About this Research Topic
Nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field which incorporates a wide range of disciplines within it. The remarkable similarities in the dimensions of nanomaterials with those of biological macromolecules have added a fascinating aspect to its use in biological systems including cell and developmental biology.The applications of nanotechnology are gaining overwhelming response in biology due to its ability to avoid complications that are otherwise associated with conventional methods. In the coming years, the developments in this field are expected to flourish and lead to several lifesaving medical technologies and treatment methods.
In addition to the traditional methods, nanotechnology-based tools are developed to advance our understanding about the multifaceted aspects of cell and developmental biology and help us solve some of the problems associated with it. Some of the examples include nanosensors that can detect minute changes in metabolites or messenger molecules inside cells, nanomaterial based bioimaging tools which are more efficient as compared to conventional organic dyes, and nano carriers which aid in targeted drug delivery regimes.
Targeted delivery of therapeutic and imaging agents plays a major role in early diagnosis and enhanced therapeutic effect to overcome the side effects associated with the traditional methods. This Research Topic is designed to publish the recent developments of applications of nanomaterials in this field.
Interdisciplinary Original Research and Review articles highlighting the applications of nanotechnology and nanomaterials for targeted delivery of imaging and therapeutic agents are welcome.
Preferred subtopics include but are not limited to:
• Nanotools for early diagnosis of diseases
• Applications of fluorescent nanomaterials in bioimaging / biolabeling
• Nanomaterials for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents
• Theranostic nanomaterials
• Personalized nanomedicine.
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