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Nanomaterials:.Perspectives.and.Possibilities.in.Nanomedicine

Rapid.advances.in.the.field.of.nanotechnology.have.resulted.in.the.development.of.methods.to.prepare,.modify,.and.study.materials.and.mechanisms.at.the.molecular.and.atomic.levels,.providing. tools.to.probe.biological.structures.and.processes.on.a.scale.not.previously.possible.[1]..This.greater. understanding. of. biology. has,. in. turn,. fuelled. nanotechnology. by. directing. research. in. medical. materials,.devices,.and.treatments.[2]..Divisible.into.complementary.branches.of.biological.discovery.and.biological.mimicry,.research.in.this.field.forms.a.nascent.multifaceted.domain.requiring. collaborative.expertise. from.biologists,.physicists,.chemists,.and.engineers,.which. is.collectively. defined.as.nanobiotechnology.[3]..Specific.application.of.nanobiotechnology.to.nano-.and.molecular-scale.design.of.devices.for.the.prevention,.treatment,.and.cure.of.illness.and.disease.is.called. nanomedicine.[1].