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Is this the Future of Health Care? Options
jim
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 3:18:37 PM

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IBM Nanoparticle Breakthrough Destroys Drug-Resistant Bacteria

To me, this just makes more sense.

Today, to develop a new drug for a particular disease, the pharmaceutical companies go through all sorts of inefficient processes, trying this combinatorial chemistry, that genetic manipulation, in hopes of stumbling across something effective. It's like using a bowling ball to dig a hole.

With nanotech, the process should be so much more efficient:

1. Determine the differences between the cells you want to eradicate and the ones that you don't.
2. Program the nanodevice to carry out the desired actions against the offending cells.

Obviously there will still be testing, trials, etc. But it seems to me that the process overall eliminates tons of waste that is inherent in the current "hit or miss" methodologies.

Thoughts?
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