-Romero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 519385
  • - Review Article

A Review on the Synthesis Methods of CdSeS-Based Nanostructures

Hong Li | Chengbiao Wang | ... | Xiuli Fu
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