Nanomedicine as a Path to Counteract Infectious Disease

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editor

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Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoparticles; antibacterial and antimicrobial drugs; antibiotic-free strategies; gut microbiota; biofilms; infectious diseases; targeted nano-bio approaches

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As Guest Editor of this Special Issue of Life, I would like to invite researchers to submit original and high-quality publications covering their current and novel research activities related to nanomedicine and nanoscience in the life and health sciences applied to infectious diseases.

Infectious diseases have become one of the world’s most urgent health issues. The discovery of antibiotics in the early 20th century has revolutionized the treatment of infectious diseases, saving millions of lives. However, in recent decades, the development of antibiotic resistance has become more pronounced due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria in both community- and hospital-acquired infections, animals, and the environment, resulting in increased morbidity, mortality, and economic costs. Thus, there is an urgent need for the development of novel drugs or nano approaches to prevent and/or eradicate the spread of microbial-resistant infections.

Nanomedicine, nanoscience, and nanobiotechnology have played an important role in the development of novel solutions with the discovery of new formulations to counteract infectious diseases. This Special Issue aims to cover different aspects of recent advances in the bioavailability and biodistribution of nanomedicines; delivery of improved therapeutics; innovative biomaterials; and interactions of nanomaterials with microorganisms with a focus on infectious diseases.

Researchers are invited to submit original research or review articles to this important and exciting research field.

Dr. Catarina Leal Seabra
Guest Editor

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  • infectious diseases
  • nanomedicine
  • nanotechnology
  • nanoparticles
  • biomaterials
  • microbiota
  • biofilm treatment and/or eradication
  • antimicrobial activity
  • novel antimicrobial drugs

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