Optimal health, for life…it is the best that we can hope for, and is of vital importance for each one of us.

Imagine a world in which invasive surgery is obsolete, where $1000 per dose drugs and from $100,000 to $1.21 million per year in individual drug expenditures (alone) no longer exist. Imagine a world where families no longer have to forfeit their life savings to gain access to desperately needed top tier healthcare.

Imagine a world that has embraced a vision of “Global Health Care Equivalency” (GHCE) where any individual on the planet has 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. This is the world that is envisaged by NanoApps Medical Inc. to emerge over the next 10-30 years.

NanoApps Medical, Inc. was incorporated by Frank Boehm 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. Boehm is now compiling a book that will articulate the grand vision of GHCE. 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.

NanoApps believes strongly that robust, positive, and creative collaborations across multiple disciplines and areas of expertise that extend far beyond geographic boundaries and cultural divides will be key toward the realization of these potentially amazing and exciting technologies.

Frank describes below just what ignites his passion:

“I have been fascinated by nanotechnology and particularly nanomedicine, since 1995, as I believe that the possibilities for their imparting positive benefits to humanity and the planet are virtually limitless. Of course, as with any potentially very powerful technologies, stringent developmental protocols should be formulated and implemented to ensure their safe emergence, use, and downstream fates. When I think of all of the potentially millions, hundreds of millions, or perhaps even billions of people, whose health and lives might be significantly improved through the prudent application of these advanced technologies in the future, culminating in something akin to Global Health Care Equivalency (GHCE), it is difficult indeed for me to imagine a more noble enterprise. The immense potential for the realization of these possibilities, and that I might play some small role in contributing to their realization, is what fires my passion.”

 

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Nanoparticles could allow for faster, better medicine

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Gold nanoparticles could help make drugs act more quickly and effectively, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Nanoparticles are microscopic particles that are bigger than atoms but smaller [...]

Breakthrough discovery in diagnostic tools that can replace commonly used and fragile antibodies

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Experts from the Biotechnology Group at the University of Leicester led by Professor Sergey Piletsky in collaboration with the spin-off company MIP Diagnostics Ltd have announced the development of polymeric materials with molecular recognition capabilities [...]

Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens

November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as [...]

Nanowired Drugs for Treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

November 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Millions of Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Researchers have identified new treatments, such as cerebrolysin, which are promising, but present clinical approaches are ineffective as critical concentrations of the drug [...]

Nanotechnology might help farmers fight climate change, pests and disease–and boost yields

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The sun is strong, the sky Hollywood-set blue, but the wind is brutal. This is confounding the work of Wade Elmer, chief scientist for the Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology at the Connecticut Agricultural [...]

New Study Highlights Bone-Targeted Nanoparticle Treatment for Prostate Cancer

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

In certain patients, castrate-resistant or metastatic prostate cancer can spread to the bone. Although many new treatments are available, they can have a hard time reaching the bone and frequently result in missing the metastatic [...]

Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a new optogenetic technique that sculpts light to target individual cells bearing engineered light-sensitive molecules, so that individual neurons can be precisely stimulated. Until now, it [...]

Zipping DNA

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

What do you do if you have a large document or a high-resolution image that is too big to send via email? You simply zip it to a more manageable size using a suitable software. [...]

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown (ACS Nano, "Neutrophil-particle interactions in [...]

New Research on Nanotechnology Drug Delivery Market: Studying Influencing Factors and Key Players

November 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Nanotechnology Drug Delivery mainly used in healthcare applications such as such as neurology, anti-infective, cardiovascular disorders, and others. They are part of active application of the transport drugs to the final location of therapeutic intervention [...]

Researchers Develop Polymer Nanoagents to Light Up Tiny Areas of Diseased Tissues

November 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Polymer nanoagents capable of ‘lighting up’ small areas of diseased tissues that standard methods fail to detect, have been developed by a research team headed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). The nanoagents, called [...]

Scientists create ‘tracking’ nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Polymer nanoagents that can 'light up' tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect, have been created by a research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) The nanoagents, known [...]

Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells [...]

Nanomedicine Researchers Discover New Use for 70-Year-Old Drug

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent study reveals that a 70-year-old malaria drug is capable of blocking immune cells in the liver allowing the arrival of nanoparticles at their intended tumor site, thus overcoming a major obstacle of targeted [...]

Potential new treatment for Fragile X targets one gene to affect many

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

In Fragile X Syndrome–the leading genetic form of intellectual disability and autism–the effects of a single defective gene ripple through a series of chemical pathways, altering signals between brain cells. It’s a complex condition, but [...]

New Nanoscale Optical ‘Abacus’ Uses Light Signals to Perform Arithmetic Computations

November 5th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the most rudimentary methods of counting has received a 21st century make-over due to the quest for developing more powerful and ever-faster computers. A global team of Researchers, including Professor C. David Wright [...]

Nano-sized gold particles have been shaped to behave as clones in biomedicine

November 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Shaping nanometric gold particles - of the size of millionths of a millimeter - to improve their properties in biomedicine and photonics has been made possible thanks to a special laser system in a work [...]

Nature Inspires Non-spherical Drug Delivery Nanoparticles

November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

When a drug enters the body, it doesn’t generally target a particular part of the body. Paracetamol, for example, affects the whole body but its effects are felt at the source of pain. Likewise, cancer [...]

Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles - an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumours. "Very little [...]

Isocitrate dehydrogenases in physiology and cancer: biochemical and molecular insight

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From the abstract: Isocitrate dehydrogenases play important roles in cellular metabolism and cancer. This review will discuss how the roles of isoforms 1 and 2 in normal cell and cancer metabolism are distinct from those [...]

Newly patented formulation based on nanotechnology will offer neuropathic pain relief

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The company GB Sciences Inc. has obtained the exclusive global worldwide intellectual property license for this innovative solution, which is based on nanotechnology. The researchers Lucía Martín Banderas and Mercedes Fernández Arévalo, from the I+DNanomed [...]

Graphene sensors detect HIV DNA

October 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Leiden and Jülich researchers discovered an elegant and simple approach to improve the sensitivity of graphene biosensors. These so-called 'next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices' are able to detect very low amounts of HIV [...]

Nanoparticles with pulse laser controlled antibacterial properties

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are known to have excellent antibacterial properties and are considered by many to be a strong contender in the critical search for an answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They block enzymes and can [...]

Nanomedicine – despite the issues it still faces, investment is set to increase

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The nanomedicines market is worth billions and, despite a variety of hurdles, it continues to attract the attention of venture capitalists. Tarun Pandotra reviews developments in the sector. Nanotechnology has come a long way in [...]

Nanodiamonds Successfully Used in Aiding Recovery from Root Canal Procedure

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Root canal treatment may soon be more effective because of a miniature but powerful ally that could inhibit infection after treatment. A team of Researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry and the UCLA Henry [...]

New Intelligent Nanoparticles Capable of Killing Cancerous Cells

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

University of Surrey scientists have developed ‘intelligent’ nanoparticles capable of heating up to a temperature that is high enough to kill cancerous cells – but which can self-regulate and lose heat before they get hot [...]

Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations and contexts. The results pave [...]

Scientists use supercomputer to search for “memory molecules”

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Until now, searching for genes related to memory capacity has been comparable to seeking out the proverbial "needle in a haystack." Scientists at the University of Basel made use of the CSCS supercomputer Piz Daint [...]

Can nanotechnology heal scar tissue?

October 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Dr Tristan Clemons, a UWA researcher, does his work on this minute scale. And while working on the nanoscale is pushing our science and technology to its limits, it's on this tiny new frontier that [...]

Safety Requirements in Nanomedicine – Video from CLINAM 2017

October 21st, 2017|0 Comments

  Robert E. Geertsma, M.Sc., Senior Scientist, Centre for Health Protection RIVM ‐ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven (NL) talks at the Clinam Summit in 2017 about safety considerations [...]

Nanotechnology for neuroscience

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Notwithstanding the progress neuroscientists have made in understanding the microscale function of single neurons and the macroscale activity of the human brain – a comprehensive understanding of the brain still remains an elusive goal. The [...]

The Benefits of Nanomedicine – An Editorial Feature from AZONano

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

From a feature written by Shelley Farrar Stoakes, MSc, BSc: Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to the field of medicine by the use of a material at the nanometer scale. The most common application [...]

Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Nanopore technology is generally used for DNA sequencing. It provides a portable, low-cost solution and works both in the jungle and in space. Now, this technology could potentially be used to identify proteins or peptides. [...]

Laws of Singularity – A paper by Reginald Grünenberg, PhD

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The creation, or emergence, of a technological singularity is the subject of a wide array of speculations. Due to their lack of tangible criteria, the prospect of an upcoming singularity is still unclear, if not [...]

Innovation Fund Announces National Funding for Promoting Biomedical Technologies

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Envision is a nano-sized anti-cancer drug capable of destroying a breast tumor without damaging the surrounding tissue. Or imagine a self-healing skin graft developed from nanomaterials that treat the wounds of those with diabetes. These [...]

Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonella, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. [...]

Hydrogen bond strength in DNA: where 3 could be less than 2

October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Hydrogen bond base pairing forces are essential for the mechanisms associated with DNA stability. Despite attracting great research attention, this fundamental interaction has eluded a precise physical description so far since its electrical origin has [...]

Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine – includes video

October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

  Nanobots that patrol our bodies, killer immune cells hunting and destroying cancer cells, biological scissors that cut out defective genes: these are just some of technologies that Cambridge researchers are developing which [...]

Chemists use modified DNA nucleotides to create new materials

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

DNA evolved to store genetic information, but in principle this special, chain-like molecule can also be adapted to make new materials. Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now published an important demonstration of [...]

Gold ‘nanoprobes’ used to track blood flow in tiny vessels

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Scientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometres, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body. By improving our understanding of blood flow [...]

Nanoparticles that stick wounds together

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed by researchers at Empa. [...]

Payers have a growing interest in blockchain, but providers have cost concerns

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The hype around blockchain — even in healthcare — is steadily increasing. A new survey from Black Book examined how the industry is approaching, investing in and deploying the technology. The Q3 survey included 88 payers and 276 provider technology executives, managers [...]

New microcapsules to enhance the efficiency of genome-editing

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with their colleagues from St. Petersburg, Hamburg and London have conducted a study in the course of which it was found out that polymer and hybrid silica-coated microcapsules are [...]

A smarter way to screen molecular libraries

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

A powerful screening strategy devised by RIKEN researchers will make it easier for scientists to assign likely biological functions to different molecules, facilitating the development of safe and effective drugs (Nature Chemical Biology, "Functional annotation [...]

Nanopatch Vaccine Effectively Combats Polio Virus

October 8th, 2017|0 Comments

With research headed by University of Queensland bioscience experts and funding provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the efforts to rid the world of polio have indeed taken another major step. A new study [...]

The annual Transformative Technology Conference in Palo Alto – Oct. 13-14 2017

October 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Foresight Institute and the Transformative Technology Conference: Technical abilities have greatly accelerated in the last few decades, but the processes to become energized, mentally focused, emotionally connected, aware and internally aligned haven’t followed the same [...]

A 2017 Nobel laureate says he left science because he ran out of money and was fed up with academia

October 7th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article written by Akshat Rathi: Jeffrey Hall, a retired professor at Brandeis University, shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries elucidating how our internal body clock works. He was honored along [...]

Completing the drug design jigsaw

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

A powerful new way of analysing how drugs interact with molecules in the body could aid the design of better treatments with fewer side-effects. Most pharmaceuticals work by binding to a small site on the [...]

Nanoparticle imaging agents developed to better monitor growth of tumours

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

UAlberta researchers have created two new imaging agents that could help physicians visualize the formation of tumour-associated blood vessels, keep track of tumour growth and possibly generate new therapies (Nanoscale, "Viral nanoparticles decorated with novel [...]

New method for tissue regeneration, inspired by nature

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Scientists have found a way of mimicking our body's natural healing process, using cell derived nano-sized particles called vesicles, to repair damaged tissue. The paper, published in Scientific Reports ("Annexin-enriched osteoblast-derived vesicles act as an [...]

Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on display

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Seeing is believing when it comes to nanoparticle self-assembly. A team of University of Illinois engineers is observing the interactions of colloidal gold nanoparticles inside tiny aquariumlike sample containers to gain more control over the [...]

BR Nanoparticles Used in Photoacoustic Imaging and Photothermal Cancer Therapy

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer was created by Sangyong Jon, a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, along with his team using Bilirubin (BR) nanoparticles. The properties of a [...]

Study Shows ‘Nano Footballs’ Control Gene Behavior

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

A research team at the University of York has discovered that genes are regulated by unique structures called ‘nano footballs’. Although these structures have similar appearance like footballs, they are 10 million times smaller than [...]

Nano-Based Chemotherapy Targets Tumor Cells that Spread to Bone

October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Breast cancer that spreads usually infiltrates bone, causing fractures and severe pain. In such cases, chemotherapy is ineffective as the environment of the bone protects the tumor, even as the drug has toxic side effects [...]

Robert Langer receives Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine

September 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Chemical engineer and prolific inventor Robert S. Langer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- known as the “Edison of medicine” -- is the recipient of the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine for [...]

Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting molecules

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A synthetic DNA-targeting molecule could pave the way for tissue regeneration. Stem cells can be triggered to change into heart muscle cells by a new method involving synthetic molecules. The method overcomes challenges facing current [...]

Faster imaging at the nanoscale level

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Tufts researchers have discovered a new, faster way to image materials at the nano level, an advance that could speed the detection of cancer and assist in the development of new high-tech materials. The new [...]

Lab-on-skin: Nanotechnology electronics for wearable health monitoring

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Nanotechnology materials are going to open new realms of possibility for flexible and stretchable monitoring gadgets that are wearable directly on the skin. In our previous Nanotechnology in Healthcare Spotlight we already looked at some [...]

Molecular geometry with DNA nanoscopy – incl. video

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

  Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they can now visualize individual macromolecular components within DNA, protein, or other complexes. However, [...]

Encapsulating Stem Cells in Nanogel Could Help Treat Heart Attack

September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Treatment options for heart disease and heart-related illnesses are still limited despite the fact that they are the main causes of death across the globe. Presently, one group reports in ACS Nano that it is [...]

Newly engineered antibody could kill off 99% of HIV strains

September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Research carried out by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in conjunction with pharmaceutical firm Sanofi has produced an antibody capable of attacking 99 percent of HIV strains. The International Aids Society has heralded [...]

Nanotechnology Startup Nanosys Raises $7.5 Million

September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

According to a recent SEC filing, Nanosys has raised $7.5 million in financing from an undisclosed investor. Nanosys is a nanotechnology company that designs products based on “architected materials,” or materials purpose-engineered for a given [...]

Nanotechnology and Cardiovascular Nanomedicine

September 24th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article posted by Nanoneophyte: Applications of various nano platforms in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Nano platforms can target and break down coronary artery plaques and prevent injuries caused by stenosis [...]

A New Mechanism For Controlling Memory

September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at neurosciencenews.com: Summary: Study reveals receptor movement is essential for synaptic plasticity as a response to neural activity. Halting receptor movement may block specific memory acquisition, researchers report, thus confirming the role [...]

Nanogel-encapsulated stem cells for heart attack patients

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano ("Heart Repair Using Nanogel-Encapsulated Human Cardiac Stem Cells in [...]

3D Graphene-Acrylamide Hydrogel Scaffolds for Neuron Growth

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Liam Critchley at AZonano.com: The design of nanostructured scaffolds has gathered a significant amount of interest over the last few years in nanomedicine and tissue engineering fields. Within the design of [...]

Nanochip could heal injuries or regrow organs with one touch

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A novel device that reprograms skin cells could represent a breakthrough in repairing injured or ageing tissue, researchers say. The new technique, called tissue nanotransfection, is based on a tiny device that sits on the [...]

FDA Breaks New Ground With First Approved Gene Therapy for Cancer

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

When oncologist Dr. Carl June heard the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to bring the first gene therapy to market in the US, he pinched himself, hard. “It was so improbable that this would ever [...]

The big one is coming, and it’s going to be a flu pandemic

September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent CNN: Experts say we are "due" for one. When it happens, they tell us, it will probably have a greater impact on humanity than anything else currently happening in [...]

Scientists aim to find out how lung cells react in space

September 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Space travel can cause a lot of stress on the human body as the change in gravity, radiation and other factors creates a hostile environment. While much is known about how different parts of the [...]

Argonne Supercomputer Aims to Map All the Neurons in the Brain

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

From a post by Michael Feldman : Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are going to be using the Theta supercomputer to generate a map of all the neural connections in a brain. According to a news [...]

Potential Nanomedical Countermeasures to Mitigate the Effects of Space on Humans

September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Test Strips with Platinum-Coated Gold Nanoparticles for Better Cancer Detection

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

A home pregnancy test is the most common test strip for diagnosis. Pregnant women have progressively increasing levels of the biomarker human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is easily traceable in urine. A thin, colorful strip [...]

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

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

It is envisaged that nanomedicine, beyond the amazing possibilities that may materialize over the next 10-30 years toward advanced diagnostic and therapeutic capacities, might have a far more extensive role than to supplant existing medical [...]

Biophysics study makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

A Northeastern research team has developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Northeastern Professor of Biological Physics Meni Wanunu, in partnership with Pacific [...]

Carbon nanotubes worth their salt

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

From sciencedaily.com: Lawrence Livermore scientists, in collaboration with researchers at Northeastern University, have developed carbon nanotube pores that can exclude salt from seawater. The team also found that water permeability in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with [...]

2017 AI Overview- Resources and infographics

September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

By Lolita Taub, AI Enthusiast at medium.com: From the post by Lolita Taub... This post is a mashup of several resources listed at the end of the post. If I missed something, please leave a [...]

A nanotechnology approach to augment nerve regeneration

September 11th, 2017|Comments Off on A nanotechnology approach to augment nerve regeneration

From an article at nanowerk.com: Microtubules are architectural struts in nerves. They have dynamic parts that constantly assemble and disassemble, but also stable parts that remain assembled. In recent years, researchers working in neurobiology have [...]

Protein ‘rebar’ could help make error-free nanostructures

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

DNA is the stuff of life, but it is also the stuff of nanotechnology. Because molecules of DNA with complementary chemical structures recognize and bind to one another, strands of DNA can fit together like [...]

Do Robots Need a Code of Ethics?

September 10th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Julie Barr (via Robotics Daily): What are the legal rights of a robot? This is one of the many questions MIT Media Lab researcher Kate Darling contemplates as part of her [...]

National Graphene Association Launches With International Conference in Nashville

September 9th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by AZOnano: The 2010 Nobel Prize-winning, carbon-based material known as graphene will likely play a large role in our future, yet very few people outside the scientific community have heard of it. [...]

Will AI enable the third stage of life?

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Max Tegmark, PhD at kurzweilai.net: In his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark explores the future of technology, life, [...]

The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2017)

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS 2017) will be held on October 11-12, 2017 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico. ISPCS has set the industry [...]

Brain-Like Neural Networks Study Space-Time Distortions at Breakneck Speed

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by By Sarah Lewin, Space.com Associate Editor: Researchers have used brain-like "neural networks" to analyze key distortions in space-time 10 million times faster than conventional methods can do so. The new study trained [...]

Environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

When environmental and soil chemist Baoshan Xing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst began reading in 2014 that a new, two-dimensional material known as layered black phosphorous (BP) was gaining the attention of biomedical researchers [...]

Frank Boehm of NanoApps Medical joins Chakravarthy Lab team

September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The primary goals of the Chakravarthy Lab are to investigate the pathophysiology and mechanisms of chronic pain in the context of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), diabetic neuropathy, persistent postsurgical pain and neuropathic pain.  Further, our lab focuses [...]

Google Has Started Adding Imagination to Its DeepMind AI

September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From futurism.com: Researchers have started developing artificial intelligence with imagination – AI that can reason through decisions and make plans for the future, without being bound by human instructions. Another way to put it would [...]

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists 

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Sarah Knapton: Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists. The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they [...]

Global Nanomedicine Market 2017-2021- Analysis and Trends

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at medgadget.com: This Nanomedicine market research is an intelligence report with meticulous efforts undertaken to study the right and valuable information. The data which has been looked upon is done considering both, [...]

How Medical Nanotech Will Change Humanity Forever

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by George Dvorsky: Futurists have long speculated that nanotechnology — the engineering of materials and devices at the molecular scale — will revolutionise virtually every field it touches, medicine being no exception. [...]

Nanolaser can Identify, Kill Metastasized Cancer Cells in Blood Stream

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article written by AZoNano: According to a new research work, a nanolaser called the spaser is capable of acting as a water-soluble, super-bright, biocompatible probe that has the potential to find metastasized cancer [...]

Available to rent on Kindle! Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions

August 26th, 2017|0 Comments

To accommodate students who wish to read the book at an affordable cost, we announce that Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions by Frank Boehm (CEO NanoApps Medical Inc.) is available to rent on Kindle. [...]

Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

By Dr Zara Kassam (Drug Target Review): Researchers have explained for the first time that the suppression of histone 1 causes cell damage and genomic instability… Researchers have explained for the first time that the [...]

Novel imaging approach offers insights into HIV’s lifecycle

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

By Dr Zara Kassam (Drug Target Review): A team of scientists have used a novel live-cell fluorescent imaging system that has allowed them for the first time to identify individual particles associated with HIV. The [...]

Researchers find switch that turns on immune cells tumour-killing ability

August 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers have shown how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on their cell-killing activities. When let-7 [...]

Nanoapps Medical added to list of Top 50 nanotechnology blogs

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to advise that we have been added to Feedspot's list of the Top 50 nanotechnology blogs on the web. Feedspot is a browser-based RSS feed reader and we use it to stay [...]

Malware Stored in Synthetic DNA Can Take Over a PC, Researchers Find

August 13th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article in the Wall Street Journal: University of Washington researchers figured out a way to use biology to infect computers with malicious code. In their experiments, the researchers stored malware in synthetic DNA [...]

Elon Musk issues a stark warning about A.I. – calls it a bigger threat than North Korea

August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea. [...]

Test uses nanotechnology to quickly diagnose Zika virus

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at medicalxpress.com: Washington University in St. Louis researchers have developed a test that quickly detects the presence of Zika virus in blood. Currently, testing for Zika requires that a blood sample be [...]

Investors bet big on AI for health diagnostics

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Jonathan Norris, Silicon Valley Bank: We’re seeing a new wave of venture investments in healthtech companies — especially those with strong artifical intelligence and machine learning components. Led by some of the [...]

Neuroreality: The New Reality is Coming. And It’s a Brain Computer Interface

August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Kristin Houser at futurism.com: With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz since the 1990s, but the Rift was [...]

Artificial Intelligence: Everything You Want to Know

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Liisi Ruuse at scoro.com: By the end of this 10-minute read, you will hopefully have a comprehensive overview about Artificial Intelligence (AI). What is Artificial Intelligence? We’ll try our best to give [...]

Nanoparticles trick body into accepting organ transplants

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications by hiding the donated tissue from the recipient’s immune system. About 25,000 organ transplants are performed in the U.S. each [...]

Nano Robots Video – Fast Facts

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  The Fast Facts Collection was originally produced for the edutainment reality TV program Stars of Science, a Qatar Foundation initiative. The program has successfully brought science and technology closer to millions of [...]

Terasem’s 12th Annual Workshop On Geoethical Nanotechnology, Second Life, July 202017

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

  Terasem’s 12th Annual Workshop On Geoethical Nanotechnology took place as usual on July 20 2017 in the Terasem sim, Second Life, with great talks by David Brin, Yalda Mousavinia, David Orban, and [...]

Israel’s vital contributions to nanotechnology

July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Lin Arison & Diana C. Stoll/The Desert and the Cities Sing: Writers Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll speak to Yeshayahu Talmon, a chemical engineer, about nanotech in Israel. Yeshayahu Talmon is [...]

RNA used to make ‘living computers’ for nanotechnology

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Tim Sandle at Digital Journal: Researchers from Arizona State University have demonstrated that living cells can be induced to carry out complex computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers. [...]

Dynamic chemistry produces nano-derived anticancer drugs

July 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Aalto University in Finland scientists have produced a new range of anticancer nanomaterials inspired by volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The process involves creating synthesized zinc peroxide nanoparticles. The Finnish researchers have successfully [...]

Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

"Nanotechnology: A Promising New Paradigm for the Control of Pain" is a new article - available at Pain Medicine, published by Oxford University Press. Written by Krishnan V. Chakravarthy (MD, PhD), Frank J. Boehm and Paul [...]

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg has ‘limited understanding’ of AI

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg just commented on artificial intelligence, saying people who warn of "doomsday scenarios" regarding AI are "pretty irresponsible." This did not sit well with Elon Musk, who returned fire on Twitter, saying Zuckerberg's understanding [...]

Chemists perform ‘surgery’ on nanoparticles

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A team of chemists led by Carnegie Mellon University's Rongchao Jin has for the first time conducted site-specific surgery on a nanoparticle. The procedure, which allows for the precise tailoring of nanoparticles, stands to advance [...]

Largest genome-wide study of lung cancer susceptibility conducted

July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

A new study conducted by an international team of lung cancer researchers, including Professor John Field from the University of Liverpool, have identified new genetic variants for lung cancer risk. Lung cancer continues to be [...]

USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

July 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing [...]

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2017

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a great opportunity to share your [...]

Elsevier launches The Hive to showcase Pharma/ biotech start-ups

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

From drugtargetreview.com: Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, has announced that applications and nominations for The Hive, its innovation hub for biotech and pharmaceutical startups, are now open. This year, at [...]

Rice U. nanoengineers create liquid-solid composites using clues from nature

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at nanotech.now: In research appearing online in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces, graduate student Peter Owuor, research scientist Chandra Sekhar Tiwary and colleagues from the laboratories of Rice Professor Pulickel Ajayan and [...]

Tesla wins bid to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery for South Australia

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised back in March that his electric car company, which also owns solar energy provider SolarCity, could help the state of South Australia with its routine weather-caused blackout issues. At the [...]

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems. The planet HIP 65426b was discovered by a group of astronomers and researchers from [...]

Nano-sized drug carriers could be the future for patients with lung disease

July 8th, 2017|0 Comments

From an article at phys.org by Ryan O'hare : Metallic nanomolecules capable of carrying drugs to exactly where they are needed could one day help to treat patients with a fatal lung condition. Scientists based [...]

Nanotechnology to protect astronauts from harmful radiation, and turn windows into mirrors

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

  Imagine a window that could instantly turn into mirror — the possibility is real, thanks to a breakthrough in nanotechnology by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU). They have developed a [...]

What Happens When Cyborg Tech Goes Beyond Medicine?

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Edd Gent: The age of the cyborg may be closer than we think. Rapidly improving medical robotics, wearables, and implants means many humans are already part machine, and this trend is [...]

Deep Learning at the Speed of Light on Nanophotonic Chips

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Deep learning has transformed the field of artificial intelligence, but the limitations of conventional computer hardware are already hindering progress. Researchers at MIT think their new “nanophotonic” processor could be the answer by carrying out [...]

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Computers don’t exist in a vacuum. They serve to solve problems, and the type of problems they can solve are influenced by their hardware. Graphics processors are specialized for rendering images; artificial intelligence processors for [...]

From Renewables to Batteries – Coatings to Sensors: How Nanotechnology is Helping to Combat Climate Change

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article posted by Nanoneophyte: Hamburg, Germany: The Hamburg G20 Summit where 20 of the world’s largest economies following the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris climate pact, will be searching for and talking about ways to combat Climate [...]

Google’s AI-Building AI Is a Step Toward Self-Improving AI

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From an article by Edd Gent: Reaching the technological singularity is almost certainly going to involve AI that is able to improve itself. Google may have now taken a small step along this path by [...]

How to train your drugs: from nanotherapeutics to nanobots (w/video)

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

  Nanotechnology is creating new opportunities for fighting disease – from delivering drugs in smart packaging to nanobots powered by the world’s tiniest engines. Chemotherapy benefits a great many patients but the side [...]

Nanostructured Filters in Shipping

June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

From Nano Orbit: Hardly anybody realizes that cargo ships rank among the biggest polluters of the planet. Approximately 55,000 cargo ships sail daily across oceans and are still powered by fuel that is much dirtier [...]

Nanotechnology Helps Expose Workings of Bacterial ‘Machines’

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

From AZoNano: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have probed the structure and material properties of protein mechanisms in bacteria, which have the ability to change carbon dioxide into sugar through photosynthesis. Details of this [...]

NASA Is Fast-Tracking Plans to Explore a Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion

June 17th, 2017|0 Comments

NASA's mission to visit the asteroid 16 Psyched has been fast-tracked and should happen in 2026. The agency will look at but not extract metals from the $10,000 quadrillion asteroid, which is worth more than [...]

Creating human super intelligence: winner of Spotlight Award 2017

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

  A major new European research prize, the first annual Frontiers Spotlight Award 2017, has been awarded to the editors of an exceptional research collection, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, on the augmentation [...]