About 2018-04-09T07:34:30+00:00

Imagine a world in which invasive surgery is obsolete, where $1000 per dose drugs and from $100,000 to $1.21 million per year in individual drug expenditures (alone) no longer exist.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.”

NanoApps Medical – Toward Optimal Health, for Life

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Quantum dots in brain could treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases

July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Tiny particles called quantum dots reduce symptoms in mice primed to develop a type of Parkinson’s disease, and also block formation of the toxic protein clumps in Alzheimer’s. They could one day be a [...]

Three Huge Ways Tech Is Overhauling Healthcare

July 15th, 2018|0 Comments

We are on the brink of a revolution in healthcare. AI is making the drug discovery process >100X faster and cheaper, and 90 percent more likely to succeed in clinical trials. Mobile health is [...]

Building a robotic eel that swims through your body

July 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Physicist Seth Fraden is developing a new generation of machines modeled on living creatures. His latest invention might one day treat disease by swimming its way through our blood. As a kid, physicist Seth [...]

Richard Feynman “Tiny Machines” Nanotechnology Lecture Video

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Richard Feynman gave his famous talk "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom" (Original Transcript Available Here : http://muonray.blogspot.ie/2012/12/ri...) on December 29th 1959 at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society at [...]

Boosting immune cells with nanoparticles

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Programming the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells has had promising results for treating blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia. This tactic has proven more challenging for solid tumors such as breast [...]

Analysis of Nanoparticles in Commercial Sunscreens

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Postnova Analytics has published a new application note that describes a new approach for analysis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in commercial sunscreens. The technique, which combines Inverse Supercritical Fluid Extraction (I-SFE) and Miniaturized Asymmetrical [...]

Future Space Tourists Might Have To Train Before Their Trips

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Leave it to Richard Branson to find motivation to go to the gym in traveling to space. On Tuesday, a ship from Brason’s space flight company, Virgin Galactic, achieved supersonic speed in a test [...]

Artificial Intelligence to Boost Liquid Biopsies

July 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Machine-learning algorithms tuned to detecting cancer DNA in the blood could pave the way for personalized cancer care. copyright by www.the-scientist.com Modern cancer medicine is hampered by two big challenges—detecting cancers when they are [...]

Engineer to combine math, machine learning and signal processing to lay groundwork for high-resolution microscope

July 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Like our eyes, microscopes are limited in what they can see because of their resolution, or their ability to see detail. The detail, or information, from the object is there, but some of it [...]

Can blockchain be hacked? Spoiler alert… YES!

July 6th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag : Blockchain, by some seen as the answer to every problem, is promoted by many, including myself, as a possible solution for many cyber security issues. The [...]

AI that improves healthcare efficiency also threatens profits

July 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Some medical technologies that use artificial intelligence might benefit patients but result in a drop in health system revenues. This could make widespread adoption of AI in medicine a tough sell. Healthcare is a [...]

The 9 Companies Behind the A.I. Acquisition Boom

July 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Tech giants like IBM and Google have invested billions internally in A.I. research, but the past few years have also seen a wave of acquisitions, as big companies buy up startups to obtain top [...]

Diabetic Neuropathy Overview – What Is Diabetic Nerve Pain?

July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

From endocrineweb.com: Diabetes can damage nerves throughout your body. In fact diabetic neuropathy (neuro- means nerves; -pathy means disease or suffering) is the most common, chronic complication of diabetes according to the American Diabetes [...]

Frank Boehm of NanoApps Medical and Chakravarthy Lab team

July 2nd, 2018|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 [...]

Digital Globalization and Global Health Care Equivalency

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The process of globalization is entering a new era characterized by soaring flows of cross-border information. As the locus shifts from physical networks of production and trade to global information networks. The global [...]

ING Bank Survey Reveals Interest in Crypto Will Double in Near Future

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Research company Ipsos on behalf of ING Bank B.V. has conducted a study on how cryptocurrencies are perceived across Europe, Australia and the U.S., which reveals that interest in the technology is expected to [...]

Crowdfunding: a way for everyone to help change the future of medicine

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Scott Wagers MD: A challenge that anyone working to bring new technology, therapies, or approaches from proof of concept to clinic implementation is funding. I have been tracking the concept [...]

Systems Thinking for Cybersecurity Education

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Ludmila Morozova-Buss on LinkedIn: A word ‘unprecedented’ seems too weak to convey just how much the dimensionless operational space of digital (r)evolution requires instantaneous reaction. Striving for knowledge brought me far beyond my personal [...]

Google’s Masterplan for Healthcare

June 25th, 2018|0 Comments

My Apple health chatbot referred me to the Amazon hospital where I got Google drugs... Verily, Calico, Deepmind - more than 150 patents in life sciences and countless collaborations with pharma companies. The search [...]

New Nanofabrication Technique Can Speed Up DNA Sequencing

June 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

The laborious, uneconomical process of sequencing DNA molecules - a technology used to identify, diagnose, and perhaps find treatments for diseases - could become much faster and cheaper thanks to a new nanofabrication technique [...]

Frank Boehm (NA CEO) signs with IOP for Book on Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface

June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

NanoApps Medical Inc. CEO Frank Boehm has signed with IOP Publishing to produce Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications - a book that will explore the notion of a nanomedically enabled Brain/Cloud Interface (B/CI). [...]

Who owns what in outer space?

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

In 2015 Congress passed a law to legalise mining in outer space—the first of its kind in the world. Firms that some day manage to mine asteroids for resources like water or precious metals [...]

Public, permissionless blockchains and the EU’s GDPR: The coming clash between technology and the law?

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

From a blog by VALID advisor Christian Sillaber, Senior Researcher on IT-Security The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. It is already clear that the new [...]

Women in Tech 2018: What the Statistics Tell Us

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Ludmila Morozova-Buss on TechNative: Women have played a role in computer technology since its inception. Many credit Ava Lovelace as the first computer programmer, in a time before computers even existed, [...]

Minimalist biostructures designed to create nanomaterials

June 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers of the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB-UAB) have generated four peptides, molecules smaller than proteins, capable of self-assembling in a controlled manner to form nanomaterials. The research, published in the journal ACS [...]

Nanophotonic System Translates Molecules into Bar Codes

June 17th, 2018|0 Comments

EPFL scientists have developed a unique system that can be used for detecting and analyzing molecules with very a level of high precision and without using any bulky equipment. This latest development paves the [...]

Squeezing light at the nanoscale

June 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new technique to squeeze infrared light into ultra-confined spaces, generating an intense, nanoscale antenna that could be [...]

Breakthrough in controlling DNA-based robots

June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers have devised a magnetic control system to make tiny DNA-based robots move on demand -- and much faster than recently possible. In the journal Nature Communications, Carlos Castro and Ratnasingham Sooryakumar and their [...]

International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2018

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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

Can’t Navigate The Moral And Ethical Implications Of AI? There’s An App For That!

June 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Bank of America and Harvard University have collaborated on a new initiative designed to make the complex technologies behind artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) more universally beneficial and accessible to the global workforce. [...]

A graphene nanocomposite turbocharge for lithium batteries

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Lithium-ion batteries are the ultimate benchmark when it comes to mobile phones, tablet devices, and electric cars. Their storage capacity and power density are far superior to other rechargeable battery systems. Despite all the [...]

European Commission publishes its €94.1B Horizon Europe proposal

June 10th, 2018|0 Comments

EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas sent the European Parliament and member states a €94.1 billion research budget proposal on Thursday outlining increases in basic science spending and a blueprint for a new innovation council [...]

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer [...]

Single molecular insulator pushes boundaries of current state of the art

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Ever shrinking transistors are the key to faster and more efficient computer processing. Since the 1970s, advancements in electronics have largely been driven by the steady pace with which these tiny components have grown [...]

New Nanoparticles Used to Detect Excessive Scarring of Wounds

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Clinicians presently find it hard to predict how scars will form after surgery or after a burn wound, without using invasive testing. The research team used new nanoparticles in animals and human skin samples [...]

AI-Based Technique Could Accelerate Creation of Specialized Nanoparticles

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

MIT physicists have developed a new method that could someday provide a way to customize multilayered nanoparticles with preferred properties, potentially for use in cloaking systems, displays, or biomedical devices. It may also help [...]

Mechanotargeting of cancer cells

June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Diseased cells such as metastatic cancer cells have markedly different mechanical properties that can be used to improve targeted drug uptake, according to a team of researchers at Penn State. Many labs around the [...]

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

June 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day [...]

Frank Boehm (CEO NanoAppsMedical Inc.) interview on 21st Century Radio

June 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Dr. Bob Hieronimus hosted an in depth two-hour long interview with NanoApps Medical CEO Frank Boehm, who initially discussed his first book, and his three new books in progress. Among the topics of discussion [...]

Blockchain and business: Looking beyond the hype

June 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The term blockchain can elicit reactions ranging from a blank stare (from the majority of the general public) to evangelical fervour (from over-enthusiastic early adopters). But most people who know a bit about the [...]

Scientists taught an AI system to diagnose brain cancer

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Sure, artificial intelligence might end up being the downfall of humanity as we know it — that is, if Elon Musk’s fears come to fruition — but for the time being it’s actually quite [...]

Water is not the same as water

May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Water molecules exist in two different forms with almost identical physical properties. For the first time, researchers have succeeded in separating the two forms to show that they can exhibit different chemical reactivities. These [...]

The NanoApps Medical Inc. website is GDPR compliant

May 26th, 2018|0 Comments

This site (www.nanoappsmedical.com) is now GDPR compliant and addressing the requirements of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. This is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for [...]

Scientists crack code to cheap, small carbon nanotubes

May 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That’s essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning the carbon dioxide [...]

World’s smallest house made using nanotechnology

May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Scientists have assembled the world’s smallest house by using a combination of robotics and nanotechnology. The micro-house even has a door that a house mite can fit through. The house has been devised, according [...]

Quantum dot technique can track drug and gene delivery to cells

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

With targeted drug and gene therapies, finding the target cells is only half the battle. Once these agents reach a cell’s surface, they still have to get inside and do their job. University of [...]

New nano building block takes a bow

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Boron nitride nanotubes are primed to become effective building blocks for next-generation composite and polymer materials based on a new discovery at Rice University – and a previous one. Scientists at known-for-nano [...]

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 [...]

A new point-of-need nanodiagnostic for better healthcare

May 7th, 2018|0 Comments

The Nano4 project takes fast, reliable and low-cost molecular point of care (POC) diagnostic tools down to the nano-scale, offering better healthcare outcomes for patients. Medics working in migratory hotspots, in countries with low [...]

Deadly nanoparcel for cancer cells

May 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Most tumors contain regions of low oxygen concentration where cancer therapies based on the action of reactive oxygen species are ineffective. Now, American scientists have developed a hybrid nanomaterial that releases a free-radical-generating prodrug [...]

The 40 Most Exciting Questions in Digital Health

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

According to Plato and Aristotle, philosophy begins in wonder. You start to question the shape of the clouds or why the ants are working in hives, the next thing you know you already contemplate [...]

Course set to overcome mismatch between lab-designed nanomaterials and nature’s complexity

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Cells and the machinery they encase are soft matter - shape-shifting multicomponent systems with an overwhelming richness of forms. But, these squishy packages are hard targets for potential therapeutic and diagnostic applications that exploit [...]

Enhancing light-molecule interactions via crystal lattice vibrations

April 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers from CIC-nanoGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain), in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center (San Sebastián, Spain), Materials Physics Center (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain) and University of Oviedo demonstrate a new way to [...]

Einstein’s ‘spooky action’ goes massive

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Perhaps the strangest prediction of quantum theory is entanglement, a phenomenon whereby two distant objects become intertwined in a manner that defies both classical physics and a “common-sense” understanding of reality. In 1935, Albert [...]

Lighting up DNA-based nanostructures

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The term ‘DNA origami’ refers to a method for the design and self-assembly of complex molecular structures with nanometer precision. The technique exploits the base-pairing interactions between single-stranded DNA molecules of known [...]

How Are Nanoparticles Used in SERS?

April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Introduction Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) uses both roughened metal surfaces and nanoparticles in colloidal solutions to enhance the Raman signal. Recent research has also had a focus on zinc oxide nanostructures. Nanoparticles are more [...]

New Nanoscale Transistor May Pave Way for High-Performance Wearable Smart Tech

April 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at The University of Manchester and Shandong University in China have developed a nanoscale transistor that will be one step closer to enabling the creation of flexible televisions, phones, and tablets as well [...]

Is Nanotechnology found in food?

April 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Recently, applications of nanotechnology are in the lime light in all the sectors including food and nutrition. Food nanotechnology is becoming new frontiers of this century. The applications of nanotechnology in food and agriculture [...]

Man-made antibodies show promise in attacking cancer cells in animal models

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Using chemotherapy along with aptamers – lab-made molecules that function like antibodies — researchers have shown that they can zero in on and kill prostate cancer tumours in mice while leaving healthy tissue unscathed. [...]

Frank Boehm (CEO NanoAppsMedical Inc.) interview on 21st Century Radio – April 29 8-10 pm EST

April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Frank Boehm (CEO of NanoApps Medical, Inc.) will be interviewed by Dr. Bob Hieronimus , host of 21st Century Radio in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, April, 29th from 8-10 pm EST. Dr. Bob and [...]

A Drug-Resistant Strain of Typhoid Is Going to Spread, Scientists Fear

April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

One more mutation, and the strain could become untreatable. The first “extensively drug-resistant” strain of typhoid is spreading through Pakistan, leaving scientists concerned about a deadly outbreak and the rise of other drug-resistant diseases. [...]

Scientists measure the energy levels of single molecules on insulators

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Our understanding of single-molecule electronics has become clearer and the answer involved using a common household item – salt. Building off of a previous paper in 2009 (Science, "Measuring the Charge State of an [...]

Mimicking nanoscale natural movements with the help of DNA origami

April 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems together with researchers at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Stuttgart use a technique called DNA origami to mimic a multitude of vital [...]

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us ‘Godlike’

April 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers. “We’re going to be funnier. We’re going [...]

Observing biological nanotransporters

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

A research team of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) was able to describe with atomic detail how molecules are transported through biological membranes. Computer simulations and spectroscopic experiments provided insights into the work of so-called [...]

Nanoparticles for lung cancer pass next test

April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

The most common type of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), continues to be difficult to treat, with five year survival rates of about 36 percent for stage 3A tumors. Jefferson College of [...]

Glance Technologies to Host Future of Blockchain Summit in Vancouver

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Glance Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: GLNNF) (CSE: GET) is pleased to announce The Future of Blockchain (glance.tech/blockchain), which is a full-day summit hosted by Glance taking place May 8th, 2018 in Vancouver BC. Blockchain, a [...]

Blockchain technology can transform healthcare: Expert

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Healthcare is one of the sectors that could immensely benefit from implementing block-chain technology, an expert said. Bahrain’s healthcare sector should look toward blockchain as a source of improvement in how it stores and [...]

Release of Virtual Humans film from Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) in the framework of CompBioMed H2020 Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine, led by University College London, has produced a short film showing the possibilities of using High [...]

Five important biomedical technology breakthroughs

April 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Now you can build your own low-cost 3-D bioprinter by modifying a standard commercial desktop 3-D printer for under $500 — thanks to an open-source “LVE 3-D” design developed by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) [...]

Twisting laser light offers the chance to probe the nano-scale

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

A new method to sensitively measure the structure of molecules has been demonstrated by twisting laser light and aiming it at miniscule gold gratings to separate out wavelengths. The technique could potentially be used [...]

Single-cell mRNA cytometry via sequence-specific nanoparticle clustering and trapping

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new technology for a “liquid biopsy” to identify which patients might not respond to standard therapy for prostate cancer before it is delivered. Prostate cancer [...]

The Opioid Epidemic – Addressing Pain in the 21st Century

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article published in My Authentic Life. Written by Dr. Krishnan V. Chakravarthy MD, PhD - Laboratory Head Chakravarthy Lab San Diego, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine UCSD Health and VA San [...]

Latest Nano-Positioning and Precision Motion Control Systems Display at Optics+Photonics

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

  Optics & Photonics is known as the premier show in North America for the latest advancements in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation. In San [...]

Bacteria Coerced to 3D Print Nanocellulose Implants

March 31st, 2018|0 Comments

In a quest to make more realistic, safer, and personalizable tissue replacement implants, bacterial cellulose nanofibers are being looked on as a viable material. They are naturally biocompatible, biodegradable, withstand heat well, and have [...]

Sugar-coated nanosheets selectively target pathogens

March 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers have developed a process for creating ultrathin, self-assembling sheets of synthetic materials that can function like designer flypaper in selectively binding with viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. In this way the new platform, [...]

Dragonfly-inspired nanocoating kills bacteria upon contact

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Studies have shown that the wings of dragonflies and cicadas prevent bacterial growth due to their natural structure. The surfaces of their wings are covered in nanopillars making them look like a bed of [...]

HERMES for Direct Measurement of Temperature at Nanoscale

March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

A group of researchers headed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has discovered an innovative method to find out the local temperature of a material from an area with a width [...]

2D materials for aerosolizable nanoelectronics

March 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Tiny floating robots could be useful in all kinds of ways, for example, to probe the human gut for disease or to search the environment for pollutants. In a step toward such devices, researchers [...]

CRISPR Can Now Hitch a Ride on Nanoparticles to Battle Disease

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

It started like any other day. Dr. Hao Yin walked into the lab at MIT, ready to check on his transgenic mice. He had no idea he was about to make history. Yin’s mice [...]

Scientists invented method of catching bacteria with ‘photonic hook’

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

An international research team discovered a new type of curved light beams, dubbed a "photonic hook". Photonic hooks are unique, as their radius of curvature is two times smaller than their wavelength. This [...]

Researchers discover new accuracies in cancer-fighting, nanomedicine drug delivery

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

A promising discovery for advanced cancer therapy reveals that the efficiency of drug delivery in DNA nanostructures depends on their shapes, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Kansas. [...]

DARPA-funded ‘body on a chip’ microfluidic system could revolutionize drug evaluation

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

MIT bioengineers have developed a new microfluidic platform technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are tested in humans. The microfluidic platform can connect 3D [...]

Nanofiber dressings heal wounds, promote regeneration

March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed new wound dressings that dramatically accelerate healing and improve tissue regeneration. [...]

Nanospears deliver genetic material to cells with pinpoint accuracy

March 17th, 2018|0 Comments

In a step toward accelerating the production of new gene therapies, scientists report in ACS Nano ("Precision-Guided Nanospears for Targeted and High-Throughput Intracellular Gene Delivery") that they have developed remote-controlled, needle-like nanospears capable of piercing [...]

Building a better ion channel

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Artificial ion channels developed by A*STAR researchers could pave the way for new kinds of antibacterial agents and biomedical sensors (J. Am. Chem. Soc., "Combinatorial evolution of fast-conducting highly selective K+-channels via modularly tunable directional [...]

Novel nanocontainers for anticancer drug delivery on demand

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

With the goal of minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy on healthy tissues, a team of researchers at the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have developed novel nanocontainers [...]

Researchers from MIPT study a nanoscaffold for heart cells

March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Biophysicists from MIPT have studied the structure of a nanofibrous scaffold, as well as its interaction with rat cardiac cells. The study, which is part of the research into heart tissue regeneration, revealed that cardiomyocytes — heart muscle cells — [...]

What are quantum computers and how do they work? WIRED explains

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

From an article by Abigail Beall and Matt Reynolds at Wired UK: Google, IBM and a handful of startups are racing to create the next generation of supercomputers. Quantum computers, if they ever get started, [...]

Capturing brain signals with soft electronics

March 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Klas Tybrandt, principal investigator at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University, has developed new technology for long-term stable neural recording. It is based on a novel elastic material composite, which is biocompatible and [...]

Comparison shows value of DNA barcoding in selecting nanoparticles

March 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The first direct comparison of in vitro and in vivo screening techniques for identifying nanoparticles that may be used to transport therapeutic molecules into cells shows that testing in lab dishes isn't much help in [...]

New release – Global Health Impacts of Nanotechnology Law: A Tool for Stakeholder Engagement

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Small things add up: trillions of dollars of products applying nanotechnology have been marketed to consumers promising new medicines, strong packaging to protect goods from contamination, stronger eyelash mascara and long-lasting lipstick, construction materials for [...]

A treasure trove for nanotechnology experts

March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

2D materials, which consist of a few layers of atoms, may well be the future of nanotechnology. They offer potential new applications and could be used in small, higher-performance and more energy-efficient devices. 2D materials [...]

New synthetic molecule can kill five types of deadly drug-resistant superbugs

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

An international research team led by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and IBM Research developed a synthetic molecule that can kill five deadly types [...]

Nanomedicine and Spaceflight

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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), [...]

Controlled release of nanohydrogel from halloysite nanotubes

March 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Since the early days of nanotechnology in medicine, nanocarriers – nanostructures that are used to transport therapeutic compounds inside living organisms – have been attracting the interest of researchers because of their great potential in [...]

Measuring deep-brain neurons’ electrical signals at high speed with light instead of electrodes

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a new approach to measure electrical activity deep in the brain: using light — an easier, faster, and more informative method than inserting electrodes. They’ve developed a new light-sensitive protein [...]

Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensional

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

An international research consortium has developed the first computer model to include 3D in the representation of human metabolic processes. To this end, the researchers integrated the three-dimensional structures of over 4,000 metabolic products, or [...]

Flexible warped nanographene developed for bioimaging

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

An international team of scientists has developed a water-soluble "warped nanographene", a flexible molecule that is biocompatible and shows promise for fluorescent cell imaging. The new nanographene molecule also induces cell death when exposed to [...]

Carbon nanotube yarn taps nerves for electroceutical treatments and diagnostics

February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Ingested or injected pharmaceuticals can target specific molecules involved in disease processes, but get distributed throughout the body where they can cause unwanted side effects. An approach known as electroceuticals aims to avoid systemic exposure [...]

Researchers combine metalens with an artificial muscle (w/video)

February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Inspired by the human eye, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed an adaptive metalens, that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye. The adaptive [...]

Nanomushroom sensors: One material, many applications

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

A small rectangle of pink glass, about the size of a postage stamp, sits on Professor Amy Shen's desk. Despite its outwardly modest appearance, this little glass slide has the potential to revolutionize a wide [...]

Biodegradable Bandage Based on Nanofibers

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

For the very first time in Russia, researchers from NUST MISIS have developed a novel therapeutic material based on nanofibers. The nanofibers are composed of polycaprolactone altered with plasma components of human blood and a [...]

Tiny, light-powered wires to modulate brain’s electrical signals

February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

The human brain largely remains a black box: How the network of fast-moving electrical signals turns into thought, movement and disease remains poorly understood. But it is electrical, so it can be hacked—the question is [...]

A nanowire array to screen drugs for neurodegenerative diseases

February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Using resources at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a team built tiny wires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail (Nano Letters, "High density individually addressable nanowire arrays record intracellular [...]

Nanoparticles act as surgical blades for improved dental surgery

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Currently, more than 80 nanotechnologies have been approved for a variety of medical applications, from treating cancer to bioimaging to tissue remodeling. Now in a new study, researchers have shown that enzyme-containing nanoparticles can perform [...]

A synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer drugs within a tumor

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have successfully treated a cancerous tumor using a "nano-factory" – a synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer proteins within the tumor tissue. The research, which was published in Advanced Healthcare Materials, [...]

Long-Term Delivery of Nanomedicines

February 19th, 2018|0 Comments

A good deal of the field of nanomedicine is focused on delivering drugs to specific sites within the body, such as specific organs or cancer tumors. While many nanomedicines have well developed targeting mechanisms, they [...]

VR Allows Scientists to Walk Through Cancer Cells

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

UNSW researchers are revolutionising medical research by creating virtual reality technology that allows scientists to walk around the landscape of human cells. Ground-breaking virtual reality technology is allowing multiple scientists to see inside a human [...]

Medical devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

February 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Medical devices, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, are vulnerable to cyberattacks if they are not given regular security updates. Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, released [...]

All-terrain microbot moves by tumbling over complex topography (w/video)

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

  A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications. The “microscale magnetic tumbling robot,” or µTUM (microTUM), is about 400 by 800 [...]

Nanobots Will Be Flowing Through Your Body by 2030

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

  In the next 10 or so years, your blood will probably be streaming with tiny nanorobots there to help keep you from getting sick or even transmit your thoughts to a wireless [...]

Nanomedical Brain/Cloud Interface: Explorations and Implications

February 11th, 2018|0 Comments

A New Book in Preparation by Frank Boehm This book embarks on an in depth exploration of the future (hypothetical) possibility that the cerebral cortex of the human brain might be seamlessly, safely, and securely [...]

First hybrid nanotechnology device mimicking blood-brain barrier

February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous system from external substances, such [...]

Change Observed in Molecular Structure of Nano-Confined Liquid Crystals

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers have analyzed an interesting form of self-assembly in liquid crystals, at PETRA III X-ray source at DESY — on filling the liquid crystals into cylindrical nanopores and heating them, ordered rings are formed by [...]

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. The University of Cincinnati is developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent [...]

Cancer-Fighting Nanovaccines Activate Immune Cells to Target Tumor

February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Although cancer-fighting nanovaccines have demonstrated immense potential, their clinical application has been hindered by complexities in quality control, large-scale manufacturing, and protection. Biomedical engineers from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have [...]

Applying machine learning to the universe’s mysteries

February 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Computers can beat chess champions, simulate star explosions, and forecast global climate. We are even teaching them to be infallible problem-solvers and fast learners. And now, physicists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National [...]

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a group of researchers [...]