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Nanotechnology in Medicine - Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine in the 21th century is the power output of nanotechnology. This could change the way doctors to treat of life-threatening diseases. Nanomedicine increase efficiency and reduce side effects. The basic principles of this technique are based on targeted delivery using nanoparticles.

The Application of nanotechnology in medicine being developed involves employing nanoparticles to deliver drugs or other substances to specific types of cells. Particles are engineered so that they are attracted to diseased cells. This technique reduces damage to healthy cells in the body.



Articles to read

New England Journal of Medicine - Genomic Medicine Series

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