nanotechnology

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nanoTechnology and the future of health care

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http://ec.europa.eu/nanotechnology/in...Micro and nanotechnologies are revolutionising medicine'Almost invisible' tools are being developed by European researchers to discover diseases earlier and to treat patients better. The miniaturisation of instruments to micro and nano dimensions promises to make our future lives safer and cleaner. A team of European researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technologies Institute near Saarbruecken is using nanotechnology to improve diagnostic capabilities. In the "Adonis"-project, nano-sized gold particles are used to detect prostate cancer cells at an early sta

Nanotechnology,nan•o•tech•nol•o•gyA technology executed on the scale of less than 100 nanometers, the goal of which is to control individual atoms and molecules, especially to create computer chips and other microscopic devices.Origin:1970–75

Humanity’s merge with its technology, which began shortly after the taming of fire, is still happening today. Many predict that the fine-tuning of our DNA-based biology through stem cell and genetic research will spark a powerful nanotech revolution that promises to redesign and rebuild our bodies and the environment, pushing the limits of today’s understanding of life and the world we live in.(Pelletier, 2014).

A short animation outlining the fundamentals of targeted nanomedicine for cancer therapy, one of our group's primary research focuses. For more information, see http://nanomedicine.uwaterloo.ca© 2010 University of WaterlooFrank Gu Research GroupWaterloo Institute for NanotechnologyDepartment of Chemical Engineering

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References:Pelletier, Dick. Evolving humans becomes technology. Immortaltech blog, http://www.positivefuturist.com/default-blog.asp?Display=2712Project on Emerging Technologies. (2014). Nanotechnology and medicine. Retrieved from http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/medicine/Scale from micrometer to nanometer dimensions. (Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.)Retrieved image from Url http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2010/12/nanotechnology-the-science-of-miniaturization-picture-essay-of-the-day.European Commission (2013), Nanotechnology Breakthroughs and Medicine, Retrieved from URL http://youtu.be/K3DREmTiAqA

Nanotechnology medical developments over the coming years will have a wide variety of uses and could potentially save a great number of lives. Nanotechnology is already moving from being used in passive structures to active structures, through more targeted drug therapies or “smart drugs.” These new drug therapies have already been shown to cause fewer side effects and be more effective than traditional therapies. In the future, nanotechnology will also aid in the formation of molecular systems that may be strikingly similar to living systems. These molecular structures could be the basis for the regeneration or replacement of body parts that are currently lost to infection, accident, or disease. These predictions for the future have great significance not only in encouraging nanotechnology research and development but also in determining a means of oversight. The number of products approaching the FDA approval and review process is likely to grow as time moves forward and as new nanotechnology medical applications are developed(Nanotechnology and medicine, 2014, para. 3)

various medical functions of nanotechnology


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