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The application of nanotechnology to medicine is revolutionizing healthcare. This book focuses on the science and engineering driving this revolution, the fabrication of nanostructures for diagnosis and therapy, advanced imaging at the molecular scale and the application of nanoscale physics to bring novel solutions to the detection and treatment of disease. Particular emphasis is placed on hard nanotechnology (e.g. quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, silica) rather than the soft nanotechnology of molecular chemistry.


Physical scientists, Engineers, Biologists, Biochemists, Chemists and Physicians

Included in series
Frontiers of Nanoscience

Hardbound, 196 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-098338-7


  • Preface, Huw Summers
    Nanomedicine - biological warfare at the cellular level, Huw Summers
    Part I. Nanotechnology
    Magnetic nanoparticles for targeted cancer diagnosis and therapy, Marc J. Williams and Serena A. Corr
    Gold nanoparticles for imaging and radiotherapy, S. J. McMahon and Fred Currell
    Electron microscopy of nanoparticles in cells, Andy Brown and Nicole Hondow
    Part II. Applications
    Uptake and toxicology of nanoparticles, Paul Rees
    Biological microniches characterizing pathological lesions: Impact on nanoparticle-based delivery of therapeutics, Ismail M. Meraz, Victor Segura-Ibarra, Fransisca Leonard, Javier Gonzalez, Sally Ally, Biana Godin and Rita E. Serda


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