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>Journals >Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social >Year 2011, Issue 6

Romero-Morelos P, Peralta-Rodríguez R, Mendoza-Rodríguez M, Valdivia-Flores A, Marrero-Rodríguez D, Paniagua-García L, Rodríguez-Cabrales J, Parra-Melquiádez M, Salcedo-Vargas M
The nanotechnology as a support for diagnosis and prognosis in cancer research
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2011; 49 (6)

Language: Español
References: 22
Page: 621-630
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Recently, technological advances have greatly increased, generating the development of the nanotechnology, which is responsible for the design of structures and materials in the nanometer scale. This creates one of the most important cutting-edge sciences integrating the physics, chemistry, engineering and biology sciences. Specifically the integration with biology, results in a new science called nanobiotechnology, which has as a goal, the nanomedicine, mainly looking for a more precise molecular diagnostic and prognostic processes, as well as the new design of drugs in the personalized medicine field. On the other hand, at molecular level in the medical research, the nanoparticles are the most commonly used as tools, while in the molecular diagnostics are the gold nano particles, paramagnetic nanoparticles and quantum dots, which can be used for diagnosis and treatment of several diseases including cancer diseases. Quantum dots are the most promising tools for diagnosis and therapy in cancer research.

Key words: Nanotechnology, nanomedicine, quantum dots, neoplasms.


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