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FDA Preparing for Nanomedicine: Fantastic or Frightening?

Living 2011/06/21 23:16:50
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Singularity theorists, your wildest dreams -- or worst nightmares -- are quickly approaching reality.

The FDA is apparently having a hard time keeping up with nanomedicine (microscopic technology that can work within the human body) because, well, they don't quite understand it.

"It is a great thing that FDA now pays attention to nanotechnology," [nanomedicine developer] Gang Bao tells WebMD. "We can always publish scientific papers, but what we really want to do is have nanomedicine used in the clinic: for drug delivery, diagnosis, or treatment using nanomachines. Without FDA approval we cannot do that. So therefore this is a very important advance."

However, anyone who buys into the musings of thinkers like Ray Kurzweil or Bill Joy might be more wary.

Read More: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20110621/f...

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  • Michael McFascist 2011/06/22 23:15:34
    Fantastic
    Michael McFascist
    often times the 2 go hand in hand.
  • JJ 2011/06/22 16:51:27
    Frightening
    JJ
    I know how exciting something like this could be to people, but it could be dangerous. Right now they know that this is toxic and could cause blood clotting and more. Its suppose to work at the cellular level and they feel, could either stop or cure certain diseases , etc. But, its not a natural thing for the body, just like many chemicals aren't, but the hope people are looking for is already here...and its natural. It's called Regene-cell and I have to tell you, its not cheap, but a whole lot more safe than what the FDA is doing...and this stuff is backed up by scientist and doctors. Why the FDA wants to turn us all into mutients, I don't know, except greed [ money ]. But, if some of you want to go the way of the FDA, then more power to you.
  • hmgmcrmy 2011/06/22 14:51:42
    Frightening
    hmgmcrmy
    +1
    This is exciting to read about, despite the idea that they can't understand it yet.
  • ɟʇʇoɔs 2011/06/22 06:44:17
  • Cassie 2011/06/22 06:26:45
    Fantastic
    Cassie
    +1
    I'm all for the possibility of a world with fewer shots and surgeries...
  • moonchild 2011/06/22 04:17:21
    Fantastic
    moonchild
    +1
    The modern things aren't working for too many diseases and syndromes.. we need to take medicine to a new level, nanotechnology just may be that level.
  • Jareth Majere 2011/06/22 03:46:20
    Fantastic
    Jareth Majere
    +1
    & frightening
  • CyrilMacKenzieRicketts 2011/06/22 01:22:21
    Fantastic
    CyrilMacKenzieRicketts
    It'd be nice if they caught up to Russia and made some investigations into Phage treatments, however. Of course, if you think about it, all the New Age people would latch onto that like a leech to delicious person-foot.
  • jgh57 2011/06/22 00:36:26
    Fantastic
    jgh57
    +1
    I think it could be great. This could be a way to clean out arteries in the heart and brain, repair damaged nerves in spine and brain injuries, find and attack cancers.
  • moonchild jgh57 2011/06/22 04:18:46
    moonchild
    +1
    Maybe even reverse Alzheimer's.. and ALS.. Huntington's.. the possibilities are endless.
  • Miss Bela Rae 2011/06/22 00:20:02
    Frightening
    Miss Bela Rae
    +1
    technology in your body. one day we're all going to turn into robots. O.O
  • CyrilMa... Miss Be... 2011/06/22 01:20:46
    CyrilMacKenzieRicketts
    +1
    Remind me, how many people with pacemakers have turned into rabid monsters?
  • Miss Be... CyrilMa... 2011/06/26 01:36:34
    Miss Bela Rae
    my great-grandma has a pace maker and she's one of my favorite relatives
  • CyrilMa... Miss Be... 2011/06/26 19:43:00
    CyrilMacKenzieRicketts
    And she hasn't turned into a robot or a rabid monster yet?

    Technology's such a scary thing, I just wanted to check. I mean, I had to kill my toaster this morning after it ate my daughter.
  • Miss Be... CyrilMa... 2011/06/26 22:01:12
    Miss Bela Rae
    yeah it is. they:
    1. start fires
    2. shock people
    3. kill people's imagination
    4. mke pple typ lk ths
    5. give people headaches
    6. ruin people's eyes
    7. give people anger issues (mainly computers shutting down and people losing cell phones)
    8. you never know what you're going to find on computers or cable
    9. can seriously hurt people (widescreen televisions or stereos can fall on people)
    10. fry people (tanning beds)
  • CyrilMa... Miss Be... 2011/06/29 22:59:15
    CyrilMacKenzieRicketts
    Y'know what else does that?

    1. Lightning
    2. Lightning!
    3. Clinical Depression
    4. Severe mental retardation caused by nutrient deficiencies
    5. Dehydration
    6. Looking into the sun
    7. Having to deal with people in general
    8. You never know what you're going to find in a dark hole in the ground
    9. Rocks, ice, falling trees, leopards...
    10. Forest fires, solar light...
  • Miss Be... CyrilMa... 2011/07/05 00:39:10
    Miss Bela Rae
    yeah but technology doubles it.
  • DANNY_B0i♛ 2011/06/21 23:57:52
    Fantastic
    DANNY_B0i♛
    +1
    Nano technology is very innovative, its almost as good as stem cell research

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