The book is an introduction to nanomedicine informed by a philosophical reflection about the domain and recent developments. It is an overview of the field, sketching out the main areas of current investment and research. The authors present some case-studies illustrating the different areas of research (nanopharmacy, theranostics and patient monitoring) as well as reflecting on the risks that accompany it, such as unanticipated impacts on human health and environmental toxicity. This introduction to a fast-growing field in modern medical research is of great interest to researchers working in many disciplines as well as the general public. In addition to an overview of the work currently ongoing, the authors critically assess these projects from an ethical and philosophical perspective.
- Provides an overview of nanomedicine
- Employs a reflective and coherent critical evaluation of the benefits and risks of nanomedicine
- Written in an accessible manner intended for a wide audience
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2. Nanopharmacy: What's New With the Nano?
3. Theranostics: Toward a New Integrative Horizon
4. Health Under Surveillance
5. Genetic Nanomedicine
6. Toxicology of Nanomaterials: A New Toxicology?
7. Organs on Chips, Miniaturization and Medical Specialties: The Different Logics of Nanomedicine
8. Regenerative Medicine: Mobilizing the Body's Own Repair Mechanisms