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Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize medicine by enabling precise and targeted delivery of drugs, imaging and diagnosis, and developing new therapeutic approaches. Discuss.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

4. Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize medicine by enabling precise and targeted delivery of drugs, imaging and diagnosis, and developing new therapeutic approaches. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the applications and potential applications of nano technology in medicine.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by defining nano-technology and its various applications.

Body:

First, with examples, write about the areas in medicines where nano technology is being applied – Drug Delivery, Diagnostic Techniques, Antibacterial Treatments, Wound Treatment and Cell Repair etc.

Next, write about the potential treatments where the application of nano technology will revolutionise modern medicine.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising the scope of nano-technology modern medicine.