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Nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems for cancer therapy

Nanoparticle-based drug delivery system (DDS) is considered promising for cancer treatment. Compared with traditional DDS, the nanoparticle-based DDS shows improved efficacy by: 1) increasing half-life...

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Recent progress of 3D printed vascularized tissues and organs

Since the need for vascular networks to supply oxygen and nutrients while expelling metabolic waste, most cells can only survive within 200 ​μm of blood vessels; thus, the construction of well-developed...

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Recent advances in hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels for 3D bioprinting in tissue engineering applications

3D bioprinting technology can rapidly process cell-loaded biomaterials to prepare personalized scaffolds for repairing defective tissues, tissue regeneration, and even printing tissues or organs. 3D...

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Machine learning for polyphenol-based materials

Polyphenol-based materials, primarily composed of polyphenolic compounds, have attracted considerable attention due to their unique chemical structures and biological activities. However, there are...

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Stimuli-responsive materials: A smart way to study dynamic cell responses

Cells in the body reside within the extracellular matrix (ECM), a three-dimensional environment that not only provides structural support for the cells, but also influences cellular processes, like...

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Mechano-immunological checkpoints: An emerging strategy for investigation and evaluation of disease and therapeutics

Over the past decades, increasing evidence has indicated that multiple mechanical signals with different magnitude and pattern, including fluid flow-derived shear stress, topology of extracellular matrix...

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Function and treatment strategies of β-hydroxybutyrate in aging

Metabolic intermediates serve as precursors for bioactive molecule synthesis, the energy source for life activities, and signals for environmental adaptation. Ketone bodies are important metabolic intermediates...

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Hydrogel wound dressings containing bioactive compounds originated from traditional Chinese herbs: A review

Various factors can cause skin defects, resulting in the loss of physiological functions and even death due to severe concurrent infection. Dressings are often clinically used to fully cover the wounds...

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Journey of smart material from composite to shape memory alloy (SMA), characterization and their applications-A review

This review paper deals with the advancements of composites to shape memory alloys. The journey of smart materials from conventional composites to advance shape memory alloys and their application is...

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Recent progress in surgical adhesives for biomedical applications

The increasing demands for the management of hemostasis and tissue sealing drive the development of novel bioadhesives, which can overcome the disadvantages of conventional sutures such as additional...

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Bioactive carbon dots for tissue engineering applications

Carbon dots (CDs) are carbon-based zero-dimensional nanomaterials with characteristic sizes of less than 10 ​nm. Recently, bioactive CDs have made remarkable achievements in wound healing, bone and...

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Smart materials for smart healthcare– moving from sensors and actuators to self-sustained nanoenergy nanosystems

Smart materials offer a significant role in on our lives covering various sensing and actuation applications in healthcare due to their responsivity to external stimuli such as stress, light, temperature,...

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Anti-fouling coatings for blood-contacting devices

Blood-contacting medical devices, such as vascular stents, intravascular catheters, and artificial heart valves, frequently encounter complications in clinical practice, including thrombosis, inflammatory...

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Artificial intelligence (AI) meets biomaterials and biomedicine

With the rapid progress of information technology and life sciences, artificial intelligence (AI) technology has substantially changed the way in many areas of biomaterials and biomedicine, including...

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Recent development of implantable and flexible nerve electrodes

Implantable electrical devices offer a variety of potential diagnostic options and treatments in different medical fields. Especially in the absence of specific drugs, the implantable nerve electrodes...

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Design of 3D smart scaffolds using natural, synthetic and hybrid derived polymers for skin regenerative applications

Effective wound care is a major concern as many conventional wound healing methods and materials have failed in facilitating proper healing, instead disrupts the overall healing process, leading to...

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Emerging polymeric biomaterials and manufacturing-based tissue engineering approaches for neuro regeneration-A critical review on recent effective approaches

The nervous system is a crucial part of the human body that is damaged by traumatic injury, stroke, and neurodegenerative diseases. Recent studies also have shown that neurodegenerative diseases are...

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A responsive hydrogel-based microneedle system for minimally invasive glucose monitoring

Blood glucose (BG) monitoring in patients with diabetes is critical for diabetes management. Minimally invasive BG monitoring is urgently required to increase the patient compliance. Herein, based on...

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Advances of multifunctional hydrogels for periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that develops from dental plaque that affects periodontal supporting tissues. The control of plaque by mechanical therapy has always been the mainstream...

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A detailed protocol for cell force measurement by traction force microscopy

Cellular traction forces (CTFs) are generated by adherent cells and involved in regulating migration, morphology, and homeostasis. Accurate measurement of CTFs is crucial for understanding fundamental...

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Current state of art smart coatings for orthopedic implants: A comprehensive review

Biomaterials play a pivotal role in modern orthopedics. There are a plethora of functional issues with orthopedic implants. These issues include things like aseptic loosening, lack of osseointegration,...

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The versatile applications of polydopamine in regenerative medicine: Progress and challenges

In recent decades, great progress has been made in regenerative medicine with the development of various functional scaffolds, many of which have been put into practical clinical applications. In this...

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Endoplasmic reticulum-targeting nanomedicines for cancer therapy

In drug development research, the specific affinity of drug delivery systems for particular pathological sites, cells, and even subcellular structures can largely reduce the side effects, systemic toxicity,...

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Recent advances in three-dimensional printing in cardiovascular devices: Bench and bedside applications

Three-dimensional (3D) printing is emerging as an innovative technology, which is widely used in cardiovascular disease at bench and bedside. During the last decade, with the development of 3D printing...

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Recent progress on coatings of biomedical magnesium alloy

Magnesium (Mg) alloy has received thorough attention in the biomedical field due to its excellent mechanical properties, good biocompatibility, and biodegradability. However, Mg alloy usually shows...

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