Publications by authors named "Mauro Ferrari"

100Publications

Emerging technologies for local cancer treatment.

Adv Ther (Weinh) 2020 Sep 5;3(9). Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI), Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

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September 2020

Development of lung metastases in mouse models of tongue squamous cell carcinoma.

Oral Dis 2020 Aug 7. Epub 2020 Aug 7.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA.

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August 2020

Sequential deconstruction of composite drug transport in metastatic breast cancer.

Sci Adv 2020 Jun 24;6(26):eaba4498. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA.

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June 2020

Definition of Proficiency Level by a Virtual Simulator as a First Step Toward a Curriculum on Fundamental Skills for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR).

J Surg Educ 2020 Nov - Dec;77(6):1592-1597. Epub 2020 Jun 7.

Vascular Surgery Unit, Department of Translational Research and of New Surgical and Medical Technologies, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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June 2020

Interactive serious game for shoulder rehabilitation based on real-time hand tracking.

Technol Health Care 2020 ;28(4):403-414

Department of Translational Research and of New Surgical and Medical Technologies, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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January 2020

Monitoring Wound Healing With Contactless Measurements and Augmented Reality.

IEEE J Transl Eng Health Med 2020 30;8:2700412. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

1Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of Pisa56122PisaItaly.

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March 2020

Design and in vitro characterization of multistage silicon-PLGA budesonide particles for inflammatory bowel disease.

Eur J Pharm Biopharm 2020 Jun 10;151:61-72. Epub 2020 Apr 10.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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June 2020

Molecular targeting of FATP4 transporter for oral delivery of therapeutic peptide.

Sci Adv 2020 04 1;6(14):eaba0145. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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April 2020

A modeling platform for the lymphatic system.

J Theor Biol 2020 05 28;493:110193. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Department of Nanomedicine, The Houston Methodist Research Institute, HMRI R8-000, 6670 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030 USA.

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May 2020

Immunotherapeutic Transport Oncophysics: Space, Time, and Immune Activation in Cancer.

Trends Cancer 2020 01 30;6(1):40-48. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales, UK. Electronic address:

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January 2020

Smeared Multiscale Finite Element Models for Mass Transport and Electrophysiology Coupled to Muscle Mechanics.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2019 10;7:381. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, United States.

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December 2019

Percutaneous Venous Angioplasty in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency: A Randomized Wait List Control Study.

Ann Vasc Surg 2020 Jan 22;62:275-286. Epub 2019 Aug 22.

Unit of Vascular Surgery, Department of Traslational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery, University of Pisa and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.

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January 2020

Clinical Cancer Nanomedicine.

Nano Today 2019 Apr 6;25:85-98. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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April 2019

Low-fidelity simulators for the training of medical students in basic endovascular skills.

J Vasc Surg 2019 08;70(2):656-657

EndoCAS, Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, Vascular Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Translational and New Technologies in Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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August 2019

Low-Computational Cost Stitching Method in a Three-Eyed Endoscope.

J Healthc Eng 2019 17;2019:5613931. Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Information Engineering Department, University of Pisa, Pisa 56122, Italy.

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June 2020

Traumatic Lesion of the Brachial Artery in a Pediatric Patient: Treatment With Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold.

Clin Med Insights Case Rep 2019 4;12:1179547619857074. Epub 2019 Jul 4.

Vascular Surgery Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic Vascular, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy.

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July 2019

Tumor Site-Dependent Transport Properties Determine Nanotherapeutics Delivery and Its Efficacy.

Transl Oncol 2019 Sep 20;12(9):1196-1205. Epub 2019 Jun 20.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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September 2019

Investigation of parameters that determine Nano-DC vaccine transport.

Biomed Microdevices 2019 04 4;21(2):39. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

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April 2019

Functionalization of endovascular devices with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for interventional cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.

Biomed Microdevices 2019 04 1;21(2):38. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Cardiology, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin St., Suite 1901, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

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April 2019

Inflammation-targeted vascular nanomedicine.

Nat Biomed Eng 2018 05;2(5):269-270

Kostas Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA.

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May 2018

Ruptured Mycotic Aneurysm After Intravesical Instillation for Bladder Tumor.

Ann Vasc Surg 2019 Aug 22;59:310.e7-310.e11. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Nuclear Medicine, Department of Translational Research and New Technology in Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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August 2019

Nanotechnology and Immunotherapy in Ovarian Cancer: Tracing New Landscapes.

J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2019 09 8;370(3):636-646. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas (B.C., S.P., R.S.C., M.F.); Swansea University Medical School, Singleton Park, Swansea, United Kingdom (B.C., S.P., R.S.C.); and Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York (M.F.).

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September 2019

Single-Molecule Force Measurement Guides the Design of Multivalent Ligands with Picomolar Affinity.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2019 04 18;58(16):5272-5276. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Center for Bioenergetics, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

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April 2019

PTGER3 induces ovary tumorigenesis and confers resistance to cisplatin therapy through up-regulation Ras-MAPK/Erk-ETS1-ELK1/CFTR1 axis.

EBioMedicine 2019 Feb 14;40:290-304. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNA, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2019

How to Build a Patient-Specific Hybrid Simulator for Orthopaedic Open Surgery: Benefits and Limits of Mixed-Reality Using the Microsoft HoloLens.

J Healthc Eng 2018 1;2018:5435097. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

EndoCAS Center, Department of Translational Research and of New Surgical and Medical Technologies, University of Pisa, Pisa, PI 56124, Italy.

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November 2019

Gas Flow at the Ultra-nanoscale: Universal Predictive Model and Validation in Nanochannels of Ångstrom-Level Resolution.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2018 Sep 12;10(38):32233-32238. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Nanomedicine , Houston Methodist Research Institute , Houston , Texas 77030 , United States.

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September 2018

The future today: new options for surgical care.

Updates Surg 2018 09 17;70(3):355-356. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

EndoCAS (Center for Computer Assisted Surgery), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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September 2018

Nanotherapeutics for Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Front Physiol 2018 13;9:890. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, United States.

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July 2018

Augmented reality in open surgery.

Updates Surg 2018 Sep 13;70(3):389-400. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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September 2018

Proficiency-based training of medical students using virtual simulators for laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery: results of a pilot study.

Updates Surg 2018 Sep 10;70(3):401-405. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

EndoCAS, Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Edificio 102, via Paradisa 2, 56124, Pisa, Italy.

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September 2018

Chloroquine and nanoparticle drug delivery: A promising combination.

Pharmacol Ther 2018 11 20;191:43-49. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA; Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Colonic Ischemia after Standard Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, a Rare but Dangerous Complication.

Ann Vasc Surg 2018 Oct 22;52:314.e13-314.e16. Epub 2018 May 22.

Vascular Surgery Unit, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Department, A.O.U.P., University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

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October 2018

Cell encapsulation: Overcoming barriers in cell transplantation in diabetes and beyond.

Adv Drug Deliv Rev 2019 01 30;139:92-115. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, United States. Electronic address:

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January 2019

Face, content, and construct validity of a simulator for training in endovascular procedures.

Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 2018 Dec 1;27(6):315-320. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

a EndoCAS Center, Department of Translational Research on New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery , University of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.

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December 2018

Transport Barriers and Oncophysics in Cancer Treatment.

Trends Cancer 2018 04 15;4(4):277-280. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:

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April 2018

Harnessing and Optimizing the Interplay between Immunotherapy and Radiotherapy to Improve Survival Outcomes.

Mol Cancer Res 2018 08 28;16(8):1209-1214. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Department of Radiation Oncology, the Houston Methodist Research Institute, Weil Cornell Medical College, Houston, Texas.

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August 2018

DNA Thioaptamer with Homing Specificity to Lymphoma Bone Marrow Involvement.

Mol Pharm 2018 05 26;15(5):1814-1825. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Department of Nanomedicine , Houston Methodist Research Institute , Houston , Texas 77030 , United States.

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May 2018

Co-delivery of tumor antigen and dual toll-like receptor ligands into dendritic cell by silicon microparticle enables efficient immunotherapy against melanoma.

J Control Release 2018 02 8;272:72-82. Epub 2018 Jan 8.

Center for Inflammation and Epigenetics, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2018

Nanomedicine, an emerging therapeutic strategy for oral cancer therapy.

Oral Oncol 2018 01 21;76:1-7. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:

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January 2018

A chloroquine-induced macrophage-preconditioning strategy for improved nanodelivery.

Sci Rep 2017 10 23;7(1):13738. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

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October 2017

Bone-targeting nanoparticle to co-deliver decitabine and arsenic trioxide for effective therapy of myelodysplastic syndrome with low systemic toxicity.

J Control Release 2017 Dec 16;268:92-101. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:

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December 2017

Enhancing cancer immunotherapy through nanotechnology-mediated tumor infiltration and activation of immune cells.

Semin Immunol 2017 12 23;34:114-122. Epub 2017 Sep 23.

Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:

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December 2017

Performances on simulator and da Vinci robot on subjects with and without surgical background.

Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 2018 Dec 17;27(6):309-314. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

a EndoCAS, Center for Computer Assisted Surgery , University of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.

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December 2018

Design of a sensorized guiding catheter for in situ laser fenestration of endovascular stent.

Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon) 2017 12;22(1):27-38

a EndoCAS Center, Department of Translational Research and of New Surgical and Medical Technologies , University of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.

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December 2017

A new head-mounted display-based augmented reality system in neurosurgical oncology: a study on phantom.

Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon) 2017 12;22(1):39-53

a Department of Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery , EndoCAS Center, University of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.

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December 2017

Contribution of Kupffer cells to liposome accumulation in the liver.

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2017 Oct 15;158:356-362. Epub 2017 Jul 15.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA. Electronic address:

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October 2017

Nanoparticles administered intrapericardially enhance payload myocardial distribution and retention.

J Control Release 2017 Sep 9;262:18-27. Epub 2017 Jul 9.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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September 2017

Post-nano strategies for drug delivery: Multistage porous silicon microvectors.

J Mater Chem B 2017 Jan 26;5(2):207-219. Epub 2016 Nov 26.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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January 2017

Exosomes as Reconfigurable Therapeutic Systems.

Trends Mol Med 2017 07;23(7):636-650

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, 4715-330 Braga, Portugal. Electronic address:

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July 2017

Tumor progression effects on drug vector access to tumor-associated capillary bed.

J Control Release 2017 09 31;261:216-222. Epub 2017 May 31.

The Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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September 2017

Taking the vehicle out of drug delivery.

Mater Today (Kidlington) 2017 Apr;20(3):95-97

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston 77030, USA.

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April 2017

Multi-step encapsulation of chemotherapy and gene silencing agents in functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles.

Nanoscale 2017 Apr;9(16):5329-5341

MOE Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China.

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April 2017

Enhancing Vascularization through the Controlled Release of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-BB.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2017 May 18;9(17):14566-14575. Epub 2017 Apr 18.

Department of Orthopedics, Houston Methodist Hospital , 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030, United States.

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May 2017

Pioneering medical advances through nanofluidic implantable technologies.

Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2017 09 10;9(5). Epub 2017 Mar 10.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX, USA.

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September 2017

Lipopolyplex potentiates anti-tumor immunity of mRNA-based vaccination.

Biomaterials 2017 05 21;125:81-89. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Ave, Houston, TX, 77030, USA; Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1330 York Ave, New York, NY, 10065, USA. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Extension of the composite smeared finite element (CSFE) to include lymphatic system in modeling mass transport in capillary systems and biological tissue.

J Serbian Soc Comput Mech 2017 ;11(2):108-119

Houston Methodist Research Institute, The Department of Nanomedicine, 6670 Bertner Ave., R7 117, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

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January 2017

Influence of videogames and musical instruments on performances at a simulator for robotic surgery.

Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 2017 Jun 16;26(3):129-134. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

e Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa , Pisa , Italy.

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June 2017

Enzyme-responsive multistage vector for drug delivery to tumor tissue.

Pharmacol Res 2016 11 19;113(Pt A):92-99. Epub 2016 Aug 19.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030, USA; Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:

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November 2016

Computational analysis of drug transport in tumor microenvironment as a critical compartment for nanotherapeutic pharmacokinetics.

Drug Deliv 2016 Sep 2;23(7):2524-2531. Epub 2015 Apr 2.

a The Department of Nanomedicine , Houston Methodist Research Institute , Houston , USA.

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September 2016

Label-Free Isothermal Amplification Assay for Specific and Highly Sensitive Colorimetric miRNA Detection.

ACS Omega 2016 Sep 21;1(3):448-455. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) , Via Morego, 30, 16163 Genova, Italy.

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September 2016

Strategies for improving drug delivery: nanocarriers and microenvironmental priming.

Expert Opin Drug Deliv 2017 07 11;14(7):865-877. Epub 2016 Oct 11.

b Department of Nanomedicine , Houston Methodist Research Institute , Houston , TX , USA.

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July 2017

A pyruvate decarboxylase-mediated therapeutic strategy for mimicking yeast metabolism in cancer cells.

Pharmacol Res 2016 09 6;111:413-421. Epub 2016 Jul 6.

Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA; CAS Key Laboratory for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety, National Center for Nanoscience & Technology of China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China. Electronic address:

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September 2016

Theory and Experimental Validation of a Spatio-temporal Model of Chemotherapy Transport to Enhance Tumor Cell Kill.

PLoS Comput Biol 2016 06 10;12(6):e1004969. Epub 2016 Jun 10.

Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America.

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June 2016

The Emerging Role of Nanotechnology in Cell and Organ Transplantation.

Transplantation 2016 Aug;100(8):1629-38

1 Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX.2 Center for Biomimetic Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX.3 Immunology Research Center, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX.4 Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX.

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August 2016