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Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles
By Peter Shadbolt, for CNN
9:39 PM EDT, Wed March 25, 2015
Nanotechnology could be the next big thing in the fight against diseases and viruses.
Nanostructured surfaces for implants are already becoming part of the medical firmament. "These are being approved by the Food and Drug Administration and we're seeing better bone growth, better tissue growth and we're seeing the ability to decrease infection using these materials," said Dr Thomas Webster.
One area where nanotechnology is shaping up as a medical game changer is in the area of medical sensors.
Courtesy Dr Thomas Webster
Dr Webster said nanomaterials on implants that could control biological events was not far away. "We are just on the edge of a whole big effort in terms of developing sensors out of nanomaterials that can do that," he said.