Thursday, July 13, 2006

Nano Alert

Here's some really good news on the medical diagnoses and nanotech front--if you can get past all the high-faluting, scientific mumbo-jumbo speak. It lost me when it got to "Godel's incompleteness theorem", but up till then it was really fascinating.

Update: One thing of note in this piece is that the author talks about the way medicine will change in the near future, not just in improved diagnosis, but improved treatment. With the new technology he describes, he says doctors will actually be able to cure many of the diseases the nanotech advances help diagnose, something he says is rare at this point. He points to a day of truly individualized medicine, where doctors have real answers for each patient, and not just educated guesses drawn from general observation. Sounds good to me.