Home > News > Call it systems biology
April 3rd, 2005
Call it systems biology
(Leroy Hood) proselytizes that nanotechnology will allow doctors to launch fleets of nano-sized machines that would measure, say, levels of 1,000 proteins and chemicals throughout the body.
They would sequence your genome and constantly monitor minute changes that might signal the onset of a disease, providing a forecast of what might afflict you in the future. "You could fit 100 of those little machines across the width of a hair," Hood says.
Prediction is great, he says, but ethically you also want prevention -- using the information collected by nanobots and other methods to design specific drugs to perturb or prevent disease networks. These custom-made drugs, long a promise of biotech, would weed out side effects and would offer a highly personalized medicine. "In the future, physicians will have to treat us as individuals," Hood says.
Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires October 20th, 2014
Superconducting circuits, simplified: New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips October 18th, 2014
Nanocoatings Market By Product Is Expected To Reach USD 8.17 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. October 15th, 2014
Perpetuus Carbon Group Receives Independent Verification of its Production Capacity for Graphenes at 140 Tonnes per Annum: Perpetuus Becomes the First Manufacturer in the Sector to Allow Third Party Audit October 7th, 2014
Production of Biocompatible Polymers in Iran October 30th, 2014
Amorphous Coordination Polymer Particles as alternative to classical nanoplatforms for nanomedicine October 30th, 2014
'Electronic skin' could improve early breast cancer detection October 29th, 2014
Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact October 29th, 2014