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Biomedical Applications of Graphene-Based Structures

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NanoBioMedical Centre, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul. Umultowska 85, PL61614 Poznań, Poland
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School of Chemistry, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Department of Molecular Virology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, PL61614 Poznań, Poland
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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(11), 944; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8110944
Received: 4 October 2018 / Revised: 24 October 2018 / Accepted: 12 November 2018 / Published: 16 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multifunctional Graphene-Based Nanocomposites)
Graphene and graphene oxide (GO) structures and their reduced forms, e.g., GO paper and partially or fully reduced three-dimensional (3D) aerogels, are at the forefront of materials design for extensive biomedical applications that allow for the proliferation and differentiation/maturation of cells, drug delivery, and anticancer therapies. Various viability tests that have been conducted in vitro on human cells and in vivo on mice reveal very promising results, which make graphene-based materials suitable for real-life applications. In this review, we will give an overview of the latest studies that utilize graphene-based structures and their composites in biological applications and show how the biomimetic behavior of these materials can be a step forward in bridging the gap between nature and synthetically designed graphene-based nanomaterials. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; graphene oxide; nanomaterial toxicity; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; nanostructured materials; anticancer therapies graphene; graphene oxide; nanomaterial toxicity; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; nanostructured materials; anticancer therapies
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Tadyszak, K.; Wychowaniec, J.K.; Litowczenko, J. Biomedical Applications of Graphene-Based Structures. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 944. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8110944

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Tadyszak K, Wychowaniec JK, Litowczenko J. Biomedical Applications of Graphene-Based Structures. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8(11):944. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8110944

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Tadyszak, Krzysztof, Jacek K. Wychowaniec, and Jagoda Litowczenko. 2018. "Biomedical Applications of Graphene-Based Structures" Nanomaterials 8, no. 11: 944. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8110944

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