HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Nanotechnology, medicine and bioethics

Washington, DC One of todays hottest areas of scientific research is nanomedicine. Scientists currently are working to create novel nanostructures that can serve as new kinds of drugs for treating cancer, Parkinsons, and cardiovascular disease. They also are seeking ways to engineer nanomaterials for use as artificial tissues that could replace diseased kidneys and livers, and even repair nerve damage.

In addition, although the research is still exploratory, scientists are beginning to build nanostructures that mimic complex biomolecules. Some of these engineered structures appear to have regenerative powers that could potentially lead to therapies for conditions such as Alzheimers, nerve injury and brain damage from stroke.

Dr. Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor for the Wilson Centers Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, and Dr. Mauro Ferrari, chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, have been invited to discuss nanotechnology and nanomedicine before a meeting of the Presidents Council on Bioethics. At a special session on nanotechnology to be held on Friday, June 29th, beginning at 8:30 a.m., they will present the exciting possibilities that these technologies present, as well as potenial risks and ethical implications.

Who: Dr. Andrew D. Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Dr. Mauro Ferrari, Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

What: Presidents Council on Bioethics Meeting, session on nanotechnology

When: Friday, June 29, 2007, 8:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m

Where: Hay-Adams Hotel, 16th & H Streets NW, Washington DC


'"/>

Contact: Alex Parlini
nano@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4282
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
25-Jun-2007


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Computer graphics spills from milk to medicine
2. New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine
3. Discoverer of Sly Syndrome finds way of delivering medicine to fight rare genetic disorder
4. Fly and worm models to teach researchers about human biology and medicine
5. Egyptians, not Greeks were true fathers of medicine
6. Stanford scientists make major breakthrough in regenerative medicine
7. Will nanotechnology revolutionize medicine?
8. Little lifesavers -- Nanoparticles improve delivery of medicines and diagnostics
9. Bronfman gift to Mount Sinai catalyzes genomics-based medicine
10. Advances in personalized medicine on agenda for 54th Society of Nucelar Medicine Annual Meeting
11. Heart intervention doesnt outweigh medicine in study

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/28/2020)... ... ... In an upcoming episode scheduled for the fall of 2020, Advancements with ... Check local listings for more info. , Today, the majority of testing is performed ... throughout the country. Results are then available several days later. Now, in an effort ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... ... today announced that the company has received ISO9001:2015 certification for the development ... research industries. The decision to pursue ISO9001 accreditation demonstrates Kemp’s commitment to ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... ... The field of quantitation of large molecules or proteins has been around for ... use of mass spectrometry in this field has gained a lot of momentum in ... which approach to use (LBA or MS)?” In many cases, either technology can ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... eSource has long been touted as ... cover the history of eSource, the reasons it did not take off as quickly ... site source, the industry is moving towards capturing data electronically for clinical trials and ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... TORONTO (PRWEB) , ... July 22, 2020 , ... Join ... and John Lorenc, Sr. Manager Regulatory Solutions, in a one hour live webinar ... is the regulating body in China for drugs and medical devices. Specifically, for medical ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... Ohio (PRWEB) , ... July 16, 2020 , ... ... data solutions to aid in the early detection and prevention of high-burden diseases, ... to enable US-based hospitals and healthcare organizations to utilize existing data in order ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... ... today that Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has expanded the company’s exclusive ... PathSensors to move into the point-of-care diagnostic market, focusing initially on the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: