Nanotechnology and Medicine Term Paper by Peter Pen

Nanotechnology and Medicine
Investigates the applications of nanotechnology in the field of medicine.
# 109594 | 3,110 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008
Published on Dec 03, 2008 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Biology (Biotechnology)

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This paper defines nanotechnology as any technology on the scale of one billionth of a meter, which is aimed at creating things with novel properties. The author points out that medical technology will most likely be the first to benefit from nanotechnology because the field of medicine calls for molecular scale manipulation of matter. The paper discuses the applications of nanotechnology for pinpoint drug delivery, biological samples, regeneration and treatment of heart problems and cancer. Several color pictures and charts are included with the paper.

Table of Contents:
Importance of Nanotechnology
Global Research Efforts
Research Funding
Medical Applications
Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
Early Detection of Plaque
Smart Planting
Treatment of Cancer
1RNA Targeted Drug Delivery
New Approach to Neuroscience
Ethical Impacts
Appendix A: Timeline for Application Development

From the Paper:

"Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are two of the many cancer treatment options available today, when invasive surgery is not an option. Chemotherapy is the use of chemicals to treat diseased tissues. This kind of treatment can vary and has a wide range of side-effects because it mostly affects the fast-dividing cells in the patient's body. Radiation therapy is exactly what it sounds like. It uses ionized radiation to control the growth of diseased or cancerous tissues, when a cure is not possible. Of course, these treatments vary depending on the specific type and stage of cancer."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Papadaki, M, "Research on medical applications of nanotechnology in the European Union", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE, 22, Jan. 2003, p. 88.
  • "The truth about Nanotechnology " , Thursday, 19 June 2003Available: <>
  • "Nanomedicine and Nano-biotechnology", Nanotech Available: <>
  • Leslie D'Monte, "India thinks big about nanotechnology", March 17, 2005Available:
  • Q. Choi , "Nanotechnology Used In Thirty Billion Dollars Worth Of Goods In 2005" May 15, 2006, New York (UPI) Available: <>

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