Science Journal of Physics

September 2016, Volume 2016, ISSN:2276-6367

Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

Carbon Nanotubes and Its Applications in Medical Science: A Review

Debesh Nandan Rath, Dr. P.L Nayak

Lecturer in physics ,G.Sc College,Athgarh
E-mail: debeshnandan@gmail.com

Accepted on August 26, 2016; Available Online 2 September 2016

doi: 10.7237/sjp/201

Abstract:

With the prospect of gene therapy, cancer treatments, and innovative new answers for life-threatening diseases on the horizon, the science of nanomedicine has become an ever-growing field that has an incredible ability to bypass barriers. The properties and characteristics of CNTs are still being researched heavily and scientists have barely begun to tap the potential of these structures. Single and multiple walled carbon nanotubes have already proven to serve as safer and more effective alternatives to previous drug delivery methods. They can pass through membranes, carrying therapeutic drugs, vaccines, and nucleic acids deep into the cell to targets previously unreachable. They also serve as ideal non-toxic vehicles which, in some cases, increase the solubility of the drug attached, resulting in greater efficacy and safety. Overall, recent studies regarding CNTs have shown a very promising glimpse of what lies ahead in the future of medicine

Keyword: MWNTs, Plasma Temperature, Pharmacokinetics, Nanoscale Dimensions, Biosensors, Membranes, Nanomedicine

 

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