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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
India Ink Incorporated Multifunctional Phase-transition Nanodroplets for Photoacoustic/Ultrasound Dual-modality Imaging and Photoacoustic Effect Based Tumor Therapy
Jia Jian, Chengbo Liu, Yuping Gong, Lei Su, Bin Zhang, Zhigang Wang, Dong wang, Yu Zhou, Fenfen Xu, Pan Li, Yuanyi Zheng, Liang Song, Xiyuan Zhou
Theranostics 2014; 4(10): 1026-1038. doi:10.7150/thno.9754
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Research Paper
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging for the Detection of Focused Ultrasound-Induced Blood-Brain Barrier Opening
Ching-Hsiang Fan, Wun-Hao Lin, Chien-Yu Ting, Wen-Yen Chai, Tzu-Chen Yen, Hao-Li Liu, Chih-Kuang Yeh
Theranostics 2014; 4(10): 1014-1025. doi:10.7150/thno.9575
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Research Paper
FMN-Coated Fluorescent USPIO for Cell Labeling and Non-Invasive MR Imaging in Tissue Engineering
Marianne E. Mertens, Julia Frese, Deniz Ali Bölükbas, Ladislav Hrdlicka, Susanne Golombek, Sabine Koch, Petra Mela, Stefan Jockenhövel, Fabian Kiessling, Twan Lammers
Theranostics 2014; 4(10): 1002-1013. doi:10.7150/thno.8763
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Review
Molecular Imaging in Tracking Tumor-Specific Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTLs)
Zhiyi Liu, Zheng Li
Theranostics 2014; 4(10): 990-1001. doi:10.7150/thno.9268
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Research Paper
Longitudinal Monitoring of Stem Cell Grafts In Vivo Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Inducible Maga as a Genetic Reporter
In K. Cho, Sean P. Moran, Ramesh Paudyal, Karolina Piotrowska-Nitsche, Pei-Hsun Cheng, Xiaodong Zhang, Hui Mao, Anthony W.S. Chan
Theranostics 2014; 4(10): 972-989. doi:10.7150/thno.9436
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Research Paper
Absorption Reconstruction Improves Biodistribution Assessment of Fluorescent Nanoprobes Using Hybrid Fluorescence-mediated Tomography
Felix Gremse, Benjamin Theek, Sijumon Kunjachan, Wiltrud Lederle, Alessa Pardo, Stefan Barth, Twan Lammers, Uwe Naumann, Fabian Kiessling
Theranostics 2014; 4(10): 960-971. doi:10.7150/thno.9293
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Short Research Communication
Hair Metabolomics: Identification of Fetal Compromise Provides Proof of Concept for Biomarker Discovery
Karolina Sulek, Ting-Li Han, Silas Granato Villas-Boas, David Scott Wishart, Shu-E Soh, Kenneth Kwek, Peter David Gluckman, Yap-Seng Chong, Louise Claire Kenny, Philip Newton Baker
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 953-959. doi:10.7150/thno.9265
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Research Paper
Specific and Sensitive Tumor Imaging Using Biostable Oligonucleotide Aptamer Probes
Zihua Zeng, Parag Parekh, Zheng Li, Zheng-Zheng Shi, Ching-Hsuan Tung, Youli Zu
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 945-952. doi:10.7150/thno.9246
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Review
Progress in Aptamer-Mediated Drug Delivery Vehicles for Cancer Targeting and Its Implications in Addressing Chemotherapeutic Challenges
Jie Zhu, He Huang, Shiwu Dong, Liang Ge, Yuan Zhang
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 931-944. doi:10.7150/thno.9663
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Research Paper
Immuno Nanoparticles Integrated Electrical Control of Targeted Cancer Cell Development Using Whole Cell Bioelectronic Device
Evangelia Hondroulis, Rui Zhang, Chengxiao Zhang, Chunying Chen, Kosuke Ino, Tomokazu Matsue, Chen-Zhong Li
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 919-930. doi:10.7150/thno.8575
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Research Paper
Theranostic Self-Assembly Structure of Gold Nanoparticles for NIR Photothermal Therapy and X-Ray Computed Tomography Imaging
Heng Deng, Yanqi Zhong, Meihong Du, Qinjun Liu, Zhanming Fan, Fengying Dai, Xin Zhang
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 904-918. doi:10.7150/thno.9448
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Research Paper
An EGFR Targeted PET Imaging Probe for the Detection of Colonic Adenocarcinomas in the Setting of Colitis
N. Selcan Turker, Pedram Heidari, Raju Kucherlapati, Melanie Kucherlapati, Umar Mahmood
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 893-903. doi:10.7150/thno.9425
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Review
Nanoparticle-Mediated Systemic Delivery of siRNA for Treatment of Cancers and Viral Infections
Mohamed Shehata Draz, Binbin Amanda Fang, Pengfei Zhang, Zhi Hu, Shenda Gu, Kevin C. Weng, Joe W. Gray, Fanqing Frank Chen
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 872-892. doi:10.7150/thno.9404
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Research Paper
Mn-porphyrin Conjugated Au Nanoshells Encapsulating Doxorubicin for Potential Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Light Triggered Synergistic Therapy of Cancer
Lijia Jing, Xiaolong Liang, Xiaoda Li, Li Lin, Yongbo Yang, Xueli Yue, Zhifei Dai
Theranostics 2014; 4(9): 858-871. doi:10.7150/thno.8818
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Research Paper
MRI of Breast Tumor Initiating Cells Using the Extra Domain-B of Fibronectin Targeting Nanoparticles
Yujin Sun, Hoe Suk Kim, Jinho Park, Mulan Li, Lianji Tian, YoonSeok Choi, Byung Ihn Choi, Sangyong Jon, Woo Kyung Moon
Theranostics 2014; 4(8): 845-857. doi:10.7150/thno.8343
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Research Paper
Magnetically Responsive Smart Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment with a Combination of Magnetic Hyperthermia and Remote-Control Drug Release
Koichiro Hayashi, Michihiro Nakamura, Hirokazu Miki, Shuji Ozaki, Masahiro Abe, Toshio Matsumoto, Wataru Sakamoto, Toshinobu Yogo, Kazunori Ishimura
Theranostics 2014; 4(8): 834-844. doi:10.7150/thno.9199
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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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