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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.


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  1. The cryopreservation and transplantation of ovarian tissue underscore its paramount importance in safeguarding reproductive capacity and ameliorating reproductive disorders. However, challenges persist in ovar...

    Authors: Min Jiang, Guo-Hui Zhang, Yuan Yu, Yu-Hong Zhao, Jun Liu, Qin Zeng, Meng-Yue Feng, Fei Ye, Dong-Sheng Xiong, Li Wang, Ya-Nan Zhang, Ling Yu, Jia-Jing Wei, Li-Bing He, Weiwei Zhi, Xin-Rong Du…
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:330
  2. The non-toxic self-crosslinked hydrogel films designed from biocompatible materials allow for controlled drug release and have gathered remarkable attention from healthcare professionals as wound dressing mate...

    Authors: Garima Sharma, Jomon George Joy, Ashish Ranjan Sharma and Jin-Chul Kim
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:323
  3. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have played a significant role in facilitating tumor immune escape and inducing an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Eliminating MDSCs and tumor cells remains a...

    Authors: Xiaojie Zhang, Qiangwei Liang, Yongjin Cao, Ting Yang, Min An, Zihan Liu, Jiayu Yang and Yanhua Liu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:319
  4. Adoptive cellular immunotherapy as a promising and alternative cancer therapy platform is critical for future clinical applications. Natural killer (NK) cells have attracted attention as an important type of i...

    Authors: Jingge Lian, Meng Li, Meng Duan, Yaqian Sun, Zilin Wang, Xinyu Guo, Jingchao Li, Guo Gao and Kangan Li
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:313
  5. Nanoplastics, are emerging pollutants, present a potential hazard to food security and human health. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (Nano-TiO2), serving as nano-fertilizer in agriculture, may be important in alle...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Yang, Ke Feng, Guo Wang, Shifang Zhang, Juan Zhao, Xiangyang Yuan and Jianhong Ren
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:262
  6. Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by extensive loss of function or death of brain cells, hampering the life quality of patients. Brain-targeted drug delivery is challenging, with a low success rate ...

    Authors: Ricardo Moreira, Clévio Nóbrega, Luís Pereira de Almeida and Liliana Mendonça
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:260
  7. Two-dimensional ultrathin Ti3C2 (MXene) nanosheets have gained significant attention in various biomedical applications. Although previous studies have described the accumulation and associated damage of Ti3C2 na...

    Authors: Limei Yang, Zhiting He, Le Hu, Hongyu Tang, Yanqing Geng, Qiaoyan Tan, Yue Zhang, Yixian Wen, Wei Wu, Huayan Gu and Xueqing Liu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:242
  8. Development of ferroptosis-inducible nanoplatforms with high efficiency and specificity is highly needed and challenging in tumor ferrotherapy. Here, we demonstrate highly effective tumor ferrotherapy using ir...

    Authors: Panpan Xue, Huilan Zhuang, Tingjie Bai, Xuemei Zeng, Jinpeng Deng, Sijie Shao and Shuangqian Yan
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:228
  9. Despite the advent of numerous targeted therapies in clinical practice, anthracyclines, including doxorubicin (DOX), continue to play a pivotal role in breast cancer (BC) treatment. DOX directly disrupts DNA r...

    Authors: Marta Sevieri, Francesco Andreata, Francesco Mainini, Lorena Signati, Francesca Piccotti, Marta Truffi, Arianna Bonizzi, Leopoldo Sitia, Claudia Pigliacelli, Carlo Morasso, Barbara Tagliaferri, Fabio Corsi and Serena Mazzucchelli
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:184

    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:288

  10. Early-onset bone dysplasia is a common manifestation of hypophosphatasia (HPP), an autosomal inherited disease caused by ALPL mutation. ALPL ablation induces prototypical premature bone ageing characteristics,...

    Authors: Jiayi Dong, Wanmin Zhao, Jiangdong Zhao, Ji Chen, Ping Liu, Xueni Zheng, Dehua Li, Yang Xue and Hongzhi Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:172
  11. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and AXL tyrosine kinase receptor are known to be involved in the SARS-CoV-2 entry of the host cell. Therefore, targeting ACE2 and AXL should be an effective strategy to i...

    Authors: Jia-You Fang, Kuo-Yen Huang, Tong-Hong Wang, Zih-Chan Lin, Chin-Chuan Chen, Sui-Yuan Chang, En-Li Chen, Tai-Ling Chao, Shuenn-Chen Yang, Pan-Chyr Yang and Chi-Yuan Chen
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:169
  12. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) combined with antiangiogenic therapy have shown encouraging clinical benefits for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Nevertheless, t...

    Authors: Huizhen Yang, Weiwei Mu, Shijun Yuan, Han Yang, Lili Chang, Xiao Sang, Tong Gao, Shuang Liang, Xiaoqing Liu, Shunli Fu, Zipeng Zhang, Yongjun Liu and Na Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:137
  13. Traditional eye drops are administered via topical instillation. However, frequent dosing is needed due to their relatively rapid precorneal removal and low ocular bioavailability. To address these issues, ste...

    Authors: Bo Tang, Qiuxiang Wang, Guowei Zhang, Aiwen Zhang, Lu Zhu, Rongrong Zhao, Hongwei Gu, Jie Meng, Junfang Zhang and Guihua Fang
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:130
  14. Wounds are one of the most common health issues, and the cost of wound care and healing has continued to increase over the past decade. In recent years, there has been growing interest in developing innovative...

    Authors: Wanqing Zou, Jing Lu, Luyong Zhang and Duanping Sun
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:113
  15. Plant-derived nanovesicles (PDNVs) are a novelty in medical and agrifood environments, with several studies exploring their functions and potential applications. Among fruits, apples (sp. Malus domestica) have gr...

    Authors: Martina Trentini, Ilaria Zanolla, Elena Tiengo, Federica Zanotti, Eduardo Sommella, Fabrizio Merciai, Pietro Campiglia, Danilo Licastro, Margherita Degasperi, Luca Lovatti, Massimo Bonora, Alberto Danese, Paolo Pinton and Barbara Zavan
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:68
  16. Coordination between osteo-/angiogenesis and the osteoimmune microenvironment is essential for effective bone repair with biomaterials. As a highly personalized and precise biomaterial suitable for repairing c...

    Authors: Shi-Yuan Yang, Yu-Ning Zhou, Xing-Ge Yu, Ze-Yu Fu, Can-Can Zhao, Yue Hu, Kai-Li Lin and Yuan-Jin Xu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:59
  17. With the immense progress in drug delivery systems (DDS) and the rise of nanotechnology, challenges such as target specificity remain. The vesicle-vector system (VVS) is a delivery system that uses lipid-based...

    Authors: Christine Ardelle Marquez, Cho-Im Oh, Gna Ahn, Woo-Ri Shin, Yang-Hoon Kim and Ji-Young Ahn
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2024 22:6
  18. Comprehensively understanding the female reproductive system is crucial for safeguarding fertility and preventing diseases concerning women's health. With the capacity to simulate the intricate physio- and pat...

    Authors: Jinfeng Yan, Tong Wu, Jinjin Zhang, Yueyue Gao, Jia-Min Wu and Shixuan Wang
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:490
  19. Over the past years, the development of innovative smart wound dressings is revolutionizing wound care management and research. Specifically, in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds, three-dimensional (3D) bi...

    Authors: Letizia Ferroni, Ugo D’Amora, Chiara Gardin, Sara Leo, Luca Dalla Paola, Elena Tremoli, Alessandro Giuliani, Laura Calzà, Alfredo Ronca, Luigi Ambrosio and Barbara Zavan
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:469
  20. Chemotherapy can cause severe pain for patients, but there are currently no satisfactory methods of pain relief. Enhancing the efficacy of chemotherapy to reduce the side effects of high-dose chemotherapeutic ...

    Authors: Xin Qing, Renbin Dou, Peng Wang, Mengni Zhou, Chenchen Cao, Huiwen Zhang, Gaolin Qiu, Zhilai Yang, Jiqian Zhang, Hu Liu, Shasha Zhu and Xuesheng Liu
    Citation: Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2023 21:462
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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