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  • Posted: 01/28/2005

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Nanodevices as a Link Between Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Researchers aim eventually to create nanodevices that do much more than deliver treatment. The goal is to create a single nanodevice that will do many things: assist in imaging inside the body, recognize precancerous or cancerous cells, release a drug that targets only those cells, and report back on the effectiveness of the treatment.

Nanodevices as a Link Between Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment