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  1. Tumor Targeting: Programmed Nanococktail for Intracellular Cascade Reaction Regulating Self-Synergistic Tumor Targeting Therapy (Small 6/2016) (page 828)

    Wei-Hai Chen, Guo-Feng Luo, Wen-Xiu Qiu, Qi Lei, Sheng Hong, Shi-Bo Wang, Di-Wei Zheng, Cheng-Hui Zhu, Xuan Zeng, Jun Feng, Si-Xue Cheng and Xian-Zheng Zhang

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201670030

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    An improved antitumor therapy can be achieved by rationally designing an intelligent nanomedicine with programmed functions to specifically eliminate tumors while leaving healthy tissues untouched. On page 733, X.-Z. Zhang and co-workers demonstrate a tailor-made ZnO-based nanococktail with a stealth capacity to trigger an intracellular cascade reaction, releasing drugs on-demand for tumor-specific therapy.

  2. Antireflective Surfaces: A High-Transmission, Multiple Antireflective Surface Inspired from Bilayer 3D Ultrafine Hierarchical Structures in Butterfly Wing Scales (Small 6/2016) (page 689)

    Zhiwu Han, Zhengzhi Mu, Bo Li, Shichao Niu, Junqiu Zhang and Luquan Ren

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201670026

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    A highly transmissive, multiple antireflective surface inspired by bilayer 3D ultrafine hierarchical structures in butterfly wing scales is fabricated on a glass substrate using a facile wet-chemical biomimetic fabrication method. On page 713, S. Niu and co-workers describe how the biomimetic antireflective surface exhibits not only excellent antireflective properties but also high transmission, which can also significantly reduce reflection without losing transparency. These findings offer a new path for generating nanostructured antireflectors with high-transmission properties.

  3. Contents: (Small 6/2016) (pages 691–695)

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201670028

  4. Masthead: (Small 6/2016)

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201670029

  5. Microreactors: Toward Microfluidic Reactors for Cell-Free Protein Synthesis at the Point-of-Care (Small 6/2016) (page 690)

    Andrea C. Timm, Peter G. Shankles, Carmen M. Foster, Mitchel J. Doktycz and Scott T. Retterer

    Article first published online: 5 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201670027

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    Multiscale fluidic reactors with integrated nanoporous membranes enable prolonged cell-free reactions for efficient therapeutic protein production as required for point-of-care needs. S. T. Retterer and co-workers show on page 810 how the membrane permeability can be tuned to optimize exchange between a primary reaction channel, containing protein production machinery, and a ‘feeder’ channel that supplies raw materials and energy to the system. Improvements in both protein yield and production rates compared to commercial systems are realized.