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Biomaterials and Bio-interfaces

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Nanotechnology is shaping the practice of medicine, promising advances of unprecedented scope. 

It is highly likely that many chronic diseases now considered incurable — including several types of cancer — will ultimately yield to molecular medicine. Innovative diagnostic procedures will allow physicians to detect anomalies at the cellular level, greatly enhancing the likelihood of desirable treatment outcomes.  New nanomaterials and biomaterials ultimately will result in sophisticated prosthetic devices, even synthetic or bioengineered organs. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is working with allied departments to accelerate the development and deployment of these materials.

 

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