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About NanoApps Medical Inc

NanoApps Medical, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 with the goal of developing advanced nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for the benefit of individuals across both the developing and developed worlds.

The larger picture will be to eventually attain a situation of “Global Health Care Equivalency” (GHCE) where any individual on the planet may have access to the same advanced, high quality, and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, no matter where they happen to reside, or under what conditions they live. Boehm is now compiling a book that will articulate this grand vision.

Further, NanoApps Medical is ambitiously aiming to transition terrestrial nanomedicine to space applications to facilitate future Lunar and Mars missions, such as those being boldly planned by NASA and SpaceX.

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Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions by Frank Boehm

Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions by Frank Boehm of NanoApps Medical Inc. serves as a preliminary guide toward the inspiration of specific investigative pathways that may lead to meaningful discourse and significant advances in nanomedicine/nanotechnology.

This volume considers the potential of future innovations that will involve nanomedical devices and systems. It endeavors to explore remarkable possibilities spanning medical diagnostics, therapeutics, and other advancements that may be enabled within this discipline.

In particular, this book investigates just how nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic devices and systems might ultimately be designed and engineered to accurately diagnose and eradicate pathogens, toxins, and myriad disease states.

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Frank Boehm contributes to ‘The Physics of the Mind and Brain Disorders’ – Now available from Springer Press

Frank Boehm (NanoApps Medical CEO) and Angelika Domschke contributed the chapter : “Application of a Conceptual Nanomedical Platform to Facilitate the Mapping of the Human Brain: Survey of Cognitive Functions and Implications”.

The book covers recent advances in the understanding of brain structure, function and disorders based on the fundamental principles of physics. It covers a broad range of physical phenomena occurring in the brain circuits for perception, cognition, emotion and action, representing the building blocks of the mind.

It provides novel insights into the devastating brain disorders of the mind such as schizophrenia, dementia, autism, aging or addictions, as well as into the new devices for brain repair.

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This Week’s News

World Leaders Have Decided: The Next Step in AI is Augmenting Humans

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again. This week, government leaders met with experts and innovators ahead of the World Government Summit in Dubai. Their goal? To determine the future of artificial [...]

Diamond ‘spin-off’ tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools

May 20th, 2018|0 Comments

It may sound contradictory, but diamonds are the key to a new technique that could provide a very-low-cost alternative to multimillion-dollar medical imaging and drug-discovery devices. An international team led by scientists at the [...]

Blockchain: The Future of Rewarding Creativity

May 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Geography was once the biggest hurdle to sharing talent, knowledge and creativity. In the connected world, borderless communities form quickly and innovate when people with shared interests, even in niche subjects, have a platform [...]

UNF-MSERF Houses State-of-the-Art TESCAN Biological Microscope for Cancer-Fighting Research

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF) has partnered with TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of electron and light microscopes, in the installation of one of its new Q-Phase microscopes, [...]

Acoustofluidics separates circulating tumour cells

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) are cancer cells that escape from primary tumour sites and enter the bloodstream. This metastasis is responsible for the majority of deaths from cancer. Monitoring the level of CTC levels [...]

Targeting cancer cells with sugars

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Globally, cancer is the second leading cause of death, also because the efficiency of chemotherapeutics is inadequate due to poor delivery to the tumor. NIM scientist Prof Olivia Merkel and her team develop targeted [...]

Tumor-like spheres help scientists discover smarter cancer drugs

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Cancer is a disease often driven by mutations in genes. As researchers learn more about these genes, and the proteins they code for, they are seeking smarter drugs to target them. The ultimate goal [...]

New Two-Photon Technique Could Considerably Improve Precision of Nanoscale Measurements

May 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The University of Warwick and QuantIC researchers at Heriot Watt University and the University of Glasgow performed a study in optical sensing, which could considerably enhance the precision of measuring nanoscopic structures. QuantIC is [...]

Shoebox-Sized Lab Can Diagnose Infectious Diseases from a Drop of Blood

May 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers from the University of Toronto have created a shoebox-sized laboratory that can do blood testing in remote, low-resource settings, quickly determining from a drop of blood whether a person has antibodies to specific [...]

Vivid animation shows history of token sales (Initial Coin Offerings), from the early days of 2014 to their meteoric rise

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Many startups in the nanotechnology/ nanomedicine fields are taking the ICO route over the traditional venture capital path because of the low barriers to entry. The explosion of ICOs [...]

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Bernard Marr, Contributor at Forbes.com: It's quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing [...]

New sensors monitor brain activity and blood flow deeper in the brain

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Calcium ions are ubiquitous signalling molecules in all multicellular organisms, where they mediate diverse aspects of intracellular and extracellular communication over widely varying temporal and spatial scales. Though techniques to map calcium-related activity at [...]

Potential Nanomedical Countermeasures to Mitigate the Effects of Space on Humans

Incremental progress has been made on several fronts that may employ nanomedical strategies, to potentially counteract the deleterious effects of galactic cosmic rays and microgravity on human physiology.  The implementation of these strategies and the enhancement of their preventative, diagnostic, or therapeutic effects for future orbital, planetary, and deep space missions might be enabled via diverse and potent synergies between unique nanomedical applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.

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NanoApps Medical, Inc. Aiming to Develop Nanobiosensor for Malaria, Ebola, and Zika

NanoApps Medical, Inc. (Vancouver, Canada) is working to develop a point of care diagnostic nanobiosensor platform for the detection of Malaria via saliva samples, which may be reconfigured to detect Ebola, and Zika. The use of this nanobiosensor will be far less invasive and safer than through the extraction of blood samples, while conveying more rapid results.

The current gold standard for the detection of Malaria is blood smear microscopy, the results of which may take from many hours to several days to determine. This test also has the requirements of technical expertise in blood sample preparation, and a trained microscopist. Hence, the proposed nanobiosensor would be a significant improvement in terms of expediting and simplifying the diagnosis of Malaria, Ebola, and Zika in that it would be easy to administer, and provide rapid and clearly understandable results.

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Frank Boehm represents Alias Studio Sydney in North America

From Alias Studio Sydney:

To better serve our new Aerospace, Nanotechnology, and Nanomedicine clients we are pleased to engage Frank Boehm of Vancouver Canada to represent Alias in North America.

A true entrepreneur and author of the respected reference book: Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions, Frank is the CEO of NanoApps Medical Inc.

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Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, and AI: Toward the Dream of Global Health Care Equivalency

Synergies between nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and AI may enable this vision on a global scale. Progress toward this goal will be incremental, with each successive wave of nanomedical technologies being more advanced than the previous wave. The tipping point will arrive with the emergence of Molecular Manufacturing (MM)which will make possible the economical fabrication of the types of advanced autonomous nanomedical devices that are described in Frank’s initial book: Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions

NanoApps Medical keenly recognizes that such a massive undertaking on a global scale will require intense and high spirited collaboration with like minded individuals, research labs, institutions, organizations, and government agencies worldwide for its realization. It will also require significant resources and time.

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NanoApps Medical Inc. Near-Term Projects

NanoApps Medical is aiming to investigate the possibility that superparamagnetic nanoparticles (SPIONs) and other classes of nanoparticles (e.g., gold coated nanoshells) might have the capacity to target cancerous tumors, metastasizing cancer cells, pathogens, etc. to deactivate/eliminate them via hypothermia.

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NanoMedicine and Human Spaceflight

Future nanomedical devices and systems will have strong potential to enable a broad range of aerospace and space applications. With further dimensional reductions in conjunction with the increased capabilities of nanoelectronics and artificial intelligence (AI), nanomedicine may facilitate the development of a wide array of advanced nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities dedicated to the health and well being of future astronauts and space pioneers, the inhabitants of future Lunar and Mars colonies, and deep space explorers.

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Ocular and Cellular Anomalies

Microgravity induced ophthalmic anomalies were observed by Mader et al in seven astronauts who were involved in long-duration (six month) space missions to the ISS. An additional 300 astronauts were asked to complete a questionnaire in regard to in-flight vision changes. For the seven astronauts under study, the ophthalmic results indicated disk edema (in five), globe flattening (in five), choroidal folds (in five), cotton wool spots (in three), nerve fiber layer thickening (in six), decreased near-vision (in six). Further, optic nerve sheath distension and tortuous optic nerves were observed.

Of the 300 questionnaire respondents, 60% of the astronauts who were engaged in long duration missions reported experiencing degradation in both their near and distance vision; these conditions persisted for years postflight for some individuals.

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Cardiac Function and Muscle Atrophy

In 2004, NASA released its Bioastronautics Critical Path Roadmap (BCPR), with an aim to “establish tolerance limits to the space environment and develop countermeasures to overcome these problems.” The BCPR listed close to 50 space-related medical risk factors, which included those associated with the potential for serious cardiac dysrhythmias (from unknown causes) that may lead to hypotension (low blood pressure) and syncope (fainting). Further, significant cardiac rhythm issues (e.g., ventricular tachycardia – rapid heartbeat), linked with altered cardiac electrical activity and stability were reported for a number of cases during a MIR mission.

Degraded cardiac and vascular functionality, as well as decreased cardiac mass can result from both short and long duration spaceflight.

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