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Abstract Submission Deadline 28 February 2023
Manuscript Submission Deadline 01 May 2023

Nanotechnology has established itself as a platform for high quality, interdisciplinary materials research and development that has helped to connect different disciplines and support the publishing of path-breaking research from leading researchers in academia, research laboratories, and industries. Nanotechnology is being employed for non-invasive diagnostic imaging of medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Medical imaging through nanotechnology is also being applied to tracking transplanted stem cells, which requires added contrast agents. However, current contrast agents present problems, such as metabolic degradation within the body and photobleaching, when photochemical destruction occurs.

This Research Topic is focused on evaluating various nanoparticles with unique optical and magnetic properties that can provide real-time tracking of transplanted stem cells. Along with traditional fluorescent imaging and MRI, nanoparticles have also been used to develop another method of nanoscale medical imaging - photoacoustic imaging. The technique works by the application of a photoacoustic wave, formed from thermal tissue expansion caused by a laser pulse. The resulting ultrasound emission has been employed for imaging single nanoparticles in tissue. Gold nanoparticles are particularly well suited as high contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging of stem cells, but other plasmonic nanoparticles have been tested successfully. Nanotechnology will play very important role in medical imaging that can in turn facilitate advancements in drug delivery systems.

This Research Topic welcomes submissions that cover, but are not limited to, the following themes:

- Nanomedicine
- Imaging technology
- Cancer and stem cells
- Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 
- Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
- Biomaterials and biodevices
- Tissue engineering and a range of other applications
- Synthesis of Nanostructured and Nanoscale Materials
- Nanofabrication and Processing of Nanoscale Materials and Device
- Nanotubes, Nanorods, Molecular Nanotechnology
- Nanochips, Nanosensors and Nano-integration, Nanofluidics, Nanomachining
- Nanoscale Genomics, DNA Sequencing, Nanomedicines,
- Drug Delivery, Biomedical Nanotechnology

Keywords: Nanotechnology, non-invasive diagnostic imaging, transplanted stem cells, photoacoustic imaging, drug delivery systems


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.

Nanotechnology has established itself as a platform for high quality, interdisciplinary materials research and development that has helped to connect different disciplines and support the publishing of path-breaking research from leading researchers in academia, research laboratories, and industries. Nanotechnology is being employed for non-invasive diagnostic imaging of medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Medical imaging through nanotechnology is also being applied to tracking transplanted stem cells, which requires added contrast agents. However, current contrast agents present problems, such as metabolic degradation within the body and photobleaching, when photochemical destruction occurs.

This Research Topic is focused on evaluating various nanoparticles with unique optical and magnetic properties that can provide real-time tracking of transplanted stem cells. Along with traditional fluorescent imaging and MRI, nanoparticles have also been used to develop another method of nanoscale medical imaging - photoacoustic imaging. The technique works by the application of a photoacoustic wave, formed from thermal tissue expansion caused by a laser pulse. The resulting ultrasound emission has been employed for imaging single nanoparticles in tissue. Gold nanoparticles are particularly well suited as high contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging of stem cells, but other plasmonic nanoparticles have been tested successfully. Nanotechnology will play very important role in medical imaging that can in turn facilitate advancements in drug delivery systems.

This Research Topic welcomes submissions that cover, but are not limited to, the following themes:

- Nanomedicine
- Imaging technology
- Cancer and stem cells
- Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 
- Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
- Biomaterials and biodevices
- Tissue engineering and a range of other applications
- Synthesis of Nanostructured and Nanoscale Materials
- Nanofabrication and Processing of Nanoscale Materials and Device
- Nanotubes, Nanorods, Molecular Nanotechnology
- Nanochips, Nanosensors and Nano-integration, Nanofluidics, Nanomachining
- Nanoscale Genomics, DNA Sequencing, Nanomedicines,
- Drug Delivery, Biomedical Nanotechnology

Keywords: Nanotechnology, non-invasive diagnostic imaging, transplanted stem cells, photoacoustic imaging, drug delivery systems


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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