Special Issue "The Nanoparticle Revolution: Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Disease Study and Treatment Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 154
Interests: cardiac stroma; microRNA; cell therapy; ncRNA; cardiovascular disease
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoparticle immobilization; nanoparticle functionalization; biosensors; colloidal synthesis
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Nanoparticles are gaining increasing attention in the medical science field. Their reduced dimensions, as well as the high degree of freedom in nanoparticle design, synthesis and functionalization, has allowed their use in multiple investigations on disease. Suitably engineered nanoparticles can be used for targeted drug delivery, as therapeutic agents, for cell tracing, and in theranostic applications.
The success in using nanoparticles for disease study and treatment design relies on the cross disciplinary approaches merging chemistry, material science, biophysics, and biomedical sciences.
To date, nanoparticle-centered projects are focused mainly on dissecting and treating cancer; however, the wide application range of functional nanoparticles makes them appealing in other pathological contexts. In particular, cardiovascular disease, a major cause of death worldwide, represents a good substrate for the development of innovative methods to tackle this disease.
In addition, the use of nanomaterials can also comply with the requirements underlying the 3Rs rule (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement), which the scientific community is very sensitive to, when designing research involving animal models. Nanoparticles serve as crucial elements for the bio-fabrication of non-animal models.
We invite contributors to submit original research papers or reviews that focus on the recent advances in the field of disease study and treatment design based on nanoparticles, with a particular focus on the cardiovascular system.
Dr. Francesca Pagano
Dr. Francesca Petronella
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- cardiovascular disease
- cardiovascular models
- nanoparticle functionalization
- non-animal models