Toxicology is the study of medicine that addresses how the body reacts with different substances and chemicals. Nanoparticles and nanotechnology made components are foreign bodies made of a diverse amount of substances and particles. It is essential for medical researchers to take into account how the interaction of these foreign substances will react with the body’s natural chemical balance. As well, researchers are eager to identify and capitalize on the positive effects that can be derived from manipulating the nanoscale combinations and changes of chemicals in the body. So far medical researchers have found uses of nanocompounds in the treatment of blood-borne diseases, and the use of nanosensors to analyze chemical changes in the body as signs of the presence of dangerous pathogens and the emergence of disease. For more information on developments in how nanotoxicology works contact a nanotechnology company to request information on new advancements in nanomedicine.
One of the more unique applications of nanotechnology in nanomedicine has been in the treatment of diseases and pathogens that affect the blood. In nanorobotic cancer, and other mass based disease treatments, the effectiveness relies on specific targeting of the location of the disease or bacteria. In nanotoxicology treatments for blood based diseases, the low density and fluidity of the pathogen makes it difficult for local treatment to be effective. Instead, nanomedical treatments rely on the biochemical properties of different nanoparticles to deliver effective treatments. In one instance researchers have developed a strategy for completely filtering out blood based diseases using magnetic nanoparticles and a traditional dialysis. Unlike dialysis however, nanotoxicology technology uses specific attractive compounds in the nanoparticles to bind only to the harmfully cells and pathogens. This allows the dialysis to only filter out the harmful toxins while pumping the clean and healthy blood back into the body.
Medical research is also working to develop nanoparticle sized sensors that can accurately predict when a health risk or change is occurring in the body. The sensors use electrical devices to measure nanoscale changes in varying compounds in the body which are specific signifiers of different conditions. For example, nanosensors would be able to detect if a cancerous or tumor cells is forming based on readings of different biological changes in the body.
If you are interested in specific nanotoxicology procedures that can be used to do an early cancer diagnosis or treat a blood disease contact a nanotechnology company for more information regarding nanomedicine.