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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The NanoMedRev Project




This is my first article in my first blog, NanoMedRev. Therefore, I take this opportunity to introduce my blog to the world. My experience as a blogger is null and is starting now. I'll have to gain experience and expertise gradually over time, article after article, redesign after redesign, always having in mind a continuous effort of self-improvement. It is, after all, how I am. 

NanoMedRev stands for "Nanomedicine Revolution".

Imediately after the blog title, stands the following motto: "Nanomedicine Revolution, with Passion and a High Sense of Responsibility".

Is nanomedicine really a "revolution"?

In the last decade (2000-2010) was published a huge number of scientific research works with applications in various fields of nanomedicine. This number of publications grew with a rate very interesting over the last decade. Besides, after 2010, the 
number of publications of scientific research works with applications in various fields of nanomedicine continues to grow and gaining a significantly substantial critical mass.

Everyday new works are published presenting breakthroughs and progresses in the aplication nanotechnology for medical purposes. Nanoengineered nanoparticles, nanocarriers, micelles, liposomes, nanocrystal drugs, gold nanoparticles, nanofibers, quantum dots (QDs), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), nanopolymers, nanotechnology-based scaffolds for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering show technological capabilities to pave the way to new and important advances in medicine and biomedicine. Many of these advances would never be possible without a nanotechnology-enabled approach. Thus, in my personal opinion, is no abuse of language to state that nanomedicine is revolutionizing medicine and biomedicine. In other words, nanotechnology is revolutionizing  medicine and biomedicine  through nanomedicine.

The motto of NanoMedRev is: "Nanomedicine Revolution, with Passion and a High Sense of Responsibility".


At a first glance, this seems an intrinsic contradiction. "A revolution with passion". Well, this makes some sense. Many of the revolutionaries who idealize a revolution do it because they really believe in their cause, engage themselves deeply into the cause and ultimately make the revolution with passion. 

However, a revolution "with a high sense of responsibility"? Does this sound right? Does this make sense? Revolutions are not known for their high sense of responsibility, at least apparently, though in fact in some cases this can really happen.


Well, quite honestly, to me it makes perfect sense. 

Some revolutions are often associated with anger, fury, changing by the imposition of force, rebellion, inconsequential actions and little or total lack of sense of responsibility.

However, some other revolutions are peaceful, progressive, slow, sustained and carried out under the auspices of a high sense of responsibility.

The first idea of ​​revolution given above does not apply to the concept of NanoMedRev. However, the second model of revolution applies entirely to the concept of NanoMedRev. It is this way I perceive how nanotechnology will bring real benefits to medicine and biomedicine, step-by-step, day after day, year after year. Thus, NanoMedRev stands for a nanomedicine revolution, peaceful, progressive, slow, sustained and carried out under the auspices of a high sense of responsibility. Just add a great passion, and the concept is complete. This is how my personal thinking fits into my personal blog - NanoMedRev - and into the nanomedicine revolution as well.


Why do I put so much emphasis on the high sense of responsibility in the nanomedicine revolution? Because there are numerous reasons for this, such as:
  • Environmental concerns;
  • Public health concerns;
  • Ethical concerns;
  • Philosophical questions.

Therefore, I'll try as much as I can to address the nanomedicine revolution, its concerns and questions seriously and with a high sense of responsibility.

And, let me add, due to my own personal nature, I write about all these issues with great passion. It is the only way I find to do a work of quality: with passion.

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