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Nanomedicine and nanoparticles

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/032314_8.mp3

Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to modern medicine, such as using microscopic nanoparticles to deliver drugs to specific cells to help cut down the dosage and side effects. Thomas Webster, Ph.D., discusses nanotechnology, how it’s being used in modern medicine, and how nanotechnology could shape the future of medicine.