Medical Clinics of North America Volume 91 Nanomedicine: Issue Number 5
Author: Chiming Wei
Release Date: September 01, 2007
Ask yourself, what if the patient could swallow the surgeon? Nanomedicine is the process of diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease and traumatic injury, relieving pain, and preserving and improving human health using molecular tools-tiny nanorobots that can be introduced into the human body to monitor, repair, and improve all biological systems. Dr. Chiming Wei, MD, PhD, President of the American Academy of Nanomedicine, has put together an amazing issue with a group of brilliant authors that are doing revolutionary work in the field. Nanomedicine has practical implications for almost every area of internal medicine, and beyond. Cancer treatment has been transformed by nanotechnology, which offers a nonsurgical method of tumor removal, and even a way for doctors to seek out and destroy cancer cells before a tumor develops. In addition to oncology, nanomedicine has revolutionized pharmacology and drug delivery, diagnostics, genetics, toxicology, cardiology, and neurology, and more. This must-read issue is one of the most cutting-edge of the Medical Clinics in all its 90 years of publication.