Journal of Nanotechnology

Applications of Nanomaterials in Biology and Medicine


Publishing date
15 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2011

Lead Editor

1College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042, China; Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 65897, USA

2National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

3School of Nano and Advanced Materials Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Gyeongnam 660-701, Republic of Korea

4Department of Biomedical Sciences, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 65897, USA


Applications of Nanomaterials in Biology and Medicine

Description

Due to quantum size effects and large surface area, nanomaterials have been investigated as promising tools for the advancement of diagnostic biosensors, drug and gene delivery, and biomedical imaging. In comparison to their larger counterparts, nanomaterials have unique physical, chemical, and biological properties. Many properties of nanomaterials, such as size, shape, chemical composition, surface structure and charge, aggregation, and solubility, can influence their interactions with biomolecules and cells. For instance, nanoparticles with size-tunable light emission have been employed to produce exceptional images of tumor sites; single-walled carbon nanotubes, having diameters comparable to the width of DNA molecules, have demonstrated an impressive potential as high efficiency delivery transporters for biomolecules into cells.

The main emphasis of this special issue will focus on the development of new nanomaterials and their applications in biology and medicine. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Interactions of nanomaterials and biomolecules
  • Biosensors
  • Biological and chemical monitoring
  • In vitro and in vivo single molecule detection
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnt/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 816184
  • - Editorial

Applications of Nanomaterials in Biology and Medicine

Lifeng Dong | Michael M. Craig | ... | Chunying Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 247427
  • - Review Article

Immunocompatibility of Bacteriophages as Nanomedicines

Tranum Kaur | Nafiseh Nafissi | ... | Roderick Slavcev
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 843170
  • - Review Article

Tipping the Proteome with Gene-Based Vaccines: Weighing in on the Role of Nanomaterials

Kristin J. Flores | Michael Craig | ... | Robert K. DeLong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 270383
  • - Research Article

Preparation of Lipid Nanoemulsions Incorporating Curcumin for Cancer Therapy

Songyot Anuchapreeda | Yoshinobu Fukumori | ... | Hideki Ichikawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 780815
  • - Research Article

Theoretical Investigation on the Solubilization in Water of Functionalized Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Michael Mananghaya | Emmanuel Rodulfo | ... | Al Rey Villagracia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 937819
  • - Research Article

Manufacturing Strategy for Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes as a Biocompatible and Innovative Material

Hisao Haniu | Naoto Saito | ... | Hiroyuki Kato
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 196189
  • - Research Article

Uptake of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Conjugated with DNA by Microvascular Endothelial Cells

Joseph Harvey | Lifeng Dong | ... | Jianjie Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 928924
  • - Research Article

Antimicrobial Activity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Suspended in Different Surfactants

Lifeng Dong | Alex Henderson | Christopher Field
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 954601
  • - Research Article

Biomolecular Triconjugates Formed between Gold, Protamine, and Nucleic Acid: Comparative Characterization on the Nanoscale

Robert K. DeLong | Lisa Cillessen | ... | Kristin J. Flores
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 748909
  • - Review Article

Micro- and Nano-Carrier Mediated Intra-Articular Drug Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Zhiyue Zhang | Guihua Huang
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