Perspective

Neural interfaces: Bridging the brain to the world beyond healthcare

This perspective explores diverse neural interfaces in the brain, offering transformative possibilities for engaging with our environment and enhancing communication. Emphasis is placed on the role of both non-invasive and invasive neural interfaces in transforming practical applications beyond the realm of healthcare, emphasizing the promising implications for remote control, mind connectivity, and integrated urban design. …

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Telemedicine-medical “snack community”-PHS ecosystem: Insights into the double-edged sword role of telemedicine in clinical practice and medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

1. “Telemedicine-medical ‘snack community’-PHS ecosystem” indicates the plight during the transformation of traditional culture into sack culture in modern society.2. The supports of regulations made by government and the third-party supervision are prerequisite for medical education and fitness of medical practitioners and patients.3. Constructions of infrastructure, medical education and expertise of medical workers are far …

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Insight into uniform filming of LiF-rich interphase via synergistic adsorption for high-performance lithium metal anode

The LiF wettable and lithiophilic additive-derived species induce synergistic adsorption with LiF, promoting tiny LiF deposition on the lithium metal anode surface, which provides new insight into the correlation between high LiF content, wettability of LiF, and high-performance LiF-rich solid electrolyte interphase. Abstract: Multi-scale simulation is an important basis for constructing digital batteries to improve …

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Targeted protein delivery based on stimuli-triggered nanomedicine

To realize targeted protein delivery, various stimuli-triggered nanoparticle formulations have been developed. These smart nanoparticles are designed to release cargo proteins, such as antibodies, enzymes, and pro-apoptotic proteins, in response to either internal or external stimuli. This review summarizes recent advances in the design of stimuli-triggered nanomedicine for targeted protein delivery in different biomedical applications. …

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Multifunctional elastomeric composites based on 3D graphene porous materials

This perspective provides a comprehensive overview of the recent research on 3D graphene porous materials (3GPM) with excellent mechanical properties. It analyzes the factors that affect the mechanical behaviour of 3GPM and examines their diverse applications in various fields, such as adsorption, energy storage, solar steam generation, sensors, flexible electronics, and electromagnetic wave shielding. Finally, …

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Achievements and challenges of copper-based single-atom catalysts for the reduction of carbon dioxide to C2+ products

The design strategies of single-atom copper catalysts are briefly summarized and the key factor for their application in industrially electrochemical conversion of CO2 into C2 and C2+ products are pointed out. Abstract: Copper is the only metal that can convert CO2 into C2 and C2+ in electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction (CO2RR). However, the Faraday efficiency of CO2 conversion …

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The pharmacology and therapeutic role of cannabidiol in diabetes

Schematic illustration of the therapeutic role and drug development of cannabidiol (CBD) for diabetes. This article comprehensively summarizes the pharmacology and therapeutic role of CBD for diabetes and its complications. Furthermore, the strategies for identifying molecular targets of CBD and developing CBD analogues with greater therapeutic potency have been proposed. Abstract: In recent years, cannabidiol …

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Rethinking the pathway to sustainable fire retardants

Rethinking the pathways to sustainable fire retardants, from the perspective of sustainability, costs, and efficiency. Abstract: Flame retardants are currently used in a wide range of industry sectors for saving lives and property by mitigating fire hazards. The growing fire safety requirements for materials boost an escalating demand for consumption of fire retardants. This has …

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Adoptive cell therapy for cancer treatment

This perspective describes multiple types of commonly used adoptive cell therapy with an emphasis on their clinical progress. In addition, the challenges and opportunities of adoptive cell therapy for future clinical translation are described from the authors’ point of view. Abstract: Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) is a rapidly growing anti-cancer strategy that has shown promise …

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Characterization of various tandem solar cells: Protocols, issues, and precautions

Various structures are adopted in tandem solar cells (TSCs) to overcome the efficiency limit of the single junction solar cell. Fair and accurate evaluation of the various TSCs requires understanding the effectiveness and limitations of their characterization methods. Various types of TSCs are summarized. And characterization methods of TSCs are discussed. Abstract: In the search …

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