HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Tumor detection, data encryption to benefit from UH research

HOUSTON, April 28, 2005 From detecting tumors to encrypting data better, one young engineering professor's nanotechnology work at the University of Houston holds enormous potential for medicine and electronics.

Pradeep Sharma, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UH, received the Office of Naval Research's Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award for his proposal on the "Novel Size-Effects in the Coupled Mechanical Deformation and Opto-Electronic Behavior of Quantum Dots and Wires." The total award of $262,471 for three years is intended to further propel Sharma's research.

"It's a proposal that will investigate new scaling laws for quantum dots due to mechanical strain," Sharma said. "Quantum dots are very small clusters of semiconductor material, and they exhibit some unusual and exciting opto-electronic properties. They have tremendous potential in future nanoelectronics."

Some examples of those nanoelectronics applications include next generation lasers and lighting devices, quantum cryptography, information storage and chemical sensors. On the medical side, this research may one day aid doctors in detecting and surgically removing cancerous cells in the body.

"Among many other applications, quantum dots can be used as biological labels," Sharma said. "For example, one can suitably tailor the size and bio-treatment of a dot so that it preferentially seeks and attaches to tumor cells. Then, simply by shining light on the body, one may optically detect and pinpoint precise locations of tumors."

Though Sharma is well aware of the possible products of his research, he maintains his work is largely fundamental and provides the basis for these potential uses rather than the actual technology itself. He estimates that his current quantum dots work will be put to practice in the nanoelectronics and medical arenas in the next five to 10 years.

The YIP program is designed to support and enc
'"/>

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston
28-Apr-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Tumor cell activity may provide clues for treating breast cancer in young women
2. Tumor necrosis factor blockers may not cause cancer after all
3. Tumor size related to lung cancer spread
4. Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
5. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
6. Some women benefit more from exercise when emphasis is on health, not appearance
7. Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
8. E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers
9. Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer
10. Ireland Cancer Center researcher lays out benefits of aspirin to prevent colon cancer
11. Infants with bronchiolitis may benefit more from albuterol

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Tumor detection data encryption benefit from research

(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... The Aspen Clinic (TAC), located in Basalt, ... kick-starting and inspiring wellness in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. , Amanda Wagner, ... mind-body approach to fitness - we are much more than a gym. Our ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... One can hardly argue against the fact ... do laptops and personal computers. These devices are being used as GPS, to make ... of mobile dating apps, STD positive singles can now join the prestigious social ranks ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... to determine who among America’s policymakers, public servants, activists, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, health ... health care. This year, that process led the magazine to tap the National ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Chris Harrison of Harrison’s ... “It was a simple decision, really,” says Chris. “We have a lot of repeat ... the brands that work best for them—so we’ve given them the convenience of ordering ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Healthegy, a leading ... two leaders who will deliver keynote presentations at the upcoming Digital Healthcare Innovation ... Hotel in Boston. , Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum, will deliver the morning ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TAC Introduces New Retreats for Fall Fitness 2Health News:Herpes-datingsites.com Recently Added Reviews of 5 STD Dating Apps for STD Positive Singles 2Health News:NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone Named One of 100 Most Influential in Health Care 2Health News:NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone Named One of 100 Most Influential in Health Care 3Health News:Harrison's Comfort Footwear Announces Expansion with New CHarrison Online Store 2Health News:Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum and Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth to Address Healthcare Entrepreneurs and Investors at 5th Annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit 2Health News:Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum and Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth to Address Healthcare Entrepreneurs and Investors at 5th Annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... Sept. 2, 2015 About Neuroendovascular Coil ... to treat an unruptured and ruptured brain aneurysm ... treatment is either known as an endovascular coiling ... coil blocks the blood flow in an aneurysm. ... general anaesthesia by an interventional neuroradiologist using fluoroscopic ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... BOULDER, Colo. , Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Ron ... Securities Healthcare Conference in Boston.  The public is ... webcast on the Array BioPharma website.Event: Wells Fargo ... , Thursday, September 10, 2015Time:  , 10:20 a.m. ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Transaction Highlights: ... profitable specialty products , Expands pipeline with ... 11 product applications pending at the FDA, of ... Provides medium and longer term growth potential with ... substances , Adds development expertise in difficult ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Neuroendovascular Coil Market 2015-2019 2Lannett To Acquire Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals For $1.23 Billion 2Lannett To Acquire Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals For $1.23 Billion 3Lannett To Acquire Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals For $1.23 Billion 4Lannett To Acquire Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals For $1.23 Billion 5Lannett To Acquire Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals For $1.23 Billion 6
Cached News: