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ISSN: 2452-199X
CN: 10-1775/Q
p-ISSN: 2097-1192

Sustained co-delivery of 5-fluorouracil and cis-platinum via biodegradable thermo-sensitive hydrogel for intraoperative synergistic combination chemotherapy of gastric cancer

Gastric cancer is the fifth most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, posing a severe threat to human health. Surgical resection remains the most preferred option for...

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Cell–scaffold interactions in tissue engineering for oral and craniofacial reconstruction

Tissue engineering (TE) is critical in oral and craniofacial reconstruction. One of the most popular topics on the biomaterial-based tissue regeneration process may be the interaction between cells...

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Evaluation of DNA adduct damage using G-quadruplex-based DNAzyme

Toxicity assessment is a major problem in pharmaceutical candidates and industry chemicals development. However, due to the lack of practical analytical methods for DNA adduct analysis, the safety evaluation...

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Promoting oral mucosal wound healing using a DCS-RuB2A2 hydrogel based on a photoreactive antibacterial and sustained release of BMSCs

The high occurrence rate and difficulties in symptom control are listed as the major problems of oral mucosal disease by medical professionals. Following the development of oral mucosal lesions, the...

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Macrophage membrane-coated nanovesicles for dual-targeted drug delivery to inhibit tumor and induce macrophage polarization

Immunosuppressive M2 macrophages in the tumor microenvironment (TME) can mediate the therapeutic resistance of tumors, and seriously affect the clinical efficacy and prognosis of tumor patients. This...

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Spontaneous immunomodulation and regulation of angiogenesis and osteogenesis by Sr/Cu-borosilicate glass (BSG) bone cement to repair critical bone defects

Injectable bone biomaterials like bone cement should be designed and fabricated with certain biological criteria, which include: 1) recruitment and polarization of the macrophages from M1 (pro-inflammatory)...

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Engineering white blood cell membrane-camouflaged nanocarriers for inflammation-related therapeutics

White blood cells (WBCs) play essential roles against inflammatory disorders, bacterial infections, and cancers. Inspired by nature, WBC membrane-camouflaged nanocarriers (WBC-NCs) have been developed...

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Antibacterial gas therapy: Strategies, advances, and prospects

One of the challenges posed by current antibacterial therapy is that the expanded and massive use of antibiotics endows bacteria with the ability to resist almost all kinds of antibiotics. Therefore,...

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Structural and temporal dynamics analysis on drug-eluting stents: History, research hotspots and emerging trends

This review aims to explore the history, research hotspots, and emerging trends of drug-eluting stents(DES)in the last two decades from the perspective of structural and temporal dynamics....

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Sustained release of hydrogen sulfide from anisotropic ferrofluid hydrogel for the repair of spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in massive neuronal death, axonal disruption, and cascading inflammatory response, which causes further damage to impaired neurons. The survived neurons with damaged...

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Bone/cartilage targeted hydrogel: Strategies and applications

The skeletal system is responsible for weight-bearing, organ protection, and movement. Bone diseases caused by trauma, infection, and aging can seriously affect a patient's quality of life. Bone targeted...

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From liver fibrosis to hepatocarcinogenesis: Role of excessive liver H2O2 and targeting nanotherapeutics

Liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been worldwide threats nowadays. Liver fibrosis is reversible in early stages but will develop precancerosis of HCC in cirrhotic stage. In pathological...

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A multifunctional neuromodulation platform utilizing Schwann cell-derived exosomes orchestrates bone microenvironment via immunomodulation, angiogenesis and osteogenesis

Recent evidence highlights multifaceted biological needs to recapitulate the bone microenvironment for bone regeneration. Neurotization has great potential for realizing multi-system modulations in...

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Delivery of coenzyme Q10 loaded micelle targets mitochondrial ROS and enhances efficiency of mesenchymal stem cell therapy in intervertebral disc degeneration

Stem cell transplantation has been proved a promising therapeutic instrument in intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD). However, the elevation of oxidative stress in the degenerated region impairs...

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The commercial antibiotics with inherent AIE feature: In situ visualization of antibiotic metabolism and specifically differentiation of bacterial species and broad-spectrum therapy

The research on pharmacology usually focuses on the structure-activity relationships of drugs, such as antibiotics, to enhance their activity, but often ignores their optical properties. However, investigating...

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A biomimetic gradient porous cage with a micro-structure for enhancing mechanical properties and accelerating osseointegration in spinal fusion

Spinal fusion is a widely employed treatment of patients with degenerative disc disease, in which a cage is used to replace the disc for spinal fusion. But it often fails for insufficient mechanical...

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Biodegradable magnesium materials regulate ROS-RNS balance in pro-inflammatory macrophage environment

The relationship between reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS-RNS) secretion and the concomitant biocorrosion of degradable magnesium (Mg) materials is poorly understood. We found that Mg foils...

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Multiple nano-drug delivery systems for intervertebral disc degeneration: Current status and future perspectives

Low back pain (LBP) is a common disease that imposes a huge social and economic burden on people. Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration (IVDD) is often considered to be the leading cause of LBP and...

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Transplantation of neural stem progenitor cells from different sources for severe spinal cord injury repair in rat

Neural stem progenitor cell (NSPC) transplantation has been regarded as a promising therapeutic method for spinal cord injury (SCI) repair. However, different NSPCs may have different therapeutic effects,...

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Tissue adhesive hemostatic microneedle arrays for rapid hemorrhage treatment

Blood loss by hemorrhaging wounds accounts for over one-third of ∼5 million trauma fatalities worldwide every year. If not controlled in a timely manner, exsanguination can take lives within a few minutes....

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Water-responsive 4D printing based on self-assembly of hydrophobic protein “Zein” for the control of degradation rate and drug release

Four-dimensional (4D) printing is a promising technology that provides solutions for compelling needs in various fields. Most of the reported 4D printed systems are based on the temporal shape transformation...

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Matrix from urine stem cells boosts tissue-specific stem cell mediated functional cartilage reconstruction

Articular cartilage has a limited capacity to self-heal once damaged. Tissue-specific stem cells are a solution for cartilage regeneration; however, ex vivo expansion resulting in cell senescence remains...

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Engineered extracellular vesicles for delivery of siRNA promoting targeted repair of traumatic spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe disease of the nervous system that causes irreparable damage and loss of function, for which no effective treatments are available to date. Engineered extracellular...

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Neutrophil membrane-camouflaged nanoparticles alleviate inflammation and promote angiogenesis in ischemic myocardial injury

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) induces a sterile inflammatory response, leading to cardiomyocyte damage and adverse cardiac remodeling. Interleukin-5 (IL-5) plays an essential role in developing...

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Real-time and label-free biosensing using moiré pattern generated by bioresponsive hydrogel

Bioresponsive hydrogels are smart materials that respond to various external stimuli and exhibit great potential as biosensors owing to their capability of real-time and label-free detection. Here,...

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