Nanotechnology in Medicine: Emerging Applications

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Momentum Press, Feb 7, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 172 pages
This book will describe some of the most recent breakthroughs and promising developments in the search for improved diagnostics and therapies at the very small scales of living biological systems. While still very much a technology in the research and development stage, nanotechnology is already transforming today's medicine. This book, written by a general science author, provides a general overview of medical treatment potentials of nanotechnology in new, more effective drug delivery systems, in less invasive, ultra-small scale medical tools, and in new materials that can mimic or enhance natural materials like living tissue.

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Chapter 1Nanotechnology and Appetite Control
Side Effects Safety Concerns
Impact of Nanotechnology Developments on the Perceptions of Oncologists
Rivals Emerging
Futuristic Vision
Chapter 3Controlling Cholesterol
Futuristic Drug Delivery Mechanisms
Chapter 5Molecular Imaging and Diagnostics
Nanotech Steroids in Sports

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