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January 18th, 2007

Nanotechnology revolution

Abstract:
In medicine, we are already seeing research on: new ways to deliver drugs with contact lenses; the directing of drugs to tumours with tiny "smart bombs"; gold "nano-bullets" that seek-and-destroy tumours; starving cancer with nanoparticles; diagnosing diseases such as Alzheimer's, monitoring health and fighting sickness with tiny probes; and growing new organs from scratch. Biochemists are hoping to deploy viruses as "nanocameras" to get a clearer picture of what is going on inside cells.

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