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Women in Nanobiotechnology

New Content ItemGuest Editors: Dr Zi (Sophia) Gu (University of New South Wales, Australia),  Dr Wei Tao (Harvard Medical School, USA).

Journal of Nanobiotechnology invites submissions to a collection on Women in Nanobiotechnology.

We are proud to announce the inaugural collection featuring Women in Nanobiotechnology (WiN). Women researchers have made enormous contributions to knowledge advancement in the field of nanobiotechnology. However, it has been noted that the STEM fields, including nanobiotechnology, have remained predominantly male with low participation of women. The WiN collection aims to highlight female researchers’ achievements and their significant contributions to the nanobiotechnology field, and to encourage more women to participate in science and technology, towards gender equity and equality in the scientific community. Taking the WiN as a starting point, we hope to create a progressive, inclusive environment that encourages more women in nanobiotechnology research to lead and excel.

Submissions of original Research Article and Review papers, having corresponding authors who are women, are invited to this ongoing collection. Please submit via journal online submission system and indicate at the Additional Information stage of submission that you are submitting to the Women in Nanobiotechnology collection. All manuscripts received will be subject to editorial triage and peer review as is standard for the journal.

Articles will be published continuously in the main journal and highlighted on the collection homepage as soon as they are ready.

  1. Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCMs) have been used for centuries for the treatment and management of various diseases. However, their effective delivery to targeted sites may be a major challenge due to their...

    Authors: Chong Qiu, Jun Zhe Zhang, Bo Wu, Cheng Chao Xu, Huan Huan Pang, Qing Chao Tu, Yu Qian Lu, Qiu Yan Guo, Fei Xia and Ji Gang Wang
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:456
  2. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a traumatic condition of the central nervous system that causes paralysis of the limbs. Micro electric fields (EF) have been implicated in a novel therapeutic approach for nerve inj...

    Authors: Kewei Li, Zhong Liu, Peipei Wu, Shenyuan Chen, Min Wang, Wenhui Liu, Leilei Zhang, Song Guo, Yanbin Liu, Pengcheng Liu, Beiting Zhang, Lin Tao, Hua Ding, Hui Qian and Qiang Fu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:451
  3. Immune therapy that targets PD-L1 (programmed cell death-ligand 1) is attractive to augment immune response by breaking the programmed cell death-1 (PD-1)/PD-L1 axis. However, T cell exhaustion associated with...

    Authors: Jinlin Zhang, Mingyue Wang, Doudou He, Liang Zhang, Tianqing Liu and Kaikai Wang
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:420
  4. Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is a rare but highly aggressive kind of thyroid cancer. Various therapeutic methods have been considered for the treatment of ATC, but its prognosis remains poor. With the adven...

    Authors: Jingjing Wang, Jie Tan, Bian Wu, Ruolin Wu, Yanmei Han, Chenyang Wang, Zairong Gao, Dawei Jiang and Xiaotian Xia
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:374
  5. Usually, wounds recover in four to six weeks. Wounds that take longer time than this to heal are referred to as chronic wounds. Impaired healing can be caused by several circumstances like hypoxia, microbial c...

    Authors: Alyaa Farid, Adham Ooda, Ahmed Nabil, Areej Nasser, Esraa Ahmed, Fatma Ali, Fatma Mohamed, Habiba Farid, Mai Badran, Mariam Ahmed, Mariam Ibrahim, Mariam Rasmy, Martina Saleeb, Vereena Riad, Yousr Ibrahim and Neveen Madbouly
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:373
  6. Macrophages are highly plastic innate immune cells that play key roles in host defense, tissue repair, and homeostasis maintenance. In response to divergent stimuli, macrophages rapidly alter their functions a...

    Authors: Baolong Liu, Phuong Linh Nguyen, Han Yu, Xingzhi Li, Huiren Wang, Jeffrey Price, Meng Niu, Chittibabu Guda, Xiao Cheng, Xinghui Sun, Regis Moreau, Amanda Ramer-Tait, Michael J. Naldrett, Sophie Alvarez and Jiujiu Yu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:352
  7. Carmustine (BCNU), a vital type of chloroethylnitrosourea (CENU), inhibits tumor cells growth by inducing DNA damage at O6 position of guanine and eventually forming dG-dC interstrand cross-links (ICLs). However,...

    Authors: Duo Li, Ting Ren, Yunxuan Ge, Xiaoli Wang, Guohui Sun, Na Zhang, Lijiao Zhao and Rugang Zhong
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:291
  8. Red blood cells (RBCs) are the most abundant cells in the body, possessing unique biological and physical properties. RBCs have demonstrated outstanding potential as delivery vehicles due to their low immunoge...

    Authors: Mengran Chen, Yamei Leng, Chuan He, Xuefeng Li, Lei Zhao, Ying Qu and Yu Wu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:288
  9. Implant infections caused by biofilm forming bacteria are a major threat in orthopedic surgery. Delivering antibiotics directly to an implant affected by a bacterial biofilm via superparamagnetic nanoporous si...

    Authors: Andras Polyak, Heidi Harting, Nina Angrisani, Timo Herrmann, Nina Ehlert, Jessica Meißner, Michael Willmann, Silav Al-Bazaz, Tobias L. Ross, Jens P. Bankstahl and Janin Reifenrath
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:270
  10. In recent years, crop production has expanded due to the variety of commercially available species. This increase in production has led to global competition and the search for biostimulant products that impro...

    Authors: Jorge J. O. Garza-García, José A. Hernández-Díaz, Janet M. León-Morales, Gilberto Velázquez-Juárez, Adalberto Zamudio-Ojeda, Jenny Arratia-Quijada, Oscar K. Reyes-Maldonado, Julio C. López-Velázquez and Soledad García-Morales
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:252
  11. Enterocyte uptake with high binding efficiency and minor endogenous interference remains a challenge in oral nanocarrier delivery. Enterocyte membrane-biomimetic lipids may universally cooperate with endogenou...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Gu, Rongguang Zhang, Yingwei Sun, Xinyi Ai, Yu Wang, Yaqi Lyu, Xiaoyu Wang, Yihan Wu, Zhi Wang, Nianping Feng and Ying Liu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:206
  12. Dihydroartemisinin (DHA), a natural product derived from the herbal medicine Artemisia annua, is recently used as a novel anti-cancer agent. However, some intrinsic disadvantages limit its potential for clinic...

    Authors: Yuanliang Yan, Xiaoxin Yang, Ning Han, Yuanhong Liu, Qiuju Liang, Liu-Gen Li, Jun Hu, Tong-Fei Li and Zhijie Xu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:204
  13. Certain chemotherapeutics can induce tumor cells’ immunogenic cell death (ICD), release tumor antigens, and thereby trigger personalized antitumor immune responses. Co-delivery of adjuvants using nanocarriers ...

    Authors: Bing Ma, Yingying Ma, Bo Deng, Pengjun Xiao, Pengyu Huang, Dali Wang and Lanxia Liu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:171
  14. The biogenic synthesis of metallic nanoparticles is a green alternative that reduces the toxicity of this nanomaterials and may enable a synergy between the metallic core and the biomolecules employed in the p...

    Authors: Tatiane Pasquoto-Stigliani, Mariana Guilger-Casagrande, Estefânia V. R. Campos, Tais Germano-Costa, Natalia Bilesky-José, Bianca B. Migliorini, Leandro O. Feitosa, Bruno T. Sousa, Halley C. de Oliveira, Leonardo F. Fraceto and Renata Lima
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:166
  15. Sorafenib resistance poses therapeutic challenges in HCC treatment, in which cancer stem cells (CSCs) plays a crucial role. CRISPR/Cas9 can be utilized as a potential technique to overcome the drug resistance....

    Authors: Cong He, Doulathunnisa Jaffar Ali, Yuhua Qi, Yumin Li, Beicheng Sun, Rui Liu, Bo Sun and Zhongdang Xiao
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:154
  16. Nanobiotechnology, as a novel and more specialized branch of science, has provided a number of nanostructures such as nanoparticles, by utilizing the methods, techniques, and protocols of other branches of sci...

    Authors: Yogesh Dutt, Ramendra Pati Pandey, Mamta Dutt, Archana Gupta, Arpana Vibhuti, Jasmina Vidic, V. Samuel Raj, Chung-Ming Chang and Anjali Priyadarshini
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:148
  17. The lack of predictive models that mimic the blood–brain barrier (BBB) hinders the development of effective drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. Animal models behave differently from humans, are expensive and...

    Authors: Sujey Palma-Florez, Adrián López-Canosa, Francisco Moralez-Zavala, Oscar Castaño, Marcelo J. Kogan, Josep Samitier, Anna Lagunas and Mònica Mir
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:115
  18. The past few years have witnessed a significant increase in research related to plant-derived extracellular vesicles (PDEVs) in biological and medical applications. Using biochemical technologies, multiple ind...

    Authors: Zhijie Xu, Yuzhen Xu, Kui Zhang, Yuanhong Liu, Qiuju Liang, Abhimanyu Thakur, Wei Liu and Yuanliang Yan
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:114
  19. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common pathological type of LC and ranks as the leading cause of cancer deaths. Circulating exosomes have emerged as a valuable biomarker for the diagnosis of NSC...

    Authors: Fanyu Meng, Wenjun Yu, Minjia Niu, Xiaoting Tian, Yayou Miao, Xvelian Li, Yan Zhou, Lifang Ma, Xiao Zhang, Kun Qian, Yongchun Yu, Jiayi Wang and Lin Huang
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:104
  20. Excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) in nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs) promote extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and cellular inflammatory responses by activating a variety of cellular pathways, ultimat...

    Authors: Hao Yu, Yun Teng, Jun Ge, Ming Yang, Haifeng Xie, Tianyi Wu, Qi Yan, Mengting Jia, Qing Zhu, Yanping Shen, Lianxue Zhang and Jun Zou
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:99
  21. Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory disease. Hormonal and surgical treatments are the most commonly used clinical therapies, but they have many sides effects or are traumatic to the bod...

    Authors: Shasha Zhu, Jiqian Zhang, Nairui Xue, Xiaoling Zhu, Fenfen Li, Qingqing Dai, Xin Qing, Dawei Chen, Xuesheng Liu, Zhaolian Wei and Yunxia Cao
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:81
  22. Wound repair, along with skin appendage regeneration, is challenged by insufficient angiogenesis and neural regeneration. Therefore, promoting both proangiogenic and neuro-regenerative therapeutic effects is e...

    Authors: Tiejun Yuan, Minhong Tan, Yang Xu, Qiyao Xiao, Hui Wang, Chen Wu, Fulun Li and Lihua Peng
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:38
  23. The adoption of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) substantially extends the life expectancy and quality of HIV-infected patients. Yet, eliminating the latent reservoirs of HIV to achieve a cure remains an unmet nee...

    Authors: Leila Fotooh Abadi, Pramod Kumar, Kishore Paknikar, Virendra Gajbhiye and Smita Kulkarni
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:19
  24. Oral administration offered a painless way and improved compliance for diabetics. However, the emerging GLP-1 analog peptide drugs for diabetes primarily rely on the injection route, and the development of ora...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Bao, Kang Qian, Mengjiao Xu, Yi Chen, Hao Wang, Ting Pan, Zhengyi Wang, Ping Yao and Li Lin
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:16
  25. Although the promising advancements of current therapeutic approaches is available for the squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients, the clinical treatment of SCC still faces many difficulties. The surgical irre...

    Authors: Peisen Zhang, Yingying Cui, Jian Wang, Junwei Cheng, Lichong Zhu, Chuang Liu, Saisai Yue, Runxin Pang, Jiaoqiong Guan, Bixia Xie, Ni Zhang, Meng Qin, Lihong Jing, Yi Hou and Yue Lan
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:4
  26. The kidney is a vital organ responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the human body. However, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common malignancy of the urinary system and represents a serious threat to human ...

    Authors: Ruolin Wu, Keshan Wang, Yongkang Gai, Mengting Li, Jingjing Wang, Chenyang Wang, Yajing Zhang, Zhiwei Xiao, Dawei Jiang, Zairong Gao and Xiaotian Xia
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:3
  27. Ocular diseases are increasingly influencing people’s quality of life. Complicated inflammatory mechanisms involved in the pathogenic process of ocular diseases make inflammation-targeting treatment a potentia...

    Authors: Lianfei Fang, Jin Liu, Zeyang Liu and Huifang Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:496
  28. Pathogenic microorganism pollution has been a challenging public safety issue, attracting considerable scientific interest. A more problematic aspect of this phenomenon is that planktonic bacteria exacerbate b...

    Authors: Qian Wang, Qingshan Shi, Yulian Li, Shunying Lu and Xiaobao Xie
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:492
  29. Despite being a promising strategy, current chemotherapy for gastric cancer (GC) is limited due to adverse side effects and poor survival rates. Therefore, new drug-delivery platforms with good biocompatibilit...

    Authors: Rongbo Wang, Keum-yun Ha, Sanjeevram Dhandapani and Yeon-Ju Kim
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:441
  30. Although combination chemoimmunotherapy shows promising clinical results for cancer treatment, this approach is largely restricted by variable objective response rate and severe systemic adverse effects of imm...

    Authors: Jun Gu, Gang Zhao, Jiangkun Yu, Pei Xu, Jiabin Yan, Zhengshuai Jin, Sheng Chen, Yong Wang, Leshuai W. Zhang and Yangyun Wang
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:372
  31. The failure of orthopedic and dental implants is mainly caused by biomaterial-associated infections and poor osseointegration. Surface modification of biomedical materials plays a significant role in enhancing...

    Authors: Libin Lu, Jiaru Zhang, Kai Guan, Jin Zhou, Fusong Yuan and Yingchun Guan
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:365
  32. The conversion of tumor-promoting M2 macrophage phenotype to tumor-suppressing M1 macrophages is a promising therapeutic approach for cancer treatment. However, the tumor normally provides an abundance of M2 m...

    Authors: Yongmei Zhao, Yuanlin Zheng, Yan Zhu, Hongyun Li, Hongyan Zhu and Tianqing Liu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:359
  33. In this study, we used the nanoparticle delivery system to reduce the side effect of conventional cancer treatment- radiation therapy and chemotherapy. We used rice husk silicon source mesoporous silica nanopa...

    Authors: Zui-Harng Lee, Meng-Feng Lee, Jung-Huang Chen, Min-Hsuan Tsou, Zhi-Yuan Wu, Cheng-Zhang Lee, Yu-Ya Huang, Showe-Mei Lin and Hsiu-Mei Lin
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:298
  34. Two-dimensional ultrathin Ti3C2 (MXene) nanosheets have been extensively explored for various biomedical applications. However, safety issues and the effects of Ti3C2 on human health remain poorly understood.

    Authors: Yixian Wen, Le Hu, Jian Li, Yanqing Geng, Yang Yang, Jing Wang, Xuemei Chen, Liliang Yu, Hongyu Tang, Tingli Han, Yongxiu Yang and Xueqing Liu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2022 20:108