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The Importance of Nanotechnology in Medicine

The Importance of Nanotechnology in Medicine


One of the areas where nanotechnology is being touted to create a huge impact on and will benefit society the most is medicine. Nanotechnology in medicine is actually being seen as the future of wellness and is being actively used these days in creating a better drug delivery system that makes the absorption of the components of medication more effective. Some of the medications that already use nanotechnology to effectively deliver their components to the areas that they need to get to include those that are meant for controlling cholesterol levels and for suppressing one’s appetite for effective weight loss.

Smart Drugs with the Use of Nanotechnology

When you talk about nanotechnology in medicine, one of the areas that is getting a lot of attention and where a lot of research is being done is in the creation of what is called smart drugs. Smart drugs will effectively target the areas that they need to target to effectively eradicate the cause of the ailment that the person is suffering. There are a lot of ailments that will need this kind of a drug, and researchers are trying to come up with drug therapies that can help people get over illnesses faster simply because the drugs that they are taking work more effectively.

Nanotechnology and Cancer

One of the ailments that is being seen as a beneficiary of the development of nanotechnology in medicine is cancer, and the National Cancer Institute has seen this. They have even created an alliance called the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, and the investments that they make in this direction is done with the hopes of finding breakthroughs that can help in the early detection, diagnostics, and treatment of the different forms of this ailment.

Nanotechnology and Future Medical Uses

There are a lot of areas in medicine that will greatly benefit from the further development of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology in medicine will benefit those that suffer from heart disease, respiratory problems, and diabetes in the future with the breakthroughs that may be found in the research that is being made in these areas. Other areas that may see some help from nanotechnology in the future also include fertility issues, brain issues or malfunctions, and even the reparation of senses. These areas are also being researched by experts in these fields along with experts in nanotechnology. This is done to find solutions to problems that have plagued humans for ages now.

Cell and Bone Regeneration with Nanotechnology

Also included in the list of possible future uses nanotechnology in medicine are those that revolve around cell and bone regeneration. The cell and nerve regeneration possibility is actually in its early stages of research and development, and it won’t be long till these become a reality and can be used to help people who need to have certain cells in their body mended or bones that need fixing repaired. The use of nanotechnology in these areas of medicine is one that people look forward to since the discovery of solutions for broken bones and for cell reparation can lead to better and faster healing of the body.

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  1. #1 by RuchiaHarana on February 28, 2015 - 5:11 am

    Will there be a faster rate of finding new cures for new disease outbreaks using nanotechnology?

  2. #2 by RuchiaHarana on February 28, 2015 - 5:19 am

    And also, will people from third world countries receive better medical services due to the use of nanotechnology?

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