We have listened a lot about nanomachines treating diseases. I just want to know if there some research going on where nanomachines replace the corrupt cell signaling to treat diseases? Elaborating further, I mean to say suppose a cell signaling includes a Boolean gate way, may be implemented by some protein, is there any research going on in the direction of replacing that protein with nanomachine/synthetic device in case it gets corrupt, or stops functing? Any references will be welcomed

  • $\begingroup$ You have to first define nanomachine. We have not yet invented (as of 2018) nanomachine as like the borg nanoprobes. If you mean a nanomachine as in a protein... well the only example for correcting cell signalling in a disease would be insulin treating diabetes. $\endgroup$ – JayCkat Jun 29 '18 at 8:15
  • $\begingroup$ There is a lot of research into correcting/changing cell signalling under disease conditions, but so far we don't have anorganic technology that is anywhere near what would be required to do that - so people just use proteins (sometimes engineerd/'non-natural' ones) to change how other proteins work . $\endgroup$ – Nicolai Jun 29 '18 at 11:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Nicolai If it is possible can you provide me some references which I can go through? $\endgroup$ – Ankit Jun 30 '18 at 6:24

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