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Theranostics publishes innovative research articles reflecting the fields of in vitro diagnostics and prognostics, in vivo molecular imaging, molecular therapeutics, image-guided therapy, biosensors, system biology and translational medicine, personalized medicine and a broad spectrum of biomedical research that can be applied to future theranostic applications.

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Research Paper
Mesoporous Magnetic Gold “Nanoclusters” as Theranostic Carrier for Chemo-Photothermal Co-therapy of Breast Cancer
JinRong Peng, TingTing Qi, JinFeng Liao, BingYang Chu, Qian Yang, Ying Qu, WenTing Li, He Li, Feng Luo, ZhiYong Qian
Theranostics 2014; 4(7): 678-692. doi:10.7150/thno.7869
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Review
Nanotheranostics ˗ Application and Further Development of Nanomedicine Strategies for Advanced Theranostics
Madaswamy S. Muthu, David Tai Leong, Lin Mei, Si-Shen Feng
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 660-677. doi:10.7150/thno.8698
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Research Paper
A Novel Tumor Targeting Drug Carrier for Optical Imaging and Therapy
Rui Li, Ke Zheng, Ping Hu, Zhuo Chen, Shanyong Zhou, Jincan Chen, Cai Yuan, Song Chen, Wei Zheng, En Ma, Fengling Zhang, Jinping Xue, Xueyuan Chen, Mingdong Huang
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 642-659. doi:10.7150/thno.8527
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Research Paper
Polyglycerolsulfate Functionalized Gold Nanorods as Optoacoustic Signal Nanoamplifiers for In Vivo Bioimaging of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Jonathan Vonnemann, Nicolas Beziere, Christoph Böttcher, Sebastian B. Riese, Christian Kuehne, Jens Dernedde, Kai Licha, Claudio von Schacky, Yvonne Kosanke, Melanie Kimm, Reinhard Meier, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Rainer Haag
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 629-641. doi:10.7150/thno.8518
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Polyacrylamide-Based Biocompatible Nanoplatform Enhances the Tumor Uptake, PET/fluorescence Imaging and Anticancer Activity of a Chlorophyll Analog
Anurag Gupta, Shouyan Wang, Aimee Marko, Penny Joshi, Manivannan Ethirajan, Yihui Chen, Rutao Yao, Munawwar Sajjad, Raoul Kopelman, Ravindra K. Pandey
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 614-628. doi:10.7150/thno.8478
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Research Paper
Real-Time Assessment of Tissue Hypoxia In Vivo with Combined Photoacoustics and High-Frequency Ultrasound
Marco Gerling, Ying Zhao, Salvatore Nania, K. Jessica Norberg, Caroline S. Verbeke, Benjamin Englert, Raoul V. Kuiper, Åsa Bergström, Moustapha Hassan, Albrecht Neesse, J. Matthias Löhr, Rainer L. Heuchel
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 604-613. doi:10.7150/thno.7996
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Research Paper
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Targeted by Functionalized Polysaccharide Microparticles: a new Tool for SPECT Imaging
Thomas Bonnard, Gonord Yang, Anne Petiet, Véronique Ollivier, Oualid Haddad, Denis Arnaud, Liliane Louedec, Laure Bachelet-Violette, Sidi Mohammed Derkaoui, Didier Letourneur, Cedric Chauvierre, Catherine Le Visage
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 592-603. doi:10.7150/thno.7757
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Review
Polysaccharide Nanosystems for Future Progress in Cardiovascular Pathologies
Amanda Karine Andriola Silva, Didier Letourneur, Cédric Chauvierre
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 579-591. doi:10.7150/thno.7688
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Research Paper
Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy in the Vx2 Rabbit Cancer Model with a Lipase-cleavable Sn 2 Taxane Phospholipid Prodrug using αvβ3-Targeted Theranostic Nanoparticles
Dipanjan Pan, Anne H. Schmieder, Kezheng Wang, Xiaoxia Yang, Angana Senpan, Grace Cui, Kendall Killgore, Benjamin Kim, John S. Allen, Huiying Zhang, Shelton D. Caruthers, Baozhong Shen, Samuel A. Wickline, Gregory M. Lanza
Theranostics 2014; 4(6): 565-578. doi:10.7150/thno.7581
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Research Paper
A Synergistic Therapeutic Scheme for Hyperglycemia and Nephrotic Disorders in Diabetes
Qingyi He, Xing Zhang, Baosan Han, Jianzhong Xu, Kanglai Tang, Zhiren Fu, Hao Yin
Theranostics 2014; 4(5): 556-564. doi:10.7150/thno.7847
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Research Paper
Longitudinal PET Imaging of Muscular Inflammation Using 18F-DPA-714 and 18F-Alfatide II and Differentiation with Tumors
Chenxi Wu, Xuyi Yue, Lixin Lang, Dale O. Kiesewetter, Fang Li, Zhaohui Zhu, Gang Niu, Xiaoyuan Chen
Theranostics 2014; 4(5): 546-555. doi:10.7150/thno.8159
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Research Paper
Theranostic Au Cubic Nano-aggregates as Potential Photoacoustic Contrast and Photothermal Therapeutic Agents
Juan Hu, Xianglong Zhu, Hui Li, Zhenghuan Zhao, Xiaoqin Chi, Guoming Huang, Dengtong Huang, Gang Liu, Xiaomin Wang, Jinhao Gao
Theranostics 2014; 4(5): 534-545. doi:10.7150/thno.8188
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Review
Bioabsorbable Stent Quo Vadis: A Case for Nano-Theranostics
Buket Gundogan, Aaron Tan, Yasmin Farhatnia, Mohammad S. Alavijeh, Zhanfeng Cui, Alexander M. Seifalian
Theranostics 2014; 4(5): 514-533. doi:10.7150/thno.8137
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Research Paper
Protection against Lethal Enterovirus 71 Challenge in Mice by a Recombinant Vaccine Candidate Containing a Broadly Cross-Neutralizing Epitope within the VP2 EF Loop
Longfa Xu, Delei He, Zhiqun Li, Jun Zheng, Lisheng Yang, Miao Yu, Hai Yu, Yixin Chen, Yuqiong Que, James Wai Kuo Shih, Gang Liu, Jun Zhang, Qinjian Zhao, Tong Cheng, Ningshao Xia
Theranostics 2014; 4(5): 498-513. doi:10.7150/thno.7457
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Research Paper
Cyclodextrin and Polyethylenimine Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Delivery of siRNA Cancer Therapeutics
Jianliang Shen, Han-Cheon Kim, Hua Su, Feng Wang, Joy Wolfram, Dickson Kirui, Junhua Mai, Chaofeng Mu, Liang-Nian Ji, Zong-Wan Mao, Haifa Shen
Theranostics 2014; 4(5): 487-497. doi:10.7150/thno.8263
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Research Paper
Myocardial Protective Effect of Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase Gene Modified Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stromal Cells on Infarcted Mice Hearts
Qiao Pan, Xing Qin, Sai Ma, Haichang Wang, Kang Cheng, Xinxing Song, Haokao Gao, Qiang Wang, Rannie Tao, Yabin Wang, Xiujuan Li, Lize Xiong, Feng Cao
Theranostics 2014; 4(5): 475-486. doi:10.7150/thno.7729
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Editor-in-Chief:
Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, NIBIB, NIH*
* Dr. Chen is serving in his personal capacity.
Editor-in-chief profile
new Official impact factor is now 7.806. Congratulation!
new 2014 International Symposium for Translational Theranostics, 26-27 May 2014, Shenzhen, China. This event is organised by Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
new NCI provides a data repository for characterized cancer nanomaterials, the cancer Nanotechnology Laboratory (caNanoLab). Authors and readers of Theranostics are invited to learn more about the information deposited and how they can add their characterized nanomaterials data.
new Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research in NCI has publicly launched a Dialogue on Nanotechnology in Cancer public discussion forum. Readers of Theranostics are invited to participate in this dialog.
Media coverage: Dr. Chen and Theranostics journal have been featured in an article of Laser Focus World magazine, and in C&EN (Chemical and Engineering News).
Special Issue - Translational Theranostics. Guest editor: Tony Y. Hu, PhD, Cornell University.
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