Bio-inspired nanomaterial-based methods for drug and gene delivery

Even with the recent rapid developments in drug discovery and gene-editing platforms, the delivery remained the bottleneck in their application. Biocompatible, non-toxic, tunable, and sustainable delivery methods will define the trajectory and success rate of many therapeutic outcomes. In this special issue, we will focus on recent progress in the area of bio-inspired nanomaterial-based methods for drug and gene delivery.

Topic Editor

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Basudeb%20Maji%2C%20PhD.webp Basudeb Maji, Ph.D.
Trivedi School of Biosciences &
Department of Chemistry
DBT Ramalingaswami Fellow
Ashoka University, AC03/506/06
Rajiv Gandhi Education City
Haryana, IN

Schedule – The dates

Abstract Submission: August 31, 2021
Article Submission: November 30, 2021
Issue completion: Feb 28, 2022

 
Field – Research area
NanoMedicine & Biomaterials
NanoChemistry and Chemistry Materials
NanoScience Nanotechnology

Participating Journal

Journal of Materials NanoScience – Nanomedicine section

Authors / Abstracts

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In vitro anticancer and antitubercular activities of cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite synthesized using deep eutectic solvent as a dispersant

In the current scenario, Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) are persuasive greener solvents for the successful synthesis of different nanostructures due to their tunable properties with enhanced applications. We report here the successful formation of a nanocomposite based on cellulose and magnetite nanoparticles. The method of isolating cellulose from fruit shells of Limonia acidissima (L.) as detailed in the work is described for the first time. Magnetite nanoparticles were synthesized through the cost effective co-precipitation method and DES embracing choline chloride and fructose were used as non-toxic dispersant for the synthesis of cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite. Various physiochemical parameters like compositional, structural, morphological and magnetic properties are analyzed using FTIR, XRD, HRTEM, SAED and VSM techniques. Anticancer and antitubercular activities, performed by MTT and LRP assays respectively, reveals that the IC50 values for cellulose, magnetite and cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite are found to be 20.65 µg/ml, 44.66 µg/ml and 8.685 µg/ml and cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite shows 51.95% inhibition at 200 µg/ml concentration against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The obtained results suggest that the prepared cellulose-magnetite nanocomposite can serve as a potential candidate for drug designing with the use of green solvents.

Authors: Swathi Pon Sakthi Sri. V, Mary George

Published in: Journal of Materials NanoScience

Link: http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/188

Clinical and Pre-Clinical advances in Medicinal Chemistry – Special Issue Chemical Biology Letters

The medicinal Chemistry, the science concerned with development of new drug molecules, has produced many new drug entities recently which has reached in the clinical trial stages of evaluation. This special issue is meant to cover the research advances in development of new drug molecules and science behind it (including molecular modeling and pharmaceutical science) along with the research advances with new molecules that has shown promising potential to move to clinical applications.

Medicinal Chemistry fraternity is invited to submit their manuscript (Research Articles, Review Articles, and Short Communications) for publication in the special issue.

Issue Editors:

Dr. Brijesh Rathi,
Associate Editor
Department of Chemistry, Hansraj College,
University of Delhi, Delhi-110007. India
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139, USA EB,
Dr. Poonam,
(Assistant Editor: Medicinal Chemistry)
Department of Chemistry, Miranda House
University of Delhi New Delhi, India

Submission

Article (Research articles and Review Articles) should be submitted online on the journal site http://www.pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/cbl as per author guidelines. Authors need to indicate submission to special issue in cover letter to editor.

Submission Deadline October 16, 2021
Issue Publication November 30 , 2021

There is no publication charges for publishing in special issue or in Chemical Biology Letters.

Editor recommended quality articles will be published with Diamond Open Access.

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Biosynthesis of Silver nanoparticles using Olive Wastewater

Biosynthesis of the metallic nanoparticle is gaining importance because it is a single-step process, nontoxic, environmentally acceptable, and easily scaled up. The present study investigated the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) via reacting olive wastewater filtrate (OWF) with silver nitrate, and the formation of AgNPs was confirmed by a color change of the reaction mixture and visible spectrophotometry. Additionally, the influence of pH, reaction time, AgNO3 concentration, temperature, and OWF volume on the proposed method was investigated. It was found that with increasing the mentioned parameters, the formation of the AgNPs was increased under the experimental conditions. The results showed that OWF represented a promising material for the biosynthesis of AgNPs.

Authors: Abdounasser Albasher Omar, Nawal Abdurazq Ahmad, Mawada Moftah Rajab, Nour Elhoda Berrisha, Amani Almabrouk Alnakkaa, Bushra Adel Alshareef, Rana Rajab Qadmour 

Published in Journal of Materials NanoScience

Link: http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/article/view/243

Medicinal applications of Saffron plant in Neurological disorders

Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) has been widely used in traditional or phytomedicine as a treatment of neurological disorders. The saffron is showing great potential to treat various neurological diseases without any apparent side effects. As there are very limited drugs available for the treatment of neurological diseases, saffron provides hope to treat the brain disorders and conditions such as anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. This brief review deals with medicinal applications of saffron plant towards neurological diseases

1,3,4 Oxadiazole: An emerging scaffold to target different growth factors and kinases

Five member heterocyclic 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their anticancer activity. Compounds containing 1,3,4-oxadiazole ring in their structure are characterised by multidirectional biological activity. The important mechanism behind tumor suppression by 1,3,4-Oxadiazole is related with the inhibition of different growth factors, enzymes and kinases etc. The 1,3,4-Oxadiazole scaffold is a five member heterocyclic ring having versatile activities and created interest for synthetic organic and medicinal chemists for the designing of novel compounds having anti- cancer activity. There are great potential in the development of the simple and small 1,3,4-oxadiazole nucleus which is present in various compounds that possess considerable pharmcological properties such as anticancer and aimed to evaluate new products. The main aim of this review article is to highlight the targeted activity of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole derivatives and their structure activity relationship to generate potential anticancer agents.

Published in: Chemical Biology Letters

Link: http://pubs.thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/cbl/article/view/163

Agricultural policies, new technologies and healthy food security

The good food and its ensured availability has been a point of contention for different countries and designing of agricultural policies for sustainable growth with plentiful availability of food for all have been in core of different governments policies throughout the world. Along that, with the passing era, new technologies has been introduced to ease the production as well as storage of food. This has impacted the working of farmers and their earnings.

The journal ‘Integrated Journal of Social Sciences‘ has opened up a new special issue to cover the understanding of different agricultural policies adopted in different countries and their impact on food security (and farmers’ earnings) and related understandings. The researchers and academic fraternity is invited to publish their research and review articles related to theme of special issue including (though not limited to):

  • Different agricultural policies adopted by different countries and impact thereof.
  • Other policies with impact on food availability (Policies, Politics, and Law for food).
  • Agriculture, Farmer and Food: History, Contemporary issues
  • New technologies and methods for growing, processing and preserving the food.
  • Relevance of farmers protest (Current Indian Farmers protest and other historical protests world over and their outcomes)
  • Culture, community, history, modernization
  • Growing of healthy food (pesticide free) nutrition rich food and impact on health (disease free life) nutritional health.
  • Different geographies and climate impact on crops and corresponding understandings
  • Environment and farmer
  • Water availability and food security
  • Population growth and food availability
  • Management of food resources, supply, distribution and availability for all.
  • Economy of agriculture, food and farmer.
  • All Scientific and Social advances relevant to agriculture, food and farmer.

Preparation and Submission of article

The research or review article manuscript should be prepared as per author guidelines provided on journal site. In brief, the manuscript should be arranged in following sequence:

Title (Running text)
Authors list (in sequence of contribution, and in format: First Name Last name)
Affiliation/Address of each author
Abstract (abstract text limit: 180-200 words)
Graphical abstract (an image/poster representing the contents of article, see details at http://pubs.iscience.in/graphical )
Main text (Introduction and other sub section according to requirement, minimum 6 pages length (with single spacing, times new roman 10 point font size).
Acknowledgement (if any)
References: average 35-40 references for research article, 60-70 references for mini-review and approx. more than 100 references for a full length review article. All references must be cross cited in the text. Style: APA or numbered. References should be cited using Mendeley.

The final manuscript must be submitted online on the journal site at http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/ijss

All submission will be peer reviewed.

There is NO publication charges or APC for publishing in the special issue.

Indian Women Scientists in Material Sciences, NanoSciences and Nanobiotechnology

The Indian Women in Science have shown their matte in past, and continuously have an impactful contribution in the advanced research fields with a notable progress in recent time. In the impression of carved out fields of science, the Women Scientists are achieving worthwhile leading achievements with excellent work in the field of Materials Sciences, NanoSciences and Nanobiotechnology. The editors of Journal of Materials NanoScience have created a special issue to cover the diligent research being conducted by women researchers in India/Indian-abroad in materials science, nanoscience, nanobiotechnology, and related smart materials fields.

The Women Scientists from India/Indian-abroad are invited to publish their research in this special issue towards a perfect collection of reflection of research advances by women researchers in the following fields
* Materials Sciences * NanoScience * Nanotechnology * Nanobiotechnology * Polymer Science * Solar Energy Materials * Smart Chip Materials * Sensors * Energy Storage Materials * Materials Chemistry * Chemistry Nanomaterials * Nanocatalysis * Biomaterials and Nanobiomaterials * Biomedical Engineering Advances * and All allied fundamental to applied field advances.

The first author and/or corresponding author must be women.

Benefits

  • Open Access : all articles published in this issue will be available freely for download, reading and distribution.
  • No publication charges, No article processing charges, no any other charges of any kind for authors (Platinum open access)
  • The expert fast processing and publishing by the editors.
  • The photograph of first/corresponding author on front cover page on the printed journal issue.
  • Free print copy of the journal to all the corresponding authors.

(An opportunity for recognized research publication, collective information, and possible collaborations in research field)

How to Submit

Prepare your manuscript as per the author guidelines provided for the journal and submit the manuscript online on journal site http://thesciencein.org/journal/index.php/jmns/ (in the cover letter mention for consideration of article for special issue)

Submission Date: Submission ongoing
Issue compilation: by 30th April 2021.

Issue Editors

Dr. Bimlesh Lochab
Department of Chemistry, Research Block,
School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University
Tehsil Dadri, UP 201314, India
Dr. Pratima Solanki
Special Centre for Nano Sciences (SCNS)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, (JNU) New Delhi- 110067. India.

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Current research advances in Science and Technology of South Africa

The Scientific and Technological research in South Africa is advancing at a notable pace and remarkable research contribution by researchers from South Africa are getting recognition world over. This special issue intend to cover the current research advances in South Africa for publication in JIST journal.

The Journal of Integrated Science and Technology has been publishing research from interdisciplinary fields of Science and Technology and as a integrated approach for covering the recent advances in the scientific and technological research, the editors of journal are considering articles for a special issue covering the current research advances in scientific and technological research from South Africa to extend an opportunity for the researchers towards priority publication of their research output.

The editors of the journal invite Research Articles, Review Articles, Short communication articles from researchers from (and working in) South Africa in the interdisciplinary research in following subjects

  • Materials Science * Physics * Environmental Science * Chemical Sciences * Polymer Science * Solar Materials * Water Research * Energy Materials * Energy Storage Materials * Engineering Sciences * Energy engineering * Application of Science and Technology Research * Biomaterials * Biological Sciences * Applied Chemistry * Physics and Chemistry of materials, * synthesis, development, properties studies and applications of different Inorganic and Organic materials and compounds * Mathematics and studies related to physical properties of materials. *Developments in Computer Sciences and engineering and applications studies *Research and advances in understanding different aspects of environment, pollution, toxicological studies, and developments in remediation / protection of environment *Engineering of new materials development, application development, * materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering and technological development in materials applications *Development of different biological materials (biomass etc) sciences, * biomaterials engineering, * polymers, and *studies in pharmaceutical sciences

How to Submit

Authors need to prepare their manuscript according the author guidelines provided on the journal site and submit online on journal site. http://pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/jist

Important Dates
Last date of submission: 20 April 2021.
Completion of Issue : 10 May 2021

Articles will be published with open access. There is NO fees or APC for publishing in this issue (Platinum Open Access – Authors do not pay any kind of charges).

Submissions are ongoing (researchers can submit now), and articles will be processed and published continuously (as we go model) till the final completion of the issue.

Issue Editors:

The articles will be edited by editors of respective sections with support of all editorial board members including
Prof. S. Khasa, (Editor-in-Chief) Department of physics, DCRUST,
Prof. Hendrik C Swart, Editor (South Africa), University of Free State,
Prof. S. Padmanaban, University of Johannesburg
and other EAB members (see the member details at journal site).

Journal of Integrated Science and Technology

Covid-19 : Evaluation, Challenges and New Avenues

Articles are invited from academic fraternity for publication in special issue for covering the issues, aspects and advances of COVID-19 pandemic. The special issue ‘Covid-19: Evaluation, Challenges and New Avenues‘ is scheduled for publication in ‘Integrated Journal of Social Sciences

Subjects covered: All fields from social sciences, arts and humanities covering Education, Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Society, Social studies, literacy, computer science, artificial intelligence, industrial impact, commerce, employment, business, personal care, disaster management, academics, COVID-19 impact, corona virus and similar other virus disease and their impact on society and human health, international relations, and all other aspects related to COVID-19 pandemic.

Integrated Journal of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary peer reviewed journal. We are now inviting research papers, review papers and case studies based on the challenges and issues posed by the current times of global pandemic of Corona Virus.

Editors:

Dr. Vinod Shanwal,
Gautam Buddha University

Annie Khanam Singh
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Gautam Buddha University. India

Submission

Article must be prepared strictly according to author guidelines provided on the journal site http://www.pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/ijss/about/submissions and submit on journal site.

This last date for submission of articles is June 30, 2020.

There is no fees for publication in this special issue.

Journal site: http://www.pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/ijss