Wonder of Nanotechnology - A Review

Published on Jan 1, 2014
Kumar Sinha1
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Shashikant Patel1
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Abstract
Nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of materials, devices, system through the control of the properties and structure of the matter at the nanometric scale. Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that has the potential for use in a broad array of foods, medical products and cosmetics. These nanomaterials can have different chemical, physical as well as biological properties. This review is focused on applications of nanotechnology in agriculture as well as in medicines. Nanotechnology can be used for combating the plant diseases either by controlled delivery of functional molecules or as diagnostic aids for disease detection. The potential contribution of nanotechnology in the medical sector is extremely broad and includes new diagnostic tools, imaging agents and methods, drug delivery systems and pharmaceuticals, therapies, implants and tissue engineering.
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Fluorescence nanocrystals or quantum dots (QDs) are engineered nanoparticles (NP) that have shown great promise with potential for many biological and biomedical applications, especially in drug delivery/activation and cellular imaging. The use of nanotechnology in medicine directed to drug delivery is set to expand in the coming years. However, it is unclear whether QDs, which are defined as NPs rather than small molecules, can specifically and effectively deliver drugs to molecular targets at ...
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With the rise in the global population, the demand for increased supply of food has motivated scientists and engineers to design new methods to boost agricultural production. With limited availability of land and water resources, growth in agriculture can be achieved only by increasing productivity through good agronomy and supporting it with an effective use of modern technology. Advanced agronomical methods lay stress not only on boosting agricultural produce through use of more effective fert...
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