HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

f food equipment, packaging, or food; and nanotech-based sensors to detect and identify contamination;

7. Air pollution remediation: including nanotech-based innovations that destroy air pollutants with light; make catalytic converters more efficient, cheaper and better controlled; detect toxic materials and leaks; reduce fossil fuel emissions; and separate gases.

8. Construction: including nano-molecular structures to make asphalt and concrete more resistant to water; materials to block ultraviolet and infrared radiation; materials for cheaper and durable housing, surfaces, coatings, glues, concrete, and heat and light exclusion; and self-cleaning for windows, mirrors and toilets.

9. Health monitoring: several nano-devices are being developed to keep track of daily changes in patients' physiological variables such as the levels of glucose, of carbon dioxide, and of cholesterol, without the need for drawing blood in a hospital setting. This way, patients suffering from diabetes would know at any given time the concentration of sugar in their blood; similarly, patients with heart diseases would be able to monitor their cholesterol levels constantly.

10. Disease vector and pest detection control: including nano-scale sensors for pest detection, and improved pesticides, insecticides, and insect repellents.

Addressing global challenges using nanotechnology

The study team found that several developing countries have already launched nanotechnology initiatives. India's Department of Science and Technology will invest $20 million over the next four years, for example, and China ranks third in the world behind the United States and Japan in the number of nanotech patent applications.

Researchers at China's Tsinghua University have begun clinical tests for a bone scaffold based on nanotechnology which gradually disintegrates as the patient's damaged skeletal tissue heals. This application of nanotechnology is esp
'"/>


11-Apr-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine news :

1. BC physicists transmit visible light through miniature cable
2. Three-dimensional, miniature endoscope opens new diagnostic possibilities
3. Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds
4. MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimers disease
5. How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers
6. Climate experts search for answers in the oceans
7. Getting answers
8. NCIs Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
9. Little answers to worlds biggest problems
10. Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
11. Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries

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


(Date:9/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... On Sunday, September 24, hundreds will gather at Flo Jo ... considered the fastest woman of all time. Flo Jo passed away from complications ... the National Anthem. Mary was a contestant on the 2012 season of America’s ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Ecocor ... Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA), a full-service architecture firm focusing on sustainable ... Solsken Line of Model Homes . Independently, Ecocor and RPA have extensive experience ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... SABRE is pleased to ... Molli C., a graduate student from Sonora, California, who will begin her studies ... Thomas University in Miami, Florida, was selected from a pool of more than ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... “Cursed ... of an obligatory tithe, and the freedom experienced when breaking free from this ... published author, Lysa M. Harrison. , Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Lysa M. ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... "Success Files," a short- and long-form documentary ... a disease estimated to affect the lives of more than 5 million Americans ... a leading voice in the fight for cure and research into the disease, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... NeuroRx, a clinical stage biopharma company developing the ... has been granted Fast Track status by the US Food ... HCl) followed by NRX-101 (D-cycloserine + lurasidone). The company will ... sequential therapy targeting patients who are admitted to Emergency Departments ... ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... -- Xyntek Inc. has announced another milestone in their continued growth and success of ... growing demands of customer engagements regionally.  ... Midwest office is located at 318 West Adams Street, Suite 1528, Chicago, IL ... Xyntek's recently opened Midwest ... In ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... JERUSALEM , Sept. 5, 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals ... www.oramed.com ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the ... it has successfully concluded its meeting with the U.S. ... novel oral insulin formulation. ... that the regulatory pathway for submission of ORMD-0801, would ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: