Subatomic Medicine and the Atomic Theory of Disease
- *Corresponding Author:
- Charles Bruncardi F
Department of Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at
UCLA 10833 LeConte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 06, 2012; Accepted Date: September 20, 2012; Published Date: September 21, 2012
Citation: Orcutt ST, Nguyen T, Harring TR, Wosik J, Chang A, et al. (2012) Subatomic Medicine and the Atomic Theory of Disease. Transl Med 2:108. doi:10.4172/2161-1025.1000108. doi: 10.4172/2161-1025.1000108
Copyright: © 2012 Orcutt ST, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This review discusses the history of the discovery of subatomic particles, our current understanding of these particles and their use in medical technology and therapy and how these combine to propose an atomic theory of disease in which alterations in the subatomic particles are the root causes of disease. A better understanding of the anatomy of the atom itself could bring about new treatments for diseases and better outcomes. As we move towards the ideal of personalized genomic medicine, a bridge between scientific and clinical knowledge is needed to link the influence of subatomic particles with an individual’s disease process.