Polymeric nanomaterials in neuroscience

Maria Bohra, Ankan Sarkar, Swapnil Raut, Upasna Singh, Priya Jagtap, Birva Shah, Falguni Baidya, Aishika Datta, Harpreet Kaur, Deepaneeta Sarmah, Anupom Borah, Kunjan R. Dave, Pallab Bhattacharya

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The advent of neurological disorders has taken place at an alarming rate over the past few decades. The primary challenge for the treatment and diagnosis of these neuropathies is to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Nanomaterials are preferred over conventional treatments because of their nanometer range, which can interact at the molecular level with lesser adverse effects. Hence, nanomaterials can be beneficial in neuroscience because of their ability to cross BBB and compatibility for the neuronal tissues. Here, we are focusing on the neurological applications of carbon nanotubes, magnetic nanoparticles (NPs), dendrimers, nanospheres, gold NPs, liposomes, and utmost quantum dots. We have also summarized the utility and mechanism of all these NPs in the field of neuroscience, along with their prospects and approaches to avoid their substantial toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Polymeric Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128146576
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Neuroscience
  • nanomaterials
  • neurological disorders
  • polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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