About this Research Topic
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are currently prevalent in, but not restricted to, developing countries. Around 50% of the world’s population lives in tropical and subtropical regions. Despite this, there is a lack of substantial public and private investment into the development of treatments for these NTDs. The treatments which are available are often nonspecific and symptom-based. The lack of attention paid to NTDs has also led to many instances of the development of resistance against available treatments.
Therefore, recent advancements in the field of nanotechnology and nanomedicine could provide potential solutions for the effective treatment and management of diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, Filariasis, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Gonorrhoea, Meningitis, Rabies, Helminthiasis, Anthrax, Leishmaniasis and Emerging Diseases including SARS, SARS-CoV-2, Swine flue, and more.
The focus of this Research Topic is to explore the recent advancements in the treatment and management of NTDs using nanotechnology-based solutions. We will be focusing primarily on nanomedicine and functional nanomaterials developed for the treatment and detection of disease. Submissions are welcomed, but not limited to, covering the following areas:
• The methodology of synthesis of novel nanoformulations
• In silico simulations
• Studies of efficacy and toxicity of nanomedicines in vitro
• Preclinical-, clinical-, and population-based approaches to address various aspects of NTDs
• Treatment of drug-resistant strains and the increase of drug stability using nanoformulations
We welcome submissions of the following article types: original research, review, mini review, general commentary, opinions, perspectives, methods, and hypothesis and theory.
Dr. Diptiman Choudhury holds a patent in relation to drug delivery systems. All other members of the Editorial Team declare no competing interests.
Keywords: Nanomedicine, Tropical Diseases, Neglected Diseases, Nano-diagnostics, Nanotoxicology, Nanobiomedical devices, Nanoengineered devices, Sensors for biomarkers
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