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Nanotechnology in medicine: concepts and concerns; Nanotecnologia em medicina: aspectos fundamentais e principais preocupacoes

Abstract

The recent advances in the development of nanomaterials have opened new and exciting opportunities for their applications in medicine. These applications include molecular imaging, drug-delivery, and photothermal therapy. Despite the progress in medicinal applications of nanomaterials, several key problems remain unaddressed. Recent advances in this area include the enhancement of sensitivity in early diagnosis and therapy, in addition to investigations into the possible toxicity of nanomaterials. However, since little is known about the toxicity of nanomaterials, the regulation of these materials is a slow and complex process. This paper reviews the current scenario in the applications of nanomaterials in medicine as well as the main concerns and regulatory questions. (author)
Authors:
Cancino, Juliana; Marangoni, Valeria S.; Zucolotto, Valtencir [1] 
  1. Universidade de Sao Paulo (IFSC/USP), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Instituto de Fisica. Grupo de Nanomedicina e Nanotoxicologia
Publication Date:
May 15, 2014
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quimica Nova (Online); Journal Volume: 37; Journal Issue: 3
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; BRAZIL; DIAGNOSIS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; IN VITRO; IN VIVO; MEDICINE; NANOSTRUCTURES; REGULATIONS; THERAPY; TOXICITY
OSTI ID:
22250206
Country of Origin:
Brazil
Language:
Portuguese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1678-7064; TRN: BR1400260071381
Availability:
Available from http://www.scielo.br/pdf/qn/v37n3/v37n3a22.pdf
Submitting Site:
BRN
Size:
page(s) 521-526
Announcement Date:
Jul 18, 2014

Citation Formats

Cancino, Juliana, Marangoni, Valeria S., and Zucolotto, Valtencir. Nanotechnology in medicine: concepts and concerns; Nanotecnologia em medicina: aspectos fundamentais e principais preocupacoes. Brazil: N. p., 2014. Web.
Cancino, Juliana, Marangoni, Valeria S., & Zucolotto, Valtencir. Nanotechnology in medicine: concepts and concerns; Nanotecnologia em medicina: aspectos fundamentais e principais preocupacoes. Brazil.
Cancino, Juliana, Marangoni, Valeria S., and Zucolotto, Valtencir. 2014. "Nanotechnology in medicine: concepts and concerns; Nanotecnologia em medicina: aspectos fundamentais e principais preocupacoes." Brazil.
@misc{etde_22250206,
title = {Nanotechnology in medicine: concepts and concerns; Nanotecnologia em medicina: aspectos fundamentais e principais preocupacoes}
author = {Cancino, Juliana, Marangoni, Valeria S., and Zucolotto, Valtencir}
abstractNote = {The recent advances in the development of nanomaterials have opened new and exciting opportunities for their applications in medicine. These applications include molecular imaging, drug-delivery, and photothermal therapy. Despite the progress in medicinal applications of nanomaterials, several key problems remain unaddressed. Recent advances in this area include the enhancement of sensitivity in early diagnosis and therapy, in addition to investigations into the possible toxicity of nanomaterials. However, since little is known about the toxicity of nanomaterials, the regulation of these materials is a slow and complex process. This paper reviews the current scenario in the applications of nanomaterials in medicine as well as the main concerns and regulatory questions. (author)}
journal = {Quimica Nova (Online)}
issue = {3}
volume = {37}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Brazil}
year = {2014}
month = {May}
}