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  1. Tuberculosis accounted for 8.7 million new cases in 2011 and continues to be one of the leading human infectious diseases. Burdensome is the increasing rate of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) and the...

    Authors: Bruno Veigas, Pedro Pedrosa, Isabel Couto, Miguel Viveiros and Pedro V Baptista

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:38

    Content type: Short Communication

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  2. Because of the need to limit side-effects, nanoparticles are increasingly being studied as drug-carrying and targeting tools. We have previously reported on a scheme to produce protein-based self-assembling na...

    Authors: Yongkun Yang, Tobias Neef, Christian Mittelholzer, Elisa Garcia Garayoa, Peter Bläuenstein, Roger Schibli, Ueli Aebi and Peter Burkhard

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:36

    Content type: Research

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  3. Substrate nanoscale topography influences cell proliferation and differentiation through mechanisms that are at present poorly understood. In particular the molecular mechanism through which cells 'sense’ and ...

    Authors: Margherita Tamplenizza, Cristina Lenardi, Elisa Maffioli, Simona Nonnis, Armando Negri, Stefania Forti, Elisa Sogne, Silvia De Astis, Michela Matteoli, Carsten Schulte, Paolo Milani and Gabriella Tedeschi

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:35

    Content type: Research

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  4. In orthopaedic surgery, accumulation of agents such as anti-infectives in the bone as target tissue is difficult. The use of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) as carriers principally enables their accumulation via...

    Authors: Nina Angrisani, Franziska Foth, Manfred Kietzmann, Stephan Schumacher, Gian Luigi Angrisani, Anne Christel, Peter Behrens and Janin Reifenrath

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:34

    Content type: Research

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  5. If a fixed stress is applied to the three-dimensional z-axis of a solid material, followed by heating, the amount of thermal expansion increases according to a fixed coefficient of thermal expansion. When expa...

    Authors: Koichi Nakanishi, Akinori Kogure, Takenao Fujii, Ryohei Kokawa, Keiji Deuchi, Ritsuko Kuwana and Hiromu Takamatsu

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:33

    Content type: Research

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  6. Tau dysfunction is believed to be the primary cause of neurodegenerative disorders referred to as tauopathies, including Alzheimer’s disease, Pick’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and Parkinsonism. The role ...

    Authors: Micaela Glat, Hadas Skaat, Noa Menkes-Caspi, Shlomo Margel and Edward A Stern

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:32

    Content type: Research

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  7. One of the cardinal requirements for effective therapeutic management of tumors is the selective delivery of cancer drugs to the right site by ligand-decorated nanomedicines. Screening of 2 × 109 clone landscape ...

    Authors: Olusegun A Fagbohun, Robert A Kazmierczak, Valery A Petrenko and Abraham Eisenstark

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:31

    Content type: Research

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  8. Plasmid DNA vaccination is a promising approach, but studies in non-human primates and humans failed to achieve protective immunity. To optimise this technology further with focus on pulmonary administration, ...

    Authors: Simon Heuking, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, David Olivier Raemy, Peter Gehr and Gerrit Borchard

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  9. Engineered multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) have made a tremendous impact on the biomedical sciences, with advances in imaging, sensing and bioseparation. In particular, the combination of optical and magne...

    Authors: Syed Rahin Ahmed, Jinhua Dong, Megumi Yui, Tatsuya Kato, Jaebeom Lee and Enoch Y Park

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  10. Palm oil esters (POEs) are esters derived from palm oil and oleyl alcohol have great potential in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries due to the excellent wetting behavior of the esters without the oily...

    Authors: Sook Han Ng, Pei Meng Woi, Mahiran Basri and Zahariah Ismail

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:27

    Content type: Research

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  11. Nanotechnological applications increasingly exploit the selectivity and processivity of biological molecules. Integration of biomolecules such as proteins or DNA into nano-systems typically requires their conj...

    Authors: Ingrid Tessmer, Parminder Kaur, Jiangguo Lin and Hong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:25

    Content type: Review

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  12. Self-assembling protein nanotubes (PNTs) are an intriguing alternative to carbon nanotubes for applications in bionanotechnology, in part due to greater inherent biocompatibility. The type IV pilus of the gram...

    Authors: Anna Petrov, Stephanie Lombardo and Gerald F Audette

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:24

    Content type: Research

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  13. Authors: Priyabrata Mukherjee, Resham Bhattacharya, Nancy Bone, Yean K Lee, Chitta Ranjan Patra, Shanfeng Wang, Lichun Lu, Charla Secreto, Pataki C Banerjee, Michael J Yaszemski, Neil E Kay and Debabrata Mukhopadhyay

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:23

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2007 5:4

  14. Acoustophoresis has been utilized successfully in applications including cell trapping, focusing, and purification. One current limitation of acoustophoresis for cell sorting is the reliance on the inherent ph...

    Authors: Leah M Johnson, Lu Gao, C Wyatt Shields IV, Margret Smith, Kirill Efimenko, Kevin Cushing, Jan Genzer and Gabriel P López

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:22

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. For the design and characterization of ultrasonic particle manipulation devices the pressure field in the fluid cavity is of great interest. The schlieren method provides an optical tool for the visualization ...

    Authors: Dirk Möller, Nicolas Degen and Jurg Dual

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:21

    Content type: Methodology

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  16. In ultrasonic micro-devices, contrast agent micro-bubbles are known to initiate cavitation and streaming local to cells, potentially compromising cell viability. Here we investigate the effects of US alone by ...

    Authors: Dyan N Ankrett, Dario Carugo, Junjun Lei, Peter Glynne-Jones, Paul A Townsend, Xunli Zhang and Martyn Hill

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:20

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) has attracted attention in the field of nucleic acid medicine as a RNA interference (RNAi) application that leads to gene silencing due to specific messenger RNA (mRNA) destructio...

    Authors: Yuya Nishimura, Hiroaki Mieda, Jun Ishii, Chiaki Ogino, Toshinobu Fujiwara and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:19

    Content type: Research

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  18. Gene therapy is most effective when delivery is both efficient and safe. However, it has often proven difficult to find a balance between efficiency and safety in case of viral or polymeric vectors for gene th...

    Authors: Jiban J Panda, Aditi Varshney and Virander S Chauhan

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:18

    Content type: Research

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  19. Gastric cancer is 2th most common cancer in China, and is still the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. Successful development of safe and effective nanoprobes for in vivo gastric ca...

    Authors: Zhijun Zhou, Chunlei Zhang, Qirong Qian, Jiebing Ma, Peng Huang, Xi zhang, Liyuan Pan, Guo Gao, Hualin Fu, Shen Fu, Hua Song, Xiao Zhi, Jian Ni and Daxiang Cui

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:17

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Dengue is today the most significant of arboviral diseases. Novel tools are necessary to effectively address the problem of dengue. Virus-like particles (VLP) offer a versatile nanoscale platform for developin...

    Authors: Niyati Khetarpal, Ankur Poddar, Satish K Nemani, Nisha Dhar, Aravind Patil, Priyanka Negi, Ashiya Perween, Ramaswamy Viswanathan, Heinrich Lünsdorf, Poornima Tyagi, Rajendra Raut, Upasana Arora, Swatantra K Jain, Ursula Rinas, Sathyamangalam Swaminathan and Navin Khanna

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:15

    Content type: Research

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  21. Introduction of effective point-of-care devices for use in medical diagnostics is part of strategies to combat accelerating health-care costs. Molecular motor driven nanodevices have unique potentials in this ...

    Authors: Saroj Kumar, Lasse ten Siethoff, Malin Persson, Nuria Albet-Torres and Alf Månsson

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:14

    Content type: Research

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  22. The conjugation of gold nanoparticles with biocides such as natural products, oligosaccharides, DNA, proteins has attracted great attention of scientists recently. Gold NPs covered with biologically important ...

    Authors: Syeda Sohaila Naz, Nazar Ul Islam, Muhammad Raza Shah, Syed Sartaj Alam, Zafar Iqbal, Massimo Bertino, Louis Franzel and Afifa Ahmed

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:13

    Content type: Research

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  23. Controlled restriction of cellular movement using microfluidics allows one to study individual cells to gain insight into aspects of their physiology and behaviour. For example, the use of micron-sized growth ...

    Authors: M Charl Moolman, Zhuangxiong Huang, Sriram Tiruvadi Krishnan, Jacob WJ Kerssemakers and Nynke H Dekker

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:12

    Content type: Research

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  24. The interface between engineering and molecular life sciences has been fertile ground for advancing our understanding of complex biological systems. Engineered microstructures offer a diverse toolbox for cellu...

    Authors: Cecilia A Brunello, Ville Jokinen, Prasanna Sakha, Hideyuki Terazono, Fumimasa Nomura, Tomoyuki Kaneko, Sari E Lauri, Sami Franssila, Claudio Rivera, Kenji Yasuda and Henri J Huttunen

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:11

    Content type: Review

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  25. The potential nanocarrier polyamidoamine (PAMAM) generation 5 (G5-NH2) dendrimer has been shown to evoke lasting neuronal depolarization and cell death in a concentration-dependent manner. In this study we explor...

    Authors: Gabriella Nyitrai, László Héja, István Jablonkai, Ildikó Pál, Júlia Visy and Julianna Kardos

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:9

    Content type: Research

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  26. Zero-mode waveguides (ZMWs) are photonic nanostructures that create highly confined optical observation volumes, thereby allowing single-molecule-resolved biophysical studies at relatively high concentrations ...

    Authors: Igor D Vilfan, Yu-Chih Tsai, Tyson A Clark, Jeffrey Wegener, Qing Dai, Chengqi Yi, Tao Pan, Stephen W Turner and Jonas Korlach

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:8

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP), the most popular nano-compounds, possess unique properties. Albizia adianthifolia (AA) is a plant of the Fabaceae family that is rich in saponins. The biological properties of a novel...

    Authors: Rishalan Govender, Alisa Phulukdaree, Robert M Gengan, Krishnan Anand and Anil A Chuturgoon

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  28. Magnetic fluids containing superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles represent an attractive platform as nanocarriers in chemotherapy. Recently, we developed a formulation of maghemite nanoparticles coated wi...

    Authors: Marcella Lemos Brettas Carneiro, Raphael CA Peixoto, Graziela A Joanitti, Ricardo GS Oliveira, Luis AM Telles, Ana L Miranda-Vilela, Anamélia L Bocca, Leonora MS Vianna, Izabel CR da Silva, Aparecido R de Souza, Zulmira GM Lacava and Sônia N Báo

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  29. Naturally occurring nanoparticles isolated from English ivy (Hedera helix) have previously been proposed as an alternative to metallic nanoparticles as sunscreen fillers due to their effective UV extinction prope...

    Authors: Yujian Huang, Scott C Lenaghan, Lijin Xia, Jason N Burris, C Neal Jr Stewart and Mingjun Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:3

    Content type: Research

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  30. Nanobiotechnology applies the capabilities of biological systems in generating a variety of nano-sized structures. Plants, algae, fungi and bacteria are some systems mediating such reactions. In fungi, the syn...

    Authors: Mugdha Apte, Gauri Girme, Ashok Bankar, Ameeta RaviKumar and Smita Zinjarde

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  31. Aerosolized therapeutics hold great potential for effective treatment of various diseases including lung cancer. In this context, there is an urgent need to develop novel nanocarriers suitable for drug deliver...

    Authors: Navin Kumar Verma, Kieran Crosbie-Staunton, Amro Satti, Shane Gallagher, Katie B Ryan, Timothy Doody, Colm McAtamney, Ronan MacLoughlin, Paul Galvin, Conor S Burke, Yuri Volkov and Yurii K Gun’ko

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2013 11:1

    Content type: Research

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  32. Semiconductor Quantum dots (QDs) have become quite popular thanks to their properties and wide use in biological and biomedical studies. However, these same properties entail new challenges in understanding, p...

    Authors: Patricia Rodríguez-Fragoso, Jorge Reyes-Esparza, Angel León-Buitimea and Lourdes Rodríguez-Fragoso

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:47

    Content type: Research

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  33. Various obstacles are encountered by mammalian spermatozoa during their journey through the female genital tract, and only few or none will reach the site of fertilization. Currently, there are limited technic...

    Authors: Jean M Feugang, Ramey C Youngblood, Jonathan M Greene, Abed S Fahad, William A Monroe, Scott T Willard and Peter L Ryan

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:45

    Content type: Research

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  34. Particulates incorporating DNA are promising vehicles for gene delivery, with the ability to protect DNA and provide for controlled, localized, and sustained release and transfection. Zein, a hydrophobic prote...

    Authors: Mary C Regier, Jessica D Taylor, Tyler Borcyk, Yiqi Yang and Angela K Pannier

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:44

    Content type: Research

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  35. Silver nanoparticles (AgNps) have attracted much interest in biomedical engineering, since they have excellent antimicrobial properties. Therefore, AgNps have often been considered for incorporation into medic...

    Authors: Carolina Alves dos Santos, Angela Faustino Jozala, Adalberto Pessoa Jr and Marcelo Martins Seckler

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:43

    Content type: Research

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  36. English ivy (Hedera helix) is well known for its adhesive properties and climbing ability. Essential to its ability to adhere to vertical surfaces is the secretion of a nanocomposite adhesive containing spherical...

    Authors: Jason N Burris, Scott C Lenaghan, Mingjun Zhang and C Neal Stewart

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:41

    Content type: Short Communication

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  37. Nanoparticles (NPs) are currently used in a wide variety of fields such as technology, medicine and industry. Due to the novelty of these applications and to ensure their success, a precise characterization of...

    Authors: Juan A Varela, Mariana G Bexiga, Christoffer Åberg, Jeremy C Simpson and Kenneth A Dawson

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:39

    Content type: Short Communication

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  38. Nanoparticle based delivery of anticancer drugs have been widely investigated. However, a very important process for Research & Development in any pharmaceutical industry is scaling nanoparticle formulation te...

    Authors: Amalendu P Ranjan, Anindita Mukerjee, Lawrence Helson and Jamboor K Vishwanatha

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:38

    Content type: Research

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  39. Inflammation plays an important role in many pathologies, including cardiovascular diseases, neurological conditions and oncology, and is considered an important predictor for disease progression and outcome. In ...

    Authors: Tessa Geelen, Sin Yuin Yeo, Leonie EM Paulis, Lucas WE Starmans, Klaas Nicolay and Gustav J Strijkers

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:37

    Content type: Research

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  40. Intrinsically fluorescent glucose derived carbon nanospheres (CSP) efficiently enter mammalian cells and also cross the blood brain barrier (BBB). However, the mechanistic details of CSP entry inside mammalian...

    Authors: Ruthrotha B Selvi, Snehajyoti Chatterjee, Dinesh Jagadeesan, Piyush Chaturbedy, Bangalore Srinivas Suma, Muthusamy Eswaramoorthy and Tapas K Kundu

    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2012 10:35

    Content type: Research

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