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  1. 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.

  2. Cancer Theranostics: A Versatile Nanotheranostic Agent for Efficient Dual-Mode Imaging Guided Synergistic Chemo-Thermal Tumor Therapy (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2015) (page 2628)

    Xiaojun Cai, Xiaoqing Jia, Wei Gao, Kun Zhang, Ming Ma, Shige Wang, Yuanyi Zheng, Jianlin Shi and Hangrong Chen

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570117

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    A smart and versatile theranostic nanoplatform with single component based on hollow mesoporous Prussian blue nanoparticles (HMPBs) realizes the in vivo highly efficient synergistic chemo-thermal tumor therapy. The method presented by J. Shi , H. Chen, and co-workers on page 2520 is guided by synchronous imaging diagnosis and therapy monitoring using ultrasound (US) and photoacoustic (PA) dual-mode imaging for the first time.

  3. Electrical Junctions: The Relationship between Structural and Electrical Characteristics in Perylenecarboxydiimide-Based Nanoarchitectures (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2015) (page 2482)

    Chiara Musumeci, Ingo Salzmann, Sara Bonacchi, Christian Röthel, Steffen Duhm, Norbert Koch and Paolo Samorì

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570113

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    A multiscale structure versus electric properties correlation of a prototypical n-type organic semiconductor assembled in different ordered nanoarchitectures, from Langmuir–Blodgett monolayer films to few monolayers-thin structures, is performed by P. Samorì and team on page 2501. The highest charge carrier mobility yet reported for a n-type LB monolayer is obtained, being one order of magnitude higher than the out-of-plane mobility measured in the multilayered structures, evidencing charge-transport anisotropy.

  4. Gold Nanoparticles: Colorimetric Logic Gates Based on Poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline)-Coated Gold Nanoparticles (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2015) (page 2627)

    Victor R. de la Rosa, Zhiyue Zhang, Bruno G. De Geest and Richard Hoogenboom

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570116

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    Poly(2-alkyl-2-oxazoline) (PAOx) coated gold nanoparticles (PAOx@AuNPs) are synthesized in a straightforward manner leading to molecular AND logic gates that respond to environmental changes in ionic strength and temperature. As reported by R. Hoogenboom and colleagues on page 2511, the variation of the PAOx composition grants control over the temperature input value. This direct functionalization strategy can be extended to the development of PAOx@AuNPs, of high interest in biotechnology.

  5. Masthead: (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2015)

    Article first published online: 4 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570115