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Eminent scientists to lecture in Dallas
Date:3/27/2008

During the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, convening this week at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, several eminent scientists will be part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, the meeting will feature a Distinguished Lecture designed to interest delegates from all Scientific Groups. All lectures will occur in the Stemmons Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Wednesday, April 2, 11:00 a.m.

Jim Baker, Jr.
Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine & Biological Science (MNIMBS)
Ann Arbor, Mich., USA

Nanotechnology for the Enhancement of Human Health

The application of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of human diseases holds great promise, but has great hurdles. Nanomaterials must be biocompatible, non-toxic and functional in biologic (wet) conditions, and sufficiently well-defined to pass the scrutiny of regulatory agencies.

Early applications of nanomaterials will likely involve the development of medications that take advantage of unique aspects of nanostructures to achieve or enhance therapeutic activity. Examples will be provided for the design, synthesis, and analysis of therapeutic nanomaterials where distinct kinds of attached molecules allow for unique therapeutic functions. These applications include antimicrobial compounds, drug and gene delivery, and functional imaging. Concepts of future nanotechnology applicationssuch as cellular engineering, human performance augmentation, and genetic manipulation for the treatment of human diseasewill be addressed.


Thursday, April 3, 11:30 a.m.

Milton Packer
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA

Engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise in a Multi-institutional and Multidisciplinary Environment

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Contact: Linda Hemphill
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International & American Association for Dental Research
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