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Professor and Chair Thomas Webster and Professor Ming Su Featured as Opinion Leaders in International Journal of Nanomedicine Videos

Open Outlook: Nanomedicine is a series of concise video-based perspectives from international key opinion leaders that look at the “Biomedical perspectives of novel biomaterials” in a celebration of 10 years of the journal. This new video series reflects the increased use of multimedia content in scholarly communication.

In the video “Why does nanomedicine work?”, Thomas Webster, Professor and Department Chair, Chemical Engineering and Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering, describes why (scientifically) nanomedicine has helped to treat numerous diseases. “It is well known that nanomaterials can increase tissue growth from bone or cartilage to cardiovascular tissue. It is now well established that these small materials have unique properties to control and enhance cell functions. More recent studies are demonstrating that nanomaterials can decrease infection without using antibiotics, moreover they can limit inflammation and treat cancer without using pharmaceutical drugs,” Webster remarks. Professor Webster is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine and helped establish the journal in 2005.

In the video “Update on nanomaterial-based barcodes”, Ming Su, Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Chemical Engineering talks about a new type of barcode based on phase change nanoparticles, as well as its potential application in biomedical field. “Nanomaterials are extremely smart and have unique properties,” Su notes.

The International Journal of Nanomedicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering research on the application of nanotechnology in diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug delivery systems throughout the biomedical field. The journal was established in 2006 and is published by Dove Medical Press.

 

Related Faculty: Thomas J. Webster, Ming Su

Related Departments:Chemical Engineering