Editor: Maria Luisa Bondì

Frontiers in Nanomedicine

Volume 1

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Library License: US $316
ISSN: 2405-9129 (Print)
ISSN: 2405-9137 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-047-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-046-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2015


Frontiers in Nanomedicine offers an up-to-date understanding of nanomaterials to readers having clinical or biomolecular research interests. Scientists, both aspiring and experienced, will find, in each volume, a comprehensive overview of current molecular strategies for using nanoscale materials in medicine. This volume explains the use of nanotechnology in medicine to improve the diagnosis of disease and the role of nanoparticles in targeted drug delivery systems for theranostic applications. This volume also covers the applications of nanoparticles in breast cancer research, liver disease therapy and Alzheimer’s disease treatment.


- Pp. i
Giovanna Pitarresi
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- Pp. ii-iii (2)
Maria Luisa Bondì, Chiara Botto, Erika Amore
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-vi (3)
Maria Luisa Bondì, Chiara Botto, Erika Amore
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Nanoparticles for Diagnostics and Imaging

- Pp. 3-46 (44)
Miguel Larguinho, Sara Figueiredo, Ana Cordeiro, Fábio Ferreira Carlos, Milton Cordeiro, Pedro Pedrosa, Pedro V. Baptista
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Emerging Use of Nanotechnology for the Treatment of Liver Diseases

- Pp. 47-83 (37)
Melchiorre Cervello, Lydia Giannitrapani, Maria Rita Emma, Giuseppa Augello, Antonella Cusimano, Daniele Balasus, Antonina Azzolina, Maurizio Soresi, Giuseppe Montalto
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Galactose-Decorated Polymeric Carriers for Hepatocyte-Selective Drug Targeting

- Pp. 84-107 (24)
Emanuela Fabiola Craparo, Gennara Cavallaro
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Nanomedicine for Delivery of Drugs in Breast Cancer: Recent Advances and Prospects

- Pp. 108-160 (53)
Silvia Arpicco
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Applications of Nanoparticles for Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis and/or Treatment

- Pp. 161-221 (61)
Spyridon Mourtas, Eleni Markoutsa, Athanassios Skouras, Konstantina Papadia, Sophia G. Antimisiaris
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Non-Viral Nano-Vectors for Nucleic Acid Delivery

- Pp. 222-255 (34)
S. R. Simon Ting, Eun Hee Min, Michael B. Cortie, Hung T. Nguyen, Gyorgy Hutvagner
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Subject Index

- Pp. 256-260 (5)
Maria Luisa Bondì, Chiara Botto, Erika Amore
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.Role of Nanotechnology in Cancer Therapy.
.Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications and their Fascinating Attributes.
.Introduction to Carbon Nanomaterials.