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Introduction to nanotechnology: potential applications in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Gordon, Assaf T and Lutz, Greg E and Boninger, Michael L and Cooper, Rory A (2007) Introduction to nanotechnology: potential applications in physical medicine and rehabilitation. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists, 86 (3). pp. 225-241. ISSN 0894-9115

Abstract

Nanotechnology is a scientific movement that has the potential to transform the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the 21st century. The area of investigation is defined by the study, design, manipulation, manufacture, and control of materials or devices by physical or chemical means at resolutions on the order of one billionth of a meter. The potential for a wide range of clinical applications makes a basic understanding of nanotechnology important to physiatrists. This review presents an introduction to nanotechnology and discusses key developments in tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging, diagnostics, surface texturing, and biointerfaces that could impact the practice of physiatry in the future.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gordon, Assaf T
Lutz, Greg E
Boninger, Michael Lboninger@upmc.eduboninger@upmc.edu
Cooper, Rory Arcooper@pitt.edurcooper@pitt.edu
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: March 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists
Volume: 86
Number: 3
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Page Range: pp. 225-241
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/phm.0b013e318031ee1a
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0894-9115
MeSH Headings: Clinical Laboratory Techniques; Dendrimers; Drug Delivery Systems; Gene Therapy; Humans; Magnetics; Nanostructures; Nanotechnology; Physical Medicine--methods; Rehabilitation; Surface Properties; Tissue Engineering
PubMed ID: 17314708
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2012 14:07
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14831

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