Our highly fluorescent iron oxide incorporated conjugated polymer nanoparticles (CPNs) have an iron oxide and semiconductor light emitting polymer core, encapsulated within a biocompatible surfactant. The multi-modal particles can be used in both fluorescence and magnetic resonance imaging. Learn more
Recently, layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly has emerged as a versatile, gentle and, simple method for immobilization of functional molecules in an easily controllable thin film morphology.1,2 In this short review, we introduce recent advances in functional systems fabricated by using the
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) reagents offer numerous favorable characteristics, including high water solubility, high mobility in solution, lack of toxicity and immunogenicity, and ready clearance from the body.
RAFT (Reversible Addition Fragmentation chain Transfer) polymerization is a reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP) and one of the more versatile methods for providing living characteristics to radical polymerization.
Immunosuppressive tumor-associated myeloid cells (TAMC) are responsible for glioblastoma (GBM) resistance to immunotherapies and existing standard of care treatments. This mini-review highlights recent progress in implementing nanotechnology in advancing TAMC-targeted therapies for GBM.
Engineered ECMs enhance immune therapy in cancer treatment by supporting cells and tissues and modulating immune response. They improve immune cell maturation, expansion, and regulation through biomaterial manipulation, acting as frameworks or carriers for enhanced tumor immunotherapy.
The immune system protects the body from disease by resisting the invasion of foreign molecules into its cells, for example peptides and proteins are hydrolyzed by proteolytic enzymes; nucleic acids are hydrolyzed by nucleases; and most small molecules are eliminated
Professor Yoshiki Katayama (Kyushu University, Japan) discusses recent advances in drug delivery systems and strategies that exploit the EPR effect, with a special focus on stimuli-responsive systems based on novel materials.
Polyamino acids are able to adopt ordered conformations, such as α-helices and β-sheets, through cooperative hydrogen bonding. These conformations impart polyamino acids with various unique properties and functions in biological environments.