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Program Snapshot

The Nanomedicine Initiative has two major goals:

  1. Understand how the biological machinery inside living cells is built and operates at the nanoscale.
  2. Use this information to re-engineer these structures, develop new technologies that could be applied to treating diseases, and/or leverage the new knowledge to focus work directly on translational studies to treat a disease or repair damaged tissue.

The program began in 2005 with a national network of eight Nanomedicine Development Centers.  Now, in the second half of this 10-year program, the four centers best positioned to effectively apply their findings to translational studies were selected to continue receiving support.

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Program Highlights

Controlling Neurons with Light

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Chaperone Fragments as Therapeutic Agents for Huntington Disease

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Tunable quantum dots for medical imaging

Tunable quantum dots for medical imaging

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Nanomedicine Development Centers (Previously Funded):

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