November 2006
Futurist;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 40 Issue 6, Special section p4
The article presents an outlook on the state of global health and medicine for 2007. The uses of nanotechnology in medicine, such as bio-nanotubes in drug-delivery systems, will increase. It is predicted that drugs will be individualized according to the genome of a patient by 2030. Techniques using embryonic stem cells could help to treat people suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The prevalence of hyperactivity and attention deficit among children is due to their lack of contact with nature.


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