About this Research Topic
Recently, nanoparticles have shown efficacy against antimicrobial activity, including several microorganisms and those that are multidrug-resistant. Nanosensors represent an advance in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, particularly those with zoonotic risk. Different strategies using nanoparticles have been examined for both diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, as well as prevention.
The optimization of detection methods and antimicrobial activity is a challenge in microbiology. Advances using nanotechnology are an emerging alternative to solve some problems in the diagnosis and therapy of veterinary infectious diseases. There are implications for the application of nanoparticles to shape interactions with the microorganism itself, as well as influence the bioavailability, biocompatibility, and biodegradation of the system with low host toxicity. The time of detection and its ability to target pathogens can be improved with nanotechnology.
The focus of this Research Topic includes the diagnosis of and therapy for veterinary infections using nanotechnology (nanoparticles, nanopolymers, nanomaterials, nanocomposites, nanosensors, nanovaccines for drug delivery and synthesis). The contributions of nanotechnology to the detection of pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi) and strategies for developing novel antimicrobials are the goals of this Research Topic. Articles on the prevention of infectious diseases (with zoonotic risk) are welcome as well, as long as nanoparticles are employed in the studies. We welcome Original Research Articles, Reviews, and Mini-Reviews.
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