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Nanomaterials and Human Health: Toxicity, Theranostic and Tissue Engineering

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‘Theranostic’ deals with disease diagnosis and therapy at the same time. The unique properties of nanomaterials changes with size, shape, surface chemistry and surface charge thus making them useful for Theranostic applications. The ease of functionalization with diverse functional groups make nanomaterials a futuristic method for theranostic applications. However, there are some concerns regarding the toxicity behaviours of nanomaterials and it should be subjected to rigorous toxicity testing before declaring them fit for long-term human use. Diagnosis using nanosensors makes ultrasensitive and ultrafast point-of-care devices for early detection of lifestyle, cancer, hereditary, immune, infectious and other diseases. These same nanomaterials may be used to cure the disease by targeted release of medicine in a slow and sustained way. The combined approach saves crucial time leading to more chances of survival with less suffering. This also has a positive impact on the mental and social behaviour of the patient.

Nanomaterials can penetrate skin and other tissue barriers for better drug delivery. Nanomaterials offers better therapeutic potential by the use of Nanobots/nanorobots for microsurgery; smartpills and nanoformulations for smart drug, antibiotics, vaccine, siRNA, and gene delivery; global domain- Internet of Nano Things (IoNT) and wearable nanoelectronic intervention for better health monitoring.

The aim of the current Research Topic is to cover recent novel research trends in the Nanotechnology and Health area. Areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:

Toxicity assessment and management:
In vitro and in vivo studies involving Humans; Non-human terrestrial animals; Aquatic animals and Microorganisms

'Theranostic' applications and Human Health:
Nanosensor: revolutionizing the health care industry
- Diagnosis of various diseases
- Point of care nanodiagnosis
- Detection of forensic medicine
- Quality assessment of Food and drink products: detection of pathogens, toxic chemical dye /colorant, pesticides, heavy metals, etc
- Asthma sensor and Detection of bioterrorism agents
- Mental health and Homeland security

Nanotherapeutics and Human health
- Nanomedicine: Smart multifunctional medicines; Targeted slow and sustain drug release; Stimulus induced drug release
- Preventive and prophylactic nanomedicines for various diseases

Tissue engineering for Human Applications
- Scaffold, regenerative medicines, artificial tissue and organs


Keywords: Nanotoxicity, Nanosensor, Theranostic, Human Health, Nanomedicines, inhibitors


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‘Theranostic’ deals with disease diagnosis and therapy at the same time. The unique properties of nanomaterials changes with size, shape, surface chemistry and surface charge thus making them useful for Theranostic applications. The ease of functionalization with diverse functional groups make nanomaterials a futuristic method for theranostic applications. However, there are some concerns regarding the toxicity behaviours of nanomaterials and it should be subjected to rigorous toxicity testing before declaring them fit for long-term human use. Diagnosis using nanosensors makes ultrasensitive and ultrafast point-of-care devices for early detection of lifestyle, cancer, hereditary, immune, infectious and other diseases. These same nanomaterials may be used to cure the disease by targeted release of medicine in a slow and sustained way. The combined approach saves crucial time leading to more chances of survival with less suffering. This also has a positive impact on the mental and social behaviour of the patient.

Nanomaterials can penetrate skin and other tissue barriers for better drug delivery. Nanomaterials offers better therapeutic potential by the use of Nanobots/nanorobots for microsurgery; smartpills and nanoformulations for smart drug, antibiotics, vaccine, siRNA, and gene delivery; global domain- Internet of Nano Things (IoNT) and wearable nanoelectronic intervention for better health monitoring.

The aim of the current Research Topic is to cover recent novel research trends in the Nanotechnology and Health area. Areas to be covered in this Research Topic may include, but are not limited to:

Toxicity assessment and management:
In vitro and in vivo studies involving Humans; Non-human terrestrial animals; Aquatic animals and Microorganisms

'Theranostic' applications and Human Health:
Nanosensor: revolutionizing the health care industry
- Diagnosis of various diseases
- Point of care nanodiagnosis
- Detection of forensic medicine
- Quality assessment of Food and drink products: detection of pathogens, toxic chemical dye /colorant, pesticides, heavy metals, etc
- Asthma sensor and Detection of bioterrorism agents
- Mental health and Homeland security

Nanotherapeutics and Human health
- Nanomedicine: Smart multifunctional medicines; Targeted slow and sustain drug release; Stimulus induced drug release
- Preventive and prophylactic nanomedicines for various diseases

Tissue engineering for Human Applications
- Scaffold, regenerative medicines, artificial tissue and organs


Keywords: Nanotoxicity, Nanosensor, Theranostic, Human Health, Nanomedicines, inhibitors


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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18 January 2021 Manuscript
17 July 2021 Manuscript Extension

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17 July 2021 Manuscript Extension

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