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April 27th, 2006

Health care's nanotechnology hopes

It's an area that promises to make drug delivery, diagnosis and treatment of diseases like cancer more efficient by enabling therapies to target only harmful cells, be absorbed in the bloodstream better and slip past immune-system responses that trigger toxic side effects.

Nanotechnologies also have the potential to improve diagnostics by creating new ways of imaging and assessing the states of the body based on properties unique to nanoscale materials, said Jason Robert, assistant life-sciences professor at Arizona State University in Tempe.


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