Special Issue "Stem Cells and Nanotechnology"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 December 2020.
Interests: Bio-nanotechnology; Genetic stability; Innovative therapy; Regenerative medicine; Stem cell biology
Stem cells and nanotechnology represent the tools of regenerative medicine, having the potential to provide new therapeutic availability and efficacy over conventional medicine. Indeed, the advent of nanotechnology and the discovery of the complex networks and stimuli that regulate cell fate processes have resulted in rapid advances in the healthcare scenario. The amalgamation of stem cell research with nanotechnology brings new prospects to stem cell therapy: it improves the specificity of the treatment, it controls stem cell proliferation, and it directs stem cell differentiation. Nanotechnology allows for the manipulation of highly advanced surfaces/scaffolds for optimal regulation of cellular behaviour; indeed, the role of nanoscale topography in scaffold design has gained much importance in regenerative medicine. Surely, the combination of stem cells with sophisticated nano-structured materials and scaffolds is going to be increasingly beneficial in all areas of regenerative medicine.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will publish high-quality research papers, short communications, and reviews covering the most recent advances from active researchers in the fields of nanomedicine, regenerative medicine, and bio-nanomaterials, concerning not only synthesis, preparation, and characterization, but especially focusing on applications of such innovative approaches in elevated medical-need settings. Techniques such as electrospinning, soft lithography, microfluidics, carbon nanotubes, and nanostructured hydrogel are relevant for this Special Issue, along with their potential usage in regenerative medicine. While the potential applications for nanotechnology in stem cell research are countless, stem cells and nanotechnology topics include, but are not limited to, the following three categories:
- Tracking or labelling (visualizing stem cells using Fluorescent NPs, MRI and SPIO particles, QDs, etc.);
- Delivery (applying nucleotide delivery for genetic control of stem cell fate, delivering chemicals or drugs, etc.);
- Scaffold/platforms (optimizing the stem cell environment, etc.).
Prof. Dr. Claudia Giachino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- drug targeting
- intelligent nanosystem
- cell-nanoparticle interaction
- cell tracking
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