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Nanomedicine

J. Cancino-Bernardi
V.S. Marangoni
V. Zucolotto    Group of Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology, Institute of Physics of São Carlos, University of São Paulo (Universidade de São Paulo—USP), São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract

The possibility of applying nanomaterials to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases makes nanomedicine one of the most attractive areas of nanotechnology. The application of nanomaterials in molecular imaging, drug delivery, and therapeutic interventions promises to have a positive impact in this area owing to the unique properties of nanoparticles, which will allow them to overcome cellular and physiological barriers. Nanoparticles modified with antibodies, transferases, lectins, and avidins confer ...

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