Next Step: Nanomedicine

Imagine if doctors could find and eliminate cancer cells before a tumor develops, implant a pump the size of a molecule to deliver medication exactly where it is needed in a patient's body, or remove the broken part of a cell and replace it with a tiny biological machine. Welcome to the possibilities of nanomedicine, according to the National Institutes of Health's Web site.

Nanomedicine is medical diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment at the molecular level to cure disease or r

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