Advanced Functional Materials
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Inside Front Cover: Designed Fabrication of Silica-Based Nanostructured Particle Systems for Nanomedicine Applications (Adv. Funct. Mater. 23/2008)
Silica provides an excellent host material for the integration of a wide variety of nanomaterials into uniform, multifunctional silica nanoparticle systems with specific combinations of properties for biomedical applications. On page 3745, the Feature Article by Piao et al. surveys recent research on nanoparticle-system fabrication strategies as well as their applications to medical diagnostics and therapy, paving the way for the emerging field of nanomedicine.