The incidence of neurological diseases increases. The up to date diagnostics and therapeutics approaches require the cost-effective and personalized solutions. The nanomedicine now, - and likely more in the future - opens a new horizon in the treatment of neurological diseases. The nano-size materials have several advantages that make it their use as drug delivery systems, and imaging agent. Very important aspect is that these materials can transfer across the blood-brain barrier. The functionalization and surface modification of nanomaterials enhances this effect. The authors summarize of neurological application of nanoparticles according to the current data. They provide an overview about the most common used nanomedical materials, targeted drug delivery mechanisms and nano-imaging opportunities.
|Translated title of the contribution||Targeted nanomedicine in diagnostics and therapy of neurological diseases|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - May 30 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology