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Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs to Specifically Targeted Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs to Specifically Targeted Cancer Cells | Nanotechnology - Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Nanoparticles capable of delivering drugs to specifically targeted cancer cells have been created by a group of researchers from China.
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Researches have been able to construct nanoparticles that can deliver drugs to specifically targeted cancer cells.  These "Smart" gold nanoshells overcome problems with today's chemotherapy by targeting cancer cells and unharming healthy ones.  Small peptides on the surface of the nanoshell guide the medicine to the specific cancer cells .  The medicine is released from the shell when it enters the acidic environment of the cancer cells.

 

 

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Nanotechnology Producing the Quantum computer

Nanotechnology. The production of the quantum computer based on the quantum spin of electrons and its application to calculation, computing and technology! W...
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Researches in Australia have been able to put a single atom quantum bit onto a silicon chip.  This is revolutionary because it opens the door to a quantum computer.  Dr Andrea Morello and Pr. Andrew Durrick are the leaders on this project.

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Combating Cancer with Nanotechnology - From Quarks to Quasars

Combating Cancer with Nanotechnology - From Quarks to Quasars | Nanotechnology - Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Cancer treatments that use nanotechnology to seek out and kill cancerous cells in the human body.
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A research team from Cornell University have been performing experiments with nanoparticles and infrared heat to kill cancer cells.  The nanoparticle is comprised of a gold core in between two iron oxides in a shape that looks like a dumbbell.  Antibodies are attached to which cause it to seek out a molecule that is only found in cancer.

 

 

 

 

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CDC - Nanotechnology - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic

CDC - Nanotechnology - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic | Nanotechnology - Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
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Manipulating matter at near atomic level to form new materials, structures, and devices is know as Nanotechnology.  This technology helps to improve and advance many areas such as medicine, consumer products, energy, materials  and manufacturing.  Other common known names for Nanotechnology are engineered structures,  devices and systems.  A piece of this technology falls within a length of 1 to 100 nanometers.  The size of these materials have unique that affect chemical, physical and biological behavior.  Researching, developing, and utilizing these materials is the main focus of this new technology.

 

There are occupational health risks when dealing with these uniquely engineered materials.  Many of these risks are not known yet.  Very little is known yet about exposure routes, exposure levels and the toxicity of nanomaterials.

 

 

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Nanotechnology Documentary Quantum Computing, what it is, how it works

Nanotechnology, what is quantum computing, how does it work, why is it going to change the world? Find out about the efforts to cross the boundary between ph...
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The quantum computer is used to explore the relationship of mathematics and physics.  The quantum computer is used to solve optimization problems that digital computers can not.  In quantum mechanics can tunnel through walls to compute things.

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Nanotechnology military air force applications

Nanotechnology is being used for military applications, specially for unmaned droned air surveillance. This video is a small documentary on the military appl...
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Micro Air Vehicles are a new type of nanotechnology that will be used in future warfare.  Because these nanoparticles are very small, they can be hidden in plane sight.  MAV will be able to track targets through complicated terrain like urban areas.

 

 

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Nanotech innovation high, but 'playing catch-up' on health and safety - Nanotechnology: Harmful or Benign? | Investigative Reporting Workshop

Nanotech innovation high, but 'playing catch-up' on health and safety - Nanotechnology: Harmful or Benign? | Investigative Reporting Workshop | Nanotechnology - Aspect 1 | Scoop.it

"The businesses and trade groups lobbying against proposed action on nanotechnology by the EPA, the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies include the American Chemistry Council and its nanotechnology business panel. Among the panel’s members are Procter & Gamble, BASF Corp., Dow Chemical Co., DuPont, Lockheed Martin Corp. and 3M, all of which use nanomaterial in making at least some of their products or processes. Other key lobbying groups are the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association and the Nanotechnology Industries Association. Nanotechnology practices have sprung up in law and lobby firms, among them Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP and Bergeson & Campbell PC. The combined amount of money spent on lobbying by these firms last year was more than $200 million, and their campaign contributions to federal candidates during the 2011-2012 election cycle exceeded $120 million.

 

One of the best-known scientist-lobbyists, Rosalind Volpe, made a name for herself defending another industry with a public health and environmental public relations problem: lead. Volpe runs the Silver Nanotechnology Working Group and remains a consultant to the International Lead Zinc Research Organization.

 

“She knows how to lobby for difficult chemicals,” said Jaydee Hanson, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety, which studies the impact of nanotechnology on food. “She works for five little companies, but they’ve managed to hold up regulations over at the OMB,” a reference to the White House Office of Management and Budget."

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Nanotechnology is a topic on the rise.  This technology deals with the manipulation of nanoparticles on a microscopic level.  Nanotechnology has lead to advancements in agriculture, medicine, electronics, and almost every sector of commerce.  The world market is expected to purchase $2.6 trillion in nanomaterials by the year 2015.

 

Interviews with professionals and regulators showed no result in whether nanotechnology was harmful to health.  Public health officials are troubled by this because many companies can market this technology without knowing that it is harmful.  Many big businesses already use nanotechnology in their products.

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Omni Nano is a non-profit devoted to STEM and Nanotechnology Education

Omni Nano is a non-profit devoted to STEM and Nanotechnology Education | Nanotechnology - Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Omni Nano is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization devoted to producing brilliant STEM education. Want to learn the interdisciplinary concepts of nanotechnology?
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Nanotechnology is expected to solve real world problems, and have a large impact on the worlds economy.  This technology is involved i a wide range of fields like  medicine, communications, computation, energy storage, warfare and environmental preservation.  New products anywhere from chips to cosmetics are expected to have nanotechnology in them in the near future.

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