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Nanotechnology Based Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Neurological Disorders

[+] Author Affiliations
Vijay K. Varadan

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Paper No. NEMB2010-13014, pp. 1-2; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/NEMB2010-13014
From:
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • ASME 2010 First Global Congress on NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology
  • Houston, Texas, USA, February 7–10, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME Nanotechnology Council
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4392-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3866-2
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME

abstract

This talk is aimed at presenting novel solutions developed recently by the author’s group for many neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea and sleep disorders using the fundamental research and developments in nanotechnologies and wireless sensor network. Point-of-care (POC) diagnostics promises to bring diagnostic testing out of the laboratory directly to patients and the general public wherever they may be. The key to POC diagnostics is capable of bringing immediate answers so that health care professionals can make rapid and accurate diagnosis of disease so as to ensure the effectiveness of therapy and early detection for preventive therapy. Selected movies illustrating the applications of both invasive and non-invasive wireless nanosensor systems to patients and surgical procedures will be shown at the talk.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME

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