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  1. Tumor Intracellular-Environment Responsive Materials Shielded Nano-Complexes for Highly Efficient Light-Triggered Gene Delivery without Cargo Gene Damage

    Sin-jung Park, Wooram Park and Kun Na

    Article first published online: 5 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500737

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    A new type of stable light-triggered gene delivery system is designed based on a pH-responsive shielding material incorporated into ternary gene complexes (pH-TCs). The endosomal pH-sensitive de-shielding effect of pH-TCs exhibits highly discriminating light-triggered gene expression both in vitro and in vivo without cargo gene damage.

  2. High-Fidelity Bioelectronic Muscular Actuator Based on Graphene-Mediated and TEMPO-Oxidized Bacterial Cellulose

    Si-Seup Kim, Jin-Han Jeon, Hyun-Il Kim, Chang Doo Kee and Il-Kwon Oh

    Article first published online: 5 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500673

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    A high-fidelity bioelectronic muscular actuator is described that is based on 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl radical-oxidized bacterial cellulose (TOBC), chemically modified graphene, ionic liquid, and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate. The TOBC-IL-G muscular actuator has biodegradable and biofriendly functionalities and shows exceptionally large static deformation without apparent back-relaxation, much faster response time, and highly durable harmonic actuation compared with conventional biopolymer actuators.

  3. Crystallization Properties of the Ge2Sb2Te5 Phase-Change Compound from Advanced Simulations

    Ider Ronneberger, Wei Zhang, Hagai Eshet and Riccardo Mazzarello

    Article first published online: 5 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201500849

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    The crystallization properties of the phase-change material Ge2Sb2Te5 (GST) at high temperature are investigated by advanced ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. The crystal growth processes from both a quasi-spherical nucleus and a planar amorphous–crystalline interface are considered. The obtained growth velocities are compatible with recent experiments. The simulations elucidate the fast crystal growth of the phase change GST compound at the atomistic level.

  4. Valence-Optimized Vanadium Oxide Supercapacitor Electrodes Exhibit Ultrahigh Capacitance and Super-Long Cyclic Durability of 100 000 Cycles

    Minghao Yu, Yan Zeng, Yi Han, Xinyu Cheng, Wenxia Zhao, Chaolun Liang, Yexiang Tong, Haolin Tang and Xihong Lu

    Article first published online: 5 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201501342

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    Aiming at the crucial challenge of poor electrochemical stability for vanadium oxides electrodes, an innovative and effective method is reported to significantly boost their durability and capacitance through tuning the valence state of vanadium.

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    Micelles: pH- and NIR Light-Responsive Micelles with Hyperthermia-Triggered Tumor Penetration and Cytoplasm Drug Release to Reverse Doxorubicin Resistance in Breast Cancer (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2015) (page 2481)

    Haijun Yu, Zhirui Cui, Pengcheng Yu, Chengyue Guo, Bing Feng, Tongying Jiang, Siling Wang, Qi Yin, Dafang Zhong, Xiangliang Yang, Zhiwen Zhang and Yaping Li

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570112

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    On page 2489 H. Yu, Y. Li, and co-workers report a pH and near-infrared light responsive micelle for combating cancer multidrug resistance (MDR). The micelles induce moderate hyperthermia effect upon NIR laser illumination to facilitate their tumor penetration and lysosome escape, thus improving the therapeutic efficacy of doxorubicin. This study implies a novel strategy for treatment of MDR cancer.