Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine was initially brought to the world’s attention by Dr. Robert Freitas Jr. through his visionary and exquisitely comprehensive Nanomedicine book series. Freitas was the first to conceptualize, describe, and conduct thoroughly detailed analyses of a diverse range of advanced autonomous nanomedical devices comprised of diamondoid materials, including his conceptual Respirocyte , which is a nanomedical artificial red blood cell, the Chromallocyte, which would facilitate total chromosome replacement, and various other cellrepair nanodevices. He continues to break new ground with further sophisticated nanomedical devices and systems, as well as in depth investigations of diamond Mechanosynthetic molecular manufacturing.

Nanomedicine comprises one of the most potent applications of nanotechnology, which holds great promise for the initiation of positive paradigm shifts across multiple medical domains. There is a powerful and rapidly increasing trend toward the emergence of more compact, minimally invasive, smarter, more precise, and efficacious medical technologies.  Nanomedical diagnostics and therapeutics operate at the cellular, organellar, and molecular levels; precisely where many disease processes have their genesis, and from which they emanate. Hence, nanomedicine holds strong potential for the highly accurate preemptive diagnoses and efficacious treatment of many diseases, prior to their having the opportunity to proliferate.

Currently, the sophisticated autonomous medical nanorobots that are conceptualized in Frank’s book do not exist; however, they are anticipated to arrive with the emergence of molecular manufacturing (MM), which will enable the atomically precise assembly of specific atoms and molecules according to predetermined computer programs/designs to fabricate sophisticated nanomedical components and completely self-contained autonomous nanomedical devices. The prerequisites for nanomedical device autonomy encompass a number of critically important nanoscale components including nanoelectronics, quantum computation, nanometric photonic devices (e.g., lasers to facilitate certain cell repair operations), communications, propulsion, and navigation, to name a few.

The most advanced, albeit relatively still formative nanomedical systems of today comprise various classes of single and multifunctional, solid or hollow (for drug molecule loading) nanoparticles that are typically “decorated” with targeting agents such as monoclonal antibodies, oligonucleotides, peptides, streptavidin and the like, to locate and connect with their targets (e.g., cancer cells, plaque deposits, etc.) in vivo within the patient. These rudimentary nanoparticles; however, are devoid of intelligence and robotic agility; hence, they do not qualify as the highly advanced autonomous nanorobots that are anticipated to perform in the body in ways that will revolutionize medicine.

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International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2018

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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 [...]

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

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Quantum dot technique can track drug and gene delivery to cells

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New nano building block takes a bow

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

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A new point-of-need nanodiagnostic for better healthcare

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Deadly nanoparcel for cancer cells

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Einstein’s ‘spooky action’ goes massive

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

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

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Scientists measure the energy levels of single molecules on insulators

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Mimicking nanoscale natural movements with the help of DNA origami

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Observing biological nanotransporters

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Nanoparticles for lung cancer pass next test

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Glance Technologies to Host Future of Blockchain Summit in Vancouver

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Blockchain technology can transform healthcare: Expert

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

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Five important biomedical technology breakthroughs

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

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

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The Opioid Epidemic – Addressing Pain in the 21st Century

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

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Bacteria Coerced to 3D Print Nanocellulose Implants

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Sugar-coated nanosheets selectively target pathogens

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

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HERMES for Direct Measurement of Temperature at Nanoscale

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

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CRISPR Can Now Hitch a Ride on Nanoparticles to Battle Disease

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Scientists invented method of catching bacteria with ‘photonic hook’

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

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

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

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

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

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Novel nanocontainers for anticancer drug delivery on demand

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

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

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Capturing brain signals with soft electronics

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

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Nanomedicine and Spaceflight

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Flexible warped nanographene developed for bioimaging

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Carbon nanotube yarn taps nerves for electroceutical treatments and diagnostics

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Biodegradable Bandage Based on Nanofibers

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

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A nanowire array to screen drugs for neurodegenerative diseases

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

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

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VR Allows Scientists to Walk Through Cancer Cells

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

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Nanobots Will Be Flowing Through Your Body by 2030

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Zero Gravity Graphene Promises Success In Space – with Video

  Working as part of a collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre tested graphene in microgravity conditions for the first time while aboard [...]

Quick HIV detection method could diagnose early disease

A test capable of detecting HIV early using more efficient, robust methods has been developed by researchers at Imperial. The test in question could also be adapted to be used in other infectious diseases such [...]

Nanomachines in living systems – on route to microcyborgs

From interaction with bacteria, propulsion based on cells, in vivo medical applications to even intracellular applications, the rapidly expanding development of micro- and nanomachines with sizes comparable to or even smaller than mammalian cells, has [...]

2015 Feynman Prize winner named 2018 Australian of the Year – Sydney scientist Professor Michelle Simmons

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Blockchain Balance Issues: Why The Industry Needs Female Leaders

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No human technology can fully replace “nature’s technology” – Time to bring our planet back from the brink

No human technology can fully replace “nature’s technology”, perfected over hundreds of millions of years in delivering key services to sustain life on Earth. A productive, diverse natural world and a stable climate have been [...]

European Commission supporting 34 incubators & tech centers from 13 EU countries. More to follow.

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The pace of technological change is accelerating – and every new year seems to bring a more incredible list of scientific breakthroughs than the last. This time 2017 is no exception, and the year was [...]

New neuron-like cells allow investigation into synthesis of vital cellular components

Neuron-like cells created from a readily available cell line have allowed researchers to investigate how the human brain makes a metabolic building block essential for the survival of all living organisms. A team led by [...]

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a nickel, that can track the movement of extremely tiny amounts of [...]

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers at the Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), a Severo Ochoa research centre located in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) Campus and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), [...]

3D printing directly inside the body made possible by this Swiss needle

Medical 3D printing in the subject of a new paper from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland discussing the possibility of endoscopic 3D printing inside the body. Using a photopolymer loaded needle, [...]

The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genes

The new research shows that, although tightly packed, heterochromatin is perhaps less dense than previously thought. Made up of nucleosomes--roll-shaped bundles of DNA and protein--the heterochromatin is connected by a velcro-like feature called "Heterochromatin Protein [...]

Nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuries

An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injuries, strokes, and [...]

3D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body part

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of Penn State engineers believe they have a way to create the structural [...]

What if editing genes could fight rare diseases? [EU Science and Technology Podcast]

  From a post written by Mihalis Kritikos, posted by Scientific Foresight (STOA) at the EU: A new technique to simplify gene editing might herald a new era of genetic modification. What are [...]

Health 4.0 as part of the HealthCare Innovation Week. January 16 – 17 in Düsseldorf, Germany

Health 4.0 is a venue that brings together bright minds in healthcare to focus on the future. The biannual venue features great possibilities to network between payers and those offering their services in the healthcare [...]

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

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

Dr. Johannes Lierfeld – Do nanoethics exist? Nanoethics in the advent of advanced nano medicine

  Dr. Johannes Lierfeld at the Innovate Healthcare Hackathon Cologne, Germany. "Do nanoethics exist? Are they a distinct field or a scientific phantasma? Forget that academic rubbish - we have to act now [...]

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