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June 7th, 2010

Nanotech blazes biomedical trail

Abstract:
Local researchers are using nanotechnology to pioneer breakthroughs in medical science that could radically change the way diseases such as tuberculosis and type two diabetes are treated, or prevent them from occurring all together.

Professor Viness Pillay, professor of pharmaceutics and NRF research chair in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, at Wits University, says working at the nanoscale allows researchers to harness new properties of particles, as they behave differently at an atomic level.

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