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Advances and Prospect of Nanotechnology in Stem Cells

Zheng, Wang and Jing, Ruan and Daxiang, Cui (2009) Advances and Prospect of Nanotechnology in Stem Cells. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (7). pp. 593-605. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)


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In recent years, stem cell nanotechnology has emerged as a new exciting field. Theoretical and experimental studies of interaction between nanomaterials or nanostructures and stem cells have made great advances. The importance of nanomaterials, nanostructures, and nanotechnology to the fundamental developments in stem cells-based therapies for injuries and degenerative diseases has been recognized. In particular, the effects of structure and properties of nanomaterials on the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells have become a new interdisciplinary frontier in regeneration medicine and material science. Here we review some of the main advances in this field over the past few years, explore the application prospects, and discuss the issues, approaches and challenges, with the aim of improving application of nanotechnology in the stem cells research and development.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanomaterials - Nanostructure - Nanotechnology - Stem cells - Regeneration medicine
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:7078
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:26 Aug 2009 16:55
Last Modified:26 Aug 2009 16:55

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