The application of nanotechnology in medicine, such as the use of nanobots to combat cancer and other diseases or pathogens by working on a cellular and molecular level within the body. "Nano" refers to a billionth of a meter, which is the width of five carbon atoms.

Articles on that refer to Nanomedicine

Interview with Robert A. Freitas Jr. Part 2 By Robert A. Freitas Jr. and Sander Olson
Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine and Nanosurgery By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Say Ah By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Nanomedicine By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Death is an Outrage By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Book Review: How does the body react to medical nanodevices? By Ralph C. Merkle
Interview with Robert A. Freitas Jr. Part 1 By Sander Olson and Robert A. Freitas Jr.
The Vasculoid Personal Appliance By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Molecular Manufacturing: Too Dangerous to Allow? By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Empowering the Really Little Guys By Glenn Harlan Reynolds

News Articles that refer to Nanomedicine

Elsevier Announces First-ever Journal of Nanomedicine
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Nanobiotech Pioneers Predict Nanomedicine Impact within Five Years
Nanomedicine Vol. I back on line
Nanomedicine Vol. IIA now available free online
Nanotechnology-based applications are accelerating the development of nanomedicine
Nanobiotech: Notable Progress in a Still Nascent Field
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Forever Young: The new scientific search for immortality
Experts: Nanomedicine vital to cancer cure

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Nanomedicine - The Foresight Institute
Robert A. Freitas Jr. is currently writing Nanomedicine, the first book to comprehensively address the technical issues involved in the medical applications of molecular nanotechnology and medical nanodevice design. Nanomedicine will be published in three volumes. The book represents a preliminary attempt to explore the full range of nanomedical applications, along with some details of the required foundational technical competencies. An established biomedical book publisher, Landes Bioscience, has been signed to produce all three volumes. Nanomedicine, Volume I, was published in October 1999 and may be ordered directly either from the publisher or from The anticipated publication date for Volume II is October 2002.

Center for Biologic Nanotechnology
The Center for Biologic Nanotechnology takes its name from two inspirations. First, the work of the Center is aimed at applying nanotechnology to solving biological problems of medical interest. Second, the Center believes successful nanotechnolgies can be quickly realized by following the example of biology, which has built multiple types of nanodevices by scaling up molecular entities. The Center begins with molecular entities and scales them up to nanotechnologic size devices.

The Foresight Institute
Foresight Institute's goal is to guide emerging technologies to improve the human condition. Foresight focuses its efforts upon nanotechnology, the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision, and upon systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions.