Nano-Bio Convergence

Small Times examines the ongoing convergence of nanotechnology and biology - the wellspring of future nanomedicine and resulting healthy life extension. Hot topics today center around reprogramming existing cellular mechnanisms to do new and useful things: Regenerative medicine based on stem cell research is an early step forward in this process. "The better we get at hijacking, and even designing, biological systems, the broader the impact of the nano-bio convergence." The groundwork of today will make possible the medical nanorobots of tomorrow, tools that could be used to greatly extend the healthy human life span. As they say, "Biology is the nanotechnology that works."



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