Academic journals are periodicals in which researchers publish their findings, mostly the recent ones. Academic journals are typically peer-reviewed journals that publish theoretical discussions and articles that critically review already published work. Academic journals serve as an important forum for researchers and academicians from where they can access important information about recent developments in their field. These journals are the first choice for any in-depth examination of an issue related to science. Science as we know is scarcely imaginable without the academic journal. OMICS Group International Journals fall under the academic category as they strictly adhere to peer-review process and follow the format by publishing mostly the original work. OMICS International journals publish periodically and contain a series of articles in each published issue. OMICS Group International is successfully running 700+ peer-reviewed journals and organizing over 100 International Science Conferences annually with the support of 30, 000 editorial board members. OMICS Group International signed an agreement with more than 100 international societies to make health care information Open Access.
The drugs used in conventional chemotherapy targets both cancerous cells and non-cancerous cells. This makes the treatment of the cancer cells highly ineffective due to excessive toxicities. Various attempts have been made to combat tumors specifically to spare non-cancerous cells. But, cancer cells develop resistance to the conventional chemotherapeutics and the newer molecular approach thereby evading the cytotoxicity. Due to several advantages, nanomedicines can be a promising approach for an effective and specific chemotherapy. Firstly, due to high surface to volume ratio, nanoscale carriers reduce the distribution volume of the drug, therefore improving the pharmacokinetics and the biodistribution of the drug to specific organs. Secondly, specificity imposed to the nanocarriers lowers the cytotoxicity to healthy tissues. Thirdly, easier delivery of hydrophobic drugs in parenteral mode. Fourthly, the stability of several therapeutic drugs like peptides, hydrophobic compounds, etc. is found to increase using this delivery system. Finally, safe nanocarriers due to biodegradable polymers due to lower side effects and better efficacy.(Misra R, Upadhyay M, Mohanty S, Design Considerations for Chemotherapeutic Drug Nanocarriers)
Last date updated on January, 2021