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Ask a Scientist: What Nanomaterials Would Be Useful for Medicine?

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Hello, I'm Will Hughes, the associate dean of the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State University.

(Describer) Title: Ask a Scientist – Nanotechnology.

I think a nanomaterial that would be useful for medicine, going forward, is DNA-- the DNA inside our body, and synthetic DNA used for both doing diagnostics as well as theranostics for a host of diseases that range from cancer all the way to heart disease and many, many others. DNA can be used by engineering it into circuits, which can be used for detecting disease as well as doing computation on biological systems.

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Nano expert Will Hughes from Boise State University discusses the current and potential uses of nanotechnology in the field of medicine. Part of the “Ask a Scientist” series.

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