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Advances and Prospect of Nanotechnology in Stem Cells

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Author(s): Wang Zheng | Ruan Jing | Cui Daxiang

Journal: Nanoscale Research Letters
ISSN 1931-7573

Volume: 4;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 593;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Nanomaterials | Nanostructure | Nanotechnology | Stem cells | Regeneration medicine

ABSTRACT
Abstract 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.

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