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Cs adsorption by Mn‒Fe-based Prussian blue analogs formed in agarose gel

AoS. Cs adsorption by Mn‒Fe-based Prussian blue analogs formed in agarose gel

The Fukushima nuclear accident triggered a massive release of radioactive cesium (Cs) isotopes into the environment and generated a large amount of contaminated water. Because Cs isotopes pose serious threats to the environment (particularly the aquatic environment),

Intestinal inflammation mediated by silver nanoparticles is prevented by dietary flavonoids

AoS. Intestinal inflammation mediated by silver nanoparticles is prevented by dietary flavonoids

The interest in silver nanoparticles (AgNP) has been growing exponentially around the world, due to their unique physical, chemical and biological properties, as evidenced by their wide application in numerous products of our daily lives. In fact,

Antifouling photo-bactericidal combined effect of a Ag@nanoMOF

AoS. Antifouling photo-bactericidal combined effect

The formation of bacterial biofilm on surfaces occurs naturally and its inhibition and treatment to limit the propagation of infectious diseases is still an unsolved challenge. Traditionally, several antibiotics have been used to mitigate the formation of

Nanomaterials as promising alternative in the infection treatment

AoS. Nanomaterials as Promising Alternative in the Infection Treatment.

Nanotechnology offers groundbreaking solutions for the management of infections in the current era when the vast majority of antibiotics has become inefficient. Overcoming antimicrobial resistance and biofilm formation constitute a major challenge.  In this review, we focus

Imaging metal nanoparticle adsorption on graphene aerogels

AoS. Imaging metal nanoparticle adsorption on graphene aerogels.

The functionalization of porous carbon aerogels and sponge-like materials with metal nanoparticles (NPs) has shown significant promise for several applications, including energy storage and harvesting and environmental remediation. Methods for imaging the internal structure of these porous

Impact of temperature on physicochemical and biological properties of silver-silica nanocomposite

AoS. Impact of temperature on physicochemical and biological properties.

The future of a well-known consumer world seems to be closely related to multifunctional engineering nanomaterials fulfilling a completely new role comparing them with the traditional structures and products. Such materials are inclined to sophisticated applications e.g.

Fullerene soot nanoparticles impose threat to glial cell community

AoS. Fullerene soot nanoparticles impose threat to glial cell community

Nanotechnology principally deals with engineering or fine tuning of functional matters at their molecular level. The field has generated an exciting scientific attention globally because of the innumerable possibilities it holds. Since it offers opportunities to mold

Green synthesized Ag/AgCl nanoparticles using Malva Sylvestris aqueous leaf extracts

Biosyntheis and characterization of nanoparticles. AoS

Nanoparticles are molecular or atomic aggregations with a size range of 1-100 nm. Their physical and chemical properties are different from bulk materials with the same formula. They can be produced by chemical, physical and green methods;

High potential polymer carriers to enhance antibiotic efficiency in bacterial biofilms

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a frequent genetic disease resulting in chronic and difficult-to-treat pulmonary infections and inflammation that needs a lifelong treatment with aggressive antibiotic therapy by oral, intravenous or inhaled routes. The most abundant bacterial species

Superradient and subradient emission of molecules coupled via plasmons

A physical dipole consists of two equal and opposite point charges. Atoms and molecules can be viewed like oscillating dipoles, picturing each atom as a tiny antenna emitting electromagnetic waves. The excited atomic states are relaxing to

Nanotechnology, is it something useful for future agriculture?

Nanotechnology has been applied in various fields – biomedicine, electronic devices, renewable energy   optical electronic medicine, physics, pharmaceutics. Does it have a place in agriculture? It is generally accepted that manipulation of a crop’s native microbiome represents

Magnetic NPs for automatic speciation analysis of inorganic arsenic in environmental water samples

Magnetic NPs for automatic speciation analysis

Arsenic is a ubiquitous element in the environment originated from natural sources as well as human activities. This element has been identified as a public health problem because it has serious toxic effects even at low exposure

How can we make nanoparticles more effective against cancer?

Chemotherapy is an integral part of the present cancer treatment paradigm, despite its common and severe side effects. Nanotechnology provides a plethora of promising avenues for overcoming chemotherapy limitations. Drug encapsulation within nanoparticles helps to retain it

New inflammatory properties of nanoparticles (NPs): NPs can alter the biology of human eosinophils

The term nanoparticles (NPs) refer to particles with a very small size ranging in the nanometer scale. One nanometer (nm) is a unit of measure corresponding to a billionth of a meter. In general, the definition of

DIY materials will allow scientists and engineers to re-make the world

Human development has been based on making the best possible use of natural materials and resources – initially plants, wood, stone and metals, before the evolution of man-made materials such as plastics. All of these kinds of

Bimetallic nanoparticles-based biosensor for managing diabetes

The glycated hemoglobin test gives the information about average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. It’s also called HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin test, and glycohemoglobin. Persons who have diabetes require this test regularly

How engineered nanoparticles are affecting the treatment of wastewater

In recent years, engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) have been incorporated into a variety of consumer products such as technology, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and clothing to name but a few. ENPs can be defined as intentionally created particles sized 1-100

Unmet clinical needs in the treatment of systemic fungal infections. Reformulating repurposed drugs such as amphotericin B

A recent increase in the frequency of fungal infections has led to a higher number of fungal species that can cause these pathologies, as well as a decrease in the number of effective treatments against them due

Nanosensor for diabetes management

Diabetes is a major health concern for millions around the world. In addition to the analysis of free glucose level in blood, glucose bound to haemoglobin (HbA1c) is considered to be a very useful diagnostic marker for

Electrically controlled insulin release

Stimuli responsive materials are promising for designing the next generation of drug delivery systems. Such materials would enable drugs to be released on-demand or in response to patient needs, specifically at the target site, minimizing side effects.