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  • Nanotechnology takes those Pesky Cancer Cells by Storm

    Nanotechnology takes those Pesky Cancer Cells by Storm

    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! :)