Nanoscience and nanotechnology got started in the early 1980’s and if you can believe it, the first use of its concepts was in a talk given by physicist Richard Feynman on December 29, 1959 called “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”. This technology can be used in a broad range of applications such as electronics and medicine. The National Cancer Institute’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in cancer has put together a video giving you a look at this revolutionary approach to cancer treatment.
The science of building small is changing the way we look at cancer treatment as doctors will be able to design a distinctive treatment plan for a patient’s own genetic and medical profile. Also, treatment costs are reduced by using just one nano device instead of many, allowing lab tests to be done more rapidly. I don’t know about you, but in this economy, I think we can all use a little help in the financial department. The saying that good things come in little packages never sounded so good! :)