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Nano LIFE
A new journal in nano and life science by World Scientific

The tremendous success in developing new nanomaterial and fostering technological innovation arises from its focus on interdisciplinary research and collaboration between physical and medical scientists. The concept of nanobiomedicine is one of the most important ideas ever generated by the applications of nanoscience to medical fields. Although there have been extensive interdisciplinary activities, major collaborative efforts are still needed to jointly address some of the most challenging issues in life and medical sciences.


A new scientific journal: Nano LIFE has been recently established (http://www.worldscinet.com/nl/nl.shtml) and published by World Scientific. Nano LIFE is a quarterly international journal publishing peer-reviewed research in all fields of nano and biomedical sciences. The emphasis of the journal is based on its originality, importance, and interdisciplinary nature between nano and life sciences. Nano LIFE also provides current news and interpretations of critical issues in nanomedicine that caters to scientific communities and the general public.

Nano LIFE will effectively facilitate interactions and collaborations between the nano and medical research communities that are more focused in solving key problems based on emerging nanoscience and technologies. This journal is also addressed to researchers in a broad spectrum of materials, chemical, biological and medical sciences, and engineering. In addition, it summarizes the wealth of experimental results in both nanomaterials and biomedicine and introduces new aspects of nanoscience relevant to biological and medical applications. It also demonstrates new trends in the field and cultivates a new research community in both frontier research and higher education.

The inaugural issue of Nano LIFE includes review articles authored by authorities in both nano and biomedical sciences, and original research results that will address the most critical challenges in nanoscience and biomedicine. Nano LIFE aims to publish top and frontier research results from the interdisciplinary nano and biomedicine communities covering the following topics:

Nanoscience

  • Nanostructures and their properties
  • Fluorescent nanomaterials
  • Magnetic nanomaterials
  • Smart nanomaterials for sensors and transducers
  • Quantum dots
  • Novel nanodevices
  • Integrated multifunctional nanoparticles
  • Semiconducting devices based on nanomaterials
  • Computer simulation of nanostructures
  • Nanomechanics
  • Nanosurface structures
  • Nanosurface modifications
  • Nanosurface chemistry
  • Intelligent nanobehaviors
  • Nanogenerators
  • Nanorobots
Nanobiomedicine
  • Scintillation crystal materials for medical PET imaging devices
  • Multimode imaging
  • Intelligent nanoscale contrast agents for imaging and treatment
  • Early cancer diagnosis
  • Molecular diagnostics and disease pathology
  • Drug storage, targeting and delivery
  • Nanotech approaches to drug design
  • Biologicals and targeted therapies
  • Biological basis of compound activity
  • Pharmacology and toxicology of nanoparticles
  • Using biological building blocks to create novel materials and devices
  • Mechanics of biological and bioinspired materials
  • Using materials to probe, alter, and control biological responses
  • Understanding biological responses to implanted or injected materials
  • Gene delivery
Life and Medical Sciences
  • Computational biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Imaging
  • Stem Cells
  • Biosurfaces and biointerfaces
  • Cellular transport
  • Protein-protein interactions
  • Subcellular targeting
  • Simulation of biological systems
  • Systems approaches
  • Genome analyses and techniques
  • Cellular and molecular dynamics
  • Gene therapy
  • Drug kinetics
  • Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Editorial Board

Physical Science Editor-in-Chief
Donglu Shi, Ph.D.
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Cincinnati
493 Rhodes Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0012, USA
Tel: 513 556 3100
Fax: 513 556 2569
Email: shid@email.uc.edu
Web: www.eng.uc.edu/~dshi

Medical Science Editor-in-Chief
Peter Daniel (Oncology), M.D.
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology
Charité - Campus Berlin-Buch
Humboldt University
Lindenberger Weg 80, 13125 Berlin-Buch, Germany
Email: pdaniel@mdc-berlin.de

Associate Editors

Michael Andreeff (Hematology and Genetic Therapies) (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA)
Ian Baker (Biomedical Engineering) (Dartmouth College, USA)
Claus Belka (Radiation Oncology) (Ludwig Maximilians University, München, Germany)
David A. Cardwell (Materials Science) (University of Cambridge, UK)
Johan Engbersen (Biomedical Engineering) (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Rodney C. Ewing (Materials Science) (The University of Michigan, USA)
Wallace Ip (Cancer and Cell Biology) (University of Cincinnati, USA) (/i>
Ali Khademhosseini (Nanomedicine) (Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA)
Andreas Lendlein (Biomaterials) (GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht, Germany)
Thomas J. McCarthy (Polymer Science) (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA)
William L. Murphy (Biomedical Engineering) (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Roger J. Narayan (Biomaterials) (University of North Carolina, USA)
C. M. Paleos (Nanobiomedicine) (NCSR "Demokritos", Greece)
Robert Preissner (Biochemistry) (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Rod Ruoff (Nanomaterials) (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Raymond M. Schiffelers (Pharmaceutical) (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Klaus Schulze-Osthoff (Medical Biochemistry and Cell Death) (Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany)
David N. Seidman (Materials Science) (Northwestern University, USA)
Hubert Serve (Hematology/Oncology) (J.W. Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany)
Dean G. Tang (Cancer Stem Cells) (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA)
Zhong Lin (Z. L.) Wang (Nanoscience) (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

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