The promise and peril of nanotechnology

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Mar 26, 2014 by Renee Cho, Earth Institute, Columbia University Enlarge Computer-rendered view inside a carbon nanotube. Credit: Geoff Hutchison Scientists at Northwestern University have found a way to detect metastatic breast cancer by arranging strands of DNA into spherical shapes and using them to cover a tiny particle of gold, creating a “nano-flare” that […]

Nanotechnology could change the world

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New applications could see nanotechnology being utilised in food industry in the not too distant future Nanotechnology could have a potentially transformative effect on the food industry and the world The science of nanotechnology is most often associated with high-tech materials and electronics but is increasingly being used in the medical arena and new applications […]

Scientists Have Created An Incredible Patient-Monitoring Device That Is The Size Of A Band-Aid

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Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP A flexible integrated circuits and touch sensor system for stress-free wearable healthcare sensors is pictured in Tokyo on July 24, 2013. Medical engineers said Sunday they had created a device the size of a plaster which can monitor patients by tracking their muscle activity before administering their medication. Methods for monitoring so-called “movement […]