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 on how volatile anesthetics and various pain modulators affect host immunity to viral and bacterial infections.

Frank Boehm has been involved with nanotechnology and especially nanomedicine since 1996.

He initiated and serves as CEO of NanoApps Medical Incorporated. The aim of this company is to investigate and develop advanced, innovative, and cost effective nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic devices and systems for the benefit of individuals in both the developing and developed worlds.

Frank is the author of Nanomedical Device and Systems Design: Challenges, Possibilities, Visions, which was published by CRC Press, and is currently generating two new books. He will serve as Industry Liaison for the Chakravarthay Lab, and work to facilitate and expedite the translation of advanced nanomedical technologies to commercialization on a global scale.

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Recent News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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), [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]