Future approaches of nanomedicine in clinical science

by Brewer, Mary; Zhang, Tierui Z.; Dong, Wenjun; Rutherford, Michael Robert; Tian, Z. Ryan

Burgeoning applications of nanotechnology are altering practices in traditional medicine. Promoted by the National Institutes of Health, nanomedicinal research is advancing technologies and revolutionizing strategies in clinical science by providing easy access to innovative nanodevices and nanosystems based on the rational design and precise integration of functional nanomaterials. Many long-standing challenges in clinical science could be met through advancement and revolutionization. Nanomedicinal diagnostics could acquire critical information regarding the status of diseased tissues and organs quickly and inexpensively with minimal sampling size and invasion. New strategies in therapeutic and regenerative nanomedicines will enable clinicians to take actions in a timely fashion and patient-friendly manner.

Journal
Medical Clinics of North America
Volume
91
Issue
5
Year
2007
Start Page
963
ISBN/ISSN
1557-9859; 0025-7125
DOI
10.1016/j.mcna.2007.05.006